Selection from conversation between Wolverine and Charles Xavier .
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W: ... Juggernaut. We cut him of the herd, we can turn him. He's not one of us. He's got to know Magneto's gonna turn on him sooner or later, if we get to him first, bam. That's it. S.H.I.E.L.D. can go in and do whatever needs doing, and we can sit here and watch it happen.
X: I'm surprised at you, Logan. It runs counter to your usual inclinations, this rush to get someone else to do what might considered our work.
X: That's been sorted out.
W: Right. But it had to be sorted out, that's my point. They should have known. They did know. And they didn't give a damn. So you tell me, Professor. Why should we give a damn about them?
X: Because the alternative is much, much worse.
W: Maybe. All i know is I'm tired of being S.H.I.E.L.D.'s show pony. Whatever else you want to say about him, Magneto knows that nobody's ever going to see a mutant as anything but either an asset or a freak. We're not people.
X: Aren't we?
W: To them. You know what I mean.
X: Magneto would say that, yes. But this line of thinking is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. You, Logan. You've spent your life being treated as a dangerous weapon. So of course you think of yourself as one, and expect to be thought of that way. But what are you really?
W: Okay. if we're at the self-help part of the conversation I'm out. I'll tell fury you're still on board.
X: Do. And also consider what i have said.
W: Considering isn't one of the things I do well.
X: No. But these are strange times. Perhaps also good times to learn something new.
PREPARED BY CHARLES XAVIER
Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters Student Record: Wolverine
Given Name: Logan
Nation of Origin: Canada
Enrolled: Second Class
Grade Point Average (GPA): 1.25 (***chronic missed attendance***)
Danger Room Median Success Rate (DRMSR): 9.97
Active Mutations: None.
Passive Mutations: In addition to his heightened senses and bone claws that retract into his hands, Logan has a “healing factor” that lets him recover from every injury I have ever seen him receive. Apparently “aging” is also one such injury, as based on what little memory he possesses he is easily a century old. Military records show he fought in his country’s wars as far back as World War One.
Hereditary Mutations? Unknown. I don’t know enough about Logan’s family history to rule out the X-Gene in his relatives.
Student Background: Sadly, unscrupulous government functionaries took advantage of Logan’s healing factor to graft onto his skeleton and claws the unbreakable synthetic metal adamantium, an unspeakably painful and traumatic process that contributed in a significant way, I am convinced, to his memory problems. Logan became an agent of the Canadian government, from which I recruited him into my X-Men .
Notes: I am well aware of the ridiculousness of referring to a man of Logan’s age and experience as a “student.” Nevertheless, when I first encountered him he had grown bitter and cynical over all the death and tragedy he had experienced in his life. To be around young people, to be reminded that as long as there is life there is hope, to keep questing into the unknown -- these are the kinds of lessons that will save Logan’s soul.
And so I feel entirely justified in calling him a “student.”
I am going to have to make sure he and Cyclops don’t kill each other, though. Those two simply don’t get along.