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James Howlett, Wolverine
| James Howlett
Age: near 100, but appears in his prime.
Affiliation: Justice Avengers
Custom Title: Wolverine
PlayBy: Hugh Jackman
James Howlett stands at 5'3" tall and weighs approximately 300 lbs (with the adamantium skeleton). He has black hair, and blue eyes. He has sideburns and a fairly unkempt hairstyle, although he is sometimes seen with the devils point style. He wears jeans and a leather jacket, along with boots.personality
Wolverine is a rough warrior type. He has a fairly dark sense of humor, and is fairly closed off. He is fiercely loyal to the few people he has let into his life however. He develops few extremely deep relationships, instead of many shallow ones. He is a leader, whether he likes it or not. He has a fierce sense of honor that he will never betray. He believes especially in taking care of those close to you, and being honest. He is one of the few "heroes" who are willing to kill. He only does in extreme scenarios, where an innocents life hangs in the balance, but he still believes in doing what is necessary. However, due to Wolverines mutation, he has an animalistic side to him as well. When he "goes berserk" James is an animal. He still retains some willpower, but for most intents and purposes, he will kill anything in his path.extraordinary
As a leader Wolverine is more of the example type. He is a great tactician, but he prefers to be in the thick of things as opposed to the general commander. He is not a fantastic speaker, but he's able to inspire his friends with his presence. He is also a father figure to many of the younger x-men. He takes that role very seriously, and cares for the people who put their trust in him.
Regeneration: Wolverine's primary mutant power is an accelerated healing process that enables him to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue with far greater efficiency than an ordinary human. Wolverine's accelerated healing powers have been commonly referred to as his mutant healing factor. The full extent and speed of Wolverine's healing factor isn't known. He has been shown to fully heal from numerous gunshot wounds, severe burns covering most of his body, and regenerate missing eyes within a matter of seconds. Among the more extreme depictions of his accelerated healing factor involves him having his skin, muscles, and internal organs incinerated from his skeleton only to fully regenerate the tissue within minutes. Adamantium plays a crucial role in the speed of Wolverine's healing as well because of the fact that it produces a poison that his immune system fights off regularly. It is said that without the Adamantium his healing rate increases.This power even amends psychological wounds inflicted as a result of traumatic experiences. However, Wolverine's healing powers force his mind to suppress the memories, sometimes resulting in amnesia. Wolverine sometimes calls this his mental scar tissue. It also provides him with immunity to all disease and most foreign chemicals, and extreme resistance to nature. His healing factor also causes him to age more slowly than the average human, resulting in an elongated lifespan.weaknesses
Adamantium Laced Skeleton: Not part of Wolverine's natural mutant attributes, Wolverine's entire skeleton, including his bone claws, is laced with the rare, artificial, and virtually indestructible alloy known as True Adamantium. As a result, Wolverine's bones are virtually unbreakable. The presence of the Adamantium has further enhanced the already razor sharp edge of Wolverine's bone claws. Aside from being practically indestructible, the claws are capable of cutting any solid material, with the known exception of True Adamantium and Proto-Adamantium (Captain America's shield). However, Wolverine's ability to slice completely through a substance depends upon the thickness of the substance and the amount of force he can exert. The Adamantium also weights his blows, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of his punches and kicks.
Superhumanly Acute Senses: Wolverine possesses superhumanly acute senses that are comparable to those of certain animals. He can see at far greater distances, with perfect clarity, than an ordinary human. He retains this same level of clarity even in near total darkness. His hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, allowing him to detect sounds ordinary humans can't or to hear at much greater distances. He is able to recognize people and objects by scent, even if they are well hidden. He can track a target by scent, even if the scent has been greatly eroded by time and weather factors, with an extraordinary degree of success. Wolverine can also use his keen sense of smell to detect lies due to chemical changes within a person's scent. These senses stem from, at least partially, his constant cellular regeneration, as are his enhanced physical capabilities.
Superhuman Strength: Wolverine's Mutant Healing Factor enables him to push his muscles beyond the natural limits of the human body without injury, granting him some degree of superhuman strength. His natural strength is augmented by the demand placed on his musculature due to the presence of over 100 pounds of Adamantium bonded to his skeleton, which also removes the natural limitations of the human skeletal structure by allowing him to lift weights that would damage a human skeleton. Wolverine has been depicted with sufficient strength to break steel chains and he supports the weight of a dozen men with one arm. Wolverine's strength is enough to allow him to press somewhere in excess of 800 lbs but not more than 2 tons.
Superhuman Stamina: Wolverine's mutant healing factor grants him high immunity against lactic acid and other fatigue toxins generated by his muscles during physical activity. Wolverine can sustain himself at peak capacity for several days.
Superhuman Agility: Wolverine's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels beyond the natural physical limits and capabilities of the finest human specimen. Wolverine's agility is sufficient to allow him to dodge Cyclops' optic blasts at near point blank range. Other times able to jump extremely high and evade several yards.
Superhuman Reflexes: Wolverine's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those possessed by the finest human speciman.
Master Tactician: Though seemingly brutish, Wolverine is highly intelligent. When Forge monitored Wolverine's vitals during a Danger Room training session, he reported Logan's physical and mental state as "equivalent to an Olympic-level gymnast performing a Gold-medal-winning routine whilst simultaneously beating four chess computers in his head", which gives something of an idea of the level of sophistication and tactical processing Logan is capable of utilizing while in combat. He remembers Ogun teaching him Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
Master Martial Artist: Wolverine is a fierce hand-to-hand combatant, and, alongside Captain America and Taskmaster, is considered one of the finest combatants on Earth. Due to his extensive training as a soldier, a C.I.A. operative, a samurai, a spy, and a member of the X-Men, Wolverine is an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant, having mastered virtually every fighting style on Earth and is also well versed in pressure points and the art of espionage. He studied the samurai arts from a man who met the famed 17th century samurai Miyamoto Musashi, Ogun.
Advanced Covert Ops Expert: Due to his experience traveling the world and working for various government agencies, Wolverine is also a trained expert in multiple types of weapons, vehicles, computer systems, explosives, and assassination techniques.
