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Quote1 A lot of people have tried to kill me, and I'm still here. Quote2
Wolverine[src]

History

Origins[]

Born in Canada in 1832, James Howlett was raised by his father John Howlett alongside his half-brother Victor Creed. James was a mutant, but his mutant abilities of regeneration, heightened senses, and retractable bone claws, did not manifest until 1845, after witnessing the death of his father at the hands of Thomas Logan. Grief-stricken and full of rage, James' bone claws came out for the first time and he impaled Thomas with them, fatally wounding him. In his last moments, Thomas revealed that he was actually James' biological father, confusing and frightening James and prompting him to run away with Victor, a fellow mutant with similar powers.

James Howlett (Earth-10005) and Victor Creed (Earth-10005) from X-Men Origins Wolverine (film) 001

James Howlett and Victor Creed in the American Civil War

James and Victor spent the next several decades operating as soldiers, fighting for the Union in the American Civil War, and later the Allied Forces in World War I and World War II. On August 9, 1945, James was being held captive in a bunker in Nagasaki when the Allies dropped the atomic bomb. James managed to save the life of one Japanese officer, Yashida, and escaped the island to spend some time on his own in the United States, where he worked as a bodyguard in 1973.[1][2][4]

Work with William Stryker[]

Sometime later, James and Victor reunited and joined the American military to fight in the Vietnam War. In 1975, Victor assaulted and killed an officer trying to stop him from raping a South Vietnamese woman, and James rushed to Victor's side to defend him from the other soldiers. The pair were apprehended and put before a firing squad for their insubordination, which both survived due to their regenerative capabilities.

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As a member of Team X

Soon after, they were recruited by military agent William Stryker for a black-ops group of mutants known as Team X, alongside teleporter John Wraith, nigh-invulnerable Fred Dukes, marksman Agent Zero, and swordsman Wade Wilson. On one of their first missions in Africa, James saw how bloodthirsty and vicious his teammates could be, especially Victor, caring nothing for others' lives and only seeking to achieve their goals. He promptly left the team and returned to Canada, where he began a relationship with Kayla Silverfox. He also began going by "Logan" after his biological father.[1]

Facing Team X[]

In 1981, Logan found Kayla dead at the hands of Victor Creed, who had seemingly gone rogue from Stryker. Furious, he tracked Victor down to a local bar and the two fought savagely. When Victor bested him, Stryker approached Logan in the hospital and offered to perform a procedure on him that would coat his bones with the metal alloy adamantium, making him even more powerful and difficult to kill. Logan agreed to the procedure, receiving dog tags beforehand reading "Wolverine", inspired by a tale Kayla told him ago.

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Experimented upon in the Weapon X program

Logan was put through the painful procedure and just barely survived, but fled when he overheard that Stryker intended to erase his memories and use his DNA as part of another experiment. Escaping the labs and eliminating his first wave of pursuers, along with his former teammate, Agent Zero, Logan tracked down Wraith and Dukes, and learned of a facility on Three Mile Island where Stryker experimented on more mutants. To find it, he was forced to track down Gambit, the only mutant to escape the experiments, and the only one who knew the way there. Logan met up with Gambit in New Orleans and, after another brief battle with Victor, convinced Gambit to bring him to the island.

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Logan confronting Victor

Upon arriving on the island, Logan wasted no time confronting Stryker, who then revealed Kayla had faked her death and had been his agent all along. Shaken and defeated, Logan nearly left the compound, but when Kayla insisted she did really love him, he allowed his rage to fuel him as he battled Victor, who had returned to the island from New Orleans. After beating Victor within an inch of his life, Logan freed Stryker's mutant prisoners just before he was confronted by Stryker's ultimate experiment: Weapon XI, really a brainwashed Wade Wilson who Stryker had artificially granted multiple mutant abilities. Through an intense battle, and with Victor's help, Logan defeated Weapon XI, and made his way to leave with Kayla, who had been shot and was slowly bleeding out.

