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Quote1 Maybe 'twas simply the first time I realized how even the most innocent of places--the most lovely of days--could be turned foul and corrupt. Quote2
Wolfsbane[src]

History

Early Years[]

Rahne Sinclair was born in the north highlands of Ullapool, Scotland and was delivered by Dr. Moira MacTaggert, who happened to live locally. Rahne's mother, a local sex worker,[12] would never know her as she died in childbirth the night she was born. Her father was the local Presbyterian minister, Reverend Craig, who raised Rahne as an orphan without revealing that he was her father from an illicit relationship. Reverend Craig's treatment of Rahne during her first fourteen years was harsh, instilling a strict religious and traditionally Catholic moral code into her from a young age to compensate for his own lapse in character which led to her conception.[27]

Rahne Sinclair (Earth-616) from New Mutants Vol 2 11 001

Running from her village

When Rahne first developed her mutant power of lycanthropy, she was mistaken for a werewolf. A group of terrified, religious locals believed that she had been possessed by the devil. Led by Reverend Craig, they chased Rahne across the Scottish highlands. At the end of the chase, Rahne fell unconscious and reverted to her naked human form at the feet of Dr. MacTaggert, who saved her from the mob. Doctor MacTaggert became a surrogate mother to the young mutant and took her under her protection, then took Rahne to America, to be schooled by Professor Charles Xavier.[27]

New Mutants[]

Rahne soon became involved in a rescue mission to save the Professor from Donald Pierce, who was still affiliated with the Hellfire Club. With the help of Cannonball, Karma, Psyche, and Sunspot, the Professor was saved and he agreed to train the team of New Mutants. Although the team was originally created because the Professor was possessed by the Brood Queen egg inside of him for future embryos, they stayed together. During her time with the New Mutants, Rahne experienced many adventures, under the codename Wolfsbane.[25]

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Young Rahne

In the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, the New Mutants were tutored, by Professor X, and trained in the use of their powers, in the Danger Room. Due to her strict religious upbringing, Rahne found it hard to come to terms with some of her teammates habits. Rahne also struggled with her own romantic feelings, which she believed were sins and made her wicked in the eyes of God. Rahne initially developed a secret crush on Cannonball. Rahne developed a strong friendship with Dani Moonstar, whose mutant power gave her a natural rapport with animals. This rapport developed into a psychic link with Wolfsbane whenever she would transform into her wolf form.[25]

Wolfsbane and Sunspot were given the same drug that gifted Cloak and Dagger with their powers, until Magik returned the powers to the original owners.[31]

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Transformed by the drug

Some time afterwards, Kitty Pryde was captured by the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, who was unaware the young X-Man shared a rapport with Magik. Sensing her friend was in danger, Illyana enlisted the help of the New Mutants and they charged to her rescue. Still, they were all captured and forced to attend the Massachusetts Academy, where the White Queen taught. There, a rivalry started between the New Mutants and the other young team of the Academy, the Hellions, which led them to secretly compete in a challenge and, if the New Mutants won, the Hellions would allow them to escape. During the match, however, the White Queen appeared, and chaos ensued. Nevertheless, the New Mutants managed to get away safely and return to Xavier's.[32]

Later, Amora the Enchantress kidnapped the New Mutants to Asgard. Rahne ended-up in Jotunheim and began a relationship with Hrimhari, the Wolf Prince of Asgard who had rescued her from giants.[6] Loki used his magic to turn Rahne and Hrimhari into the feral creatures Grimfang and Bleakheart, but the combined mutant teams thwarted Loki's plans and returned them to normal. The relationship between Rahne and Hrimhari was passionate, but short lived, as the heroes of Earth were told that if one remained behind, all of them had to remain as well, forcing Rahne to make the sacrifice for her friends.[33]

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With Hrimhari

When the New Mutants returned home, the headmaster of the school had been replaced by Magneto, which was initially hard to accept, but the team eventually warmed up to their new mentor.[34][35]

Not long after Magneto's arrival, the New Mutants encountered Mojo, Spiral, Longshot and Psylocke when they ended up lured into Mojo's new show "Wildways".[36]

Following said adventure, Rahne was among the New Mutants who came to Magneto and the X-Men's aid when Mojo and Spiral de-aged said team, as well as Psylocke and Longshot into infancy, though the New Mutants managed to break the X-Men free of their brainwashing in the fight that followed, during which Rahne battled the mind controlled Colossus, Shadowcat, and Nightcrawler.[37]

