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I May Still Boycott This Movie.
by The Alpha Craig

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His first actual appearence.

His first actual appearence.
After seeing trailers, screen shots, plot synopsis and even Wikipedia-ing this movie I may avoid it based on the fact that it doesn't look like I will be able to sit through it without spewing a few hundred "That's not how it happened in the comic book!!!" and ultimately driving my lady-person insane. I was going through the dilemma of whether seeing this movie would support those who tried to keep the WATCHMEN on the shelf, but since that movie disappointed me I won't hold it against this movie (after all maybe FOX knew how much it would suck and thought delaying the release would spare us the pain - Wise-Cracking Craig.) The whole point is that I have yet to see X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, but I thought I might shed some light on how some of the main characters got started in the comic book universe.

Up into the late nineties there was much debate over his roots.
The first time he popped his claws.

The first time he popped his claws.
There arguing amongst the writers as to where Logan/Wolverine got his claws and "adamantium" skeleton on two separate occasions the metal alloy called "adamantium" coating his bones was forcibly removed which revealed that he had his bone claws long before his bones were reinforced - Affirmative Alpha.) Long story short a young sickly boy named James Howlett lived in late 19th Century Canada with his rich father who was a plantation owner John Howlett. His time was spent with a young red-haired girl named Rose and a boy named Dog Logan, son of the groundskeeper Thomas Logan. During a fist between John Howlett and Thomas Logan, John is killed. As result James let out cry as three bony claws shot out of his wrists which he used to dispatch Thomas Logan. He took rose and fled to a rock quarry where spent his youth working, running
The real story.

The real story.
with wolves and becoming much of the man he is now. He took the name Logan to hide his identity, joined the military and eventually became Weapon X and then Wolverine Much of this history had been erased from Wolverine's mind during Weapon X programming.

Writer Chris Claremont had originally intended for Victor Creed/Sabretooth to be Wolverine's father, but this was later changed to accommodate other writers. His origins are of a scared boy, constantly abused by his father and ends up manifesting his powers during this time. Sabertooth also had his memory tampered with which makes his origins questionable. It has been told that he raped and murdered Wolverine's from lover Silver Fox.

Wade Winston Wilson was born to an army general father and terminally ill mother. After his mother died of
The undoubtedly inaccurate story.

The undoubtedly inaccurate story.
cancer his father became alcoholic and abusive of Wade this prompted a rebellious nature and him dropping out of high school to join the United States Army Special Forces. He was kicked out of service and turned to a life of mercenary work. There is much debate, but in the long run Wadeend up working for Weapon X and taking on the code name Deadpool. He was actually given his healing factor via medical procedures meant to cure untreatable cancer similar to what killed his mother. The result was a horribly disfigured, burnt-like visage.

Now I realize that Gambit, Blob, Cyclops and Emma Frost are in this movie too, but that don't have anything to do with his origins so I will let the movie cover that. I know this is a little half-arsed, but I just got back for refereeing and double header in Bakersfield so I get a pass this time. Thanks for reading True Believers, EXCELSIOR!

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