Early yearsWolverine is a mutant whose primary ability was an accelerated healing factor that enabled him to regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Wolverine's healing factor may have greatly retarded his aging. Born in Canada sometime in 1832, James Howlett's mutant powers first manifested in 1845 during a moment of wild rage, after witnessing the death of his father at the hands of Thomas Logan. Grief-stricken, James impaled Thomas with his newly sprung bone claws; in his last moments, Thomas revealed that he was James' biological father. Fleeing with his half-brother Victor, the two spent the next several decades operating as soldiers. They fought together with allied forces during World War I. During World War II, James Howlett teams up with Victor again and became members of the was part of a strike team The Invaders unit, to stop the evil Hydra organization from taking over by destroying various Hydra bases. He fought alongside Captain America and Bucky Barnes. During their process, James, his best freind Victor Creed, Bucky and Cap went to destroy of the secret Hydra Base to capture Von Strucker but loses a member of the team along the way. James and the allies later won WWII. After the War was over Logan and Victor still continued to serve their country.
joining the Alpha Flight
Sometime later, both James and Victor fought for the American military during the Vietnam War, until Victor attacked and killed an officer, causing them to go to prison. Former Marines James Howlett and his Best friend Victor Creed were recruited by Col. William Stryker to join a top secret black ops team called The Alpha Flight sponsored by the Canadian Government which consisted some fellow Marines who were given special Super Soldier powers after an volunteered experimental surgery and were labeled as Mutants,the team consisted of Wade Wilson, Agent-Zero, Bernard Hoyster, John Wraith and Domino. They reformed on several missions, gaining new members along the way. When the Alpha Flight traveled to Agarashima, Japan, James met Mariko Yashida heir to an extremely powerful Yakuza crime family in Tokyo. Wolverine fell in love with Lady Mariko but she was unable to give love back as she was already married to one of her father's criminal associates, but she was attracted to his gentle demeanor.
After departing Japan, James would later fall in love with a fellow member of his team named Silver Fox. And as their love grew, They wanted to leave the team. There was one mission where they apprehend a hostage situation in La Citadel in Quebec City and the governor general was held prisoner in the building full of superhuman terrorists. After the team apprehended the terrorists and saved innocent lives including the Governor, But Howlett soon learns of his own government are trying to re-crate their own super soldier serum by using wounded marine soldiers as test subjects (which the result were the terrorists). They did experiments on them and the process were slowly killing them while looking horribly disfigured. James and his girlfreind Silver Fox quits the team, not wanting to be working for a wronged government.
Wade Wilson would also leave the team just so he could lead a normal life. With a lost of three members, The team started to fall apart with Victor becoming more vicious as he had developed something of a blood lust. Logan and Fox started a peaceful life together in the woods of Canada. But unknown to James, Victor was ordered by Stryker to capture and bring in James, so Victor decided to kill Fox to gain the attention of Logan. With the lost of his lover, James tracked Victor down at a local bar. The two then fought, with Victor savagely beating James and snapping one set of his claws. Victor then brings Logan in for one final experiment for the weapon x project. With Stryker knowing that Logan had a stronger healing factor than Victor, so had a new scientist professor Thorton coat Logan's skeleton with indestructible metal alloy called adamantium, one of earth's strongest metals, as well as wiped out most of his own personal memories. The project was a success.
Joining the X-Men
The brainwashed James then rejoined Stryker's teama long with Victor and the remaining members of Alpha Flight, Now calling themselves "Team X" and was given the fake name "Logan". After spending many years as a brainwashed assassin, Logan was set free from his cell at Alkali Lake by a few mutant teenagers who called themselves "The X-Men", one of whom revealed to Logan a few fragments of his past via telepathy. The mutant teens then helped Logan and other captured mutants escape the base and was taken to the X-Mansion, located Westchester County in Central City. There, Logan was met by Charles Xavier. Charles had already met Logan during the Vietnam War, But due to Logan memory loss, Logan don't remember Charles. Charles offered Logan his help to bring his memory back if only he could join the ranks of The X-men. Logan accepts and had his costume made for him. He inspired the X-Men in good ways as months pass by providing battle tips after clandestinely watching Danger Room sessions and in bad ways in inspiring conflict between the core group of X-Men simply by virtue of his loner status and aggressive behavior. But, his softer side often showed through. He is sometimes a protective father-figure to Kitty Pryde, Kurt Wagner (whom he called "elf"), and Rogue. When Logan started to have flashbacks of his life, he would burst out in rage and accidentally attacking his own team members. Not wanting to cause any harm, Logan left the X-men until he control his own memories. He then journeyed to Japan to find out more about his past as some of his memories are linked there...
