Logan Wayne was born to John and Elizabeth Wayne in New Gotham City in 1839. At the age of 5, Logan's parents were murdered by Joe Chill, which triggered Logan's metamutant powers, giving him regenerative abilities and the ability to have claws come out of his hands. After his parents were murdered, he went to live in Alberta with his uncle, Thomas Pennyworth, who was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Thomas was killed shortly after Logan arrived in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police sent Logan to live in an orphanage ran by nuns until he was of age. When he was of age, he joined the Canadian Army where he met Creed H. Quinn.