Name: James "Logan" Howlett
Aliases: James Howlett, Logan, Agent Ten, Black Dragon, Brother Xavier, Captain Canada, Captain Terror, Death, Emilio Garra, Experiment X, Fist of Legend, Hawkeye, Hooded Man, Jim Logan, John Logan, Mutate #9601, Patch, Peter Richards, Revolto the Clown, Weapon X
Identity:Secret, Known to Government Agencies
Relatives: Folkbern Logan (ancestor, deceased); unnamed paternal grandfather (deceased); unnamed paternal grandmother (deceased);
Mister Howlett (step-grandfather, deceased); Thomas Logan (father, deceased); John Howlett, Sr. (step-father, deceased); Elizabeth Howlett (mother, deceased); Elias Hudson (maternal uncle, deceased); Frederick Hudson (maternal uncle, deceased); John Howlett, Jr. (maternal half-brother, allegedly deceased); Dog (Logan) (paternal half-brother); Ophelia Sarkissian (Viper) (ex-wife); Itsu Akihiro (wife, deceased); Daken (son,); Erista (son);
William Downing (Gunhawk) (son, deceased); Saw Fist (son, deceased);
Cannon Foot (son, deceased); Shadowstalker (daughter, deceased);
Fire Knives (daughter, deceased); Amiko Kobayashi (foster daughter); Frederick Hudson II (maternal cousin); Truett Hudson (maternal first cousin once removed); Victor Hudson (maternal first cousin once removed); James Hudson (maternal first cousin once removed); Laura Kinney (X-23) (female clone/daughter)
Affiliation: X-Men , Avengers , Avengers Unity Division; formerly Murder Circus (brainwashed), X-Force, New Avengers , X.S.E., Horsemen of Apocalypse , New Fantastic Four, Secret Defenders , Clan Yashida , Department H , Flight /Alpha Flight , Department K , Knights of Wundagore , CIA Team X , Weapon Plus (Weapon X), Canadian Army (Devil’s Brigade, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion), Logan's Mutant Team , Mighty
Base of Operations: Jean Grey School For Higher Learning,
Marital Status: Divorced, Dating
Occupation: Teacher, Warrior
Education:Tutored as a Child
Weight: 195 lbs (89 kg) (without Adamantium skeleton); 300 lbs. (136.1 kg) (with Adamantium skeleton).
The man who would be known as the superhero named Wolverine was born as James Howlett Hudson in the mid 1880s in Alberta, Canada. He was the second and sickly child to Elizabeth and John Howlett Sr. His mother was ill and, in the early 1900s, a young Irish girl named Rose O'Hara was brought to the Howlett estate to be a friend and a caretaker to young James. Together they befriended a young boy named Dog, son of the grounds keeper, Thomas Logan. Dog tried to form a normal bond between the two, but due to his father’s drunken abuse, he grew to resent the pair and plotted with his father against them. After a botched robbery turns into a successful murder, young James’ powers suddenly manifest and he stabs Thomas with his newly drawn claws, also slashing Dog across the face before fainting. He and Rose flee the house and make their way through the harsh Canadian wilderness with James near-catatonic and Rose having to facilitate their transportation.
