Mercenary, former government agent, possibly others
Place of Birth
Zebadiah Creed (father, deceased), unidentified mother (deceased), Graydon Creed (Tribune, son, deceased)
(Without Adamantium) 275 lbs.; (with Adamantium) 375 lbs.
Sabretooth is a mutant possessing various superhuman attributes that are the result of genetic mutation and artificial enhancement. Sabretooth's primary mutant power is an accelerated healing factor that enables him to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Sabretooth can fully heal from injuries that result in massive tissue and blood loss such as multiple gunshots, slashes, puncture wounds, and severe burns within only a few minutes. This mutant healing factor also renders Sabretooth highly resistant, possibly even totally immune, to disease. Sabretooth's healing powers, also, render him immune to most drugs and toxins, except within massive doses. Due to the unique regenerative properties of his mutant healing factor, Sabretooth ages much slower than an ordinary human. Despite having a much greater chronological age, Sabretooth possesses the appearance and vitality of a man in the physical prime of his life. All of Sabretooth's natural mutant abilities stem from, at least partially, his accelerated healing factor.
Sabretooth possesses superhumanly acute senses of sight, hearing, smell, and taste - although perhaps not of touch - comparable to those of certain animals, allowing him to track prey similar to the way dogs and wolves do. His night vision is preternaturally sensitive, containing twice the average human being’s area of light-gathering retina, and extends into the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. His hearing is extraordinarily acute, able to detect light breathing in a cave at 200 feet. His sense of taste can detect 1 part of foreign matter in 10,000. His highly developed olfactory sense and memory allow him to detect and track a scent over eight hours old, possibly a concentration of 20 parts per million, that he had not been exposed to for up to several months previously. Dilute, common odors of perspiration, perfumes, cigarettes, candies, and food are beacons to his senses.
Many of Sabretooth's physical abilities function with superhuman levels of efficiency. He possesses some degree of superhuman strength, the limits of which are unknown. Originally, Sabretooth possessed sufficient physical strength to crush an iron barbell, with ease. Sabretooth has undergone various procedures, some willingly and some unwillingly, that have increased his strength considerably beyond his original levels. Sabretooth's mutant healing factor grants him much greater immunity to the lactic acids generated by his muscles during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. Hence, Sabretooth possesses superhuman stamina in all physical activities. His natural agility and reflexes are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body. Sabretooth's agility and reaction time are superior to those of the finest human athlete.
Currently, Sabretooth's entire skeleton has been artificially infused with the, virtually indestructible, alloy known as Adamantium. As a result, Sabretooth's bones are practically unbreakable.
Sabretooth is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained by the Foreigner, the C.I.A., and many others. Sabretooth is also an extraordinary hunter and tracker.
Little is known about the early life of Victor Creed. It is believed that he was beat by his father because Victor was a mutant. When Victor was an adult, he called himself Sabretooth. By the 1910s he was well known by this name in a small Canadian community. He intimidated everyone, except for a few people. One of these people was a young man named Logan (a.k.a. Wolverine). Sabretooth hated the love that existed between Logan and a young Indian girl named Silver Fox. So, Sabretooth beat her up and left her for dead. Logan, for obvious reasons, became enraged and battled Sabretooth, which ended with Sabretooth being victorious. (This was the beginning of the endless battles between Sabretooth and Wolverine for the rest of their lives.) Sabretooth and Wolverine didn't know that in actuality, Silver Fox survived the attack. (Victor and Logan were not "step-brothers" like the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie portrayed. To learn about the above characters, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Silver Fox has a tight fitting outfit on her picture.)
Later, while working for Team X, Sabretooth met and romanced Leni Zauber, an operative for another unnamed government agency. Sabretooth didn't know but Zauber was actually the shape-shifting mutant, Mystique. Also later on, Sabretooth was again manipulated by Mystique and she seduced him in order to become pregnant with his child. However, their child did not have mutant powers and Mystique abandoned her son. Their son grew up to become the anti-mutant activist, Graydon Creed. (To learn more about Mystique, or Sabretooth's son, just click on their names above. Note: beware of the revealing clothing on Mystique's bio page.)
