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Humans are often fearful and resentful of mutants but have the potential to move beyond that prejudice, which is the root cause of Professor Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr's disagreement.
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    Senator Robert Kelly 

Senator Robert Kelly (R-KS)
"Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"

Played By: Bruce Davison

Voiced By: Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United note 

An anti-mutant politician that supports a Mutant Registration Act and wishes to ban mutant children from schools.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: He goes through absolute hell and renounces his anti-mutant beliefs before dying.
  • Butt-Monkey: After his initial appearance, things go downhill for him. Kidnapping, being transformed into what he hates, dropped into the ocean and finally a painful death.
  • Death by Adaptation: Started off as type 1, as the comics Kelly was still alive in the comics and involved in a subplot that involved him running for Presidency when the movie came out, it retroactively became type 2 when, months later, that subplot culminated in the "Dream's End" arc with the Kelly of the comics being killed by anti-mutant supremacists for recently abandoning his anti-mutant views.
  • Color Me Black: An anti-mutant demagogue who gets turned into a mutant.
  • The Extremist Was Right: He might be a complete Jerkass and fear-monger, but at the same time, given what Magneto gets up to during the course of the films and that we later learn his aide was killed and impersonated by Mystique for "quite some time"... he has a point.
    • He singles out Kitty Pride during his Mutant Registration Act speech, remarking how her phasing ability could allow her to just waltz right into the White House. This turns out to be oddly prophetic, as X2 begins with exactly that, only it's Nightcrawler instead of Kitty Pride, and he comes this close to assassinating the president.
  • Fantastic Racism: Generally makes McCarthy-like statements about mutants and voices the desire to imprison all of them.
  • Karmic Transformation: He hates mutants, but is transformed by Magneto into one. The transformation ultimately kills him.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's concerned about mutants that can enter the mind of others or walk through walls. As it turns out, Mystique has been impersonating his aide for a good long while.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Just as he renounces his bigoted ways, the effects of Magneto's device overwhelm his body and kill him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His desire to introduce a Mutant Registration Act is born out of fear for others, and such fear isn't entirely unfounded.
  • You Are What You Hate: Enforced. Magneto's crew mutates him, the US government's biggest backer of mutant suppression. Although we don't really get too good a gauge of how he feels about it, since he dies as a result not too long after.

    Secretary Trask 

Secretary Trask

Played By: Bill Duke

Voiced By: Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

One of the government officials who was part of the president's cabinet in X-Men: The Last Stand.

Worthington Labs

    Warren Worthington II 

Warren Worthington II

Played By: Michael Murphy

Voiced By: Cesar Arias (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

The head of Worthington Labs, the corporation developing the "cure", who expects to rid his son of his mutant abilities.

  • Alliterative Name: Warren Worthington II, which means this name runs in the family. For Added Alliterative Appeal, he's played by Michael Murphy.
  • Anti-Villain: It's not like he's forcing mutants to take the cure.
  • Condescending Compassion: His quest to help his son is a classic example, only fueling the son's self-hatred. As he caught his young Angel trying to cut off his own wings, he reacted with revulsion to the fact that his son was a Mutant. He then dedicated his life to trying to "cure" his son from being a mutant.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Given his son is a mutant.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He just wants to help people who society views badly.

    Dr. Kavita Rao 

Dr. Kavita Rao

Played By: Shohreh Aghdashloo

Voiced By: Rommy Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

A scientist working at Worthington Labs on the mutant cure, which was created with the DNA of Leech.


Trask Industries

    Sentinels Mark X 

Sentinels Mark X

Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Past

The standard Mark X Sentinels model which hunt mutants in the Bad Future. They possess Mystique's ability to shapeshift combined with the powers of other mutants, making them more than a match for all but the most powerful mutants.