Once, Magneto was invited to attend a Hellfire Club event and decided to bring the New Mutants as well. There, Rahne ran off with the Hellion Catseye in their respective lycan and feline forms. While running around the mansion, Rahne caught a familiar scent and ran upstairs to find Cypher, drunk, in a bed with Roulette, which ultimately led Sam Guthrie to suggest another contest between the two teams.[38]

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With Catseye

The contest was for both teams to hunt down the person responsible for selling a member of the Hellfire Club a forged statue of Selene and the losers were to apologize, publicly, for any insults and take the rap for any trouble with their teachers before sunrise. After having Magik spy on the Hellions through a scrying glass in Limbo, the New Mutants learned that Viper and the Silver Samurai were behind the forgery and decided to intercept the villains before the other team. Unknown to the New Mutants, their rivals had assumed that they would spy on them and led them to the henchmen of the villains, while they captured Viper and Silver Samurai, winning the competition.[39]

Doug Ramsey Saga[]

Shortly after, the New Mutants were invited to one of Lila Cheney’s parties, and Rahne was pressured by Dani and Illyana into dressing up. Having been complimented by Magneto, Rahne was later hesitant to change into her wolf form and rip her beautiful gown, but Doug Ramsey (Cypher), who had been chatting with her all evening, convinced her it was OK. After all the trouble was sorted out, Rahne was embarrassed to show her ruined dress in front of Doug, but he confessed she didn't "need a princess dress to look like a princess".[40]

She and Doug grew close and, after the rescue of Bird Brain, Cypher was jealous of the attention that Rahne showed the creature, refusing to use his deciphering powers to try and communicate with him. After Magneto threatened to return him to the authorities, however, Doug began to speak with Bird-Brain, to save Rahne the loss.[41]

When Bird-Brain decided to return home, the New Mutants followed and were captured by the Ani-Mator and his Ani-Mates, ending up fighting him and the mutant-hating group The Right. During the fight, Doug, who always felt helpless in battles, saw his chance to be a hero by pushing Rahne out of harm's way, after the Ani-Mator aimed a gun at her. Not realizing he had been shot, Rahne asked him not to dive into battle like that, and Doug's last words were "Don't be mad, Rahne. I'll never do it again". Feeling responsible for Doug's death, Rahne almost got herself killed, but, after talking with Sam Guthrie, who also felt he was to blame, they agreed everyone should have been paying more attention and decided to look after one another like brother and sister.[42]

Rahne was among the New Mutants briefly captured by a demon posing as Baba Yaga who planned to eat them after she'd fed them. In time due to the feeding she underwent, Rahne became very fat alongside her captive teammates. After this, the five came close to being eaten before they were saved by Colossus, with Magik restoring the enormously fat and bloated NMs to normal.[43]

After a few more adventures, Sam and Dani decided to move the team out from under Magneto's thumb, having learned he was planning to train them as soldiers for the coming war between humans and mutants. To their surprise, Magneto allowed the young mutants to leave, stating that, in time, they would find their way back to him.[44]

Final Days as a New Mutant[]

After initially deciding to go home and live normal lives, the New Mutants were introduced to X-Factor and began to live on Ship, merging with the X-Terminators.[45] Soon they met a mysterious man known only as Cable who became their mentor and gave them the kind of military training that Professor Xavier had wished to avoid.[46] When the New Mutants returned to the X-Mansion, Rahne was with Boom-Boom, Rictor, Storm and Warlock, as they were ambushed and kidnapped by Genoshan Prelates, one of whom was the brain-washed Havok, who had previously been missing in action.[47]

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Mutated by Cameron Hodge

Instantly teleported to Genosha, the young mutants were stripped of their clothes and powers.[11] Rahne was forcibly transformed into a Mutate by having her head shaved, a number tattooed onto her forehead and was also brainwashed.[48] Ultimately she was liberated from her brainwashed state by transforming into her transitional human-wolf form, but was unable to turn back into a human girl without becoming a Mutate slave once more.[49] She chose to remain in Genosha to work with Havok in an attempt to restore civilization to the island nation.[50]

X-Factor[]

Wolfsbane reappeared for the formation of the second incarnation of X-Factor, while still stuck in her transitional form. There she became close friends with James Madrox (the Multiple Man) and Guido Carosella (Strong Guy), but struggled to contain her feelings for Havok. The brainwashing combined with the feral hormones of her transitional state caused her to develop feelings for Havok, and intense jealousy of his relationship with Polaris.[51][52]