At one time in his life, Sabretooth had become bloodthirsty and formed a partnership with the costumed criminal, Constrictor. Following this, the X-Men’s founder, Professor Charles Xavier, undertook the task of helping Sabretooth overcome his bloodthirsty impulses (just like they did with Wolverine and his own rages). Sabretooth played along at first, but when the opportunity presented itself, he escaped from his holding cell in Xavier’s mansion. (To learn about the highlighted people and place, just click on them above.)
Later in his life, Sabretooth was able to have Adamantium put into his body like Wolverine. Then in a later encounter, Sabretooth and Wolverine were set against each other by the mutant Apocalypse, who sought to transform one of them into a Horseman in his service. (Apocalypse occasionally chose people to become his Horsemen.) After a crazy battle, Wolverine defeated Sabretooth, tearing out his heart, and Apocalypse removed the Adamantium from Sabretooth, bonding it to Wolverine’s skeleton instead. Sabretooth was left for dead and he was found in an extremely weakened state by Gambit and the mutant shape-shifter Courier. The three were able to break into one of Mister Sinister’s bases and after some haggling, Sabretooth received a treatment to kickstart his healing factor. (To learn more about the characters and the team, click on their names above.)
Sabretooth was captured by the reformed Weapon X Program, and Adamantium was once more bonded to his skeleton. Sabretooth was used as the Program’s key operative who was responsible for recruiting other former Weapon X members back into the team. Sabretooth recruited the mercenary Deadpool, but failed to recruit his former Team X teammates Maverick (aka Agent Zero) and Wraith. On a mission, Deadpool was supposed to kill his former lover, but he refused to kill her, so Sabretooth performed the deed instead. Later, Sabretooth betrayed Weapon X and stole their data on all the known mutants. Sabretooth was able to find Wolverine and he used a device that stripped Wolverine of his mutant powers. Sabretooth then challenged Wolverine to a supposed final battle during which his own mutant abilities were gone by the same device. Both of them seemed to die from the fight, but once their powers were re-activated both were revived by their mutant healing powers. (To learn about Sabretooth's fellow Weapon X teammates, click on their names above.)
Here is an interesting note about Sabretooth's claws: He possesses a single, razor sharp, retractable claw at the tip of each finger. Originally, these claws were fully capable of rending substances as durable as bone, wood, and stone. However, just like his skeleton, Sabretooth's claws have been artificially infused with Adamantium. As a result, his claws are not only as indestructible as his skeleton, but are now capable of cutting any known solid substance other than Adamantium itself. (A picture of Sabretooth with Adamantium claws is pictured above as the fifth picture.)
I thought that this next part was pretty interesting. Sabretooth once again "allied" himself with the X-Men. Wolverine did not agree with the decision to have Sabretooth in the mansion, and decided to settle the score with him once and for all. The battle took both of them to Wakanda, where they learned that they were both descendants of a "wolf" like evolutionary scale instead of an "ape" like evolutionary scale. (To learn about the place, Wakanda, just click on it above.)
Currently, Sabretooth is dead. Wolverine decapitated him with the Muramasa sword, which nullified the efficiency of a healing facter so Sabretooth couldn't heal. But, Sabretooth actually asked Wolverine to kill him because Sabretooth's intelligence had regressed to little more than a wild animal due to a mysterious being known as Romulus. Sabretooth was barely able to break through Romulus' alterations enough to ask Wolverine to kill him, which he happily obliged. (If you would like to learn more about the life of Sabretooth, including his interactions with Weapon X, Spider-Man, Gambit, and more, just go to the following link, http://www.marvel.com/universe/Sabretooth.)
I thought that both the actors in X-Men and X-Men Origins: Wolverine did a great job playing Victor Creed/Sabretooth. I think the Sabretooth in the X-Men movie (the second picture posted above), reminded me a lot more of the Sabretooth I remember from the cartoons I watched growing up: the longer hair and more animal-like features. But, there is a 15 year gap between the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie and the X-Men movie. So, I guess the Sabretooth from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie (the third picture posted above) would techically have a long time to grow out his hair and become more animal-like.