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A civilian adviser to the American military during the 1950's, Professor Hudson went out to investigate a concentration camp and stumbled across a laboratory for Dr. Nathaniel Essex. The American military wanted the professor to utilize the information in the lab and begin a program based on it. The program he contributed to became known as the Weapon Plus.[2]

The program was designed to create super-soldiers that the military could use. The name began as Weapon I, then II, and so on. After many attempts and multiple incarnations, Weapon Plus was up to Weapon X, and Hudson was given full command of this iteration of the program. Hudson decided to use a team, named Team X, to begin the program. The team included Logan, Sabretooth, Mastodon, Maverick, Silver Fox and Wraith. They had false memories implanted in their minds to create the members as "sleepers", able to get behind enemy lines and then be "activated" when needed.[4]

Wolverine eventually broke free of this programming and escaped the facility.[5] Over time, the professor continued to administer the program to other mutants. Eventually, Team X began to remember what had happened to them and upon Wolverine's journey back to the facility, another secret program was activated. The program was the Shiva Scenario. In the event that one of the subject went rogue, a robotic being would be dispatched to eliminate the operative. It was during Wolverine's encounter with Shiva that he learned of the professor's existence. Wolverine began to look for the professor and came to find that he had already been slain by Silver Fox, now working for Hydra.[4]




  • The Professor's real name as Truett Hudson was revealed in Wolverine: Origins #33; before there, he was named Andre in one of the memory implants in Wolverine Vol 2 #48 and later Professor Thorton in Weapon X Vol 2 #23.
    • Since Logan's mother was named Elizabeth Hudson, according to Hudson's Family Tree explained by Nick Fury, Truett Hudson was James Howlett / Logan's cousin. However it's not known if Truett recognized his cousin James when he was experimenting on Logan to make him his personal Weapon X.
  • Weapon X's mysterious boss was originally intended to be Apocalypse,[6] but it was later revealed that Romulus was secretly controlling Weapon X in that period of time.[7]

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