Fenris Wolf
Fenris Wolf
Portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch
Full Name Jeremiah Wolfson
Age 34 (Immortal)
Height 6'0"
Build Lean
Eyes Brown
Hair Muddy Brown
Factions None
Occupation Park Ranger (Currently)
Alignment Neutral

Claim to Fame

In his current identity as Jeramiah Wolfson, he's simply known as a man who lives well, well below his means. And that's only if you know him. As the Fenris Wolf, however, he is the force of destruction that needs no introduction.


Among mortals Fenris has no reputation beyond that in his immediate circle and he likes it that way. He's occasionally known as someone to talk to when something strange has happened, but given his personality, only the truly desperate try that. Naturally to those who know who he really is, his reputation is quite literally legendary.


Monster. Legend. God. The Fenris Wolf is a creature of the apocalypse, a literal wolf at the door. It's simply who he was destined to be. Even monsters, however, can grow weary. After countless repetitions of the Ragnarok Cycle - a cycle of death and rebirth unique to the Aesir - Fenris tired of his role in the ongoing sagas of Asgard. The inevitable imprisonment, slow descent into madness and death in battle in a frenzy of bloodletting weighed more heavily on him each time. When at last he could take it no longer he did perhaps the last thing that anyone in Asgard expected: Taking advantage of the distraction of most of the gods around the time of the death of the elves, he slipped out one night and descended to Midgard leaving the Gleipnir in a neatly folded little pile.

At first he did the natural thing for a giant wolf: He fled into the wilderness. For a time he stayed there. The cycles of imprisonment and madness had taken quite a toll on his psyche and it was some time - some hundreds of years, in fact, before he could even think to do anything but hunt, eat and sleep. One gaint wolf in the wilderness went mostly unnoticed. Even a world such as Midgard is used to strange things in the hinterlands and for a time its people still very much believed in magic.

After a time Fenris grew lonesome. A wolf he may be, but the company of animals who happen to look like him, even if he did understand their 'speech' only went so far. In any case, the wilderness was shrinking as humanity expanded and he was starting to become concerned that other Asgardians might find him if they heard too many tales of 'giant wolves in the wilderness.' His relationship with his fellows was complex and not one he was willing to bet upon being friendly. So he adopted a human form and wanded into the nearest norse village.

Being human is harder than it looks, but despite some early missteps he eventually learned how to blend in. As the vikings spread from their icy homes in the 4th and 5th centuries AD, Fenris went with them. As the years rolled on he lived many lives, some nearly heroic, some mundane. He learned how to read human writing, how to work in human trades, how to fight and live and laugh alongside them. But he never became one of them. The predator and hunter can only change himself so much, and so Fenris stayed on the periphery of human events as he moved about the world, ever the warrior or counselor, never the chief.

Fenris learned other things as well. Midgard, he found, is no less a magical place than Asgard, but the magic is hidden and out of sight. What's an immortal to do with all the time he has? In Fenris case, learn everything he could about the workings of the unseen. For centuries he hunted down every tome, every secret, ever oddity he could. He devoured knowledge as he had previously devoured prey. Sometimes he was even able to put these things to use, frequently in the service of remaining hidden from prying eyes and sometimes in the service of those communities he lived in. Wolfish territoriality was never something he could wholly suppress and the odd supernatural creature plaguing the more isolated towns he favored would sometimes find itself on the receiving end of the wrath of a frighteningly knowledgeable, powerful and aggressive protector, sometimes a man, sometimes a wolf, sometimes a combination of the two.

The discovery of the new world in the late 15th century opened up new possibilities for a lot of people, Fenris among them. Travelling to America with the Spanish he vanished into the pristine wilderness once more, delving into the continents secrets and appearing occasionally to the natives when it suited his whims - sometimes as a man, sometimes as a wolf. The establishment of the United States went nearly unnoticed by him, but the nation's meteoric expansion westward certainly got his attention. Intrigued by the boldness of these new people pushing into the untamed wilds, he returned to his habit of living on the edges of their society. He became the mountain man in the woods, the homesteader at the edge of town, and the itinerant fur trader. After the Civil War, he lived for a time as a bounty hunter and gun fighter, one known to occasionally just show up and solve problems of the 'weird' variety.

It was the World Wars that really brought him into human society. There was no escaping them really and the destructive power that mankind unleashed upon itself at once both fascinated and frightened Fenris. He operated as an independent agent on behalf of the allies in France both in 1914-1918 and in the 1940's. When he returned to the US, rather than vanishing back into the hinterlands, he settled in the metro areas for the first time, watching humanity closer and realizing now that as humans proliferated here was a better place to hide from his fellows than ever before. Still, he remained a relative recluse, interacting with few on a regular basis and always on his own terms.

In the 1970's he relocated to New York City and began to settle in for what he thought would be a long period of moving among the masses of the US's most populous urban area. And so he did, for a time.

Recently however, the stirrings of events great and terrible have made themselves felt across the world, from the rise of Atlantis and Themyscria to the return of the Lords of the Aesir to the rise in prominence of the mutant and the metahuman. This has brought the Fenris Wolf - in his latest guise of Jeremiah Wolfson, Park Ranger - back out of the shadows. What is happening on Midgard even he cannot say for sure, but he senses that his time in hiding may be at an end for better or for worse.

Character Details

Fenris is a cultured, intelligent, sympathetic predator. He’s a study in opposites, wealthy beyond any need to work, but driven to hold a job for hatred of idleness. He’s gruff and uncaring with humanity at large, but surprisingly gentle with individuals who hold his interest. Those who understand canine behavior patterns might compare him to an alpha dog, never knowing how close to the mark they’ve really come.


