Warren Worthington III / Angel
Played By: Ben Foster & Cayden Boyd
Voiced By: Gabriel Ramos (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand
A mutant with two large angelic wings. His father created the cure for mutations.
- Advertised Extra: He is featured heavily in all the promotional material for X-Men: The Last Stand, as part of the whole "the original X-Men team in the comics finally together in film." He only has a few short scenes: he refuses the cure and flies away; he very briefly shows up at the X-Mansion for the sole purpose of allowing them to state categorically that the school is still open; and finally he saves his father's life during the final battle. He does nothing in between.
- Alliterative Name: Warren Worthington.
- But Your Wings Are Beautiful: The mutants believe this.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the X-Men: Days of Future Past tie-in material, it's revealed that he is killed by Sentinels during a mutant protest.
- Growing Wings: He is shown to have something growing out of his back as a child. Fast forward ten years: he has wings.
- Mr. Fanservice: Spends a good part of X-Men: The Last Stand shirtless.
- Pretty Boy: He's angelic-looking.
- Self-Harm: When his wings first appear, he tries to scrape them off with files and graters.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Which he wanted at first, but once he saw the needle, he got panicky and quickly got out of there.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Wanted to take the cure to please his father. Later gets his respect by saving daddy from falling to death.
- Winged Humanoid: His "only" power. Bonus science points in that his wings are probably large enough to actually lift a human, although there are still the typical issues of musculature and bone structure.
"Jimmy" / Leech
Played By: Cameron Bright
Voiced By: TBA (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand
A young mutant with the unique ability of power negation; he can "turn off" the abilities of other mutants near him. Worthington Labs created an suppressive counteragent to mutant abilities from his bloodnote .
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Comics Leech resembles a pseudo-amphibious humanoid creature (not like that's a bad thing). See here◊ for comparison.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Subverted yet played straight as his profile indeed shows his alternative alias of "Leech", but he's never called that by anyone nor does he refer to himself as such.
- Littlest Cancer Patient: His appearance certainly invokes this, and it seems Leech's powers required him to go through chemotherapy.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Like his comic book counterpart, he's been referred to as simply "Jimmy" with no surname given.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The mutant antibody is distilled from Leech's blood, though they hope to eventually artificially synthesize it. Unlike other examples, Leech is treated rather well and seems fine with the arrangement.
- Power Nullifier: His power nullifies all mutant powers and reverses physical mutations within ten feet of him. His DNA was used to create the mutant "cure".
Remy LeBeau / Gambit
Played By: Taylor Kitsch
Voiced By: Andrés Gutiérrez Coto (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
A Cajun thief who has the ability to convert the potential energy of any object he touches into kinetic energy, forcing it to explode. The size of the object determines the magnitude of the resulting explosion. He was captured and held at Col. Stryker's island laboratory but managed to escape and took to hiding in Louisiana, where Logan finds him.
- Adaptational Badass: This version of Gambit doesn't need a charge time to make things explode. Plus he can do more with his kinetic powers than make things explode, which is something he could do in the comics but only after artificial enhancement while here it's part of his default abilities.
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his wardrobe along with Fingerless Gloves and a Nice Hat.
- Boom Stick: A unique example. Gambit causes explosions by channeling his power through his staff.
- Cane Fu: Even more powerful with his kinetic energy powers.
- Death Dealer: He uses his kinetic energy manipulation powers to imbue cards with enough energy to knock Wolverine through a wall.
- Fingerless Gloves: Part of his Iconic Outfit.
- Instant Flight: Just Add Spinning!: Gambit does this with his cane.
- Meaningful Name: He must be handsome, because his last name (LeBeau) directly translates as the masculine form of "The beautiful."
- Nice Hat: He wears his hat throughout most of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It's a nice one, indeed.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Taylor Kitsch's Cajun accent is impossibly faint, and it seems like he doesn't even bother for most lines.
- Poor Communication Kills: What leads to the fight between him and Wolverine, who Gambit thinks is trying to take him back to Stryker's prison on Three Mile Island. After learning that he wants to stop Stryker, Gambit is more than happy to help.
- Power Glows: Everything he charges glows pink.
Played By: Tahyna Tozzi
Voiced By: Mireya Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Emma Silverfox is Kayla Silverfox's younger sister, a mutant who can transform her body into diamond, bullet proof skin. She was among the captured mutants held by William Stryker at Three Mile Island whose goal was to combine mutant abilities. Emma is a mutant loosely based on the character, Emma Frost. At the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, she is rescued by Professor X, along with young Cyclops and several other fellow mutant prisoners.
