Real Name: Logan (it is not known whether this is his first name, last
name, or an alias)
Occupation: Adventurer, former government agent, possibly a former
Identity: Known to the authorities
Legal Status: Citizen of Canada with no known criminal record
Other Aliases: “Wolvie”, “Runt”
Place of Birth: Unrevealed, presumably somewhere in Canada
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Renegades, formerly Canada’s Department H
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Post-Reboot Appearance: RENEGADES #1
Height: 5′ 2″
Weight: 300 lbs
Uniform: Yellow and brown bodysuit, brown gloves, brown boots, red belt, yellow cowl with black under-eyes
Little is known about the past of the man known to the public as Wolverine. In fact, Wolverine himself doesn’t know his past before a few years ago, when he was found naked and wandering the Canadian Rockies by James MacDonald Hudson and his newly wedded wife Heather. While Mac drove into civilization to get medical help, Heather stayed to tend to the man, whose wounds were healing before her very eyes. The only indication of an identity was a set of dog tags, like those used by many military forces, with the name “Logan”, no other name given.
When Logan came to, he ferociously and instinctively attacked Heather. During this confrontation, he instinctively popped his claws for the first time he could remember; the shock of the pain and the visual of the claws in his hands stopped him before he could harm her; Heather then tasered him.
Over the next few months, Mac and Heather worked with Logan to enable him to function in society without succumbing to his berserk rages. Mac Hudson worked for a branch of the Canadian government, Department H, which policed the Canadian superhuman population in much the same manner SHIELD does for the United States. Mac originally thought to have Wolverine lead a Canadian super-team under Department H, but several of Mac’s recruitment practices caused Logan to leave Department H before the team could be fully staffed and trained.
Wolverine traveled to New York, having heard of a school for superhumans there and hoping that a telepath at the school could help him regain his memory. Before he could determine the location of the school, he got involved in a brawl in Central Park between the criminal Wrecking Crew and a number of other unaffiliated adventurers. While claiming to be a loner by nature, he decided to stick with the group in order to help some of the others achieve their goals. He refuses to admit it openly, but he primarily stuck around in order to help train the youngest member of the group, Jewel, in order to keep her alive.
Wolverine possesses strength greater than the normal human strength of a man his physical age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise, but his strength is not considered to be superhuman.
Known Superhuman Powers:
Wolverine has several mutant powers. First and foremost, his sense of smell is superhumanly acute, being closer to the sense of smell possessed by wild animals. Wolverine is practiced enough to be able to tell someone’s emotional state by smelling their natural pheromones. Wolverine also possesses what he calls a healing factor, granting him the ability to recover from incredible injury in a fraction of the time it would take a normal person. His body can metabolize poisons, flushing them from his system before he can succumb to their effects; this includes fatigue poisons generated by his body due to exertion. Wolverine’s age is a complete unknown, even to himself – it is entirely possible he has either stopped aging or is aging incredibly slowly thanks to his healing factor.
Separate from his mutant powers, Wolverine’s skeleton has in some unknown fashion been bonded to the unbreakable metal called adamantium. Because of this, Wolverine’s bones are completely unbreakable; his tendons, however, are not bonded, meaning his arms and legs may still be dislocated by various methods, and it is theoretically possible for him to lose a limb by having it ripped out of its socket by someone with superhuman strength. It is not known whether a limb removed in such a fashion could be reconnected to the body. He still feels pain, but he has trained himself to ignore it. One doctor who examined him in Department H hypothesized that his healing factor is pushing itself overtime trying to reject the adamantium.
Wolverine also possesses six twelve-inch-long adamantium claws stored in his forearms, three per arm, and which can extend from the backs of his hands with a thought. These claws are incredibly sharp, and can cut through most any other substance – the only materials he has been shown to not penetrate are adamantium and vibranium. It is not currently known whether these claws are natural or were implanted at the same time as the adamantium. The act of pushing the claws through the skin causes him to bleed, but his healing factor causes the wounds to heal almost immediately.
Wolverine possesses incredible hand to hand fighting skills and speaks fluent Japanese, French, German, Sioux, and Comanche.
If pushed too far in combat, Wolverine has been known to enter a berserk rage, during which he cannot distinguish friend from foe. Furthermore, Logan is amnesiac, unable to remember any of his past before he was discovered by the Hudsons.