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26th May '16 10:28:17 AM Ambaryerno
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* CivvieSpandex: Although Laura has had a few more traditional costumes (a variation of Wolverine's Shi'ar "wild" suit, her New X-Men, X-Force, and All-New X-Men uniforms, and now the Wolverine costume), she's spent almost as much time in civvies as she has in an actual costume: She was introduced in a {{Stripperific}] coat, corset/tank top, miniskirt, and fishnets ensemble (justified as she was a prostitute at the time), she actually spent more time in ''New X-Men'' wearing PaintedOnPants and a sports bra than in her actual uniform, wore a similar outfit for the duration of ''Avengers Academy'', and only wore her then-current X-Force uniform twice during the Liu series.

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* CivvieSpandex: Although Laura has had a few more traditional costumes (a variation of Wolverine's Shi'ar "wild" suit, her New X-Men, X-Force, and All-New X-Men uniforms, and now the Wolverine costume), she's spent almost as much time in civvies as she has in an actual costume: She was introduced in a {{Stripperific}] {{Stripperific}} coat, corset/tank top, miniskirt, and fishnets ensemble (justified as she was a prostitute at the time), she actually spent more time in ''New X-Men'' wearing PaintedOnPants and a sports bra than in her actual uniform, wore a similar outfit for the duration of ''Avengers Academy'', and only wore her then-current X-Force uniform twice during the Liu series.
26th May '16 10:23:28 AM Ambaryerno
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** Averted once she takes on Wolverine's mantle.
21st May '16 5:14:36 PM Doug86
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* WolverinePublicity: Played straight and at the same time played with in ''All-New Wolverine'' where various superheroes and villains, specifically Taskmaster, DoctorStrange, ComicBook/TheWasp, and [[spoiler: ComicBook/SquirrelGirl]] make appearances. Yes, other characters are now appearing in a Wolverine book to help establish the book.

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* WolverinePublicity: Played straight and at the same time played with in ''All-New Wolverine'' where various superheroes and villains, specifically Taskmaster, DoctorStrange, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, ComicBook/TheWasp, and [[spoiler: ComicBook/SquirrelGirl]] make appearances. Yes, other characters are now appearing in a Wolverine book to help establish the book.
17th May '16 4:56:11 AM Ambaryerno
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* ''Comicbook/{{AllNewWolverine}}'': [[LegacyCharacter Takes on the mantle]] of Wolverine.

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* ''Comicbook/{{AllNewWolverine}}'': ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'': [[LegacyCharacter Takes on the mantle]] of Wolverine.
17th May '16 4:55:44 AM Ambaryerno
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'''Laura Kinney''', AKA X-23, is a character owned by Creator/MarvelComics, and created by Craig Kyle and his writing partner Christopher Yost. The character first appeared in two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in 2003. Originally created for ''Evolution'' as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or other Marvel heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was written into the comics the following year. She made her comics debut with ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'' #3 (February, 2004), featuring a similar background to her ''Evolution'' counterpart except even DarkerAndEdgier.

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'''Laura Kinney''', AKA X-23, is a character owned by Creator/MarvelComics, and created by Craig Kyle and his writing partner Christopher Yost. The character first appeared in two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in 2003. Originally created for ''Evolution'' 2003 as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or using other Marvel heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was written into the comics the following year. She made her comics debut with ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'' #3 (February, 2004), featuring a similar background to her ''Evolution'' counterpart except even DarkerAndEdgier.
16th May '16 8:24:23 PM Ambaryerno
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X-23 is a character owned by Creator/MarvelComics, and created by Craig Kyle and his writing partner Christopher Yost. The character first appeared in episodes of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', in 2003. She was adapted to the comic medium in ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'' #3 (February, 2004).

