History ComicBook / X23

16th Jun '17 10:32:13 AM Ambaryerno
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* AbortedArc: Because of the Liu series' cancellation, there were several plot threads that have since been abandoned and not been revisited in other series. In particular the Hooded Woman from the Madripoor and Paris arcs and Laura's destiny as heir to the Enigma Force.



** When Hellverine is poking around Laura's mind during "The Killing Dream" arc of the Liu series, he runs across Gamesmaster, who has been inhabiting her consciousness since her one-shot. Gamesmaster tried to drive him out but was defeated, and Hellverine presents him to Laura as a gift.

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** When Hellverine is poking around Laura's mind during "The Killing Dream" arc of the Liu series, he runs across Gamesmaster, who has been inhabiting her consciousness since her one-shot.one-shot (also by Liu, and preceding the ongoing series). Gamesmaster tried to drive him out but was defeated, and Hellverine presents him to Laura as a gift.



** "Songs of the Orphan Child" has two significant ones:
*** Ms. Sinister is losing control of her body to Sinister due to an injury she received from Daken during ''his'' solo series.
*** Also, Sinister himself. His taking control of Claudine's body is the result of a CrazyPrepared attempt to return from death after he was killed by Mystique during ''Messiah Complex''.

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** * Continuity Nod: "Songs of the Orphan Child" has two significant ones:
*** ** Ms. Sinister is losing control of her body to Sinister due to an injury she received from Daken during ''his'' solo series.
*** ** Also, Sinister himself. His taking control of Claudine's body is the result of a CrazyPrepared attempt to return from death after he was killed by Mystique during ''Messiah Complex''.
16th Jun '17 9:58:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Laura Kinney, a.k.a. 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 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.

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Laura Kinney, a.k.a. 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 as an alternative to giving [[WolverinePublicity Logan more focus]] or using other Marvel heroes, X-23 quickly became an EnsembleDarkhorse and was [[CanonImmigrant written into the comics 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.
9th Jun '17 8:10:37 AM Ambaryerno
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2nd Jun '17 11:43:54 AM Ambaryerno
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* MsFanservice: Her most common civvies include [[OfCorsetsSexy corsets]], {{Dangerously Short Skirt}}s, ZettaiRyouiki, StockingFiller, BareYourMidriff, and PaintedOnPants. Even her uniforms have traditionally been more revealing, such as her X-Force outfit.

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* MsFanservice: MsFanservice:
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Her most common civvies include [[OfCorsetsSexy corsets]], {{Dangerously Short Skirt}}s, ZettaiRyouiki, StockingFiller, BareYourMidriff, and PaintedOnPants. Even her uniforms have traditionally been more revealing, such as her X-Force outfit.outfit.
** Although downplayed more recently, with her civilian style becoming a bit more casual and modest, her wearing the classic Gold and Blue spandex as Wolverine is [[Rule63 its own brand of fanservice for some]]. That the costume is skin-tight still leads to more conventional MaleGaze moments (including quite infamously in a clear shot of her backside in the ''Monsters Unleashed'' tie-in to ''All-New X-Men'', and on the cover to the final issue of ''Comicbook/InhumansVsXMen'').
18th May '17 5:58:54 AM DrImpossible
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** Because she was originally introduced in ''X-Men: Evolution'', her ''best known'' incarnation from the main Marvel Universe is actually the alternate.

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** Because she She was originally introduced in ''X-Men: Evolution'', her ''best known'' incarnation an alternate universe from the Marvel's main Marvel Universe is actually the alternate.universe, 616.
18th May '17 4:00:18 AM DrImpossible
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She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. X-23 endured severe emotional and physical abuse in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. 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" that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, forcing X to kill her. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura.[[note]]She was never given a name other than X-23 in ''Evolution''[[/note]]

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She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. X-23 endured severe emotional and physical abuse in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. 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" that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, forcing X to kill her. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura.[[note]]She was never given a name onscreen other than X-23 in ''Evolution''[[/note]]
21st Apr '17 10:59:48 AM Ambaryerno
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* FanserviceWithASmile: Her first encounter with the X-Men in ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' came while working as a waitress at "Wannabees," a mutant-themed night club where the attractive female staff dresses as mutant superheroes.



