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Who Or What Is Ultimate X?

Next month we should be able to find out.



Back in November we got a first glimpse at "Ultimate X."  During the events of Ultimatum, Ultimate Wolverine died.  The image showed we saw showed us a teenage mutant with some similar looking claws.  All we know is that he will be referred to as "Ultimate X."
 
Who or what is Ultimate X?  Marvel sent us another image this morning.  What we can see is he still appears to be an angry kid.  Could this be Ultimate Daken?  Has Wolverine somehow been transformed into a teenager?  Could this perhaps be Ultimate X-23?
 
In less than a month, on February 3, we will find out.  Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams will tell the story of a character "whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever." 
 
Who do you think it could be?  And what's with the blacked out figure behind this guy in the new image?
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Posted by Tmul501

I'm pretty sure this kid is going to be ultimate mimic or something like that. It looks like angel wings blacked out behind him

Edited by Archetype

If it is not Ultimate Mimic like I first thought I am disappoint.Behind him i see someone with flames flying around,a woman,and someone with wings and  a cape or long coat on the right.No idea who they are.

Posted by Zombielunch
@Tmul501: that's some good thinking there. i have to say i agree, looks like mimic
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

It is the Broodwich

Posted by sora_thekey
@Archetype said:
"If it is not Ultimate Mimic like I first thought I am disappoint.Behind him i see someone with flames flying around,someone with wings, and someone with a cape on the right.No idea who they are. "

I also think is mimic.... but on the last page of Ultimatum #5 there's a list of characters who diead but missing in action are Firestar and Havock.... You say someone with flames flying around... could that be the missing Firestar???
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Posted by RedK

He could be a clone of Wolverine or maybe he could be his kid.
looks like some guy with flames behind him may be he'll interact with Johnny Storm.

Posted by inferiorego

It's Ultimate Cable, different timeline placed into the ultimate universe

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Posted by pixelized

No one is buying this, "it'll change the universe forever" stuff anymore. After it's been used to describe every issue Marvel puts out, it loses it's zest. 
 
Ultimate X is obviously Storm from earth -43225 anyway.

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Posted by daveydavey

Im glad I dont read Ultimate.
Posted by sora_thekey
@pixelized said:
"No one is buying this, "it'll change the universe forever" stuff anymore. After it's been used to describe every issue Marvel puts out, it loses it's zest.   Ultimate X is obviously Storm from earth -43225 anyway. "

Call me "No One"
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Posted by G-Man
@RedK: Maybe he can move into Aunt May's with Peter, Gwen, Johnny and Iceman.
 
@inferiorego: I don't know if they'd go the Ultimate Cable route since they already did (and had him be...Wolverine).
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Posted by inferiorego
@G-Man said:
" @RedK: Maybe he can move into Aunt May's with Peter, Gwen, Johnny and Iceman.
 
@inferiorego: I don't know if they'd go the Ultimate Cable route since they already did (and had him be...Wolverine). "
Yeah, that's kinda why I'm throwing that theory out there. Marvel can't seem to do a book without Wolverine somewhere in there...
However, I don't know who wrote it, but I really like the idea of Ultimate Mimic.
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Posted by AngelFrost

Could be Emma Frost and Wolverines secret love child ...

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Art Adams will work on this but won't do more Monkeyman and O'Brien, what is the world coming too?
Posted by blade hunter

im going for ultimate Daken but his claws are not in the right place so.....

Posted by Tmul501
@Archetype said:
" If it is not Ultimate Mimic like I first thought I am disappoint.Behind him i see someone with flames flying around,a woman,and someone with wings and  a cape or long coat on the right.No idea who they are. "
Good call man, I didnt notice the people behind him. Maybe the flame one is liz allen from USM. I was kind of hoping it would be ultimate mimic, though that would be dangerously close to peter patrelli from heroes which might be lame. I'm actually getting pretty interested in this book. I think it would be pretty cool if that were ultimate cable.
Posted by r0da5

 I think that is John Howlett Jr.the older brother of Wolverine but in this universe he is his younger brother

Posted by blade hunter
@inferiorego said:
" It's Ultimate Cable, different timeline placed into the ultimate universe "
i thought ultimate cable could'nt use his claws because of something 2 do with his healing factor?
Posted by Decept-O

Its Ginsu Knife Sammich Man.  He's here to slice up the Ultimate Universe into tasty finger sammiches for everyone to enjoy.   
 