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Wolfsbane and Havok

Rahne was permanently cured of her Genoshan brainwashing by Haven.[53] She remained with the team until Strong Guy was placed into suspended animation. Leaving X-Factor she returned to Muir Island to work with Moira MacTaggert to find a cure for the Legacy Virus.[54][28]

Excalibur[]

While at Muir Island, she became a member of Excalibur, where she became good friends with Colossus and Shadowcat, and was later a bridesmaid at the wedding of Captain Britain and Meggan.[55]

Although Excalibur disbanded, Rahne decided to remain on Muir Island. However, the island came under attack from The Brotherhood, and the entire island was destroyed. During the attack Mystique fired the neutralizer (which Forge had originally created to remove Rogue's powers) at Wolfsbane. Robbed of her lycanthropic powers, Rahne boarded a plane with Moira MacTaggert, but her adoptive mother died soon after with Rahne at her side.[56]

Xavier Institute and the Paragon Squad[]

In America, Rahne began to travel the country on a motorbike, she grew her hair long, purposefully lost her Scottish brogue and displayed a gregarious attitude. All of which came as a complete surprise to Dani Moonstar when the two were reunited at the Westchester campus.[57]

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Wolfsbane on her motorcycle

While in the X-Mansion, she was initially refused the chance to teach at her old school because of her immature attitude, but she caught the attention of Elixir, who was the legal ward of Dani Moonstar. He pursued her, and during a kiss, his healing power restored Wolfsbane's own powers. However, the shock of the transformation caused her to lash out on instinct, and Elixir was severely wounded.[58]

Elixir was ultimately saved, and Rahne's feral daze came to an end thanks to Dani Moonstar.[59] Although Rahne ended the relationship with Elixir when she became a supervising member of staff to Paragons Squad,[26][60] the two of them soon began a secret affair.[61] The relationship permanently ceased when Rahne discovered that Wallflower had feelings for Elixir.[57] However, the break-up was overheard by Wither,[57] who spread the news around the school,[60] causing her to flee the school, further straining her friendship with Moonstar.[60]

X-Factor Investigations[]

Upon leaving the school, Rahne become part of X-Factor Investigations, where she was reunited with Madrox. Her personality reverted to that of her original repressed Scottish youth and she stopped hiding her native accent, claiming she had nothing to hide anymore.[62]

While with X-Factor, Rahne came under mental attack from Damian Tryp, who tormented her with visions. Her dreams that she would murder Multiple Man and Layla Miller on their wedding day drove her mad to the point that she even considered committing suicide to prevent the visions from becoming a reality.[63]

X-Force[]

When the first mutant since M-Day was born, Rahne was activated as part of Cyclops' tracking team, X-Force. Along with Caliban, Hepzibah, Warpath, and X-23, Rahne was charged with tracking down the location of Cable and the infant Messiah.[64]

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Activation during the Messiah CompleX

Later Cyclops introduced Wolfsbane to Wolverine's new X-Force with Warpath and X-23. She had already infiltrated a group of Purifiers with Rictor's aid, but was discovered and captured during a mission. While in their hands, she discovered that her father, Reverend Craig, had joined the Purifiers. There she was drugged with heroin and her father attempted to kill her again.[9]

Unbeknownst to her new teammates, Wolfsbane had been brainwashed once more. Upon her rescue, she awoke and promptly attacked Archangel. She violently tore off his wings and stored them away in her room. During a later fight with the Purifiers, Wolfsbane received a non-mortal gunshot wound from her father, who then followed her trail of blood so he could deliver the fatal blow. After tracking her to her room Reverend Craig stood in front of Archangel's wings and created the image that he was an angel. The brainwashing that the Purifiers had installed into Rahne's mind had programmed her to "kill the angel", and for the second time, she was unable to resist. She was later found in a traumatized state surrounded by blood, with no sign of her father.[65]

The same brainwashing later resurfaced when Wolfsbane attacked Archangel for a second time. It was only due to the intervention of the Stepford Cuckoos that Wolfsbane was able to break free of the brainwashing and begin to come to terms with what she had done to her friends and family.[2]

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Hrimhari & Wolfsbane in their transitional forms

While Rahne was recovering from her brainwashing in Angel's Aerie in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Hrimhari, the Wolf-Prince of Asgard, found her, quite to her surprise.[66] Now reunited with his former lover, Hrimhari explained to Rahne the fall of Asgard, the murder of his pack, and his own rebirth on Midgard.[67] Hrimhari revealed to Rahne that he could now shapeshift into a fully human form.[68] They then consummated their newly rekindled romance.[23]