Muramasa Blade: Wolverine's only specific vulnerability known to date. Created by having his soul infused into the katana, the efficiency of his mutant healing factor is decreased dramatically if he sustains injury from the Muramasa Blade. Wolverine has been wounded once with the blade, though the injury was very minor, it did not heal completely for several days.backstory
Carbonadium Digestion: Wolverine's healing factor is also affected, though to a far less degree, if he ingests Carbonadium.
Decapitation/Severe Spinal Damage: Wolverine could be killed if his head becomes separated from his body, causing his brain the inability to send signals to the section(s) of his body that needs healing. But because of the addition of his Adamantium-laced skeleton, the idea seems very unlikely.
Accute Senses: Wolverine's only other "weakness" is the fact that his heightened senses can be take advantage of. For instance, when he was fighting the Hulk, he was nearly killed by the Hulk's sonic claps due to his heightened sense of hearing.
In the early 1890s, James Howlett is born in Alberta, Canada, to Elizabeth and John Howlett, Jr. James is the second of the Howletts' two sons. Elizabeth went insane after her first son, John Howlett III, died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. It is hinted that John III was a mutant himself with powers similar to Wolverine, both his mother and grandfather, John Howlett, Sr., allude to this, and Elizabeth bears scars from John III's claws. In the early 1900s, a young Irish girl named Rose is brought to the Howlett estate to be James' companion. The two children befriend a third youth, Dog Logan, son of groundskeeper Thomas Logan. As a result of beatings and alcohol, Dog, over the next few years, becomes increasingly like his father, and his misdeeds, including an attempted assault on Rose and the killing of James's dog, become so violent that he and his father are expelled from the manor. The two return shortly afterward with the purpose of robbing the Howlett estate and Thomas tries to convince Elizabeth to leave with him. Thomas Logan kills John Howlett, Jr. in the presence of James, Rose, and Elizabeth Howlett. The grief-stricken James, in his mid-teens at this time, extends his mutant claws for the first time, wounding Dog, leaving three claw mark in his face, and killing Thomas Logan. Elizabeth becomes disgusted that her son is a freak, drives James from the house and runs to Thomas' body then shoots herself in the head with his gun. Dog falsely reported to the police and James's grandfather that Rose had murdered John Howlett Jr. and Thomas Logan. Later, James' grandfather orders James and Rose to leave the estate soon after. James is in shock and appear to have no recollection of what happened. This loss of memory is due to James' recently activated healing factor which, in effect, "healed" the mentally devastating traumas of witnessing his father's death by putting up a mental block. He is also unable to recall the confusion of mother's anger towards him, the pain and surprise caused by the sudden manifestation of his claws. The two find refuge at a stone quarry in northern British Columbia, where Rose gives James's name as "Logan" and claims to be his cousin. James becomes close to the foreman, Smitty, who, in turn, develops romantic feelings toward Rose, which she returns. He courts her with books, including poetry by William Blake and a history of the samurai for Logan. Logan's public identity as her cousin makes it impossible for him to declare his own feelings for her, so he works out his violence in a series of cage fights. James is an extremely hard worker in the quarry and his physical vigor is admired by the others in the camp. They go so far as to nickname him Wolverine, comparing his intense digging to a wolverine going after a root. After a few years in the quarry community, Logan becomes estranged from Rose when she decides to marry Smitty, the camp's foreman. He eventually makes peace with Smitty following a fight, which Logan allows him to win. Logan is confronted by his former friend Dog. He has been sent by the ailing elder Howlett to retrieve him but intends to kill him instead. During his fight with Dog, Logan accidentally kills Rose; horrified, Logan flees the quarry community, into the surrounding woods. Logan would not let Rose tell him about his past, which he had forgotten anyway. Cookie Malone, who has long hated Logan, steals Rose's few belongings. Cookie contemptuously burns Rose's diary, which contains the truth of Logan's past.
Around 1910, after an unknown length of time living in the wild, Logan takes up residence in another frontier community in the Canadian Rockies, where white settlers co-exist, sometimes uneasily, with the Native American tribes of the region. A resident is a young Native American woman named Silver Fox, with whom Logan soon falls in love; the two built a cabin together. Among the community's residents is a man who will become Logan's deadliest enemy: Victor Creed, although the community knows him only as "Sabretooth". Logan will later recall that Sabretooth had "always helped himself to whatever was mine, challenging me to stop him. Something always held me back. Knew he hated me, hadn't a clue why". On Logan's birthday, under orders from Romulus Sabretooth brutally rapes Silver Fox, and leaves her for dead. Unknown to Logan, Silver Fox is not dead and eventually recovers from the assault. Enraged, Logan attempts to avenge her by battling Sabretooth, apparently undergoing a berserker rage which he will later remember as perhaps the first one he ever experienced, but the older man defeats Logan after a harsh battle. Logan leaves the frontier community. Venturing into the eastern Rockies, Logan obtains work for the Hudson Bay Company. The last was born James Hudson, who would go on to live and die as the Guardian. Venturing into Blackfoot territory, Logan encounters the demonic creature known as Uncegila, whom he slays after a pitched battle. The Blackfoot, impressed by Logan's battle prowess, name him "Skunk-Bear," or "Wolverine"; Logan takes a liking to the name.
Around 1914, Logan travels into more populated areas of Canada, eventually joining the Army. Canada's armed forces become involved in World War 1. While fighting in Belgium on April 22, 1915, Logan has his first encounter with a being called Lazaer. Lazaer is an anagram of Azrael the Angel of Death. They soon begin to fight one another, with Lazaer initially gaining the upper hand. After being impaled with Lazaer's sword, Logan pulls it from his chest and stabs it through the chest of his surprised opponent. Defeating Lazaer gave Logan the chance to fight him again should he ever die, allowing him to return to life. Logan's abilities quickly call him to the attention of the authorities, and he is assigned to a special unit of the Canadian military known as the Devil's Brigade. Logan's commanding officer is a superhumanly strong man known as Silas Burr, who will one day become the mercenary Cyber. In this new life, Logan again begins to find love. Cyber murders Logan's girlfriend; when confronted, Cyber brutally beats Logan and gouges out one of his eyes. Afterwards, at Romulus's bidding Cyber and Sabretooth track him down. They find a feral Logan in the woods and convince him to return. He does so and is sent overseas to Madripoor.
