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Underrated Wolverine Villains Who Deserve A Shot In MCU

Underrated Wolverine Villains Who Deserve A Shot In MCU

The list does not just end with Sabretooth, ladies and gentlemen. There’s a lot more about Wolverine’s Rogues gallery we do not know of. Wolverine villains are some of the most underrated and underutilized bad guys in the history of Marvel Comics. It is time these Wolverine villains get their due credit.

Omega Red

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Russian Mutant Super Soldier

Omega Red was previously a Russian psychopath. he was captured by Soviet scientists and used as a guinea pig to replicate the Weapon X project. While Weapon X gave Wolverine his powers via Adamantium, Omega Red got his powers via Carbonadium – a metal that is just as strong as Adamantium. Omega Red uses the Cabronadium cables in his hands like whips that can also suck the life force out of others. Omega Red is one of the most underrated Wolverine villains to ever exist.


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Daken – Son Of Wolverine

What’s worse than having your own flesh and blood turn against you? Daken is Wolverine’s son and possesses all of his powers. He also carries a deep and intense hatred for his father. Daken believes his father abandoned him, forcing him into becoming a villain. Daken’s mutant powers also include the ability of pheromone control, granting him the power of manipulating others. A vicious anti-hero, Daken has even joined the Dark Avengers to replace his father.


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Wolverine villains are a dime a dozen. But none even begin to come close to the ferocity and wild nature of the villain known as the Wendigo. This creature hails from Canada and is the result of an ancient curse. The curse transforms a person into a monstrous hulking creature that hungers for human flesh. The curse has taken hold of several people who were forced into cannibalism. Both the Hulk and Wolverine have fought Wendigo. Wendigo has found his way into the Canadian superhero team – Alpha Flight, like many other Wolverine villains.


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This man is a product of the edgy ’90s era Marvel Comics. A classic addition to the Wolverine villains roster, Cyber has yet to make a major splash in modern comic books. But the guy has a story to tell. Cyber was the military drill instructor of Wolverine during World War I. He was the first guy Weapon Plus experimented on with Adamantium before perfecting the process and using it on Wolverine. His entire body is coated in Adamantium, making him nigh-indestructible. Of all the Wolverine villains on this list, Cyber is probably the most underrated and underutilized antagonist.


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Madame Hydra

Viper aka Madame Hydra originated as a Captain America villain. But over the course of history, she also made enemies with many other heroes like Wolverine. She is one of the rare examples of a villain that managed to get under Wolverine’s skin. Viper is Logan’s wife. She married Logan to consolidate her power in Madripoor, a global criminal haven. Though she did have some genuine feelings for him. Madripoor already exists in the MCU. Can we have Viper make an appearance please?


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A recent addition to the Wolverine Villains’ gallery, Gorgon has ties to both Hydra and the Hand. His powers allow him to turn people into sight just by looking at them. A powerful enemy who is a master of manipulation and espionage, Gorgon’s network of influence runs far and wide. He even managed to brainwash Wolverine into doing his dirty work for him. He commands an army of soldiers and has even gone up against the Avengers at time. As far as Wolverine villains as concerned, Gorgon tops the list as the gravest threat to Logan.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.