|Appeared in||X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
Michael James Olsen (young)
- "I´m not your friend, I'm an animal, who dreamed he was a man, but the dream is over, and the beast is awake, and I will come for you, because it's my nature."
- ―Victor Creed[src]
- 1 Biography
- 2 Character traits
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Appearances/Actors
- 6 Behind the scenes
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 See Also
In 1845, North-Western Territory, British North America, a young Victor visited James while Victor's father had a confrontation with James' father. James witnessed his father's death and in an act of vengeance, killed Logan using bone claws which protruded from his hands. With his dying breath, Thomas Logan told James that he was also his son. James ran away, but was overtaken by Victor. Victor said that they were brothers and vowed that they would look out for each other no matter what. In the following years, Victor and Logan fought together throughout the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. During the Vietnam War, Victor grew increasingly violent and uncontrolled and attempted to rape a young woman and then brutally attacked the soldiers who tried to stop him leading to both him and Logan being placed in front of a firing squad.
Their unique regenerative abilities kept them alive, bringing them to the attention of Major William Stryker who invited them to join an all-mutant team called Team X. During a mission to retrieve a meteorite from a diamond trafficking operation in Lagos, Nigeria, Stryker and the team interrogated nearby villagers to see if there were any other meteorites. The village chief refused to tell Stryker the origins of the meteorites, as they believe them to be sacred. Stryker then ordered Victor to kill the chief. The whole village descended into chaos as Stryker's team started killing the civilians. Logan was disgusted by the murders committed by his teammates and abandoned Victor and the group.
Six years later, Victor hunted down and began to kill the other members of the team, starting with Bolt. Soon Kayla Silverfox was also murdered by Victor. A furious and grieving Wolverine found Victor in a bar and asked him why he killed her. Victor replied by asking, "How else am I supposed to get your attention?" The two then lunged themselves after each other. Victor easily defeated Logan and snapped off his bone claws on his left hand.
Later, Victor captured a teenage Scott Summers for Stryker. Victor then confronted Wolverine again in New Orleans, after killing John Wraith and taking a blood sample from him. Victor fought Wolverine only to be interrupted by Gambit. Wolverine was told that Victor and Stryker were subsequently working together to capture various mutants, culminating in tricking Wolverine into agreeing to have adamantium bonded to his skeleton by claiming that Victor had gone rogue and had killed the woman Wolverine loved. Wolverine then left, after learning this. Victor, angered at Stryker that he let Wolverine go, demanded the adamantium procedure. Despite the animosity between the two of them - made even worse when Stryker revealed that, contrary to his deal with Victor, he cannot merge adamantium to his skeleton because it would kill him (his healing factor is less powerful than Logan's). In an act of rage, Victor tried to kill Kayla for real. Wolverine heard Kayla's screams and attacked Victor and defeated him in combat . Finally having the chance to kill Victor, Wolverine chose not to give in to his animal instincts and instead knocked him out. As Wolverine and Weapon XI are fighting, Weapon XI overpowered Wolverine and prepared to decapitate him. Victor returned to aid his brother. Wolverine and Victor, now working together, were able to decapitate Weapon XI; sending its head, still firing optic blasts, down into the cooling tower. Wolverine coldly informed Victor that despite his help, their relationship was over. Victor simply reminded him that they are brothers, and they can never be finished. Victor also claimed that only he gets to kill Wolverine. Victor then jumped off the side of the cooling tower.
- "You owe me a scream!"
- ―Victor to Storm[src]
After Stryker's island, Victor had evolved into an even more bestial creature. He was bigger and stronger, but was unkempt in appearance. He took on the name "Sabretooth", became associated with Magneto and joined him, Mystique and Toad in what would later become the Brotherhood of Mutants.
Under Lehnsherr's command, Sabretooth was sent to hunt down Wolverine and Rogue. He found them and pushed over a tree to stop the mutants from escaping and he came into conflict with Wolverine whilst Rogue struggled to get free from the burning van. Soon Cyclops and Storm turned up and rescued the pair. Sabretooth returned to the Brotherhood's lair with nothing but Wolverine's dog tags. Later at Liberty Island, Cyclops blasted him off the top of the Statue of Liberty.
