- "What are you?"
- ―Elizabeth Howlett
Elizabeth Howlett was the mother of Wolverine.
In 1845, Elizabeth was having an affair with her groundskeeper Thomas Logan. One night, Thomas came in and killed her husband John Howlett. James' rage triggered his mutation; retractable bone claws emerging in-between his knuckles. He then used his new claws to kill Thomas who, his dying breath, revealed himself as James' real father. A horrified Elizabeth then watches her son run away with his half-brother Victor.