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    Old Man Logan
I'm sure now. This is why I'm here. I'm here to hunt.

Formerly the Wolverine, Logan's anger and bloodlust finally caught up with him. Tricked by Mysterio into killing the X-Men, Logan would eventually marry and have a family... that didn't last, and he'd end up in the mainstream Marvel Universe after Secret Wars (2015), conveniently shortly after the mainstream Logan had died.

  • Accidental Murder: Confused and disoriented after being blown up and shot full of tranquilizers, Logan mistakes Gabby Haller for the Gabby of his universe, who may have killed his universe's version of Laura, and impales her on his claws. Fortunately, she has a Healing Factor and although dead, she gets better.

  • Aesop Amnesia: Once he migrates over to the mainstream universe, he will constantly learn and forget that this is not his world and that he can't change his past. It even happens multiple times under the same writer.
  • Alternate Self: Officially the version of Logan that moved to the mainstream universe was from Earth-21923, while the Logan of the original Old Man Logan comics was from Earth-807128. This explains several discrepancies that appeared between the new Old Man Logan and the original.
  • Anti-Hero: A darker version of Wolverine, who was already an anti-hero. After he pops his claws again, he's more than willing to use them whenever necessary, and maiming is his go-to move. He's also willing to kill people for things they haven't done yet.
  • Arch-Enemy: Due to personal history, Logan wants to hunt Mysterio and various evil incarnations of Bruce Banner.
  • Badass in Distress: By the time Laura finds him he's hanging from the wall of Foom's stomach, up to his waist in acid with his legs already digested to the bone. She manages to pull him out.
  • Breakout Character: He was originally intended to be featured in a one-time self-contained story arc, but his popularity had him brought into the main Marvel continuity to replace the mainstream Wolverine who had died at that point, up until classic came Back from the Dead.
  • Broken Hero: Mysterio really did a number on Logan. Logan's more than willing to submit to punishment and abuse from the worst of the worst, if it means his family gets to live. Essentially, this is a Logan who lost all his heroic traits, and only regained them after his family died.
  • Bungled Suicide: After being tricked into killing the rest of the X-Men, he laid down on a railroad and let a train run over him. His indestructible bones and healing factor meant that it only hurt him, but he took as a symbolic gesture that Wolverine was no more.
  • Dimensional Traveler: He travels from his own universe to various others during Secret Wars (2015), at the end of which he ended up in the mainstream Marvel Universe.
  • Civvie Spandex: Once he retired the Wolverine identity, he buried the costume. He hasn't worn a superhero outfit since — he just wears jeans and whatever shirt and/or jacket he's wearing at the time.
  • Cool Old Guy: Logan finally looks like something resembling his actual age, but is a nice guy when he's not killing. Even with his slowed aging, this doesn't make him any less deadly, however, in fact, if anything he seems to be more accurate, since he can't just rush his enemies anymore.
  • Dented Iron: By the end of the Old Man Logan series, he's blind in one eye and only has adamantium claws in one hand. His regeneration is on the blink and he's growing ever weaker.
  • Depending on the Artist:
    • Exactly how old is he supposed to look? The original story had him looking pretty old, but Andrea Sorrentino draws him as looking about 50 with grey hair. Once Lemire's run finished, he looked basically like the original Logan, but with grey hair in his own series.
    • His hair. It goes from short buzz cut to undercut to Wolverine's classic hair, depending on the artist.
  • Depending on the Writer: How effective he truly is in comparison to the original Logan. Millar presented him as just as effective once he's back in the saddle, Lemire showed him to be more accurate and skilled while weaker and Brisson has him weaker than Logan in all areas, even before he begins losing a set of claws, an eye and his healing factor. And that's just in his own series.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. Even though Logan stabbing Gabby was an accident and not his fault (which Laura does admit), she still wants nothing more to do with him afterwards.
  • Fish out of Water: It's made clear that Logan is not used to anything except the Wastelands.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: His legs get digested by Foom before Laura can pull him out. His adamantium skeleton remains intact from the waist down, however, and his Healing Factor regenerates the rest once he's rescued.
  • Healing Factor: Naturally. However, it's much slower than the regular Logan's, to the point that bullet wounds take days to heal, whereas the original Logan heals them pretty much instantly. After using Regenerix, it's pretty much gone.
  • The Hero Dies: Dead Man Logan ends exactly that way: Logan dies due to his injuries, the Adamantium poisoning, and the use of the Regenerix drug.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After a S.H.I.E.L.D. attack drives him into a feral rage, he confuses Gabby for the Gabby of his universe, and impales her on his claws.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With the time-displaced, younger Jean Grey. Not only was he already a few generations older than the original Jean, but he's from the future, whereas this Jean is from the past, putting even more years between them. Still, she's the only X-Man in the modern day that he seems close to.
  • Love Triangle: Storm had feelings for him because of her relationship with the original Logan, while Bishop had feelings for Storm. It didn't last long, however, as Storm rekindled her relationship with Black Panther not long after Logan arrived in the mainstream universe.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Logan has actually been avoiding contact with Laura for fears of this. In his original timeline, his relationship with her was one of the few things he didn't screw up. He's afraid that if he becomes a part of her life again it will just give him another opportunity to mess things up between them.
  • Naked on Revival: He's stripped down after his execution by the Orphans Of X before they shove his corpse in a freezer. He's still naked after waking up when Laura removes the Muramasa Bullet and cuts away the affected tissue so his Healing Factor can work again.
  • Old Superhero: The main thing that separates this Logan from his mainstream counterpart. He's lived through enough tragedy to become wiser for it, but is also much, much more jaded.
  • One Last Job: Turns out when he was with Maureen, he wasn't quite done with killing. When the two of them left for Japan, they were caught by a nationalist cult, The Silent Order. He had to slaughter their way out for them to escape. After that they found the farm, and Logan stayed true to his promise from then on, until the murder of his family. Later in the Earth 616 world, once he finds he's dying - he feels a need to do one last mission - kill the Maestro. When he unexpectedly survived that, he now wants Quentin Beck (Mysterio) dead before his remaining year is up.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Scotty and Jade are killed alongside their mother Maureen by the Hulk Gang.
  • Pacifism Breaking Point: Logan reaches this point when he returns home and finds that the Hulks have murdered his family just because they got bored. As a friend counsels him not to seek revenge, he responds that his name isn't Logan anymore:
    Logan: It's Wolverine.
  • Precrime Arrest: Ulysses has a vision that Logan will kill Gabby in the future. Maria Hill and Captain Marvel dispatch Captain America and a squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. troops to apprehend him before it can happen.

