Funny / X-23

X-Men Evolution

  • A minor moment from her debut episode in the Evolution cartoon. When X-23's investigating some perfume belonging to one of the girls. She takes one sniff of the perfume and makes a perfect "gag" sound, and the expression on her face is priceless.
    • When X-23 returns in the episode "Target X", she's quick to complain about Logan's "slow" Healing Factor. He's quick to point out theirs a fairly good reason for it.
    X-23: (totally serious) You should have healed by now.
    Logan: (just a little offended) Give me a break kid, I started out the morning by falling out of an airplane.
  • X-23's first encounter with Spider-Man.
    Spider-Man: Wolverine, good lord! What did they do to you?
    • Earlier, just to show that she's not completely lacking in humor, after being told off by Scott and how chasing after every little threat is something Logan would do, X imagines him wearing a dunce cap.

X-23 Ongoing

  • Odds are that an ordinary babysitting job would be something that Laura could figure out. Her first one is not ordinary.
    • Sue explaining why they chose Laura, after buttering her up by saying that the kids like her and that they trust her, she flat out admits that no one else wanted the job.
    • Reed Richards mentions he'd say to have fun, but given the pair that might be dangerous. X's reply is either The Comically Serious or her being Deadpan Snarker, the grin on her face makes it hard to tell.
    There will be no fun. I promise.
    • After being agape at them donning nuclear masks X has to ask what they're up to.
    Laura: You want to use a nuclear bomb... to travel in time.
    Valeria Richards: It's only five hundred kilotons.
    • Laura looks like she has a headache at the answer.
    • Every time the dragon sees X, regardless of whether it is it's normal speech or not, it swears.
    • X-23. Opposite sex clone of freaking Wolverine. Biggest badass of Evolution bar none taking out, outfighting and outsmarting everyone she comes across. And after their little adventure she helps cleaning up by vacuuming to cover for the kids.
  • During a flashback in The Killing Dream Logan (unnecessarily) coaches Laura through sharpshooting. After she pulls the trigger it's revealed that he's with her at an amusement park and they were playing the shooting gallery. Laura has put a round straight through the forehead of one of the prizes, a teddy bear, to the distress and amazement of the carny. When Logan tells her that wasn't what he expected, Laura flatly reminds him he said to aim at what she wanted.
    • As they walk away (with the bear in hand!) she comments about how roller coasters are said to make people want to scream and throw up, and wants to try that.
    • The whole flashback doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as well, as Logan does his best to help Laura feel like a normal teenage girl.

Target: X

  • Laura's first day in School in the "Target X" miniseries. She gets sent to the principal's office twice with her guide, her cousin Megan.
    • First, she's asked if she speaks French, and when she's asked to give an example of her French language skill, she proceeds to go into detailed assassination protocols.
    Megan: What the hell did you say?!
    • Then, in Biology, after correcting a teacher on how many pints of blood are in a human (5.6, he said 7), she's asked to if she has anything else to add for that class. Cue practical instruction on use of poisons.
    • Finally, when visiting the principal's office for the second offense, the principal yells at the pair and asks them if they are even listening. Laura proceeds to repeat what the principal said to them. Exactly. Complete with vocal intonations and inflections.
    • Watch Megan's reaction to Laura, at that scene. She's curling up in her chair, basically assuming the fetal position. This is the same girl who was introduced as something of a problem child with lack of respect for others. And she's getting freaked out.
    • And then she steals the principal's car.
    • Also hilarious is the Shout-Out of the two teachers' designs. Jamie teaches French, Adam biology.


  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has her dumping Galactus' carcass at Wolverine's home in her ending, bragging how she should be considered the best since she had killed a god. Wolverine's all "Yeah yeah, now get that thing off my lawn."
  • One of the cute scenes with Psylocke and X is after Psylocke had just been revived in World's End. She and Laura have rejoined the captured X-Men and the Savage Land mutates, who are preparing to face the Hauk'ka. Psylocke is sitting on a branch, deftly braiding her hair while talking with Bishop. Laura is emulating her in the background, fighting with her hair, trying to get it to behave. A few pages later when the Hauk'ka arrive, Psylocke has moved on to helping Nightcrawler and Bishop un-lock their powers, perfect braid swaying behind her... and X-23 rushes out to fight Raina, with her hair in a messy bun, apparently having given up on it.
    • Laura can frequently be seen aping Psylocke's mannerisms and body posture throughout these early Uncanny issues.
    • Hilarious in Hindsight once she starts dating Teen!Warren, as lampshaded in Waiting For The Trade.
  • In an otherwise incredibly grim series, Laura is part of one of the few genuinely hilarious moments in Avengers Arena: As Chase transforms into Darkhawk to take on Apex after he overhears her plans to use the Sentinel and Deathlocket to kill the rest of the kids, he begins to psych himself up for the fight with a Rousing Speech just as Laura runs past...
    Chase: Darkhawk is—
    Laura: (runs past and yells at him without breaking stride) Stay!
    Chase: —staying put!
  • After Julian mouths off about her always playing Wolverine in simulations, Laura very clearly makes her irritation known by walking up to him and extending her claws just short of his groin.
    Julian: Down, girl.
    Rockslide: Ouch.
    Julian: Didn't they clone you a sense of humor?
  • From All-New X-Men #20, Teen!Bobby putting a lampshade on how terrible an idea it is to make another Wolverine.
    Bobby: They make Wolverines? On purpose? ... First I can't get over the fact they purposely made Wolverine. And now I can't get over the fact that after they saw what Wolverine turned out like, they thought it might be a good idea to clone him into a teenage girl.
  • And Jean and Kitty's observations after that.
    Jean: A girl that Scott Summers quite fancies.
    Kitty: Scott Summers fancies the genetic clone of Wolverine?
    Jean: Yes, he does.
    Kitty: Shudder.
    • Probably the best part being that Kitty actually said "shudder," and it was not an onomatopoeia.
  • And afterwards, crossing over with Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, Laura's bemused reaction to Teen!Scott giving her a Cool Down Hug when she's freaking out over waking up in a Weapon X facility. Particularly about hugging with an audience.
  • Laura's reaction to Hercules posing au naturale when discussing the Greek Olympics in Avengers Academy. While the rest of the students react with shock or embarrassment (and Finesse appraises him curiously), Laura just looks bored.
  • At the end of issue 31 of All-New X-Men, Laura and the rest of the O5 are shunted into the Ultimate Marvel universe and scattered across several locations. In issue 32, Laura is revealed to have popped up in the middle of a football field during a game. Her response when her unexpected appearance (and outing herself as a mutant by reflexively popping her claws) nearly triggers a riot from the entire stadium?
    Laura: Um...
    • And that's followed by a jump cut to Laura on a motorcycle fleeing from dozens of police cars.
  • In NYX Kiden finds Laura, stripped of most of her pro gear, the guy who killed himself nearby, she's cutting herself with her claws. Upon realizing she's not alone Laura looks up from what she's doing like it's completely normal and utters a single line:
  • A blink and you'll miss it moment from the Trial of Jean Grey when, after successfully rescuing Jean and making their way home, Drax the Destroyer approaches her to ask where he can get a pair of boots with knives in them like Laura's.
    Laura: They're built-in.
    Drax: Nice.