(of Earth-983)

Real Name: Logan (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-983) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Formerly X-Men

Affiliations: Jean-Luc LeBeau, Kitty Pryde, X-Men (Angel, Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Iceman, Joseph, Maggot, Marrow, Psylocke, Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Rogue, Storm);
formerly Gambit (Remy LeBeau)

Enemies: None known

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: What If? II#106 (March, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Wolverine was a mutant with superhuman senses and a healing factor that vastly slowed his aging. He can also project bone claws from his forehands.

Height: 5'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (What If? II#106 (fb) - BTS) - A former member of the X-Men, Wolverine was close friends with Kitty Pryde, whom he was a teammate of in the X-Men. After learning that the X-Men had discovered that their teammate Gambit had been involved with the murdering Marauders and abandoned Gambit in the arctic, the X-Men Angel and Psylocke went off on their own to confront Gambit, prompting Wolverine to get involved. Concerned about Angel's desire for vengeance against Gambit, Wolverine started trailing Angel and Psylocke.

(What If? II#106) - After the X-Men Angel and Psylocke threatened Jean-Luc LeBeau about Gambit's whereabouts at Papa Joe's night club, Wolverine confronted Angel and Psylocke and asked how many X-Men it took to muscle an old, unarmed man. When Angel asked how long Wolverine had been present, Wolverine revealed that he had been tailing Angel and Psylocke ever since they had split from the other X-Men on a mission of vengeance. Angel responded by warning Wolverine to stay out of their way but Wolverine instead questioned Angel and Psylocke on what they planned to do to Gambit once they found him. Upon hearing their threats, Wolverine reminded Angel and Psylocke that X-Men didn't kill, agreeing that Gambit had really messed up by working with Mister Sinister and the Marauders in the past and not telling his fellow X-Men, but also informing Angel and Psylocke that going off on their own was not helping the situation. As he departed Papa Joe's, Wolverine admitted that Gambit's betrayal of trust was eating at the entire X-Men team and warned that if all of the X-Men could not have a say in Gambit's judgment, he could not see the X-Men remaining together. Angel and Psylocke then decided to accompany Wolverine and the trio traveled to Paris, where they believed Gambit was hiding out. Along the way, Wolverine secretly contacted Storm and asked that the X-Men meet Angel, Psylocke and himself in Paris. Later, in Paris, Psylocke and Angel found Gambit and attacked him, followed by the rest of the X-Men until Wolverine interrupted and suggested they judge Gambit the same way the Morlocks would have: a trial by combat. Storm disagreed with Wolverine's suggestion but the other X-Men seemed willing to go through with the trial and Angel chose himself as the one to battle Gambit. When Storm argued she had not agreed upon a trial by combat, Wolverine informed Storm that it appeared to be happening regardless of Storm's opinions. Wolverine and the X-Men then watched as Angel and Gambit went down in the Paris catacombs for their trial. When Angel hesitated to kill Gambit after Gambit had been knocked to the ground, and Iceman and Marrow exclaimed in opposing sides of killing Gambit, Wolverine told Iceman and Gambit to shut up, feeling as if Angel had to make his own choice and live with it. Wolverine ultimately watched as Angel decided against killing Gambit, instead telling Gambit to get lost and that as far as he was concerned, Gambit no longer existed in the eyes of the X-Men. Storm then looked over at Wolverine and asked if Wolverine had planned the outcome from the beginning. Smirking, Wolverine only remarked that Angel had been an X-Men longer than he and that he figured Angel's true nature would surface in time. Wolverine then explained that Gambit had been right in earlier remarks about killers being a special breed and admitted that he knew the subject all too well. Unfortunately, X-Men member Marrow was not happy with the outcome and hurled a bone knife into Gambit's heart, heavy-hearted walking away as Wolverine and the X-Men watched Gambit die from his injuries.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Leo Fernandez and Robert Jones.

Wolverine was only referred as Logan in his only appearance but it seems likely that his real name would be James Howlett like his Earth-616 counterpart since Earth-983 diverged from Earth-616.

While Wolverine never wore a mask in What If? II#106, the primer pages before the issue's first page showed an image of Wolverine in a mask. This image was actually an image of Earth-616's Wolverine but the primer page did establish some flavor text to this reality's Wolverine and it can be assumed that Earth-983's Wolverine also wore a mask at times.

His height and weight were approximated from his Earth-616 counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-983's Wolverine has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
What If? II#106, p23, pan8 (Wolverine, main image)
What If? II#106, p6, pan5 (Wolverine unmasked headshot)
What If? II#106, p24, pan2 (Wolverine with arms crossed)

What If? II#106 (March, 1998) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Leo Fernandez (pencils), Robert Jones (inks), Kelly Corvese, Frank Pittarese (editors)

First Posted: 10/15/2019
Last updated: 10/15/2019

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