  • Replacement Goldfish: The X-Men, but especially Storm, bring him on to replace the original Logan, who had died a while back.
  • Retired Badass: After he settled down with Maureen, he hung up the claws. After the settling down doesn't work out thanks to the Hulk Gang, he picks them back up.
  • Secretly Dying: Using Regenerix has almost destroyed his remaining healing factor and the adamantium in his bones is breaking down. This is releasing a lot of toxins in his body so he only has a short time left to live.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Although he began All-New All-Different with just his solo book and a roster spot on Extraordinary X-Men, by the time of Inhumans vs. X-Men his presence became much more ubiquitous, including prominent appearances throughout that event and during Civil War II. Under ResurrXion he was now in three team series (X-Men: Gold, Weapon X, and Astonishing X-Men) in addition to his solo series. Many fans wryly note that it's as if "Logan Classic" never died.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: A hallucinating Logan kills the X-Men (literally all of the X-Men), despite the fact that many of the X-Men should be able to mulch Logan without even trying, and have in other stories. It’s explained that they were deliberately holding back to avoid killing him, except: a) between them they should have at least a dozen ways of restraining or incapacitating him non-lethally, and b) Wolverine is effectively immortal, so there’s no reason for anyone to hold back against him.
  • Swallowed Whole: Gets nommed by Fin Fang Foom. Fortunately, his healing factor allowed him to survive long enough for Laura to rescue him.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Gets called out for this in issue 10. Laura actually chews him out when he uses a claw to pop the top on a bottle of grape juice, and leaves the cap on the floor.
  • That Man Is Dead: With Old Man Logan in the 616 universe, he always refuses to be called Wolverine. After his killing of the X-Men and his failure to save his family, he feels he's not deserving of the identity.
  • There Was a Door: He and Gabby escape Laura's apartment when S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to arrest him by carving an opening through the walls.
  • Together in Death: Dani and Bruce Jr. bury him alongside his family after he succumbs to his fatal injuries.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Wolverine in most of his years, was surly and anti-social. This Logan is a lot nicer to his comrades and allies, grateful that he gets to see them alive again. At the farewell before a slowly dying Logan returned to the Wasteland, Logan tells Captain America how much he admires him and Steve mentions it's good to meet him and he'll be missed. Logan also thanks Hawkeye for everything he's done for him, and Clint tells him he likes this Logan a lot more than the younger version.
  • Unbreakable Bones: Averted. Something may have happened to the adamantium in his skeleton, because in the ongoing series he mentions several times that he's had some bones break during tough fights.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Logan goes berserk in issue 11 after having his jetpack shot out of the sky, and then getting shot full of tranquilizers by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives on the ground. [lGabby tries to talk him down from it, but gets gutted for her troubles.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Laura delivers one to him after he impales Gabby, and Laura believes she's been killed, utterly tearing him apart over his actions both verbally and physically. Even after Gabby is revealed to have survived, and stops her from killing him, Laura lays into him. Of course it's not helped that even after this Logan tries to warn her that Gabby is dangerous and can't be trusted.
  • Wolverine Claws: Of course, though he didn't use them for a long time. He also eventually loses the set of adamantium claws on one of his hands when the Scarlet Samurai cuts through said hand, and they grow back as bone claws along with the rest of his hand.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Although initially averted, it eventually came on in full-force around Marvel Legacy: Logan not only had his own solo series, but was also in the main cast of X-Men: Gold, Weapon X, the Secret Empire crossover/event, and Astonishing X-Men.
  • You're Not My Father: Laura's reaction to him is hostile, to say the least. In fact she finds his presence highly upsetting. She adamantly insists he's not her Logan whenever pressed about it by Gabby, and in one case she even describes him as "twisted." Although she begins warming up to him in issue 10, their relationship is permanently soured when she believes he killed Gabby in a feral rage. Even after learning Gabby survived because of she does indeed possess a Healing Factor, Laura wants nothing more to do with him.