Before he could, however, Stryker shot him in the head with adamantium bullets, piercing through his adamantium-laced skull. As Logan lay on the ground healing, Kayla used her own mutant powers of persuasion to make Stryker walk away until his feet bled. The bullet wounds in Logan's head healed, but his memories were all erased in the healing process, leaving him with only his dog tags reading "Logan" and "Wolverine." As he left Three Mile Island, he saw Kayla one last time before she bled out and died, with no memory of who she was, nor the past one hundred and forty-nine years of his life.[1]

Joining the X-Men[]

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Wolverine showing his claws

In the following decades, Logan became a cigar-smoking loner in Canada where he lived out of his truck took on cage fights to make money as "The Wolverine," taking advantage of his adamantium-laced skeleton and heightened senses. In 2003, he encountered a young runaway mutant named Rogue, who had the ability to absorb the lifeforce of others upon contact, as well as temporarily absorbing the powers of other mutants. Taking pity on her, he allowed her to join him in his truck and the two drove off.

On their way through the Canadian wilderness, the truck was attacked by Victor, who had further mutated into a more feral beast called Sabretooth. Wolverine, with no recollection of his brother, fought him, but was knocked out, and had to be rescued by Cyclops, a mutant with optic concussive blasts, and Storm, a mutant with control over the weather. They rescued Rogue and Wolverine and brought them to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in Westchester County, where they immediately enrolled Rogue and treated the unconscious Logan.

When Logan awoke, he was told what happened by the school's headmaster, telepath Professor Xavier, who convinced him to stay at the school and become a part of his mutant strike team, the X-Men, in exchange for Xavier's help uncovering his lost memories. The team began investigating Sabretooth, who was now working for a powerful mutant named Magneto, and began looking into why Magneto might want Wolverine.

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Fighting Mystique in the Statue of Liberty

As Logan became more acquainted with the X-Men, in particular the psychic Jean Grey, one of Magneto's allies, the shapeshifter Mystique, disguised herself as another student and tricked Rogue into leaving the school. When Wolverine discovered this, he went after her, with the other X-Men close behind, and a battle between them and Magneto's forces, the Brotherhood of Mutants, ensued. Magneto captured Rogue, and the X-Men realized that he had been chasing her instead of Wolverine. The X-Men suited up and made their way to the Statue of Liberty in New York City, where Magneto hoped to transfer his mutant abilities to Rogue to power a machine that would turn all humans within miles into mutants, which would kill Rogue and all the mutants it created. They fought through the Brotherhood, including Sabretooth, and managed to save Rogue just in time.

Magneto was put into custody, Mystique escaped, and as a reward for his victory with the X-Men, the Professor gave Wolverine a hint of the memories he could find searching through his mind, and directed him to Alkali Lake in Canada. After saying his goodbyes to his teammates, Logan took Cyclops' motorcycle to Alkali Lake to hopefully recover his lost memories.[5]

Confronting his past[]

After a few months of searching, which included being momentarily kidnapped by Stryker's men along with Sabretooth, who Logan realized he had more of a connection with than either one truly knew[6]; Logan finally discovered Alkali Lake, only to find a run-down and deserted dam and factory. Disappointed, he returned to Xavier's School, where he was given the responsibility of looking after the students in the absence of Xavier and Cyclops, who were heading out to visit Magneto in prison, and Storm and Jean, who were looking for a mutant who threatened the U.S. president's life.

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Protecting Xavier's school

While looking after the students, Logan got to know Bobby Drake, Rogue's boyfriend with the power to create intense cold, and reconnected with Rogue herself. However, on his first night as caretaker, William Stryker, now a colonel, invaded the school in the middle of the night in search of Cerebro, a machine Xavier used to boost his telepathy to find other mutants. With the help of the student Peter Rasputin, Wolverine fended off the soldiers and allowed many of the kids to escape, but he was confronted by Stryker, which caused glimpses of his forgotten past to spark back to life in his mind. However, he shook it off and escaped with Rogue, Bobby, and the pyrokinetic Pyro in one of the school's cars.

