Originally Posted by The Infernal
I have to agree. It sounds like a miss aimed nod to the fans, it devalues the costume itself and makes it some random throwaway disguise.
Have you been reading the context of the costume's appearance?
Because said reasoning for its use is ten times more valid & relevant to character development & storytelling than any justification for it that ever existed in the books.
Its one of the best emotional moments between Wolverine & Mariko. To see this monster butcher all those people & then realize its the man she loves...she can't get close to him to calm or console him...when they lock eyes through the mask she sees just how far away from her he is now, and so does he. She cries, he goes right back to killing.
Its quite brilliant.