Wolverine also sees action in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s while fighting fascist troops along with good friend Puck. In 1936, Wolverine works alongside time-traveling Kitty Pryde and Rachel Summers to fight Nazi villains Baron Strucker and Geist, who have allied themselves with the Shadow King to dethrone King Edward VIII and replace him with a fascist heir. Around 1937 In Shanghai, Logan first makes the acquaintance of Ogun, a Japanese samurai and sorcerer, when Logan prevents soldiers under Ogun from assaulting a Chinese mystic and his young westerner pupil, noting that "you don't make war on old men and children." Ogun, at this time a Captain in the Japanese Imperial Army, is impressed by Logan and offers to instruct him in martial arts in Japan. Logan declines, determined to avoid responsibility after his disastrous stint with the Devil's Brigade, claiming that he has "places to see and things to do." With the outbreak of World War II, Logan returns to Madripoor, where he aids Seraph against the Hand. During the summer of 1941, Logan and Seraph work in cooperation with the American adventurer Captain America in Madripoor. Captain America was working in Madripoor to stop the Hand and the Nazi Baron Strucker from aiding the Axis forces in nearby Japan. The meeting was not a coincidence. Arranged by the Shadow Organization for which Logan was working, Logan initially had three goals in meeting Captain America. The first was to see if he could be "turned." The second was to see if the process that made Captain America could be reproduced. The third was to kill him, which didn't sit well with Logan. Logan and Captain America fight against the Hand and Baron Strucker. Captain America offered Logan the chance to join him as his sidekick, which Logan refuses. Soon afterwards, Seraph is attacked by Sabretooth, under the orders of Romulus. In 1942, Logan is ordered to travel to occupied France to take Captain America up on his offer. Captain America already has a partner. Needless to say, Bucky, Captain America's current sidekick, isn't exactly thrilled to find out that he wasn't Captain America's first choice. Joined by Nick fury, Logan and Captain America team up to battle the emerging menace cryptically referred to as HYDRA and assault Baron Von Strucker's stronghold. Logan's true mission is revealed as he aids in Strucker's escape. Eventually, Logan returns to Canada and again enlists in the Armed Forces. Achieving the rank of Corporal, he is sent to Greece where he teaches resistance fighters the use of explosives and the Fairbourne dagger. Later, Logan is captured and spends time in a German concentration camp, where he slowly drives his Nazi captors insane before finally escaping. By June 6, 1944, Corporal Logan is a member of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion at Ranville, Normandy, where he and other Canadian soldiers parachute behind enemy lines from a burning C-47. Among the Nazi soldiers that Logan encounters on this mission is Bloodscream, an immortal being with vampire-like qualities and powers. After the Normandy Invasion in 1945, Logan unwittingly participates in another landmark of World War II when he is captured by Japanese soldiers while performing sabotage missions in Japan. He escapes from his prison camp, along with a captured American soldier, and finds refuge and love in a local Japanese girl. Unfortunately the American soldier, a mutant himself, returns and murders the girl. The two men fight until both are caught in the atomic blast that destroys much of the city. Logan survives, but is devastated to lose another woman in his life.
Following World War II, Logan resigns from the military. Remembering Ogun's offer, he remains in post-war Japan and begins his instruction in the martial arts. Wolverine soon develops a deep and lasting love for Japan. After his training with Ogun, Logan travels to the village of Bando Saburo in order to learn how to be a man. There, he meets and falls in love with a local woman named Itsu. They are married and conceive a child together. The demon sword smith Muramasa creates an explosion that causes Logan to accidentally stab a villager with his claws. Logan is banned from the village, but before he leaves, Logan finds Itsu murdered. Logan gives himself to Muramasa, thinking the villagers are responsible for the murder of Itsu. Muramasa vows to build a sword capable of killing even Logan himself. Logan is later rescued by the Winter Soldier and taken to Madripoor. Logan returns to his earlier, carefree attitude and enters freelance intelligence work. Hoping to earn "some quick and easy bucks," "see the world," and "make a name for himself," he begins operating mostly out of Ottawa and Calgary. Logan establishes a base of freelance clients that includes a number of government operations, including Landau, Luckman, and Lake, the Canadian Intelligence and the American CIA for which Logan will also later work full-time. During this period, Logan spends a year in Brazil, where he works as a bouncer at the Devil's Grill, owned by Antonio Vargas. In Brazil, Logan continues his freelance activities, keeping his bar employment as a cover. Logan becomes involved in the Vietnam War. While posing as a Russian intelligence liaison, he tortures soldier Frank Simpson, who has been captured by the Viet Cong. Shattering Frank's mind, Logan is instrumental in the turning him into the unbalanced super-soldier: Nuke. Logan is recruited for Team X, a multi-national covert-ops squad overseen by the Black Ops Special Services Section of the CIA.