A trained assassin, X-23, or '''Laura Kinney''', was created by the Weapon X offshoot known as the Facility, or HYDRA, depending on universe, using a damaged sample of Wolverine's DNA. The damage was greatest on the Y chromosome apparently so Dr. Deborah Risman in the series and the similar Dr. Sarah Kinney in the comics eventually had the brilliant idea to create [[OppositeSexClone a female copy instead]]. At last the 23rd attempt to clone [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]] was successful, thus X-23. However, Sarah Kinney states X-23 is technically a genetic twin rather than a true clone, making her Logan's sister. [[note]]Which is what a true clone actually is in RealLife, but not in comic books- as far as the comic is concerned the main difference is that she doesn't have Logan's 'GeneticMemory'.[[/note]] He later introduces her to her classmates at Xavier's this way, although they share more of a father-daughter relationship. Sarah Kinney also used some of her own genetic material to patch up gaps in the engineering, so X-23 is effectively her daughter (which may explain why Laura isn't short and hirsute).

Originally created for the WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution cartoon as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or other Marvel Heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was written into the comics, still scripted by her original creators. With a slight change in design (supposedly to make her look more like Wolverine, but in the end she looks ''less'' like Wolverine, with the only notable comparison other than power being much paler skin and darker hair (which depends on the artist anyway, while also making her much more feminine), and a switch in background that was virtually the same, only even more DarkerAndEdgier.

While in the ''Evolution'' cartoon, it was never specifically said so, in the comics only her claws are made of Adamantium, with her bones being normal. Because, instead of undergoing the same process as Wolverine, the scientists in the facility instead exposed her to massive levels of radiation to jump-start her healing factor at the age of seven, then forcibly removed her claws while she was wide awake and replaced them after being coated in Admantium. Yes, they did that.

She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. She grew up being emotionally and physically abused, in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. However, Dr. Sarah Kinney, the one scientist who treated her like a child, tried to free her, but X-23 had been conditioned with a special 'Trigger Scent' that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, and X-23 uncontrollably killed the good scientist. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura, as she had yet to be given a name.

After tracking down Logan, she was invited to join the X-Men, after a few years on the run, and soon grew a close relationship with some of the X-Men. However, it was retconned so that she only pretended to bond to them, and just saw them as interchangeable people, with only Logan being the one she would treat like a friend, and father. That changed after House Of M, where she was placed with some other students and eventually grew close relationships with fellow students Cessily 'Mercury' Kincaid, who had also been through a lot, Julian 'Hellion' Keller, who after being severely mistreated by him eventually became best friends, to the point she developed a crush on him, and Sooraya 'Dust' Qadir, who she gains a mutual respect for.

She later went on to join ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' in the 23rd issue, forming an friendship with fellow social misfit Finesse. She later is captured by the villain Arcade to participate in his later Murder World in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena''. Following the conclusion of ''Arena'', she returned to the X-Men beginning with ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' #20.

In addition to ''All-New X-Men'', Laura starred in the seven-issue ''Death of Wolverine: Logan's Legacy'' weekly series alongside Comicbook/{{Daken}}, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Mystique, and received a solo focus in issue 2. Following the conclusion of ''Logan's Legacy'', she joined the same cast in the weekly ongoing, ''Comicbook/{{Wolverines}}''.

Following ''[[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', Laura [[LegacyCharacter assumed the cowl of her deceased "father"]] and became Wolverine. She currently stars in a new solo series, ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'', and in volume 2 of ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''.

She also made a surprise appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.

In 2013 she became a playable character in the Website/{{Facebook}} game ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.

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X-23 '''Laura Kinney''', AKA X-23, is a character owned by Creator/MarvelComics, and created by Craig Kyle and his writing partner Christopher Yost. The character first appeared in two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in 2003. Originally created for ''Evolution'' as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or other Marvel heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was written into the comics the following year. She was adapted to the comic medium in ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'' made her comics debut with ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'' #3 (February, 2004).

A trained assassin, X-23, or '''Laura Kinney''',
2004), featuring a similar background to her ''Evolution'' counterpart except even DarkerAndEdgier.

