He’s short. He’s hairy. He’s got a bad temper. Somehow, that makes him irresistible. Of course, we’re talking about Wolverine. Since his first full appearance in The Incredible Hulk #181 (Len Wein, John Romita, Sr., Herb Trimpe) in 1974, Wolverine has been a force of destruction, thanks to his razor-sharp claws and unbreakable skeleton. He’s also been very attractive. It might be his gruff exterior with a tender heart, his powerful muscles or his dangerous skills, but whatever it is, it makes him the best at what he does…in bed.
Wolverine has been with a huge number of women in the Marvel Universe. It might be easier to list the women he hasn’t been with than the ones he has been. However, in this list, we’ll be focusing on Wolverine’s sexual relationships so we won’t be covering the romantic standards like Mariko, Charlemagne or Itsu. We’ll also be focusing on some of the more unusual pairings and alternate realities with a Wolverine you may not be aware of. With the smash hit (with critics and audiences) Logan still in theaters, now’s as good a time as any for CBR to go over 15 people who been to bed with Wolverine… Logan or otherwise!
15. INVISIBLE WOMAN
Ever since her first appearance in 1961’s Fantastic Four #1 (Stan Lee, Jack Kirby), Susan Storm has been a one-man kind of gal. She dated and eventually married Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic. Together, along with the Thing and the Human Torch, the Fantastic Four has been a force for good in the Marvel Universe. Sue has gotten the attention of many men like Namor the Sub-Mariner, but she always went back to Reed.
In 2007’s Exiles #91 (Chris Claremont, Paul Pelletier), we met an entirely different Sue Storm who had eyes for someone else: Wolverine. In an alternate reality, Sue was Madame Hydra, leader of a Hydra organization that devastated her world. She had either killed or brainwashed most of the heroes on Earth, and made Wolverine her lover. They made a deadly combination.
14. CAPTAIN MARVEL
Carol Danvers made her debut in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan as a government agent and sidekick of the Kree hero Captain Marvel. After being accidentally exposed to radiation, Danvers was changed into a superhuman warrior. Calling herself Ms. Marvel, she became a solo heroine and a member of the Avengers, where she took on the role as the new Captain Marvel.
In later issues, it was retroactively set up that Carol knew Logan while she was Air Force Intelligence and he worked for the Canadian Secret Service. They knew each other for decades as friends and partners, but apparently it went a little further. They’ve referred to their relationship in the past and it apparently got steamy, but they’re old pros now.
In 1975, Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Len Wein, Dave Cockrum) brought together a new team of X-Men from different countries. Storm came from Africa and Wolverine from Canada. The two had powers and attitudes that tied them to the wild, and both had fierce tempers, so maybe that’s why they showed an attraction to each other. They flirted for years, but when she married T’Challa in 2006’s Black Panther #18 (Reginald Hudlin, Scot Eaton, Kaare Andrews), it seemed to be the end.
Storm ended up divorced from T’Challa, which was bad news for her, but good news for Wolverine. The two mutants began running the Jean Grey School together, and Wolverine and the X-Men #24 made them a couple for real. With all that lightning and sharp claws, they’re a dangerous pair.
Even though Wolverine has always been known as a rippling mass of machismo, another person who took on the name was Laura Kinney, also known as X-23. As a female clone, she took over as Wolverine when Logan died. She was raised from birth as a brutal killing machine, and as a teenager, she was forced into prostitution, leaving her with emotional scars. She’s not known for her affairs like Daken and Logan, but over time, she’s become more in touch with her feelings and open to love.
2014’s All New X-Men #30 (Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli) showed how X-23 began a relationship with Angel. This wasn’t the Angel from the original X-Men who became Archangel, but a version of Angel taken from the past to the present. The two had a physical relationship, but Warren thought she took too many chances, and broke it off. At least she got to fly.
11. RED SONJA
Red Sonja, created in 1973 by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor Smith in Conan the Barbarian #23, is a fierce warrior in her own right who fights for the weak. Blessed by a goddess with her skills, she can never be with any man who can’t best her in combat. Since not even Conan can beat her, she’s been single for a long time.
That changed in 1990’s What If? #16 (Glenn Herdling, Gary Kwapisz), which asked, “what if Wolverine had lived in the era of Conan the Barbarian?” The answer, of course, is it would be awesome. When the Watcher transported him to the Hyborian Age, he quickly beat Conan, but also Red Sonja in combat. With her vow, Wolverine was free to take her heart and body like no one had before.
Elektra Natchios is one of the most popular female characters in comics. Created by Frank Miller in 1981’s Daredevil #168, she’s a deadly assassin highly skilled with razor-sharp sai. She met Wolverine in 1996’s Wolverine #106 (Larry Hama, Val Semeiks). At the time, he had regressed to a bestial state, but she taught him to think and speak again.
In the mainstream Marvel Universe, Elektra and Wolverine didn’t go much beyond that, but in the MC2 universe, they did. The MC2 universe was an alternate timeline that focused on the children of the mainstream heroes. In 1999’s J2 #5, Tom DeFalco and Ron Lim introduced Wild Child, the daughter of Elektra and Wolverine. We’re not sure what brought her over to Logan’s side. Maybe their shared love of sharp blades and Japanese culture.
9. THE EARTH
Yes. Wolverine did it with the Earth. Literally. That obviously needs some explanation. Thousands of years in the future, humanity was left on an Earth that couldn’t support them anymore. To survive, Susan Richards and the Defenders (who became Fantastic Force) brought billions of people to the 21st Century where they settled on a new Earth. Unfortunately, that left Gaea (the spirit of the Earth) weakened and enraged, and in 2009’s Fantastic Force #3 (Joe Ahearn, Steve Kurth), she went after them.