The Team X Project, also known as the Weapon X Program for which Logan gained a notorious namesake, also employed a number of super-agents for various missions. During this time, he was given false memory implants in order to better control him by Team X's ally, Psi-Borg, which involved bonding such implants to actual memories of severe trauma. The implants make Logan unaware of his mutant nature while with Team X, despite his many unusual feats of resilience and regeneration. Other members of Team X include Sabretooth, Deadpool, Silver Fox, Kestrel, Maverick, and Mastodon. Mystique, under the name of Leni Zauber, also assists Team X on occasion. Due to having his memories tampered with, Wolverine doesn't recall his memories of Sabretooth, Silver Fox, or many of the events that have shaped his life. The scientists of the Team X Project recognize Logan's unique age suppression factor and, without his knowledge, isolate it and implant it within other agents. Another aspect of the Team X Project is the Shiva Scenario, a contingency in which heavily armored robots will be employed to terminate the agents as necessary; this scenario is evaluated by scientists Dr. Alexander Ryking, Dr. Kurt Marko, and Dr. Brian Xavier. Sons of the first two men, Hazard and the Juggernaut, will later be numbered among Logan's enemies, while the son of the third, Professor X, will prove to be one of his closest friends and advisors. Team X are operational in Cuba when Silver Fox betrays them to Cuban soldiers. Fox's treason may be due to a deviation in her memories of the attack by Sabretooth, leading her to recall the full extent of the attack and to erroneously believe that Logan abandoned her. This may be an extreme reaction to the Team X memory implants, perhaps due to an interaction with the unknown procedure which arrested her aging. In 1968, Logan, with Sabretooth as backup, returns to the USSR when he is dispatched to Tyuratam to sabotage a moon voyage by assassinating the Soviet super-agent Epsilon Red. The mission is called off before Logan can do so, but Sabretooth murders Epsilon Red's wife on a whim. Logan will meet Epsilon Red again years later. It is also during this period that Logan, Sabretooth, and Maverick are sent on a joint NATO operation to recover a foreign national in East Germany. After a mission Logan was being taken to the device that would brainwash him, he fought back, killing one of the scientists with a blow to the throat. He threatened the other scientist, popping his claws accidentally. Seeing his claws made him remember everything that Team X had taken from him. He asked the scientist who gave the orders and the scientist said he didn't know. Wolverine, smelling that the scientist wasn't lying, ordered him to tell him what he did know. The scientist reveals that he is contacted via telephone every time Wolverine needs to be mind-wiped. When he completes his task, he tells Wolverine that Wolverine barely made it out alive from whatever mission Wolverine was on, and then gives him a dossier detailing his next mission. Wolverine asks for the dossier he would normally be given. Wolverine tells the scientist to tell whoever was in charge that the brainwashing was successful, and then leaves, intending to participate in this next mission. The mission would be the last of Team X's missions. Wolverine is dispatched to East Germany with Sabretooth, Maverick, and John Wraith to sabotage a Soviet super-soldier program in Berlin, steal an item called the carbonadium synthesizer and extract a double agent named Janice. Team X fights another super-agent, Omega Red. During their efforts to escape, Sabretooth realized that Wolverine had broken his programming and regained control of himself. Sabretooth murders Janice to show Logan that whenever Wolverine wasn't kept on a tight leash, innocents, most often the women he loves, inevitably die. In the aftermath of the escape, Wolverine finally realizes that he is a mutant with enhanced healing abilities and other superhuman powers. Disturbed by this revelation and unwilling to continue working with the murderous Sabretooth, Logan resigns from Team X. Team X itself disbands shortly thereafter.
Logan's bones, including his claws are bonded with the indestructible metal known as adamantium, making them unbreakable; they will retain this status for many years. This adamantium bonding process was apparently stolen by the Weapon X Program from the Japanese scientist known as Lord Dark Wind. At this time the Weapon X Program is supposedly a joint U.S./Canadian operation, evidence indicates that it is being manipulated by Romulus. Logan proves too difficult for the Weapon X Program to control and shortly thereafter, Wolverine escapes the facility with the help of Winter Soldier, killing nearly everyone except for Professor Cornelius, Caroline Hines, and Malcolm Colcord. Driven into a feral-like state by the experiment, Logan wanders the forests of the Canadian Rockies for months. It is during this feral period that he first encounters the Hunter in Darkness. On occasion, Logan's human personality surfaces to the extent that, years later, he is able to recall pleasant experiences in these woods. Years after this experience, Logan's memories of much of his past will remain clouded as a result of the Weapon X experiment, and it is possible that he received additional false memories during the procedure as well. As for the Weapon X Program, at least some of its resources are apparently absorbed into Canada's Department H, whose head, James Hudson, also comes into possession of notes on Lord Dark Wind's bonding process; others are apparently absorbed by Department K, but the precise interconnections of Canada's various superhuman-related agencies remain unclear to this day. In later years, the Program will also be revived by the American government under the supervision of a man known only as the Director Malcolm Colcord, a survivor of Logan's rampage at the Weapon X facility. Wandering the woods, Logan is eventually discovered by James and Heather Hudson, a young couple honeymooning in the Rockies, who return him to Canadian society and are instrumental in his eventual recovery. Some months prior to this, Hudson, at the assignment of the Prime Minister himself, was appointed head of Department H, a special superhuman resources project of the Canadian Ministry of Defence, whose facilities Logan broke into mere months ago and which will, ironically, be at least partially combined with the Weapon X Program within months more; however, despite speculation to the contrary, Hudson played no direct role in Logan's experiment.
Still active in Canada at this point as an agent of Canadian Special Services, Logan is partnered with Colonel Rick Stoner of the CIA to retrieve a prototype of Hudson's original Guardian armor, stolen from the US/Canadian research facility Am/Can by HYDRA; although Hudson used a reconstruction of this prototype in his earlier adventure against Chinook and will later use a far more advanced model, presumably this earlier model remained in Am/Can's custody due to legal technicalities. On this occasion, Logan, apparently in order to distance his espionage efforts from his role as super-hero, does not wear his costume into battle and refrains from using his claws, instead relying on a large dagger in battle, much as he did during World War II. Shortly after this, Stoner is recruited as head of the newly formed international espionage agency known as SHIELD; some months later, Stoner suffers fatal wounds in a battle with HYDRA, and the SHIELD directorship falls to Logan's old ally Nick Fury. Under pressure to produce additional super-agents, Hudson subjects a convicted murderer, offered amnesty, to an experimental process designed to manifest any latent superhuman powers. Logan is leery of the idea, and he warns Hudson that the convict, who will later become known as Bedlam, may prove uncontrollable; he will be proven right some years later. Disturbed by Hudson's revelation, Logan elects to return to his intelligence operations, although he will remain on call for the Flight as necessary; over the next few months, Hudson, having placed his experiments with Bedlam temporarily on hold, recruits nearly a half-dozen other super humans as potential Flight members, whom Logan trains in combat at select intervals. While dividing his time between