* {{Flanderization}}:
** Once her backstory was revealed, Laura was established as a highly-skilled fighter, and a [[GeniusBruiser very intelligent]] and [[BadassBookworm highly educated]] young girl with extensive assassin and black ops training, while ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'' expanded upon this further by revealing her to be a gifted strategist as well. Most writers now completely ignore everything after "highly-skilled fighter," and give her all the subtlety in combat of LeeroyJenkins.
* FeralChild: Her depiction under the pen of Chris Claremont in her appearances in ''Uncanny X-Men''.

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* {{Flanderization}}:
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{{Flanderization}}: Once her backstory was revealed, Laura was established as a highly-skilled fighter, and a [[GeniusBruiser very intelligent]] and [[BadassBookworm highly educated]] young girl with extensive assassin and black ops training, while ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'' expanded upon this further by revealing her to be a gifted strategist as well. Most writers now completely ignore everything after "highly-skilled fighter," and give her all the subtlety in combat of LeeroyJenkins.
* FeralChild: Her depiction under the pen of Chris Claremont in her appearances in ''Uncanny X-Men''. Also how she's presented in the first half of ''Logan''.



* 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'').

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* RetCon: RetCon:
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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'').Wolverine'').
** Her first appearance in a main X-Men title came in ''Uncanny X-Men'' under Claremont, and she first met Wolverine when he, Rachel, and the rest of the X-Men tracked her to Wannabee's, a mutant-themed nightclub. It's established in ''Uncanny'' that Logan had never even ''heard'' of Laura before. However this was retconned by creators Chris Yost and Craig Kyle in ''Target X'' and ''New X-Men'': ''Target X'' established that Sarah informed Logan of her existence by sending him a copy of the letter she left for Laura. ''New X-Men'' changed their meeting in ''Uncanny'' to be staged for the benefit of the rest of the X-Men, with Logan pretending he didn't know her.
13th Apr '17 1:53:30 PM Ambaryerno
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* VillainousCrush: Laura has picked up a couple of these:
** Kimura is her ArchNemesis, whose obsession with X veers into full-on StalkerWithACrush, to the point that her obsession over Laura reads like a jilted PsychoExGirlfriend.
** During the time she spent as a {{Streetwalker}} in ''NYX'' she was her pimp, Zebra Daddy's, favorite girl (and it's ''heavily'' suggested he sampled the goods himself). To the point that her running away with Kiden Nixon's group, after a John committed suicide during one of their sessions, drove the rest of the plot with Daddy's escalating efforts to get her back.
** Gamesmaster an omnipath who can read all minds, ''everywhere'', and ''can't turn it off'' developed an obsession with her because he finds her mind a refreshingly quiet and peaceful place to hang out. Whether or not Laura actually welcomes his presence in her head never enters into his considerations, and he frequently addresses her with endearments, calling her his "wicked, lovely girl."
** Hellverine wants her to lead his armies, and it's heavily implied that he just plain ''wants'' her. He captures the above-mentioned Gamesmaster when he finds him poking around Laura's mind, and presents him muzzled and in chains as a gift (Gamesmaster ''also'' tried to drive away Hellverine to protect Laura, which got him caught in the first place). He makes several advances towards her, including appearing to her as a ''naked Cyclops''.
** Played for laughs in ''All New Wolverine'', [[ItMakesSenseInContext when she gets doused in a pheromone designed to make Fin Fang Foom randy for whatever is marked with it]]. The moment he gets a whiff of her, the background is replaced by a giant HeartSymbol.
6th Apr '17 1:50:16 AM StFan
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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 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.

X-23 was created by the Weapon X offshoot known as the Facility,[[note]]Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} in ''Evolution''[[/note]] using a damaged sample of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s DNA. The damage was greatest on the Y chromosome, so after several attempts at a direct clone Dr. Deborah Risman in ''Evolution'', and the similar Dr. Sarah Kinney in the comics, eventually had the brilliant idea to create [[OppositeSexClone a female copy instead]] by duplicating the X chromosome. At last the 23rd attempt to create the female clone of Weapon X was successful, thus X-23. Sarah Kinney notes X-23 is technically a genetic twin rather than a true clone, more accurately making her Logan's sister. He later introduces her to her classmates at Xavier's this way, although they share more of a father-daughter relationship.

