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Wolverine is a character known for writers who seem to think there are a hundred different Wolverine's. He's a savage. He's a soldier. He's a hero. He's a villain. He's a beer guzzler. He's a murderer. He's a role model. He's a devout lover. He's one of Stark's playboy competitors.
Yet also, he is known for having many female companions, of a young female nature that are not put in refrigerators or lovers.
More like adopted daughters. Sort of like how Bruce sort ends up adopting half of Gotham's young heroes
Batman has a history of a Batfamily, but could Wolverine build his own?
What does the Batfamily have
Batman is a lot of older than Wolverine, and by the time the first arguable Wolvie kid, Kitty Pryde, was around, Batman had graduated one kid (Dick Grayson), led another to die and have massive grief (Jason Todd), had the old mentor guy (Alfred), and soon crippled the daughter (Barbara Gordon)
Over time, we added Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Stephaine Brown and Damian Wayne. Catwoman unofficially came up as a sort of mother figure (because its either her or Talia), and that's just my view of the core family.
You can call Batwoman, Huntress and the others extended relations.
Each member of the family plays with the strengths and weaknesses of one another. They all have helped one another grow. Dick became a hero arguably better than Batsy. Jason became cool. Tim became Batman's equal. Damian gives the prodigal sons a position of maturity. Barbara became something more than a super heroine after her tradgedy. Cassandra learnt to speak and gained a family. Stephanie.....well she's there.
Sorry, don't have anything on her.
What does Wolverine have?
You have Kitty, who stands somewhere between Dick and Barbara
Jubilee is like Tim and Stephanie mixed together.
X-23 is a Cassandra Damian smoothie
Daken is Jason Todd with no good qualities
I don't know what to call Armor, Rogue, Idie, or the other arguable Wolvie kids.
You have Xavier as a vaguely grandfathery guy, or did anyway...
And for Momma Wolvie...well Jean is still dead and Mariko doesn't come back
Should Marvel try to better make a Wolvie family? Can they even use the pieces to do so? Does Wolverine even deserve one.
No wait....the haters probably want him to suffer like images one ad three.