- My true nature? I wish I knew what that was...
- -- Wolverine
Appearing in "The Lotus and the Steel"
- Wolverine (Logan) (Main story and flashback) (Leaves team) (Rejoins)
- Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Main story and flashback)
- Jubilee (Jubilation Lee) (Main story and flashback)
- Jean Grey (Only in flashback)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe) (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Master Oku (First appearance)
- Yoshida (First appearance)
- Kisara (First appearance)
- Soichi (First appearance)
- Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert) (Only in flashback)
- Professor Oyama (Only in flashback)
- Silver Fox (Only in flashback)
- Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) (Only in flashback)
- Sabretooth (Graydon Creed, Sr.) (Only in flashback)
- Omega Red (Arkady Rossovich) (Dream) (Cameo)
- Maverick (Christoph Nord) (Dream) (Cameo)
- Morph (Dream) (Cameo)
- Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) (Dream) (Cameo)
- Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama) (Dream) (Cameo)
- Hoverchair (Main story and flashback)
- Cyclops' Visor (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Silver Samurai's Armor (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Lotus and the Steel"
Wolverine, losing control, quits the X-Men and returns to the rural Japan of his younger days, in an effort to find himself. He works peacefully with a former spiritual teacher, the monk Oku, to build a temple. But the neighboring village is about to be attacked by bandits, led by the merciless Silver Samurai, unless payment is made. Some of the villagers want to resist, and ask Wolverine for help. Wolverine is torn. This is just the sort of thing he had wanted to leave behind. Wolverine bests the Samurai in single combat by taking advantage of Samurai's habit of teleporting in behind him: Wolverine anticipates the move and disables the teleportation device, humiliating Samurai.
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