NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Sabretooth from the X-Men film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Sabretooth (Marvel).

I'm not your friend, I'm an animal who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over. And the beast is awake. And I will come for you because it is my nature.
~ Sabretooth

Sabretooth (real name: Victor Creed) is a recurring antagonist of the X-Men film series, serving as a major antagonist in X-Men and the secondary antagonist turned anti-hero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He is Wolverine's half-brother and a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

He was played by Tyler Mane in the first X-Men movie, who portrayed Michael Myers in the 2007 remake of Halloween and by Liev Schreiber in the prequel, who also portrayed Stu Wargle in Phantoms, Ray Donovan in the series of the same name, Ted Winter in Salt, Colonel Alexander Vosch in The 5th Wave, and voiced the Storm King in My Little Pony: The Movie and Kingpin in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

History

X-Men Origin: Wolverine

In the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he is Wolverine's older brother and the secondary antagonist who turned supporting protagonist and later the anti-hero of the film and was portrayed by Liev Schreiber. He and Wolverine have been together, taking care of each other and have been in every American war due to their ability of accelerating healing factor. Sabretooth's story is somewhat similar and somewhat different to Wolverine's story. They both were in the same team lead by William Stryker. The members were Agent Zero, Fred Dukes, AKA Blob Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool, John Wraith, and Chris Bradley AKA Bolt, now deceased. However in every war he slowly begin enjoying killing people. Six years after Wolverine leaves the team he begins to kill and kidnapping other mutants under the command of Stryker. He then "kills" Logan's girlfriend  Kayla Silverfox in order to provoke him into accepting Styker's treatment so he can properly fight Victor. In the end Wolverine and Sabretooth team up to take down Weapon XI aka Deadpool.

X-Men

Scream for me.
~ Sabretooth to Storm

While out on his own, Sabretooth became Magneto's right-hand and a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants, however he doesn't have much to say and there's no back story. All he mostly does is growl at everyone, mostly at Toad. He and Wolverine had a fight on top of the Statue of Liberty. With the powers of Cyclops and Jean Grey they blasted Sabretooth through the Statue of Liberty and fell right through a security boat.

He is confirmed to have survived the fall, but has not been seen since. A possible explanation for his failure to properly recognize Wolverine is that he had become so feral by this point that he lost his memory, though since the "Origins" film was released after "X-Men", the writers probably hadn't thought of it yet.

