5 Shocking Facts That Almost Ruined Wolverine Forever
(1 of 5) The "Wolverine" Was Almost The "Badger"
Believe it or not, Wolverine was almost based on a completely different animal. Writer Len Wein was asked to create a superhero to help with Marvel's sales in the Canadian market. Originally, he based his new idea on an animal that lived in Canada and thus would seem more familiar to the Canadian audience. Eventually he narrowed his choices down to "Wolverine" and "Badger." Thankfully, went with the name that sounded more ferocious and played a large role in the level of iconic popularity Wolverine has today. To be fair though, Badger's are pretty ferocious animals in their own right. But this fact wouldn't have been as shocking as the next one on our list.