  • Adaptational Badass: Not even the most improved models of Sentinels from the comics were as powerful and efficient in their tasks as their homologues from the film are. Originally, they were robots from the Humongous Mecha variety which were vaguely easy to destroy and relied on sheer numbers to pose a danger. The model of the films, however, is infinitely more advanced and seems capable of defeating almost any mutant in a one-on-one fight.
  • Adaptive Ability: They have the ability to adapt their structure, powers and strategy to counter the mutants, allowing them to win in almost any scenario. They got the ability from 50 years of research on Mystique's DNA. The only way to end their threat is by using time travel to ensure they never happened. It's also subtly hinted in the first battle that they have captured Rogue and harnessed her ability at some point. The one who fights Colossus grabs his arm and takes on his metal form. Which would also explain why they're so effective; every mutant they kill is another power they get, likely permanently.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In Wolverine's own words, the Sentinels were created to kill mutants, but then moved on to anyone with the potential to breed more mutants, then anyone who tried to aid the mutants (insert WWII analogy here). The "very worst of humanity" are all that remain, ruling over the Sentinels.
  • Antagonist Abilities: And how!
  • Bigger Is Better: Inverted. While they still tower over regular humans, they are substantially smaller than their old models from the 70's.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: While their Eye Beams are quite powerful, they are slow to charge, and when caught up close they tend to resort to forming their arms into pikes and running targets through.
  • Chrome Champion: Villainous example. Their skin has a dark metallic finish, though it is presumably not metal, or else Magneto could have affected them.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Courtesy of Mystique's powers and research into other captured mutants, they have the combined abilities of numerous mutants, including a variety of Elemental Powers, Voluntary Shapeshifting and Flying Brick.
  • Composite Character: The future Sentinels are the fusion of the regular Sentinels with the Nimrod Sentinel's Adaptive Ability. Their appearance also reminds strongly of the Destroyer, particularly its portrayal from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor. Their completely nonhuman appearance and overall threat level brings to mind the Fury, a completely unrelated robot designed to kill supers that managed to eradicate nearly all life in its home dimension and required similar levels of desperation to defeat.
  • Darker and Edgier: More-so than their typical adaptational portrayals, especially the in-story 1970's versions.
  • Flight: They can levitate out of their carriers, although they seemingly prefer to fight entirely on the ground. The Rogue Cut implies they are not as fast or maneuverable as a straight plane.
  • Gone Horribly Right: They were programmed to hunt and destroy mutants amongst the non-mutant populace and they proved extremely effective in this task. However, they soon began targeting people who could potentially have mutant children and then those who might have mutant grandchildren. Eventually they began wiping out the entire human race to fulfill their purpose.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Their original programming was to go after any Mutant and mutants only. Then they started going after any human that could give birth to a mutant (themselves being human but having the mutant gene to pass on), and humans that opposed them.
  • Hero Killer: With their combination of mass numbers and overwhelming individual battle value, they are downright unstoppable; even a combined team of half-a-dozen really powerful mutants can't defeat them. They kill most of the characters in the Bad Future, some of them more than once, and the only way to escape from them is to run before they even find you.
  • Invincible Villain: It's saying something that the only way to kill these things is to go back in time and change the past to ensure they never existed in the first place.
  • The Juggernaut: Barely anything the X-Men throw at them slows them down for very long. And even if it does, they'll just adapt to it.
  • Kung Fu-Proof Mook: Again, they're made of non-metallic composites to keep Magneto from affecting them.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Seems to be their general philosophy when taking out targets, and as such they commit a string of ruthlessly brutal and outright cruel executions during the film. It is apparently meant to ensure their targets are taken out for good, considering how much punishment some mutants can take, but it doesn't make what they do any less horrific given the weird creativity they often show. Storm gets dropped off a cliff after impaled, Colossus is pulled in two by a tug-of-war style team up, and Warpath gets his head burned off after a Sentinel gleefully suspends him upside down in front of its laser emitter.
  • Ret-Gone: Due to Mystique's sparing Trask, these Sentinels are erased from existence.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: At least part of their bodies is formed by Nano Machine plates, as their shape is highly moldable. Their arms can become blades to impale their targets, Wolverine Claws are also shown in one instance, and the first ones shown are able to turn into drills to penetrate a bunker.
  • Silent Antagonist: Unlike the talkative and bombastic Sentinels from the comics, these do not speak or make any sort of noise, which is bad for any mutant trying to hide as they can creep up on you and you wouldn't know it until it be far too late. Somewhat averted in the Rogue Cut, as Sentinels in the X-Mansion can be heard emitting distorted roars, but still not explicitly talking.
  • Superpowered Mooks: They are basically faceless enemies, but with their Adaptive Ability they are almost invincible.


     The Silver Samurai 

The Silver Samurai

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

The Silver Samurai was a mythic figure of Ichiro's Family (and a standard samurai), protector of the Yashida Clan. The armor of the warrior is on display in Ichiro's house. At the end of The Wolverine, Ichirō Yashida dons a robotic suit based on the Silver Samurai.

    Ichirō Yashida 

Ichirō Yashida / Silver Samurai
"There was a time when our enemies knew honour..."