While in the throes of afterglow next to a roaring fire on the floor of Angel's Aerie, Hrimhari and Wolfsbane were attacked by three of the Frost Giants who slaughtered Hrimhari's pack. After narrowly defeating the Frost Giants, the seemingly uninjured Rahne fainted due to unknown causes. Faintly she called out for Elixir.[69]

Hrimhari rushed her back to Angel's Aerie, where he was met by Archangel and Warpath who accompanied him to the X-Men base on Utopia.[70] Unfortunately, Utopia was under attack by Selene's undead mutants[71][72] and Elixir was in a comatose state due to the strain exerted by time traveling[73] and in healing Surge.[23]

Wolfsbane's condition continued to worsen, and in desperation Hrimhari called upon the death goddess Hela.[74] Hela offered Hrimhari an even trade; a life for a life. Except she asked him to choose between his true love, Rahne, or their unborn child (which was the reason Rahne was dying). In the end, Hrimhari chose to exchange his life for Elixir's, knowing Elixir could save both Rahne and his unborn cub. As Hrimhari and Hela disappeared he told a recovered Elixir to save Rahne and tell her "I love her... and... I will find a way back to her."[75] To save Wolfsbane's life Elixir had to strengthen her body (to undefined limits) to endure the Asgardian embryo growing inside her.[76]

X-Factor Investigations... again[]

After the battle on Genosha with Selene and her Inner Circle, Rahne was removed from active duty on X-Force by Wolverine.[77] She then left the X-Men entirely intending to rejoin X-Factor in New York City, where she discovered her ex-boyfriend Rictor in an intimate embrace with Shatterstar.[22] She and Shatterstar briefly fought for Rictor's love, though the battle went unfinished.[78]

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Rictor and pregnant Rahne

Rahne decided to "save his soul" by putting her and her baby between Ric and Star, leading Rictor to believe that her baby was his.[79][1] Shortly after, they met with Dr. Castillo. She tried to examine the embryo by ultrasound, but the waves couldn't penetrate Wolfsbane's body, and Dr. Castillo deduced that it was a protective function, mystical in nature rather than biological. This made Rictor suspect that the baby was not his, something that was later confirmed by Shatterstar after an encounter with Hrimhari in Niffleheim.[80][81]

Shatterstar and Layla Miller convinced Rictor that even if Rahne had lied about his paternity, he should still be with her and support her, since, of all the places in the world, she'd come to him. when Rictor caught up with her, Rahne told him that she hadn't planned to deceive him about his paternity and Rictor assured her that it was not her fault that he was gay. After a heartfelt conversation, the two embraced.[1]

Birth of Tier[]

Later as she left the office to go to church, she ran into Shatterstar, who wanted to mark his territory over Rictor and make peace with her. At the church, they encountered a powerful demon, the Sin-Eater, who claimed that the coming of Rahne's child had weakened the walls between dimensions, allowing it to cross over. The Demon offered Wolfsbane the chance to transfer all her sins to her child, who'd then be killed and restore the walls. Rahne blatantly refused, and fought with the demon alongside Shatterstar.[82]

Moments later Feral appeared and tried to kill Wolfsbane and her child, but it turned out that she was just a ghost, and had been returned to the world of the living to serve as an anchor for all the demons and gods who were hunting Rahne's child. Cu Sith, Kasha, Okami, and Bastet all appeared immediately after that. Rahne and Shatterstar fought them all while Layla and X-Factor (instructed by her) sprinkled salt on all entrances of the headquarters and drew protective symbols on the walls, doors and windows creating a mystic shield to prevent demonic forces from entering. When Rahne and Shatterstar arrived, X-Factor struggled with Cu Sith and Bastet, trying to protect Rahne and her baby, but the battle was unequal, and the team was losing, until Werewolf by Night showed up and help turn the scales.[83]

The Birth

Russell and Rahne fled in a car and were attacked by Cerberus. While Russell fought the beast, Rahne ran away and encountered a man named Agamemnon, who offered her help and shelter in his home. Unbeknownst to Rhane, Agamemnon wasn't even human; he was a half-Asgardian demigod and Hrimhari's uncle. He caught Rahne, bound her in enchanted chains and locked her in a protective circle. However, the child wasn't born as usual and got out of Rahne's mouth.[84]

