Team X (comics)
Cover art for Wolverine: Origins #7.
Art by Joe Quesada.
|First appearance||X-Men (vol. 2) #5 (1992)|
|Type of organization||Espionage|
|Agent(s)||Original version Marvel Comics:
Wolverine (as Logan)
Major Arthur Barrington
Vole (Aldo Ferro)
In the Marvel Universe, Team X was a CIA black ops team that operated during the 1960s and was linked to Weapon Plus. It was made up of Logan (James Howlett) (the future Wolverine), Victor Creed (the future Sabretooth), Mastodon, David North/Christoph Nord (Maverick), the Major Arthur Barrington, Silver Fox, Noel Higgins (Wildcat), Aldo Ferro (Vole) and John Wraith (Kestrel).
Team X featured in the X-Men Animated Series of the mid-1990s in an episode called "Weapon X, Lies & Video Tape". In this episode, Wolverine, as do all the original members, had several flashbacks and returned to a Weapon X facility in Canada. The other team members are Sabretooth, Silver Fox, and Maverick. They recalled their previous missions and their battles with Omega Red, but also they realized that much of these memories were implanted into them by the Weapon X scientists. They were brought there to die at the hands of a Weapon X robot called Thalos. Thalos fails, but only because the team works together again to destroy the Weapon X countermeasure.
Team X has also figured prominently in the storyline of the Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon that began in 2008. In this series, the team consisted of Wolverine, Sabretooth, Mystique and operated as a section of the Weapon X project under the supervision of Dr. Cornelius. Following the departures of both Wolverine and Mystique, Maverick was captured, brainwashed and made to join the team.
In the Wolverine segment of Hulk Vs, Team X is a team that works for the Weapon X organization which consists of Sabretooth, Deadpool, Lady Deathstrike, and Omega Red. They were sent to capture the Hulk and ended up capturing Wolverine as well.
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the team is led by Col. William Stryker, and consists of James Howlett, Victor Creed, Wade Wilson, Frederick Dukes, John Wraith, Chris Bradley, and Agent Zero. During one mission, while trying to find a mineral used to create adamantium, Stryker orders the team to massacre an entire village. Howlett / Wolverine stops it, and leaves the group. After his departure, other team-members begin to question the team's morality and begin to leave until only Victor / Sabretooth and Agent Zero remain faithful to Stryker. During the events of the film, multiple members of the team are killed off by Logan or Victor. Bradley is easily killed by Creed early in the film, Agent Zero was killed by Wolverine, Wraith was killed by Sabretooth after he helped Wolverine find Stryker, and it's implied that Wade / Deadpool (Weapon XI) is killed (although the after-credit scene shows a still living decapitated Deadpool). In X2, Col. William Stryker is killed. By the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolverine and Victor are confirmed to be alive, while its implied Deadpool may still be alive as well. The fate of Dukes is left unconfirmed.
Team X is featured in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine tie in game.
- Wolverine vol. 2 #50