Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)
Occupation: Adventurer, infiltrator
Group Membership: Skrull Empire; (posing as Wolverine) X-Men (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Cable/Nathan Dayspring Summers, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Marrow, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, X-Man/Nate Grey)
Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Granok;
(posing as Wolverine) Alpha Flight (Aurora/Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, Guardian/James MacDonald Hudson, Northstar/Jean-Paul Beaubier, Puck/Eugene Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Shaman/Michael Twoyoungmen), Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Black Panther (T'Challa), Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Caley Blair, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Department H, Domino (Neena Thurman), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Emma Frost, Gateway, Generation X (Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Husk/Paige Guthrie, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, M/Monet St. Croix, Skin/Angelo Espinosa, Synch/Everett Thomas), Karl Geesey, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Heather McNeil Hudson, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Lockdown, Mannites (Nina, Headcase, Darco, Grace, others), Microns (Bug, Dexam, Marionette, Arcturus Rann), Psylocke (Elizabeth Braddock), Punisher (Frank Castle), Revelation, Cecilia Reyes, Rosetta Stone, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Dum-Dum Dugan, Nick Fury, others), Snowbird (Narya), Spider-Girl, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Tom Stanley, Thor (Odinson), Inazo Uehara, Tamika Uehara, Vindicator (James MacDonald Hudson synthoid), Warbird (Carol Danvers), Harry Wessel, Wonder Man (Simon Williams)
Enemies: A.I.M. (M.O.D.O.K./George Tarleton, others), Badoon (Brother Royal, others), Badoon's nanites, Baron Karza, Brood (Brood Imperiatrix, others), Cardiac (Elias Wirtham), Coterie, Death (James "Logan" Howlett), Failsafe Protocol 001-003, Failsafe Protocol Omega, Khyber, Donald Pierce, Reanimator, Silver Samurai (Kenuichio Harada), Solo (James Bourne), Thanos, Tokitoshi, Weapon X (Garrison Kane);
formerly Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Hercules (Herakles), Hulk (Bruce Banner)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Logan, "Skrullverine"
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Higher Learning in Salem Center, New York;
formerly somewhere in the Skrull Empire
First Appearance: Wolverine II#140 (July, 1999); (retroactively) Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1 (June, 1999) (see comments); (revealed) Uncanny X-Men I#375 (December, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: The Skrull imposter was a member of the reptilian humanoid race known as the Skrulls and possessed the natural shapeshifting abilities inherent to most Skrulls that enable them to take any succession of forms and resume their true shapes via mental concentration. He underwent an old-style permanent morphosis in order to keep him from possible reversion and was implanted with a variable psychic template taken from the real Wolverine, both to fool telepaths, and to ensure that his actions, body language and mannerisms remained as close to the real Wolverine's as possible. As part of his transformation he duplicated Wolverine's six famous retractable bone claws, he regularly used in combat. Lacking the real Wolverine's healing factor he used his agility to avoid harm most of the time. It also seemed like his senses were far less acute than the real Wolverine's, allowing others to sneak up on him and take him by surprise.
Height: Variable; (as Wolverine) 5'3"
Weight: Variable; (as Wolverine) 195 lbs.
Eyes: Variable; (as Wolverine) Blue
Hair: Variable; (as Wolverine) Black
(X-Men II#95 (fb) - BTS/Skrulls! - BTS) - Chief Scientist Granok, who had joined a faction of Skrulls working for the mutant Apocalypse, was given the task to create an infiltrator resembling the X-Man Wolverine. Apocalypse supplied Granok with extensive records of Wolverine's psyche to make the Skrull who was to take his place even more convincing. Granok created a comprehensive personality matrix that would even survive genetic testing and telepathic examination. Granok then used an old-style permanent metemorphosis to prevent the agent from inadvertently reverting back to his true form.
(Wolverine II#145 (fb) ) - The X-Men had just returned from years in the past and were floating in Earth's orbit discussing if they should stop Magneto and safe their former teammate Joseph, because their time travel adventure had left them still a few weeks removed from their departure in the near future. Before they could decide on what to do their ship was hit by a Skrull vessel, leaving all the X-Men on board unconscious. The Skrulls boarded the ship, abducted Wolverine, and left behind the imposter, who had gone through psychiatric conditioning and training for months to infiltrate the X-Men and sow distrust in Professor X until the team was disbanded. His superior explained to him that once he had undergone his deep-cover transformation that there was no way to resume his true form and that he would fully believe himself to be Wolverine. The imposter assured him that he was ready and went through the transformation. He was then zapped by his superior to render him unconscious and placed in cryo-stasis along with all the other X-Men on board.
(Uncanny X-Men I#371) - Xavier had dark visions while in cryo-stasis. When he awoke Wolverine and the other X-Men on board were already conscious and Shadowcat explained how a pre-programmed safety feature had somehow saved their lives after they were seemingly hit by a magnetic flare and put them in cryo-stasis for eight days. Xavier was surprised by the whole situation, but Wolverine called it well-deserved luck on their part and asked for a return to Earth already. Because the Skrull vessel was too big to be stored under the Xavier Institute Shadowcat decided to fly to Muir Island, which Wolverine called perfect. The X-Men called Rogue to inform her that they were alive before landing on Muir Island. When Colossus saw the damage on the ship's hull from the outside he was surprised that a magnetic flare could have such an effect on a ship. Wolverine called their survival once again luck and asked everybody to lighten up. When Xavier got angry and ordered everyone to return back home with him immediately because they had work to do it needed Storm to convince him to allow Colossus, Kitty and Nightcrawler stay behind to meet their friends in Britain. When Xavier left with Storm Wolverine let everyone else know that it looked like Xavier was going crazy. Wolverine later joined the rest of the X-Men on a Blackbird headed back to the US.
