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YMMV: Daken
  • Crack Pairing: There are people shipping Daken with his writer, Majorie Liu.
    • Some fans pair him with little "sister," X-23. It helps that some of his thoughts about her in their team-up can be read romantically (see Squick below).
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: The team-up with Laura, his father's clone, was made of moment after moment of this, culminating in a fiery explosion that they both calmly stood through.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: A bizarre case, but notorious as he is for his blind hatred for their father, only looking out for himself, and manipulating everyone around him for his own ends, he nonetheless comes to accept Laura as his "little sister," even if the relationship remains antagonistic. For a moment she's able to get past his emotional armor and leave him speechless when she asks why he's afraid to love others, and departs their encounter as one of a very few people he honestly admires and respects.
  • Fan Nickname: Trollverine
  • Jerkass Woobie: He's a total dick at best and an out-and-out sociopath at his worst, but his shitty childhood, incredibly rocky relationship with his father, and general desperate desire for a sense of belonging (as much as he refuses to accept it) make you feel at least somewhat sorry for him in spite of how deeply unpleasant he is.
  • Magnificent Bastard
  • Memetic Sex God: It's actually one of his mutant powers!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Daken had done some pretty horrible things, but in terms of sheer cruelty and sadism, his actions in "Dark Wolverine" take the cake. He encounters a group of assassins and proceeds to slaughter them all, save for one, who he apparently finds sexy for being tough enough to survive his attack.(Ugh.) Instead of finishing her quickly like the rest, he proceeds to drag off the severely injured woman to a shack to rape her while she begs for her life.
    • What he does to Evan in the finale of Uncanny X-Force would certainly count. He tortures the kid with images of his power as Apocalypse's clone, and just plain resorts to beating the kid when Evan still doesn't turn evil. What makes this more disturbing is that it mimics how he was raised and trained by Romulus.
  • Squick: Daken's encounter with his half-sister, Laura. Once the various double-crossings are out of the way and the pair are forced to work together to take down Colcord, Daken's private thoughts about her after seeing her in action read rather... romantically. Of course, this is Daken...

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