- Damsel in Distress: Captured by William Stryker and he used her to blackmail her sister, Kayla.
- Decomposite Character: It seems she was initially going to be a version of Emma Frost, as a trailer even gave her full name as such (despite the movie never doing so - she's just credited as Emma). However, after the real Emma Frost was introduced in X-Men: First Class as a different character, this Emma was canonically left as an unrelated mutant with the same first name and coincidentally similar diamond skin powers.
- Fanservice: Somewhat. While her fellow mutant prisoners wear a red prisoner suit, she wears a white tanktop.
- Unwitting Pawn: Becomes Stryker's hostage -> Kayla is forced to work for Stryker -> Kayla faked her death as a part of their plan -> Wolverine accepted Stryker's offer to transform his bones into adamantium to avenge Kayla.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform her body into diamond, bullet proof skin.
Dr. Green / Viper
Played By: Svetlana Khodchenkova
Voiced By: Erica Edwards (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: The Wolverine
Viper: A chemist, a nihilist, a capitalist, a mutation...a viper.
A mutant who is immune to toxins as well as having snake-like qualities.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She has blond hair rather than green like in the comics.
- Adaptation Species Change: In the comics, she is a regular human, not a mutant.
- Adapted Out: Since Marvel Studios has the rights to Hydra, Viper has no connections to the organization in The Wolverine.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: She has an animal alias and its abilities (viper is a family of venomous snakes).
- Bald Women: After she sheds her skin, she looks more like a viper, complete with baldness, and acts much more evil.
- The Baroness: She is sadistic, cold and sexy. The casting even fits the old Communist stereotype as the actress is Russian.
- Color-Coded Characters: She has a preference for green.
- Dark Action Girl: She is a vicious poisoner and martial artist to the point that even men don't mind fighting her.
- Does Not Like Men: Viper claims that she is "immune to every poison known to Man" and "immune to the poison that is Man."
- The Dragon: She is this to Yashida.
- Faux Affably Evil: She talks in a polite and seductive tone when discussing her evil plans.
- Femme Fatale: She kills with a kiss... literally. She does know how to use her considerable sexuality as a weapon.
- Femme Fatalons: She can make her nails razor sharp.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her clothes in the entire movie is this.
- Genius Bruiser: Implied since she's a scientist.
- Hot Scientist: According to Logan, who congratulates Yashida upon finding out she's his oncologist.
- In Name Only: Viper, a.k.a. Madame Hydra, is a high-ranking leader of HYDRA who is a human with superb martial arts skills and knowledge with poisons. The film depicts her as a mutant scientist with snake-like attributes who mainly works for herself.
- Kiss of Death: Her venom powers allow this. She uses this to dispose of a Japanese man who mistook her for a prostitute.
- Meaningful Name: Her alias as Yashida's doctor is "Green," and she frequently wears green clothing. "Viper" also alludes to the classic fable "The Farmer and the Viper", which perfectly describes Logan's relationship with her master.
- Misanthrope Supreme: She claims that she is "immune to every poison known to Man" and "immune to the poison that is Man". Note how the term MAN can designate male or female of any species, particularly in this case huMan.
- Mistaken for Prostitute: She gets hit with this trope in The Wolverine. Being who she is, this goes badly for the potential john.
- Ms. Fanservice: She tends to wear some nice skin-tight outfits.
- Off with Her Head!: Yukio manages to snag her with a wire then ties it to an elevator, dragging Viper into it. A rigging coming down the shaft tags her in the head as she's being pulled up and... yeah.
- Only in It for the Money: She describes herself as a capitalist.
- Overly Long Tongue: Required for a snake woman.
- Poisonous Person: Her mutant power renders her immune to all viruses and toxins, and she's able to secrete them with her tongue.
- Psycho for Hire: She mentions being hired, and has no personal loyalty to her boss.
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the comics, she started off as a Captain America foe and is usually an enemy of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. as well (to the point that she's now known as Madame Hydra). Despite this, she is one of the antagonists in The Wolverine. Understandable since despite her connections to Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D., she has appeared in several notable Wolverine storylines.
- Sickly Green Glow: Her suit probably invokes this.
- Smug Snake: Both figuratively (overconfident) and literally (that forked tongue!).