(X-Men II#91) - The X-Men arrived at the Xavier Institute with Wolverine and Storm at Professor X's side. Storm ordered Wolverine to get the Blackbird back to the hangar.
Storm and Wolverine later looked at Marrow's x-rays and Wolverine commented on how the Skrulls' healing pod had changed Marrow for the better. Controlling her changed abilities Marrow ruffled up Gambit's hair with a comb made from her bones, causing everyone, including Wolverine, to laugh. Wolverine then asked about any news on Magneto, but this only upset Rogue. Storm confronted Wolverine on his own and talked to him about his rage against Magneto and that it would be suicidal to go after him by himself. Wolverine then gave a speech about how he believed for some time that Xavier wasn't holding out much longer until their adventure in space rekindled his belief in Xavier when he saw the Professor handle Juggernaut and try to save the Skrulls from Galactus in the past even though there was no chance to succeed.
(X-Men Annual 1999 - BTS) - The X-Men helped in the evacuation of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from a Helicarrier that had fallen under Red Skull (Johann Shmidt)'s control. They were forced to leave behind all the agents that had become drones controlled by the Red Skull. Wolverine stayed on the Blackbird during the mission.
(Contest of Champions II#1) - Wolverine was teleported to the Coteri's ship for the Contest of Champions, a plot by the Brood Imperiatrix, allied with the Badoon to gain ultimate power and get some revenge on Earth's heroes.
(Contest of Champions II#3) - Influenced by the Badoon's nanites Wolverine fell into a perpetual berserker rage and defeated Hercules in the first round of the Contest of Champions.
(Contest of Champions II#4) - Gambit vs. Wolverine ended when Wolverine was distracted by Rogue, who was possessed by the Brood Imperiatrix, and he threatened to kill her because he sensed who she actually was. Gambit took the opportunity to knock Wolverine out. Rogue celebrated Gambit's victory alongside this round's other victors including Captain America, Hulk, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man and Thor.
(Contest of Champions II#5) - After absorbing the powers of all of last round's victors Rogue, still possessed by the Brood Imperiatrix, allowed all those defeated in the last round to face off against her to celebrate her ascension and feast on their hearts. Wolverine joined forces with Black Panther, Black Widow, Domino, Deadpool and Thing against her, but they were easily defeated. Shadowcat soon used the ship's transmat to teleport most heroes back to Earth while Warbird threatened to kill the Brood Imperiatrix's host body Rogue, forcing the Imperiatrix to abandon it.
(Captain Marvel III#6 (fb) ) - A reborn Baron Karza allied with Thanos in an effort to destroy all the subatomic realms, but the two megalomaniacs were thwarted by the Microns and various X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, Marrow, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine).
(Wolverine II#140) - Following reports of Magneto appearing at a junk yard Wolverine joined forces with Nightcrawler to investigate the situation. They were attacked by an army of robots, including a Magneto robot, secretly controlled by the Reanimator. After defeating the robots they took off, not realizing they were watched the whole time by Reanimator.
Logan and Kurt (with an activated image inducer to hide his true form) had dinner after the fight. Logan whined a bit more about Xavier's training regiment at the moment and how his recent experiences with Xavier had showed him how willing Xavier was to turn the other cheek. Logan didn't even notice they were followed by the mercenary Solo. Kurt tried to defend Xavier's actions and changed topics to talk with Logan about his two different space adventures both involving Galactus, but Logan got up to make a phone call and grab another drink for Kurt. He got into a barfight with some bullies before Solo and Cardiac attacked to get revenge on Wolverine for their last run-in (the real Wolverine ran amok under the control of the alien Adria not long ago). Wolverine fought them off until Nightcrawler calmed down the situation by explaining to Solo and Cardiac how Wolverine had been controlled by an alien when he ran amok (see?). Cardiac and Solo gave him the benefit of the doubt and went their seperate ways when they heard the police arrive on the scene. Logan went back into the diner to pay his tab. When they left Nightcrawler was surprised that Logan didn't end the fight earlier by just explaining himself.
Back at the Xavier Institute Logan overheard Xavier angering Marrow by forcing her to go through more training. Logan confronted Xavier and suggested to him to lighten up and drop the rigorous training sessions because he feared Xavier's current course was having the opposite effect of what Xavier intended. Xavier told him off, reminding Logan that he was not a teacher unlike Xavier.