We got to think of Scotty and Jade. They're all that matters now.

A former bandit, she married Logan and they raised a family.

  • Action Survivor: She's one of the survivors of the Villain Uprising and makes her way to the old Weapon X facility with a bunch of fellow survivors. When that gets destroyed by a Crimson Dynamo warwalker, only Logan and her escape and they sail to Japan. In Japan, they get caught up by a cult called the Silent Order and they manage to fight their way out. Her survival streak ends when she settles down. And sure enough, she, along with her kids, is killed by the Hulks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Logan says she'd been deeply hurt in her past, even before the villain uprising, but never elaborates.
  • Fiery Redhead: In her younger days. Having a family's pretty much snuffed out the fiery part.
  • Killed Off for Real: She's killed by the Hulk Gang out of spite.
  • Lost Lenore: Becomes this for Logan after she and the kids die at the hands of the Hulk Gang.
  • May–December Romance: Met Logan when she was in her 20s while he looked in his late 50s while being significantly older then that.
  • Older Than They Look: Doesn't look it but she's actually around seventy years old, as the comic takes place fifty years after the Uprising and she meet Logan when she was in her twenties.
  • Rescue Romance: She rescues Logan from being killed by her gang, and the two become an item.
  • Second Love: Logan is this for her. In the storyline "The Last Ronin", it's revealed that she had a husband and a daughter that didn't survive the "Villain Uprising".

But all you do is walk away, pa. If you really were a super hero, how come you don't fix things?'

Logan and Maureen's son.


Logan and Maureen's daughter.

  • Daddy's Girl: Flashbacks show she had a much more loving and affectionate bond with Logan than her brother.
  • Killed Off for Real: Another victim of the Hulk Gang.

Supporting Characters

    Old Man Hawkeye
Maybe your kids can see what a hero looks like from their video games.

Clint Barton, former Avenger and Logan's only friend. Having participated in the great war, he's now blind. Working as a smuggler, he liked to reminisce about the glory days.

  • Abled in the Adaptation: His partial deafness is conveniently left out so his hearing can make up for his lack of sight.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Clint dies in the original "Old Man Logan" arc, but years later, the story received a prequel that starred Clint called Old Man Hawkeye.
  • Broken Pedestal: While he loved Ashley he wasn't oblivious to the fact she wasn't that altruistic and in Old Man Hawkeye was disappointed to learn that she was a bully with her own protection racket. So he was surprised to learn from Tonya that she and her friends had gone to fight the Kingpin as superheroes, but told Logan that he was incredibly proud of her even though he knew being a superhero in the Wastelands was essentially a death sentence. Then he learned she simply planned to take over the Kingpin's empire instead of free everyone and has no love for her father, which broke Clint who bitterly acknowledged the fact that he was the first thing she saw when she was born.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old and blind, but still an amazing archer with excellent hearing to compensate for his blindness.
  • Cool Shades: Well, he's blind, but yeah. The design also works for his hippy look.
  • Disappeared Dad: To his daughter, Ashley. He comes into her life every few years and isn't overly involved in her life. Even before she becomes Spider-Girl, she already hated him.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's blind, but his hearing still lets him pinpoint enemy locations. It's not on par with Daredevil or anything, but it's sharp.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Why he agreed to deliver the super soldier serum — he wants a dose, so he can lead the charge against the Red Skull.
  • Killed Off for Real: By the Red Skull's men.
  • May–December Romance: He was once married to Tonya Parker, the daughter of Spider-Man who was presumably killed during the villain uprising. Assuming that's true and that her father was roughly the same age as his canon self, she must have been born before or perhaps during the uprising, while Hawkeye was at least in his mid to late thirties at the time. Since Ashley was a teenager in Old Man Hawkeye that would mean she was born when Tonya was in her late twenties to early thirties while Clint was around seventy years old.
  • Not Worth Killing: How he survived the Villain Uprising. The villains that massacred the Avengers saw him as a useless human with no real special abilities and spare him with a little encouragement from the Thunderbolts.
  • Old Superhero: Timeline wise he must be over eighty years old by the time of the comic, but he's still able to fight like a young person even while blind.
  • Only Friend: He's Logan's only friend in the original storyline, and one of the only survivors of the great war. He assumes it's because the villains thought he wasn't worth killing.
  • Revenge: His main motivation for taking down the Red Skull is to avenge the fallen heroes, especially Black Widow.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: The Thunderbolts betrayal of the Avengers led to their murder. So Hawkeye intends to reward his former team...with an arrow to the head.

