"I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do isn't very nice"
James Howlett's life began in Alberta, Canada sometime around the 1880s or 90s. Simply called "Logan", he was the son of Elizabeth Howlett and John Howlett, who owned a large state. However, in reality, he was the illegitimate son of thier ground-keeper Thomas Logan. During his young years, James was notably frail and prone to bouts of allergic attacks and was ignored by his mother due to his brother John Jr. dying in 1897. Constantly under the pressure of his grandfather Mr. Howlett, who believed that James required constant punishment by a strong hand in order to be raised properly. As justification for his abusive actions, Mr. Howlett used the quote "firm but fair" as an excuse.
Strong, bold, fearless,
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Three adamantium retractable claws
- Accelerated healing
- Adamantium skeleton - virtually indrestructrable
- Enhanced sence of smell
The Ability of Life
In other mediaEdit
- In the 2007 Transformers movie,
- Work in adamantim bonding and atom splitting guy was also done by American scientist Dr. Ronald Rankin, whose son Calvin would, years later, develop superhuman powers and become known as the Mimic. Whether or not Rankin was directly involved in the experiment upon Logan is unknown. Years later, upon being confronted by his fellow X-Man Archangel after the latter has been surgically altered by the immortal mutant Apocalypse, Logan will sense something "familiar---pain" in Archangel's scent, suggesting that technology created by Apocalypse was also involved in Logan's own transformation; curiously, Logan sensed no such familiarity when visiting a lair of Apocalypse himself, and a later allegation that Apocalypse was directly responsible for Wolverine's transformation appears to be misinformation. At this time the Weapon X Program is supposedly a joint US/Canadian operation, although some evidence indicates that it is being manipulated by an outside source, apparently the same individual who chose Logan as a subject.
- Wolverine's name was originally supposed to be 'The Badger'.
- Wolverine was originally intended to be a real wolverine, artificially evolved by the High Evolutionary. However, in 1976, Marvel rushed the character Spider-Woman into publication, and unable to come up with an origin in such a short time, used the origin they'd put aside for Wolverine (with the animal changed to a spider, obviously). This left Wolverine without an origin story for a number of years.
- It was later stated that it was never intended for him to a mutated wolverine as that idea was considered "stupid" by the writers.
- Wolverine was intended to be a teenager by co-creator Len Wein but that idea was dropped.
- It was originally intended for Wolverine's Adamantium claws to be part of his gloves rather than part of his body. During his first full appearance in Incredible Hulk #181, the claws were shown as flat, straight, double-edged blades that were never extracted or retracted. This idea was changed by Chris Claremont because he felt that by not having the claws as part of his anatomy, then anyone could be Wolverine by simply putting on the gloves.
- During Wolverine's first appearance, in Incredible Hulk vol. 1 #181, Wolverine's height it said to be 5'5." Wolverine's height is later retconned to 5'3" in his first writeup in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #13.
- Wolverine made a cameo appearance in the pages of DC's JLA #1. In the scene, Wolverine and Doctor Doom are executed by a super-villain team known as the Hyperclan. Click here to see the image.
- In the 1994 video game Wolverine: Adamantium Rage, Wolverine's height is incorrectly listed at 5'7" in a brief character bio the game provides for the primary characters.
- A version of Wolverine appears in every X-Men Cartoon and Video Game ever made.
- Marvel had a large number of fans in Canada and thought it would be a smart decision to create the first Canadian hero for Marvel. Thus the basis for Wolverine was created.
- Wolverine was revealed to be interested in singing in an America's got talent related issue.
- Wolverine is not an actual wolverine
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