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Trivia

  • This incarnation is of Sabretooth is similar to Dog Logan, although, in the original comics, both he and Dog Logan are separate characters.
  • Before Tyler Mane was cast as Sabretooth, WWE Wrestler Kevin Nash was offered the role of Sabretooth but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
  • During X-Men, Sabretooth roared like a lion and in fact only said four phrases during the entire film.
  • Tyler Mane requested he reprise the role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but he was turned down by the filmmakers who wanted a younger actor for the movie.
  • Gerard Butler and Karl Urban were both considered for the role before Liev Screiber was cast.
  • Liev Screiber was originally considered for the role of Colonel William Stryker, but he requested to take the role of Victor Creed, as he found that role more interesting.
  • Liev Schreiber was recommended by Hugh Jackman for the role of Sabretooth, describing him as having the necessary competitive streak to portray Sabretooth. During filming, they dared each other to perform more and more of their own stunts.
  • Liev Schreiber described Sabretooth as the most monstrous role he has ever played.
  • As a child, Liev Schreiber loved the Wolverine comics because of their unique "urban sensibility".
  • Liev Schreiber was given a muscle suit to wear for his role as Victor Creed, similar to what Vinnie Jones wore as Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand, to make his physique look comparable to Hugh Jackman's two hundred twenty pound figure. The suit made Schreiber feel "humiliated", and he requested a chance to gain real muscle. He trained for three months while filming Defiance in Lithuania, and continued to train alongside Jackman during filming. Jackman also made Schreiber add a great deal of protein to his diet, which Schreiber called "the genocide of chickens." In the end, Schreiber gained forty pounds, and had to buy several new suits due to his back gaining several inches in width: "I can't fit into my favorite suit now. But I felt like I owed it to the genre to be big."
  • Liev Schreiber had studied to be a fight choreographer, and wanted to be a dancer like Hugh Jackman, so he enjoyed developing and filming the Logan-Creed fights.
  • Director Gavin Hood compared the relationship between Logan and Victor Creed to the tennis rivalry between players John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg: Victor hates Logan because he loves and needs his brother, but is too proud to admit he wants him back.
  • There was an idea for Sabretooth to make a cameo in Logan, There was also rumor of Liev Schreiber reprising the role once again, however none of it came to pass.
  • X-24 in the 2017 movie Logan has a similar hairstyle and wears a similar dark overcoat to Sabretooth's in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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Movies
X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth & Toad) | Pyro
X2: William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique & Pyro)
X-Men: The Last Stand: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Dark Phoenix, Pyro, Juggernaut, Multiple Man & Mystique) | Omega Gang (Callisto, Psylocke, Quill, Arclight, Avalanche, Spike, Glob Herman & Phat) | Archangel
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: William Stryker Jr. | Sabretooth | Deadpool | Agent Zero | Blob
X-Men: First Class: Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Azazel, Angel Salvadore & Riptide) | William Stryker Sr. | Magneto | Mystique
The Wolverine: Silver Samurai | Madam Viper | Shingen Yashida | Noburo Mori | Magneto
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Trask Industries (Bolivar Trask, William Stryker Jr. & Sentinels) | Magneto | Mystique | Toad | Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse)
Deadpool: Deadpool | Dopinder | Ajax | Angel Dust | Agent Smith
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ashir En Sabah Nur/Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Magneto, Psylocke & Archangel) | Dark Phoenix | Mystique | William Stryker Jr.
Logan: Essex Corp (Zander Rice, Donald Pierce, X-24 & Reavers)
Deadpool 2: Deadpool | Cable | Dopinder | Firefist | Juggernaut | Essex Corp (Headmaster) | Black Tom Cassidy | Sergei Valishnikov | Omega Red
X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Dark Phoenix | D'Bari (Vuk & Jones) | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto & Selene Gallio) | Mystique
The New Mutants: Essex Corp (Cecilia Reyes) | Demon Bear

See Also
Deadpool Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Men Villains

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Comics
Abomination | Adversary | Ahab | A.I.M. | Apocalypse | Arcade | Archangel | Arkon | Avalanche | Azazel | Badoon | Bastion | Batroc | Belasco | Beyonder | Blastaar | Blood Brothers | Bolivar Trask | Blob | Brotherhood of Evil Mutants | Bullseye | Cameron Hodge | Cassandra Nova | Children of the Vault | Clan Akkaba | Count Nefaria | Crossbones | Dark Beast | Dark Phoenix | Dark X-Men | Deadpool | Demon Bear | Dracula | Emma Frost | Exodus | Fenris | Freedom Force | Friends of Humanity | Galactus | Graydon Creed | Hand | Hela | Hellfire Club | High Evolutionary | Holocaust | Horsemen of Apocalypse | HYDRA | Impossible Man | Juggernaut | Kang | Kid Omega | Kingpin | Krakoa | Kraven | Lady Deathstrike | Legion | Leper Queen | Lilith | Living Monolith | Lizard | Loki | Madelyne Pryor | Magneto | Magus | Mandarin | Marrow | Masters of Evil | Master Mold | Maximus | Mesmero | Mikhail Rasputin | Mister Jip | Mister Sinister | Mojo | Mole Man | Morlocks | Moses Magnum | Mutant Response Division | Mystique | N'Astirh | Nanny | Nekra | Neo | Nimrod | Nitro | Obnoxio the Clown | Omega Gang | Omega Red | Onslaught | Orphan-Maker | Ozymandias | Pandemonia | Phalanx | Pilgrimm | Predator X | Proteus | Psycho-Man | Purifiers | Pyro | Quicksilver | Reavers | Red Ghost | Red Skull | Rhino | Right | Rogue | Sabretooth | Sat-Yr-9 | Sauron | Savage Land Mutates | Scarlet Witch | Sebastian Shaw | Selene Gallio | Sentinels | Serpent Society | Shadow King | Shadow Xavier | Shocker | Silver Sable | Silver Samurai | Simon Trask | Skrulls | Spiral | Stranger | Stryfe | Stephen Lang | Sublime | Sugarman | Super-Adaptoid | Supreme Intelligence | Toad | Trevor Fitzroy | Typhoid Mary | Tyrannus | Unus | Vulcan | Wendigo | William Stryker | Xemnu | Xorn