    Emma Frost
No one has seen me for what I really am for many, many years. A lady has her pride.

The White Queen, Emma somehow survived the villain uprising. She married Doctor Doom and runs a town.

  • I Did What I Had to Do: She wasn't a part of the villain uprising and only survived it by marrying Doctor Doom. Hawkeye is disgusted with her but Logan doesn't hold it against her as he's done much worse.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: And she's very insecure about it! She's constantly projecting her youthful appearance into the minds of all who see her. She's actually pretty old.
  • Old Friend: How she and Logan come off — they didn't keep in touch, but they are glad to see each other.
  • Telepathy: Albeit weakened. It doesn't seem to be because of age or anything; Emma implies she just got sloppy.

    Danielle Cage

The daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, all grown up. She's named after Iron Fist.

    Scarlet Samurai
I'm free. What happens next, I don't know...but it will be my choice.

Introduced as a high-ranking assassin in the Hand, it's revealed that she's actually a resurrected Mariko Yashida (from the main Marvel universe). She eventually turns on the Hand, and works with Logan to take down Gorgon and his faction of the group.

  • Badass Normal: No powers to speak of, but Mariko was already skilled in use of a katana, and it shows.
  • Back from the Dead: Mariko returns after over two decades of being dead.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: by Gorgon when she was in the Hand. Her brainwashing is removed by Shingen Harada.
  • Came Back Wrong: When the Hand resurrects her, she comes back brainwashed.
  • Cool Sword: An energy katana that can slide through adamantium!
  • Defector from Decadence: After she sees Logan, already shows inklings of her personality before her brainwashing, and with the help of one of Shingen Harada's drug, she eventually defects completely.
  • First Love: Logan says his time with her is, other than with Maureen, the only time everything in is life seemed right.

Mister Logan? For luck.

A super intelligent Artificial Intelligence hellbent on world domination...or he was. The former super-villain now lives a humble life as a car mechanic, working with Tonya Parker.

  • Back for the Dead: Returns in Avengers of the Wastelands, as the first of the former villains to be killed by Doctor Doom.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's one of the few super-villains alive who has turned away from the life of villainy.
  • Interspecies Romance: It's implied that he is married to Hawkeye's very human ex-wife.
  • Nice Guy: Overall, he's very pleasant and does his best to mediate disputes between Hawkeye and Tonya. He also gives Logan an old X-Men memento, though this unwittingly triggers Logan's trauma, which wasn't his intention.
  • Parental Substitute: He tried to be this to Ashley with Clint away so much.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Ultron probably wouldn't wear casual clothes back in the day.

    Bruce Banner Jr.

The infant son of Bruce Banner.

  • Badass Adorable: Even as a baby, he has the incredible strength you'd expect from the Hulk
  • Badass and Child Duo: The child in this dynamic with Logan and later with Danielle following Logan's death though being a Hulk, he's plenty badass in his own right.
  • Legacy Character: Becomes the new Hulk in Avengers of the Wastelands.
  • Happily Adopted: After killing the rest of the Hulk gang besides Bruce Jr and possibly his brother/uncle Billy-Bob, Logan decides to take him and raise him as his own son. As he grows older, he regards Logan as his real father.
  • Redeeming Replacement: He's not the monster his father turned into.

    Dwight Barrett
Eighty cents or the road ends here, man. I got a million little friends to back me up.

Nephew of Turk Barrett, petty crook and resident Butt-Monkey of Daredevil's rogues gallery. Dwight has managed to repair one of Hank Pym's old helmets, granting him the ability command ants.

  • Creepy Child: Dwight, the boy with the Ant-Man helmet who threatens death by ants for those who don't pay his bridge toll. Logan thinks it's a joke, but the bones at the bottom of the chasm prove otherwise.
  • Enfant Terrible: Dwight, who uses the Ant-Man helmet to extort a fare for crossing a bridge. Anyone who doesn't pay gets devoured by ants.
  • Legacy Character: Becomes the new Ant-Man in Avengers of the Wastelands.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's introduced in Old Man Logan using his helmet to run an extortion toll. He later puts his powers to better use as the new Ant-Man.
  • My Greatest Failure: Dwight is haunted by his inability to stop Doom from destroying the small community he and the other survivors from Forge's compound had set up.