- Statuesque Stunner: She stands 5'11. Bear in mind that Japanese men average a mere 5'7 and women only 5'2, which means Viper is usually One Head Taller than anyone else except Logan.
- Straw Nihilist: She mentions being a nihilist... of course, she also mentions being a capitalist.
- Token Super: The only evil mutant that appears in The Wolverine and is allied with Yashida.
- Worthy Opponent: She's rather impressed by Logan.
Played By: Rila Fukushima
Voiced By: Marisol Romero (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: The Wolverine
A Japanese employee of Ichirō Yashida who lived on the streets following her parents' death until she was taken in by the Yashidas. Her mutant ability is a precognitive sense that allows her to glimpse the moment of a person's death (albeit hazily and without context). Otherwise she is a talented and nimble martial artist and swordsman who is a constant ally of Mariko.
- Adaptational Heroism: Was much more morally ambiguous in the comics (especially in earlier appearances, where she was a mercenary/assassin/thief) than in the movie.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She sports natural black hair in the comics, but has dyed red hair in The Wolverine.
- Adaptation Species Change: Very much like Viper, her comic version is a regular human ninja, not a mutant.
- Anime Hair: Down to the color. Director James Marigold has expressly stated his desire was to give her a more anime appearance, hence the aforementioned Adaptation Dye-Job.
- Badass Adorable: She has anime rebel schoolgirl features with the efficiency of Miho in terms of swordsmanship.
- Badass Normal: Her mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come presumably from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a roughly 180-year-old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.
- Battle Butler: To the Yashida Clan (more specifically, to Mariko). By the end of the movie, she's also one for Wolverine.
- Blessed with Suck: Her mutant power allows her to foresee a person's death (including that of her own parents), but she can't do anything to prevent it from happening.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Yukio to Logan: "Think of me as your bodyguard." Wolverine just eyerolls and goes with it. It's understandable in this case because Logan isn't used to fighting without his Healing Factor. The "everyone can use back up" reason is employed.
- Color-Coded Characters: She has an affinity for fiery red.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her first premonition was her parent's death, and after she was forced to watch it come true, she became a street urchin scavenging for food until Ichiro Yashida found her and adopted her under his wing.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being Wolverine's companion, you have to speak his language...
- Diagonal Cut: Her introduction of the centuries-old katana Danzan qualifies, as she draws, fluidly cuts, and resheathes the blade before either the bar stool or the beer bottle being held by a bar patron comes apart.
- Establishing Character Moment: She walks in a bar, quips on the idiocy of Wolverine's foes (and that they'll be dead soon, as per her seer powers), then proceeds to effortlessly puts them on their place. Yukio then walks away unfazed as if she does that on a daily basis.
- Fiery Redhead: Although it's clearly not her natural hair color.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: We barely see her unsheathe her sword and then the sword's already back on sheath. Cue sliced objects collapsing.
- The Lad-ette: Demonstrates traits of this, with her tough-as-nails attitude and apparent lack of organization (notice her car is a complete mess when Wolverine arrives, and she doesn't seem bothered in the least by it).
- The Lancer: Logan's in The Wolverine.
- Only Friend: She was adopted from the streets with the specific task of serving as this to a young Mariko. Mariko however always saw more her as a sister.
- Only One Name: Given she lived in the streets, she might not even know her surname.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Comparatively to the rest of the cast.
- The Reliable One: Again, for Mariko. For instance, when Mariko is on the run from the Yakuza, the only person she tells about her whereabouts is Yukio.
- Seers: She knows when, where and how a person will die.
- Servile Snarker: Towards Shingen Yashida.
- She-Fu: Although lacking in physical strength due to her small stature, Yukio's extreme agility and martial arts skills make her a very dangerous opponent to face.
- Skunk Stripe: Strands of her natural hair color is still visible.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is the Tomboy to Mariko's Girly Girl.
- Tomboyish Name: Yukio is more commonly a male name.
- Undying Loyalty: To Mariko.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She's last seen riding off into the sunset with Logan in The Wolverine, but is nowhere to be seen in Days of Future Past. Given the grim prognosis for all mutants in the dark future of that film, her fate is unlikely to be a pleasant one.
- When She Smiles: Gives a very bright, lovely smile at the very end of the film, when she and Logan are about to leave Japan and ride a plane somewhere else.
- Wrestler in All of Us: She pulls several moves in combat that you won't find in any Eastern martial arts training manual.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She has a grade B when she first confronts Logan in the beginning of The Wolverine.