Sabretooth actually survived the fall and tracked Wolverine down. They fight and Logan finds that he has the same dog tags as him. The two go for drinks and start having a conversation. Stryker's men come in with the orders from Stryker and aim at Sabretooth. The two fight the men with great teamwork not knowing they are brothers still and are eventually brought down. The two wake up in a helicopter and Sabretooth throws Wolverine off sacrificing himself. Stryker finds out that the adamantium bonding did not work with him and orders the men to shot Victor with adamantium bullets killing him.
William Stryker still kept files on him on his computer, 19 years after Sabretooth left him.
Magneto and Sabretooth helped the X-Men fight against the Sentinels in Hong Kong. Sabretooth was sent to get Mastermind as a recruit to the Brotherhood of Mutants. Sabretooth was confronted by Wolverine inside the master of the Sentinels called Mastermold. Sabretooth lost after getting pinned down and was left in the robot which was falling apart. His fate is unknown. However, given his regenerative healing abilities, it is possible that he is still alive.
Victor was born in the 1800's. Victor is a sadistic and psychopathic mutant.
Victor's physical appearance also displays animal-like mutations, including sharper-and-longer-than-normal teeth, with two pronounced canines rather more like a tiger's canine teeth than a human's and retractable claws of several inches where ordinary humans have fingernails and toenails.
Powers and Abilities
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Sabretooth possesses an accelerated healing factor that allows him to instantly and automatically regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his body, cellular and molecular structure far beyond the capabilities of an ordinary human. He can regenerate any organ and limbs such as missing eyes, heart, arm and large portions of flesh.
- Superhuman Immunity: Sabretooth is immune to all types of poisons, toxins, venoms, viruses, bacteria, diseases, disorders, parasites, allergen, radiations, etc. His body neutralizes all detrimental contaminants in one’s body. He is "well-endowed", and is physically, mentally and genetically perfect, any damage perfectly heals, even mental or genetic.
- Immortality: Sabretooth possesses immortal, unable to age, die, rot, get sick, or and seems to be unable to be permanently wounded, he is self-sustained and his mind and soul are as immortal as his physical body. He is ageless; he grew into his 20’s and permanently stopped aging in his physical prime. He possesses endless vitality, virility, willpower, and will to live. He does not feel guilt, or fear.
- Superhuman Senses: Sabretooth possesses superhumanly acute senses that are comparable to those possessed by certain animals. Sabretooth is able to see objects with greater clarity and at much greater distances than an ordinary human, he can see with this same level of clarity in complete darkness. He is able to see into the infrared and ultraviolet portions of the spectrum. His sense of hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, allowing him to hear sounds that humans cannot. Sabretooth is able to use his highly developed sense of smell to track targets by scent. He is able to successfully track any targets with even if the scent has been eroded. His sense of taste, balance, agility, flexibility, coordination and dexterity are also at superhuman levels.
- Superhuman Strength: Sabretooth is able to lift 10 ton, overturn heavy vehicles (cars), and make tremendous leaps.
- Superhuman Durability: Sabretooth possesses iron-like durability; he fell from top of the Statue of Liberty, got caught in a missile explosion, and in both cases he walked away completely unscathed. He is "well-endowed", possesses a perfect golden-proportioned body, smooth skin, great hair, extremely handsome even without training his muscles are lean and brawny, and his body shape doesn't change no matter how much calories he intakes.
- Superhuman Stamina: Sabretooth has limitless stamina and lung capacity, his healing factor makes him immune to his own fatigue poisons. He can easily do what humans would call a very strenuous tasks. He can push himself at peak capacity for several days before fatigue begins to affect him. He is also impervious to pain.
- Superhuman Endurance: Sabretooth has endurance.
- Superhuman Speed: Sabretooth is able to easily run over 80 mph, and move faster than the eye can see.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Sabretooth possesses lightning-fast auto-reflexes. He can casually dodge point blank gunfire from multiple assailants. His is able to catch a bullet fired point-blank with his teeth, without damage.
- Adaptation: Sabretooth is able to survive and automatically adapt to any environment, situation, type or style of combat. He can even sleep nude in subarctic conditions, or function in anaerobic conditions without injury.
- Accelerated Perception: Sabretooth's mind and instincts processes the world in the most advance and efficient manner possible. He can find any solutions to any problems that he faces, using logical and illogical sense and strategies. Sabretooth has tactical ability, that allows him to immediately intuit the best way to engage in any tactical problem, (situation, puzzle, object, opponent, etc) effectively making him the perfect leader.
