During his time in Japan and other countries, Wolverine becomes a master of virtually all forms of martial arts. He is proficient with most weaponry, including firearms, though he is partial to bladed weapons. He can defeat the likes of Shang-Chi and Captain America in single combat. He also has a wide knowledge of the body and pressure points. He is also an accomplished pilot and highly skilled in the field of espionage and covert operations.
Wolverine sometimes lapses into a “berserker rage” while in close combat. In this state he lashes out with the intensity and aggression of a mindless animal and is even more resistant to psionic attack. Though he loathes it, he acknowledges that it has saved his life many times.
Though seemingly brutish, Wolverine is actually extremely intelligent. Due to his increased lifespan, he has traveled the world and amassed an intimate knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. He can speak English, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Cheyenne, Spanish, and Lakota; he also has some knowledge of French, Thai, Vietnamese, German and Portuguese. When Forge monitors Wolverine’s vitals during a Danger Room training session, he calls Logan’s physical and mental state “equivalent of an Olympic-level gymnast performing a gold medal routine while simultaneously beating four chess computers in his head.”
Despite his apparent ease at taking lives, he does not enjoy killing or giving into his berserker rages. Logan adheres to a firm code of personal honor and morality. He is often irreverent and rebellious, particularly towards authority, though he is a reliable ally and capable leader. He has had romantic, platonic, and even paternal relationships over the decades with numerous women.
WOLVERINE’S LIFE HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Magneto extracts the adamantium from Wolverine’s skeleton.
At the end of the Fatal Attractions crossover, the adamantium is ripped from Wolverine’s skeleton by Magneto. This act injures Wolverine so severely his mutant healing factor burns itself out in order to keep him alive. In fact, most of Wolverine’s other natural abilities including his heightened senses, strength, stamina, agility, and reflexes are weakened as well.
2. Wolverine becomes Death, a Horseman of Apocalypse
Wolverine lives without adamantium for some time before being kidnapped by the villain Apocalypse. Apocalypse sets up a contest between Wolverine and an adamantium-bonded Sabretooth to determine who would become the new leader of his Four Horsemen.
Although he knows winning means being brainwashed and turned against his friends, Wolverine supposes that Sabretooth would enjoy being set loose as a killing machine, while he himself might be able to fight it. Emerging victorious he is made the Horseman Death, and Apocalypse strips the adamantium from Sabretooth and bonds it to Wolverine’s skeleton once more. Made to battle the X-Men, Wolverine overcomes Apocalypse’s conditioning with the help of Jubilee.
3. Wolverine joins the New Avengers.
Wolverine is brainwashed into becoming an agent of a now-allied HYDRA and The Hand. While under their control, he kills Northstar. He is eventually rescued by S.H.I.E.L.D. and he uses their resources to exact his revenge. Soon after, Wolverine is recruited by the New Avengers, because he is willing to “cross the lines they refuse to cross.” after the events of Avengers Disassembled, Iron Man recognizes the need to have someone who is prepared to kill on the team should something like what happened to the Scarlet Witch occur again. He serves alongside such notable Marvel heroes as Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Luke Cage.
But, after the Civil War, the whole “concept” of Avengers was split in two: with the death of Captain America, Iron Man leaves the New Avengers to form the Mighty Avengers. The NA go underground and refuse to be registered superheroes and be part of “The United States of Iron Man.”
4. Wolverine regains his memories
At the end of House of M, Wolverine’s memories are completely restored. This causes a panic for some of the major powers and governments across the Marvel Universe because of their involvement in Wolverine’s past. The United States and Canada purge all records of Wolverine’s involvement in anticipation of his revenge.
Honestly, the whole Messiah Complex story arc that Marvel is cooking up is AMAZING. Just a bit of a background: Due to Scarlet Witch’s insanity which led her to utter the words “No… more… mutants…” , the whole mutant population (approximately millions) to a flimsy 187. With the mutant population close to extinction, the first mutant birth in months has attracted the attention of Mr. Sinister, The Purifiers (military, anti-mutant fanatics) and the X-Men and now, they’re waging a war against each other to secure the child.