X-23
was created by the Weapon X offshoot known as the Facility, or HYDRA, depending on universe, Facility,[[note]]Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} in ''Evolution''[[/note]] using a damaged sample of Wolverine's Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s DNA. The damage was greatest on the Y chromosome apparently chromosome, so Dr. Deborah Risman in the series ''Evolution'', and the similar Dr. Sarah Kinney in the comics comics, eventually had the brilliant idea to create [[OppositeSexClone a female copy instead]]. instead]] by duplicating the X chromosome. At last the 23rd attempt to clone [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]] X was successful, thus X-23. However, Sarah Kinney states notes X-23 is technically a genetic twin rather than a true clone, more accurately making her Logan's sister. [[note]]Which is what a true clone actually is in RealLife, but not in comic books- as far as the comic is concerned the main difference is that she doesn't have Logan's 'GeneticMemory'.[[/note]] He later introduces her to her classmates at Xavier's this way, although they share more of a father-daughter relationship. Sarah Kinney also used some of her own genetic material to patch up gaps in the engineering, so X-23 is effectively her daughter (which may explain why Laura isn't short and hirsute).

Originally created for the WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution cartoon as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or other Marvel Heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was written into the comics, still scripted by her original creators. With a slight change in design (supposedly to make her look more like Wolverine, but in the end she looks ''less'' like Wolverine, with the only notable comparison other than power being much paler skin and darker hair (which depends on the artist anyway, while also making her much more feminine), and a switch in background that was virtually the same, only even more DarkerAndEdgier.

While in the ''Evolution'' cartoon, it was never specifically said so, in the comics only her claws are made of Adamantium, with her bones being normal. Because, instead of undergoing the same process as Wolverine, the scientists in the facility instead exposed her to massive levels of radiation to jump-start her healing factor at the age of seven, then forcibly removed her claws while she was wide awake and replaced them after being coated in Admantium. Yes, they did that.

relationship.

She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. She grew up being emotionally X endured severe emotional and physically abused, physical abuse in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. However, Dr. Sarah Kinney, Her creator, the one scientist who treated her like a child, tried to free her, but X-23 had been conditioned with a special 'Trigger Scent' "trigger scent" that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, and X-23 uncontrollably killed the good scientist.forcing X to kill her. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura, as she had yet to be Laura.[[note]]She was never given a name.

name other than X-23 in ''Evolution''[[/note]]

After tracking down Logan, Logan she was invited to join the X-Men, after a few years on the run, and soon grew a close relationship with some of the X-Men. However, it was retconned so that she only pretended to bond to them, and just saw them as interchangeable people, with only Logan being the one she would treat like a friend, and father. That changed after House Of M, where she was placed with some other students and eventually grew close relationships with fellow students Cessily 'Mercury' Kincaid, who had also has been through a lot, Julian 'Hellion' Keller, who after being severely mistreated by him eventually mainstay in the ''X-Men'' books ever since. X-23 became best friends, to a BreakoutCharacter after her introduction, and is perhaps the point she developed a crush on him, most successful and Sooraya 'Dust' Qadir, who she gains a mutual respect for.

She later went on to join ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' in
popular X-Man introduced during the 23rd issue, forming 2000s.

[[AC:Notable Comics Appearances]]
* ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'': First comics appearance.
* ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'': First appearance in a main X-title.
* ''Comicbook/InnocenceLost'': Origin story, part 1.
* ''X-23: Target X'': Origin stroy, part 2.
* ''[[Comicbook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'': First major/lead appearance in
an friendship with fellow social misfit Finesse. She later is captured by the villain Arcade to participate in his later Murder World in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena''. Following the conclusion of ''Arena'', she returned to the X-Men beginning with ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' #20.

In addition to ''All-New X-Men'', Laura starred in the seven-issue ''Death
ongoing title.
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Force}}''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersArena''
* ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen''
* ''[[Comicbook/DeathOfWolverine Death
of Wolverine: Logan's Legacy'' weekly series alongside Comicbook/{{Daken}}, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Mystique, and received a solo focus in issue 2. Following the conclusion of ''Logan's Legacy'', she joined the same cast in the weekly ongoing, ''Comicbook/{{Wolverines}}''.

Following ''[[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', Laura
The Logan Legacy]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Wolverines}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{AllNewWolverine}}'':
[[LegacyCharacter assumed Takes on the cowl mantle]] of her deceased "father"]] and became Wolverine. She currently stars in a new solo series, ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'', and in volume 2 of ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''.

She also made a surprise appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.

Wolverine.