The four headed to Bobby's house in Boston where they rendezvoused with Storm, Jean, and a teleporter called Nightcrawler. Magneto and Mystique offered to help the X-Men in bring down William Stryker, who was planning to use Professor X and Cerebro to kill all the mutants on Earth at his underground base of operations was at Alkali Lake. The X-Men agreed to form the alliance. Wolverine later kissed Jean, but was rejected by her as she told him that she loved Scott. Mystique, seeing this exchange, took advantage of Wolverine's love for Jean and approached him in his tent, disguised as Jean, but Wolverine quickly discerned that she was an impostor when he recognized the wound he had left on her stomach and rejected her.

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Wolverine returns to Weapon X Facility

At Alkali, Wolverine came across a laboratory where he saw his claws' scratch marks on the walls. He started remembering what happened to him and how he was experimented upon with the adamantium. William Stryker arrived and cleared Wolverine's doubts, revealing that he had created the "animal within Wolverine." Stryker introduced another mutant with an adamantium skeleton and claws, Deathstrike, who attacked Wolverine. After a bitter fight, Wolverine was ultimately forced to kill her. He trailed Stryker while the X-Men rescued Cyclops, Professor X, and the kidnapped mutant children.

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Wolverine fights against Deathstrike

After the destruction of his base, Stryker tried to flee using his helicopter but restrained with metal by Magneto. Wolverine later found Stryker and interrogated him. Stryker refused to cooperate and was left behind by Wolverine to drown in the impending flood caused by the damaged dam. When the X-Men were about to leave, Jean sacrificed herself by protecting them from the flood. Wolverine and Cyclops mourned her death. Logan later informed Scott that Jean had chosen to be with the latter.[7]

Logan grew more comfortable in his role as an X-Man. He substituted for Cyclops, who had not yet recovered from Jean's death. He took part in Danger Room training sessions. He didn't take it seriously and felt that the students weren't ready for combat.[8]

War with the Brotherhood[]

Professor X sent Logan and Storm to Alkali Lake as he sensed something was wrong. There, they found a comatose Jean. Logan also found Cyclops' glasses, suggesting he had been killed. Back at the mansion, Logan learned that another part of Jean's psyche, the destructive Phoenix Force, had manifested itself.[8]

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Wolverine killing Jean Grey

When Jean escaped, Wolverine, Storm and Professor X found her in her old home. Jean was angered, and with her amazing powers, seemingly killed the Professor and fled with Magneto. Wolverine, Storm, Beast and the younger X-Men later confronted the Brotherhood and Phoenix, who were trying to kill Leech, a young boy whose powers were being used for a mutant cure.[8]

Wolverine and Beast managed to inject Magneto with the cure, depowering him of his mutant powers. The Phoenix began to destroy everything in a rage and was confronted by Wolverine. The good part of her psyche appeared for a moment and begged Logan to kill her. Logan professed his love for her and quickly stabbed her with his claws.[8]

Return to Japan[]

Logan initially remained at the school for some time,[8] but eventually left, wrought with guilt and tormenting hallucinations of Jean. While living as a hermit in the Yukon, after a bar fight Logan was greeted by a young mutant named Yukio, who had traveled from Japan to bring Logan back to Tokyo as a dying wish of Yashida, the Imperial Japanese officer whose life Logan saved in 1945.[2]

Agreeing to travel to Japan, Logan met a frail and dying Yashida, who had gone on from his military service to create the most powerful technology company in Japan, and his family: son Shingen, and granddaughter Mariko. Yashida, wanting to repay his debt to Logan for saving his life, offered to strip Logan of his healing powers, in the hopes to transfer the ability to himself, while freeing Logan from "the curse" of immortality. Logan refused Yashida's offer, and informs Yukio that he intends to leave the next day. That night, Logan has a dream that Yashida's personal physician, Dr. Green, introduced something to his system from a kiss, but when he awakes, there is no one there. Early the next morning, Logan is informed that Yashida passed away, as his body is removed from the estate.[2]

Attending Yashida's funeral, Logan meets Mariko's fiancé, Minister of Defense Noburo Mori, who rhetorically questions why Logan is still in Japan. In the middle of the funeral, Mariko is kidnapped by Yakuza gangsters. After being shot in the stomach with a shotgun, Logan manages to rescue Mariko, unknowingly assisted by the Yashida family's bodyguard Harada, and escape, hiding out in a "Love hotel".[2]

Logan opted to keep guard over Mariko for the night when he suffers another hallucination of Jean begging him to join her in death. Logan's healing factor fails to regenerate quick enough to clot the blood and Logan passes out from blood loss.