Posted by Archetype
@sora_thekey said:
" @Archetype said:
"If it is not Ultimate Mimic like I first thought I am disappoint.Behind him i see someone with flames flying around,someone with wings, and someone with a cape on the right.No idea who they are. "
I also think is mimic.... but on the last page of Ultimatum #5 there's a list of characters who diead but missing in action are Firestar and Havock.... You say someone with flames flying around... could that be the missing Firestar??? "
Could be but I'm not familiar with how her flames are drawn so there's no telling...no feminine features can be seen we'll have to wait and see just like we have to wait to find out who Ultimate X is.
@Tmul501 said:
" @Archetype said:
" If it is not Ultimate Mimic like I first thought I am disappoint.Behind him i see someone with flames flying around,a woman,and someone with wings and  a cape or long coat on the right.No idea who they are. "
Good call man, I didnt notice the people behind him. Maybe the flame one is liz allen from USM. I was kind of hoping it would be ultimate mimic, though that would be dangerously close to peter patrelli from heroes which might be lame. I'm actually getting pretty interested in this book. I think it would be pretty cool if that were ultimate cable. "
Again it could be her but there is just no telling.
 
Also I find it funny that while we nothing about who this is he exibits some similarities with Wolverine.We don't know who he is but already he may be on a team with three other people, soon he will be everywhere in the ultimate universe.
Posted by RedK
@G-Man said:
" @RedK: Maybe he can move into Aunt May's with Peter, Gwen, Johnny and Iceman. "
An Ultimate version of Spider-man and his Amazing friends.
Posted by starkiller95

it is ultimate daken!

Posted by timrothsays

 Wolverine from another dimension. Some kind of Multiverse

Posted by dbluejays1990

IM CURIOUS TO KNOW WHO IS HE,BUT FOR 3.99 I'LL FIND OUT ONLINE,MARVEL IS KILLING ME WITH 3.99 CRAP,32 PAGES.I BEEN TEMPTING TO ADD TO MY PULL LIST BUT FUCK IT.I THINK BEHIND HIM LOOKS LIKE FIRESTAR.
Posted by War Killer

The girl with flames is Firestar, I'm 99% sure on that one, I can't even tell how many people are even in the back, so that doesn't help much. And those look like bone claws, he's probably either Ultimate X-23, somehow related to Sabortooth, or a clone of Wolverine. But from this image, it looks more like the new Ultimate X-Men title, just without the "Men" in it.

Posted by iLLituracy

It's Ultimate Red Hulk.

Posted by Varient

I admit I'm Wolverined out,..

And if this is his offspring,.. where are the other 50 or so spread out over the last 100 years? 

Posted by camodude

okay im sooooo going for mimic

Posted by InnerVenom123

Oh joy. Jeph Loeb. At this point, selling a comic with his name on the cover is like sprinkling it with anthrax.
Posted by Lupine

I think it's probably the Ultimate "X-23" myself. Wolvie clone trying to be normal...in the real world. Maybe not, but that was my first thought, though it would be interesting if it were Mimic.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

What if its Ultimate "X-23 Daken"... huh huh... a actual clone of LOgan that has Dakens attitude... with a lil Bit of X-23's attitude... and or persona... but that hes a totally new Person Hence Ultimate X... and then he somehow becomes the new Wolverine... jus like Daken did...

Posted by MJ Styles

I agree I'm quite Wolverine'd out like most of you.  Seriously, he isn't even my favorite Mutie (Nightcrawler, ftw!). 
 
By biggest concern is Loeb's recent writing ability.  Ultimatum was utter shit.

Posted by CATMANEXE

Loeb tends to use misdirection to create mystery, so its kind of a boggle.
but the shadow behind him is pretty obviously a Phoenix Raptor.

Posted by danhimself

my guess is this has something to do with the Banshee drug which temporarilly gave Professor X the same powers as Wolverine

Posted by xerox_kitty

This has FOUR variants!?! 
 
Villain Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by TBA
Spoiler Line-up Variant by ART ADAMS
 
Perhaps the "Villian Variant" might tip us off to who it is?  Since most villains are the evil other-halves to specific heroes?  Obviously the "Spoilder Line-Up Variant" will reveal all...
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Posted by goldenkey
@daveydavey said:
"Im glad I dont read Ultimate. "

you should if its Millar, I was hesitant and bought the 1st xmen trade just for something to but and I got sucked into.  His Ultimates work is crazy good.  If you never read it go with Ultimates.  Good thing he's back cuz once he left it went down hill.
Posted by goldenkey

If you look closely it's not his wings.  whatever has wings has a head.  Can it be his brother John Howlett??
Posted by Argentino_18

I want to read it, only to know more about ultimate universe, Ultimate spider-man blowed and is blowing my fraggin brains out, Ultimate x-men is awesome and I regulary re-read Ultimate F4 with the background music being D.A.N.C.E of Justice(worthless info right?) and almost all the events are wesome, like Ultimate War, or Ultimate Extincion