Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)
Identity/Class: Human mutant (Lupine; if this is even a thing anymore after this story); 8000 BC to 0, 1st to 10th century, 11th to 17th century, 18th to 19th century, World War I, World War II, Cold War, pre-modern to modern era
Group Membership: None; formerly Nazi Party, presumably numerous armies of past empires
Affiliations: Cloak (Tyrone Johnson), Dagger (Tandy Bowen), Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett);
formerly Victor Creed, Truett Hudson, Nazis, Romulus, Weapon X program, numerous empires
Enemies: Department H (Bayonet, Black Wolf, Electrode, Savage), Romulus, Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Sabretooth clones
Known Relatives: Romulus (twin brother)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Wolverine II#310 (September, 2012)
Powers/Abilities: She is a long-lived (several thousand years) mutant with a powerful healing factor strong enough to heal whole portions of missing flesh within seconds. Her bones are presumably laced with Adamantium (or she was born with indestructible bones) and she possesses a retractable blade at the bottom of each wrist. She is also a very proficient sword fighter, wielding two samurai swords most of the time. She speaks with an unusual Italian accent with a hint of Japanese (like her brother). She likes tribal makeup. Sometimes she goosesteps into action. Most importantly: she likes hairy, little men.
Height: 6'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 225 lbs. (by approximation)
(Wolverine II#311 (fb) - BTS) - Remus was born as Romulus' twin.
(Wolverine II#312 (fb) ) - Over the millennia Remus and Romulus watched as entire civilizations were built and then destroyed, including the Hunnic, the Greek and the Roman Empire. They participated in many wars.
(Wolverine II#312 (fb) - BTS) - At some point a few thousand years ago Romulus built a home at the Amalfi Coast in Italy unapproachable from land, air or sea without his knowledge.
(Wovlverine II#312 (fb) ) - Romulus and Remus joined the Nazis during World War II until the Third Reich fell as well after losing the war.
(Wolverine II#313 (fb) - BTS) - At some point after Logan joined Romulus' group of feral mutants Remus and Logan became lovers.
(Wolverine II#313 (fb) ) - Remus was present when Romulus led her, Logan and Creed to the Weapon X facility to take it over. After Wolverine violently murdered the Department H agents Electrode, Savage, Bayonet and Black Wolf he offered one of his blades to Remus as a gift. Remus wasn't sure about going through with Romulus' plan, but Romulus pushed Logan to keep going to create an army of super-soldiers with Logan's DNA. Remus and Creed watched as Romulus told Logan that the others hoped to one day become would he would become.
During the process that transformed Logan into Weapon X Remus asked Romulus to let him out of the tank, but Romulus didn't want to because it was not what Logan would want himself. She threatened her brother and he reminded her that love had no place in what they were building. Saddened because she didn't see a purpose in building an empire without someone to share it she bid Romulus farewell and left. Romulus ordered the Professor (Truett Hudson) to erase all of Wolverine's memories of Remus.
(Wolverine II#310) - Remus arrived at the hut where Silver Fox was murdered years ago by Sabretooth during a fight between her brother Romulus and Wolverine. She stabbed Romulus in the back with her sword and told Wolverine, who didn't recognize her, that the wound wouldn't keep Romulus down for long. Before Wolverine passed out due to the injuries inflicted upon him by Romulus she kissed him because it was something she had wanted to do for a long time and then whispered to him that he would find the answers he sought at the old Weapon X facility.
(Wolverine II#311) - Remus appeared after Wolverine crashed his Blackbird into the Weapon X facility where he had found dozens of Sabretooth clones. She cut through the clones then tossed a sword to Wolverine and they finished off the rest with a massive explosion caused by Wolverine when he damaged the facility's fuel tanks with his sword. A helicopter came for Remus and picked them both up to go after the real Sabretooth. Remus knew Romulus would take care of any clones that had survived the explosion. On board the helicopter Wolverine realized she had the same accent as Romulus and finally asked her who she was. She kissed him again and he threatened to kill her with his Adamantium claws, but Remus gave in and told her that unlike Romulus she didn't want to play games. She revealed her name and that Romulus was her twin brother, whom she wanted Wolverine to kill. A furious Wolverine attacked her.