They arrive at a mine where Rose gives false names, calling James incorrectly as “Logan.” The other workers dub the revived Logan “the wolverine” because of his penchant for tenaciously digging and begin to accept him as one of their own due to his incredible work ethic. What they don’t know is that by night, he runs in the wild with a pack of wolves that he is cowed the alpha of. Dog arrives one day, having survived his encounter years ago, still holding a massive grudge against Logan. Logan recognizes his erstwhile friend and accepts his challenge to a brawl to the death. Before Logan can kill Dog, however, Rose tries to pull him away and is inadvertently stabbed through the chest, killing her and leaving Logan to mourn alone. In 1910, Logan traveled to another frontier community in the Canadian Rockies and met a young Blackfoot woman named Silver Fox, with whom he falls in love. She reciprocates, and the two share a cabin together in the woods and live happily for a time. In late May, when Logan believed his birthday to be, Sabretooth tracks and murders Silver Fox after seeing her and Wolverine together, envious that Logan had found a measure of peace. Upon discovering the gruesome scene, Wolverine flew into a rage and battles Sabretooth, but couldn’t best his counterpart, who was able to keep his cool. Sabretooth and a mysterious cloaked figure then manipulated the feral, mindless Logan to slaughter the inhabitants of the town he had been living in at the time. Later, employed by The Hudson's Bay Company as a fur trader to the Blackfoot Indians, he defeated the demonic snake-worm known as Uncegila, a feat which earned him the Blackfoot warrior name of "Skunk-Bear." A broad, largely unseen conspiracy then began to shape Logan, robbed of his conscience and free will, into the perfect killer. Wherever Logan went, Sabretooth or one of his handlers, was not far behind. In 1914, Logan joined the Canadian Army to fight during The Great War. During a battle in Belgium on April 22, 1915, Logan encountered Lazaer (anagram of Azrael, the Angel of Death) for the first time and a fight ensued. Lazaer got the upper hand and impaled Wolverine with his sword, but Logan pulled the sword from his body, and impaled Lazaer to defeat him. Since then, every time Logan has had a near death experience, he has had to battle Lazaer so that he is able to return back to the realm of the living and use his advanced healing factor to return to health. When the authorities became aware of Logan's abilities, he was assigned to a special unit of the Canadian military, The Devil's Brigade, tasked with the most suicidal missions in the war under the command of the super-humanly strong Silas Burr (who later became the mercenary Cyber). After a falling out, Cyber murdered Logan's girlfriend and during the confrontation Logan was severely beaten and one of his eyes was removed, but he was able to escape. Cyber and Sabretooth tracked him at the bidding of Romulus and returned him to the squad where he was assigned to Madripoor. After a stint in the small nation, Logan traveled to China where he turned down an offer from the warlord Ogun to instruct him in the Art of War. But Logan was a man ever on the move, this time finding himself in South America where he ran across Mystique for the first time. The two of them were going to be executed by firing squad, but escaped using their abilities and formed a small criminal syndicate. Wolverine and Mystique became romantically involved, but the relationship was short lived as Logan reported on their criminal doings to the police, thus sending the syndicate to prison and returning to Canada to take part in the Weapon X program. During World War II, Logan teamed up with Captain America and Bucky Barnes in Madripoor. The two were unaware of his mutation, believing him to merely be extraordinarily lucky, and dubbed him “Lucky James.” One of their first significant missions was to rescue Natasha Romanova, a young child at the time, from being brainwashed into an assassin by The Hand. Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker was also implicated, causing Cap and Bucky’s attention to shift to the fascist HYDRA organization. During this time, Seraph, guardian of Madripoor and another ex-lover of Wolverine, was killed by Sabretooth, presumably under the orders of a strange entity called Romulus. But whom he was would not be revealed until years later. Logan decided to officially get involved in the war and enlisted in the Armed Forces, joining the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. It was with this battalion that he first encountered Bloodscream, an immortal being with vampire-like qualities and powers. He fought in various missions, already soon making a name for himself as one of the best soldiers in the division. He ended his stint living in Japan and possibly training as a samurai. After WWII, Logan returned to Japan, having remembered Ogun's offer to train him. Logan would soon develop a deep love of Japan, particularly samurai culture and code of Bushido, that would stand the test of time. His training complete, he journeyed across the nation until he met the beautiful Itsu, with whom he started a family. But Logan’s destiny was never one of peace, and after he accidentally killed a man during a disaster, he returned home to find Itsu dead and the child they conceived stolen by Romulus. Logan had nothing left in Japan and returned to Canada to once again join with Weapon X. It was then that he gained his trademark adamantium skeleton, but also lost his