Bringing some of the most powerful beings as her Hysteries, Gaea almost destroyed Nu-Earth until Wolverine agreed to go back to the future with her. He gave her his healing factor by getting her pregnant, bringing her back from insanity. That’s how Logan’s lovin’ saved the planet, by literally rocking the world.
Witchblade was first introduced in Cyblade/Shi #1, created by Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, David Wohl and Brian Haberlin. Originally a police officer named Sara Pezzini, a mystical gauntlet known as the Witchblade bonded with her to give her the power to cover herself with weapons and armor. She existed in the Image Universe, but crossed over with the Marvel Universe in Witchblade/Wolverine in 2004.
Chris Claremont and Eric Basaldua created the crossover, where Sara and Logan lost their memories and married each other. They discovered some villains had given them false memories just to torture them with the loss, which Wolverine and Witchblade were able to fight off. Together, they slashed their way back to normal and to freedom. It wasn’t a deep story, but it’s still a notch on Logan’s bedpost.
7. MARCUS ROSTON
There’s been more than one person who’s worn the mask of Wolverine. For a time, Wolverine’s son Daken carried the mantle. Daken’s first full appearance was in Wolverine: Origins #11 (Daniel Way, Steve Dillon) in 2007, where it was explained he had Logan’s claws and savagery. When Norman Osborn formed a team of Avengers with supervillains posing as the original heroes, Daken became their Wolverine.
Daken has had affairs with both men and women, using his sexuality to manipulate others. In 2011’s Daken: Dark Wolverine #10 (Rob Williams, Matteo Buffagni and Riley Rossmo), he met an actor named Marcus Roston who introduced him to the street drug Heat. Heat pills are an addictive hallucinogen that even took away Daken’s healing factor. Roston turned out to be a psychopath who controlled Daken and others with his drugs. Not just a simple roll in the hay.
Uncanny X-Men #30 introduced Dazzler, a mutant with the power to turn sound waves into light, from blinding strobe lights to laser beams. She’s been a member of the X-Men since the 1980s, where she worked alongside Wolverine, but mainly had eyes for her partner Longshot.
In 2012, Charlie Huston and Juan Jose Ryp created Wolverine: The Best There Is #12, where Wolverine had been used as a petri dish to grow an unstoppable virus by the evil Contagion. After the horrific ordeal, Wolverine decided he would “move forward” with his life, which meant going into Dazzler’s room and sitting on her bed. She turned off the lights as they moved towards each other. The series ended, but we know their night was just beginning.
Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca shook up even casual Wolverine fans in their series X-Treme X-Men. The series was about a group of X-Men taken from different realities to find 10 evil versions of Professor X. One of those alternate X-Men was James Howlett, a general in a reality where Britain had conquered Canada. He had his metal skeleton and claws, but they were made of adamantine instead of adamantium.
The controversy came from Howlett’s relationship with Hercules, the Greek demigod. Yes, in this reality, Wolverine was bisexual, and the two men shared a passionate kiss in 2012’s X-Treme X-Men #10. In our world, this caused a big stir, but in the X-Treme X-Men world, the only controversy was that Zeus had forbidden any mortals and gods from being together.
4. BLACK CAT
Felicia Hardy was first introduced in 1979’s The Amazing Spider-Man #194 by Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard, where she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps as a cat burglar. She’s had a romance with Spider-Man for years, but it was nothing compared to the sparks between her and Wolverine.
Jimmy Palmiotti, Joseph Michael Linsner and Justin Gray first brought the two together in 2006’s Claws, where they were captured and dropped onto an island to be hunted for sport by Arcade. In 2011, Claws II picked up right where the first left off, sending the two on a new adventure. Along the way, the flirting between Black Cat and Wolverine turned into something more in between the kicking and slashing.
Domino first appeared in X-Force #8 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. In addition to her skill with guns and hand-to-hand combat, she’s a mutant with the power to change her luck to her benefit. She’s been a mercenary, partner and lover of Cable. She’s not a one-woman kinda gal, though. Wolverine has been her partner in all senses of the word.
In New X-Men Annual #2001 (Grant Morrison and Leinil Francis Yu), Wolverine and Domino were investigating an underground operation to harvest mutant organs. Despite the grisly surroundings, they managed to have a one-night stand; the first of many. The two share a physical attraction and a need to keep things simple that makes them perfect for each other, in and out of the bedroom.
They love each other, and they hate each other. That’s Wolverine and Mystique. First created by David Cockrum and Chris Claremont for Ms. Marvel #16 in 1978, Raven Darkholme has the mutant power to change shape at will to mimic people. She has been a deadly enemy of the X-Men, along with the other members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Yet she’s got a special connection to Wolverine. As revealed in 2008’s Wolverine #62 (Jason Aaron, Ron Garney), the two first met in 1921, where she manipulated him in a bank robbery. Over the years, she’s pretended to be his ally and betrayed him, framed him for murder and even arranged to have him sent to Hell. Through it all, the two have hopped into bed almost as much as they’ve traded blows.
1. JEAN GREY
Of all the women in Wolverine’s life, Jean Grey is the one he desires most, but can’t have. Jean is one of the founding members in X-Men #1, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. She’s been in love with her fellow X-Man Cyclops, but when she first met Wolverine in Giant-Sized X-Men #1 in 1975, everything changed. He loved her, and she loved him, but couldn’t be together because of Cyclops.
Yet in countless alternate realities, Wolverine and Jean Grey have been an item. One of the most famous was in the 1995 Age of Apocalypse crossover where history changed to give Apocalypse control of the world. In that timeline, Jean Grey and Wolverine were lovers. Wolverine was also missing a hand, but he might have thought that was worth it.
What other characters have bedded Wolverine? Let us know in the comments.
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