Movies
X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth & Toad) | Pyro
X2: William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique & Pyro)
X-Men: The Last Stand: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Dark Phoenix, Pyro, Juggernaut, Multiple Man & Mystique) | Omega Gang (Callisto, Psylocke, Quill, Arclight, Avalanche, Spike, Glob Herman & Phat) | Archangel
X-Men: First Class: Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Azazel, Angel Salvadore & Riptide) | William Stryker Sr. | Magneto | Mystique
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Trask Industries (Bolivar Trask, William Stryker Jr. & Sentinels) | Magneto | Mystique | Toad | Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse)
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ashir En Sabah Nur/Horsemen of Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Magneto, Psylocke & Archangel) | Dark Phoenix | Mystique | William Stryker Jr.
Dark Phoenix: Dark Phoenix | D'Bari (Vuk & Jones) | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto & Selene Gallio) | Mystique
The New Mutants: Essex Corp (Cecilia Reyes) | Demon Bear

Television
X-Men (1992): Magneto | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Juggernaut | Apocalypse | Mesmero | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mister Sinister | Omega Red | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Blob & Pyro) | Dark Phoenix | Master Mold | Bolivar Trask | Silver Samurai | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Harry Leland, Jason Wyngarde, Donald Pierce & Emma Frost) | Reavers (Bonebreaker & Lady Deathstrike) | Supreme Intelligence | D'Ken Neramani | Deathbird | Graydon Creed | Red Skull | Silver Samurai | High Evolutionary | Phalanx
X-Men: Evolution: Magneto | Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Toad, Blob, Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch) | Pyro | Mastermind | HYDRA (Madame Viper & Omega Red) | David Haller | Juggernaut | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Apocalypse | Horsemen of Apocalypse | Mesmero | Destiny
Wolverine and the X-Men: Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai

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Comics
Abomination | Absorbing Man | A.I.M. | Apocalypse | Arcade | Arnim Zola | Aryan | Baron Strucker | Bastion | Batroc | Beyonder | Bi-Beast | Blackheart | Blob | Bolivar Trask | Brotherhood of Mutants | Bushwacker | Cameron Hodge | Cassandra Nova | Collector | Crossbones | Crusader | Daken | Damage | Dark Beast | Dark X-Men | Deadpool | Deathwatch | Doctor Doom | Donald Pierce | Dracula | Egghead | Ego | Galactus | Hand | HYDRA | Holocaust | Hulk | Impossible Man | Iron Monk | Juggernaut | Lady Deathstrike | Lady Mastermind | Lt. Ethan Warren | M.O.D.O.K. | Madame Masque | Madame Viper | Magneto | Master Mold | Masters of Evil | Master of Illusions | Mauvais | Mister Jip | Mojo | Morlocks | Mr. Sinister | Mysterio | Mystique | Nimrod | Nitro | Nuke | Omega Red | Onslaught | Prime Evil | Romulus | Reavers | Sabretooth | Savage Land Mutates | Sauron | Sebastian Shaw | Sentinels | Shadow King | Shingen Yashida | Romulus Silver Samurai | Spiral | Spot | Stryfe | Taskmaster | Tiger Shark | Titanium Man | Toad | Venom | Vermin | Wendigo | White Rabbit | William Stryker | Winter Soldier | Wrecker

Movies
Hulk Vs. Wolverine: Professor Thorton | Deadpool | Lady Deathstrike | Sabretooth | Omega Red
X-Men Origins: Wolverine: William Stryker Jr. | Sabretooth | Deadpool | Agent Zero | Blob
The Wolverine: Silver Samurai | Madam Viper | Shingen Yashida | Noburo Mori | Magneto
Logan: Essex Corp (Zander Rice, Donald Pierce, X-24 & Reavers)

Television
Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Mystique, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut, Quicksilver, Avalanche, Blob, Pyro & Toad) | Dark Phoenix | Bolivar Trask | Sentinels | Sabretooth | Mutant Response Division (Colonel Moss) | Shadow King | Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, Selene Gallio, Emma Frost & Stepford Cuckoos) | Master Mold | Silver Samurai

Video Games
Black Cat | Brigade | Fault Zone | Hazmat | Johnny Ohm | Niles Van Roekel | Solara | The Wink | Vulture

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