She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. X endured severe emotional and physical abuse in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. 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" that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, forcing X to kill her. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura.[[note]]She was never given a name other than X-23 in ''Evolution''[[/note]]

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'''Laura Kinney''', AKA Laura Kinney, a.k.a. 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 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}}'' ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'' #3 (February, 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,[[note]]Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} Facility,[[note]]ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in ''Evolution''[[/note]] using a damaged sample of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s DNA. The damage was greatest on the Y chromosome, so after several attempts at a direct clone Dr. Deborah Risman in ''Evolution'', and the similar Dr. Sarah Kinney in the comics, eventually had the brilliant idea to create [[OppositeSexClone a female copy instead]] by duplicating the X chromosome. At last the 23rd attempt to create the female clone of Weapon X was successful, thus X-23. Sarah Kinney notes X-23 is technically a genetic twin rather than a true clone, more accurately making her Logan's sister. He later introduces her to her classmates at Xavier's this way, although they share more of a father-daughter relationship.

She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, so that the Facility could sell her talents to the highest bidder. X X-23 endured severe emotional and physical abuse in order to remove such weaknesses as emotion and self worth. 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" that would forcefully throw her into a BerserkerRage, forcing X to kill her. In her dying words, Dr. Kinney named her Laura.[[note]]She was never given a name other than X-23 in ''Evolution''[[/note]]



She made her live action debut in ''Film/{{Logan}}'', the third Wolverine-focused movie in the Film/XMenFilmSeries, played by Creator/DafneKeen. For tropes specific to her incarnation in the X-Men Cinematic Universe see the page [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesOtherMutantsNewTimeline here]].

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She made her live action live-action debut in ''Film/{{Logan}}'', the third Wolverine-focused movie in the Film/XMenFilmSeries, played by Creator/DafneKeen. For tropes specific to her incarnation in the X-Men Cinematic Universe see the page [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesOtherMutantsNewTimeline here]].



* ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'': First comics appearance.
* ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'': First appearance in a main X-title.
* ''Comicbook/InnocenceLost'': Origin story, part 1.

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* ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}'': ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'': First comics appearance.
* ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'': ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'': First appearance in a main X-title.
* ''Comicbook/InnocenceLost'': ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'': Origin story, part 1.



* ''Comicbook/{{X-Force}}''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersArena''
* ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen''
* ''[[Comicbook/DeathOfWolverine Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Wolverines}}''
* ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'': [[LegacyCharacter Takes on the mantle]] of Wolverine.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Force}}''
''ComicBook/XForce''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy''
''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''
* ''Comicbook/AvengersArena''
''ComicBook/AvengersArena''
* ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen''
''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''
* ''[[Comicbook/DeathOfWolverine ''[[ComicBook/DeathOfWolverine Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Wolverines}}''
''ComicBook/{{Wolverines}}''
* ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'': ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'': [[LegacyCharacter Takes on the mantle]] of Wolverine.
5th Apr '17 6:39:45 AM Ambaryerno
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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).

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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 around, and in the Liu ongoing 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).worse).
** The above extends to an outright ''hatred'' of human trafficking in general, and on several occasions she has gone out of her way to shut down their operations:
*** During the Liu ongoing she runs across one of her pimp's former gang members and friends while on a night out with Jubilee. Not only does she make a point of [[GroinAttack ensuring he can never personally have another woman ever again]], but she subsequently leads Jubes on a two-woman RoaringRampageOfRescue to free the girls they're moving.
*** Laura is already angry to be betrayed by Captain Ash during the "Enemy of the State II" arc of ''All-New Wolverine''. Learning Ash was trafficking ''children'' costs the pirate a ''hand'' and gets her thrown overboard. She follows this up by beginning the next arc personally hunting down Ash's supplier and tearing his organization apart.
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