Played By: Haruhiko Yamanouchi (old), Ken Yamamura (younger)

Voiced By: Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish, old), Carlos Hernández (Latin-American Spanish, young)

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

"My legacy must be preserved. Your mistake was to believe that a life without end can have no meaning - it is the only life that can."

A World War II veteran who was rescued by Logan during the bombing of Nagasaki and the head of the Yashida corporation, a technology zaibatsu. Now on his deathbed, he wishes to reunite with Logan to thank him for saving his life.

  • All There in the Script: In The Wolverine, he is never referred to by his full name, Ichirō Yashida. He's simply called "Yashida" or "Grandfather" for most of the film.
  • Big Bad: Of The Wolverine.
  • Broken Pedestal: "It is me, your grandfather!" "I buried my grandfather." Ichiro and Mariko, respectively, later on the movie. Right before she stabs him in the throat. Also, Yukio's look right before the latter did it suggests that she felt disappointed realizing what kind of a person the man who saved her life is.
  • Canon Foreigner: He does not appear in the original miniseries this movie is based on, nor in any other Marvel comics. In the comics Shingen was the head of the Yashida clan, and served a similar Big Bad role as Ichiro does here. However, since the movie establishes that Logan and Yashida knew each other from WWII, this would make him too old to be the father of twentysomething Mariko, so instead he's the father of Shingen and grandfather of Mariko.
  • The Chessmaster: He was behind most of the movie's events, directly or indirectly.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In the end of his life.
  • Disney Villain Death: Somewhat. Logan throws him off the building and he crashes below, but he was probably already dead even before hitting the ground.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: When he starts to age back through sucking Wolverine's powers, he laughs like a lunatic.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He still seems to care for Mariko to some degree, given he purposefully diverges his sword slash not to hit her when she gets in the way.
  • Evil Old Folks: His old age and impending death is what makes him so desperate to gain Wolverine's power.
  • Expy: He is similar to Shingen Harada, the second Silver Samurai. The most obvious being the suit of Powered Armor.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was apparently a genuinely nice and caring man once, but when his cancer started destroying him, he became obsessed with immortality and turned evil.
  • Faking the Dead: He is carried away in the middle of the night after passing away shortly after Logan arrives in Japan. Then the very end of the film shows that he's still alive, though just barely, and attempts to steal Logan's Healing Factor to prolong his own life.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He continues to discuss philosophy and talk like a kindly grandfather even as he is literally sucking the life out of Wolverine. He also seems to genuinely want Logan to find peace in death.
  • Genius Bruiser: Served in the military in World War II (bruiser), and later founded a highly successful technology conglomerate (genius).
  • Hero Killer: Slays Harada (ironically enough, the man who was Silver Samurai in the comics).
  • Hesitant Sacrifice: He wants to avoid his impending death due to cancer so badly that he engages in a twisted scheme to steal Wolverine's Healing Factor for himself. He hypocritically tries to convince Wolverine to give him his Healing Factor by claiming that an eternal life is meaningless when he really thinks an eternal life is the only life that can have meaning.
  • Immortality Seeker: He became obsessed with becoming The Ageless after meeting Logan back during World War II.
  • Implacable Man: In his Silver Samurai armor.
  • Last Request: His is to see Wolverine one last time. Turns out there are far more nefarious motives for it
  • Legacy Character: The Silver Samurai was a mythic figure of his Family (and a standard samurai), protector of the Yashida Clan, Ichiro built his armor to resemble the original Silver Samurai, so to metaphorically become the protector of the Yashida Clan himself.
  • Mortality Phobia: Even when he was a young soldier he feared death, as he was hesitant to, and quickly backed out, on committing seppuku, alongside his fellow soldiers. As he got older, his fear of death increased. By the time he gets cancer, he’s absolutely desperate for Wolverine’s regenerative powers.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Silver Samurai armour keeps him alive, but he allows others to think he's dead.
  • Parental Substitute: For Mariko, as Shingen, her actual parent, is not a nice man.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His son Shingen is killed shortly before he is.
  • The Patriarch: A benign example, and his death triggers the problems. He turns out to be a Evil Patriarch
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His death at the beginning of the movie is what triggers the plot. Except, it turns out, not really.
  • Rasputinian Death: His head is impaled by an adamantium blade, his throat is impaled by another one, his armor (which kept him alive) is shred to pieces, his chest is sliced by Wolverine's claws and he falls down a cliff.
  • That Man Is Dead: Mariko acknowledges that the man wearing the Silver Samurai suit is a monster and that she had buried her grandfather not too long ago.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From a meek dying old man to a foe who can almost kill Wolverine himself.
  • Uncle Pennybags: He was apparently a very benign and kind CEO, always helping the poor.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Wolverine. He did want to acquire Wolverine's Healing Factor to achieve eternal youth, but he claims that it's for Logan's own good since that what he (Logan) really wanted. As if he cared about Wolverine's desire...
  • Unrobotic Reveal: Wolverine rips off Silver Samurai's head to reveal Yashida inside.
  • Walking Spoiler: Many of his tropes are for a plot reveal.

