Wolfsbane
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* Born in Scotland, Rahne was orphaned a very early age due to complications during her birth and taken in by Reverend Craig. His motives at the time were unknown but the face he put on was as that of a concerned member of the cloth just trying to provide structure for a child lacking parents or a home.

* Growing up, Rahne was subject to strict teaching and discipline by Craig, who often scolded her for being a mistake, never wanted nor intended to come into the world. She was taught to fear the word and the rod, which he used both of frequently. She had nowhere else to go, no one else to turn to, so she remained with him believing it was God's punishment for sins she didn't understand.

* When puberty hit, it came at a bad time. During one of the beatings Craig often administered, a frantic and scared Rahne suddenly transformed into a wolf, biting and scratching him before fleeing into the night. Craig quickly organized a mob to find her, with the plan to capture her and perform an exorcism. Instead, she was rescued by Moira MacTaggert, who stood down Craig and the mob and left with a wounded, confused Rahne.
* Moira legally adopted her and sought to show that Craig's teachings were all a hateful lie but the years of Craig's negative impact made it difficult to get through to Rahne at first. She had come to believe she was a spawn of the devil with this wolfen side her cross to bear, but a strange thing began to develop: she found she enjoyed it more than being human alone. Everything was richer to her, more alive, and there was a spark of hope that came from the things she felt.

* Sensing there were more things Rahne needed than she could provide, including other mutants like her, Moira brought her to America and Xavier's school where she began to slowly get used to the fact she wasn't alone in what she was, just different in her own unique way. She even became part of a junior team of students, the New Mutants, who gained extra training in their powers and abilities. The other core members were Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), Dani Moonstar (Psyche), Roberto Da Costa (Sunspot) and Xi'an Coy Manh (Karma).

* Early on, the New Mutants were quickly tested when they had to defeat Sentinels, help fight the Brood and face the Silver Samurai before losing Karma prior to traveling to South America and the Amazon River. Trouble found them again as they helped rescue Amara Aquilla (Magma) only to be captured by what appeared to be a Roman legion. Taken as prisoners to Nova Roma, which was ruled by Selene, the people saw Rahne as a wolf. Thinking her a descendent of Caesar himself, they were taken through the streets and treated like gods prior to fighting Selene with Magma. Rahne worried about what she was and how it affected what the others thought of her.
* Back home, the team got their first taste of Emma Frost's Hellions, a rival group at the Massachusetts Academy. Most of the New Mutants, Rahne included, were taken by Frost and forced into a fight that would result in them either becoming Hellions themselves or win their freedom. They were helped to escape by Kitty Pryde and Illyana but Rahne saw in Catseye a similar mutant on the other side.

* When Dani dreamed of a demon bear that killed her parents, it became real and attacked her. Rahne sought to help and learned about its fear of Dani through the rapport the two girls shared. When it teleported them all to its own turf she again learned how to defeat it through the rapport, Illyana's Soulsword making the difference. Afterward they held a slumber party to wind down and Rahne got a makeover. When Sam didn't recognize her she grew upset and punched him.

* Then came another conflict as Warlock, a techno-organic alien, showed up being chased by his father Magus. The team fought Warlock briefly before finding out what was really going on. Rahne put her trust in Warlock and allowed him to draw on some of her life force, which then let him recharge further. Along with Doug Ramsey, Warlock also became a new member.
* After Rahne wrote a fantasy story with she and Roberto as a princess and prince against evil foes representing Cloak and Dagger, the two would be affected by a drug that was earlier injected into them after being kidnapped. It was the same one that created Cloak and Dagger and led to them taking on similarities to the two along with Rahne turning into a seemingly different woman with no awareness of how she got to be in another place. Meanwhile, the real Cloak and Dagger had lost their powers. After Xavier and the others tried to help, including Illyana taking Rahne and Roberto to Limbo to attempt an exorcism, Rogue was finally able to return the powers to the real Cloak and Dagger.

* In Scotland along with Xavier, there to help Moira with David Haller (Legion), Rahne crossed paths with Reverend Craig and she and her friends were berated by him. They were then all pulled into Legion's mind where they had to fight different personas of his, helping him recover and find a better balance.

