108 Facts About Daken


Daken is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Daken was a member of the Dark Avengers under his father's moniker Wolverine, the Brotherhood of Mutants and at one point was a Horseman of Death.

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Daken stated that what Daken needs in his life is guidance, something that Logan is struggling to offer him.

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In conjunction to his role on Dark Avengers, Daken took over the starring role in the fourth volume of Wolverine starting with issue 75, where it was retitled to Dark Wolverine.

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Liu, who hadn't written Daken before, decided to work on the series after being asked by Way due to Daken being "slightly psychotic, highly intelligent, very manipulative and ha[ving] daddy issues", traits which she found interesting to work with as a writer.

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Way stated that Daken's goal is to not simply kill Romulus for the role he played in his mother's death but to become the new Romulus.

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On whether Daken joining the Dark Avengers means he's being redeemed or not, Liu stated that in order for someone to want to achieve redemption, they first need to believe they've committed an act that requires atonement, and Daken doesn't feel any guilt for his past actions.

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Daken described him as elegant, preferring to use his brains over his brawn.

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Daken further stated that Daken is unable to form meaningful relationships, with the ones he does form being based on how he can use the people around him.

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Daken's father is the one exception, who manages to "ruffle his emotions".

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Later in the same issue, Daken makes a pass at Mac Gargan however the context is ambiguous, possibly facetious.

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Daken has been shown on numerous occasions engaging in heterosexual behavior and sleeping with female characters.

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In X-Factor, Daken expresses romantic interest in his female teammate, Aurora, who eventually reciprocates and enters a relationship with him after realizing his feelings for her are genuine.

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Daken survives this incident due to his mutant healing factor.

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Sometime in 1946, Daken is placed at the doorstep of Akihira and Natsumi, a wealthy young and traditional Japanese couple.

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Daken is trained harshly, including nannies who show motherlike love to him before trying to kill him, forcing Daken to kill them.

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Daken is revealed to have "aided" his father's escape, though not for benevolent reasons.

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Daken is next seen in Berlin at the home of a woman with whom he has been cruelly, and romantically, toying.

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Daken allowed her to witness him kissing another man on a date, although unbeknownst to her, he later murdered the man to acquire a passport.

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Daken then receives a phone call from an unknown "friend", confirming his father's destination.

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Shadowing his father into a bank vault in Brussels that contains the carbonadium synthesizer, Daken engages Wolverine in a bloody battle with Daken demonstrating great fighting prowess and similar speed and agility to his father.

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Cyber mentions that Daken is a better and faster fighter than he is, and was his finest student.

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Daken refuses to lead Cyber to his master and flees the fight, leaving his father and his mentor to deal with each other.

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Daken is then seen in the presence of Wild Child, and a scarred, expressionless torturer who whips him with a gasoline soaked length of rope.

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Daken pleads for mercy, but receives only a warning from his "master" to stay away from his father.

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Daken had spent the last couple of months being tortured under observation by Wild Child, who is acting on orders from their mutual master Romulus.

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Daken is then confronted by Wolverine, only to be shot in the back of the head by the Winter Soldier.

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Fury believes that Daken intends to take the sword and have the metal bonded to his bone claws after stating that the Tinkerer would know how to do such a thing and had last been spotted in New York City.

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However, Daken is eventually incapacitated by Spider-Man after being pummeled and thrown into an electric generator.

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In Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man, Daken and Bullseye are sent by Osborn to kill Gargan.

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However, Daken is beaten badly by Gargan who throws him through a building.

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Daken uses his pheromones to calm Skaar down, reducing him to his human form.

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Skaar then asks Daken to kill him, as he was guilty of the destruction he has caused, but Wolverine and Banner intervene.

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Daken becomes a member of Osborn's Dark X-Men while remaining on the Dark Avengers team, though he takes the Dark X-Men's side in their quarrel with the Dark Avengers.

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However, Daken's loyalty to Osborn and true motives remain questionable, as Daken constantly mentions that "Osborn thinks I'm working for him".

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Daken secretly assists the Fantastic Four in helping them break into Avengers Tower to steal incriminating evidence against Osborn while trying to clear their name against Osborn, but was foiled by Bullseye.

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Daken appears to murder his boss, but this was later revealed to be a hallucination caused by the Asgardian divinities who represent fate.

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Daken is the only one to escape, doing so by killing and disguising himself as an army soldier.

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Daken turns on Romulus because he figures out that Romulus really wanted Wolverine to take over his operation and not Daken.

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Daken, later seen at a nightclub, is attacked by Franken-Castle who is seeking revenge.

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Daken has a brief alliance with X-23, the female clone of his father.

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Daken kills all of Tan's finest killers, leaving only a British entrepreneur named Hunt and Tan left cornered in his office.

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Tan states that he knows that Daken is Patch's son, and when he looks in Daken's eyes he tells him that his soul is gone.

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Daken berates Daken further by comparing him to his father Wolverine.

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Daken lets Wolverine know that he did not come to kill him, but to say that he was going be missing for a while, and is going to live outside of Wolverine's shadow.

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Daken having a vast amount of money from his exploits in Madripoor, decides to start a new empire in the city of Los Angeles.

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Daken enters an expensive house that belonged to a previous couple that is lying dead on the steps at the entrance of the home.

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Daken looks at a marvelous view of Los Angeles and narrates to himself that he is not going to destroy, but create.

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Story starts off with Daken wearing a Captain America mask, and is trying to pull off an "Italian Job" on the Los Angeles interstate 110 but is caught in a battle with the military.

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Daken makes it to the armored car, but begins to suffer withdrawal symptoms from a drug called "Heat".

