Affiliation: X-Men,Weapon X, Team H, X-Force, Avengers, New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D.
Regenerative Healing Factor- Wolverine's most prominent power is his healing factor. This allows Wolverine to heal from virtually any injury at an incredibly fast rate. This allows him take hits from class 100+ characters and continue fighting. He can regrow missing limbs, organs and has even regenerated his entire skeleton. His healing factor grants him a high resistance to toxins and poisons. Large enough doses have proven effective at bypassing his healing factor. His healing also grants him immunity to all Earthly diseases and it extends Wolverine's lifespan. Wolverine's healing factor depends on his body's state. So if Wolverine lacks sleep and proper nutrition for a time, it slows his healing abilities drastically.
Superhuman Acute Senses- Another one of Wolverine's prime abilities is his acute senses that are many time greater than that of a human being and even surpass that of most animals on Earth. Wolverine has the ability to see very distances with complete clarity. This advanced eyesight also allows Wolverine to see in almost complete darkness. As in the past he has fought almost an entire squadron of ninjas while blindfolded. Wolverine's hearing is also enhanced allowing him to hear from great distances as well as hear pitches that ordinary human beings cannot.These abilities also allow Wolverine to recognize people by their scent even if they are in a shape shifted state like beings such as Mystique and Morph. Wolverine is also one of the best trackers-in the Marvel universe as he is able to track objects as well as human over very great distances. Wolverine has also been seen to be a human lie detector as he can hear a person’s heartbeat increase when they lie and also identify certain changes in their body such as increase in perspiration.
Superhuman Strength- Wolverine is super-humanly strong. His strength ranges from beyond 800 pounds, but no more than 2 tons. Wolverine has swung tree trunks around like baseball bats, held an elevator with one hand, punched into steel and his blows have knocked out super durable foes like Roughhouse.
Superhuman Agility- Wolverine's balance and agility as well as his body coordination is beyond the capabilities of a human being at its peak and is well into the superhuman range. Wolverine has also been seen to jump nearly 30ft in the air unassisted.
Enhanced Speed- Wolverine is able to move at low level superhuman speeds. He has attacked faster than the eye could follow and even Spider-Man thought Wolverine was faster than he was.
Superhuman Reflexes- Wolverine possesses enhanced reflexes. He has dodged bullets point blank, machine gun fire and even Cyclops' optic blasts.
Superhuman Stamina- Wolverine's healing factor is able to fight off fatigue toxins allowing Wolverine to exert himself for a long period of time before fatigue builds up. He has been able to fight in Omega Red's death spores for over 17 hours without becoming tired.
Animal Empathy- Wolverine has been seen to be able to understand the emotions of animals around them and communicate with them on a very basic level. Wolverine has been seen to be able to show animals his intentions and actions so he would not be perceived as a threat to them.
Bone Claws- Wolverine possesses 6, 12 inch retractable bone claws. 3 are in each arm and are housed in his forearms. When extended they tear through the flesh in his knuckles but his healing factor heals the injuries virtually instantaneously. The bone claws are able to tear through most types of flesh and have been able to cut through stone and even steel. Combined with the adamantium, Wolverine's claws are capable of cutting through virtually anyone and anything.
History: The man who would be known as the superhero named Wolverine was born as James Howlett Hudson in the mid 1880s in Alberta, Canada. 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 “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.