The Savage Avengers aren’t the first tough and scary team

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Wolverine’s X-Force

Members: Wolverine, X-23, Archangel, Warpath, Domino, Fantomex, Elixir, Psylocke, Deadpool, Nightcrawler (Age of Apocalypse)

Cyclops came to Wolverine with a mission: kill all threats to mutants before they come after them. The tagline to the comic book was, “The X-Men don’t kill, but these aren’t the X-Men. They’re X-Force.” Wolverine was more than willing to do this. He would rather do the killing rather than the X-Men.

Logan tried to tell Warpath, X-23, and Wolfsbane that this wasn’t a path they should go down, but they didn’t listen. Warpath eventually started to hate it, but he was good at it. He realized that there was a need for what he was doing. Thankfully, he (and Wolfsbane) got out before he became something he hated.

The first incarnation of this team saved the world from Selene when she became a god and then helped save the mutant race during Second Coming. Cyclops disbanded the team, but Wolverine didn’t. He knew the need for the team and kept it going with a new roster. Both X-Force and Uncanny X-Force didn’t mind getting their hands bloody. Eventually, Wolverine disbanded the team after Logan had to kill his son Daken. Thankfully they were around long enough to stop Archangel from becoming the new Apocalypse for good doing whatever it is Apocalypse types do.