Immediately after birth, the child attacked and ripped apart Agamemnon, causing repulsion to Rahne. Her reaction frightened the child and he ran away. At the same time, Madrox walked into the house with Theresa Cassidy, who upon seeing the child instinctively released a sonic blast that sent him flying away. Gods and demons had finally noticed that he had been born, and continued to hunt. However, Hela found the child first. She was going to take him with her, but she was attacked by all the enraged gods and demons. While they fought, the child hid away, being found by Russell in the aftermath of the battle.[85] Rahne later felt terrible remorse for abandoning her child.[86]

Self-Pity[]

Rahne was not doing any better coping with the abandonment of her son. She isolated herself from her teammates right after a mission, and for long periods of time. Theresa and Polaris decided to plan a road trip to have Rahne get her mind off things, by telling her it was a mission. On their way to Vermont, they attempted to crack jokes to Rahne, but to no avail, and, when Rahne realized she'd been lied to, she jumped out of the car, forcing Lorna to use magnetic wave manipulation to pull Rahne back in.[87]

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The "road trip"

When they arrived in Vermont, they met up with Madrox's dupe Reverend John Maddox, and, despite some initial reluctance, Rahne eventually agreed to talk to him. She told him that she'd treated her son the same way her father treated her. She felt that there was no point in asking for forgiveness. And she also finally revealed her repressed memories of being on X-Force and brainwashed into eating her own father. John, in complete shock, left his office, only to come back with a cat-o-nine tails whip. He demanded Rahne to beat herself with it, and began screaming at her. Rahne dropped the whip and began sobbing. John told her he was never going to let her do it, and consoled her with his words about letting go of her self-pity and judgmental attitude, and turning negative energy into something positive. Rahne then told John that she was going to search for her son.[87]

When she left to look after him, Rictor and Longshot accompanied her and helped her track him down. When they found him, however, they saw themselves forced to fight Darwin, who was hunting the child, and Vanora, making Rahne think that it was best to stay hidden with her son in order to protect him.[88]

Hell on Earth War[]

With Darwin still hunting her son, Rahne was eventually forced back to New York City with her son. They managed to get to X-Factor's HQ safe and sound, but were quickly followed by Darwin, and later by Jezebel and Strong Guy, who had quit the team. Without much explanation, everyone present was then teleported before the Hell Lords, who were also waiting to kill Tier.[89] Seeing that the war was no longer avoidable, Jezebel turned tides and helped X-Factor escape, soon explaining that she was only trying to try kill Tier before to prevent the Hell Lords from beginning their war for Tier's life, prophesized long ago to be the decisive conflict to define the true Hell Lord of the Universe.[90]

They tried to lay low for a while, as Tier didn't want to charge to battle and he was the only one capable of killing the Hell Lords,[91] but when Mephisto turned against the other Hell Lords and declared himself the new ruler of the Earth, X-Factor finally decided to take the fight to him.[92]

Tier handled himself against Mephisto, but, to the surprise of everyone, he was instead killed by Guido, who was seeking the powers of the Hell Lords to revive a recently-deceased Monet. As he got his new powers, he ended the war[93] and dispersed the members of X-Factor through time and space,[94] sending Rahne to the Arctic Circle to have a little talk with her. After threatening her, he thanked her for her sacrifice and teleported her to Vermont to meet Reverend John Maddox. John, after having heard of the recent X-Factor adventures, and realizing Rahne didn't have much to look forward to anymore, suggested that she become the town's new deacon, which she gladly accepted.[95]

New Tian[]

When Hydra took over the United States and displaced mutantkind to the newly created New Tian, Rahne became a member of a strike team assembled by Emma Frost, New Tian's true ruler. Working with Miss Sinister, Frost administered her soldiers with Mothervine,[96] causing Rahne to undergo a secondary mutation which granted her the ability to separate her lycanthrope form into a pack of five smaller wolves.[21]

Last X-Men and Death[]

She rejoined the X-Men when Cyclops sent the call out. She was also freed from prison as well.[20] She realized she had "had enough of being a monster" and quit the team. Not long after, she was sitting on a bench when some young men approached her. One insisted on her coming with them. He grabbed her arm, and she turned into the wolf, nearly killing one. They realized she was a mutant and started beating her. Unwilling to hurt them, she refused to defend herself. She eventually died of her injuries. The X-Men mourned her loss greatly.[17]

Krakoa[]

Following the foundation of a mutant state in Krakoa by the hand of Charles Xavier and his allies, Wolfsbane resurfaced as a citizen of the nation, having been reborn by the hand of The Five,[18] a group of mutants capable of combining their powers into a process of resurrection, brought together by Xavier as part of his plans for mutant ascension.[97] At the time, Dani had started using her powers to help mutants deal with their traumas, and Rahne was one of the people she helped.[98] She soon began wondering why her son hadn't been revived yet; Elixir of the Five informed her he wasn't even on the list, and that she needed evidence of his death. After speaking to Dani about this, Rahne burst into tears.[8]

Personality

Rahne is a protestant of the Scots Presbyterian denomination,[12] the motto of the Sinclair Clan being "Commit thy work to God".