Later, Logan wakes up to find a veterinarian, the grandson of the hotel's owner, had taken the bullets out of his body. Mariko and Logan then flee to Tokyo's south, to Yashida's old house in Nagasaki. There, Logan and Mariko fall for each other and sleep together that night. However, Logan is met by another hallucination of Jean and sees a vision of a giant Silver Samurai attacking him and Mariko.

The next day, Mariko is kidnapped by Yakuza, but Logan manages to grab one of the kidnappers, whom Logan interrogates before Yukio arrives. Both head to Noboru Mori's house after the kidnapper gives away his name. On the way, Yukio tells Logan that she saw a vision of his death, in a bloody room and his heart in his hand.

The two interrogate Mori, who confesses that he and Shingen conspired Mariko's kidnapping and death in order for Shingen to inherit his father's wealth and power. After the interrogation, Logan tosses Mori out the window and into the pool a few floors below.

Logan and Mariko head to Yashida's estate, where both notice the lack of guards and people in the household. Heading to the x-ray machine where Yashida once laid under, Logan x-rays himself and finds a robotic parasite on his heart, presumably inserted there by Dr. Green earlier. Logan, despite his healing factor not what it used to be, slices himself open and reaches into his chest, intending to rip out the parasite. However, a wounded Shingen arrives, attempting to attack Logan but is forced to fight Yukio.

As Logan tears out the parasite, he briefly dies, but his regenerative abilities return and he revives, managing to save Yukio from getting killed by Shingen. Logan and Shingen then enter a sword fight with Shingen's katana and Logan's claws, ending with Logan killing Shingen.

After the fight, Logan and Yukio deduce that Mariko was brought to Yashida's natal village. Heading there by himself, Logan is met by Harada and his army of ninjas, who capture him after restraining him with many arrows and cables.

Logan is then brought into the tower overlooking the village, where he is placed into a machine and is introduced to the Silver Samurai, a large suit of armor with energized adamantium katanas intended for slicing off Logan's claws and draining his healing factor completely.

Mariko manages to free herself from Harada and frees Logan, who faces the Silver Samurai as Yukio faces Dr. Green. Harada is killed attempting to help fight the Samurai and Dr. Green is killed by Yukio. Logan and the Samurai fight until Logan is left dangling off the edge of a hole in the wall and the Samurai severs his claws. As Logan's healing factor is drained, the Samurai reveals himself to be Yashida, having faked his death. Yashida reveals the armor had been what kept him alive all these years and slowly de-ages to his prime as Logan grows visibly older by the minute. Mariko hears her grandfather's intentions and stabs him in the neck with Logan's severed claw. Yashida stunned, Logan regrows his bone claws and kills Yashida by stabbing him and throwing him out of the building.

Weak from the stress, Logan passes out and encounters Jean once more, but this time accepts her death and moves on.

Later, Logan recovers and decides to return to America, with Yukio as his "bodyguard".

Two years later, Logan arrives in America and is confronted by Magneto, who has regained his powers. Magneto asks Logan for help, as a threat to all of mutantkind has been created. Logan is distrustful, but Professor Xavier arrives, revealing himself to be quite alive and assures Logan that they can trust Magneto for the time being.[2]

War with the Sentinels[]

Over the course of the next eight years, the world had became a dark place. Wolverine, Storm, Professor X and Magneto arrived to find the members of Free Mutants in China where they discussed plans to use Kitty's ability to project people back into the bodies of their past selves to send Xavier back in time to 1973 to stop Mystique from killing Bolivar Trask, which triggered the Sentinel Program. However, the trauma of the trip would be too much for even Xavier's mind, prompting Logan to volunteer for the role as his healing abilities would allow him to physically and mentally survive the trip. Shadowcat sent him back to his younger body and he woke up in 1973 in a room next to a woman, later revealed to be the daughter of someone Logan was working for. Three me entered the room, henchmen of said boss, and attacked Logan when he tried to explain his situation. Wolverine killed them and set out to find Professor X. This created an alternate timeline.[4]