(X-Men Unlimited I#24 (fb) ) - Logan visited Dr. Cecilia Reyes for a check-up and she commented on the wear and tear of his body. A young girl, who was found out in the cold, was brought into Cecilia's practice and Wolverine overheard her talking in Japanese about a plane crash she and her father were involved in. Wolverine calmed the girl down and then decided to go looking for her father on his own, but Cecilia convinced him to take her with him because unlike Cecilia Wolverine was no doctor. Wolverine and Cecilia eventually found the crashed plane, its dead pilot and two survivors, the girl's father Inazo Uehara and Tokitoshi, who was secretly a spy and had caused the crash by murdering the pilot when he overheard him informing the Silver Samurai about their flight plan. The Silver Samurai and a group of agents arrived to arrest Inazo, who was believed to be the spy, but Wolverine and Cecilia escaped them with Inazo and Tokitoshi.
(X-Men Unlimited I#24) - Cecilia's car was shot to pieces by an armored Japanese helicopter and Wolverine barely jumped to safety. Wolverine then jumped on the helicopter and damaged it enough to force it to go down.
That night Wolverine was guarding the camp and took down two of the Samurai's men while the Silver Samurai slipped through to confront Inazo. Wolverine realized he was tricked and returned to the camp to confront the Silver Samurai, who claimed that all compromised data had been traced back to Inazo's personal security codes. Inazo realized that Tokitoshi, the only other person knowing his codes, was the true spy. Tokitoshi shot the Silver Samurai in the back and threatened to kill everyone present including Wolverine, Cecilia and Inazo. Wolverine was going to stop him, but Cecilia wanted to do it on her own, which she did by using her force field to repel Tokitoshi's bullets and then just disarm him. Cecilia then offered to help the injured Silver Samurai. Wolverine returned to Cecilia's medical practice in Salem Center where Inazo was finally reunited with his daughter Tamika.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1 (fb) ) - Logan went to see the Armor and Weaponry of Ancient Japan exhibit at the Museum of Cultural History where he corrected tour guide Caley Blair on the origin of a samurai sword, which impressed her.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#2 (fb) ) - Logan and Caley spent the night with each other and became lovers.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1) - Eight weeks later Logan went on a date with Caley Blair at the Emerald Room restaurant. When Caley received an emergency call from a dig site in Manhattan that was supposed to uncover an old subway station Logan took her there on his motorbike and joined her in going down into the collapsed tunnel to find her men Tom Stanley, Karl Geesey and Harry Wessel. While Logan brought them back to the surface, Caley stayed behind and witnessed a cryo-chamber releasing the deadly mutant Revelation, whose death aura made Caley collapse. When Logan found Caley she was in the process of dying. Logan tried to bring her back to the surface, but was attacked by the first Failsafe Protocol meant to stop Revelation. Logan destroyed the robots and brought Caley to the surface, but it was too late for her.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#2 (fb) ) - Caley dead in Wolverine's arms. What does the Wolverine say? NOOOOO! (it must be in caps)
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1) - Logan put on his costume and returned into the tunnels to find out what had killed Caley. At the empty cryo-chamber the hologram of the religious Morlock Soteira revealed everything he needed to know about the mutant girl Revelation, who had been kept in the cryo-chamber to protect others from her death aura until Soteira found a cure (which she not only failed at, but she actually died of her past exposure to Revelation's aura). Before Wolverine left the lab to find Revelation Soteira's hologram revealed that a Failsafe Protocol would automatically be started if Revelation was accidentally released to protect the world from her. Before the Failsafe Protocol 002 robots could reach Wolverine he caused a cave-in, so he could continue his hunt for Revelation undisturbed.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#2) - When Wolverine encountered Revelation he tried to reason with her, but Revelation saw Wolverine as a demon, who wanted to take her back where she came from and she attacked him. Revelation then continued her journey to the surface, which she believed to be Paradise, while Wolverine was left lying on the floor. Wolverine was found by the Punisher, but when Wolverine got up he attack him in full berserker rage mode. They fought and Punisher shot him in the head (see comments). Wolverine calmed down and had a talk with Punisher about the Failsafe Protocol robots and the deadly mutant Revelation. Punisher suggested to help Revelation and not kill her. Moments later they were surrounded by Failsafe Protocol 002.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#3) - Wolverine and Punisher destroyed Failsafe Protocol 002. They soon found Revelation, who was accidentally buried alive by the Punisher. Wolverine checked on her, but she didn't need his help and attacked him once again. Wolverine sill tried to reason with her, but for Revelation he was still a demon and she grabbed him by the throat. When the Punisher shot her to save Wolverine she knocked them both out with an energy pulse. She was gone when the heroes regained consciousness and the Punisher started showing effects of exposure to Revelation's death aura. While hunting down Revelation Wolverine revealed that the first victim of Revelation was a woman he loved. The Punisher now believed the only way to stop Revelation was to kill her, but Wolverine was against it. Failsafe Protocol Omega passed by Wolverine and the Punisher. The latter went after the robot while Wolverine was attacked by the five robots making up Failsafe Protocol 003 without the Punisher's aid.
(Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#4) - Wolverine destroyed Failsafe Protocol 003 and was then approached by the Angel Ephesus, who congratulaed Wolverine on his big win and told him to get some rest and let the Punisher handle the rest, but Wolverine ignored him and went after the Punisher to save Revelation from him. When Wolverine found the Punisher and Revelation he jumped into action only for the Punisher asking Wolverine to trust him. Frank gave Revelation a globe showing images of her parents and she finally calmed down. As a last resort Failsafe Protocol Omega, who had been damaged by the Punisher earlier, activated a 20 second countdown to a warhead. Wolverine and the Punisher fought the robot and while Wolverine cradled the heavily injured Revelation, the Punisher took the warhead and sent it through the heavenly portal in his chest where it detonated. Wolverine and the Punisher witnessed the death of Revelation, who was then taken away by Angels. Wolverine returned to the Xavier Institute where Storm had a talk with sad puppy Logan, but he couldn't find any answers for what he was confronted with during his adventure with the Punisher.
(Wolverine II#141) - Logan visited the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters in Snow Valley, Massachusetts to, as he claimed, go through certain security files on Xavier's orders, which surprised the school's head Sean Cassidy. Generation X watched Logan, but started a fight with him after he was finished going through the files. Logan made short work of them, and claimed Synch's powers didn't work on him because he didn't give him a chance to use them. Emma Frost broke up the fight and Synch claimed that he was trying to test Generation X against the toughest X-Men there is in a makeshift training session. Gateway then appeared and teleported Wolverine and Jubilee to an old safehouse of Cable in the Swiss Alps. Logan broke through the door and snapped at Jubilee when she questioned him, which surprised her, but he justified it by claiming he was just trying to look out for her after and he felt that something was wrong at this place. Moments later robots attacked them and Jubilee got caught. While searching for her Logan found Donald Pierce being put together by small robots. Pierce gave him an update on how he got there and then got attacked by Logan after Jubilee broke free, but Pierce was now more powerful than Logan expected and tossed him through a wall to the outside where Khyber, whose technology Pierce had used to rebuild himself, confronted Pierce. Logan watched as Cable's old safehouse was attacked by Khyber's underlings with Jubilee still inside. Logan fought his way through them to safe Jubilee, but moments later an avalanche buried Pierce alive and destroyed the house. Logan, Jubilee and Khyber survived the avalanche, but Khyber knocked down Logan, who told Khyber that he just wanted to get Jubilee to safety and didn't care what Khyber would do to Pierce. After Khyber teleported away with Pierce, threatening Logan on his way out, Jubilee regained consciousness and wondered why Gateway had brought them here. She hoped he would return soon to pick them up while Logan stayed quiet about what had happened and just picked her up to walk with her through the snow to somewhere...
(Wolverine II#143 (fb) - BTS) - After James MacDonald Hudson and his clone were kidnapped by A.I.M. Heather Hudson called Wolverine to ask him for help to find Mac.
(Wolverine II#142) - In Canada Wolverine joined forces with Heather Hudson and Alpha Flight to invade a secret A.I.M. base to free James MacDonald Hudson and his clone, who had been caught by them. They fought their way through A.I.M. agents and were surprised that A.I.M. was able to set up such a huge base in Canada without Department H noticing. Working their way down the base they met no more resistance until M.O.D.O.K., who had watched them descend the whole time, sprung the trap they were walking into. All members of Alpha Flight were separated and knocked out with gas while Wolverine escaped into the shadows. While the unsconscious Alpha Flight members were picked up by A.I.M. agents, Wolverine searched for Mac's location on the internal computer network. He found the lab, fought a few more A.I.M. agents and then forced a scientist to seal off the lab while Wolverine tried to wake up Mac. When M.O.D.O.K. was informed about the situation he sent Weapon X (Kane) out to deal with Wolverine.
(Wolverine II#143 (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine dug a hole through the wall as an alternate escape route from the sealed off lab while Mac and his clone were still unconscious.
(Wolverine II#143) - Wolverine witnessed Mac and his clone finally wake up and they had a talk about A.I.M. siphoning information from the minds of Mac and his clone, Heather asking Wolverine for help and how the other members of Alpha Flight had been caught by A.I.M. while Wolverine had escaped to go looking for Mac and his clone. They escaped the lab through the hole Wolverine had created and found to everybody's surprise the long deceased Snowbird floating in a tank in a nearby chamber. Weapon X (Kane) then attacked them and gave Wolverine a few good hits while Wolverine asked him why Kane wasn't living a civilian life with his girlfriend (Copycat) in San Francisco anymore. Things had apparently just changed and the fight continued. Wolverine destroyed Snowbird's tank by tossing Kane against it and Mac's clone then knocked out Kane by electrocuting him. Though the Macs were happy that Snowbird was alive, Wolverine pointed out that the other Alpha Flight members were still in danger and they needed to find them in a hurry. Wolverine found them and fought his way through more A.I.M. agents with the help of Mac's clone, controlling an A.I.M. battlesuit. Heather had only waited for a distraction and ordered Sasquatch to turn human to escape his shackles and then free the others. Faced with Wolverine, Alpha Flight and a battlesuit controlled by one of their former prisoners, M.O.D.O.K. and his agents of A.I.M. fled the base while it went up in flame. Wolverine had to stop Mac from returning into the fire before Mac's clone, still inside the battlesuit, died in an explosion. A.I.M. escaped and Wolverine acknowledged that despite getting Mac and Snowbird back, the loss of the clone was a big loss (insert Mac looking mopey).
