Wolverine (James Logan Howlett)

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Wolverine (James Logan Howlett)

Postby Warlord » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:02 pm

Real Name: James Howlett (Logan)
Code Name: Wolverine (aka: Weapon X)
Faction: X-Men

Age: 100+
Date of Birth: Early 18th Century
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 300lbs

Played By: Hugh Jackman

Physical Description: Image

Personality: A gruff loner, often taking leave of the X-Men to deal with personal issues or problems. He is often irreverent and rebellious toward authority figures, though he is a reliable ally and capable leader. He has been, throughout his life, repeatedly cast as a mentor and father figure to younger individuals (in canon this is usually young women such as Jubilee, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and X-23) and is perfectly capable of romantic attachments despite the outward appearance of being personally unpleasant.

The truth is, Logan has a very contridictory self image leading to complicated social interactions. It all stems from his fragmented and often unreliable memories. During his time with the Weapon X program he was implanted with improbable and often impossible memories that make it difficult to separate his own life from those the memories originally belonged to. Some of them make it difficult for him to even guess at his own age (he vaguely recalls being a samurai in feudal Japan). While he has little interest in being told what to do he is a reliable ally to have in combat and will never abandon his teammates (even if he doesn't like one or two of them). In fact, he even derives some amusement from driving the occasional officious type nuts with his casual disrespect.

Powers: Wolverine is a mutant who possesses the ability to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at a rate far greater than that of an ordinary human. The speed at which this healing factor works varies in direct proportion with the severity of the damage Wolverine suffers. For example, he can fully recover from an ordinary gunshot wound in a non-vital area of his body within minutes, but it took him almost two months to fully recover from injuries sustained in a duel with Lord Shingen, which included one from a sword that went all the way through his trunk.

Wolverine’s natural healing also affords him virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as an enhanced resistance to diseases. For example, it is nearly impossible for him to become intoxicated from drinking alcohol. He also has a limited immunity to the fatigue poisons generated by bodily activity, and hence he has greater endurance than an ordinary human. His agility and reflexes are similarly enhanced.

In addition, Wolverine’s healing factor provides him with an extended lifespan by slowing the effects of the aging process. Although over a century old, Wolverine is as healthy and physically fit as a man in his prime.

Wolverine also possesses superhumanly acute senses, making him capable of seeing things at a maximum distance greater than a normal human’s. His hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, and he is able to recognize people and objects by scent, even if that person or object is hidden. Wolverine can use these enhanced senses to track any creature with an impressive degree of success.

Wolverine’s skeleton includes six retractable one-foot long bone claws, three in each arm, that are housed beneath the skin and muscle of his forearms. Wolverine can, at will, release these slightly curved claws through his skin beneath the knuckles on each hand. The skin between the knuckles tears and bleeds, but the blood loss is quickly halted by his healing factor. Wolverine can unsheathe any number of his claws at once, although he must keep his wrists straight at the moment his claws shoot from his forearms into his hands. When unsheathed, the claws are fully within his hands, and thus Wolverine can still bend his wrists. The claws are naturally sharp and tougher than that of normal human bone structure, allowing Wolverine to cut through most types of flesh and natural materials.

Weaknesses: Despite the extent of his healing factor, Wolverine is not immortal. If the injuries are extensive enough, especially if they result in the loss of vital organs, large amounts of blood, and/or loss of physical form, such as having flesh burned away by fire or acid, Wolverine can die.

Skills: Due to his extensive training as a soldier, a C.I.A. operative, a samurai, a spy, and a member of the X-Men, Wolverine is an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant, having mastered virtually every fighting style on Earth. He is also a trained expert in multiple types of weapons, vehicles, computer systems, explosives, and assassination techniques. Wolverine is fluent in many languages, including Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Cheyenne, Lakota, and Spanish; he has some knowledge of French, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Equipment/Weaponry: Wolverine’s entire skeletal structure, including his claws, has been artificially bonded to the nearly indestructible metal Adamantium. As a result, Wolverine’s bones are virtually unbreakable, and his claws are capable of cutting through almost any substance depending on its thickness and the amount of force he can exert. Due to his healing factor, the presence of Adamantium in his body does not interfere with his bones’ normal function of generating blood corpuscles. The reinforcement of his skeleton enables Wolverine to withstand high levels of physical pressure, giving his muscles sufficient force to briefly lift/press several hundred pounds. Throughout his life, Wolverine has used a variety of bladed weapons, most frequently daggers and, at times, swords. He has also wielded many different types of firearms throughout his careers as a soldier, a mercenary, and a spy.

Known Relatives: Unidentified grandfather (deceased), John Howlett Sr. (father, deceased), Elizabeth Howlett (mother, deceased), John Howlett Jr. (brother, deceased), Laura Kinney (X-23, clone).

History: Born the second son of wealthy landowners John and Elizabeth Howlett in Alberta, Canada during the late 19th Century, James Howlett was a frail boy of poor health. James was largely neglected by his mother, who was institutionalized for a time following the death of her first son, John Jr., in 1897. He spent most of his early years on the estate grounds. A dark and terrible event took place at some point in his childhood that resulted in James being separated from his former life. The twists and turns that followed would lead to James eventually joining a program known as Weapon X.

During his time with the program he received extensive training as an assassin and living weapon. He had memories implanted into his mind that would seem utterly real to him and provide skills that would later become second nature through repeated use. Now, when he looks back he can 'remember' being everything from a member of the CIA to a 'wild man' living in the Canadian wilderness. He even recalls being a Samurai in feudal Japan. What he doesn't remember is his actual youth or family. What does stick out are the wars. The American Civil War, both World Wars, Vietnam, etc. Unfortunately he has no way of knowing which of these memories are truly his either.

Logan, as he was by then known as, was eventually recruited by Professor Xavier to join the X-Men on the promise that he would help Logan find his true memories, his actual past. Despite a plethora of dead ends and cold trails the Professor has always held up his end of the bargan in trying and so despite a history of short and long absences from the team, Wolverine has held up his.

Writing Sample: Logan road his motorcycle through the streets of New York with out a care in the world. No helmet or any other kind of gear to protect him from the road unless one were to count the heavy boots and leather jacket he wore. Logan didn't need it. He came to an intersection and coasted to a stop while he waited for the light. As much as he enjoyed the badboy thing he also knew there was nothing to gain by bringing attention down on himself this close to the warehouse either, and so he obeyed the laws for the time being. A couple of quiet sniffs told him he was practically on top of the place now, the air carrying the scent of nearly a dozen familiar beings to his nostrils.

The light changed and the tire barked as he tore away from the intersection. The warehouse loomed in the near distance, the farthest line of sight the city allowed, and Logan goosed the throttle to announce himself. A smile came to his face when he saw a familiar head poke around the side of the entry gate. Colossus was on gate duty. Logan couldn't help but like the kid. He was always willing to do something for somebody, never hesitated when told what was needed, and wouldn't flinch in combat even though Logan knew the boy didn't have the heart to do much killing. Best of all, Colossus wasn't one of the ones who came to Logan with expectations. The boy didn't need anything from him and so Logan didn't have to even decide whether or not to give.

As the bike was angled through the now open entryway the big Russian gave a simple but obviously happy wave, apparently unaffected by all the gruff encounters they had shared back at the mansion. Yeah... Logan liked the kid, and so he shot back a cocky grin as he passed him by.

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