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Daken promised himself that he would not take the drug before the heist, but decides to take it anyway.

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Seven days earlier, Daken is at a party in Hollywood with actors, directors, musicians, agents, executives, and beautiful women.

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Daken was under the impression that Los Angeles was wide open due to "The Pride" losing control of the city.

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Daken was told by his fixer that the owner of the house and host of the party Marcus Roston, who happens to be on Hollywood's A-List, has information as to who is pulling the strings in Hollywood.

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Immediately Daken is feeling the effects of the drug "Heat" and is disoriented even though his healing factor should have stopped it.

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Daken regains consciousness in front of the two bodyguards and Marcus Roston himself.

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Daken berates Daken, stating that he is not a big deal due to the fact that he does not know him.

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Daken tells him that he not only wants money, but he wants power and validation.

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Daken only did this to suit his needs, get connections to who is controlling the Los Angeles underworld and to gain access to more of "The Heat".

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Marcus replies that if he comes "out of the closet" his acting career will suffer, and he says that if Daken cannot understand that, he does not understand the movie business.

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Daken goes into a narration to the reader about the pills.

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Daken then goes to the nightclub where the dealer's supplier is enjoying a night out, and the situation worsens, but Daken does not care, because he loves the euphoria of the "heat pills".

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Daken manages to talk them down, and reveals that he believes Roston to be an exiled member of The Pride.

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Daken asks the Runaways to prepare to fight while he tracks down Roston.

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Daken, attempting to make a joke, is stopped by a distressed and perturbed Donna.

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Daken tells him that she is smart and Daken cannot hide himself from her.

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Daken says she does not want to be a cliche and wants to be real.

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Daken questions why, and she tells him that he is a murderer, cop killer, and a monster.

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Daken admits that this is who he is and has no compunctions regarding murder and sleeps well at night.

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Daken denies this, saying that she has never killed anyone.

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Daken insists that Donna comes with him, so he can help her.

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Daken says that she rationalizes her psychotic tendencies by catching other psychopaths.

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Daken gives her a gun and attempts to convince her to pull the trigger so she can release her repressed emotions and be free.

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Daken does achieve this goal, but not to the desired effect, as she points the gun towards Daken.

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Daken knows his healing factor is gone, and he can be killed.

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Daken covers her wound saying that she does not mean that, because she came back to save him and no one has ever done that for him.

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Daken says that she did not come back for him, but she was trying to stop a monster.

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Daken had come to Los Angeles to build his empire, but after being rejected, lost his sense of self, purpose, and drive.

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Daken seeks out Mister Fantastic who informs him that the Heat pills have destroyed his healing factor which will result in his death.

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Daken advises they could study Wolverine's healing factor to help but Daken refuses.

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Daken finds his father and doses him with Heat and sets off a chain of events that will bring his story to a brutal end.

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Daken went to Los Angeles to build something for himself.

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Daken asked for his father, hugged him and asked him to forgive him.

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Daken sends a worm creature to capture Wolverine, and confronts his father when the creature returns with him.

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Daken expresses shock at having returned to the realm of the living and states that despite having failed to kill Logan yet again, at least the sun will rise the following day.

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Just then, Daken is attacked by the zombies of the civilians and find that he is not healing fast.

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Daken brings out his claws as he asks who they are and where Wolverine is.

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Daken continues to fight the Soteira Killteam Nine member as one of them confirms Daken's presence.

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Daken is then stabbed by Lord Dark Wind causing Sabretooth to get his body to safety as Daken dies.

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Daken offers his services when Northstar arrives on Krakoa for help in locating his missing sister Aurora.

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Daken later takes up residence in X-Factor's new base of operations, naming it the Boneyeard.

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Daken begins romantically pursuing Aurora, who is reluctant to reciprocate his feelings despite her own growing attraction to him.

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Barely kept alive for days by his healing factor, Daken nearly succumbs to his wounds before being rescued by Northstar, who had just discovered the Morrigan's sabotage.

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Daken is visited by Aurora while he is recuperating and the two share their first kiss, consummating their relationship.

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Daken comes across the obituary of his former lover from 1967, Carl Valentino, a mutant with the ability to manipulate dreams.

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Daken is captured and tortured by Brimstone Love and is rescued by Aurora, Somnus and Kate Pryde's' Marauders.

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Daken subsequently joins the team along with his former and current lovers and embarks with them to Shi'ar space on a mission to uncover a two billion year mystery of missing mutants.

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Daken has inherited a potential of mutant abilities from his father, although he possesses certain powers Wolverine does not have.

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Daken's primary mutant power is a rapid healing factor that allows him to recover damaged or destroyed parts of his body faster and more extensively than a normal human.

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Inner meditation was required for Daken to become whole, such as regenerating a missing arm.

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At one point, Daken had the claws underneath his wrists coated with a piece of the Muramasa blade.

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Daken has animal-like senses of sight, hearing, and smell at superhuman level.

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Daken has the ability to manipulate the pheromones of others.

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Daken's powers granted him empathic ability, allowing him to sense and understand the emotions, feelings, or intentions of people and animals around him.

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However, Daken's powers are limited to only influencing or adjusting a target's preexisting emotions and senses, he cannot manufacture or create new emotions within them like how a telepath can.

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Daken has a powerful mental defense to telepathy, for his mind is a trap for telepaths that attempt to enter his head.

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Daken is a superb martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant, acknowledged by his former instructor, Cyber.

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Daken is a trained Samurai, acquiring great skill in both Japanese swordsmanship arts and Kyudo.

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