[[AC:Appearances
In 2013 she became a playable character in the Website/{{Facebook}} game ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.
Other Media]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution: First appearance.
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest''




!!The following tropes apply to X-23 as a character



* DarkerAndEdgier: As badly as X-23 suffered in ''Evolution'', her better-known comics version endured even ''worse''. To the point that when she made her bow in the comics, it was as a virtually mute and catatonic child prostitute.



* YouAreNumberSix: Laura's Facility designation, X-23. She's almost never called this by her friends and teammates, who at most just use "X" as a nickname, but otherwise call her Laura even in the field when they use their own codenames (she doesn't even use her official codename, Talon). When Emma Frost tried to drive Laura away from the school with a projection of her slain mother, the "ghost" calling her X-23 tipped off Laura to what was really happening, as Sarah would never have called her by that designation. By contrast, Kimura ''always'' refers to her as X-23, which is done deliberately to dehumanize and belittle her.

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* YouAreNumberSix: YouAreNumberSix:
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Laura's Facility designation, X-23. She's almost never called this by her friends and teammates, who at most just use "X" as a nickname, but otherwise call her Laura even in the field when they use their own codenames (she doesn't even use her official codename, Talon). When Emma Frost tried to drive Laura away from the school with a projection of her slain mother, the "ghost" calling her X-23 tipped off Laura to what was really happening, as Sarah would never have called her by that designation. By contrast, Kimura ''always'' refers to her as X-23, which is done deliberately to dehumanize and belittle her.her.
** X-23 was the only name she was ever given in her two appearances in ''Evolution''.



''For'' X-23: Innocence Lost ''see the page [[Comicbook/InnocenceLost here]].''

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!!The following tropes apply to X-23's solo ongoings and miniseries

''For'' X-23: Innocence Lost ''see the page [[Comicbook/InnocenceLost here]].''\\
''For'' All-New Wolverine ''see the page [[Comicbook/AllNewWolverine here]].
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16th May '16 12:27:25 PM Ambaryerno
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: After taking up the Wolverine name for herself. However while she ''does'' have as vicious a temper, she's much more in control of it than Logan was. Her cooler head doesn't make her any less fierce or determined a fighter, though.
13th May '16 6:38:38 PM Ambaryerno
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* MobWar: In ''Target: X'', the Facility is hired by Comicbook/TheKingpin to put an end to one between himself and Fade, a mutant gangster attempting to muscle in on his territory. X assassinates Fade in his own office, and later takes out his wife and child, as well.


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* TrojanPrisoner: In order to get close to the albino gangster Fade, whose powers allow him to become invisible to the naked eye and even technological tracking devices, Laura masquerades as Kingpin's "niece," Samantha. Fisk then [[FeedTheMole feeds information]] to Fade via a mole in his organization leading the gangster to kidnap her, bringing her right where she needs to be to pick up the trigger scent-laced letter her target was slipped as part of the plan.
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** Because of her experiences as an abused prostitute she's developed into something of a WifeBasherBasher. She first came to the X-Men's attention when she killed a few pimps and Wolverine was accidentally implicated in ''Uncanny X-Men''. During her own solo one-shot, Laura unceremoniously beheaded ''another'' pimp she caught smacking a girl around. She killed another man after he murdered a girl she believed was a prostitute sent to try recruiting her (she wasn't, and it turned out the truth was a ''lot'' worse).
*** The ''one'' time she's ever been pushed past her RageBreakingPoint and descended into a true blind rage occurred during the Girls' Night Out arc of the Liu series, when Laura ran across one of Zebra Daddy's ex-goons and discovered the remnants of his gang were still trafficking girls. Not at all helped when [[TooDumbToLive the guy taunted her about her past]]. Even ''Black Widow'' was shocked by the bloody aftermath of her RoaringRampageOfRescue and called her out on [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness how unlike her it was]].

