Trivia / X-23

  • Creator Breakdown: Marjorie Liu admitted to going through a stretch of difficult personal issues during the latter parts of her X-23 ongoing (including while writing the "Misadventures in Babysitting" arc). As this included the dissolution of Laura's frielationship with Hellion it led to some questioning of whether this directly influenced the book itself.
  • Fan Nickname: X-Verine, since the announcement by Marvel she would be taking up Logan's cowl as Wolverine.
  • The Other Darrin: In X-Men: Evolution she was originally voiced by Andrea Libman, then by Brittney Irvin. In later adaptations she's voiced by Tara Strong. In other words, she's Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy, Lightning Dust, and Twilight Sparkle, respectively.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Marjorie Liu had plans to bring back Laura, Jubilee and Daken during her run on Astonishing X-Men, but the book was cancelled before this could come to fruition.
    • In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Craig Kyle mentions that they originally planned for Laura to remain a pre-teen because her healing factor was activated at such a young age. However by the time she was actually introduced in the comics she was made a teenager by Quesada in NYX.
    • At one point it was reported that Laura would be appearing in Christopher Yost's Amazing X-Men. Unfortunately for fans frustrated by her depiction in All-New X-Men and thrilled at the thought of seeing one of her creators write her again, it turned out this was reported in error and it was never planned for her to appear.
  • Word of God: Marjorie Liu's explanation for the ending of x-23 #19, in which Laura tells Julian that she doesn't feel anything for him is that Laura has essentially outgrown their relationship. Fans...tend not to agree. However it has less to do with the point of view of the author than it does with the execution of the scene which was found to be rushed by many, to the point some people think that it was an editorial mandate and that many find the characterization of both Laura and Julian to be unusually poor (especially the latter).