Rewriting the timeline[]

Wolverine arrived to the X-Mansion where he made a rough encounter with Hank McCoy. Wolverine finally met Charles and asked his help, who reluctantly agreed. They planned to break Magneto out of the Pentagon, where he had been imprisoned for killing President John F. Kennedy. The three first headed to Peter Maximoff's house and asked him to help. At the Pentagon, Charles, Wolverine, Quicksilver and Hank sneaked into the facility and freed Erik.

While pursuing and capturing Mystique in Paris, Wolverine saw William Stryker, triggering traumatic flashbacks. In 2023, he started violently shaking and stabbed Shadowcat with his claws. The panic attack briefly cut the connection between Wolverine and his younger self's body, but it was then regained. Meanwhile, Magneto tried to kill Mystique, but she escaped and Erik later separated from Charles, Logan and Hank. Later, when a depressed Charles was unable to use his abilities and Cerebro to find Raven, Logan had him use his mind as a "bridge" to his future self, allowing the two Charles Xaviers to communicate through him. The future Charles Xavier convinced his past self not to give up and he was able to use his abilities once more.

As Wolverine, Professor X and Hank went to the unveiling of the Sentinels in Washington, D.C. to find Mystique. Erik had used his powers to infuse the Sentinels with metal and control them to attack the public. Magneto lifted an entire stadium and transported it to surround the White House and put all but one Sentinel on lookout, and made it go after Wolverine and Beast. Wolverine attacked it but Magneto stabbed him with reinforcement steel, throwing him away to a nearby river, where he almost drowned. While Wolverine was incapacitated, his actions led to the past Charles Xavier finishing what he started and changing the future, convincing Mystique not to kill Trask, and then allowing her to save Trask from Magneto.

This left the past Wolverine to take control of his body again for the next 50 years until Wolverine returned to the altered 2023, apparently permanently possessing the other Logan.[4]

Having successfully altered the timeline, Wolverine awoke in the Xavier Institute in the new future at precisely the same time he was sent back in time, to find Shadowcat, Storm, Rogue, Iceman, Colossus, Beast, Professor X, and to his shock, Cyclops and Jean Grey alive again. Wolverine visited Professor X and revealed he has just finished time traveling and asked what happened in the last fifty years, apparently possessing no memory of the events of the new timeline. A delighted Professor X told him they have a lot to catch up on.[4]

Attributes

Powers

Mutant Physiology: As a homo superior, Logan was born with a mutation that grants him a variety of enhanced abilities compared to a normal human.