    Shingen Yashida 

Shingen Yashida

Played By: Hiroyuki Sanada

Voiced By: Paco Mauri (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

"It was my father's obsession with mutation, with God's mistakes like you and her, that ruined this house."

Yashida's son and Mariko's father as well as corporate rival.

  • Ax-Crazy: After Viper attempts to kill him, he completely loses his mind and goes on a rampage.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His sword cuts into a glass wall and later through a computer monitor.
  • Abusive Parent: He is seen slapping his daughter early on, and later tries to kill her.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His comics counterpart is Bald of Evil.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: To his far more benign father Ichiro. Which is promptly subverted later on, as desperation to avoid death made his father less than benign.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Mariko.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: By far the best swordsman out of the entire Yashida Clan, with the possible exception of his father.
  • Badass Normal: No mutant powers, no supertech, just a katana. Nonetheless, he holds his own against the Wolverine himself. Oh, and he was weakened by Viper's poison at the time, poison that it appears was intended to kill him.
  • Bad Boss: Treats Yukio like crap, despite her faithful service to the Family.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He really thinks he's the mastermind here. He couldn't be more wrong.
  • Composite Character: He is a combination of the comics Shingen Yashida and the personality of Kenuichio Harada.
  • Corporate Samurai: Literally speaking. As the trope's meaning, however, he subverts this.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A rich businessman with ties to the Yakuza.
  • Defiant to the End: He refuses to take Wolverine's mercy and stabs him through the chest as one last act of defiance.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is responsible for the yakuza thugs and Logan fights him to end this plot thread and become 'the wolverine'' again but there's a bigger villain in play.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards mutants. At one point he even calls them "God's mistakes".
  • Genius Bruiser: He makes a brief mention to the fact he graduated in biology, and is as well a very competent businessman.
  • Jerkass: He's stand-offish and rude to just about everyone.
  • Knight Templar: Sees himself as the righteous warrior protecting the family's honor.
  • Laughing Mad: He has a moment of this when the shock hits him that he’s been passed over as his father’s successor.
  • Last Villain Stand: His battle with Logan could be interpreted as this, as he has lost everything by that point, and he just throws himself in a battle he can't win.
  • Made of Iron: Gets stabbed in the jugular with a fountain pen tainted with Viper's venom, which insta-kills pretty much everyone else and falls into a pool. He gets back up and then keep going after getting thrown around by Wolverine.
  • Offing the Offspring: He planned to kill his daughter so he can have the company.
  • Only in It for the Money: His big objective is to gain his father's inheritance.
  • The Unfavorite: Multi-generational one. Shingen claims Ichiro never considered him a worthy son, instead favoring his granddaughter, Shingen's daughter Mariko. Whether he is telling the truth or not, however, is left up to the viewer. Given subsequent revelations about his father, he might also have simply been mistaken; Viper implies that Ichiro chose Mariko as his successor because she'd be easier to manipulate than Shingen.
  • The Unfettered: None of his evil acts really phase him. Not once does he take a step back and think that maybe, just maybe, trying to murder your daughter is a bit evil.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He repeatedly antagonizes Wolverine and refuses to thank him for saving his father during World War II. Without Wolverine, he would not exist.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To his own father, who enlists him to keep the company afloat, then casts him aside in favor of a more seemingly compliant successor. To say he’s displeased when he finds out would be an understatement.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Viper scarred him. He loses all composure and fights Wolverine like some berserker.
  • Villainous Lineage: Just like his father, he's evil.
  • Villain Has a Point: Despite handling it in a completely evil way, he’s not wrong about his father’s obsession with mutants ruining the family and company, with some justified resentment given that Shingen himself was tasked with covering for his father’s actions. Too bad he only expresses it effectively (and at the wrong target) in the midst of his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Villainous Valor: Jerkass or not, throwing yourself towards a immortal adamantium-boned warrior with just a Katana takes some balls.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: When Yashida's obsession with obtaining immortality nearly drove the company to bankruptcy, Shingen assured stockholders and investors to continue supporting them. Though trying to be a good son and hoping to be rewarded, he was still passed over Mariko to run the company.

