Jonathan "Wolf" West Sr is an American Colonel who is one of the leading members of the CIEF, and is the father of Jack West Jr.
Jonathon "Jack" West was born in the United States, and enlisted in the U.S. Army at a young age. West proved himself to be a brilliant soldier thanks to his high intelligence as soon as he started out, and quickly rose through the ranks because of his many skills, earning the call-sign Wolf.
During a tour of Australia, he met Mabel 'Mae' Merriweather, a brilliant teacher and historian, and married her. Together, he and Mae had a daughter, Lauren, and a son named after him. However, Wolf treated his wife horribly, and he cheated on he at least once with an American woman, having another son named Grant.
He saw Jack's talents, and wanted him to join the military despite his wish to go to university. Jack relented, but to spite Wolf he joined the Australian Army instead of the U.S. Army as he had wanted.
Eventually, Mae divorced Wolf in an Australian Court, deeply infuriating Wolf. Following this he decided to try and find her to make his anger known, but Mae hid herself away where he couldn't find her, and Wolf made a point of deciding to locate her later.
During his career, Wolf learned about the mysterious Fifth Vertex located beneath Diego Garcia. The Vertex was once of six corners of a Machine created by super-ancient beings, which when restored with the six Pillars would save the planet from the Dark Star. Working with Dr. Felix Bonaventura, Wolf was able to deduce many things regarding the Machine and its component pieces, as well as some of the rewards granted to the holder of the Pillars once they were laid. Wolf came to desire the second reward in particular, heat, which Bonaventura interpreted to mean perpetual motion, and thus meant that they could create a safe fuel source.
Before The Six Sacred StonesEdit
Following Judah's failure in the Capstone mission to secure power for the United States, which was instead given to Australia, the CIEF was officially shut down. However, many of its members, including Wolf, continued to operate, since the Caldwell group that funded CIEF originally were able to keep it running. Wolf took charge of their operations, seeking to continue preparations to try and restore the Machine.
Wolf eventually negotiated a deal with China to share the Second Pillar's reward of heat, coming to work with Colonel Mao Gongli on the mission. Soon, he and Mao entered a bargain with the Saudi intelligence operative, Vulture, who sought the reward of the first Pillar, knowledge. Wolf agreed that the Saudis could have the First Pillar and its reward, however, being aware of Vulture's reputation to leave his allies once his ends were met, asserted that they would only get the First Pillar once the Americans and Chinese secured the Second for themselves. He also came into contact with the British royals through Iolanthe Compton-Jones, who agreed to assist Wolf's alliance, however Wolf knew that the royals had their own agenda.
In August of 2007, after learning that Australia had lost its invulnerability because of a counter-ceremony performed by the Japanese Blood Brotherhood, Wolf realised it was more critical than even to complete the restoration of the Machine. Wolf began making plans to secure the Firestone from Jack, who had kept it after the Capstone mission, and the Six Ramesean Stones in order to discover further necessary information regarding the Machine.
Wolf's people soon discovered that one of the Sacred Stones, the Twin Tablets of Thuthmosis, were apparently buried in Lalibala, so Wolf opened a mining operation to find the Tablets, using the local persecuted Jewish people as slave labour and employing the Catholics as guards.
Eventually, in late 2007, Vulture was able to learn where Jack and the Firestone were located, and Wolf began making preparations with Mao and the Chinese Major Black Dragon to invade the farm under the pretense of a Talisman Sabre exercise gone-wrong.
Shortly after Black Dragon's failure to secure Jack or the Firestone, Wolf arrived at the farmhouse and began examining his son's home, noting with some disdain Jack's domestication. After telling Black Dragon to contact Mao and have him proceed with the torture of Max Epper, he told the Chinese Major to kill himself for his failure. When Black Dragon protested, Wolf had Rapier carry out the order. With that, Wolf had Rapier prepare to focus their resources on locating Jack's plane, and then contacted someone (presumably in the Caldwell Group funding Wolf's endeavors) to inform them of the development.
Jack was soon located in Dubai at the Burj al Arab, thanks to Vulture's ally Scimitar, son of Sheik Abbas who supported the coalition. Jack was arranging a new meeting of nations to discuss the restoration of the Machine, and the American government, unaware of Wolf's rogue operations, genuinely wanted to join the coalition and sent the CIA attache Paul Robertson to the meeting. However, Robertson was in fact allied with Wolf's efforts, and so the pair decided to use the opportunity to find out what the coalition knew and insert Vulture, Scimitar and the Marine Astro into their team until Wolf decided the time was right.
The coalition's efforts after the meeting resulted in the team liberating Epper and Tank, recovering the Philosopher's Stone and discovering intel which would lead to the Vertices' locations. When the coalition made plans to rendezvous at Mortimer Island to determine their next move, Wolf journeyed there as well and watched the proceedings via a security feed. As the coalition team moved out to lay the first Pillar at Abu Simbel, Robertson met with Wolf to see what he wanted to do. Wolf decided that they would allow the coalition to proceed in order to learn from their experience, and then he would have his men move in to claim the Pillar, noting that Iolanthe was to be watched closely and not to alert Astro to his unknowing role as a mole.
When she learned of her ex-husband's death, Mae came out of hiding and resumed her public life. She didn't hold Jack responsible for Wolf's death, and gave no illusions as to her opinion of Wolf once she was freed of his shadow. (The Four Legendary Kingdoms)
Intelligent, yet conceited about it, Wolf looks down on anyone who isn't as smart as he is. He is obsessed with securing power for himself, and occasionally for his own country, and refuses to allow anything to stand in his way, even compassion. Some of his ideals are frowned upon greatly. Wolf feels a great sense of patriotism, and was heavily infuriated when his ex-wife divorced him in an Australian Court to spite his ego.
- As has been shown with the concept of yin-yang, Wolf does have some good inside of him, as demonstrated when he allowed Jack to live after his assistance getting through the Third Vertex.