    Bruce Banner

The former Avenger turned evil landlord. He apparently snapped when the villains rose and became a sadistic warlord, siring an entire family by raping his cousin, She-Hulk.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Most versions of the Hulk have healing factors that rival or surpass Wolverine and have survived worse then what ultimately kills this Banner. Maestro even points this out himself when he shows up in the Old Man Logan ongoing, in Issue 29.
    Maestro: The Banner from the Wastelands was garbage. He had no imagination. No drive. He wasn't half the Hulk that I am!
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His Hulk form is now the size of a building.
  • Because It Amused Me: Why he sent his family to kill Logan's — he was bored and wanted someone to fight, and he had fond memories of his fights with Wolverine.
  • Cannibal Clan:Is the leader of one of these and even eats Wolverine at one point.
  • Evil Old Folks: Banner is now much older, and has become a Fallen Hero and a corrupt warlord.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was once a hero like his Earth-616 counterpart, but now he is on the villain’s side. While fighting Logan, Banner explains that the extra radiation (implied to be from nukes going off on the night the heroes fell) messed with his brain, causing him to snap, marry his cousin She-Hulk, and produce a clan of hillbilly Hulks.
  • Fallen Hero: Big time.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: Has slipped into and become this by the time of the story and has passed this on to his children.
  • One-Winged Angel: This Banner is already super strong in his human form — his Hulk form just gives him an even bigger boost, but is also monstrous.
  • Radiation-Immune Mutants: The Hulk is normally immune to radiation, but he got a heap more than the usual attacks he receives and all those rads cooked his brain making him a disgusting murderer and rapist.
  • Serial Rapist: He eventually sired children with She-Hulk, but he implies he raped numerous women until then.

    The Hulk Gang

The family of Bruce Banner, all possessing the powers of the Hulk.

  • Arch-Enemy: Nothing kills Hulks like Logan and the surviving Hulks want payback.
  • Cannibal Clan: Are seen snacking upon humans flesh and limbs.
  • Child by Rape: At the very least, the first of them were the offspring of Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walters.
  • Dumb Muscle: They're essentially hillbilly Hulks.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After getting killed by the Maestro and Logan, the handful of survivors left on Earth-616 that haven't been arrested have opted to live a quiet life that doesn't involve hurting people. Nor do they want Hawkeye's charity.
  • Hillbilly Horrors:Embody this trope nicely being Giant Green rednecks living in a rural wasteland who rape and murder as they please.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Though not that hot given the absence of consent. The men regularly visit local brothels and work every woman into unconsciousness to expand their numbers.
  • Pet the Dog: The male members are surprisingly kind to the old woman in charge of one of the brothels they visited.
  • Serial Rapist: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree with the male members of that family, though no incest is involved this time.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They kill both of Logan’s kids, along with their mother.

As far as I'm concerned, I ain't got no daddy...and I sure would never call him anything that polite.

Ashley Barton, the daughter of Clint Barton. She inherited her powers from her grandfather, Peter Parker. Ashley is out to make a name for herself in the Wastelands

  • Bowdlerize: For obvious reasons, whenever she appears in any non-Wastelands material, she's referred to as Spider-Girl or Spider-Woman.
  • Daddy Issues: She hates Clint, and part of it is implied to be because he abandoned her.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Peter Parker. She was even on Doc Ock's team of evil Spider-Men during Spider-Verse.
  • Guest Star: These days, she's been appearing in the Spider-Man universe whenever he goes up against the Inheritors.
  • Heroic Lineage: Averted. She's the daughter of Hawkeye and the granddaughter of Spider-Man, but is a horrible person.
  • It's All About Me: Clint thinks she's trying to overthrow the Kingpin to help people. Nope, she just wants to lead his organisation. It's also shown that, when she was a teenager, she interfered when a fat kid was being beaten up by another... and then she beat them both up, because the fat kid was paying her protection yet still had money.
  • Legacy Character: She uses Peter's costume design, although not as a hero. By Spider-Verse, she's started going by Spider-Woman, which would make her the fifth Spider-Woman. It's not clear whether she merely changed her name or if this is a retcon, as she was originally said to have used the Spider-Girl name.
  • Morality Pet: Spider-Kid (Peter "Charlie" Parker) in the Spider-Force tie-in to Spider-Geddon. Ashley attempts to act like a Cool Big Sis towards him, with the implication being that she sees herself in him, and doesn't want him to become as bad as she is.
  • Parental Abandonment: Clint apparently only sees her every few years.
    Ashley: You here to give me one of your once-every-five-years pieces of fatherly wisdom?
  • Self-Made Orphan: Well, she tried. She tried really hard to kill Clint.
  • Superpower Lottery: She's got all of Peter's powers, after all.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's notably the only outright villainous (as opposed to merely anti-heroic) member of the Spider-Army in Spider-Verse.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She isn't seen or even mentioned in Avengers of the Wastelands, so it's unclear if her settlement was among the ones that were razed by Doctor Doom.

    The Red Skull
Even now I'd beat you. Even as an old man I'm still strong...

