History ComicBook / X23

3rd Jan '17 4:49:10 PM Ambaryerno
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Subject to this in her early appearances in ''Uncanny X-Men'', before her personality was formally established in ''Innocence Lost'', ''Target: X'', and ''New X-Men''. For example in ''Uncanny'' she immediately introduces herself as "X-23" when she encounters Wolverine, even though she later would rarely use that name herself. ''Uncanny'' also suggests that she and Logan had never met before, or that Logan had no idea who she was, even though ''Target X'' would establish that Sarah Kinney sent him a copy of her letter before attempting to free her.[[note]]This was later retconned to Logan pretending for her benefit.[[/note]] And while she's always been portrayed as anti-social, under Claremont it manifested as a much more snarling and FeralChild personality than TheStoic she's best known as. She's also frequently drawn aping Psylocke's mannerisms in the background in ''Uncanny'', something that would be out of character under her later characterization.



* FeralChild: Her depiction under the pen of Chris Claremont in her appearances in ''Uncanny X-Men''.



* HeroWorship: Of Logan. Funny thing about it is that it didn't start until after he died.

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** A series of {{Funny Background Event}}s in her early appearances in ''Uncanny X-Men'' suggested she had some of this for Psylocke, as she could often be seen in the back of panels mimicking Betsy's mannerisms.
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Logan. Funny thing about it is that it didn't start until after he died.died, such as dyeing her forelocks gold and blue in his memory.
3rd Jan '17 4:14:49 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* HeroWorship: Of Logan. Funny thing about it is that it didn't start until after he died.
11th Dec '16 9:35:44 PM Ambaryerno
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* WouldHurtAChild: On several occasions Laura was ordered to kill children by her handlers, and in fact her very first mission sees her slaughtering a presidential candidate, his wife, and kids (and possibly other children present in the room, as well). However see RetCon above and under the series tropes below.
11th Dec '16 9:33:41 PM Ambaryerno
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* RetCon: As noted above, the Liu series retconned Laura's sparing of Henry Sutter. Prior to this series, Laura was established to have never failed to complete an assignment. However in "Chaos Theory" Laura goes to confront a child whose parents she murdered, and was ''supposed'' to kill him as well. Rather than Henry Sutter, however, Liu instead introduces another individual entirely, as well as establishing that there were even more cases where she refused to carry out her orders.
1st Dec '16 2:00:30 PM Ambaryerno
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* RetCon: Laura's decision to spare Henry Sutter in ''Innocence Lost'' is treated as significant in that book because she never failed to complete a mission, and her refusing to kill him is a sign to Sarah that her humanity hadn't been entirely stolen from her. Later books introduce more people that Laura failed to kill as ordered. Some were other children she chose to spare (Liu series), and at least one individual she [[EyeScream maimed]], but managed to escape (''All-New Wolverine'').
21st Nov '16 7:21:10 AM Ambaryerno
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* TeensAreShort: Laura has always been depicted as quite small, and many characters express disbelief that she is one of the world's most dangerous assassins when they meet her. Even by the time she's 18-19 in ''All-New Wolverine'' she's only ''5'1"''.
8th Nov '16 8:56:26 PM Ambaryerno
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* StrongerThanTheyLook: Laura is a short, slight, pretty teenage girl, and outwardly she doesn't seem particularly threatening. However one secondary effect of her HealingFactor is that her muscle and bone tissue is much denser than that of a normal human. As a result, her muscles exert more force than that of a typical girl her size. Additionally, her bones are stronger and harder to break, which reduces another limit since her muscles are capable of greater exertion without risk of breaking her own bones.[[note]]Human muscles are actually strong enough to ''break your own bones'' in extreme feats of strength, which is one reason why biological safeguards normally prevent you from utilizing the full extent of your strength.[[/note]]

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* StrongerThanTheyLook: Laura is a short, slight, pretty teenage girl, and outwardly she doesn't seem particularly threatening. However one secondary effect of her HealingFactor is that her muscle and bone tissue is much denser than that of a normal human. As a result, her muscles exert more force than that of a typical girl her size. Additionally, her bones are stronger and harder to break, which reduces another limit since her muscles are capable of greater exertion without risk of breaking her own bones.[[note]]Human muscles are actually strong enough to ''break your own bones'' in extreme feats of strength, which is one reason why biological safeguards normally prevent you from utilizing the full extent of your strength.[[/note]] In fact Laura was fully capable of lifting carrying ''Old Man Logan'' on her back, and climbing out of Fin Fang Foom's digestive tract, adamantium skeleton and all.[[note]]Granted, much of Logan's lower torso was [[{{Squick}} partially digested]], but his skeleton alone weighs around 100lbs or more.[[/note]]
5th Nov '16 10:56:49 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* RapeAsBackstory: Subtly done: Laura was no older than ''fifteen'' in ''NYX'', during which time she was a prostitute under a sadistic and violent pimp. As she was legally unable to provide consent to most, if not all, of her Johns,[[note]]age of consent in New York City where she was living at the time is 17, while a teenager younger than 16 and older than 13 can legally have sex with someone no more than four years older than them[[/note]] ''and'' the fact that she was essentially forced into sexual slavery by her circumstances and Zebra Daddy's violent control over her (who it's implied ''also'' had sex with her), Laura was a victim of statutory (and possible ''actual'') rape.

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* RapeAsBackstory: Subtly done: Laura was no older than ''fifteen'' in ''NYX'', during which time she was a prostitute under a sadistic and violent pimp. As she was legally unable to provide consent to most, if not all, of her Johns,[[note]]age of consent in New York City where she was living at the time is 17, while a teenager younger than 16 and older than 13 can legally have sex with someone no more than four years older than them[[/note]] ''and'' the fact that she was essentially forced into sexual slavery by her circumstances and Zebra Daddy's violent control over her (who it's implied ''also'' had sex with raped her), Laura was a victim of statutory (and possible ''actual'') rape.
24th Oct '16 1:06:19 PM Ambaryerno
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* StrongerThanTheyLook: Laura is a short, slight, pretty teenage girl, and outwardly she doesn't seem particularly threatening. However one secondary effect of her HealingFactor is that her muscle and bone tissue is much denser than that of a normal human. As a result, her muscles exert more force than that of a typical girl her size. Additionally, her bones are stronger and harder to break, which reduces another limit since her muscles are capable of greater exertion without risk of breaking her own bones.[[note]]Human muscles are actually strong enough to ''break your own bones'' in extreme feats of strength, which is one reason why biological safeguards normally prevent you from utilizing the full extent of your strength.[[/note]]
22nd Oct '16 10:56:49 PM Ambaryerno
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* RaceLift:
** Ironically it's her most familiar iteration that's the RaceLift: In her original appearance in ''X-Men: Evolution'', X-23 is AmbiguouslyBrown, with features that have been interpreted as anything from Latina to First Nations. WordOfGod states she was modeled on the girl who was ethnic who posed for the reference shoot as a thank you. However In the books she was made canonically Caucasian (which, considering she's a clone of Logan, makes sense that she would share his ethnicity). This extends to most other versions of Laura in both the comics and other media, who are also depicted as Caucasian.

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In her original appearance in ''X-Men: Evolution'', X-23 is AmbiguouslyBrown, with features that have been interpreted as anything from Latina to First Nations. WordOfGod states she was modeled on the girl who was ethnic who posed for the reference shoot as a thank you. However In the you.
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books she was made her canonically Caucasian (which, considering she's a clone of Logan, makes sense that she would share his ethnicity). This extends to most other versions of Laura in both the comics and other media, who are also depicted as Caucasian.
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