(Wolverine II#312) - Wolverine wouldn't believe her at first because he wasn't a big fan of Remus' family, but Remus reminded him that she had saved him twice in as many days and that she had answer about Romulus and Sabretooth. Wolverine stayed distrustful and Remus just opened the door and let Wolverine fall out of the helicopter, but he held on to her leg. Remus told him they could continue their conversation outside and Wolverine pulled her out. Still holding on to the helicopter Wolverine was sure he would survive and Remus revealed that she had been around for a very long time, stabbed him through the arm with a retractable blade and they both fell from the helicopter down into the mountains. Hitting a through rocks on the way down the mountain Remus right arm and ribcage were destroyed, but they regenerated in a few seconds, to Wolverine's surprise. She finally realized that Wolverine didn't remember her at all when he was surprised by her healing factor and told her her history. She switched topics to Wolverine dying before every person he loved due to his healing factor and how much Romulus didn't want Wolverine to remember. They also talked about the Lupine and verified Wolverine's suspicion that the existence of the Homo Lupus was a lie (Retcon City) and how Wolverine didn't regain all his memories after House of M (Retcon City, again). More talk about how the feral gene replicated itself so often in mutants while flight and telepathy didn't (is Loeb even reading X-Men comics?). She eventually told Wolverine that Romulus wasn't looking for a new species, but was going to create one and that the bones Wolverine found in Wakanda had been placed there by Romulus while Romulus was mining for Vibranium to create a new Adamantium for his kind. Romulus wanted Wolverine at his side according to Remus. Wolverine asked Remus to take him to Romulus.
(Wolverine II#312 - BTS) - Remus revealed where Romulus could be found.
(Wolverine II#312) - Cloak teleported Remus, Wolverine and Dagger into Romulus' home in Italy at the Amalfi Coast. Remus menacingly pulled her swords and stayed behind while Wolverine took down Sabretooth (he got better quickly) and went after Romulus, who had coated his skeleton with Adamantium by recreating Weapon X's process.
(Wolverine II#313) - Cloak teleported Remus and Dagger to the battle between Wolverine, Sabretooth and Romulus. Remus opposed her brother, who told her that he had become so much more by taking the best from Sabretooth and Wolverine. Romulus hit Remus while criticizing her for letting her emotions take control over her when she should be at his side and join him his revolution. Wolverine defeated Romulus, who was imprisoned at the Raft while Sabretooth escaped.
Wolverine went on vacation with Remus, Cloak and Dagger at a beach somewhere in the South Pacific. Remus embraced and kissed her new and former lover on the beach.
Comments: Created by Jeph Loeb (writer) & Simone Bianchi (artist).
I am pretty sure Romulus and Remus took their names during the rise of the Roman Empire. We don't know their real names.
This storyline is a continuation of Loeb's storyline Wolverine: Evolution. It looked good, but it lacked something else...a good story. This storyline repeatedly pressed the reset button and Remus was there to deliver the big reveals fans had not asked for or were sick of in the first place...retconning things people hated with a snarky comments doesn't make them disappear like they never happened; it just shows them as the mistakes they were from the beginning. Loeb's whole Romulus, Lupine stuff is loathed by fans. Adding a fighting ∗∗∗∗toy with red hair for Wolverine to shtup didn't help much either. The story was terribly convoluted and jumped from location to location in a hunt for a plot that was not necessary at all. I realize Bendis giving Wolverine all his memories back at the end of House of M screwed up the whole Wolverine's mysterious past shtick so many writers were fond of, but to reinforce it into the Wolverine's character through Romulus rather than giving him a shot at exploring and coming to terms with the past he now remembered was the wrong thing to do. Romulus, Remus and the whole Lupine thing was pure dog excrement.
Remus, the good-looking sister of Romulus, is a bit of a Beauty & the Beast situation, but not in a good way (neither is Beauty & the Beast with its whole Stockholm syndrome story). She is comparable to female characters in video games, whose sole personality trait is hotness while their male counterparts have a rough and unique look. She is eye candy! They are twins for the sake of mutantkind! Shouldn't they at least look a bit like they are related or at least belong to the same species?
Remus should rot in comic book limbo forever! She is the redheaded stepchild nobody wanted! And she was Nazi scum as well!
I am not even a big X-Men fan, but when a writer spouts something like there are not many mutants with the power of flight and telepathy compared to feral mutants....I look at the comic and consider punching it until somebody bleeds, which will probably be me from a papercut because comics are never made of actual blood...ashes maybe. Those rare powers of telepathy and flight.....ugh. How about using something rare like the power of large amounts of snot coming from your nose or looking like a freaking lobster. Two better and viable examples!
If somebody wants to cover Romulus, go along! I won't stop you! I understand masochistic tendencies.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Remus should not be confused with:
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Wolverine II#311, p20, pan1 (main image)
Wolverine II#310, p16, pan2 (head shot)
Wolverine II#312, p9, left bottom (Nazi Remus)
Wolverine II#310-313 (September, 2012) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Simone Bianchi (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Wolverine II#311-312 (October, 2012) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Simone Bianchi (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Wolverine II#313 (November, 2012) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Simone Bianchi (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Last updated: 09/28/16
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