Johann Schmidt, the former arch-nemesis of Steve Rogers. Red Skull apparently led the villain uprising, and personally killed Captain America (Bucky Barnes) himself. He then, ironically, took up residency in Washington.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: By simply organising the countless supervillains of Earth under his leadership, he took over the United States and wiped out almost everyone who could possibly oppose him. At the eve of his victory, he gloated about how he destroyed every optimistic ideology that Captain America stood for by proving that evil can win after all. In the present, he still wears Cap's bloodstained suit just to rub it in further.
  • Big Bad: While Banner has a more personal grudge with Logan, it's Red Skull who's obviously the bigger threat — he organised the villains and he drives the plot by baiting Clint to his death with the super soldier serum.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Wears Bucky's Captain America suit and wields the Captain America shield, seemingly to mock everything they stood for. He's also loaded with various superhero equipment, including a fully functional Iron Man suit.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He led the supervillain cabal that overthrew the US government and spearheaded the whole operation to neutralise the various superhero groups. He apparently convinced the likes of Magneto and Doctor Doom (who, as members of minority groups persecuted by Nazisnote , probably wouldn't ally with Red Skull under any other circumstances) by sharing out the spoils and allowing them to rule their own quadrants of the country.
  • Evil Old Folks: He’s much older now, but he’s still the Red Skull.
  • Off with His Head!: He's beheaded by Logan using Cap's shield.
  • President Evil: He rules his section of the United States as "President" from the White House, just so he can spit on Captain America's grave every moment of the day.
  • Super-Soldier: This Red Skull is seemingly a super soldier, which is weird, considering that, at the time the original Old Man Logan was released (and when Bucky was Captain America), he was residing in the body of a middle-aged Russian man and not the cloned Steve Rogers body that he used to have.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Again, this IS the Red Skull here.

    The Black Butcher

A no-name criminal before the uprising, he took the opportunity to carve out a name for himself as the owner of a market.

  • C-List Fodder: His purpose is to get mutilated and killed, showing that this Logan is extra fierce
  • Dirty Coward: It's made clear that he's not very brave — he only got where he is because of timing.
  • Evil Is Petty: Steals Scotty's hat because... he's a dick.
  • Starter Villain: The main universe's version is the first "villain" Logan fights in the main Marvel Universe.


An old foe of Spider-Man, Mysterio is the main reason Wolverine is pushed into his unhappy predicament at the start of the story.

  • Adaptational Badass: Uses upgraded gas that can fool even Logan's heightened senses. His single-handed extermination of the X-men is also easily the character's most infamous feat.
  • Karmic Death: Is later on stated to have been killed by Red Skull so he couldn't pull the same trick on the other villains.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: You'd expect Magneto, Apocalypse or even just Mister Sinister to be the ones that exterminated the X-men. Nope. Just ol' fishbowl-for-a-head gets that honor.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Appears for all of three panels, but it's his actions that traumatize Logan and convince him to become a pacifist.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he gets rid of the X-Men, Red Skull disposes of him so he won't betray the other villains later on.


After being left without a host, the Venom symbiote ambushed a duplicate of James Madrox in order to seek revenge on Hawkeye. Five years later, it resurfaced to stalk the elderly Logan and Hawkeye, bonding itself with a Savage Land T. rex and attacking the duo.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Black Bolt killed it with one word: "Stop".
  • Murder Water: The prequel Old Man Hawkeye has the symbiote acquire a new host (one of Multiple Man's renegade duplicates) by disguising itself as a misty oasis.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The symbiote bonded with a T. rex.
  • Me's a Crowd: It took over multiple versions of Multiple Man in order to create an army to go after Hawkeye.
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • It was seemingly killed by Black Bolt, but then showed up alive and well in Old Man Quill #4.
    • An alternate version of it is revealed to have survived its encounter with Black Bolt in Edge of Venomverse #4, eating Spider-Bitch and Logan before the latter takes the symbiote from it and claws his way out from the inside.
  • Terrifying Tyrannosaur: A tyrannosaur that bonded with the Venom Symbiote.


There is more to battle than blindly running out and smashing your enemy.

A Hulk from an alternate future which he rules. He has the strength of the Hulk and the intelligence of Bruce Banner.

  • Genius Bruiser: Strong, even by Hulk standards, and extremely intelligent to boot.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He says he wants to help the Hulks find a place where they will be accepted and can live in peace... he really means that he's going to nuke the Earth to create that place, and that was his plan all along.
  • Not Quite Dead: It's revealed in Dead Man Logan #6 that Logan decapitating the Maestro didn't kill him, it just put him in a regenerative coma. Even though it's a horrible idea, Forge is keeping the Maestro alive and comatose so that he can study him and hopefully develop ideas for new anti-Hulk technology(A reference to the Future Imperfect storyline where Maestro debuted, where Maestro had anti-Hulk weapons made by Forge.)
  • Off with His Head!: Logan decapitates him in the final issue of the Old Man Logan series. Doesn't kill him.
  • Sex Slave: His final days were spent taking over a podunk town, murdering half its inhabitants and turning some of its women into his sex slaves. He earns every bit of what Logan does to him

Introduced in Old Man Hawkeye

    The Madrox Gang

A gang of Jamie Madrox's duplicates who have all been driven somewhat crazy by the death of their progenitor.