the Flight and espionage, Logan shares few details of the latter work with the Hudson's; it is only years after this period that Heather Hudson even learns that Logan speaks Japanese. As an operative of the Canadian Secret Service, Logan cooperates with intelligence agents from many other nations. Foremost among these is his old friend Carol Danvers, still with USAF Intelligence; Logan works frequently with both Danvers and her partner in USAFI, Michael Rossi, on "some pretty hairy capers," some of them in Saigon, Vietnam, and Tokyo, Japan, where Danvers teaches Logan how to play poker. At some point during these years, Logan and Danvers become romantically involved. When working with Logan, Danvers uses the codename "Ace," while Logan resurrects his former alias of "Patch." On occasion, Danvers also calls Logan by the affectionate nickname of "Wildboy". At some point during these years, while stationed in Canada with the Flight, Logan has an affair with fellow member Narya, the half-goddess known as Snowbird. Unlike Logan, who is far older than he looks, Narya, although an adult in appearance, is chronologically and emotionally a child, far younger than she looks; the relationship ends badly. Among the other Flight trainees with whom Logan periodically works is Gamma Flight's Wild Child, a young man who was mutated by the Secret Empire using DNA from the superhuman mercenary Wyre, whom Logan had encountered at some point in the past. Logan, recognizing an inherent berserker nature similar to his own, advises against Wild Child's inclusion in the super-hero program, but Wild Child will remain until the program's cessation and, eventually, master his rages to join one of the various incarnations of Alpha Flight. Logan himself will recruit a future Alpha Flight member during these years: Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, later known as Aurora. Few other details of Logan's activities with Alpha Flight are known; he apparently spends most of these years abroad on various intelligence assignments, returning to Canada and Department H only on occasion. Despite Department H's secrecy, Logan maintains some contacts outside the organization, including a young RCMP named Lightfoot; at times Logan joins Lightfoot on hunting expeditions, although it is known that Logan refuses to kill for sport, preferring to track game in order to hone his skills only. While tracking a terrorist assassin from Canada to Australia, Logan meets David Nanjiwarra of ASIO, an Australian intelligence agency. When the two are stranded together in the Australian outback, Nanjiwarra helps Logan to survive long enough to reach civilization. Logan learns that Nanjiwarra, a descendant of native Australians, is disenchanted with ASIO work due to Australian prejudice, and Logan recommends that he seek work with SHIELD, which at this time is still in the process of organization. At some point during these years, in Vladivostok, USSR, Logan again encounters Nick Fury; soon afterward, Fury is appointed to the directorship of SHIELD, and the two will not meet again for years. Logan himself apparently works directly with SHIELD on a few occasions during his Department H career; he is issued SHIELD identification for a time, although he is apparently never officially inducted into the organization, and, years later, he will have some familiarity with the layout of the SHIELD Orbital Platform after it has fallen into the possession of the anti-mutant Project Armageddon. At some point during his intelligence operations abroad, Logan encounters Wade Wilson, the mercenary known as Deadpool; like Logan, Deadpool is a product of the Weapon X Program, apparently during its Department K incarnation, possessing a healing factor that was apparently derived from Logan's own. It is possible that Logan had previously encountered Wilson prior to the mercenary's assumption of a costumed identity, but this cannot be confirmed; Logan will later characterize his dealings with Deadpool as a part of his life that he would prefer "never sees the light of day." It may also be during this period that Logan encounters the centuries-old occult mercenary known as Terror, Inc. Logan dislikes dealing with him, perhaps seeing in Terror's cynicism a reflection of what he himself might become later in his long life. On an unspecified mission in the Soviet Union, Carol Danvers is captured by the KGB and sentenced to Lubyanka Prison in the USSR. Logan, Michael Rossi, and possibly others disobey direct orders and break into Lubyanka to free her. During the mission, Rossi is apparently slain, and the other members of the team abandon the effort, leaving Logan to smuggle Danvers out of the USSR alone, despite her insistence that he abandon her to save himself. Following these events, Danvers, despite her youth, is recruited as Security Chief for Cape Canaveral, becoming, in her twenties, the youngest person ever to hold the position; it is in this role that she will meet the Kree warrior known as Captain Marvel, whose involvement with her will change her life dramatically. She and Logan will not meet again for years. As for Rossi, he is later learned to have survived, although, as far as is known, Danvers is never informed of this; whether or not Logan is aware of it is unclear. Rossi will eventually work in cooperation with Professor Charles Xavier, a man who will play an important role in Logan's own life. With his friend and lover out of the intelligence field, Logan has less reason to remain in it himself, and it may be at this point that he decides to accommodate Hudson and quit field work altogether, to assume full-time leadership of Alpha Flight. As Alpha Flight's preparations for public activity continue, Logan, still considering the life of a full-time super-hero, seeks the advice of his long-time sensei Ogun in Japan. Logan is shocked to learn that Ogun, who has taught him so much about honor and moral codes over the years, has given himself over to the darker forces of the Ninjitsu magic he practices, becoming an assassin and evil magician and ultimately intending to psionically enslave Logan to his will, a fate that Ogun will later force upon Logan's fellow X-Man Shadowcat. Deeply disturbed by this meeting, Logan vows to never return to Japan, and he and Ogun will not meet again for years. Logan returns to Canada and, symbolizing his break with his former mentor, discards the bladed weapons he has used on occasion; accepting his fate, he exclusively uses his adamantium claws from now on. Logan will not wield a sword again for years. Eager to avoid thoughts of his confrontation with Ogun, Logan prepares to make his debut as a Canada-based publicly known super-agent and is dispatched to disrupt terrorist activities in Ontario; however, James Hudson informs him that the "assignment," Logan's first public Canada-based mission since the Flight battled Egghead's forces years earlier, is actually a test developed by Department H to observe Logan's reactions in battle. During the course of this test, Logan is teleported to the New Mexico headquarters of the mutated genius known as the Leader, as are the Greek demigod Hercules and the Deviant Karkas, all of whom the Leader intends to use to capture the American mutate known as the Hulk. Logan escapes the Leader's restraints and frees his fellow captives, although the Leader flees from the debacle. Upon his return to Canada, Logan assists James Hudson in containing Bedlam, who has resisted all efforts to control him and is finally placed in a state of suspended animation. Logan draws no satisfaction from being proven correct about Bedlam; his disillusionment with Hudson over this incident leads him to question the wisdom of continuing to work for Department H in any capacity. Moreover, Logan begins to realize that he has developed an unacknowledged attraction to Heather Hudson, an inappropriate feeling that further complicates his current situation. These issues, among others, will play a role in Logan's ultimate decision to resign from Department H. The Hulk himself arrives in Canada shortly before Logan's return; the Canadian military mobilizes to oppose the Hulk, but Logan requests to be given the opportunity first. In this genuine assignment, he is dispatched to stop the destruction caused by a brawl between the Hulk and the Wendigo. Despite his best efforts, Logan fails in this mission.