(Wolverine II#143/2) - Wolverine asked Mac if he wanted to tag along for a drink with Dugan and a few other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who were investigating the abandoned A.I.M. base they had found Mac and Snowbird in, but Mac and Walter Langkowski were too busy examining Snowbird, who was still unconscious. Wolverine was still trying to figure out how A.I.M. could operate in Canada without Department H noticing it and Mac pointed out how they gave him no reaction when he told Department H that Garrison Kane, a former Weapon X, was working for A.I.M. all along. Langkowski revealed that Snowbird had somehow returned from the dead due to a slow healing factor and Mac remembered how A.I.M. had been siphoning information specifically on Snowbird from his mind because they wanted to create similar creatures as her. Wolverine was surprised because A.I.M. wasn't usually into the supernatural, but they were apparently now more of a techno-cult under M.O.D.O.K.'s leadership according to Mac.
(Wolverine II#144) - After the mission with Alpha Flight Wolverine agreed to aid S.H.I.E.L.D. against the Hulk after buying drinks in Ottawa. On the S.H.I.E.L.D. plane Wolverine told Dum-Dum Dugan how getting caught by the Leader and battling him and his Humanoids forces alongside Hercules and the Deviant Karkas led to his first battle against the Hulk. Dugan thanked Wolverine once again for his aid and wished him luck. Wolverine put on a drop suit...
(Wolverine II#144/Hulk II#7) - ...and when the plane arrived in the area the Hulk was last spotted Wolverine was told to move out, angering Wolverine, who pointed out that he wasn't taking orders from them because he was there by choice and not working for them. Wolverine jumped off the plane and Hulk saw him dropping from the sky, though he didn't know who it was due to the full body drop suit.
(Hulk II#7 - BTS) - Wolverine took off the suit and ran into a cave. Hulk found the empty drop suit.
(Hulk II#7) - Wolverine lit up a cigar and walked out into the open to inform Hulk that this would be their last encounter because he would kill the Hulk.
(Hulk II#8) - Hulk tried his best to smash Wolverine, but got stabbed in the eyes pretty much immediately. Wolverine's claws got stuck in Hulk's eyes, who swung him around until Wolverine was tossed against a tree. The attack left Hulk blinded temporarily and Wolverine decided to take advantage of the situation by staying out of his way so Hulk would defeat himself. Literally swinging blindly the Hulk destroyed the ground beneath their feet, leaving them both buried alive for a moment. Hulk broke free and ran against a tree and destroyed it while screaming for Wolverine to stop hiding. The fight continued and Hulk hurled Wolverine around like a ragdoll, crushed his bone claws and tossed him against a tree. Hulk still couldn't see and kept searching for Wolverine, who was in excrutiating pain and realized he had to end this before Hulk regained his sight. Hulk heard a group of campers and Wolverine got in his way to save them from Hulk, but Hulk destroyed their van, which blew up. A shrapnel got stuck in Wolverine's leg, forcing him to use a part of his uniform as a makeshift bandage until his healing factor kicked in (yeah, that was kind of a problem because he had none). Still blinded the Hulk headed for the screaming campers and threatened to hurt a girl named Sonja Arps if Wolverine didn't face him. Wolverine surrendered himself to Hulk, who lifted him up only to be stabbed in the genitals by Wolverine. Hulk angrily tossed him into a river, but Wolverine kept provoking him. Hulk jumped to the river, destroying a bridge in the process with a little help from Wolverine. Hulk got buried under the debris and left drowning in the river where he was taken over by Tyrannus (something that happened to him before...technology and stuff and it worked from far far away). Hulk, now under Tyrannus' control, broke free and jumped away. Wolverine followed him into the town nearby, trying to run him over with a jeep. Hulk destroyed the street, tipping over the jeep. Hulk had finally regained his sight and was going after Wolverine, who lured the Tyrannus-controlled Hulk into an abandoned mine where he tricked Hulk into punching a wall and releasing a hidden gas compartment, which knocked Hulk unconscious, forcing his transformation back into Bruce Banner. Back in control Banner told Wolverine about what Tyrannus was doing to him and that Tyrannus was behind the Hulk attacking and killing innocents. Wolverine believed Banner and allowed him to leave and deal with Tyrannus.
(Fast Lane#4 insert) - Wolverine was at a charity event in Downtown New York along with many other heroes, including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Storm, Spider-Girl, Storm, Thor and Wonder Man. When they heard about a massive accident on Brooklyn Bridge they went there to help in any way possible.
(Uncanny X-Men I#372) - At 5:14 in the morning Xavier rang an alarm deep inside the Xavier Institute to test the present X-Men (Colossus, Gambit, Marrow, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Shadowcat, Storm and fake Wolverine) and they were nearly overpowered by a single attack, which left him unimpressed. Danger Room training sessions for the next few hours followed and Shadowcat phased Wolverine through one of Xavier's Battle-Droid, which was carelessly punched in Wolverine's direction by Rogue. Shadowcat was surprised that Wolverine could be taken by surprise like that and he told her that he was just tired. Wolverine watched as Xavier antagonized Marrow (whose powers had changed since the X-Men's adventure in Skrull space), Gambit (who got angry at Xavier for treating Marrow badly and just walked out) and Shadowcat (who could write flight instructions in Skrull language since learning it telephatically from a Skrull) during the training session. At the end Wolverine told everyone that this proved that he and Gambit were correct all along and that Xavier was going crazy. Storm asked everyone to give Xavier another chance and help him now like he had helped them for years, but when the X-Men attempted to confront Xavier he only allowed Storm to come inside to talk to him and sent the others away. Wolverine decided to get a shower instead of waiting.