* Those that didn't travel to Scotland were involved with problems of their own, including a group controlled by Karma, who herself was being controlled by the Shadow King. Through her, he possessed many of the New Mutants and as Illyana was trying to get the others back to the right time from Limbo they briefly ran into a future version of them, twisted and evil from being controlled so long. Eventually the Shadow King was defeated but Rahne would find even more to think about very soon.
* Plotting to control Storm, who was vacationing with the New Mutants in the aftermath of the Shadow King troubles, Loki kidnapped the New Mutants and X-Men to Asgard. While the team was split up, Rahne became chased by giants before being rescued by another wolf who transformed to a wolfen form like hers. Rahne found herself quickly falling for him and he her, but she warred with herself over whether or not it was right. She feared what it would make her but struggled to cope with the instincts she was feeling. Loki took advantage of it and turned both Rahne and the wolf prince into monstrous wolves under his command before he was defeated. Rahne wanted to remain but Loki gave an ultimatum that either everyone could either return home or stay in Asgard, but if one remained they would all have to. Rahne made a difficult decision, choosing to leave so they could all go home.

* Upon returning to the school, Xavier was missing and Magneto was the new headmaster. The team didn't believe he had reformed and was slow to trust him. Shortly after that the Beyonder killed them all and wiped all traces of them from reality, only to bring them back to tell them he could do it again if he wished. Magneto dreamed of them and the next morning something was wrong. What was happening was their nightmares were being felt by both Magneto and Emma Frost, threatening them. After objecting to it, Magneto realized there was no other alternative but to allow Frost to take the New Mutants in and try to help them recover.

* While there (only Dani and Warlock didn't go), Frost tried to help them by going into their minds but something still wasn't right. The students remained there until Magneto learned that he was being manipulated by Frost and Empath. Frost knew of the attempt to come get them and it led to the Avengers intervening and stopping him. Frost was able to fix their minds but it wasn't until Magneto assisted that the students were made whole again. While the rest returned to Xavier's, Rahne went back to Scotland instead.
* While there with Moira, she and Rahne were attacked again by Legion, or rather his evil Jack Wayne persona. Through the rapport with Rahne, Dani was able to sense her fear from afar and the New Mutants arrived to help thanks to Illyana's teleporting. With Legion back to what passed for normal, the kids returned to the school again.

* At a dance, Kitty struck up a friendship with a boy by the name of Larry Bodine. In actuality he was a mutant who could make beautiful sculptures of light, which Rahne learned of. After his classmates played a cruel joke on him and threatened to turn him over to X-Factor (mutant hunters at the time), he panicked and hung himself. Kitty found a suicide note and Rahne sought revenge on the kids who caused it, ready to track down and kill them before the rest of the New Mutants were able to talk her out of it.

* On the periphery of an attack by the Marauders, the New Mutants faced a more direct problem when Magus, Warlock's father, showed up to kill him. They fled to Limbo but were pursued there, escaping to medieval Scotland where Rahne and the others crossed paths with Robert the Bruce, who they would help against British knights. Before they left, he gave Rahne a necklace.
* The team was split in half after that while trying to evade Magus, both sides winding up in bleak futures. Illyana tracked down Xavier, who was able to help bring everyone back together before Magus attacked. In the process, Doug and Warlock united to stop him.

* While at a party at the Hellfire Club, the New Mutants and Hellions interacted again. Relations had been decent since their stay at the Massachusetts Academy and when Rahne met up with Catseye the Hellion encouraged her to let go of herself, sneak off and play in their animal forms. Their friendship had grown dating back to the time at Frost's and Catseye had a way of getting Rahne to loosen up a bit.

* Rivalries renewed between the two teams as they tracked down the Silver Samurai and Viper then sought to capture an oddity known as Bird-Brain. The New Mutants were too late on the first but successful in the second, creating a setting in the Danger Room that he liked. Some jealousy formed when Doug grew upset that Rahne liked Bird-Brain, so he chose not to decipher the thing's language. Before long he relented and both Doug and Rahne worked on helping him learn how to talk.
* When Bird-Brain fled back to the North Atlantic to help friends of his, it led to tragedy. The New Mutants followed and came across creatures dubbed Ani-mates. A fight ensued as they saw Bird-Brain as a traitor, but when Rahne turned to her wolf form they stopped and befriended her. They learned from Bird-Brain that he was being tested when he got loose and they met Dr. Animus, the creator of the Ani-mates. He sought to kill the ones who turned against him, thinking they should be nameless and act as no more than animals, and in the fight that ensued Dr. Animus tried to shoot Rahne but Doug leapt in front of her, taking the bullet and dying. It left Rahne distraught, as she'd been developing a closer relationship with Doug.

