Warwolves were originally a pack of six sentient lupine
servants artificially created through genetic engineering
under the supervision of Mojo, the non-humanoid ruler
of an other-dimensional world. There is an entire race
of artificially created servants on this world, of which
the X-Man Longshot is just one.
Rachel Summers, the X-Man called Phoenix,
was severely wounded, and she was subsequently captured
and rendered amnesiac by the extra dimensional bounty
hunter, Spiral, who took her to her master, Mojo.
In some manner, Phoenix managed to escape
back to Earth through an interdimensional portal. She
arrived in London, England, pursued on Mojo's behalf by
the Warwolves. Captain
aided Phoenix in fighting off the Warwolves, and later
they decided to join forces as a team to battle evil.
The Warwolves make their den near the Hob's
End Station of the London Underground mass transportation
tunnel. Phoenix killed the pack member called Bowzer during
their first encounter. Excalibur killed another Warwolf
shortly thereafter, dropping their total number to four.
The Warwolves later exhibited the power
to drain the life essence of their victims and wear the
actual skin and clothing of the victims to masquerade
as people, or anything else they can "skin."
The Warwolves alter their shape after they have donned
their skins to resemble their prey perfectly.
Shadowcat masqueraded as Phoenix in order
to provoke the Warwolves into attacking her so Excalibur
could defeat them once and for all. The plan worked and
the disguised Warwolves mistook her for Phoenix. They
overcame her phasing power (suggesting that their powers
to fit into a person's skin work in a similar way to Shadowcat's
phasing ability) and they captured her, bringing her to
Upon discovering she was not Phoenix, the
female Warwolf called Ducks attempted to drain her spirit
and don her flesh. However, Shadowcat's phasing power
again interacted in a bizarre fashion with the Warwolf
so that it did not simply steal her essence, but instead
it absorbed her entire being. This process resulted in
an amalgamation of Shadowcat and Ducks. In effect, Shadowcat
had possessed Ducks and had donned her skin. Finally,
with the help of Excalibur, Shadowcat shed the skin of
her abductor in the same fashion they shed their prized
skins (i.e. through the mouth).
Because of the Warwolves' nonhuman nature,
Excalibur did not find it feasible to bring them to trial.
Instead they imprisoned the four predators in a public
exhibit at the London Zoo where they are still on display.
The names of the other Warwolves are Scarper, Popsie,
FIRST APPEARANCE: Excalibur Special