(of reality-13133)

Real Name: Akihiro (presumably) (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (reality-13133) human mutant

Occupation: Horseman of Death

Group Membership: Horsemen of Death (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Grim Reaper, Sentry)

Affiliations: Apocalypse Twins (Eimin, Uriel), Horsemen of Death

Enemies: Avengers (Rogue, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida, Thor/Thor Odinson, Wolverine/James Howlett), Chronos Corps (Abomination Deathlok of Earth-11045, Iron Man/Arno Stark of Earth-8410, Kang/Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311, Venom/May Parker of Earth-9997)

Known Relatives: James Howlett (Wolverine, father)

Aliases: "Blueberry Wolverine" (insult from Earth-9997's Venom), "Bub" (called by Wolverine)

Base of Operations: Eimin's stronghold, Planet X

First Appearance: Uncanny Avengers I#14 (January, 2014) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: Daken was a mutant with superhuman reflexes, endurance and an advanced healing factor that allowed him to heal from typically life-threatening injuries. He also possessed three retractable bone claws that he could extend, two from his forehands and one from each of his wrists.

After being transformed into a Horseman of Death, Daken could charge his body with an unidentified energy, often channeling it through his claws. This energy seemed to increase as his anger increased.

Daken did not display the pheromone abilities possessed by his Earth-616 counterpart but it seems likely that he had those abilities as well.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 167 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red
Hair: Black (presumably) (see comments)

History: (Uncanny Avengers I#14 (fb) - BTS) - The mutant Wolverine fathered a son, Daken. At some point, Wolverine drowned the sadistic Daken but Daken was later resurrected as a Horseman of Death serving the Apocalypse Twins, who manipulated the Avengers Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man into casting a mutant rapture spell that would summon all of Earth's mutants to the Apocalypse Twins' Ark spacecraft to be ushered to a planet created just for mutants.

(Uncanny Avengers I#14) - When Avengers Sunfire and Rogue arrived to stop Scarlet Witch from casting the rapture spell, Daken and his fellow Horseman of Death Grim Reaper were sent to stop Rogue and Sunfire. Immediately slashing Rogue across the chest with his energized claws, Daken sent her falling off a cliff before focusing his attention on Sunfire, whom he called a joke. Announcing himself as having a real side splitter, Wolverine then appeared and slashed Daken across the face, ordering Sunfire to find and stop Scarlet Witch while he dealt with his son. As a recovered Daken slashed back at Wolverine, Wolverine reminded Sunfire to stop Scarlet Witch non-lethally. Daken continued battling Wolverine as Wolverine witnessed Rogue running up to stop Scarlet Witch by killing her using claws absorbed from Wolverine. Daken quickly took advantage of Wolverine's distraction, holding him back as Rogue succeeded in impaling the Scarlet Witch. When Wolverine emotionally reacted to Rogue's actions, Daken, still holding Wolverine back, taunted his father by accusing Wolverine of teaching Rogue to become a killer. Daken then continued holding Wolverine back as Grim Reaper impaled Rogue on his scythe, prompting Wolverine to escape Daken's grasp long enough to slash Daken and plunge his claws into Daken's throat. Wolverine then tossed aside the injured Daken and rushed to stop Grim Reaper, who succeeded in killing Rogue as the dying Scarlet Witch finished her rapture spell.

(Uncanny Avengers I#15) - As Wolverine savagely fought Grim Reaper in anger over Rogue's death, a recovered Daken caught Wolverine from behind and held him in place while he gloated about the Apocalypse Twins' manipulation of the Avengers and Grim Reaper explained the Apocalypse Twins' ultimate plan. The now-deceased Scarlet Witch's mutant rapture spell then summoned both Daken and Wolverine to the Apocalypse Twins' Ark spacecraft, where Wolverine was placed in a stasis pod.