    Mariko Yashida 

Mariko Yashida
"I am the head of this family now."

Played By: Tao Okamoto

Voiced By: Christine Byrd (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

Yashida's granddaughter. Logan protects Mariko as her life becomes threatened as a result of her grandfather's will.

  • Adaptational Badass: Like you wouldn't beleive. While she is not even close to the the most dangerous fighter in the movie, she is lightyears ahead of comic Mariko, who might been the pinnacle of Shrinking Violet, Damsel in Distress, Extreme Doormat and Too Good for This Sinful Earth.
  • Arranged Marriage: To Noburo Mori for business purposes.
  • Chekhov's Skill: She mentions while looking at photographs that she's a champion with knives. Her knife-throwing expertise does come in handy.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When she is snagged by thugs at her grandfather's funeral, she was well on her way toward escaping from them when Logan reached her and finished them off. Also she saves Logan a few times and helps take down Silver Samurai with her knife-throwing skills.
  • Lady of War: She's proficient in softhanded martial arts and an excellent knife-thrower, helping to kill Silver Samurai, and maintains her dignified demeanor when she fights.
  • Nice Girl: She's a pleasant young woman who prefers small town comforts to her position in Yashida's company.
  • Official Couple: with Wolverine at the end of The Wolverine.
  • Spared By Adaptation: At the time The Wolverine came out. She was killed in the comics and still dead at the time the movie was released, though the Old Man Logan ongoing saw the Scarlet Samurai turn out to be a resurrected Mariko.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Yukio's Tomboy.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She's introduced caring for her grandfather in a family compound that values tradition (Yukio changes into a yukata when she arrives, Wolverine passes by a kendo match, etc). She demonstrates the 'core of iron' when targeted by kidnappers and confronting her evil grandfather.
  • You Are in Command Now: Became the head of Yashida Corp. at the end of The Wolverine.

    Kenuichio Harada 

Kenuichio Harada

Played By: Will Yun Lee

Voiced By: Héctor Gómez Gil (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

A highly skilled archer who's the leader of the current Black Clan sworn to protect the Yashida family and Mariko's former lover.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Sort of. In addition to pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to save Logan, he's far less of a Jerkass than his comic counterpart, who is a foreigner-hating bigot.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Harada was the Silver Samurai and a mutant in the comics. Here, he's just an ordinary man, albeit a very dangerous one.
  • Archer Archetype: He is quite a Cold Sniper, especially when it comes to defending Mariko, as well as his squadron of Black Clan ninjas.
  • The Atoner: He ends up as this near the end of the film.
  • Badass Normal: Harada is mundane leader of a clan of mundane ninja who nonetheless manage to take down Wolverine.
  • Death by Adaptation: Harada wasn't killed in the comics, who falls under Type 1 of this trope.
  • Decomposite Character: In the comics, Harada is the Silver Samurai. In The Wolverine, Silver Samurai is split into two separate characters. Harada (Samurai's civilian ID in the comics) is depicted as a ninja and Mariko's former lover, while the ACTUAL Silver Samurai is Mariko's grandfather, Ichirō, who uses a silver suit of samurai-themed powered armor.
  • Enemy Mine: Harada cites Viper as a "means to an end," and voices his displeasure towards her consistently.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Harada switches allegiance from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Near the film's end, Wolverine sets himself up for one during his battle with Ichirō (who was piloting the Silver Samurai armor), only for Harada to step in and distract Yashida long enough for Logan to get his bearings. The distraction gets Harada impaled onto a massive heated sword.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Downplayed. While he isn't a hitman in the traditional sense, he's a bodyguard for the Yashida family. (By extension, serving as THEIR hitman. He and Viper are in an Enemy Mine arrangement during the film) Harada has a Heel–Face Turn near the end of the film after being spurned by Mariko for Logan. Shame that it ends up getting him killed in a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.
  • In Name Only: The comics Kenuichio Harada is THE Silver Samurai, Shingen's arrogant illegitimate son and a mutant seeking to rule the Yashida clan for himself. He despises the "gaijin" and the Yashidas especially his half-sister Mariko. In the film, most of his personality reflected on Shingen while Harada is relegated to the Yashidas' bodyguard, Mariko's ex-fiance and not even the actual Silver Samurai. His closest reference to the comics is his affiliation with Viper.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Gives his life protecting Logan even after it's been made clear Mariko has chosen Logan over him.
  • Ninja: he is The Leader of Black Clan ninja.
  • Oh, Crap!: Not said, but it's clearly written on his face when he sees Wolverine's regained his healing powers.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: with Viper. While the two supply a healthy dose of intel to each other during the film, they cannot hate each other more. A scene shows them having an argument of ethics and honor, with Viper spraying minor poison on Ken's face and slamming him into the ground as a retort.
  • Undying Loyalty: to Mariko, despite his allegiance with Viper. He pledges to protect her at her grandfather's funeral. He also chooses to help Mariko and Wolverine in the end of film at the cost of his life, despite it's also pretty clear for him that Mariko and Wolverine are already bordering on Official Couple.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Mariko jokes that she was going to marry him, but couldn't because they weren't fifteen. By the time they're adults, however, Mariko has to enter Arranged Marriage with Noburo Mori.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the comics, he is Shingen's son and Mariko's half-brother. Here he is not related to them.