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Log Entries

Primal Forces: Misfit, Mage and Coyote
March 07 2017: Having recruited Misfit, Fenris approaches Zee and Jesana about accepting the responsibility of watching over Earth's magic.
(log: 20150307-primal-forces:misfit-mage-and-coyote | tags: coyote fenris misfit primal_force zatanna | posted: 11 Mar 2015 11:22)

Let There Be Darkness
March 7, 2015: A small village in Russia becomes the testing grounds for something sinister. A few members of JL:A answer the call, with Green Lantern's and Fenris' assist.
(log: 20150307-lettherebedarkness | tags: fenris green_lantern hawkeye_ii hawkgirl jl:a supergirl wonder_woman | posted: 08 Mar 2015 05:42)

Primal Forces: Fitting in the Misfit
March 06 2015: Fenris forges a few new Ley Pendulums and finds his first Ley Guardian
(log: 20150306-primal-forces:fitting-in-the-misfit | tags: fenris misfit primal_force | posted: 11 Mar 2015 11:34)

Fight Fire with Fire
March 4th, 2016: Wonder Woman & Supergirl sit down to chat for the first time. Fenris arrives fighting Cthulhu's younger brother. Kate arrives a second too late to help dispatch the Cthulhoid.
(log: 20150305-fight-fire-with-fire | tags: fenris hawkeye_ii jla supergirl wonder_woman | posted: 06 Mar 2015 18:17)

Pancake Victory Feast
March 03 2015: As is tradition, there must be a feast after a fight. Or a meal anyway. Fenris takes Kara and Deadpool to get some food. Babs teleconferences.
(log: 20150303-pancake-victory-feast | tags: deadpool fenris oracle supergirl | posted: 04 Mar 2015 11:44)

Death Tide
March 03 2015: Fenris calls for help in dealing with an incipient disaster. Heroes arrive, just where they're needed. And Deadpool
(log: 20150303-death-tide | tags: deadpool fenris gotham oracle robin supergirl | posted: 04 Mar 2015 11:38)

Primal Forces: Old is the Word
March 2nd, 2015: Fenris and an old ally meet and discuss the future of their secret order.
(log: 20150302-old-is-the-word | tags: fenris master_darque primal_force | posted: 13 Mar 2015 18:50)

World on Fire: Rum Row
February 24th, 2015: On a cold Tuesday night, a few people go out for a drink and instead run into two monsters that lead to a whole lot more questions.
(log: 20150224-world-on-fire:rum-row | tags: booster_gold captain_america connor_hawke fenris fitz peggy_carter simmons supergirl world_on_fire zola | posted: 26 Feb 2015 00:37)

At The Borders Of The Neverwhere
24 February 2015: Zee, Pepper and Jesana meet Fenris on the borders of the Neverwhere
(log: 20150224-atthebordersofnerverwhere | tags: coyote fenris pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 25 Feb 2015 09:59)

Scrying and Other Chaos
February 19 2015: Fenris continues his training of Misfit in the application of her magic.
(log: 20150219-scrying-and-other-chaos | tags: fenris misfit | posted: 22 Feb 2015 01:46)

Who Watches the Watchers
February 07 2015: Fenris encounters other heroes at the scene of a disaster narrowly averted.
(log: 20150207-who-watches-the-watchers | tags: changeling fenris misfit vorpal zatanna | posted: 16 Feb 2015 20:08)

The Paradox Defense
February 05 2015: Fenris gives Kate a lesson in mental defense
(log: 20150205-the-paradox-defense | tags: fenris hawkeye_ii | posted: 16 Feb 2015 20:25)

Metropolis Clean Energy
February 3, 2015: Fenris expects visitors to ask about some energy anomaly
(log: 20150203-metrocleanenergy | tags: fenris nyc pepper_potts zatanna | posted: 05 Feb 2015 09:07)

The Paradox Lesson
February 02 2015:** Fenris intends to teach Kate how to keep her mind. He ends up grabbing Melinda May as well, sort of by accident.
(log: 20150202-the-paradox-lesson | tags: fenris hawkeye_ii the_cavalry | posted: 16 Feb 2015 22:09)

Two Wolves
January 29 2015: Two wolves meet
(log: 20150129-two-wolves | tags: fenris partisan | posted: 31 Jan 2015 23:38)

Wolfy Wisdom
January 28 2015: Misfit drops in on Fenris and the two chat a bit
(log: 20150128-wolfy-wisdom | tags: fenris misfit | posted: 01 Feb 2015 00:33)

Translating Kendrin
January 28, 2015: Fenris senses a disturbance in the force in Gotham and investigates
(log: 20150128-translatingkendrin | tags: fenris gotham kendrin oracle the_cavalry | posted: 29 Jan 2015 08:19)

Neverwhere Camping Trip
January 28 2015: Fenris, recovering in Neverwhere, finds himself suddenly hosting a camping trip. He doensn't mind.
(log: 20150128-neverwhere-camping-trip | tags: fenris hawkeye_ii lunair nyx pepper_potts | posted: 29 Jan 2015 10:56)

Training Misfit
January 27 2015: Fenris, Zee and Rain test Misfit's magical nature
(log: 20150127-training-misfit | tags: fenris misfit rain zatanna | posted: 01 Feb 2015 00:09)

A Time Rupture
January 27, 2015: HYDRA's at it again and this time Hellboy, Faye, Fenris, Partisan and Zee turn up.
(log: 20150127-atimerupture | tags: fenris hellboy mystique nyc partisan zatanna | posted: 28 Jan 2015 10:05)

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