Weapon X

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This page is about the Phase 2 incarnation of the team. For other uses, see Weapon X (disambiguation).

Weapon X
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Portrayed by Various
Known Aliases: William Stryker, Daniel Lyman, Wolverine, Maverick, Deathstrike, Ajax, Slayback, Washout
Affiliations:
Socked By: Various
Introduction: X2


A military program experimenting on mutants to create the perfect solider, Weapon X had far-reaching implications and impacted on more than just the actual team.


Roster

Yuriko Oyama - Deathstrike
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The daughter of scientist Kenji Oyama, Yuriko possessed a healing factor similar to Wolverine's, allowing her to be the perfect candidate for a second generation version of the adamantium bonding process, giving her an unbreakable skeleton and retractable claws implanted under her fingernails. She acted as Stryker's personal attache and bodyguard, eventually meeting her death under Alkali Lake at the hands of Wolverine. Incredibly, she recently appeared alive and well.

PB: Kelly Hu


Name unknown - Ajax
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Ajax possesses supernatural strength and speed, as well as a bizarre neural feedback ability, the muffles mental psionic abilities like telepathy and empathy around him. He has had his pain receptors removed, and with his feedback, is both 'body blind' and 'mind blind' to stimuli. His body has been reinforced with metal to protect his organs and make him very difficult to badly injure.

PB: Sam Worthington in Terminator Salvation.


Name unknown - Slayback
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Slayback is a natural cybermorph, able to absorb technology and re-purpose it inside his body for various uses. He had enhanced speed and strength, and his bones and organs are sheathed in metal, making him very hard to hurt. He normally attacks with short claws on the ends of his fingers, or a concussive blast from his right cybernetic eye.

PB: Locutus of Borg


Name unknown - Washout
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Washout is a hydrokinetic, who can manipulate water. His power in it's more natural form allows him to create waves, propel water, filter out oxygen, and merge with larger bodies of water. However, his training has focused entirely on the water inside of organic objects. Washout can boil a person's blood, forcibly exsanguinate someone, or drown them in their own fluids. He also has control over his own body's liquid, which can be used as a type of limited armour, and when wounded, maintain his integrity. Washout was once slashed ear to ear and survived by keeping the blood flowing as if the arteries were whole until surgeons could reconstruct his damaged throat.

PB: Aldis Hodge

Former Members

William Stryker
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The force behind the Weapon X project, Colonel Stryker operated as the commanding officer of the group before eventually turning it into his own personal strike force, often used to further his anti-mutant agenda. For further information, see his individual page.

PB: Brian Cox


Daniel Lyman
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Daniel Lyman was William Stryker's right-hand man during the Weapon X days and after, eventually taking over what was left of the covert organization's assets following Stryker's death at Alkali Lake. For further information, see his individual page.

PB: Peter Wingfield


Logan - Wolverine
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The centerpiece of Weapon X's field team, Wolverine was one of Stryker's finest soldiers, and touted by the Colonel as his "masterpiece". Stryker claimed to Logan that he had been one of the few individuals to volunteer for everything that had been done to him by the project, but with Stryker's death, the truth may never be known. For further information, see his individual page.

PB: Hugh Jackman.


David North - Maverick
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The Weapon X field team's "backstop", Maverick acted as support, communications, and occasionally direct field operations for the project. After the Weapon X team was shut down in 1994, Maverick was one of the field agents put into deep psionic cover, later to be targeted by the Shiva program. For further information, see his individual page.

PB: Max Ryan


Wade Wilson - Deadpool
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Former mercenary Wade Wilson was approached by Weapon X following his diagnosis of cancer in 1992. After a series of experiments which augmented his healing factor, Deadpool was deemed too unstable and was removed from the program. He escaped before his handlers were able to execute him. For further information, see his individual page.

PB: Jensen Ackles

Details

Weapon X was the codename of a joint program between the United States government and Canada's Department H, designed to create enhanced soldiers for various military operations. It would later become the operational name for a covert group of agents controlled by William Stryker for his own agenda. The full information about the project is currently known only to a handful of people; what is known through classified government and military records is only that its operatives were used in various covert operations through the 1980s and 1990s.

Weapon X began as part of the WEAPON series of projects; a group of joint initiatives between the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and various domestic and foreign groups exploring the potential effects and applications of mutant powers. At the time, mutants were considered as an element of biological warfare, which required most of the WEAPON projects to be conducted secretly. It is believed that a total of 24 WEAPON projects were funded between the early 80s and into the mid-90s before they were all shut down and research into mutants passed from USAMRIID into regular military channels. Noted geneticist Nathaniel Essex was part of WEAPON IX, XIV, and XIX.

WEAPON X was initially designed to see how technology and genetics could be used to augment existing mutants, to better adapt their powers to covert operations. Department H, the Canadian agency in charge of mutant research paired with USAMRIID on the project, and they attracted noted scientists like Kenji Oyama.

The project was overseen by Colonel William Stryker, a former decorated Vietnam helicopter pilot who had moved into covert operations for the US military. Stryker had already been assembling and using mutant operatives for his own missions, not all of which were known to the US military. Stryker saw great potential in the program, but did not want to see it co-opted out from under his control. As a result, he pushed through an aggressive series of experiments using his own operatives as subjects.

Stryker successfully blackmailed Senator Graydon Creed into keeping his funding going, and co-opted the name Weapon X as the title of his personal black-operations squad. In the mid 90s, Stryker would reduce his operations in favour of new programs linked closer to his growing obsession of the mutant threat. Many of his older operatives such as David North found themselves put under deep cover, or quietly retired or eliminated.

One of Stryker's operatives, Wolverine, escaped the Alkali Lake facility not long after his experimental treatments were completed. The backlash from the security breach killed the funding to WEAPON X, and it was officially shut down. However, Stryker had been planning for this very opportunity, putting himself put in charge of securing the remaining assets of the WEAPON X project and making sure the project never became public knowledge. Department H severed ties with the program at this point, believing it to be a failure and that it would be rendered defunct by the US government. Department H currently holds what is believed to be the only surviving official records of the project prior to its termination, secretly archived by Director Malcolm Colcord. It is unknown whether or not Colcord is aware that Logan was a WEAPON X subject.

Stryker relocated all his facilities to Alkali Lake, believed to be completely closed down by the government. There was also considerable research into a second generation of Weapon X operatives, ones more closely controlled and secretly tied to Stryker.

Other individuals with ties to Weapon X

Plots

X2