Real Name: Unrevealed, presumably James Howlett
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-101001) human mutant
Group Membership: X-Men (Armor, Beast, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Phoenix, Professor X, Storm)
Affiliations: Blade, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Kikyo Mikage, Madripoor rebels, Yukio
Enemies: A.I.M., the Inner Circle, Hideki Kurohagi, Magneto, Omega Red, Taurus, the U-Men, Vadhaka, Yashida Shingen;
formerly Kikyo Mikage
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Xavier Institute, Westchester County, New York, USA
First Appearance: Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Reunion (A Twist of Memory, a Turn of the Mind)" (October 22, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: Wolverine had enhanced senses, an advanced healing factor and retractable claws located on each hand, which were laced with the metal Adamantium like his entire skeleton.
Height: 5'3" (presumably)
Weight: 300 lbs. (presumably)
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Omega Red" (fb) ) - Wolverine was sent to take down Omega Red by stealing his carbonadium synthesizer. He successfully completed his mission.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 1 - "Mariko" (fb) ) - Wolverine was in a relationship with Yashida Mariko that ended badly when she was taken away from him due to unconfirmed circumstances.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Transformation (Secondary Mutation)" (fb)) - At some unspecified point, Wolverine faced the U-Men and cut Kick in two.
(Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Reunion (A Twist of Memory, a Turn of the Mind)" ) - Wolverine arrived in Japan just in time to save Tony Stark from an assassination attempt by the Zodiac organization. He was there trying to find AIM to retrieve an unspecified item. While Tony did ask him to stay away, Wolverine was present for the battle with Taurus. He then left as mysteriously as he arrived.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 1 - "Mariko") - In New York, Wolverine saved his old friend Asano from a cadre of AIM scientists. Asano revealed that he was in New York to find Wolverine, since his superiors in Japanese intelligence had found out that a crime boss named Yashida Shingen was seeking to join forces with a Madripoor crime boss named Hideki Kurohagi by setting up an arranged marriage. Since the bride-to-be was Wolverine's old flame Mariko, Asano thought Wolverine might want to help. They traveled to Japan to stop Shingen's scheme, resulting in Wolverine being goaded into a duel by the crime boss. While Wolverine fought well, he was eventually shot in the back with an AIM-developed paralyzing agent by Kurohagi.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 2 - "Yukio") - While Wolverine was initially able to resist the agent and continue the duel, Kurohagi's poison eventually took him down. Shingen said this invalidated their duel but left Wolverine to Kurohagi's tender mercies. Kurohagi, for his part, tried to have Wolverine run over by a train. He was rescued thanks to Asano's intelligence team and a new ally, a mercenary named Yukio, who whisked Wolverine back to her safe house so that he could heal. Once he awoke, she revealed that Shingen had killed her parents and she wanted to help Wolverine take him down. He was initially skeptical, but allowed her to accompany him when he went to see Asano. They discovered that Asano had been murdered and, as the police arrived, they realized they had been set up. While they escaped from the police and Shingen's newly arrived thugs, they were stopped by Shingen's assassin, Mikage Kikyo.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 3 - "Kikyo") - Wolverine battled Kikyo to a stand-still, eventually escaping and noticing that Kikyo's sword could have left the mortal wound in Asano. Wolverine swore to take the assassin down. Once they reached Yukio's safe house, she told him about a shipment coming for Kurohagi from Madripoor. They decided to ambush it, but things were complicated by Asano's former colleagues and the arrival of Omega Red.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Omega Red") - Aided by Yukio Wolverine battled Omega Red. They were only able to escape after Wolverine caused an explosion. Once they were back at Yukio's safe house, she expressed doubt over Wolverine's ability to overcome Shingen. He quickly dispelled these doubts when he saved her from another of Shingen's assassins. Before they could interrogate him, Omega Red returned.