Real Name: Daken Akihiro
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During his confrontations with Wolverine and Cyber, Daken has demonstrated some degree of superhuman speed, at least over short distances. The limits of his speed aren't known, but he has moved too fast for Wolverine to see, even with his enhanced sense of sight. Daken's body also possesses an accelerated healing factor that allows him to heal damage faster than an ordinary human. The full extent of Daken's healing powers are unknown.
Like his father, Daken also has three retractable bone claws on each hand, though their configuration and appearance is slightly different than that of Wolverine; two claws extend between his knuckles while the third extends from the underside of his wrists. The texture appears to be porous and organic and dark in color.
Daken has demonstrated the ability to mask his scent entirely. Whether this is part of his natural physiology or if it is achieved through artificial means is unknown.
nlike Wolverine, Daken has no moral compunction about killing, which he has done in a professional capacity for quite some time. In his appearances he is seen murdering several people.
Daken has formidable hand to hand combat skills, though the extent of his exact training has yet to be revealed. However, he has proven capable of defeating his father. However, Cyber who at one point was his instructor, has acknowledged that he considered Daken a better fighter than himself, with superior skill and speed. Cyber, however, doesn't consider him a worthy opponent due to his lack of an adamantium skeleton.
According to Emma Frost, Daken has been heavily and irreversibly brainwashed. He acknowledges that Wolverine is his biological father and yet harbors an animosity toward him for unrevealed reasons. He has some loyalty to a different paternal figure who has not been revealed.
Daken is the son of Wolverine and Itsu, Wolverine's Japanese wife before he was abducted by Muramasa and eventually forcefully inducted into the Weapon X Program.
Itsu, while in the last stages of her pregnancy, is murdered by Winter Soldier in an attempt to draw Wolverine out and return him to custody in Madripoor. Emma Frost would eventually, many years later, encounter his shadowed visage in a precognative dream. She promptly informs Logan that his son, whom he believed died along with his expecting mother, lives. After Itsu's death, a mysterious man wearing a trenchcoat that conceals his identity, cuts the baby (Daken) from his mother's womb and leaves her body lying on the floor. Daken is, many years later, revealed to have survived the horrible incident due to inheriting his father's healing factor.
Daken's personal motives are unclear at this time. Disguised as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, he brutally stabs Dum Dum Dugan and confronts his incarcerated father for the first time, before slashing him across the stomach and leaving him to bleed on the floor, as his mother was left, many years before. Daken is revealed to have "aided" his father's escape, though not for benevolent reasons.
He is next seen in Berlin at the home of a woman he has been cruelly toying with. He led her to believe that he was cheating on her with a man that he was actually just going to kill in order to steal a passport (there was no real affair). Knowing that she would drink an entire bottle of burgundy he secretly poisons it, resulting in her death. He had to end the relationship and her life so that no loose ends could be left to tie him to his crimes and he simply picked an unusually sadistic fashion to dispatch her.
While walking through the streets of Potsdam, Germany, Daken is then contacted by an anonymous messenger who reminds him of his displeased master's "ultimate goal". Daken then dispatches the messenger to yet again make sure to leave absolutely no trace of his presence. Later he appears on a train to Brussels, watching his father in a nearby stolen car. He then receives a phone call from an unknown "friend" (who is actually the recently resurrected Cyber), confirming his father's destination.
Shadowing his father into the bank vault in Brussels that contains the carbonadium synthesizer, Daken and Wolverine engage in a bloody battle, with Daken demonstrating great fighting prowess and similar speed and agility to his father. As Wolverine is hampered in the feud by his lack of desire to kill his son and his fading belief that Daken can be redeemed, he quickly loses the upper hand despite his greater experience and training. Their fight is interrupted when Cyber breaks into the vault and challenges Daken. It is then revealed that Daken trained under Cyber in the past. Cyber mentions that Daken is a better and faster fighter than he, and was his finest student. However, Cyber's imperviousness and greater superhuman strength make that a moot point (which he later clearly explains to Wolverine). Daken refuses to lead Cyber to his masters and flees the fight, leaving his father and his mentor to deal with each other.
Daken is last seen in the presence of Wild Child, and a scarred, expressionless torturer who whips him with a gasoline soaked length of rope. He pleads for mercy, but recieves only a warning from his "master" to stay away from his father...
first name revealed in Wolverine Origins #26. Full name revealed in Dark Avengers 1
First Appearance: Wolverine: Origins (2006) #10
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Avengers Unconquered (2009)
#25 Daken: Dark Wolverine (2010)
- 'Who Will Be The Sorcerer Supreme?'