The American team of mutants, the X-Men, are captured by the sentient island Krakoa, and X-Men founder Charles Xavier seeks out other mutants to aid him in their rescue. While most of these are younger mutants whom Xavier had previously been considering for X-Men membership, Logan, of whom Xavier has presumably learned through his own government contacts, is another potential recruit; neither Logan nor Xavier know that Xavier's father, Dr. Brian Xavier, played a role in the development of aspects of the Team X Project. Professor X approaches Wolverine to recruit him into a new team of X-Men, offering Wolverine the chance to join the team and become a hero. Disillusioned with his Canadian intelligence work and interested in resuming the free agent's life which he has not led for nearly thirty years, and intrigued by Xavier's offer, Logan resigns from Department H. It is revealed later in the comics that Logan was sent by Romulus to assassinate Professor Xavier, although Xavier predicted this attack. Xavier wipes Romulus's manipulations from Wolverine's mind. It is then that Romulus focused his attention on Wolverine's son Daken. Professor X gathers this new team of X-Men to freeCyclops' team from the mutant island known as Krakoa. Logan and the other new X-Men successfully rescue the previous team, marking the beginning of a new period in Logan's life. Although Logan quickly becomes more comfortable with the freelance nature of the X-Men's activities, he is slow in adjusting to the different standards by which his new team operates, and it will be several months before he even reveals his name to his fellow X-Men; to this day, few of them know much about his previous activities. Among the stronger attachments Logan forms is an immediate friendship with the young German mutant, Nightcrawler, who reminds Logan of Maverick, and a strong attraction to Jean Grey. Logan's Interpol acquaintance Sean Cassidy, now known as Banshee, is also among the new X-Men, although Cassidy apparently does not recognize Logan from his intelligence days for some time. Although Logan has been to New York City before, his membership in the X-Men marks the first time he has ever had occasion to spend much time there, and he spends weeks exploring the city. During one such venture, he encounters, when Sabretooth renews his habit of attacking Logan on the anniversary of Silver Fox's apparent death. As far as is known, the two will not meet again for years more, when Sabretooth, acting as a member of the Marauders, participates in the slaughter of the subterranean mutant community known as the Morlocks. Logan's career as an X-Man is the best documented period of his life to date. Early in Logan's tenure with the X-Men, Jean Grey, unknown to any of her teammates, is replaced by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix; the X-Men believe that Phoenix is in fact Jean and her powers were greatly enhanced, even Logan's heightened senses were fooled. It is during these early years of his career as an X-Man that Logan first travels to the Savage Land, a prehistoric jungle hidden deep in the Antarctic Circle; Logan takes an immediate liking to the place and will return there on a number of adventures. It is also during this time Logan, in the course of his adventures with the X-Men, returns to Japan for the first time since his break with Ogun, where he meets Mariko Yashida, heir to an extremely powerful Yakuza family in Tokyo. Logan and Mariko soon fall in love, and their relationship gives Logan an excuse to again visit the land that he has loved for so long. During an intimate scene in a garden Wolverine begins to tell Mariko his name but is interrupted by Mandroids and Moses Magnum. After the battle and before leaving Japan, he finally tells Mariko his name is "Logan" and presents her with a white chrysanthemum. It is the first time he reveals the name he calls himself. As time passes, he falls for Mariko, as Jean Grey is attached. James Hudson returns as the leader of Canada's first superhero team Alpha Flight. With his new team, he attempts to capture Wolverine. Not long after the X-Men defeat Alpha Flight, Jean Grey, possessed by Phoenix, dies. Cyclops leaves the team in grief, and Storm takes up the mantle of the X-Men's leader. Kitty Pryde joins the team and eventually becomes one of Wolverine's closest friends. Wolverine, donning his brown and tan outfit for the first time, travels to Canada with Nightcrawler in tow to make peace with Alpha Flight by helping them take down the Wendigo once more. Logan first meets the woman known as Yukio, a free-spirited adventurer who has much in common with Logan's earlier persona; Logan also briefly clashes with the Hand for the first known time since initially assuming the identity of Wolverine, although, perhaps initially mistrusting Yukio, he feigns an unfamiliarity with the organization. Despite an immediate attraction to Yukio, Logan becomes engaged to Mariko Yashida, although the marriage is called off because Yashida feels obliged to break her family's criminal ties before marrying Logan and by Viper and the Silver Samurai. While again visiting Japan not long afterward, in the aftermath of an adventure in space with the X-Men, Logan, assisting in rescue operations when Japan is attacked by an alien dragon who accompanied the X-Men from space, Wolverine rescues and takes it upon himself to watch over Amiko, daughter of a woman killed in the aftermath of a fight between the X-Men and a giant dragon over Tokyo. In subsequent stories Logan continues to visit Amiko, although she is now under the care of his close friend Yukio. Wolverine later travels with Kitty Pryde to Japan to confront his former mentor Ogun, who had been killed years earlier. Ogun possesses Kitty and makes her his assassin, but Logan helps her overcome him and force him from her body. During a savage battle with Ogun, Wolverine realizes that his feral side will always be there and that it is something that he must always fight to keep under control. Wolverine is forced to kill Ogun. Afterwards, Logan and Kitty become very close friends, and she becomes like a daughter to him. When Storm's powers are lost and she leaves the X-Men for a time, Wolverine briefly becomes leader of the X-Men.His team consists of Havok, Colossus, Rogue, Psylocke, Dazzler, and Longshot. This team is mainly featured in the crossover events The Fall of the Mutants and Inferno. At the conclusion to the Fall of the Mutants storyline, the X-Men sacrifice their lives and die as part of a spell to defeat the Adversary. The X-Men are brought back to life by Roma, and take up residence in the Australian Outback. There, runaway mutant Jubilee saves Wolverine's life from an attack by Lady Deathstrike after he frees himself from crucifixion by the Reavers. She eventually becomes, a surrogate daughter to him. Logan, made introspective by the experience, begins spending more time away from the team, taking up his old wanderings and becoming involved in adventures that do not involve his fellow X-Men. He again visits Madripoor, Hong Kong, and other places of his earlier life, becoming romantically involved with the Madripoorian crime lord Tyger Tiger. During this time Wolverine was again confronted by Cyber. Apocalypse tricks Wolverine into journeying to the Savage Land. While there, Wolverine sleeps with the female chieftain, Gahck, of an indigenous tribe. He discovers an insane robot duplicate of Apocalypse, which he destroys, putting an end to Apocalypse's experiments on the tribe. He unknowingly sires a son with Gahck, whom she names "Erista".