Attributes

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Powers

Rahne is a mutant with the mutant powers to transform herself into a wolf at will, or into a transitional form which combines human and lupine aspects, including:

  • Lycanthropy: Much like the werewolves of folklore, Rahne can transform into a wolf. However, she is not a werewolf, and therefore is not restricted to the limitations of a creature of the night. She can also retain full memory of herself, and therefore has her human consciousness while in her wolf and transitional forms. In her transitional form she is able to stand erect on her legs and retain the use of her hands, but is also able to run and maneuver on all fours like a wolf.[citation needed] Other effects of her wolf and/or transitional forms include:
    • Enhanced Size: Proportionately greater in size than that of her human form, her hybrid wolf-human bones and muscles make Wolfsbane taller and stronger. This form also has a higher weight and mass than her human form.[citation needed] After further artificial mutation induced on Genosha, Rahne could reach a height of roughly 8 feet and a weight of over 400 lbs. in her transitional form, and roughly 12 feet (when standing on her hind legs) and a weight of over 1000 lbs. in her full lupine form.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Strength: Greater strength than that of a normal male adult human, due to her enhanced muscular build.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Speed: Enhanced muscles are swift as a wolf but to the proportional size of a human.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Reflexes: Although enhanced her muscles and skeleton are also extremely flexible, giving her the agility of an animal.[citation needed]
    • Hyper-Keen Senses: Keen animal senses of sight, smell & hearing combined with human intelligence are heightened further than that of a regular wolf. She can perceive infrared, ultra violet, heat, pheromones & emotions such as fear or lust.[citation needed]
    • Claws & Fangs: In her half & full wolf form, Rahne possesses sharpened nails along with pronounced canines with which to rip and tear through most substances.[citation needed]
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Wolfsbane is capable of regenerating damaged or destroyed areas of her body with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Injuries that result in massive tissue damage such as bullet wounds, slashes, punctures, blunt force trauma, and severe burns heal completely, without so much as a scar, in a shorter amount of time.[citation needed]
    • Enhanced Vision: Although not an ability possessed by natural wolves, in her lupine form, Wolfsbane is able to see into the infrared and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. By viewing the heat signatures of human beings, she is able to detect a person's emotional state and also determine if a person is lying.[99]
    • Psychic Rapport: In lupine form, Rahne had an empathic link with Danielle Moonstar.[10]

Secondary Mutation[]

After becoming an agent of New Tian, Rahne's powers were altered[100] and she underwent a secondary mutation.[21]

  • Claw Extension: In her wolf form, Rahne's entire fingers become elongated, bony claws.[21]
  • Duplication Shapeshifting: In addition to taking on a wolf-like form, Wolfsbane can now split herself into an entire pack of five canines.[21]

Weaknesses

There are drawbacks to being a wolf:

  • While in her lupine form, Wolfsbane can not orally communicate with others. Instead, she has the vocal cords of a wolf and therefore barks, growls, and howls as one. Although in this form she is capable of communicating telepathically with Danielle Moonstar, she does not often work with her former New Mutants teammate.[citation needed]
  • While she may retain her human consciousness, she is more prone to wild behavior. This can sometimes dull her intelligence or override her usually up-right and moral consciousness.[citation needed]
  • Rahne was previously unable to grow her hair longer than a few inches in length. She was able to grow longer hair while locked in her transitional form after leaving Genosha, and again when she was deprived of her mutant powers.[citation needed]

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Unstable Molecule Costume: During her time as Xavier's student, these clothes enabled Rahne to transform without tearing them apart.[40]

Transportation

X-Factor Humvee; formerly motorcycle, Magik, Warlock

Notes

Trivia

  • On Earth-7153, Wolfsbane and Hrimhari had a daughter, Vanora, not a son.[106]
  • In her original design by Bob McLeod, Rahne was named Mirazhi Shabandar (Shikari) and was to be Irish rather than Scottish.[107]

See Also

Links and References

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