Sabretooth: Cutting Edge (Info)

STATUS: Complete

AUTHOR: AnonGrimm = AnonGrimm@msn.com  (@MET_Fic)

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CATEGORY: Adventure, Angst, Slash Erotica.

PAIRING: Sabretooth/Iron Man (IronTooth)

RATING: NC-17 for “foul” language, graphic sex, references to stalking, some dub-con elements, and extreme violence.

WARNING: If you haven’t read any Marvel Comics or seen the X-Men or Iron Man movies, the Notes and History sections may help. This story involves excessive violence. There is also some canon Sabretooth misogynistic sexist stuff, too, but for Sabey fans, that’s not going to be a shock. Sabretooth is a gleeful villain and I don’t plan to redeem him here; if you like evil main characters, enjoy! If not, you might want to re-read this warning…

SUMMARY: Sabretooth and Iron Man end up thrown together in an arctic survival situation and Victor decides to save Tony’s life, even though it may compromise his mission. Tony is just trying to survive and get answers about what that mission may be, but Victor’s carnal wants are hard to ignore.

TIMELINE: After Iron Man (Movie 1), before Iron Man 2. Therefore, Tony is not yet an Avenger. This story occurs after my Blood Song tale. It is a part of my series, Equilibrium: of Cruelty and Pain. My Sabretooth is based on the blonde mutant in the comics. Tony will be largely movieverse with a little influence from the comics, but this story is occurring in late September 2003, so I’m ignoring the fact that post-Iron Man movie 1 Tony comes from 2008.

NOTES: Victor Creed (alias: Sabretooth) has most of the same attributes and mutant gifts as his long-time nemesis, Wolverine. Mutant abilities: healing factor, heightened senses, retractable claws on hands and feet, and long canines (upper and lower). At the time of this story, Victor possesses an Adamantium skeleton and claws (his second round of it, via a re-launched Weapon X program, a group that also enhanced his strength and healing factor). It has often been established by Marvel Comics that Sabretooth is stronger than Wolverine because of these enhancements. Contrary to his appearance and manner sometimes making him seem stupid, Victor is intelligent. He can hack, operate, and infiltrate complex government systems and fortresses, and use just about any weapon with extreme skill, although his fighting style is a combination of feral berserker and bar brawler. He isn’t a martial artist, though it’s unclear if organizations such as the CIA might have tried to teach him such skills. He has flown the X-Men’s Blackbird jet, and accomplished many other delicate missions that others might think him incapable of. Tony Stark is Iron Man: billionaire playboy, genius inventor, and (eventually) an Avenger. He talks to his AI computer JARVIS a lot when he’s in his armor.

HISTORY: As a boy, Victor’s mutation showed up early, prior to puberty. His memories of family (which may be false implants) involve a lot of abuse. His father repeatedly removed his claws and fangs with tools, including chopping off his hands. Eventually, his father chained him in the basement root cellar. Victor killed a brother, his father, and may have killed his mother before eventually escaping. Due to his healing factor, he is older than he looks, and his exact birth year is unknown; it is estimated to be between 1868 and 1885. For my story, I’m going with 1868. According to Marvel Comics, Victor is not Wolverine’s father or brother. Victor was a part of the same original Weapon X program (with memory implants and blocks) and the same special ops teams with Wolverine, also working with him for the CIA in the 1960s. Victor has had at least one known child, a human named Graydon Creed (mother: Mystique); Graydon grew up hating mutants, especially his parents. Victor may have other unknown children due to his proclivity for rape. Victor has been a member of many groups on both sides of the law, most often working as a freelance assassin. His murderous bloodlust became an uncontrolled addiction that drove him mad for a time, relieved only by “the glow” (a blast of brain band-aid from a telepath). When his “pet” telepath Birdy was killed by Graydon, he ended up a prisoner of the X-Men while Xavier attempted to cure his madness by making him face his mental and moral horrors. Realizing that he would be cured only to be punished for his crimes, he escaped. Wolverine stopped his planned rampage in the X-Mansion by sending a claw through Victor’s brain. It rendered him a seemingly harmless and childlike creature for a time. During that period, Victor was kept in a holographic “jungle” in the Danger Room, visited clandestinely by Tabitha who wanted to believe he could be redeemed from his evil past. When he healed, Victor kept his renewed psychopathic nature a secret for a time. Escaping the X-Men again by tricking Tabitha (and nearly eviscerating Psylocke in the process), it is learned that due to the claw through his brain, he no longer needs “the glow”; also, it is almost impossible now for a telepath to sense, track, or control him. The X-Men recapture Victor and hand him over to the government. He ends up doing a turn as a member of X-Factor with Mystique (both of them wearing control collars), though it was later revealed that he had been a “sleeper agent”, meant to kill members of the team that the government couldn’t control. He was forced back into the re-launched Weapon X program (where he was bonded with Adamantium again) but then escaped them. At present, he is tired of teamwork and causes, and has returned to working as a freelance assassin, available to the highest paying clientele. He prefers clients who allow him to be “creative”. I am borrowing the parts of Victor’s history that serve my story and may at times ignore other parts. At this time, he believes the telepath Psi-Borg has removed the memory blocks and false memories of the original Weapon X program, but again, some of these memories may be real or false, as serves my story; in particular, memories of his mother may still be implants in this story. He has no memory as yet of his younger sibilings, but now he is having nightmares about them and the child abuse they all grew up with, but he can’t remember it when he wakes up.

Most people know what Iron Man’s history is about, and many of you may know far more than me. I’m mostly using Comics Sabretooth and Movies Iron Man. Movieverse Tony Stark was being a rich inventor/playboy with few morals and a lot of vices. Then he got attacked and kidnapped by terrorists who already had a lot of his weapons, to his shock and horror. Instead of building the Jericho missile for them, he built the first miniature arc reactor to keep shrapnel from digging deeper into his heart, and then used it to power his first Iron Man suit, the Mark I. Many suits and arc reactors followed, and Tony had a new-found conviction to get his weapons and tech out of the hands of criminals and terrorists. As Iron Man, he discovered a new passion for taking the villains down and saving the innocent. In his armor, he is a very powerful hero; without it, he is very vulnerable, but still a genius inventor.

DISCLAIMER: None of this is real, it didn’t happen. With the exception of my original characters like Obinata, and a handful of other originals, the Marvel characters, locations, situations, terminology and history involved here, I am borrowing from Marvel Comics. I don’t own the X-Men fandom, or Sabretooth. All song lyrics are credited to the artists, some lyrics are abbreviated. No money has or will be made with this, unless Stan Lee lets me turn it into a novel someday.

FEEDBACK: Please post a review/comment if you enjoy the story. Also, if you have any questions in your comment, I will respond as soon as I can in here, by email, or by tweet. Thanks! – AnonGrimm  (@MET_Fic)

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Table of Contents

1. Icebound

2. Lightning Strike

3. Social Bonding

4. Grendel and Prometheus

5. Blood on Ice

6. Steam King

7. Revelations and Fugue in D Minor

Sabretooth Series