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The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time  

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Wolverine is arguably the most recognizable and prolific of all the X-Men. He's the best there is at what he does. As such, there are many different variations on the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions of the man himself in comic books, Wolverine is in virtually every form of pop culture, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like playing as Wolverine in Marvel vs Capcom more or in Wolverine: Adamantium Rage? Is "Wolverine and the X-Men" your favorite animated series or is the '90s Fox show? Do you like him better in solo films like The Wolverine or in team ensembles like X2?

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Wolverine ever? The game versions of Wolverine all have him as a playable character. Vote up your favorite alternate versions of Wolverine!
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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Fictional Character
Regular 616 Continuity and all that is canon therein. Logan is a fictional character from the X-Men series. He is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, ...more
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Old Man Logan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Comic Book Series
"Wolverine: Old Man Logan" is an eight-issue storyline from the Wolverine ongoing series by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, published by Marvel Comics. It began in June ...more
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TV Program
X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more
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Film
The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more
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The Uncanny X-Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
The Uncanny X-Men, sometimes referred to as Marvel's X-Men, is an action video game released by LJN for the NES in 1989. It is a licensed game based on the series of X-Men comics of the same ...more
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Age of Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Comic Book Series
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is a Marvel Comics six-issue limited series which takes place a year after the last story in the X-Men: Age of Apocalypse one-shot, with Magneto's X-Men helping North ...more
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X-Men: Children of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
X-Men: Children of the Atom is an arcade game that was produced by Capcom and released on the CP System II arcade hardware in 1994. Based on the X-Men comic book, it is the first fighting game ...more
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Film
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.
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Ultimate Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Fictional Character
Ultimate Wolverine is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. He is an alternative version of Wolverine who appears in stories set in the Ultimate Marvel ...more
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Frank Miller's Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Frank Miller's Wolverine Comic Book Series
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Wolverine: Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Wolverine: Enemy of the State Book
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. With the sixth installment, Capcom ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
TV Program
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more
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Hulk vs. Wolverine TV Program
This short film from the Hulk vs dvd acts as a prequel to the entire series and depicts Wolverine's first battle with the Incredible Hulk.
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TV Program
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of T... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom. It features Capcom's own characters and characters from American comic book company Marvel Comics. It is ...more
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Dark Claw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Wolverine is an action video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the NES, and was released exclusively in North America in 1991. It is a licensed game based on the ...more
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TV Program
Ultimate Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics, including some elements of Marvel's Ultimate line of books. The series is ...more
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is the fifth Marvel Comics-licensed fighting game by Capcom and the third game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game was developed in late 1997 and ...more
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TV Program
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The ...more
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X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse is a side-scrolling action game released by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. The game is based on the X-Men comic book franchise and is based ...more
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom. It is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. After the events of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake ...more
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Wolverine: Adamantium Rage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Video Game
Wolverine: Adamantium Rage is a 16-bit platform-action video game released for both the Super NES and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1994. The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version was published by ...more
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Here Comes Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wolverine Versions Of All Time
Here Comes Tomorrow Comic Book Series