* Things were falling apart at that point. Apocalypse was attacking and the X-Men were in trouble in Dallas while Magneto was incensed at what happened to Doug along with his inability to protect them. While he raged against humanity and the Mutant Registration Act, the New Mutants instead chose to solidify their belief in Xavier's dream.

* Meanwhile, Rahne grew obsessed with Doug's death to the point of using the Danger Room to go over more than a dozen different ways she could have saved him. She couldn't stand to see him at the viewing and a confused Warlock animated his body, further scaring her and Doug's mother before they got him to return Doug's body to where it'd been. Finally they held the funeral for him the next day.
* In the aftermath of Inferno, the mansion was destroyed and the New Mutants decided to leave. Magneto allowed them to but told them they'd see that his forceful ways were the right ones. At first they stayed on X-Factor's sentient ship and the team grew as the X-Terminators (Boom Boom, Rusty Collins, Skids and Rictor) joined them.

* Dani, who had become a Valkyrie as a result of the first time in Asgard, was coming down with a fever nobody could find the cure for, not even Dr. Strange. His efforts only made things worse until he realized what he was dealing with. Hela had plans to use Dani to gather an army to combat Thor and Strange sent them to Asgard. Dani attacked Rahne and left, leading to a pursuit to stop her, the Valkyries and Hela. The wolf prince, now known as Hrimhari, was freed in the process but in trying to escape the group was divided in two. Rahne was split apart from Hrimhari but helped the Einherjar get loose to attack Hela. Finally, the combined forces were able to defeat Hela and rescue Dani, though she stayed behind when the rest returned home.

* Rictor had begun to show interest in Rahne, which upset Boom Boom. Rahne was told to return to Muir Island by Moira, though it was delayed when Rictor figured out something was wrong. Rahne stayed behind when Cable showed up and talked Moira into letting her remain and become part of the group he was putting together.
* The New Mutants were back in the rebuilt mansion, now under Cable. After a couple missions, Rahne's life would be forever changed. Genoshans attacked the school and kidnapped her, Storm, Boom Boom, Rictor and Warlock, taking them back to Genosha where their powers were wiped. At that point it was under control by an insane Cameron Hodge, who sought to steal Warlock's shape-changing abilities to further enhance his powers. Unfortunately he was successful, resulting in Warlock's death in spite of Rahne's efforts to stop it.

* Rahne's situation grew dire as she was subjected to the mutate enslavement process, brainwashed and stripped of her will and ability to do anything but obey the commands of those above her. She and Rictor had expressed their love for each other and when he saw what was done to her he vowed to bring the whole place down.

* All was not quite as it seemed as the Genegineer, who turned Rahne into a mutate slave, was also plotting against Hodge. He secretly gave Storm the ability to restore the powers of the others and when she got around to Rahne it was revealed that the Genegineer enhanced her wolfen form to a larger, stronger one. It also gave her some control over herself once again and she played a vital role in stopping Hodge. However, once it was finished she chose to remain behind to help the others recover as well as they could.

* Havok, who had ended up in Genosha previously while not knowing who he was, had become a magistrate there. He would later be contacted by Valerie Cooper to form a team overseen by the US Government: X-Factor. He brought Rahne with him, rounding out the team with Strong Guy, Multiple Man, Polaris and Quicksilver. However, Rahne's been acting oddly around Havok ever since Genosha...