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** Because of her experiences as an abused prostitute she's developed into something of a WifeBasherBasher. She first came to the X-Men's attention when she killed a few pimps and Wolverine was accidentally implicated in ''Uncanny X-Men''. During her own solo one-shot, Laura unceremoniously beheaded ''another'' pimp she caught smacking a girl around. She killed another man after he murdered a girl she believed was a prostitute sent to try recruiting her (she wasn't, and it turned out the truth was a ''lot'' worse).
*** The ''one'' time she's ever been pushed past her
worse). See RageBreakingPoint and descended into a true blind rage occurred during the Girls' Night Out arc of the Liu series, when Laura ran across one of Zebra Daddy's ex-goons and discovered the remnants of his gang were still trafficking girls. Not at all helped when [[TooDumbToLive the guy taunted her about her past]]. Even ''Black Widow'' was shocked by the bloody aftermath of her RoaringRampageOfRescue and called her out on [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness how unlike her it was]].below.
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* BadassLongcoat: Starts wearing these occasionally over her uniform in ''All-New Wolverine''. Mostly for practical purposes, either because it's raining, it's cold, or she wants to cover up her costume.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Demonstrates this with her cousin Megan, even though Megan is established as older. She also has it towards her elder "brother" Daken when he loses his healing factor in ''Wolverines'', and the Sisters in ''All-New Wolverine''.
* BigBrotherMentor: Laura falls into this role with Gabby over the course of ''All-New Wolverine'', and the series makes use of {{Call Back}}s and BookEnds to subtly demonstrate her teaching Gabby some of the lessons she learned from her ''own'' BigBrotherMentor, Logan.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Demonstrates this with her cousin Megan, even though Megan is established as older. She also has it towards her elder "brother" Daken when he loses his healing factor in ''Wolverines'', and the Sisters in ''All-New Wolverine''.
* BigBrotherMentor: Laura falls into this role with Gabby over the course of ''All-New Wolverine'', and the series makes use of {{Call Back}}s and BookEnds to subtly demonstrate her teaching Gabby some of the lessons she learned from her ''own'' BigBrotherMentor, Logan.
''Wolverines''.



** Made much more prominent in ''All-New Wolverine'' where she's become much more adept at not using lethal force. Dr. Strange notes that she's actually much better at keeping it in control than Logan ever was.



* TheChosenOne: She was once ComicBook/CaptainUniverse's vessel. More recently, [[spoiler:a mark associated with Captain Universe appeared on her hand, suggesting a more permanent association.]]
** In the ''Chaos Theory'' arc of her ongoing series, [[spoiler:the Enigma Force tells her that she's the future heir to its power]].

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* TheChosenOne: She was once ComicBook/CaptainUniverse's vessel. More recently, [[spoiler:a mark associated with Captain Universe appeared on her hand, suggesting a more permanent association.]]
**
]] In the ''Chaos Theory'' arc of her ongoing series, [[spoiler:the Enigma Force tells her that she's the future heir to its power]].



** It also tends to vary depending on her self-esteem. When she first appeared she thought very little of herself; for a time she viewed herself as expendable in part because she was a clone. Laura even told Elixir ''not'' to hold back when fighting an army of clones created by Sinister because, as Vanisher said, they were "just" clones (Elixir himself disagreed). However after CharacterDevelopment greatly improved her sense of self worth, she's now come to believe that clones are just as "real" as normal people. To the point that in ''All-New Wolverine'' she demands Alchemax treat the Sisters as ''people'', not merely experiments, if they want her help in stopping them.

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** It also tends to vary depending on her self-esteem. When she first appeared she thought very little of herself; for a time she viewed herself as expendable in part because she was a clone. Laura even told Elixir ''not'' to hold back when fighting an army of clones created by Sinister because, as Vanisher said, they were "just" clones (Elixir himself disagreed). However after CharacterDevelopment greatly improved her sense of self worth, she's now come to believe that clones are just as "real" as normal people. To the point that in ''All-New Wolverine'' she demands Alchemax treat the Sisters as ''people'', not merely experiments, if they want her help in stopping them.



** Averted entirely in ''All-new Wolverine'' where most everyone calls her Wolverine.
* CoolBigSis: Was one to her cousin Megan, (even though the timeline in ''Innocence Lost'' suggests Megan is actually somewhat older) and Jubilee is one to her. She also plays this role to her clones in ''All-New Wolverine'', especially to Gabby who is much younger than her.

