Wolverine/YMMV

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  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: Steve Blum is back to voice Wolverine for the X Men anime.
  • Base Breaker: Not so much as a solo act, but fans of X-Men and Avengers books have been known to resent his...tendency towards ubiquitousness.
  • Complete Monster:
    • Most of Wolverine's enemies fall into this category, such as Cyber, Omega Red, Geist, Donald Pierce, and especially Sabretooth. It's not just the superpowered scumbags either; the Professor overseeing the Weapon X project which originally bonded adamantium to Logan's skeleton definitely qualifies for this, and in his spare time Wolvie's gone after the likes of human traffickers and slavers.
    • Kimura, the physically indestructible thug who was X-23's handler at The Facility.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Among other things, some people refer to the anime as sacrilege, Japan's revenge for the Americans ruining Dragonball, the reason they hate anime, and the reason why The Bible says Satan's army will come from the east. Also, it has something to do with World War 2. All this after seeing one trailer that looks nothing like the finished product. Word of warning: Don't ever mention that you actually watched any of it.
  • Dork Age: Arguably the "bone claws" arc, but the "feral subhuman" arc (after Genesis' failed attempt to restore his adamantium) is probably closer to the trope.
  • Fan Nickname: Sniktbub, from the sound made when he releases his claws and his Catch Phrase "Bub."
  • Foe Yay:
    • He got it on with Mystique at one point. She was disguised as someone else, but after it was over, he informed her that he knew all along (see The Nose Knows).
    • He was briefly married to Lady Viper.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine when about a decade before the very first animated version of Wolverine had an Aussie accent.
  • Internet Backdraft: Whereas the Bishounen-style Tony Stark in the upcoming Anime-adaptation of Iron Man is met with almost unanimous praise from even long-time fans, when an attempt to apply the same style to Wolverine, the sheer tidal-wave of revolting Asian-hate from Marvel fans that flooded the internet was amazing and sickening to behold.
    • Training somewhere won't change your ethnicity. The seemingly different standards of the two is because of their image. Bishie Tony Stark is fine because he's a playboy. But Wolverine is suppose to be a rugged Badass like someone from Berserk, not a shoujo manga reject holding knives between his fingers!
    • Wolverine is sporting a mullet for God's sake!!!
    • First episode's out. No mullet, and his bishie-ness has actually been toned down just a bit. Of course, YMMV is still present.
    • Who can imagine a pretty boy Wolverine? I mean, other than Hugh Jackman.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships - Tied with Gambit and Iceman for the title of Fandom Slut amongst X-Men fans. Given the quantity of Wolverine Publicity, he's potentially the undisputed Launcher for the whole Marvel fandom. Is there any character of either sex that hasn't been paired up with Logan in a burn-your-face-off erotic Fanfic?
  • Memetic Badass: Well, yeah...
  • Memetic Sex God: After Iron Man, Daredevil and Hercules, Wolverine has been linked with the most women in the Marvel Universe. Up to and including Ms. Marvel.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sabretooth crossed this long, long ago, but (for Logan) it was when he beat, mauled, raped and killed Silver Fox, then left her body in her and Logan's cabin for Logan to find. What really puts Sabretooth over the top is that Logan immediately ran off for a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Which, once he found him, he didn't win... The incident turned out to be a faked memory that was implanted in Logan, Sabretooth, and Silver Fox by the Weapon X program...and then Sabretooth ended up killing Silver Fox anyway.
    • The big one for Sabretooth was when Tieri wrote him raiding a daycare center and casually eating the terrified children as snack food.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Weapon X miniseries, the program itself, and the depictions of Logan's memories of the program and what was done to him. Most of his enemies, especially Sabretooth, Geist, Cyber, and Bloodscream, also provide a lot of this. The acts Logan himself committed under Romulus' control were downright ugly.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: In The Seventies, fans asked for him to be killed off. When The Eighties came around, he was the most popular member of the team.
  • Ruined FOREVER: Steve Blum (the guy who entered the voice acting business via anime) not reprising his role as Wolverine in the anime adaption...Fuck YOOOOOUUUUUU, Marvel!
    • Although we do have Peter Petrelli voicing him instead. Your Mileage May Vary if you think this is a good idea or not.
    • Noting that since Marvel is now a subsidiary of Disney, casting top Hollywood actors into anime dubs who aren't even regulars in voice acting is a common practice (particularly with Miyazaki's films).
    • With the recent English dub episodes released, this is the now the universal fan reaction on Milo's voice acting on Wolverine. Adrian Pasdar, on the other hand, is more positively received as Iron Man than Milo's Wolverine.[1].
      • But Blum's back for the X-Men anime. W00t.
  • Squick: Some of what happens to Wolverine, as well as stuff he's done to himself, is just stomach-turning.
    • Getting the adamantium yanked out of him was one of the most gruesome moments of the 90s.
  • Suetiful All Along: Originally (and sometimes nowadays as well) he was constantly described and depicted as physically ugly, having a distinct aversion to bathing, and shorter than most teenage girls. He's also got a personality so abrasive it's a miracle he ever lasted as part of a team in the first place. Unfortunately, he speaks 17 languages, his powers make him functionally immortal (he's 112 years old), he has two adoptive daughters, he's been married twice, and he's had more romantic relationships than any other X-Man, in spite of the negative qualities listed above. In adaptations, he exemplifies the Black Hole factor of sues - other X-Men are Demoted to Extra so he can take all their roles (and love interest, in Scott's case.)
  • The Woobie: It's clearly been established that the man's been traumatized beyond belief. Feeling sympathy for him is a common and understandable reaction.
  • What the Hell, Casting Agency?: Peter Petrelli is the anime Logan's voice.
  1. This is because Adrian Pasdar has some voice acting experience, who is also known to voice Hawkeye in The Superhero Squad Show while Milo virtually has no voicing experience whatsoever