  • Advanced Healing Factor: Logan can heal and regenerate all physical and mental harm to himself in seconds. Any damaged area or lost anatomy will be completely restored with no lingering side effects, even forcing objects embedded out to heal properly. Even if he clinically dies, he can quickly resuscitate himself, making him near-immortal. Despite being shot twice in the head and losing his memories, Logan was able to regenerate his brain cells and eventually regain his lost memories years later. However, he is still capable of feeling pain and enough harm can render him unconscious.
    • Disease/Contaminant Immunity: Logan is virtually immune to all viruses, diseases, and most poisons or toxins. He is even shown able to enjoy the euphoric joy of alcohol and smoking with no negative effects. Only the most potent of chemicals will affect him and only for a brief period before returning to normal.
    • Enhanced Vitality: Logan exhibits inexhaustible drive, willpower and stamina, able to continue his exertions far longer than any normal human while showing no signs of weakening or exhaustion. He is highly accustomed to pain, able to withstand most levels of it while only slightly fazing him. He also has great endurance, having continue fighting effectively after suffering several critical wounds while his healing powers were suppressed and likewise survives cutting open his chest without being sedated.
    • Environmental/Weather Adaptation: Logan is able to survive and adapt to any environment or weather conditions without changing shape to adapt. Logan is able to survive at any temperature without discomfort. He can wear minimal clothing in sub-zero temperatures without any harm.
    • Extended Longevity: Logan's healing factor keeps him from aging beyond his physical prime, having remained virtually unchanged despite being almost two hundred years of age, potentially able to live forever. In addition to prolonging his life, his overall health, prowess, and condition remain at its peak.
    • Psionic Resistance: Logan is highly resilient, if not immune, to all but the most powerful of telepathic manipulation. This is made evident when Silverfox failed to make him listen to her request, despite clutching his arm. Even more, Logan's mind is able to withstand greater trauma, namely being to be sent back to 1973 by Shadowcat safely when Professor Xavier couldn't.
    • Reactive Adaptation: Logan's healing grants him remarkable resilience and adaptability. In addition to naturally growing into a very muscular and well-defined body of that operates at the absolute peak of human physical conditioning and body functions, he requires no additional training to maintain it. Even more, he has a propensity for continual growth and improvement throughout his lifespan. His physical might will progressively augment in correlation with the level of adversity he faces or the severity of injuries he recovers from. Likewise, this gives an innate ability to assimilate knowledge and insights from past encounters, enabling him to refine his tactics and enhance his efficiency in subsequent engagements.
    • Self-Sustenance: Wolverine requires no food or water to maintain his health or strength, though he can partake in the activity for his own personal joy. During his seven years of self-imposed exile after killing Jean Grey, Wolverine remained completely unaffected despite never gathering any nourishment.
  • Animal Empathy: Logan can sense the emotional state of animals on a basic level such as fear, anger, happiness or pain. He can communicate with them to make them aware of his actions and intent. This allows for dangerous animals to leave him alone rather than attacking him as they normally would other people.
  • Enhanced Agility: Logan has remarkable equilibrium and coordination, greater than any human athlete. He capable of scaling vertical surfaces with remarkable efficiency. He is maneuverable and graceful, able to pursue and outrun a target in various types of terrains. His skills allow him to fluidly dodge and attack from different directions without losing balance. He is shown noticeable acrobatics, lunging from trees to attack his target.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: He can respond to danger and events within seconds.
  • Enhanced Speed: Logan is able to run over 60 mph and move with reflexes unobtainable by normal human beings. When sensing Victor was near and going after Kayla, he was able to leave from his job site and reach her car in minutes.
  • Enhanced Senses: Logan's senses are heightened to levels similar to various animals. He can track down and identify people through their scent alone, as well as detect their presence within a large area through scent and sound. This makes one disguising themselves, even Mystique using her shape-shifting powers, pointless due to the inability to change their scent. His hearing is equally acute, able to clearly hear the low whisper of William Stryker while submerged in water. He can see much further and closer than normal humans with perfect clarity, even in total darkness. His senses enable him to sense when danger is near, such as at the Yashida's funeral.
  • Enhanced Strength: With his body naturally evolved and conditioned to the peak of human physical potential and continually adjusting to various forms of damage, Logan's raw might greatly exceeds his physical appearance, able to turn over a heavily-armored truck (which on average can weigh over 27 tons). After his skeleton was laced with adamantium, he can still effortlessly carry himself. He can overpower full grown humans with ease, able to hurl them with a single hand. His strength also extends to his legs, as he is able to jump several feet into the air.
  • Retractable Claws: Logan possesses a pair of three, 12-inch retractable claws in each forearm that emerge between each of his fingers' knuckles. The dense bone structure of these claws can tear through most matter unharmed.