(Uncanny Avengers I#19) - After the Apocalypse Twin Uriel had been killed, Daken continued serving the surviving Apocalypse Twin Eimin, who had established the extraterrestrial Planet X for mutants following the destruction of Earth. Remaining by her side as Eimin placed Wolverine and Sunfire into stasis, where they were constantly tortured, Daken took pleasure in hearing the screams of Wolverine and Sunfire before they eventually stopped. Six years following Earth's destruction, Daken followed Eimin as Eimin discussed the destruction of her Tachyon Dam that prevented time travel onto Planet X by the rebel Havok. When Eimin mentioned that Kang would soon arrive, Daken suggested they get an army but Eimin assured Daken she had a plan before ordering Daken to kill Havok once the manipulated X-Men found him. Daken happily agreed but when Eimin suggested eliminating the X-Council completely, Daken questioned her and commented that the people would revolt. Eimin then assured Daken that she would blame the X-Council deaths on Kang and that the people would stand by her because she provided results. Viewing the X-Council as they located and battled Havok, Daken asked Eimin how she wanted the deaths of the X-Council to look when he killed them and Eimin informed Daken that she wished Daken to make the X-Council's deaths look as if Kang murdered them in cold blood in their sleep. Their discussion was interrupted, however, when Thor and some of Kang's Chronos Corps agents busted into Eimin's stronghold. Daken immediately leapt at the Abomination Deathlok but Thor knocked Daken aside with his hammer.

(Uncanny Avengers I#20) - As Thor battled Eimin, the Chronos Corps' Venom went after Daken, taking him down with electroshock webbing. Quickly recovering, Daken rushed to attack Kang, who had ordered Thor and his Chrono Corps to free Wolverine and Sunfire from stasis. Before Daken could connect with Kang, he was viciously slashed by a scarred Wolverine. Angry at years of torture, Wolverine savagely attacked Daken, calling him a monster and announcing that he had originally done the right thing by killing Daken, but he ultimately refused to kill Daken a second time.

Comments: Created by Rick Remender, Steve McNiven and John Dell.

To be clear, the events of Daken's History originally occurred in reality-616 before the Avengers' consciousnesses were sent back in time to prevent Scarlet Witch's mutant rapture spell, stop the Apocalypse Twins and destroy the Tachyon Dam preventing time travel into reality-616. When the Avengers prevented the mutant rapture, the actual mutant rapture and the events leading to the creation of Planet X diverged from reality-616, becoming reality-13133.

Some online sources list Uncanny Avengers I#13 as the first appearance of Daken (reality-13133). While Daken IS in #13, we only see Earth-616's Daken. Reality-13133 diverges from Reality-616 during the events of Uncanny Avengers I#13 but the divergent point occurred after the future reality-13133 Avengers sent their consciousnesses back into the past of reality-616 and warned Earth-616's Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man not to proceed with Scarlet Witch's mutant rapture spell. This occurs when the Avengers-13133 succeed in warning Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man (as we see in Uncanny Avengers I#21) moments after Daken-616 leaves Wolverine-616 following an intense torture session, which we see in Uncanny Avengers I#13. After Daken-616 leaves, we know from Uncanny Avengers I#21 that, in reality-616, the reality-13133 consciousnesses of Wolverine and Sunfire arrive inside the bodies of their reality-616 counterparts and they inform Rogue of the future of reality-13133 and all three go to warn Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man), diverging the rest of Uncanny Avengers I#13 following that point, as well as Uncanny Avengers I#14-20 into reality-13133 while reality-616 continues on from the events we see in Uncanny Avengers I#21. Since we no longer see Daken in #13 following his torture of Wolverine in Uncanny Avengers I#13, the reality-13133 version of Daken actually does not appear until Uncanny Avengers I#14.

Daken's real name is presumably Akihiro like his Earth-616 counterpart since reality-13133 diverged directly from reality-616. Additionally, his height and weight are approximated from that of his Earth-616 counterpart. Also, while we don't see Daken-13133's hair at all, one could presume it was black like his 616 counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Reality-13133's Daken has no known connections to:

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Uncanny Avengers I#14, p9, pan1 (Daken leaping with energized claws extended)
Uncanny Avengers I#14, p10, pan5 (Daken headshot)
Uncanny Avengers I#20, p9, pan6 (Daken charging with energy)

Uncanny Avengers I#14 (January, 2014) - Rick Remender (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell (inks), Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
Uncanny Avengers I#15 (February, 2014) - Rick Remender (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), John Dell, Dexter Vines, Jay Leisten (inks), Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
Uncanny Avengers I#19 (June, 2014) - Rick Remender (writer), Daniel Acuna (art), Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
Uncanny Avengers I#20 (July, 2014) - Rick Remender (writer), Daniel Acuna (art), Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum (editors)

First Posted: 10/18/2019
Last updated: 10/18/2019

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