After Sabretooth had seemingly killed Kayla Silverfox, Logan sought revenge but was ultimately defeated by him. He was then approached by William Stryker, who offered to help Logan become stronger to fight his half-brother. After Logan successfully went through a procedure that combined his bones with adamantium, Stryker tried to have memories erased, but Logan managed to escape.
Wolverine, having lost all memories, eventually found his way to a bar in Japan. The bartender asked if he's drinking to forget, but Logan responded by saying that "he's drinking to remember". Wade Wilson survived his decapitation, healing himself in the rubble. William Stryker, still under Kayla Silverfox's influence, continued walking until a military vehicle drove up behind him. Stryker was apprehended by military police for questioning about the death of General Munson. Scott and Emma became some of Charles' first students.