As fans know too well, Logan marked the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Despite being a relatively unknown actor when he got the role in the first X-Men film, Jackman became a massive star through the role and created an iconic comic book film character.
With a record-breaking nine film appearances over 17 years, Jackman’s Wolverine has given fans so many memorable moments and unforgettable quotes. Some quotes show off the characters blunt humor. Other quotes highlight how badass he is. And some quotes will break your heart. Here are the very best of Wolverine’s quotes.
10 "I come with you, I'm coming for blood. No law, no code of conduct."
"You point me in the right direction, you get the hell out of my way."
Though he is certainly a hero, Wolverine can be a truly frightening person. He has had a long life filled with violence and that has turned him into a very dangerous man. That usually means trouble for any poor soul that crosses him.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is probably the worst of the Wolverine films, but it does have some decent moments. Recruited to hunt down his half-brother Victor, Logan tells William Stryker how they’re going to do it his way. While he is a prominent member of the X-Men, Wolverine does his best work while he’s on his own.
9 9."You're a d***."
Wolverine is rarely a very friendly person, especially when it comes to Cyclops. Despite being on the same team, these two have a very antagonistic relationship which leads to some great banter between the two.
In the first X-Men film, the group is doing battle with the Brotherhood of Mutants, including the shape-shifting Mystique. Unsure of who he can trust, Cyclops asks Wolverine to prove it’s really him. He responds in an effective way – albeit pretty rude – as only Wolverine can. It’s made even funnier because Cyclops immediately accepts that as a good answer.
8 "I'm Canadian."
It’s an often-forgotten fact that Wolverine is not an American hero, but rather Canadian. We are first introduced to him up in the Great White North, and even if he doesn’t appear to be as proud of his heritage as fellow Canadian Deadpool, he has embraced it in the films.
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Stryker comes up to Canada and attempts to recruit Wolverine back to work for the US government by telling him his country needs him. Wolverine, remaining patriotic, responds by embracing his true citizenship. Though he doesn’t like Stryker, he was pretty polite about it – and what’s more Canadian than that?
7 "You picked the wrong house, bub."
The first X-Men film introduced Jackman’s Wolverine, but it was X2: X-Men United that really had some fun with the character. One of the film’s highlights is when Styker’s special forces team raids the X-Men mansion and encounter a very angry Wolverine.
He may be a lone wolf on some occasions, but when the people he cares about are threatened, Wolverine will unleash his inner beast. It’s a thrill to watch him go berserk and take on a whole team of soldiers, who probably wish they brought more back-up.
6 6."I’m the best there is at what I do but what I do best isn’t very nice."
There’s a fine-line between Wolverine being haunted by his violent past and the part of him that actually enjoys it. He wants to be a good person, but when pushed he embraces what he does best.
This classic line comes from the comics and has become something of a catchphrase for the character over the years. It seems to perfectly sum up that tightrope Wolverine has to walk between remorse and violence. It’s great to see Jackman get to finally say the line in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It’s just a shame they didn’t save it for a better movie.
5 "You know, sometimes when you cage the beast, the beast gets angry."
Few characters know the consequences of trying to control a dangerous person better than Wolverine. He had his life ripped apart and forgotten, then made it his mission to get back at those responsible. So when he gives advice about not making those mistakes, it’s a good idea to listen.
In X-Men: The Last Stand, Jean Grey has had her Dark Phoenix persona unleashed. Wolverine learns that Charles Xavier was trying to conceal it within her which may have made things worse. Wolverine’s warning to him is another example of what he has been through and how he can never really escape his dark past.
4 "I’m gonna cut your g** d*** head off. See if that works."
It cannot be overstated enough that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not a good movie. And yet, it seems to have more than a few solid Wolverine quotes. It also is the only film to explore the complicated relationship between Wolverine and Sabertooth.
Though they spent many years together, fighting side-by-side in many wars, the two men become enemies very quickly when Sabertooth seemingly kills the woman Wolverine loves. That sets up this conflict where Sabertooth wonders how Wolverine will kill him if he too can heal himself. Wolverine decides he’ll just give it his best effort.
3 "Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long."
There is a lot of tragedy in Wolverine’s past, from the experimentation, to his amnesia, to losing Jean Grey. But when we find him in Logan, years in the future, he is an utterly broken man.
Part of what made that film so special was that it imagined a hero past his prime and ready to give up. This is not who we’re used to seeing in comic book films. He is bitter, alone and tired. And the film does a brilliant job of showing how his greatest power, his ability to heal and never die, has become a curse.
2 "Go f*** yourself."
If nothing else, Wolverine is a straight-shooter. His very brief cameo appearance in X-Men: First Class, as young Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr try to recruit him, makes perfect use of his prickly nature.
With one line, Wolverine became one of the standout moments in that film. It remains one of the biggest laugh-out-loud moments in the franchise and worked so perfectly for the character. Luckily, the film didn’t try to push their luck by having him play a bigger role because there was no beating this quick moment.
1 "So... this is what it feels like."
As sad as it was to see Wolverine go, it’s clear that Logan was the perfect film to say goodbye to the beloved character. After all the pain he suffered through the years, he finally passed away holding Laura’s hand in a touching moment.
Death was such a foreign concept to the character that in his final moments, it’s more of a curious realization of what’s happening rather than any fear or sadness. It’s a bittersweet moment where he finally understands the one thing that escaped him throughout his long life.