Real Name: Logan
(Earth-652975) human mutant (Canadian)
Occupation: Adventurer, field commander of the
former Canadian intelligence officer
Group Membership: X-Men (Colossus,
Cyclops, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Storm)
Affiliations: Kitty Pryde, the X-Men
Enemies: Brotherhood of Mutant
Terrorists (Blob, Juggernaut, Magneto, Pyro, Toad,
White Queen), Living Monolith, Mystique, Nimrod, Reavers, Sentinels,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Xavier's School for Gifted
Youngsters, Westchester County, New York, USA;
formerly Canada, Australia (possibly-see comments)
First Appearance: Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special
(September 16, 1989)
Powers/Abilities: Wolverine is a mutant possessing enhanced senses and the ability to heal from physical injury. In addition to his mutant powers, Wolverine possesses an unbreakable Adamantium skeleton and retractable Adamantium claws that can slice through virtually anything. When properly "motivated," Logan's Adamantium claws function like "laser blades," emitting a long-range spark that can cut and disrupt even the strongest machinery and organic surfaces with ease.
Weight: 195 lbs.
History: (X-Men Arcade
Game (fb) - BTS) - A Canadian citizen, Logan was once a Canadian
intelligence officer before joining the heroic mutant team X-Men as
Wolverine and gaining permanent resident status in the United States.
(Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special) – While Charles Xavier was welcoming new student Kitty Pryde to his school with a tour through the Danger Room Control Center, Pryde witnessed Wolverine training with his fellow X-Men in a holographic projection simulating the ruins of an ancient Aztec city. After his teammate Nightcrawler teleported safely out of range from the attack of a giant stone golem, Wolverine used his Adamantium claws to cut through the attacker with one cut, completely destroying the monstrous simulation with one seemingly-easy slice.
When Nightcrawler teleported inside the Control Room to greet the young girl, Pryde panicked and phased through the Danger Room's Control Console, causing Storm's weather-training sequence to go haywire. Using her powers, Storm created a gust of wind strong enough to lower Kitty safely into the arms of the X-Man Colossus but when Wolverine was quick to voice his displeasure with the young girl's age and inexperience, Storm used her weather-controlling abilities again…this time to create a small thunderstorm over Wolverine's head. Before Wolverine could finish his next insult, an alarm sounded through the Danger Room, signaling a Mutant Alert. While Xavier and Pryde stayed behind, Wolverine piloted the Blackbird carrying his fellow X-Men and flew to an observatory in deep space to confront members of the Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists Blob and Pyro, who took hostages while they were attempting to steal coordinates for the Scorpio Comet. Upon arrival, the X-Men confronted the evil duo. Before Wolverine could act upon a threat from Pyro, the Mutant Master of Flame created a fire blast that distracted the X-Men long enough for the two Mutant Terrorists to escape.
The X-Men returned to the Mansion to find an ambush had taken place in their absence by Magneto and Juggernaut, who had taken Cerebro's Mutant Power Circuit. Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Dazzler found a stunned and frightened Kitty Pryde, who was once again scared by Nightcrawler's appearance. Wolverine again pointed out Pryde's age and lack of experience in battle and told Kitty that "the X-Men don't have room for whiny brats." Kitty took offense to Logan's insult but was interrupted by Charles Xavier and the other X-Men before she could give Logan a piece of her mind.
Learning that Magneto was planning
use the Mutant Power Circuit to amplify his own mutant magnetic powers
the Scorpio comet into the path of Earth, which would wipe out of all
Wolverine, again voicing his displeasure about Kitty's inexperience,
and the rest of the X-Men traveled to Asteroid M, Magneto's
space-based headquarters. Once the X-Men
arrived, Wolverine led the team through the interior of the Asteroid
using his mutant tracking skills. During the assault, Wolverine was
ambushed from above by Toad but quickly subdued him by cutting through
part of the Asteroid to trap the mutant terrorist. The X-Men eventually
regrouped and confronted Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutant
Terrorists, defeating them before the comet could destroy the Earth. However, Magneto and his Brotherhood
escaped as the Scorpio comet collided with Asteroid M. In
the end, Wolverine was
forced to concede that Kitty MIGHT have what it takes to be an
Comments: Created by Larry Parr and Marvel Productions (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).
Here's a quote from story editor Rick Hoberg
regarding Wolverine's accent (taken from the book X-Men: The Characters & Their Universe):
"I ended up being the voice director on the show, and I was forced to
use the Australian version of Wolverine (which coincidentally,
foreshadowing the casting of Australian actor Hugh Jackman in the
film), because all of this Australian stuff was popular at the time -
the Mad Max films, "Crocodile" Dundee, and so on
- it was going to turn out (in the comics) that Wolverine was an
expatriated Australian. The direction of the character however never
got beyond the plotting stages and Wolverine remained Canadian in the
about Wolverine being a Canadian citizen with permanent resident status
in the USA, his time with Canadian intelligence, his height, weight,
eye color and hair color were all taken from the miniature bio of
Wolverine on the front of the 6-player arcade cabinet. Special thanks
to Justin Peek at Nashville's Game Galaxy Arcade for providing close-up
shots of the arcade character bios for reference!
The Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special was
later adapted into a comic as the X-Men Animation Special graphic
novel. The main image from this profile is from that graphic novel.
Profile by The_Valiant_One.
Earth-652975's Wolverine has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
X-Men Animation Special GN, p45, pan6 (Wolverine crouched, main image)
Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special (Wolverine headshot & sharpening claws)
X-Men Arcade Game (Wolverine used Adamantium Laser Blade on Magneto's robots)
Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special (September 16, 1989) - Larry Parr (writer, story editor), Russ Heath, Carol Lundberg (models), E.R. Cruz (background layouts), Will Meugniot, Larry Houston, Rick Hoberg (story editors, storyboard editors), Neal Warner, Rudy Cataldi, Tom Ray, Eileen Dunn, Charlie Downs, Margaret Nichols, Stan Phillips (animation directors)
X-Men Arcade Game (1992) - K. Hattori, Captain Oe (visual design), Y. Asano (design works), Lee (chief producer, director)
First Posted: 10/14/2019
Last updated: 10/14/2019
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