Wolverine is one of the most badass characters in comic book history and he’s consistently rated one of the best superheroes alongside Batman, Spider-man and Superman when he doesn’t look like a walking fridge. However, back when the character was still in his infancy and before people realised how awesome a guy who stabbed people with his
fists was, he was almost written out of the comics entirely. However, he was saved from annihilation due to one redeeming feature. He’s Canadian.
When comic legend John Byrne heard a rumour that Wolverine was going to be written out of the comic, being part Canadian himself (he’d emigrated there when he was younger) he began doing everything he could to make the character more interesting to readers. You see, for some reason one of Marvel’s bigwigs thought Nightcrawler was the tits and hoped to phase out The Wolverine in favour of Nightcrawler in the series of comics the pair starred in. Upon hearing that, Byrne wrote began writing stories purely to show that Wolverine was a total badass and eventually fans started to come round to the idea of a 5ft 3 man with a skeleton made of knives as a good idea.