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Fire Knives (Earth-616)

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Information-silkReal NameMariann Howlett[citation needed]
Information-silkCurrent AliasFire Knives
Mister Howlett (step-paternal great grandfather, deceased);

John Howlett, Sr. (step-paternal grandfather, deceased);
Thomas Logan (paternal grandfather, deceased);
Elizabeth Howlett (paternal grandmother, deceased);
John Howlett, Jr. (step-paternal uncle, presumed deceased);
Dog Logan (paternal uncle);
X-23 (paternal half-sister);
Wolverine (father, deceased);[1]
Erista (paternal half-brother);
Daken (Akihiro) (paternal half-brother, deceased);
Gunhawk (paternal half-brother, deceased);[1]
Saw Fist (paternal half-brother, deceased);[1]
Cannon Foot (paternal half-brother, deceased);[1]
Shadowstalker (paternal half-sister, deceased);[1]
Amiko (foster sister);
Elias Hudson (grand-uncle, deceased);
Frederick Hudson (grand-uncle, deceased);
Frederick Hudson II (first cousin once removed);
Truett Hudson (second cousin);
Victor Hudson (second cousin);

James Hudson (second cousin);
Information-silkAffiliationformerly Red Right Hand; Mongrels
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkOriginBiological child of Wolverine
Information-silkCreatorsJason Aaron, Renato Guedes
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Wolverine Vol 4 #1Wolverine Vol 4 #12
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Fire Knives' real name was Mariann Howlett,[citation needed] but she is the daughter of Wolverine and a unnamed woman. Not much is known about their relationship apart that they had a child. Fire Knives was recruited by a powerful organization called the Red Right Hand that has a personal vendetta against Wolverine. She took the name of Fire Knives due to her weapon of choice, special knives that emit heat and appear to be on fire. She then joined the team lead by Gunhawk dubbed the "Mongrels". The team was created to eliminate Wolverine's friends, family and ex-girlfriends.[citation needed]

Fire Knives worked with Shadow S., Gunhawk, Saw Fist and Cannon Foot who tracked down Wolverine's current girlfriend, Melita Garner. They found her working in the San Francisco Post building.[citation needed]

The team headed into the building taking out the security on the way. When they found and attacked Melita they were shocked to find her with a Skrull Sonic Disruptor, which she fired at the team. Melita gets away from the team with the mutant shape shifter Mystique's help. Gunhawk returned to report to the Red Right Hand of their failure, and they decide to proceed to their next target in the nation of Madripoor.[citation needed]

Fire Knives and the team arrived in Madripoor and travelled through the city to find the Princess Bar. They entered and massacred the bouncers and staff, but Tyger Tiger intervened when Gunhawk tried to open a certain door. Gunhawk told Tyger that "Logan is in hell" and burns down the room filled with mementos and possessions which Wolverine had accumulated over his long lifetime. Tyger asked why they were doing this, and Gunhawk replied that Wolverine had made his and the rest of the team's live a living hell.[citation needed]

Fire Knives and the team found and attacked Wolverine but he bested and killed them all individually. It was only after the battle that Wolverine found out that Fire Knives and the rest of the Mongrels were his children, which devastated him. Wolverine then dragged their bodies to the graves of their mothers and buried them together.[citation needed]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Fire Knives is a trained mercenary with excellent martial arts knowledge and other combat skills.

Strength level

Average human who engages in intensive exercise.



Equipped with flaming knives that also emit heat.


Fire Knives choose her name due to her weapon of choice,[citation needed] special knives that emit heat and appear to be on fire, but it is unclear if this related to a mutant power or not.

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