Abilities

  • Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Due to his advanced age and countless battles in both various wars and cage fights, Logan is well-versed in various forms of hand-to-hand combat, demonstrating proficiency in boxing during his match with Blob, as well as many other martial arts. Logan was able to compete against Lady Deathstrike, Deadpool, and Mystique, who are some of the best fighters on the planet. While mostly using savage slashes with his claws in combat, he is shown to be very precise and methodical, quickly adjusting his tactics to better suit the situation and type of opponent.
  • Skilled Leader: Despite being more of a solo man, when the situation requires it, Logan is a capable leader. He led the X-Men into victory at the battle of Alcatraz, and his leadership ability was instrumental in the mission to stop Trask from building his Sentinels.
  • Stealth: Logan is able to sneak around at the Xavier institute with multiple "mercenaries" armed with night vision goggles and guns, being shot only once. Furthermore, he was able to sneak around Magneto's base camp, and whilst being attacked by several mutants, he still didn't alert the full force of the Brotherhood of Mutants and was able to slip among them after defeating the small group of mutants. In addition, he snuck into Three Mile Island's facility without being noticed.
  • Weapons Proficiency: Logan is proficient in handling any melee weapon or firearm, due to his war experiences. The usage of his adamantium claws translates to skill in wielding tekko-kagi claws, hand-held weapons used by Japanese ninja for self-defense against sword-wielding opponents, and are designed to both block, trap and disarm enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Adamantium: Logan's adamantium claws cannot penetrate other adamantium unless they are super-heated, to which a said weapon could potentially kill Logan as The Silver Samurai's energized blades proved easily destroyed Logan's claws. Also, adamantium inside the body is poisonous, as Logan only remains unaffected by that because of his healing powers.
  • Decapitation: If Logan's head were to be decapitated, he wouldn't be able to regenerate/heal himself and would thus die. However, with the indestructible adamantium bonded to his skeletal structure, this task becomes far more difficult, with the super-heated adamantium blades being the only known weapons to be capable of doing it.
  • Drained Healing Factor: Logan's healing powers themselves are not self-restoring. If any of its essences is extracted, the powers will be permanently impaired. After Yashida syphoned some of Logan's healing powers, this restarted his aging process. While still aging much slower than normal humans, by 2023, he began developing some grey hair and minor wrinkles.
  • Drowning: Due to the weight of his adamantium-laced skeleton, it is difficult for Logan to swim as effectively as he could before. However, his superhuman strength and stamina allow him to compensate for the additional weight.
  • Magnetism: Due to the adamantium in his skeleton, Logan is vulnerable to being subdued or manipulated by enemies using magnetic powers.
  • Mental Impairment: Although Logan can regenerate his physical brain and thereby avoid any brain damage, his memories are still vulnerable to being damaged, as seen when Colonel Stryker shot him in the head, to which his regenerated brain tissue could not retain his memories. Over time, however, the damage done to Logan's memory has gradually restored itself.
  • Metal Detectors: Due to the adamantium in his skeleton, Logan can't step through a metal detector without setting it off.
  • Oxygen Deprivation: While Logan can go for much longer periods without air, his healing factor is still dependent on his brain general function. As such, if Logan is deprived of oxygen long enough, allowing his brain to shut down, he can die.

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Adamantium Skeleton: Wolverine's entire skeletal system is molecularity infused with the near-indestructible metal adamantium. This not only makes himself just as durable, but also further augments the physical might of his musculature. This, coupled with his healing factor, makes him nearly-invulnerable, as he was the only one capable of walking through the full power of the Phoenix Force. A unique side-effect of the procedure caused his claws to take on a sleek, dagger-like shape, allowing him to cut through targets rather than just tear into them, likewise increasing his penetrative might to cut through virtually anything. Likewise, the sheer force of his punches and kicks can cause much more damage on his target.

Transportation

X-Jet, motorcycle

Notes

Trivia

  • After returning to the spot where he saved Yashida's life, Logan fully regained his memories from before he was shot in the head by Stryker.[2]
  • Logan is the only person in the revised timeline to have retained his memories of the original timeline.[4]
  • In Origins, Logan is able to understand Japanese when the bartender talks to him, however years later in The Wolverine, he is not able to understand Japanese at all. It's possible he'd forgotten the language over the years, although surprisingly enough, he was capable of speaking the language at one point with Yukio. It is possible that after returning to the well where he saved Yashida, he might have regained his past memories, experiences and the language itself. Logan's mainstream counterpart is fluent in Japanese.
  • The character was supposed to appear in cameo in the Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films as a way to connect the two universes, but it didn't happen due to not finding the costume.[9]
  • His claws come out in between his knuckles as opposed to over them like in the comics.

See Also

Links and References

References

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