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01/04/2013 Is It All You Imagined Rush, Wolfsbane and Mirage Rush gets to visit Xavier's and meets Wolfsbane
01/05/13 19:47 Bad Santa Mercury, Sandman, and Wolfsbane Sandman runs a Danger Room session for himself, Mercury, and Wolfsbane fighting a deranged Santa and reindeer
01/09/13 Camping Wolf Wolfsbane, Wolf Cub Wolfsbane finds Wolf Cub out in the woods and the two chat
01/29/13 Blink the Burglar Blink, Wolfsbane, Richenda Gray Wolfsbane catches Blink in the process of stealing
02/01/13 A Nice Night for a Wolf in the Park Wolfsbane, Werewolf by Night (Jack Russell) Mutant wolf meets werewolf
02/02/13 Blink or You'll Miss Her Blink, Jean Grey, Blindfold, Wolfsbane Plans are acted on to chat with Clarice and an offer is made
02/04/13 07:00 Ye Going to Do What Wolfsbane and Mirage Dani tells Rahne about the New Mutants, Rahne questions her about more than that
02/06/2013 Surprise! Magik, Wolfsbane, Showstopper, Wolverine and Mirage Illyana surprises Dani, others drop by.
02/22/2013 Questioning a Hypothsis Finesse, Wolfsbane and Mirage Jeanne insults Rahne and Dani with her questions
02/23/13 Midnight Spopping Tigerstripe, Wolfsbane
03/01/13 Volleyball Training Wolfsbane Thimble Wolfsbane does some sports training
03/12/13 19:12 Mad Gods Part III Black Crow, Jean Grey, Mirage, Phantasm, Radiance, Shadowcat, Thimble, Wolf Cub, Wolfsbane, X-23, and the Anasazi The heroes go to free Mirage, Radiance, and Thimble. They fight the Anasazi
03/13/13 19:54 Pretty In Pink Magik, Wolfsbane Magik visits Wolfsbane only to hear of what happened with the Ancient Gods, now she wants to payback the one who toyed with Rahne.
03/26/13 22:00 Dimensional Switcharoo Wolfsbane, Shadowcat and Mirage Rahne and Dani are watching TV, when the dimensional alternated Kitty joins them
03/31/13 17:45 Mad Gods Finale Black Crow, Daredevil, Hawkette, Mirage, Radiance, Spiral, Wolfsbane, Demon Bear, and Owayodata (off panel, the Anasazi, Avengers, Dr. Strange, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Topaz) While heroes battle the gods (behind the scenes) a small group of heroes sneak into Shipolo to rescue Mirage
03/31/13 23:58 Not Quite April Fool's Day Empath, Manifold, and Wolfsbane An alternate reality version of Empath shows up to the mansion expecting to be let in.
04/06/13 13:00 Cocoon fathoms the area Wolfsbane Cocoon (alternative Thimble) James Wu, The Cocoon Killer, appears instead of Thimble and starts to set in motion plans to get back on his sreak of morbid art
04/07/13 17:28 Child's Play or The Search for Colossus Magik, Wolfsbane and Gambit A 6 year old alternate of Magik seeks her big brother about the Mansion with the help of Wolfsbane, before they happen across Gambit
04/18/13 16:45 From Bully to Bullied Empath and Wolfsbane A kinder gentler alternate Empath and Wolfsbane deal with some bullies and discuss the differences in Empath
05/10/2013 Post Training Conversation Wolfsbane and Mirage After an intense training session Rahne and Dani talk
06/15/12 23:26 Potentials Cyclops, Rogue, Seth, Wolfsbane, and Wolverine Seth is brought to the Institute and Scott, Rogue, Rahne, and Logan discuss potential future, leadership, and dangers involving MGH.
06/21/12 Manhattan Under Siege Pt. 3 Spider-Man, Black Widow, Night Thrasher, Wolfsbane The Heroes are almost overrun by shadow creatures
06/22/12 Manhattan Under Siege Finale Iron Man, Black Panther, Havok, Mockingbird, Ms. Marvel, Ares, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Night Raven, American Dream Hades returns, Heroes battle the Shadow Army
06/22/12 23:30 Treating Wolfsbane Leyu Yashida, Wolfsbane Wolfsbane drops by medbay, in need of help. Dr. Leyu Yashida is there to help.
06/22/2012 Welcome to Xavier's Part 2 David, Logan, Wolfsbane David arrives at the Estate and receives a less than warm welcome
06/29/12 13:40 Unexpected Lessons Cyclops, Hepzibah, Kisha, and Wolfsbane Cyclops devises some lessons for Hepzibah and Kisha. Wolfsbane shows up.
06/29/12 14:00 An Official Graduation Offer Cyclops and Wolfsbane Scott and Rahne talk about her place at X-Mansion
07/05/12 11:38 Dangerous Danger Disasters Cyclops, Havok, Mirage, Wolfsbane, Manifold, Nemo While practicing, the Danger Room goes nuts and tries to kill the occupants.
07/06/12 14:39 Herr Benedict Wagner Cyclops, Havok, Mirage, Nightcrawler, and Wolfsbane Kurt reveals he is working with Hellions and gets kicked out of X-Factor