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** Averted entirely in ''All-new Wolverine'' where most everyone calls her Wolverine.
* CoolBigSis: Was one to her cousin Megan, (even though the timeline in ''Innocence Lost'' suggests Megan is actually somewhat older) and Jubilee is one to her. She also plays this role to her clones in ''All-New Wolverine'', especially to Gabby who is much younger than her.



* DeathSeeker: Downplayed in recent years, but much more evident in her past.
** Her constant cutting of her wrists as well as her agreement to take part in X-Force seems to confirm this. Made pretty obvious when she asks Jubilee to kill her if she succumbs to the trigger scent after tempting Jubilee with her blood 'just to see if she would kill her.
** Her attack on Nimrod, which would have killed her if not for Hellion's unexpected intervention, also implies this.
** She was willing to throw herself in a furnace after being infected with the Legacy Virus in X-Force to prevent it from spreading again, and Elixir had to ''talk her into'' allowing him to heal her.

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* DeathSeeker: Downplayed in recent years, but much more evident in her past.
** Her constant cutting of her wrists as well as her agreement to take part in X-Force seems to confirm this. Made pretty obvious
past, when she asks Jubilee to kill her if she succumbs to the trigger scent after tempting Jubilee with her blood 'just to see if she would kill her.
** Her attack on Nimrod, which would have killed her if not for Hellion's unexpected intervention, also implies this.
** She
was willing to throw sacrifice herself in for others without hesitation, and took many actions that were potentially suicidal (such as casting herself into a furnace after being when she was infected with the Legacy Virus in X-Force to prevent it from spreading again, and until Elixir had managed to ''talk convince her into'' allowing to let him to heal her.her).



* FastballSpecial: Although not as frequently as the TropeMaker himself, Laura has gotten her shot at it as well. Laura and SpiderMan have their own version of this, while Warren gets in on the act as well. ''In-flight''. She finally got her chance to do a traditional one during a team-up with Comicbook/SheHulk in the May, 2016 issue of ''Year Of Marvels''.

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* FastballSpecial: Although not as frequently as the TropeMaker himself, Laura has gotten her shot at it as well. Laura and SpiderMan have their own version of this, while Warren gets in on the act several times as well. ''In-flight''.''[[UpToEleven In-flight]]''. She finally got her chance to do a traditional one during a team-up with Comicbook/SheHulk in the May, 2016 issue of ''Year Of Marvels''.



* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Even more important since, unlike Logan, her lack of a full adamantium skeleton leaves her bones and organs much more exposed. Highlighted in issue #1 of ''All-New Wolverine'', where she actually survives [[BoomHeadshot being shot in the head]] with no worse effects than a bit of short term memory loss.

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Even more important since, unlike Logan, her lack of a full adamantium skeleton leaves her bones and organs much more exposed. Highlighted in issue #1 of ''All-New Wolverine'', where she actually survives [[BoomHeadshot being shot in the head]] with no worse effects than a bit of short term memory loss.



* HatesBeingTouched: Rarely ever initiates physical contact, even with people she likes. When Gambit puts his hand on her shoulder while she's having a HeroicBSOD, she instinctively lashes out with her claws. Justified in that most physical contact she received as a child was abusive, and such feelings are very much TruthInTelevision among abuse victims. It becomes downplayed due to CharacterDevelopment, to the point she's willing to accept displays of affection from her boyfriend, Warren, in ''All-New Wolverine''.

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* HatesBeingTouched: Rarely ever initiates physical contact, even with people she likes. When Gambit puts his hand on her shoulder while she's having a HeroicBSOD, she instinctively lashes out with her claws. Justified in that most physical contact she received as a child was abusive, and such feelings are very much TruthInTelevision among abuse victims. It becomes downplayed due to CharacterDevelopment, to the point she's willing to accept displays of affection from her boyfriend, Warren, in ''All-New Wolverine''.Warren.



* HugeGirlTinyGuy: DependingOnTheArtist. Her height vs. Logan's height varies a lot. Mostly due to how Logan's height changed since Creator/HughJackman played him in the movie (Logan started at 5'2", spent a lot of time at 5'5", and now is sometimes drawn actually ''tall''.) During New X-Men, Laura was half a head shorter than Logan. She is also usually depicted as shorter than her primary love interests, Hellion and Warren. The latter is even OneHeadTaller in ''All-New Wolverine''. She's officially listed 5'1", so canonically would be this towards most anyone.