  • Adaptational Villainy: The original Jamie was heroic and his dupes were usually the same, as they are meant to embody a single of his personality traits to the extreme. Here, they're all evil.
  • Fallen Hero: Used to be X-Factor's most prominent leader. Now a gang of criminals.

    Marshall Lester

Formally known as Bullseye, he is now one of the Red Skull's Marshalls who is hunting Hawkeye

  • Ax-Crazy: Has been searching for a more challenging kill like Clint Barton for nearly half a century and when he finds out that Clint is going blind he gets pissed.
  • Cyborg: In the last forty years he's upgraded himself with Deathlok technology.
  • Evil Old Folks: Once more with feeling, he's at least in his 70s and he's FREAKING BULLSEYE!
  • I Gave My Word: He kills Jebediah Hammer's two sons and fatally wounds Hammer himself, but promises to spare Hammer's wife if Hammer can give him a clue to Hawkeye's whereabouts. Surprising for Bullseye, he actually follows through with letting the wife go after Hammer manages to write "Hammer Falls" in his own blood.
  • Psycho for Hire: Hasn't changed in over forty years. What's worse is that being a Psycho for Hire is now legal under the New World Order as he is a Marshall.
  • Worthy Opponent: He's been looking for one to kill for forty-three years since he was cheated out of killing Daredevil during the villain take over. And unlike most villains of this world, he sees this in Barton and is overjoyed until he finds out that Hawkeye has glaucoma and is already 50% blind. He loses his shit over this, but gets over it when Clint puts up a good fight anyway (Kate Bishop's presence was also a nice bonus).


Size changing Ex-Thunderbolt turned circus-entertainer.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Retains his ability to grow to immense size.
  • Dirty Coward: When Clint confronts him, Atlas explains that he sided with Red Skull to save his own skin.
  • The Freak Show: He works as a circus freak, being billed as the World's largest man.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Just before he and Clint throw down, Atlas proposes a final toast to the good times. He knows that Clint wants to kill him but shows no hostility.


  • Formerly Fit: He’s now an out-of-shape older man who struggles to fit into his Beetle costume.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Took part in the uprising because he wanted Songbird safe.
  • Powered Armour: Dons his old Beetle suit one last time for his fatal battle against Hawkeye.
  • We Used to Be Friends: When Clint catches up to him, Abe wants to reminisce about fighting the Kree or Skrulls as a team. And he still trusts Clint to help him with his armor despite knowing that one of them will be dead in a few moments.

    The Winter Soldier

After he was supposedly killed by the Red Skull as Captain America, Bucky Barnes was reprogrammed to become the Red Skull's personal assassin.

  • And I Must Scream: He was aware of everything he did once he was reprogrammed. In the end, he thanks Bullseye for killing him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: His new programming makes his original Winter Soldier programming look tame.
  • The Dragon: To the Red Skull.
  • Fallen Hero: Was the Captain America who lead the charge against the uprising. Now he's the villain's Dragon.
  • Killed Off for Real: Impaled through the head by Bullseye.

    Mayor Kate Bishop

The other former Hawkeye. After the uprising, Kate became mayor of a town that managed to avoid getting caught up in the villains' politics... until Clint showed up on her doorstep.

  • Action Girl: As always. Even in her old age, she’s a dangerous fighter.
  • Foil: She largely serves as one to Clint. While Clint still wants to be heroic (unlike Logan), a lot of his nobler qualities were beaten out of him. In contrast, the only thing that's changed about Kate is her age.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Still as badass as ever.
  • Not Worth Killing: She was so insignificant a player to the villains that they didn't even know she was around let alone bother hunting her.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: She's had it with Clint's vengeance quest and what it costed her, so she parts way at the end of the series.
  • The Good King: She's the kind leader (virtually the ruler) of a hidden benevolent settlement.


Former Thunderbolt, turned nun, and the most regretful in having any part in the Villain Uprising.

  • The Atoner: More than any of the other Thunderbolts, she feels terrible for betraying Clint and the Avengers and has taken a vow of silence in the years since, a quite meaningful action since her voice is where her powers come from. She doesn't even try and defend herself when she knows Clint has come to kill her and only uses her powers to defend him from Bullseye.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Clint’s.
  • Elective Mute: Hid herself with a group of nuns called the Silent Sisterhood. And given her powers, when she decides to speak again it's destructive.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Bullseye.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: She still has her powerful destructive voice.
  • Redemption Equals Death: The most guilt-ridden of the Thunderbolts, she protects Hawkeye from being killed by Bullseye. Bullseye rewards her with a sai through the back.


