Usage Popular Culture
Scripts 駄犬(Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
In the Marvel comics universe, Daken is the son of Wolverine and his wife Itsu. Logan thought he died in womb when Itsu was attacked one night while he was away, but he is removed and secretly left in the care of a local Japanese couple. While they name him Akihiro, he is called Daken (駄犬) by others, meaning "bastard dog" or "mongrel", in reference to his mixed race. Eventually he is taken by the villain Romulus and adopts Daken as his name.