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* HugeGirlTinyGuy: DependingOnTheArtist. Her height vs. Logan's height varies a lot. Mostly due to how Logan's height changed since Creator/HughJackman played him in the movie (Logan started at 5'2", spent a lot of time at 5'5", and now is sometimes drawn actually ''tall''.) During New X-Men, Laura was half a head shorter than Logan. She is also usually depicted as shorter than her primary love interests, Hellion and Warren. The latter is even OneHeadTaller in ''All-New Wolverine''. She's officially listed at 5'1", so canonically would be this towards most anyone.



** When she takes on Wolverine's mantle, she does so by wearing a variation of his iconic blue and yellow outfit.



* ImplacableMan: If Laura was sent to kill you, she ''would. Not. Stop.'' until you were dead, and if you were marked with the trigger scent, ''nothing'' would save you. In ''Innocence Lost'' the only mission she never completed successfully was killing Martin Sutter's family, and only because she ''chose'' to spare their son Henry (though her solo series later retconned this to suggest she had spared others in the past as well). Unfortunately, this comes back to bite the Facility themselves ''hard'' when Sarah gets fed up with their abuse and turns Laura loose against them. Once Sarah orders her to take them down, nothing could stop her from slaughtering everyone ([[TheDogBitesBack not that she needed to be ordered to do it]]) Laura still retains this tenacity even after joining the X-Men, for example fighting back viciously against Kimura even though she can't kill her. She ''will'' keep coming unless you can inflict enough damage to knock her out, and once she ''does'' get back up she'll just come after you again.

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* ImplacableMan: If Laura was sent to kill you, she ''would. Not. Stop.'' until you were dead, and if you were marked with the trigger scent, ''nothing'' would save you. In ''Innocence Lost'' the only mission she never completed successfully was killing Martin Sutter's family, and only because she ''chose'' to spare their son Henry (though her solo series later retconned this to suggest she had spared others in the past as well). Unfortunately, this comes back to bite the Facility themselves ''hard'' when Sarah gets fed up with their abuse and turns Laura loose against them. Once Sarah orders her to take them down, nothing could stop her from slaughtering everyone ([[TheDogBitesBack not that she needed to be ordered to do it]]) it]]). Laura still retains this tenacity even after joining the X-Men, for example fighting back viciously against Kimura even though she can't kill her. She ''will'' keep coming unless you can inflict enough damage to knock her out, and once she ''does'' get back up she'll just come after you again.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: She would like to be, but doesn't really know how. During her time with the New X-Men, she was about as close as possible for any X-Man to be. She was actually going to school with other kids her own age for a short time.
** Heavily foreshadowed in her origin story when her mother would read her ''Pinocchio''.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: She would like to be, but doesn't really know how. During her time with the New X-Men, she was about as close as possible for any X-Man to be. She was actually going to school with other kids her own age for a short time.
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time. Heavily foreshadowed in her origin story when her mother would read her ''Pinocchio''.



* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She was developing a good relationship with her maternal aunt and cousin, so getting as far away from them as she could was the best thing she could think of doing for them. Of course, it didn't help that Kimura was chasing her and had already tried to kill them.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Laura is fond of this, usually to the horror of her teammates.

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* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She was developing a good relationship with her maternal aunt and cousin, so getting as far away from them as she could was the best thing she could think of doing for them. Of course, it didn't help that Kimura was chasing her and had already tried to kill them.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Laura is fond of this, usually to the horror shock of her teammates. One of her most famous moments comes from a panel of her popping her claws into the skull of a Purifier during ''Second Coming'', as Nightcrawler watched in horror.



* JuniorCounterpart: To her father, Wolverine. She's got all the same powers, but is a lot more prone to charging in than he is, due to being raised as a weapon since birth, and because she is just younger.
** She later on gets her own in the form of her clone, Gabby. [[spoiler: Especially once it's revealed that she does have claws.]]

