26 December 2011 @ 02:24 pm
10 Things to know about Daken  
Many of you might not be familiar with who Daken is, so here are 10 short facts to help you get to know him.

1. Biologically, he's Wolverine's son. However, he wasn't raised by him, and he harbors a deep hatred for him.

2. He's bisexual, but only in the sense that he'll hit on both men and women. He's not attracted to people though--everything is considered leverage to him.

3. As part of his mutant gene, he was born with three bone claws--two at his index and ring finger knuckles, and one that comes out at his wrist--on each hand. However, during a fight with Wolverine, Daken lost his two wrist claws, and as a result, he has two long scars down his wrists. It looks as if he tried to kill himself, so as a result he tries to hide it. He still has the other claws, and he's not afraid to use them.

4. Another part of his mutant gene is the healing factor he inherited from his father. Daken is physically 60+, but looks like someone in his mid-20s.

5. Daken cares about one person and one person only--himself. He views everyone else as a puppet to get what he wants. As a result, he's a master manipulator who will say or do anything to gain your trust and your information.

6. Although he spent most of his life in the shadows with his mentor, he did get a taste of the limelight as a member of Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers. He played the role of Wolverine, primarily to piss of his father, but also to draw attention to himself. However, when he saw that as a sinking ship, he was the sole member to escape arrest.

7. His adoptive parents were Japanese upper-class, and raised him to be a "proper" young man. The way he was raised carried over to his adult life, and as a result, he is very fond of the finer things in life. He's used to living in sub-par conditions, as he did frequently while living with his mentor, Romulus, he finds those things beneath him.

8. Daken enjoys learning languages, and he's picked up multiple languages over the course of his life. Canonically he speaks Japanese, English, Italian, and Greek, and he most likely speaks several African languages as well as Arabic.

9. Although he has a temper, he's not easy to piss off. He'd much rather get back at you later in some subtle way than to lunge at you with claws bared. With the right triggers, you can get that reaction out of him, though.

10. At his core, Daken is an animal. His primal instincts are most important to him. Don't be deceived.