Real Name: Wolfen
Identity/Class: Genetically engineered human cyborg
Group Membership: Hydra
formerly: S.H.I.E.L.D. (creators)
Enemies: Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D.
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Yukon, Alaska
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#171/4 (early January, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Wolfen had superhuman strength, durability and a
computerized brain programmed with the battle experience of Nick Fury which
enabled him to use many different weapons, vehicles and tactics.
Weakness: His systems shut down when he worked for too long in regions with sub-zero temperatures.
History: (Marvel Comics Presents#171/4 - BTS): Wolfen was a cyborg prototype created by the scientists of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fury was ordered to bring him to a base of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Yukon, Alaska.
(Marvel Comics Presents#171/4): Wolfen installed a virus in the system of the aircraft that transported him to Alaska. He laughed and screamed "Hail Hydra" when Fury and his Agents found out that he was behind the virus. The aircraft crashed and Hydra Agents rescued Wolfen and brought him away. They soon led Wolfen to a bridge and he thought that his freedom was close. When he realized that something was wrong it was already too late and a bomb that Fury planted exploded, killed most of the Hydra Agents and destroyed his snow mobile. Wolfen was angry because the Hydra Agents that rescued him didn't kill the survivors of S.H.I.E.L.D. and he killed the Hydra Agent who told him about it. Wolfen screamed for Fury who finished off more Agents of Hydra before Wolfen could find him. Wolfen shot Fury from behind in his arm and then told him that he knew that this was a trap of Fury because he was programmed to think like him. Wolfen approached Fury who wasn't afraid of him because he knew the weakness of Wolfen. Suddenly Wolfen wasn't able to move anymore because of the low temperatures. Fury mocked him because he didn't remember his own weakness as a prototype and told him that he lured him to this place because of the sub-zero temperatures. Wolfen's systems shut down and Fury called S.H.I.E.L.D. to pick him and the renegade cyborg Wolfen up.
Comments: Created by Alan Cowsill & Pasqual Ferry
There was no reason given for the betrayal of Wolfen and his loyal behaviour towards Hydra. Probably there was a security leak at S.H.I.E.L.D. that allowed Hydra to plant an additional program into the brain of Wolfen. It could also be that Wolfen was a fallen Hydra Agent before he became a cyborg and not a genetically engineered human. His original brain pattern could've worked against his programming which happened in the past with other cyborgs too.
Wolfen has no known connections to
Wolfen body shot: Marvel Comics Presents#171, p15, pan3
Wolfen head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#171, p12, pan2
First Posted: 08/23/2004
Last updated: 08/23/2004
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