(X-Men II#92) - While Jean Grey and Cyclops arrived at the Xavier Institute (Xavier told Storm to call them), Gambit left the X-Men and even Kitty and Nightcrawler began to question Xavier. Wolverine pointed out that he had been in Xavier's head recently and that he wouldn't leave him. Wolverine later overheard Cyclops asking Storm if it was a resurgence of Onslaught in Xavier's mind, but she assured him that it was not. Soon Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Rogue and Marrow decided to leave as well to take a break from the X-Men. Wolverine called it the easy way out while Xavier was busy with Jean Grey and Cyclops, who both considered it a good idea while Xavier recuperated. Xavier though called them all out for quitting while Jean tried to calm him down. Xavier then told them to leave if they want to because he could build another team in their place. In the end Wolverine remaind loyal to Xavier and left with him. He was present when Xavier and Storm talked about forming a new X-Men team. Wolverine offered his help, which surprised Xavier, who was sure Wolverine would leave as well. Wolverine suggested that his mindlink with Xavier had effected him somehow positively, but Xavier didn't trust him at all, refused Wolverine's offer for help and sent him away. Wolverine angrily left the room and outside the Xavier Institute told Jean and Cyclops what Xavier told him. The Mannite Nina's psi-form emerged from Jean Grey's head and asked to meet Xavier, who had offered his help to her before, but he wasn't available. Nina recognized Jean as Phoenix and asked her for help instead. Wolverine, Jean and Cyclops agreed to help her because they were the X-Men.
(Gambit III#8) - Gambit broke into the Xavier Institute and stole a disc from Storm, which hinted at Xavier's suspicions. He used Xavier's aftershave to throw Wolverine off his scent and it worked.
(Astonishing X-Men II#1) - A half hour after Nina's telepathic cry for help Jean telepathically contacted Archangel, Cable and X-Man to join herself, Cyclops and Wolverine at the Xavier Institute for their mission to save the Mannites. Wolverine noticed X-Man and Archangel arriving, but was surprised by Cable, who considered it a bad start for their mission that he could sneak up on Logan like that. Wolverine blamed it on being a bit off after most X-Men left when Xavier fired them. After a short briefing the team boarded the fully fueled Blackbird with the coordinates Nina had given to them fed into the on-board navigator. Wolverine piloted the Blackbird and the team was surprised when they arrived an hour later at the coordinates and it was the Hulkbuster Base, which had recently been used by Operation: Zero Tolerance. Upon landing they noticed the base had been attacked and Jean couldn't pick up any mental activity. Wolverine pointed out it was a bad sign because the last time the base was fully manned, which meant whoever had attacked the base had killed a large number of people. Cable asked Wolverine why he had not left like the other X-Men and Wolverin told him that the X-Men were his only family left and he couldn't leave Jean and Cyclops in such troubling times. Inside the base they encountered the Mannite Headcase, who believed the X-Men were evil at first, especially when Wolverine got behind him. Headcase threatened him with a gun, but Nina calmed Headcase down and told him the X-Men were their friends. Nina tried to lead them to the other Mannites, but Jean picked up another thought pattern nearby, wich belonged to the decapitated head of Bastion. Wolverine wanted to put him out of his misery, but Cyclops asked him not to because Bastion could still be of use to them. When Nina sensed Apocalypse's Horseman Death she warned the others and opened a portal through a titanium door to reach the other Mannites. While X-Man tried to hold back Death, who tried to break through the door, the Mannite Grace activated the base's self-destruct sequence. Nina opened another portal for the X-Men, including Wolverine, to escape the base while the other Mannites went somewhere else to hide. Wolverine launched the Blackbird with the X-Men and Nina on board before the Hulkbuster Base blew up.
(Astonishing X-Men II#2) - The Blackbird was hit by an electromagnetic pulse caused by the nuclear explosion that destroyed the Hulkbuster Base. Wolverine lost control of the Blackbird, but tried his best to land it with Cable, Jean and X-Man holding it together with their telekinetic powers. Suddenly Death appeared on a mountain and shot the Blackbird with an energy beam from his sword. Wolverine barely landed the smoking Blackbird and wanted to go after Death, but after telepathically conversing with Nina Jean decided to split up the team into two groups with Wolverine and X-Man on her team to find the Mannites, while Archangel, Cable and Cyclops went after Death. X-Man brought Nina, Jean and Wolverine to a theme park at the outskirts of the New Mexico desert where the other Mannites were hiding according to Nina. They saw Darco of the Mannites somehow changing, but he was so scared he attacked everyone in the theme park with his powers. Wolverine and X-Man tried to free the people, but the substance encasing them grew back faster than they could remove it and even Jean, who was trying to get in telepathic contact with Darco, was caught by his tendrils. Jean asked Wolverine and X-Man not to hurt Darco, but to only clear a path for her so she and Nina could get to Darco and help him. Jean managed to calm down Darco so he could control his transformation without fear. Wolverine didn't understand what was going on and only wondered what was going to happen if Darco came out of his chrysalis state after his transformation was completed. Meanwhile Cyclops' team screwed up and led Death to Jean's team.
