Team X was a military black-ops unit division of U.S. Government's C.I.A., formed in the 1960s by Major Arthur Barrington. Named Team X due to the presence of several mutants, the black-ops squad accomplished several missions for both the U.S. Government and, although unwillingly, the criminal mastermind Romulus, who used his personal inside agents, Logan (a.k.a. Wolverine) and Victor Creed (a.k.a. Sabretooth) to carry on his own interests. Other agents included C.I.A. operatives David North a.k.a. Maverick and John Wraith a.k.a. Kestrel, as well as the mysterious Mastodon and Wolverine's former love, Silver Fox, although likely an imposter hired by either the C.I.A. or Romulus himself.
In 1963 agents Logan, codenamed Emilio Garra, and Sabretooth, codenamed El Tigre, were on a mission in Cuba after Kennedy's assassination, where they had been betrayed by Silver Fox. They were later joined by agents Mastodon and Wraith, and together they clashed against Silver Fox, known as Zora de Plata.
Also in 1963 Romulus C.I.A. scienticists in Dallas, Texas, experimenting on Logan with Carbonadium pills; The whole squad was sent on Team X's last mission in Berlin, Germany; they were ordered to save C.I.A. double agent Janice Hollenbeck and to stole K.G.B.'s Carbonadium Synthesizer, required by soviet super-soldier Omega Red; Wraith tried to kill Red with a new weapon, but he survived and Wraith managed to teleport himself away to safety. In the following years, Omega Red continuously sought out the Team X members, believing they may know of its whereabouts.
In 1968, Wolverine was send to kill Soviet's Super-Soldier Cosmonaut Epsilon Red to keep the Russians from reaching the Moon first. When Sabretooth who fought his way through elite K.G.B., border guards and internal security to deliver an abort mission orders from the very top of the food chain.
Several years after the team disbanded, the subversive Weapon X Program, the tenth iteration of Weapon Plus Program which was funded by the C.I.A. through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, obtained the files of the former Team X agents, who were brought together again, infused with a serum which mimicked Wolverine's healing factor, and received a new layer of memory implants initially through staged scenarios, and later using Aldo Ferro's psychic powers.
While Wolverine successfully escaped the Weapon X Facility where he was experimented on in Alberta, Canada, only Maverick continued to be employed by the program, as Mastodon retired, Wraith became employed by the U.S. Government, Sabretooth continued to work for Romulus, and Silver Fox made the program lose her tracks.
- Even though in Wolverine: Weapon X Files #1 says in 1968 not 1963 Logan was tested with Carbonadium pills and the team fight with Omega Red, the author could have mixed up the date with Logan's mission with Epsilon Red in issue Wolverine 68. For in X-Men 5 and Maverick 1 it was mentioned that these events hoped 30 years ago making it about 1961 to 1963 and in Wolverine: Origins 7 issue the year 1963 is given as the official date.
- Though Logan left Team X after their mission with Omega Red and the death of Agent Hollenbeck in 1963, he was seen still apart of the team when he faced Epsilon Red and then left for good in 1968. This date is even given in both Wolverine #68 and History of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #2.
- The only issues to give a date has to when these events took place is X-Men #5, Maverick #1, Wolverine #68, Wolverine Origins #7 and History of the Marvel Universe #2.
- It should be noted that all these dates should be considered topical references due to the sliding timescale.
- 6 Team X (Earth-616) Members
- 17 Appearances of Team X (Earth-616)
- 6 Minor Appearances of Team X (Earth-616)
- 6 Media Team X (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 7 Images that include Team X (Earth-616)
- Team Gallery: Team X (Earth-616)
Links and References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wolverine Vol 2 #60
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wolverine Vol 2 #61
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 X-Men Vol 2 #5
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Wolverine Vol 2 #49
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Wolverine: Origins #8
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 X-Men Vol 2 #5-7
- ↑ Wolverine: Weapon X Files #1
- ↑ Wolverine: Origins #7-8
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Wolverine Vol 2 #60-61
- ↑ Wolverine Vol 2 #68
- ↑ Maverick #1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Wolverine Vol 2 #50
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Wolverine Vol 2 #60-65
- ↑ Marvel Comics Presents #72-84
- ↑ Weapon X Vol 2 #23
- ↑ Wolverine Vol 2 #61-62
- ↑ Wolverine Vol 3 #53-55