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 5 - "Asano") - Wolverine and Yukio once again battled Omega Red. This time, Wolverine was able to use one of Yukio's blades to cripple him and escape to interrogate the other assassin. He informed them that Shingen and Kurohagi had left for Madripoor. After Wolverine summoned help, he and Yukio stormed Shingen's compound to make sure the information was accurate. They discovered Kikyo waiting for them. Before their second duel, Wolverine demanded to know if Kikyo had killed Asano, and the assassin replied that he had not. While they dueled across the city, AIM sent a revived Omega Red to take care of Wolverine. Kikyo stopped their duel once Omega Red arrived, thinking it would be dishonorable to defeat Wolverine that way, and also refused to pick up their battle once Wolverine had finally killed Omega Red since the mutant was not fighting fit. Once Kikyo took his leave, Cyclops arrived in the Blackbird to take Wolverine and Yukio to Madripoor.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 6 - "Min (Girl)") - After Cyclops dropped the pair off in Madripoor, they had a brief discussion about Yukio's childhood on the island before they were beset by thugs. Wolverine quickly fought his way past them, leaving a willing Yukio behind with the promise to rendezvous later. Wolverine's escape only led to a series of brief thug attacks until he was rescued by a young woman named Min. She offered to help Wolverine get to Kurohagi and he refused, not believing she could fulfill her promise. They were then attacked by a giant stone statue sent by Kurohagi called Vadhaka.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Vadhaka (Statue)") - Unable to really damage the statue, Wolverine and Min fled until Vadhaka pinned Wolverine to a wall. Only Yukio's timely return and attack were able to free him, and she helped Wolverine lure Vadhaka into a factory where they buried the statue in quick-drying cement. This proved to only be a temporary respite, as Vadhaka quickly freed himself and resumed his attack. While he was able to take out Yukio, Wolverine was saved by Min's intervention. She used steam to blind and repel the statue, and then led Wolverine into the sewers to meet her allies. While Wolverine initially wanted nothing to do with them, their leader Koh was able to sway him. These rebels also notified Wolverine that Mariko's wedding was getting moved up and that Kurohagi's men had captured Yukio, who turned out to be Koh's granddaughter.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 8 - "Koh") - Kurohagi told Wolverine where he could find Yukio in an effort to trap and kill the mutant. He set out to rescue her, against Koh's wishes, but did stay in the rebel base long enough to discuss their plans to reach Kurohagi's Dragon Palace via the Hell Road. While the plan amounted to Wolverine being used as a distraction while the rebels took a safer path, he agreed to it and then went to rescue Yukio. He did this easily, and then the pair went off to travel the Hell Road.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 9 - "Hell Road") - Wolverine and Yukio traveled up the Hell Road, eventually joined by Koh and the rebels. They reached the courtyard of the Dragon Palace where they were confronted once again by Kikyo.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 10 - "Shingen") - Wolverine told Kikyo that he was after Mariko and had no time to fight. Kikyo agreed, stating that winning against a distracted opponent would be dishonorable. Kurohagi showed himself and mocked Wolverine, leading to a futile attack. Kurohagi laughed Wolverine's attack off and summoned Vadhaka to kill the mutant. As the pair fought, more of Kurohagi's security forces arrived to defend the Dragon Palace against Koh and the rebels. During the chaos, Vadhaka swatted Min, killing her. This caused Kikyo to defect and Wolverine to pull out all the stops, and the pair joined forces to defeat the statue.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 11 - "Kurohagi") - Wolverine went after Kurohagi, since the man now even had more to answer for with all the death and destruction he had caused. Yukio and Kikyo joined him in his assault on the Dragon Palace, and while Wolverine went on a Mariko-seeking rampage, he eventually had to choose between continuing his futile information-gathering quest and saving Koh and Yukio from Shingen. He was unable to save Koh, but bought enough time for the wounded Yukio to escape and was able to find the wedding to boot. He was able to stop it from finishing, but Shingen stopped him before he could save Mariko from Kurohagi.
(Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 12 - "Wolf Eyes (Logan)") - Wolverine battled Shingen while Kurohagi fled with Mariko, but he was able to catch up with them after Shingen slashed his torso in half and knocked him off a platform. Shingen was hot on his trail, and stopped him once again from saving Mariko despite Yukio's assistance. At this point, Shingen revealed that he had new Wolverine-proof armor and the pair fought into a swimming pool. While Wolverine was finally able to deal a mortal blow to Shingen, he allowed the dying Yukio to deal the coup de grâce. Yukio's last act was to tell Logan that she had been the one to kill Asano, since she had been unsure Wolverine would help her otherwise. Wolverine forgave her and followed Kikyo into the catacombs of the Dragon Palace to find Kurohagi and Mariko. Kikyo assisted Wolverine in getting into Kurohagi's hiding place, where Kurohagi shot him with a stronger form of the paralyzing agent. Wolverine once again overcame it, and then killed Kurohagi with his own poison. Unfortunately, Mariko had been shot during the confrontation. Wolverine carried her body to a cliff and howled in pain over his loss. Later, he met with Kikyo to finally have their duel.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Return (Joining Forces)" ) - Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men witnessed Jean Grey's transformation into the Dark Phoenix and her subsequent death. After this, the X-Men disbanded, during which time Wolverine took to traveling. He was on his way to Madripoor again when Professor Xavier summoned the X-Men back to the Xavier Institute after a young mutant named Ichiki Hisako went missing in Japan. Before they were able to leave, Wolverine and Storm had to retrieve Cyclops, which Wolverine managed to do by starting a fight with him over what Jean would have thought of his moping. With the X-Men (consisting of Beast, Storm, Cyclops, and Wolverine) reunited, they departed for Japan.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 2 - "U-Men (Mutant Hunting)" ) - The X-Men's first move was to meet with the Ichiki family, where they found out that Hisako was just the latest in a line of kidnapped young mutants. Wolverine suggested it was his old foes, the U-Men. He and Cyclops went to check on what was supposed to be the latest kidnapped mutant, a delivery boy, where they got another lead that led them to an ambush by the U-Men's robots. The X-Men were able to overcome them with relative ease and went on to infiltrate the U-Men's base. Upon entering the base, they found the delivery boy, who had been mutated into a mindless monstrosity. Wolverine led the attack and knew that the boy's suffering had to be ended, but had to goad Cyclops into finishing him off. After this, they continued searching the base, finding Hisako and Emma Frost.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 3 - "Armor (Awakening)" ) - Cyclops revealed that he saw Emma Frost the day Jean Grey became the Dark Phoenix, though Wolverine and the others expressed some disbelief. Wolverine's disbelief quickly turned to anger as he realized that Emma might have planted the idea to destroy herself into Jean's mind, but he begrudgingly let her live. The X-Men freed the two captives and attempted to escape, only to be ambushed by more U-Men robots and Kick, who wanted all of their organs. He proved to be a match for the X-Men, who were only saved when Hisako used her power to create a giant psionic suit of armor to stop him. When Hisako proved to be unable to control her powers, Emma Frost had to step in and use her psychic abilities to regain control. This led Wolverine to admitting that Emma probably wasn't responsible for Jean's death. He helped free more captive mutants before they were all attacked by Kick.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Transformation (Secondary Mission)" ) - Wolverine and the X-Men fought Kick, with Wolverine dealing the final blow after Emma Frost's secondary mutation manifested and she turned into a diamond to save Hisako. Once they returned Hisako to the Ichikis, this heroic act led to Wolverine supporting Beast's desire to bring Emma back to the Xavier Institute to study her new mutation. Hisako also came back to the United States with the X-Men. On the way back, Wolverine repelled an attack on the Blackbird by what appeared to be a flying monster, though he subdued it without killing it after noting it was showing similar restraint. It turned out to be a mutant suffering from something called Damon-Hall Syndrome, which wound up being fatal. While Beast found this out, Wolverine and Cyclops played pool.