(Astonishing X-Men II#3) - Wolverine wondered why it was taking Cyclops so long to get to them with the Blackbird, but moments later the smoking Blackbird appeared in the sky with Death fighting Archangel and Cable on top of it. Wolverine wondered who Death was and why he wanted the Mannites. After Jean and X-Man worked together to crash the Blackbird and save Cyclops (after Archangel and Cable had already been kicked off the Blackbird) Wolverine asked the Mannites if they were okay. Wolverine found Death's sword and picked it up, but after a psionic attack by Death took out Cable, Jean and X-Man, Wolverine was pulled into the ground by him. During Death's fight against the X-Men Wolverine suddenly reappeared to face him in full berserker rage mode, but Death was more powerful than him and killed Wolverine by stabbing him through the chest. With his last breath Wolverine apologized to Jean, who felt him dying. Death fled when faced with the combined forces of Cable, Jean, X-Man and the Mannites, including the fully changed Darco. After the Mannites were gone the X-Men were left behind with the corpse of their fallen teammate Wolverine.
(Uncanny X-Men I#375) - After Wolverine had been killed by Apocalypse's Horseman Death all the other recently active X-Men (Colossus, Kitty, Nightcrawler, Marrow and Rogue) were called back to the Xavier Institute where they met up with Archangel, Beast, Cable, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, Moira, Professor X, Storm and X-Man at the medilab. Standing around Wolverine's corpse Cyclops told everyone how he died in battle against Death while protecting the Mannites. Beast and Moira did an autopsy on Wolverine while Xavier used a psychic deception to ensure none of the other X-Men were infiltrators. After ensuring that everyone else was who he was he led the team back to the medilab where Beast used the injection, Gambit had recently acquired from Sinister, on Wolverine's corpse to return it to its natural state. Wolverine's corpse turned into a Skrull and Xavier finally revealed that he had felt that someone had infiltrated since they returned to the present following their encounter with Galactus in the past within the Skrull Empire. Jubilee and Banshee arrived to see the dead Wolverine, but they were assured it was not him. The X-Men wondered where the real Wolverine was.
(X-Men II#95) - The Skrull imposters' corpse was kept in a tube at the school. Beast, Xavier and Moira MacTaggert ran tests on him. Moira was surprised how perfectly he duplicated Wolverine down to the micro-cellular level, but Xavier knew that this was just the way Skrulls worked, though he still had no clue why the Skrulls had abducted Wolverine, Xavier planned to somehow rescue him.
The Skrulls planned to send another Wolverine infiltrator into the X-Men's midst, but couldn't get it right because their newest subject lacked the rare Primal Genetic coding needed to perfectly mimic the powers of Wolverine, dying to a single shot to the head, even though one of the scientists claimed he possessed a healing factor. They kept trying, but before they could succeed the X-Men found and attacked them only to come face to face with Apocalypse's Horseman Death, who was going to blow up the Skrulls' base with a bomb. During their battle with Death they unmasked him as Wolverine.
(Skrulls! - BTS) - While doing his research for Queen Veranke Chancellor Kal'Du revealed that he considered the Wolverine imposter one of the more effective infiltrations on Earth even though Granok was unable to recreate Wolverine's healing factor in time. He warned of the serum created by Beast that forced Skrulls to transform back to their true forms. (see comments)
Comments: Created by Erik Larsen (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils) & Dexter Vines (inks).
Originally the Skrull imposter's first appearance was in Wolverine II#140 (July, 1999), but the entry for Wolverine II#141 in Wolverine, Punisher & Ghost Rider: Official Index to the Marvel Universe#5 (February, 2012) revealed the Skrull as the Wolverine in the Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation series, which started a month before Wolverine II#140, making Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1 his first comic book appearance. It is a bit of a weird situtation to add this series to "Skrullverine"'s appearances because even though "Skrullverine" had no healing factor he was neither effected by Revelation's death aura, nor by getting shot in the head by the Punisher. Both can be explained: The first by assuming Revelation's powers didn't work on Skrulls and the other by assuming the Punisher didn't use lethal force against Wolverine, but it is a bit problematic to add the series to "Skrullverine".
X-Men: Legacy I#212 had a flashback to the X-Men's firing by Xavier with Gambit staying behind to talk with him, but this never happened. Gambit was the first to leave and that is only the first problem with this flashback, which is actually a memory that shouldn't even exist in Gambit's mind because he was not there when Xavier got all angry at the X-Men for being crap and leaving. There was also not much firing because most of them just left on their own. Considering that this feels like the scene from Simpsons wherein Homer praises his photographic memory...here we go!