- Alpha: Sabretooth naturally and passively exerts his willpower unto others; attracting others to perceive him as the natural leader. He possesses a compelling voices, and supernatural authoritative charisma. He can induce overwhelming fear and intimidation in others leaving them submissive and obedient. Effective on any species.
- Eidetic Memory: Sabretooth has total recall and permanently remembers and can instantly recall everything he has read, seen or heard perfectly, without trouble or pause for thought, His brain has unlimited storage and processing capacity. He can duplicate and master any physical act or skills after seeing it done once.
- Enhanced Pheromones: Sabretooth passively secretes pheromones that attracts and arouses women.
- Unique Bone Structure: Sabretooth possesses a flexible and indestructible skeleton. He can eat anything without injury. He has control over the length of his nails, able to retract them and make them appear normal or extend to look like claws. He has similar control over his canine teeth, able to retract them and make them appear normal or extend to look like fangs (with which he is capable of eating raw meat, he is an omnivore).
- Retractable Claws: Sabretooth possesses five retractable razor-sharp claws on each of his hands, that are capable of cutting most materials; such as flesh, bone, wood, stone and metal.
- Razor-Sharp Teeth: Sabretooth's teeth are capable of cutting most materials; such as flesh, bone, wood, stone and metal.
- Excellent Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Sabretooth has skills in hand-to-hand combat due to his various training by the American military in the American Civil War, WWI and WWII and the Vietnam War. He has also has been trained by Team X program.
- Weapons Proficiency: Sabretooth has skills in armed combat due to his various training by the American military in the American Civil War, WWI and WWII and the Vietnam War. He also has been trained by Team X program.
- Wolverine - Half-brother, former Team X member, and archenemy; deceased.
- Thomas Logan - Father; deceased.
- William Stryker - Former boss.
- Wade Wilson - Former Team X member.
- Wraith - Former Team X member.
- Bolt - Former Team X member.
- Fred Dukes - Former Team X member.
- Agent Zero - Former Team X member; deceased.
- Magneto - Former leader.
- Mystique - Former teammate.
- Toad - Former teammate.
- Charles Xavier - Enemy.
- Cyclops - Enemy.
- Jean Grey - Enemy.
- Rogue - Enemy.
- Storm - Enemy.
- Original timeline (3 films)
- Original timeline (1 game)
Behind the scenes
- At first, Liev Schreiber was supposed to play William Stryker, but he suggested himself for the role of Sabretooth, his knowledge of the character helped convince producers.
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the second film in which Liev Schreiber and Hugh Jackman work together after Kate & Leopold.
- Liev Schreiber put on 40 lbs of muscle to play the part.
- Tyler Mane asked to reprise the role for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and asked again for X-Men: First Class.
- Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber stated in a video interview on IGN that Sabretooth represents the pure animal and embodies the darker side of Wolverine's character, an aspect about himself which he hates. They are two sides to the same coin.
- Liev Schreiber had studied to be a fight choreographer, and wanted to be a dancer like Hugh Jackman, so he enjoyed developing and filming the Logan-Creed fights.
- Karl Urban and Gerard Butler were considered for the role of Victor Creed before Liev Schreiber was cast.
- In the first movie, Sabretooth resembles his comic book 90s version, while in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is more similar to the character's appearance in the Weapon X series.
- Sabretooth's transformation from X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the first X-Men has yet to be explained on film. It is generally assumed that he experienced a secondary mutation similar to Hank McCoy, or perhaps even took the Mutant Growth Hormone from the comics.
- During X-Men, Sabretooth roared like a lion and in fact only said four phrases during the entire film.
- It is unclear if Sabretooth remembered his half-brother during the original X-Men film, as he barely spoke. His taking Wolverine's dog tags could be a sign that he did, in fact, remember.
- In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Victor Creed is never referred to as Sabretooth, while in X-Men is exactly the opposite.
- In the official comic book tie-in, as well as X-Men: the Official Game, it is revealed that Sabretooth survived his fall from the Statue of Liberty, and later helped Wolverine to fight some Weapon X soldiers.
- In the comics, Sabretooth and Wolverine aren't actually related. James's half-brother through Thomas Logan in the comics is named Dog Logan. It was long speculated that Dog and Victor were in fact the same person, due to similar appearance and character traits, it's been confirmed that they are in fact two different people.
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