Does Wolverine Have a Daughter? Everything You Need To Know About His Two Daughters
Wolverine has been the most loved and famous mutant in Marvel and X-Men for decades. He has undergone a massive transformation throughout the dozens of comics and movies he has appeared in, seeing much progress in both his story and character development.
For most people, the latest Wolverine fix they got was from the 2017 movie Logan, which was also Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the character. We also got to see him evolve into a father-like figure to the young Laura, who is his biological daughter in the movie.
As of right now, Laura is the only child of Wolverine to have appeared in a movie. However, the clawed mutant has other children as well in the comics. So far, two of his daughters have been introduced. Here’s a look at their story.
Laura A.K.A. X-23
Like in the movie Logan, Laura Kinney had a similar origin story in the comics, except that she was introduced as Wolverine’s clone. Later on, it was revealed that she was not his clone but a genetic twin.
However, in the Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #4, which was published on August 8, 2018, Laura’s character received a more shocking backstory.
Tony Stark (Iron Man) explains to her that after looking at her DNA, he learned she was not Wolverine’s genetic twin but his biological daughter. And Dr. Sarah Kinney, who she considered her adopted mother, is her biological mother.
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda (Image: Marvel)
Wolverine has been a part of a great number of events in the Marvel comics timeline. He was first introduced in The Incredible Hulk issue 180, published in 1974. Since then, he has made appearances in several other comics and even teamed up with Captain America and Bucky Barnes.
Reine du Rien, better known as just Rien, is Wolverine’s other daughter. Her story starts during the last days of World War II when Logan was among the Canadian troops who got involved with a French sorceress who was forced to conjure a demon known as Truth by the German forces.
After a series of events, the French sorceress banishes Truth from the world with the help of Logan and the Canadian troops. However, the demon returns after every ten years, forcing Logan and the French sorceress’s daughter, Sylvie, to banish it every decade.
Wolverine and his daughter Rien (Image: Marvel Fandom)
Logan and Sylvie have a brief affair, resulting in the birth of Rien. She is raised by her clan as a weapon to fight off Truth every time he appears for all eternity by using Wolverine’s immortality and the magic from her sorceress lineage. Aside from his immortality and healing factor, Rien also inherited retractable claws from her father.
Her name, Rien, is French for “nothing” and perfectly sums up how she sees herself. In her mind, she is nothing more than a weapon that’s been raised to right the wrongs of her grandmother and her clan.
She sees banishing Truth at his every resurrection as her only purpose. Rien and Wolverine later team up to defeat Truth once and for all, eventually leading to her accepting him as her father.