Thursday, March 9, 2017

Logan

In the X-Men franchise, Wolverine went by the name Logan. His birth name was James Howlett, but his birth father's surname was Logan. He was a mutant with healing powers and retractable bone claws, which were eventually fused with adamantium. His healing powers gave him an extremely long lifespan during which he did not age.

Logan's Run is a science fiction novel published in 1967 that has been adapted into a film and television series. The novel focuses on Logan, who enforces society's rule that requires death for everyone when they attain the age of 21 by chasing down those who don't comply. He ends up running himself when it is his turn.

In D.C. Comics, Beast Boy's real name is Garfield Logan. He was also known as changeling, and was a member of the Teen Titans. he had the ability to change into any animal that he had seen in person or a picture of.


In the television series Dark Angel, Logan Cale was a wealthy cyber-journalist who used the alias 'Eyes Only' to fight corruption. He partnered with Max Guevara, a genetically engineered commando, who escaped from the program that created her.


The name Logan is Scottish in origin and means 'little hollow'. In 2015, Logan was the 14th most popular name for boys in the United States.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wade

In X-Men, Wade Wilson is the real name of Deadpool. He was a mentally unstable mercenary with incredible healing abilities.

The name Wade appears in several D.C. Universe characters. Wade Eiling was  known as The General. He worked on Project Adam and had did not like superheroes. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he had his mind placed in the body of the Shaggy Man. Larry Wade was a character in the Dakotaverse. He dated Frida Golden and worked for a street dealer. Wade LaFarge was Slade Wilson's psychotic half-brother. The woman he loved married Slade Wilson, which drove him mad. He was an assassin.

In Babylon 5, Wade worked for Edgar Industries, was involved in Garabaldi's betrayl of Sheridan

In George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, House Wade was an extinct house that used to be located in Dorne.

In the Marvel Universe, Wade Cole was a cyborg and a member of the Hellfire Club.

In the Star Wars: Demolition video game, Wade Vox was an Alderaan smuggler.


There are two possible origins for the name Wade, both in Old English. It is either derived from the word wadan which means 'to go', or the place name wæd, meaning 'a ford'. In 2016, Wade was the 521st most popular name for boys in the U.S.