memory due to the trauma of the experiment before joining Alpha Flight and taking on the Hulk for the first time. After his military duty and his return from Japan and his training there, Logan applied for the job of Special Agent for an American underground government organization. With extreme coincidence, Logan's mortal enemy Sabretooth turned out to have applied for the same 'job'. A fight erupted in the offices of the organization, but both were subdued. At this time it turned out, it was not just a normal organization where the two had come to. They were both given a memory wipe and had false memories implanted. All except for Logan's time in Japan was a complete mystery to him, and Logan had no recollection of his former feud with Sabretooth. He fought on various missions together with teammates Maverick and John Wraith. It was during one of these missions that Logan first met and fought Omega Red. False memories were given to Logan and his teammates after most missions, so they would not, or only partly remember what they had done or what their objective had been. After some time, Sabretooth's brutal ways became an eyesore to the other team members and it was not before long that the team had an internal conflict, resulting in a breakup of the team and Sabretooth leaving. Logan's missions for Team X seemed done, but his long road of suffering would just be at the beginning. Wolverine also decides to employ the services of Matt Murdock in order to sue the Hellfire Club for 879 million dollars worth of damages that they inflicted on the school during the attack. As things begin to go back to normal the school receives another instructor; Deathlok. Deathlok foresees that Apocalypse (the child version who is currently attending Wolverines school for gifted youngsters) is going to be the cause of his own death as well as the death of many others. He tells Wolverine that his capacity for good is immeasurable and that he will either be their greatest savior or he will be their undoing. Wolverine and the school go through various fights from the school having a Kitty Pryde infested by brood, to the current Hellfire club still wishing them harm. Wolverine's school has also gathered new mutants since the population has been restored. Recently, Storm has become a new teacher. Also, Wolverine and the teachers were brainwashed by a traveling circus that houses Frankenstein and will attack the students. Eventually the teachers regain control of themselves and Wolverine is able to easily defeat Frankenstein and all returns to normal when the circus leaves. Wolverine decides to teach a survival lesson to the kids and dumps them in Savage Land while he watches over them from above. While contemplating his decisions and quality of headmaster, Wolverine is attacked by his half-brother, Dog. When Hank brings in the original five X-Men to the future from the past to prevent Cyclops' revolution, Wolverine smells them and attacks past Scott. The young mutants down him quickly in self defense. He eventually awakes and finds the mutants with the rest of the staff in Beast's lab. He tells the mutants he will send them back but Jean puts him to sleep. The young X-Men take the blackbird and escape the school with Wolverine, Storm, and Kitty run out of the school and see it taking off with Wolverine mentioning it really is her in reference to Jean. The original X-Men return after their encounter with the modern Cyclops and his team. Beast's continuing mutation takes a drastic toll on him and Wolverine and the others leave the room with Hank finally coming out just fine and in a completely new form. Young Cyclops takes off into town and Wolverine traces him. Cyclops blasts Wolverine across the city and manages to escape. Wolverine eventually finds him again and brings him back to the institute. After encountering the real Cyclops, the school loses the original Angel and Stepford Cuckoos. Wolverine, Kitty, and the remaining mutants of the original team end up tracking Mystique and halting her plans of buying Madripoor. Wolverine mysteriously wakes up in the Savage Land and is immediately attacked by a small dinosaur which he kills quickly. As he traverses the jungle, he stumbles upon a group of savages carrying an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Wolverine attacks them and manages to kill them quickly as well. The agent tells Wolverine all he can like his name and where their fort is. Logan stumbles upon it and is attacked by Shanna the She-Devil when she didn't know it was him. She explains she was on expedition with S.H.I.E.L.D. to map the Savage Land and that there is an ancient machine that is producing a dampening field around the island. Logan and Shanna fight off the threats of the Savage Land, like the super strong natives and various creatures that live there. TAs they continue their journey, they continue battling the natives and Shanna even dies but is soon revived to prevent Wolverine from blowing up the dampening field which would end up releasing an ancient alien creature. The Hulk and Amadeus Cho appear and due to a fight from the Hulk and a Great Ape, the prison is broken and the alien creature is freed and flies off. Wolverine is currently on a mission with Elektra, whom has been hired by the Kingpin to find the body of Bullseye. Wolverine and Elektra infiltrate the Hand hideout and begin decimating the ninja forces. After they brutally slaughter them, Elektra heads on by herself while Wolverine combats the behemoth known as Shikaru the Mute, only to end up losing to him in the end.