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 5 - "Power (Unity)" ) - Wolverine was present for Hisako's first Danger Room session as well as the meeting where Professor X suggested Hisako and Emma Frost join the X-Men, an idea which he supported. Later, he also watched Hisako (who would choose the name Armor) during her first Danger Room duel with Cyclops. While he didn't agree with Cyclops' draconian method of training, he did admire the results and knew that she needed time to reach her full potential. Wolverine was also present when Emma allowed her memories to be projected to the team in order to assuage Hisako's fears about her powers and doubts about her innocence concerning Jean's death. The team then traveled to Japan to help the U-Men abductees.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 6 - "Conflict (Contested)" ) - While Beast was helping the former U-Men with a vaccine for Damon-Hall Syndrome, the other X-Men were investigating strange happenings in Japan. Wolverine and Storm discovered that a rash of dead fish was being caused by sulphur in the river, and once they rendezvoused with the rest of the X-Men, went with them to investigate a Cerebro-blocking symbol. On the way there, the team narrowly escaped being hit by a missile but were unable to avoid the Blackbird being covered in what appeared to be sentient snow. This was followed by a laser-induced avalanche, caused by the U-Man Sublime in a mech. Sublime removed Wolverine from the battle with super-heated canisters designed to melt the Adamantium from his bones, but he was rescued when Beast disabled the mech. Wolverine then saved the team when Sublime mounted a last-ditch offensive by slicing the mech's legs out from under it. After the battle, the team had to find refuge from a snowstorm and wound up finding the cabin of Doctor Yui Sasaki, the former head of the Sasaki Institute, Japan's equivalent to the Xavier Institute.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Betrayal (Shock)" ) - After meeting Sasaki's assistants, Wolverine went with Beast and Storm to attempt to retrieve the Blackbird. They found that it wasn't covered in snow, but rather an unbreakable snow-like mineral. They were then attacked by two agents of the Inner Circle, Rat and Marsh. The trio eventually escaped back to Sasaki's cabin.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 8 - "Lost (Signs)" ) - Upon their return to the cabin, Wolverine and the others discovered a giant spider monster attacking everyone. Wolverine helped defeat it, only to discover that it was one of Sasaki's assistants, a young woman named Riko. When another assistant named Koichi ran off, Wolverine and Cyclops went to investigate and found him holding a gun that was supposed to be some sort of cure. Koichi told them that while he and Riko had been with Sasaki for years, the third assistant had only been there for nine months, at which point he mutated into another monster and easily took the pair off-guard. They gave chase, and found that Koichi had gone after Sasaki but refused to hurt her because he was in love with her. At Sasaki's behest, Koichi let her go but began battling the X-Men. He was also defeated.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 9 - "Revelations (From Behind the Scenes)" ) - Wolverine listened as Sasaki explained that she was trying to remove mutant powers, and while she had found a way to suppress them, it had mysteriously grown less effective over the last several weeks. Wolverine and several other X-Men went to go find the remaining assistant, and found him fighting Emma Frost. Wolverine used his enhanced senses to confirm Emma's claim that he was actually Mastermind, though the villain then used his powers to convince Wolverine that Jean Grey had come back and then that the rest of the X-Men were the U-Men. This sent him into a berserker rage and it took the combined might of the X-Men to defeat him. After the fight, Mastermind dispelled his assistant illusion and Wolverine was pleased when Rat and Marsh returned.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 10 - "Countdown (Truth)" ) - Wolverine and the X-Men battled Rat and Marsh, defeating Rat while Marsh got away. After the battle, Wolverine was very unhappy with Sasaki when she explained that she had been responsible for the surge in Japan's mutant powers and the Cerebro-block because she was trying to protect her secret Xavier-fathered son, Takeo, who was in a secret vault that Mastermind had gotten into. He was even unhappier when she said that she had hired the U-Men to help her research. He was very relieved when they entered the vault to find a new enemy, the Inner Circle's Neuron, who could obliterate someone's neural pathways. Despite this, Wolverine was very eager to fight him and he got his wish after Mastermind utilized Takeo's omega-level powers and trapped Beast and and Wolverine with Neuron.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 11 - "Revenge (End)" ) - Neuron tortured Beast and Wolverine until Wolverine realized that they could escape if Beast hit him enough to send him into a berserker rage. This plan worked and Wolverine made short work of Neuron, exhausting himself in the process. Unfortunately, this came precisely when Takeo's powers were overcoming Mastermind's control and all the X-Men became paralyzed.
(Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 12 - "Destiny (Bond)" ) - Professor X arrived and was able to break Takeo's hold on the X-Men, allowing Wolverine and the others to ineffectively attack. They stood by while Professor X tried to reach Takeo, who knocked the rest of the X-Men unconscious. Jean Grey entered their shared dream and inspired them to fight back, but they were still very ineffective. Professor X was eventually able to break through with Armor's help, and once Takeo dissipated himself Wolverine was very pleased that all their foes were now out of commission, though annoyed that they had no way home since Professor X had crashed the Blackbird.
(Marvel Anime: Blade, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Day Walker & Mutant (Claws & Blades)" ) - Wolverine was once again in Madripoor, still on the trail of AIM. He was caught in an explosion, which knocked him right into the path of the vampire hunter Blade. After an initial misunderstanding, the pair teamed up to take on a group of attacking thugs with the aid of Blade's partner Makoto. He accompanied them to a motel and dined with Makoto and explained he was there to avenge Mariko, though he did not mention her by name. He also insinuated the relationship between Blade and Makoto was less than professional, much to Makoto's dismay. Later, he was able to sniff out some vampiric imps that had been sent to kill Blade and helped fight them and a gang the trio had mistakenly crossed. This also led to a munitions plant burning down and a battle with a vampire named Lucius Isaac, who was there on the behalf of the vampire High Council to kill Blade before his enemy, Deacon Frost, could use his blood for his plans. Wolverine and Blade rather easily dealt with Isaac. Wolverine was able to give Blade some information before they parted ways, and warned them that the vampires had a mutant like him working for them.
Comments: Created by Yuzo Sato & Tomoya Takahashi (directors), Souvik Basu Thakur (animator), Rikiya Koyama (original voice), Milo Ventimiglia (English voice) & others.
Since the "Marvel Anime" cartoon
series were made in Japan, it aired there first before being translated
and airing in America on the G4 cable network. As such, the airdates
may vary depending on what region you live in. The episode titles are
also different by region, hence the titles in parenthesis in this
Wolverine's physical height and weight are presumably the same as his Earth-616 counterpart.
The English voice of Wolverine was Milo Ventimiglia, who is famous for his role as the power-duplicating Peter Petrelli in the TV series Heroes (2006-2010).
Profile by Mike Podgor.
Earth-101001's Wolverine has no KNOWN connections to:
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Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 1 - "Mariko" (Wolverine main image, leaning on wall image & headshot with beer image)
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 6 - "Conflict" (Wolverine headshot)
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Return" (Wolverine, costumed headshot image)
Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Reunion (A Twist of Memory, a Turn of the Mind)" (October 22, 2010) - Yuzo Sato & Tomoya Takahashi (directors), Souvik Basu Thakur (animator), Warren Ellis (story advisor), Rikiya Koyama (original voice), Jamie Simone (voice director/casting), Milo Ventimiglia (English voice), others
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 1 - "Mariko" (January 7, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 2 - "Yukio" (January 14, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 3 - "Kikyo" (January 21, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Omega Red" (January 28, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 5 - "Asano" (February 4, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 6 - "Min (Girl)" (February 11, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Vadhaka (Statue)" (February 18, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 8 - "Koh" (February 25, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 9 - "Hell Road" (March 4, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 10 - "Shingen" (March 11, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 11 - "Kurohagi" (March 18, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Season 1, Episode 12 - "Wolf Eyes (Logan)" (March 25, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Return (Joining Forces)" (April 1, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 2 - "U-Men (Mutant Hunting)" (April 8, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 3 - "Armor (Awakening)" (April 15, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 4 - "Transformation (Secondary Mutation)" (April 22, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 5 - "Power (Unity)" (May 6, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 6 - "Conflict (Contested)" (May 13, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Betrayal (Shock)" (May 20, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 8 - "Lost (Signs)" (May 27, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 9 - "Revelations (From Behind the Scenes)" (June 3, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 10 - "Countdown (Truth)" (July 10, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 11 - "Revenge (End)" (June 17, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: X-Men, Season 1, Episode 12 - "Destiny (Bond)" (June 24, 2011) - credits
Marvel Anime: Blade, Season 1, Episode 7 - "Day Walker & Mutant (Claws & Blades)" (August 12, 2011) - credits
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