#1 Daken/X-23: Collision (2011)
- 'Empire: Part 1'#1 (2nd Printing)
- 'Empire: Part 1'#1 (Dell'Otto Variant)
- 'Empire: Part 1'#1 (Djurdjevic Variant)
- 'Empire: Part 1'#2
- 'Empire: Part 2'#3
- 'Empire: Part 3'#4
- 'Empire: Act 2, Part 1 of 4'#4 (Djurdjevic Variant)
- 'Empire Act 2 Part 1 of 4'#5
- 'Empire: Act 2, Part 2 of 3'#6
- 'Empire: Act 2, Part 3 of 4'#7
- 'Empire: Act 2, Part 4 of 4'#8
- 'Collision Part 2'#9
- 'Collision Part 4'#9.1
- 'Big Break Part 1'#11
- 'Big Break Part 2'#12
- 'Big Break, Part 3'#13
- 'Moonwalk, part 1'#14
- 'Moonwalk, part 2'#15
- 'Moonwalk, Part 3'#16
- 'Pride Comes... Part 1'#17
- 'Pride Comes..., Part 2'#18
- 'Pride comes..., part 3'#19
- 'Pride Comes... Conclusion'#20
- 'A Love Story?'#21
- 'Lost Weekend Part One'#22
- 'Lost Weekend: part 2'#23
- 'Lost Weekend: Conclusion'
Dark Reign Files (2009)
Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man (2009)
#4 Dark Wolverine (2009)
- 'What the ☠☠☠☠ is this ☠☠☠☠ All About?!'
#86 Deadpool (2008)
- 'Reckoning: Part 3'#87
- 'Idle Hands'#88
- 'Punishment: part 1'#89
- 'Punishment: Chapter 3'#90
- 'Empire: Prelude'
#49.1 Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
- 'Deadpool: The Musical!'#50
- 'Dead Part One'#51
- 'Dead Part Two'#52
- 'Dead Part Three'#54
- 'Dead Part Five'
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
#1 Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers (2012)
#1 Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
Uncanny X-Force (2010)
#27 Wolverine (2010)
- 'The World Won't Stop Without You Final Execution Chapter Three '#30
- 'While You Were Away Final Execution Chapter Six '#31
- 'Final Execution Chapter Seven'#32
- 'Opposite Of Progress Final Execution Chapter Eight '#33
- 'The Father Who Must Be Killed Final Execution Chapter Nine '#34
- 'From the Cradle to the Grave Final Execution Chapter Ten '
#3#11 Wolverine and Deadpool (2004)
- 'Wolverine's Revenge! Part 2'#14
- 'Wolverine's Revenge! Conclusion'#15
- 'Wolverine No More'#304
- 'One More Round'
#158 Wolverine And Deadpool (2010)
- 'The Son of Wolverine!'#159
- 'Like Father, Like Son... Daken Attacks!'#160
- 'Mission Of Vengeance!'#161
- 'An Evil Unleashed: Nitro!'#171
- 'Wolverine Versus Deadpool Versus Daken!'
#7#9 Wolverine: Origins (2006)
- 'A Killer In Their Midst!'#11
- 'The Return of Cyber!'#13
- 'The Blade Of Death!'#14
- 'A New Threat... ... An Old Enemy!'#14 (TRON Variant Cover)
- 'A New Threat... ... An Old Enemy!'
HC vol. 05 Wolverine: Road to Hell (2010)
- 'Born in Blood, Part 5'#10
- 'Savior, Part 5'#11
- 'Swift and Terrible, Part 1'#12
- 'Swift and Terrible, Part 2'#13
- 'Swift and Terrible, Part 3'#14
- 'Swift and Terrible, Part 4'#15
- 'Swift and Terrible, Part 5'#24
- 'The Deep End, Part 4'#25
- 'The Deep End, Part 5'#25 (Skrull Variant)
- 'The Deep End, Part 5'#26
- 'Son of X, Part 1'#27
- 'Son of X, Part 2'#28
- 'Original Sin: Prologue'#28 (2nd Printing Variant)
- 'Original Sin: Prologue'#29
- 'Original Sin: Part 3'#29 (Deodato and Hollowell Variant)
- 'Original Sin, Part III of V'#30
- 'Original Sin: Part 5'#31
- 'The Family Business: Part 1'#32
- 'The Family Business: Part 2'#34
- 'Weapon XI: Part 2'#35
- 'Weapon XI: Part 3'#36
- 'Weapon XI: Part 4'#46
- 'Reckoning Prologue'#47
- 'Reckoning: Part Two'#48
- 'Reckoning: Conclusion'#49
- 'What I Do Part 1'
Wolverine: Weapon X Files (2009)
Wolverine: Wendigo! (2010)
X-23 (II) (2010)
X-Men Legacy (2008)
#217 X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga (2010)
- 'Original Sin: Part 2'#218
- 'Original Sin: Part 4'
#1 X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007)
- 'X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga'
X-Men: Original Sin (2008)
- 'Original Sin: Part 1'
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