Reine du Rien was first seen in her hometown within the French Alps alongside her Aunt Agathe when her father, Logan, came there to find out information about the Truth. Rien kept her distance as her aunt used a teleportation spell on Logan which whisked him away to the Australian Outback, but not before he was able to pick up on Rien's scent.[2]

Around 1995, Logan now going by the name Wolverine, was contacted by Talisman who was able to locate the next place that the Truth would appear. She teleported Logan, herself, and the X-Men to Montserrat during the eruption of the volcano at Soufrière Hills. The X-Men fought against the Truth but after he apparently killed Cyclops, Storm, and Talisman, Rien revealed herself to the group as she unsheathed her claws and cut the demon's right arm off.

After a brief battle, Rien opened up a portal and magically thrust the Truth back to Hell. Rien then conveyed to Logan that he was told to not come there as this was no longer his fight. Colossus asked Logan if he knew who she was and he replied that he believed that she was his daughter.[3]

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Rien vs The Truth

During this time, Rien disappeared before Logan could speak with her. He then spent the next decade and a half searching for her when he by some luck located her in 2008 after vanquishing the Truth yet again, this time in Mumbai during the 26/11 attacks. She explained to him that she was Sylvie's daughter, but not his. Her family, the Clan D'Arqueness felt that she didn't need a name, but she began being called Rien, which translated means "nothing."

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Logan & Rien's warm embrace

Her clan wanted to right the wrong it perpetuated upon the world when her grandmother brought forth the Truth sixty years ago in France. They believed that the combination of her mother's magic and Logan's mutant abilities would create a being who could be the perfect opposite of the Truth. As Rien now has the magic, claws, and healing factor, she would be an immortal and the last line of defense against the demon.

Logan explained to her that the years that have past he was hunting the Truth and not her. His plan involved the both of them travelling to Hell itself in order to kill him once and for all. The pair then unsheathed both of their claws and laid them upon each other in an warm embrace with Logan saying that they would finally be free.[1]


Rien possesses all the magical abilities of her mother along with her mutant heritage of her father.[1]

  • The French phrase Reine du Rien, pronounced Ren du-r yeh, translates as "Queen of Nothing."[1]
  • Rien itself is pronounced Ree-yen.[4]

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