After the X-Men return to America Wolverine then returns to his original costume and begins the long journey of trying to make sense of his past. Wolverine returns to the Weapon X base in Canada. There, he learns many of his memories are implants and his personality becomes much darker. He also fights the robot Shiva for the first time. Wolverine travels back to Japan and reunites with Mariko, though she refuses to rekindle their love until her clan ceases all illegal activities. However, she is soon poisoned by a Yakuza assassin working for Matsu'o Tsurayaba, who bears a grudge against Wolverine. Mariko asks Wolverine to end her life quickly, and he reluctantly complies. This changes Wolverine's character significantly, making him even more disciplined and emotionally distant. Wolverine vows to Matsu'o that on each anniversary of Mariko's death he will visit him and slice off a body part until there is nothing of him left. Shortly after Mariko's death, Wolverine is shocked to learn that Silver Fox is still alive. The two former lovers rejoin their former Team X teammates Sabretooth, Maverick, John Wraith, and Mastodon, with Jubilee and Caroline Hines of the Weapon X Program in tow, in hunting down Aldo Ferro a.k.a "Psi-Borg," a powerful psychic who brainwashed many of them for Weapon X. Ferro kills Hines and then forces Sabretooth to kill Silver Fox before dying himself. Wolverine suffers a mental breakdown after the deaths of Mariko and Silver Fox. Thinking he is on a prior Team X mission to assassinate someone named "Terry Adams", Wolverine breaks into a Russian space program facility and encounters Epsilon Red, a genetically-engineered cosmonaut with powerful psychic abilities. Red, the "Terry Adams" Wolverine is after, breaks down many of the mental blocks in Wolverine's mind in return for help escaping the facility. With this greater knowledge of which memories are true and which are false, Wolverine is finally able to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.This happiness is short-lived, for at the end of the Fatal Attractions crossover, the adamantium is ripped from Wolverine's skeleton by Magneto. This act injures Wolverine so severely his mutant healing factor burns itself out in order to keep him alive. In fact, most of Wolverine's other natural abilities including his heightened senses, strength, stamina, agility, and reflexes are weakened as well. Unwilling to accept his severely weakened state, Wolverine begins training in the Danger Room. In a fit of rage and frustration, his claws, now bone, extrude. Furthermore, each time he extrudes them, they pierce the skin of his hands and cause severe tissue damage and blood loss. Feeling useless, Logan embarks on a series of solo adventures, leaving a note with Jubilee to explain his views on the matter. During these adventures, he encounters some past enemies, such as the adamantium-skinned Cyber, the Reaver known as Cylla, and the vampiric Bloodscream. Cyber ends up being the first to break Wolverine's newly discovered bone claws. While traveling alone, Wolverine stops for a training session with Generation X and encounters his Weapon X ally Maverick and his X-Men teammate Gambit in Madripoor, before learning Sabretooth is staying at Xavier's. Wolverine returns and defeats Sabretooth in battle while the X-Men are away. The battle ends with Wolverine puncturing Sabretooth's brain, temporarily altering Sabretooth's vicious personality until the injury is fully healed. Later, tests and studies jointly conducted by Professor Charles Xavier, Beast, and Heather Hudson show the mutation endowing Wolverine with his powers is an ongoing process. Unlike most mutants, he continues to mutate slowly over the course of his life. As a result, Wolverine's powers, particularly his heightened senses and accelerated healing, slowly increase. However, after Wolverine's skeleton was bonded with adamantium by the Weapon X Program, this mutation was completely halted. The studies also reveal, aside from suppressing his ongoing mutation, the presence of adamantium also slowed his mutant healing factor. The adamantium laced to his skeleton is treated as a foreign substance by his healing factor, which constantly devotes a great deal of effort attempting to remove the metal, causing him to heal slower from other injuries. After Magneto ripped the adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton, and his body completely healed from the injuries, the mutation resumed, at a greatly accelerated rate. The studies show accelerated mutation has increased his powers beyond any other point in his life. It is also revealed during this time that Wolverine's mutation process will eventually cause him to degenerate physically into a more primitive, bestial state. Some time later, the villain known as Genesis, who is the son of Wolverine's ally Cable, kidnaps Wolverine and attempts to re-bond adamantium to his skeleton in an attempt to transform Wolverine into a Horseman of Apocalypse. The attempt is unsuccessful, and the process pushes Wolverine so far to the edge that he becomes purely feral. Enraged, Wolverine stalks the Dark Riders in their headquarters and eventually kills them all before fleeing. With the help of Elektra and Stick, he is able to regain his humanity and reverse the bulk of his feral regression, though his increased powers remain.