Another former Thunderbolt, who Clint eventually tracks to a village in Canada.

  • Age Without Youth: A combination of old age and her moonstone’s energy gradually destroying her body has caused her to resemble a decrepit zombie instead of a normal older woman.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She was left out when the villains divided up the territories and still wants to be on top.
  • Body Horror: See I Was Quite the Looker below. Because of both old age and her moonstone’s energy, she now looks like an emaciated husk.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: The energy emmited by the moonstone that gives her powers, combined with the passage of time, have not done her any favours.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She’s now an old woman whose body is decaying as a result of the energy from her moonstone, but she still nearly kills the Hawkeyes with her powers.


  • Dark Lord on Life Support: His old age caused him to suffer from strokes. By the time Clint finds him, he’s wheelchair-bound and breathing through a tube.
  • Evil Cripple: Revealed to have suffered a series of strokes that left him confined to a wheelchair and needing an oxygen tube to stay alive, but he’s still as evil as ever.
  • Evil Is Petty: Arranged to have the Thunderbolts betray Hawkeye because he took the team from Zemo way back in the day. Magneto is thoroughly appalled at Zemo's grudge.
  • Karmic Death: Despite being an elderly, crippled man who requires an oxygen tube, this is still the man who led the Thunderbolts in killing Clint’s friends, only sparing him because he “wasn’t worth killing”. Sure enough, Clint rewards him for this by filling him with arrows.

—>No need to be so formal, Clint. Just call me Matt.

Matthew Murdock, once the hero Daredevil. After surviving the Villain Uprising, Matt has become the leader of a monastery in the Himalayas.

  • Cool Old Guy: Age has dulled neither his senses nor his wit.
  • Handicapped Badass: As usual per Daredevil, he's blind. Once Hawkeye goes blind, Matt is naturally the person he turns to help him become this trope as well.
  • Legacy Character: He's left the Daredevil identity behind and taken up the name of his old mentor.
  • Nice Guy: Despite everything, Matt is still an idealist who believes the world can be fixed. He encourages Clint to leave the path of anger and vengeance behind and focus on rebuilding his life, though Clint doesn't entirely take this to heart.
  • Old Master: Matt has become this, training others in martial arts and spirituality.
  • Retcon: A flashback in the Old Man Logan series established that Daredevil was decapitated by the Enchantress during the Uprising. Old Man Hawkeye changes this to him going missing after a fight with Bullseye and later revealed to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: To the extreme as Elektra and him are maintaining a relationship while also being obligated to kill each other if they ever meet in person.

Introduced in Old Man Quill

    Old Man Quill

Peter Quill, formerly Star-Lord, has now taken his father's place as the King of Spartax.

  • Arch-Enemy: It was the Universal Church of Truth that destroyed Spartax and killed his family. But the "god" behind the Church, isn't the Magus in this timeline. It's Galactus.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten children around him, he'll get a flashback to his dead daughter and then he'll gun down the villain who tried.
  • Broken Ace: He is still a talented marksman and fighter but has been depressed since the loss of his family.
  • Cool Old Guy: Despite his older age and his depression over the deaths of his family and friends, he’s still an expert fighter and marksman.
  • Darker and Edgier: He's not nearly as prone to jokes, due to the tragedies he’s suffered in life. He also kills in cold blood much to Rocket's delight.
  • Dead All Along: Not him, the rest of the Guardians. He's just gone so mad and delusional, he's been hallucinating them as fighting alongside him.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Alcohol has become a big issue for him and everyone gets a bit worried when he's invited to a bar for a celebration after the Guardians defeat the Wrecking Crew.
  • He's Back!: After killing Galactus with the Time Stone, he leaves Earth in a much healthier frame of mind and forms a new Guardians team to mop up the Universal Church of Truth.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: The other Guardians rouse him from his stupor and he fights the good fight, but any idealism is gone.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Peter Quill is this. The villains of Earth were starting to get worried when they heard that Wolverine was back and took down several barons by himself. The reports of a new saviour from out of nowhere alarmed a lot of villains and once Dr. Doom finds out the hero is from space, it so frightens him that he goes on the warpath.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: He's lost his Elemental Guns in fights against cannibal Madroxes and Gladiator's guardsmen thugs. But he's gained himself a Hulkbuster powersuit!


Introduced in Avengers of the Wastelands


The new Captain America.

  • Heel Realization: Grant was a desperate man who underwent a procedure to create new Super Soldiers for Doom's army because he had no money. After beating up protesters and seeing his comrade about to strike a mother and child, be betrayed Doom and decided to become a hero.
  • Legacy Character: Becomes the new Captain America in Avengers of the Wastelands.

Alternative Title(s): Old Man Logan, Old Man Hawkeye, Old Man Quill, Avengers Of The Wastelands, Old Man Logan 2015, Old Man Logan 2016