Return to Japan
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Powers and Abilities
Regenerative Healing Factor: Wolverine's primary mutant ability is an accelerated healing factor that enables him to regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Wolverine is capable of healing from injuries that result in extensive tissue damage or loss such as multiple gunshot wounds, slashes, punctures, and severe burns within a matter of seconds. His healing powers also grant him immunity to all earthly diseases and illnesses and most effects of alcohol, drugs, and toxins.
Delayed Aging: In addition, his healing factor provides him with an extended lifespan, immensely slowing his aging process if not being ageless.The unique regenerative qualities of his healing factor has extended Wolverine's natural life span. He ages at a pace that is considerably slower than that of an ordinary human. It was noted by Captain America that he served during World War II and has the same appearance now as he did then. While he is of an advanced age, he retains the appearance and vitality of a man in his physical prime.
Immunity: Wolverine's healing factor also extends to his immune system. He is immune to all known earthly diseases and infections. He is also immune to most drugs and toxins.He can still be affected by some drugs, such as tranquilizers for example, but only if he's exposed to massive doses.
Superhuman Senses: Wolverine possesses superhumanly acute senses that are comparable to those of certain animals. He can see at far greater distances, with perfect clarity, than an ordinary human. He retains this same level of clarity even in near total darkness. His hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, allowing him to detect sounds ordinary humans can't or to hear at much greater distances. He is able to recognize people and objects by scent, even if they are well hidden. He can track a target by scent, even if the scent has been greatly eroded by time and weather factors, with an extraordinary degree of success. Wolverine can also use his keen sense of smell to detect lies due to chemical changes within a person's scent.
Superhuman Strength: Wolverine's healing factor enables him to lift more weight then the finest human athlete. That, coupled by having 100 pounds of Adamantium bonded to his skeleton, granting him some degree of superhuman strength. With his adamantium skeleton his strength and upper limits of what he can lift is increased his skeleton being indestructible removing the natural strain on his skeleton when lifting. Also carrying around all that adamantium laced to his skeleton has increased his strength being albe to lift up over 1 ton especially when angry or under rage.
- Superhuman Stamina: Wolverine has greater stamina then any normal human being meaning he can preform physical activities for an extended period.
- Superhuman Agility: Wolverine's natural agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Wolverine's reaction time is enhanced to a level that is beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
Adamantium Laced Skeletal Structure: Wolverine's entire skeleton has been infused with a rare, artificially created alloy known as Adamantium. As a result, Wolverine's bones have been rendered highly resistant to all forms of physical damage.
Retractable Claws: Housed within Wolverine's forearms are 12-inch long retractable claws that he is capable of releasing through the flesh between his knuckles at will. The claws rip through the flesh, tearing holes that are almost instantly healed by his healing factor. The claws are as durable as the rest of his skeleton and are capable of cutting most known substances.
Animal Empathy: Like his 616 counterpart, Wolverine has the ability to sense animals intention and their emotional state such as anger,fear,happiness or pain.
Expert Martial Artist: Just like his 616 counterpart, due to his advanced age and experiences in almost every major war of the world and various combat situations, Wolverine is well-versed in several forms of unarmed and armed combat and self-defense.
Weapons Proficiency: Wolverine is proficient in handling any firearms thanks to his war experiences.
Expert Marksman: He is an expert marksman skilled in throwing weapons and firearms, but operated more efficiently without them.
Leadership: Due to his vast military experience, he is a highly skilled military tactician.
Multilingual: Wolverine is fluent in many languages including English, Arabic, Japanese and Russian.
Thanks to his healing factor and Adamantium skeleton, Wolverine is able to lift up to 1 ton.
Swimming: Given an additional 100 pounds of Adamantium in his body, Wolverine cannot swim very well.
Decapitation: If Wolverine's head was to be decapitated, he won't be able to regenerate/heal himself and thus, he would instantly die, proving that Wolverine's healing factor is connected to his brain, although, due to adamantium's nigh indestructible nature, it is practically impossible to do so without another adamantium blade heated enough to become white hot.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The process of adamantium bonding erased Logan's prior memories, and left him with nightmares about the process
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: X-Jet, Motorcycle; Formerly Weapon X vehicles.
- Adamantium-Laced Skeleton: Thanks to his unique regenerative abilities, Wolverine was able to survive the bonding of the indestructible metal alloy to his skeleton and claws. This virtually makes his bones unbreakable and also makes him able to cut through any substance or material with his claws (except adamantium). It also takes away the limits put forth by a normal skeleton, allowing him to lift more than a normal person and kick/punch with more effectiveness.
This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of Marvel Ultiverse and is an adaptation of James Howlett/Wolverine. The original character was created by
Len Wein, John Romita, Herb Trimpe and first appeared in Incredible Hulk #180.
- Wolverine's suit in this reality is heavily based off the X-Men Evolution suit.
- Appearances of James Howlett (Earth-981)
- Character Gallery: James Howlett (Earth-981)
- Quotations by James Howlett (Earth-981)
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