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Vanora was the daughter of the lupine-mutant Wolfsbane and the Asgardian wolf god Hrimhari. After her birth, Vanora was taken to Asgard and raised by her mother. There she grew up very rapidly, and became filled with hate and rage.[1]

Eventually, Vanora grew distant from and resentful toward her mother. Under unknown circumstances, Wolfsbane and X-Factor Investigations believed Vanora had died. However, Layla Miller knew she was still alive. Layla paid Vanora to murder her and her husband Jamie Madrox on their wedding night in the form of Wolfbane because "that's how the story ends."[1][2] Jamie Madrox from Earth-616 appeared shortly thereafter, and witnessed the death of his counterpart. He immediately notified the other members of X-Factor downstairs, but left them and was ambushed by Vanora outside. While his superpowered dupes fought off Vanora, Madrox escaped, only to be hit by a drunk Val Cooper's car. As he apparently died, he was actually transported unharmed to another world.[1]

Breaking Point

When Madrox returned to his world, Tryp was able to bring Vanora, along with alternate versions of Steve Rogers and Dormammu along with him to Earth-616. Under Tryp's direction Vanora and the other travelers remained in hiding.[3] When the time was right, Tryp sent the three travelers to lure Madrox and Havok into an ambush in Central Park. Dormammu and Deathlok were killed, but Vanora escaped.[4]

Vanora attacking Wolfsbane and Tier

Later Tryp brought Vanora to the Sproul State Forrest in Pennsylvania, where Darwin was hunting the Werewolf by Night and her "brother", Tier. Vanora saved Tier from Darwin, but before the pair could discuss their connection, Wolfsbane appeared and Vanora attacked her. Rahne was saved by Shatterstar, who stabbed Vanora with his swords, and left her for dead. However, Vanora later fully recovered.[5]



Vanora is a demigoddess, the daughter of lupine-mutant and Asgardian wolf god. She resembles a humanoid-wolf with razor sharp claws and fangs. She has demonstrated the following abilities:

Vanora in her human form impersonating Wolfsbane

  • Shapeshifting: She has the ability to shift between a fully human and fully lupine form.[4] She also has the ability to morph into any lupine form.[1]
  • Accelerated Aging: Vanora reportedly grew very fast in Asgard.[1]
  • Superhuman Strength[1]
  • Immortality: Vanora seems to be immortal or near immortal due to her Asgardian parentage. She has be shown to survive from seemingly fatal wounds.[5]
    • Superhuman Durability: Vanora has been shown to survived severe physical punishment in battle with little or no discernible damage.[5]
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Vanora has been shown to survived severe physical punishment in battle and recover from seemingly fatal wounds.[5]
  • Superhuman Speed[5]
  • Superhuman Agility[5]
  • Superhuman Senses[5]


Wolfsbane's vision of Vanora (impersonating Wolfsbane) killing Madrox and Layla on their wedding night

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