(of Earth-2108)

Real Name: Unrevealed, presumably James Howlett (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2108) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: X-Men (Cyclops, Havok, likely others) (see comments)

Affiliations: Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America, Falcon, Hercules, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Wonder Man, Yellowjacket), Cable, Captain Marvel, Cloak, Dagger, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman/Susan, Mister Fantastic/Reed, Thing/Ben), Goliath, Hulkling, Namor, Patriot, Spider-Woman, Vision, Wasp, X-Men

Enemies: Baron Zemo, Beetle, Penance, Project: Thunderstrike clones, Radioactive Man, Sentinel O.N.E. Strikeforce, Sentinels, Songbird, Swordsman, the United States government

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Shrimp" (nickname from Cable)

Base of Operations: Underground bases throughout Earth-2108

First Appearance: What If?: Civil War#1 (February, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Wolverine had Adamantium-laced bones and claws that he could extend from his forehands. It was unrevealed if he also possessed the same superhuman healing factor and senses that his Earth-616 counterpart had, though it seemed likely that he did.

Height: 5'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 300 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (What If?: Civil War#1/2) - After the United States government passed the Superhuman Registration Act forcing superhumans to register themselves with the government, Wolverine attended a meeting led by Captain America, who suggested fighting against the government's injustice. During the meeting, Cyclops opted to leave the X-Men out of the fight but Wolverine, calling Cyclops a milksop, decided on his own to join Captain America's fight alongside Cable. Before any plans could be made, however, government-created robot Sentinels attacked the meeting, forcing Wolverine and the other heroes to go on the defensive as the Sentinels killed several of the assembled heroes. Wolverine was one of the few survivors of the assault and he remained by Captain America's side as Captain America donned a suit of Iron Man-like armor to lead the remaining heroes against the newly-created Sentinel O.N.E. Strikeforce. Upon learning that the Sentinel O.N.E. Strikeforce was piloted by young S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Captain America called off the fight in favor of operating as heroes in secret and when the Human Torch argued that the government needed to pay for the death of his sister, Thing reminded the Torch to think about what the Invisible Woman would want and Wolverine commented that the X-Men had operated in secret for years.

Some time after going underground, Wolverine and the other heroes found themselves drawn back into battle when Earth's supervillains began killing any of the Sentinel O.N.E. Strikeforce members that came after them. Teleporting into battle against Baron Zemo and some of his agents, Wolverine and the other heroes took down the villains and rescued the Sentinel O.N.E. Strikeforce. After S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Henry Peter Gyrich unleashed the Project: Thunderstrike Thor clones to police the rampant supervillains, Wolverine and Captain America's group of heroes were again called into battle to stop the ruthless Project: Thunderstrike clones.

Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux, Gustavo, Sandu Florea, Victor Olazaba and Scott Koblish.

While many heroes were killed against the Project: Thunderstrike clones, Wolverine was never shown to be killed but he also never showed up again in the story so it was unclear what happened to him following the encounter with the Project: Thunderstrike clones.

His real name is likely James Howlett since this reality diverged from Earth-616 but he never referred to by any name in the What If? issue. Additionally, his height and weight are approximated from that of his Earth-616 counterpart.

Wolverine mentioned being part of the X-Men but the only X-Men we see in the story are Cyclops and Havok (in the background). We do see Cable but there was no indication that he was a member of the X-Men.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-2108's Wolverine has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
What If?: Civil War#1, p18, splash page (Wolverine running, main image)
What If?: Civil War#1, p20, pan6 (Wolverine unmasked headshot)
What If?: Civil War#1, p11, pan3 (Wolverine jumping)
What If?: Civil War#1, p17, pan4 (Wolverine standing)
What If?: Civil War#1, p21, pan6 (Wolverine waist-up image)

What If?: Civil War#1 (February, 2008) - "What if Captain America Led All the Heroes Against Registration?" story - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Gustavo (pencils, inks), Sandu Florea, Victor Olazaba, Scott Koblish (inks), Justin F. Gabrie (editor)

First Posted: 10/12/2019
Last updated: 10/12/2019

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