    Noburo Mori 

Minister of Justice Noburo Mori

Played By: Brian Tee

Voiced By: Manuel Campuzano (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: The Wolverine

"I am the Minister of Justice. Do you have any idea what I could do to you?"

A corrupt minister of justice who is about to marry Mariko.

  • Arranged Marriage: To Mariko for business purposes.
  • Dirty Cop: A minister of justice with ties to the Yakuza.
  • Dirty Coward: He runs from conflict, especially in the face of Wolverine.
  • The Hedonist: Likes to indulge in drugs and prostitutes.
  • Hookers and Blow: Or just hookers, but the principle is there.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's in nice shape and gets an underwear scene.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's only marrying Mariko for the power and money that comes with such a connection to Shingen.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: When Wolverine throws him out the window in the comics, he dies. Not so much here, where a swimming pool breaks his fall.
    Yukio: How did you know there was a pool down there?
    Logan: I didn't.

Other Humans

    Mitchell Laurio 

Mitchell Laurio

Played By: Ty Olsson

Voiced By: Ismael Castro (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X2: X-Men United

A security guard at Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto's plastic prison. He's seduced by Mystique as part of a ploy to free Magneto.

  • Asshole Victim: He's a thug who's shown to enjoy beating up an old man without anything made of metal around that would allow him to fight back, so no one minds too much when Mystique sets him up for a death allowing Magneto to escape.
  • Beard of Evil: He may be more on the 'asshole' side rather than the 'genocidal' side, but there's no denying he's an unshaven sadist.
  • The Bully: He uses what little authority he has to screw with his prisoner(s).
  • Fantastic Racism: Against mutants. He tells the bartender to turn off the TV when a mutant sympathizer is speaking.
  • Jerkass: An insecure, sadistic slob.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by the prisoner he hated and abused.
  • Wardens Are Evil: A despicable and sadistic prison guard who torments his prisoner.

    Dr. Moira MacTaggert 

Dr. Moira MacTaggert

Played By: Olivia Williams

Voiced By: Mildred Barrera (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

"Mutant ethics arise when discussing which of two rights is for a greater good. [...] The answer to this question is the core of mutant ethics."

A medical doctor who is a colleague of Professor Xavier.

For tropes applying to Moira in the new timeline, see the Humans (New Timeline) page.

  • Alliterative Name: Moira MacTaggert.
  • Decomposite Character: Moira was changed to an American CIA agent in her late twenties/early thirties during the Cuban Missile Crisis in X-Men: First Class, so Olivia Williams' Scottish doctor (who is in her late thirties in 2006) becomes a separate person in the movie-verse who happens to share the same name.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's a medical doctor, and not an unattractive one at that.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: At the time, as the "Dream's End" arc that saw Senator Kelly shift from type 1 of Death by Adaptation (didn't die in the source material) to type 2 (dies earlier than in the source material) also saw Moira die and it'd by years later in Jonathan Hickman's X-Men that she was retconned into having faked for death (and a mutant with the power of reincarnation), whereas both film versions of Moira never died on-screen.
  • Truer to the Text: Compared to the First Class version, as this version is a scientist from the UK as her comic counterpart is.

     Stan Lee 

Stan Lee

Played By: Himself

Film Appearances: X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand

An iconic writer for Marvel Comics and co-creator of the X-Men. Shows up from time to time.

For tropes applying to him in the new timeline, see the Humans (New Timeline) page.


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