Sabretooth Series – Equilibrium: of Cruelty and Pain (Info)

STATUS: Ongoing series with future installments planned.

AUTHOR: AnonGrimm = AnonGrimm@msn.com (@MET_Fic) (anongrimm-blog.tumblr.com)

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NOTES: My Sabretooth is based on the blond mutant in the comics. Victor Creed (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). I write him with long blond curly hair, pointed ears he can move like cat, longer lower fangs, and amber cat eyes lacking any visible whites. At the time of this story, Victor possesses an Adamantium skeleton and claws. It has often been established by Marvel Comics that Sabretooth is stronger than Wolverine, but that is open for debate. His strength, speed, and healing factor have been surgically enhanced at least twice; this is why he’s often considered to be a superior fighter to Wolverine. Contrary to his appearance and manner making him seem stupid, Victor is intelligent. He can operate (or infiltrate) complex government systems, fortresses, and weapons. He has flown the X-Men’s Blackbird jet, and accomplished many other delicate missions that others might think him incapable of.

HISTORY: As a boy, Victor’s mutation showed up early, possibly earlier than puberty. His memories of family involve a lot of abuse. After his feral nature set in and Victor unintentionally killed his older brother Luther, his father Zebadiah chained him in the root cellar (1880s Alberta farmhouses didn’t have basements). Believing his son was demon possessed, he repeatedly, daily, removed his claws and fangs with tools. In at least one instance, frustrated at the claws regrowing, he chopped off his son’s hands. Victor thought he killed his mother when she jumped in between the father trying to kill him with the axe but that was an implanted memory. For my story, he still isn’t sure about that and doesn’t yet remember many things about his lost childhood. However, when he chewed his hand off to escape the chain in the root cellar, he did kill his father before running away. In the comic Sabretooth: Origins, he was shown in the aftermath on a porch, holding his severed hand. He may have learned he could reattach it, a trick he knew he could do later on. 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. Comics canon has him working to build a railroad up into the Yukon at age fifteen, so for my story, I’m going with 1868 as his historical birth year. 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 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. Tabitha was devastated and changed her entire personality and codename to cope with her guilt. 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 Weapon X Program but again, some of these memories may be real or false, as serves my story. Victor currently has no conscious memory of his little sister and youngest brother siblings featured in Wolverine: Origins II, though they are present in some of his nightmares which he mostly forgets after waking up.

DISCLAIMER: None of this is real, it didn’t happen. The characters, locations, situations, terminology and history involved here, I am borrowing from Marvel Comics (except for original characters and additions). All song lyrics, quotes, or poetry is credited to the artists; some of them are abbreviated. No money has or will be made with these stories, unless Kevin Feige lets me turn them into a novel someday.

FEEDBACK: Please post a review/comment if you enjoy the story. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions in your comment, I will respond as soon as I can via comment reply, email, or tweet. Thanks for Reading! – AnonGrimm  (@MET_Fic) (anongrimm-blog.tumblr.com)

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Titles in the Sabretooth Series 1 – Mapping the Fractured Mind*:

  1. Afterbirth
  2. Something Men Do
  3. Forgotten in Blood
  4. Deadfall
  5. Invictus

*(This list is subject to change.)

Titles in the Sabretooth Series 2 – Equilibrium: of Cruelty and Pain*:

  1. Overdrive (Sabretooth/Bonnie Hale)
  2. Redemption (Sabretooth/Meltdown)
  3. The Hunt: Three Our Fathers (Sabretooth/OC)
  4. Blood Song (Sabretooth/OCs, Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  5. Cutting Edge (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  6. Another Auld Lang Syne: Vices and Virtues (Nepal) (Sabretooth/Phoenix)
  7. Over the Edge (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  8. Unstoppable (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  9. The Hunt: Flipside (Sabretooth/OC)
  10. Crawfish Tango (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  11. Another Auld Lang Syne: After Midnight (NYC) (Sabretooth/Phoenix)
  12. The Hunt: Ghost and the Darkness (Sabretooth/OC)
  13. Anarchy Kings (Sabretooth/Joker)
  14. Hobson’s Choice (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  15. Untitled, Insomnia story (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  16. Untitled, Road Trip story (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  17. Another Auld Lang Syne: Panta Rhei (Santorini) (Sabretooth/Phoenix)
  18. Untitled (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  19. Untitled (Sabretooth/Till Lindemann of Rammstein)
  20. Another Auld Lang Syne: Cat’s Cradle (Prague) (Sabretooth/Phoenix)
  21. Sinister Want (Sabretooth/Sinister & /OCs & /Iron Man & /Wolverine)
  22. Untitled (Sabretooth/Perrin)
  23. Untitled (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  24. Sabretooth Vs Omega Corp
  25. The Hunt: Instinct (Sabretooth/OC)
  26. Untitled, Twins to the Rescue
  27. Para Bellum (Sabretooth/Wolverine/Phoenix)
  28. Untitled (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  29. The Hunt: Untitled (TBD)
  30. Beauty and the Beast (Sabretooth/Bonnie Hale clone)
  31. Jagged Edge (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  32. The Hunt: Title (Sabretooth/Valerie Cooper)
  33. A Dança Aquecida (Sabretooth/Wolverine)
  34. Circle in the Sand (Sabretooth/Iron Man)
  35. Ferus Cupio: What is Left (Sabretooth/Wolverine)
  36. Ferus Cupio: Hunter and Hunted (Sabretooth/Wolverine)

*(This list is subject to change.)

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