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James Howlett (Earth-4011)

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Wolverine's history on Earth-4011 mirrors that of his Earth-616 counterpart, however there are divergences which were said to him by his older brother John. However, John was trying to kill Wolverine at the time, and might have been mentally torturing him.

Wolverine The End Vol 1 3 page 15 James Howlett (Earth-4011)

Complete with broken claw

One of the differences on Earth-4011 is that Logan's older brother John did not die when Logan was an infant, and instead was taken to an asylum when his mutant powers manifested and remained there for years.

According to John, Wolverine had fathered several children, and left them and the mothers because they weren't mutants, John also claimed that one of these non-mutant children became an accountant. John also said that Charles Xavier was aware of John's existence and didn't want Logan to know, he also claimed that Xavier played the two men against each other.

The rest of Wolverine's past remains mostly the same to his Earth-616 counterpart, it's unknown if there are any other divergences, however on Earth-4011, Logan didn't discover that he had a mutant son, until John told him.

John claimed that it was Wolverine who murdered Xavier, but this is very unlikely to be true.

At the end of the 21st century, Logan is an old man living in the Canadian wilderness making a modest living selling animal pelts. His only friend is a sixty-one year old man called George, who has been delivering Logan's groceries since he was a child. Though Logan has aged incredibly slowly, it seems that the long, long years have finally started to catch up with him. Though still faster than a normal man, he isn't as fast as he used to be and has trouble keeping up with the animals he hunts due to arthritis in his hands. His claws no longer work properly and one of them has even been broken off. Logan knows that, despite his healing factor, he will die soon. He doubts his own sanity and his memories, including the Weapon X program. This doubt is exacerbated by the spirit of Professor X, who lives on (in diminished capacity) in Logan's mind.

One day, Wolverine is invited to the funeral of Victor Creed, also known as Sabretooth. After denouncing Sabretooth's faith in God as a fear of death, Wolverine receives a letter from Creed's attorney. He has George drive him to an ancient and destitute mansion in Alberta. After quickly walking through the mansion, George notices that a crest above the fireplace is the same as on the letter given to him by Creed. Wolverine finds the grave of John Howlett and a book entitled Ghosts of Japan: Lost Rituals of the Kanaguri. Someone had left the book on the grave earlier that day, knowing that Wolverine had lived both in Japan and in that region of Alberta. Paranoid, Wolverine goes to a port on the West Coast and stows away on a ship headed for Japan. Before he leaves, he has George go back to his home, asking him to check a stack of magazines in his cabin, saying "one of them ain't right. It ain', if ya follow".

While working as a galley assistant on the voyage to Japan, Logan reads Lost Rituals of the Kanaguri, and learns that it is a factual account of a supposedly extinct evil Shinto sect. When he arrives at his destination, he breaks up a Kanaguri ritual. He asks the participants if they are working for Weapon X. The leader of the group declares his allegiance to the White Ghost, before being killed by a shadowy figure. Logan follows the figure up the mountain, where he is attacked and left for dead. Just before Logan passes out, the White Ghost says, "I could have killed you, old man. Any time in the last two hundred years, I could have killed you."

Back in Canada, George sifts through the magazines. Among Popular Mechanics and Custom Bikes, he finds an issue of Wine Lover. George recognizes the title is an anagram of "Wolverine". A note in the magazine gives George the login information to access Logan's computer. George finds instructions from Wolverine and is given the location of a large amount of cash, which he is to use to purchase a list of items. He is told to keep whatever money is left over as a tip (a joke that refers to a conversation they had earlier in which George complains that in fifty years of grocery deliveries, Logan has never given him a tip).

In Japan, Logan awakes. He discovers that the White Ghost is none other than John Howlett III, his brother, presumed dead during Logan's childhood. He is a mutant, with Logan's claws and healing factor, but also the power of invisibility and intangibility. He used these in a successful career as a spy, which in combination with his share of the Howlett fortune, has made him rich. He became involved in the Weapon X program and watched Logan all through his life. He promises to tell Logan everything as soon as he completes his scheme: to teleport an atomic weapon into the atmosphere over Las Vegas. With this act, the American economy will collapse, and mutants will ascend in the resulting chaos. They struggle, falling out of a window. As they land, John is impaled on Logan's claws. With his dying breath, he tells Logan he's sorry that he doesn't have enough time to tell him about Rose. John dies in Logan's arms, just as Japanese attack helicopters arrive with orders to destroy the compound and all its occupants, Logan included.


During his prime, Wolverine's powers were identical to those of his Earth-616 counterpart. However, old age and lack of training has caused his powers to decrease considerably.


During his prime, Wolverine's abilities were identical to those of his Earth-616 counterpart. However, old age and lack of training has caused some, if not all, of his abilities to decrease.

Strength level

While in his prime, Wolverine could press somewhere in excess of 800 lbs but not more than 2 tons. Due to old age and lack of training, Wolverine's strength has decreased.


Throughout his life, Wolverine has used a variety of bladed weapons, most frequently daggers and, at times, swords; as a samurai, he is especially skilled with the katana. He has also wielded many different types of firearms throughout his careers as a soldier, a mercenary, and a spy.

  • Wolverine's middle claw of his left hand is broken.
  • Logan now wears glasses to read, as seen on
Wolverine The End Vol 1 2 page 18 James Howlett (Earth-4011)

page 18 of Wolverine: The End #2

This Wolverine had a cameo appearance in Age of Ultron Vol 1 10

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