Tuesday, May 12, 2015


The name Logan can be found all over the sci-fi/fantasy world. The most prominent use is in the Science fiction novel turned film, Logan's Run. In the novel, people's lives were terminated once they reach the age of 21 in order to prevent overpopulation. The character Logan was charged with enforcing the rule by killing those who run. When Logan turned 21, he became a runner himself, and used an underground railroad to reach Sanctuary, a colony on Mars.

Logan is also the name of Wolverine, of the X-Men. Wolverine was born James Howlett, the son of a wealthy landowner, John Howlett, in the 1880s. However, his biological father was the groundskeeper, Thomas Logan. Thomas killed John Howlett, and Wolverine in turn killed Thomas with his bone claws. Cast out by his mother, he adopted the name Logan.

Logan Cale was one of the main characters in the television series Dark Angel. Logan is a hacker/journalist, who transmits his untraceable broadcasts under the pseudonym "Eyes Only". He helped Max track down her fellow genetically engineered soldiers.

There were two characters in the tv series, Warehouse 13 with the name Logan. Kate Logan was a secret service agent who once had a relationship with Pete Lattimer.  Logan was an individual who used an artifact to disrupt a banking convention. He killed several bankers before he was stopped.

Logan Gyre is the High King in The Night Angel Triolgy by Brent Weeks.

Logan Willowine was a Kender Mystic in the Dragonlance novel, Citadel of Light.

Lieutenant Logan was an engineer on the U.S.S. Enterprise-D in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Garfield Mark "Gar" Logan, is the real name of the comic book character Beast Boy.

Logan is the main character in the video game Fable III. Gabriel Logan is a character in the video game, Syphon Filter. Logan was a character in the video game Star Wars Galaxies.

In Farscape, Douglas Logan was an avatar used by Rygel in a simulation.

The name originates as the name of a Scottish Clan. It means "little hollow". Although it is mostly used for boys, Logan is also used for girls. In the United States, Logan ranked as the 13th most popular name for boys, and ranked at #391 for girls in 2014.

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