After the events of Civil War, Wolverine remains a member of the New Avengers, now underground after the surrender of Captain America and provided with secure accommodations by Doctor Strange. Their objectives are twofold; to save people "the way [they] want to," and to investigate the reason why the world has been turned upside-down recently. After rescuing Echo from Elektra and the Hand, the team discovers that Elektra had been replaced with a Skrull some indeterminate time ago. Wolverine is the first to suspect his teammates in the New Avengers are secretly Skrulls. Doctor Strange later casts a spell revealing that no one on the team is a Skrull. Between missions with the X-Men and the New Avengers, Wolverine battles the Hulk along side the X-men, when the Green Goliath wants Professor Xavier. He also searches for his son Daken. He battles Omega Red for possession of the carbonadium synthesizer, reasoning that since carbonadium disables his mutant healing factor, it will enable him to defeat Daken should he ever need to. He first encounters Daken in Berlin where they fight each other, as well as Wolverine's old foe Cyber. Daken manages to escape, though he is punished by his masters for going after his father without their permission. Wolverine then contacts Bucky and gives him three carbonadium bullets for future use. Wolverine takes a brief respite from his mission and visits the Captain America memorial where he reflects on his history with the famed super-soldier. Meanwhile, Wolverine is frequently haunted by dreams of two battling feral armies that he refers to as the Lupines. Wolverine returns to the X-Mansion and immediately renews his rivalry with Sabretooth, which leads to a number of one-on-one confrontations between them. Upon arriving in Wakanda, Wolverine and Sabretooth encounter Storm and her new husband, the Black Panther. While being held captive, Sabretooth is questioned by Wolverine about a being called Romulus, who is a prominent figure in Wolverine's dreams. However, he fearfully refuses to answer any questions regarding him. The Black Panther later reveals a possible connection between Wolverine's dreams and a graveyard filled with the skeletons of humanoid beings with fangs and claws. The Black Panther theorizes that some mutants that have various animal-like powers and physical features evolved from canine ancestry rather than apes. Soon afterward they are joined by Wolfsbane, Feral, Thornn, and Sasquatch at the request of the Black Panther and make their way to the original Weapon X compound in hopes of uncovering some answers. While separated from the group, Sasquatch is attacked and severely injured by Wild Child. Wild Child provides hints to Wolverine that Romulus has always been watching him and that he is responsible for a noticeable upgrade in Wild Child's mutant powers. Sabretooth escapes and, before Wolverine is able to track him down, viciously attacks and kills Feral. Wolverine journeys back to the X-Mansion to ask Cyclops to give him the Muramasa Blade, meaning to put an end to the threat Sabretooth represents, once and for all. Cyclops reluctantly gives Wolverine the sword (on the urging of Emma Frost) and he sets off to track Sabretooth down. Wolverine finds Sabretooth at the cabin that he and Silver Fox once shared, which is the place where Wolverine considers his rivalry with Sabretooth began. Wolverine then decapitates Sabretooth using the Muramasa Blade. Wolverine's next adventure finds him battling a new terrorist organization known as Scimitar. After raiding one of their safehouses, he uncovers a plot to kill Tony Stark and races to S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters aboard the Blackbird. Upon arrival, he soon discovers the entire facility is disguised via an image inducer and is actually another Scimitar base. He is attacked by an unknown assailant wearing an adamantium laced uniform. After killing Amir, Logan's latest romantic interest, the assailant shoves an explosive device down Wolverine's throat and detonates it. Wolverine's body is found later by S.H.I.E.L.D agents, with Tony Stark present. Stark notes that Wolverine's body is fully healed, but he is brain dead; his consciousness didn't regenerate along with his body, as it normally does. Doctor Strange removes Wolverine's body from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and discovers that Wolverine's soul is trapped in Purgatory. While in Purgatory, Wolverine battles Lazaer, the swordsman he first encountered during World War I. The name, Lazaer, is revealed to be an anagram for Azrael, the Angel of Death. While Wolverine's body always fully heals from his injuries, the return of his consciousness to his body depends upon the outcome of these battles with Lazaer. After losing another loved one, Wolverine's will to survive fades. Azrael is able to defeat him and Wolverine's soul is sent onto some semblance of the afterlife. With Dr. Strange's help, Wolverine discovers that his will to survive has slowly fading ever since he was killed and resurrected by the Hand and HYDRA. After making this discovery, Wolverine is returned to life. Alive, he now searches for a woman named Phaedra who was present at his transformation by the Hand and HYDRA. When he finds her, he is shocked to learn that she has been working for a resurrected Shingen Yashida, whom Wolverine killed long ago. Shingen and Wolverine do battle once again in the presence of Phaedra, and Wolverine comes out the victor using the same move he used to kill Shingen before. He then converses with Phaedra as to why this woman has it out with him. It is then revealed that Azrael has been working with Phaedra as well, as Wolverine is brought into conflict with both Azrael and Shogun, the man in the adamantium-laced suit that killed Amir. It is then revealed that Phaedra has a little bit of Azrael's power within her, and in the effort of getting it back, Azrael has put himself closer to her. With that, Wolverine offers to kill Phaedra for the restoration of his soul frees Azrael's uneasiness by killing Phaedra. By killing Phaedra, Wolverine accepts that he ends the arrangement with Azrael. As a result, if Wolverine dies again, it's permanent. Azrael also informs him that he can't promise that his healing factor will remain as strong as it has been. Wolverine accepts this and leaves, stating that he has no intention of dying.
After having travelled the globe, searching for his past, and then fighting back against it, Wolverine returned to America to find it the same as ever, in need of a good ass kicking. He found where the Justice Avengers were at, and went right back to doin what he does best....
Time Zone: Mountain Standard
Experience Level: about a year
Other Characters: Aions Mubarak
Notes: need a canon character to get back into it, not gonna abandon my OC or anything just taking Wolverine b4 some1 beats me to it.
|"Bub, if you don't tell me what I wanna know, I'm still gonna find out." Logan growled, "it'll just mean a hell'uvalot less pain for you."|
The man tied in front of him squirmed. The blood dripping from his forehead was barely visible in the dark and damp basement they were in. The one pullstring light in the room waved back and forth as the bombs being dropped on the surface above caused the building to shake. The shadows cast by this light quickly grew eerie and caused the man to squirm even more, as Wolverines face was now rather dark.
"I ain't gonna tell you shit!" screamed the man, "you know what they'll do to me!"
"Yeah, I suppose I do. The question you have to ask yourself is, do you know what I'LL do to you?" Logan said as, with a *snikt* his claws drew out from his knuckles.
"Oh, God." the man cried, "They know you're after them. This entire thing is just a distraction. They're most likely back in America by now, that's all I know I swear. I just want out, please just let me go home. "
Wolverine drew his claws back in and with a swift punch knocked the man out. "When it's over," he said simply. Then with a grunt he threw the man over his shoulder and headed for the surface.
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