07/16/2012 Search...Duo Wolfsbane and Mirage Mirage and Wolfsbane head to Colorado to investigate some missing persons reports. They find out Demon Bear is behind it.
07/18/2012 The Demon Bear's Warning Wolfsbane and Mirage, NPC: Demon Bear, Doctor and Police The Demon Bear possesses the injured man Rahne and Mirage found to give her a warning.
08/04/12 14:00 Shopping For Clues Blindfold, Wolfsbane, Sunpyre, NPCS: Nightcrawler, Gypsy Moth Ruth has a vision pertaining to a message left by Gypsy Moth. She gathers Rahne and Leyu to go in search of the clues left behind. In a men's clothier's. This mission needed someone else. Oops!
08/16/2012 A Good Old Angst Fest Wolfsbane and Mirage Mirage confides in Wolfsbane and other stuff
08/17/12 12:00 Wolf Meets Ant Wolfsbane, Ant-Man II Harpoon finds a target, is foiled
08/24/2012 Nightmare Aftermath Wolfsbane and Mirage What happens after Mirage wakes up from her Nightmare
08/31/2012 07:00 Another Day, Another MedBay Conversation Wolfsbane and Mirage The two besties (Rahne and Dani) discuss stuff.
09/06/12 13:26 Welcome to the X-Men Cyclops and Wolfsbane Wolfsbane accepts Cyclops' offer to join the X-Men
09/24/2012 Power Up Wolfsbane and Mirage Wolfsbane interrupts Mirage's training and offers advice
09/26/2012 Trouble in Chinatown Antman, Wolfsbane and Mirage Several villians try to to steal some guns, they are stopped
10/06/12 A Wolf and a Tiger Meet Wolfsbane, Tigerstripe A nighttime encounter between two women with fur
10/07/12 Having A Ball Black Cat, Wolfsbane, Scarlet Witch Three ladies meet up and go to the arcade
10/12/12 15:59 Shatterstar meets Rahne and nobody gets attacked Shatterstar, Wolfsbane Shatterstar meets Rahne
10/28/12 Gonna Beat Him Someday Mercury, Wolfsbane After Mercury loses to an online adversary, X-Man and student chat. A small amount of practicing powers is included.
11/01/12 01:00 am Midnight Raid on Westport Wolfsbane, Mirage and Thimble Wolfsbane and Mirage stage a middle of the night rescue to get Thimble
11/25/12 Horsing Around Wolfsbane, Mercury On a snowy day, Wolfsbane and Mercury chat and feed horses.
11/28/12 What if... 3 Professor X, Colossus, Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Havok, Mirage, Beast, Angel, Polaris, Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma, Cypher, Wolfsbane, Boom-Boom, Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Tessa, What if the X-Men lived in the Steampunk Era?
11/28/2012 After Music Class Thimble, Mercury, Wolfsbane, Showstopper, Jean Grey What happens between two classes in Xavier's.
11/29/12 What if... 4 Havok (as Fred), Mirage (as Daphne), Shadowcat (as Velma), Nightcrawler (as Shaggy), Wolfsbane (as Scooby) What if X-Factor and their pet dog, drove around the country in a Technicolor van solving mysteries?
12/07/2012 Decorating Committee Mercury, Psylocke, Wolfsbane, Sand Man and Mirage While the school is being decorated several X-Peeps and an Avenger talk
12/10/12 Tracking down a Wolf Cub Jean Grey, Richenda Gray, Blindfold, Wolfsbane, Wolf Cub Partial log, joined in progress as the presence of someone in need of help is discovered
2010/05/08 Gathering at the Mutant Diner Jean Grey, Wolfsbane, Blindfold, La Sombra and Mirage Things are discussed (time jump converted)
2011/03/01 Decimation: M-Day Empath, Wolfsbane, Mirage (with various others emitted by Empath) The world goes white. Mutants awaken to major change.
2012/08/30 Asgard Returns: A Long-Lost Love, Rekindled Wolfsbane and Hrimhari (emitted by Gambit) Wolfsbane and Hrimhari cross paths for the first time in quite a while, much to their surprise and joy.
2012/09/15 Cementing The Union Wolfsbane and Hrimhari (emitted by Gambit) Watching Utopia being built, Wolfsbane is again surprised by Hrimhari in a new form. Then, they discuss and solidify their future.
2013/01/05 Necrosha: Quite A Surprise Wolfsbane and Mirage This Just In: Rahne is pregnant!
2013/01/21 Necrosha Aftermath: A Price Must Be Paid Wolfsbane and Nightcrawler (Dr. Nemesis briefly emitted by Wolfsbane; Hrimhari, Hela, Elixir & Pixie are mentioned NPCs) Wolfsbane and Nightcrawler talk about their situations before she and her baby end up in serious jeopardy.
2013/06/09 Moving In Lightspeed, Blink, Showstopper, Wolfsbane People begin to fill the place the New Mutants have set up for themselves.
2013-06-14 Bundle of Joy Wolfsbane and Mirage Dani and Rahne talk about stuffs, and Tier is introduced.

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