Homer Simpson photographic memory activated (X-Men: Legacy I#212 (fb) ) - The X-Men, all in costume, confronted Xavier, who told Cyclops that the X-Men were always a disappointment under Cyclops' leadership and then fired the whole team, including Wolverine, without giving them an explanation. He just told them that he owed them no explanation as long as he owned the Xavier Institute and to grow up and define themselves without the X-Men. Wolverine and the others left while Gambit stayed behind and told Xavier that he didn't believe a word Xavier was saying. Homer Simpson photographic memory deactivated
The serum used by Beast to reveal the imposter as a Skrull was acquired by Gambit in Gambit III#9 (October, 1999) from Mr. Sinister, who was willing to give it to him because he hated Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) as much as the X-Men and knew he was involved in the whole Sabretooth nearly getting killed by Wolverine/Death situation. He just told Gambit to use the injections on his target, giving him no clue who the target actually was. I am pretty sure Gambit would've injected Professor X if "Skrullverine" hadn't been killed in Astonishing X-Men#3. As seen in Skrulls! (September, 2008) the Skrulls actually believed that Beast was the creator of the serum.
Quick note on the Fastlane inserts that ran in various titles between November, 1999 to May, 2000. It was an anti-drug comic with four parts and they were pretty much universally disliked! Wolverine had a cameo and because it started around the time "Skrullverine" was active it is believed to be him so lets just go with it.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
The Skrull Wolverine imposter should not be confused with:
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Wolverine II#140, Cover (main)
Wolverine II#145, p2, pan3-4 (permanently transforming)
Uncanny X-Men I#371, p14, pan6 (sowing doubt in Xavier)
Contest of Champions II#4, p20, pan2 (nanite-controlled, vs. Gambit)
Wolverine II#140, p9, pan1 (in private)
Wolverine II#141, p4, pan5 (no powers, so Synch can't synch)
Hulk II#8, p10, pan4 (no healing factor, wounded)
Uncanny X-Men I#372, p9-10, pan2-4 (saved by Shadowcat, failing at training)
Astonishing X-Men II#3, p19, pan6-7 (killed by Death/Wolverine)
Uncanny X-Men I#375, p4-5 (corpse)
Uncanny X-Men I#375, p33-34, top panel (revealed as Skrull)
X-Men II#95, p1, pan2 (Skrull corpse in tube)
Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#1-2 (June-July, 1999) - Tom Sniegoski & Christopher Golden (writers), Pat Lee (pencils), Alvin Lee (inks), Joe Quesada (editor)
Wolverine II#140 (July, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Wolverine II#141 (August, 1999) - Erik Larsen & Eric Stephenson (writers), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#371 (August, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanagh (script), Jim Cheung (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#91 (August, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanagh (script), Andrew Robinson (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men Annual 1999 (1999) - Alan Davis (writer), Terry Kavanagh (script), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation#3-4 (August-September, 1999) - Tom Sniegoski & Christopher Golden (writers), Pat Lee (pencils), Alvin Lee & Sigmund Torre (inks), Joe Quesada (editor)
Astonishing X-Men II#1 (September, 1999) - Howard Mackie (writer), Brandon Peterson (pencils), Tim Townsend & Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Wolverine II#142 (September, 1999) - Erik Larsen & Eric Stephenson (writers), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines & Scott Koblish (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#372 (September, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanagh (script), Adam Kubert (pencils), Matt Banning (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#92 (September, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanagh (script), Jeff Johnson (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#24 (September, 1999) - Joe Pruett (writer), Pascal Alixe (pencils), Scott Koblish, Collazo, Rodney Ramos, Pepoy & Czop (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
Gambit III#8 (September, 1999) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mat Broome (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Contest of Champions II#1-2 (September, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Oscar Jimenez (pencils), Eduardo Alpuente (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Astonishing X-Men II#2 (October, 1999) - Howard Mackie (writer), Brandon Peterson & Brett Booth (pencils), Tim Townsend & Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Hulk II#7 (October, 1999) - John Byrne (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Wolverine II#143 (October, 1999) - Erik Larsen & Eric Stephenson (writers), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Astonishing X-Men II#3 (November, 1999) - Howard Mackie (writer), Brandon Peterson (pencils), Tim Townsend & Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Hulk II#8 (November, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Sal Buscema (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Wolverine II#144 (November, 1999) - Erik Larsen & Eric Stephenson (writers), Mike S. Miller (pencils), Vince Russell (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Contest of Champions II#4 (November, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Michael Ryan (pencils), John Livesay & Ray Kryssing (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Contest of Champions II#5 (November, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Oscar Jimenez & Michael Ryan (pencils), Eduardo Alpuente & John Livesay (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Wolverine II#145 (December, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#375 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Terry Kavanagh (script), Adam Kubert (pencils), Matt Banning (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#95 (December, 1999) - Alan Davis (plot), Chris Claremont (uncredited), Tom Raney (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#100 (The Fast Lane#4) (May, 2000) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Gregg Schigiel (pencils), Richard Case (inks)
Captain Marvel III#6 (June, 2000) - Peter David (writer), Chris Cross (pencils), Anibal Rodriguez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Men: Legacy I#212 (July, 2008) - Mike Carey (writer), Scot Eaton (pencils), John Dell & Andrew Hennessy (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Skrulls! (September, 2008) - Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Gabriel Shechter, John Rett Thomas, Stuart Vandal & Jeph York (writers), John Rhett Thomas (editor)
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Last updated: 10/22/2019
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