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* JuniorCounterpart: To her father, Wolverine. She's got Wolverine, with all the same powers, but is a lot more prone to charging in than he is, due to being raised as a weapon since birth, and because she is just younger.
** She later on gets her own in the form of her clone, Gabby. [[spoiler: Especially once
powers. However it's revealed mildly subverted in that she does have claws.]]Laura is much more tactical and in control of her anger than Logan ever was.



* MoralityPet: Acts as one for Wolverine. Gambit as well in her self titled series, and he also sometimes acts as one to her. Hellion can be considered hers during their time with the New X-Men.
** She's become one for Daken, as well. Laura is one of the only people he has demonstrated genuine affection and respect for, and during ''Wolverines'' her influence pushes him towards being much more of a lighter shade of gray.

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* MoralityPet: Acts as one for Wolverine. Gambit as well in her self titled series, and he also sometimes acts as one to her. Hellion can be considered hers during their time with the New X-Men.
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X-Men. She's become one for Daken, as well. Laura is one of the only people he has demonstrated genuine affection and respect for, and during ''Wolverines'' her influence pushes him towards being much more of a lighter shade of gray.



* MyGreatestFailure: Laura is deeply haunted by and remorseful over all of the deaths she caused.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Laura is deeply haunted by and remorseful over all of the deaths she caused.caused, and once even asked Ghost Rider to use his Penance Stare on her because she believed she deserved punishment for all of her killings.



** She once even asked Ghost Rider to use his Penance Stare on her because she believed she deserved punishment for all of her killings.



* ParentalSubstitute: Becomes one to her little "sister", Gabby, in issue 7 of ''All-New Wolverine''.



* PromotionToParent: Laura is unsure sure what to do with Gabby in the aftermath of the "Four Sisters" arc of ''All-New Wolverine'', and at first believes she needs to find somewhere else where she can be safe and live a normal life. However after some introspection on her own relationship with Logan in issue 7, Laura decides to take her in herself, and becomes this.



** She ends up on the receiving end of these on separate occasions in ''All-New Wolverine'' #7, from both Gabby and Squirrel-Girl.



* TechnicalPacifist: Has steadily been evolving into this over the course of her life. While even from early on she hated killing, when she first joined the X-Men she was utterly ruthless and unflinching with her use of lethal force. Usually to the horror of her friends and teammates. However over time she's become increasingly reluctant to cut loose, until by the time she takes on the Wolverine name she makes every effort to avoid killing. However holding back from taking a life doesn't mean she's not completely willing and able to maim, dismember, and otherwise beat the ever-loving shit out of someone. And it doesn't mean she ''won't'' kill, either, and she very clearly establishes that there ''are'' limits to how much she'll tolerate.
-->'''Bellona:''' (After being prevented from killing) Great, "Wolverine" is a Pacifist.\\
'''Laura:''' I don't think you can call me a pacifist when we are surrounded by people I've just beaten up.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Has steadily been evolving into this over the course of her life. While even from early on she hated killing, when she first joined the X-Men she was utterly ruthless and unflinching with her use of lethal force. Usually to the horror of her friends and teammates. However over time she's become increasingly reluctant to cut loose, until by the time she takes on the Wolverine name she makes every effort to avoid killing. However holding back from taking a life doesn't mean she's not completely willing and able to maim, dismember, and otherwise beat the ever-loving shit out of someone. And it doesn't mean she ''won't'' kill, either, and she very clearly establishes that there ''are'' limits to how much she'll tolerate.\n-->'''Bellona:''' (After being prevented from killing) Great, "Wolverine" is a Pacifist.\\\n'''Laura:''' I don't think you can call me a pacifist when we are surrounded by people I've just beaten up.



* WolverinePublicity: Why she was created in the first place. Ironically inverted in ''All-New Wolverine'', with Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}}, Comicbook/DoctorStrange, and Comicbook/TheWasp all appearing in the first arc to help establish Laura as Wolverine.


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* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She was developing a good relationship with her aunt and cousin during ''Target: X'', so getting as far away from them as she could was the best thing she could think of doing for them. Of course, it didn't help that Kimura was chasing her and had already tried to kill them.
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