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Now relatively obscure title, today it's primarily memorable as the series which brought X-23 to the comics universe after first appearing in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.

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Now a relatively obscure title, today it's primarily memorable as the series which brought X-23 to the comics universe after first appearing in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.


The first was ''NYX: Wannabee'', a seven-issue miniseries written by Creator/JoeQuesada and Zeb Wells, with art by Joshua Middleton, Jean-Francois Beaulieu and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos. It first ran in 2003 before later being collected into a trade paperback, and focused primarily on a young homeless mutant named Kiden Nixon in a particularly rough part of [[BigApplesauce New York City]].

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The first was ''NYX: Wannabee'', Wannabe'', a seven-issue miniseries written by Creator/JoeQuesada and Zeb Wells, with art by Joshua Middleton, Jean-Francois Beaulieu and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos. It first ran in 2003 before later being collected into a trade paperback, and focused primarily on a young homeless mutant named Kiden Nixon in a particularly rough part of [[BigApplesauce New York City]].



!!Tropes featured in ''NYX: Wannabe'':

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!!Tropes featured in ''NYX: Wannabe'':
''NYX'':



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s claws, of course.

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* %%* AbsurdlySharpBlade: ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s claws, of course.



* BodySurf: Felon's power.

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* %%* BodySurf: Felon's power.



* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: What Lil' Bro's real name in is never revealed.
** Likewise for Zebra Daddy.

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* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: What Neither Lil' Bro's real name in is never revealed.
** Likewise for
Bro or Zebra Daddy.Daddy ever have their real names revealed.


* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Lil' Bro is severely autistic, so Felon has been using his powers for shady jobs to raise the money to get him out of ComicBook/DistrictX and into a school where he can receive the care he needs. The only reason Felon takes on Zebra Daddy's job to track down X-23 is because Daddy offers to not only pay him the rest of what he needs, but a ''substantial'' additional bonus.

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* [[IllGirl IllGirl: Ill Boy]]: Boy: Lil' Bro is severely autistic, so Felon has been using his powers for shady jobs to raise the money to get him out of ComicBook/DistrictX and into a school where he can receive the care he needs. The only reason Felon takes on Zebra Daddy's job to track down X-23 is because Daddy offers to not only pay him the rest of what he needs, but a ''substantial'' additional bonus.



* Jerkass: Kiden's older brother. [[spoiler: Bobby gives him a black eye as punishment for the absolute crap way he treated his own sister]].

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Kiden's older brother. [[spoiler: Bobby gives him a black eye as punishment for the absolute crap way he treated his own sister]].



* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: [[spoiler: The ghost of Kiden's father sends her to many different parts of the city throughout the story: Mrs. Palmer's apartment, the hotel where X-23's John has just committed suicide, the alley where Tatiana is about to be attacked by a mob, and back to Mrs. Palmer's apartment where the final confrontation with Zebra Daddy goes down. He never explains ''why'', just that it's where she has to be. As a result, she helps save Palmer, X, and Tatiana, and helps trigger Bobby's HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* YouWillKnowWhatToDo: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ghost of Kiden's father sends her to many different parts of the city throughout the story: Mrs. Palmer's apartment, the hotel where X-23's John has just committed suicide, the alley where Tatiana is about to be attacked by a mob, and back to Mrs. Palmer's apartment where the final confrontation with Zebra Daddy goes down. He never explains ''why'', just that it's where she has to be. As a result, she helps save Palmer, X, and Tatiana, and helps trigger Bobby's HeelFaceTurn.]]


* AbortedArc: The series itself, as noted below under ScheduleSlip. Originally conceived as a regular ongoing, constant and significant delays led to its cancellation at the conclusion of the first arc.

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* AbortedArc: The series itself, as noted below under ScheduleSlip. Originally conceived as a regular ongoing, constant and significant delays led to its cancellation at the conclusion of the first arc.



* ScheduleSlip: The series was originally intended as a regular monthly ongoing, however repeated delays in its release schedule mean issues often came out ''months'' later. The worst was a ''full year'' between the releases of issues 5 (September, 2004) and 6 (September, 2005). The frequent, and quite significant, delays ultimately led to the cancellation of the series after the conclusion of the first arc.


* AbortedArc: The series itself, as noted below under ScheduleSlip. Originally conceived as a regular ongoing, constant and significant delays led to its cancellation at the conclusion of the first arc.



* SelfHarm: [[spoiler: Mrs. Palmer attempts suicide by cutting her wrists.]]

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* SelfHarm: ScheduleSlip: The series was originally intended as a regular monthly ongoing, however repeated delays in its release schedule mean issues often came out ''months'' later. The worst was a ''full year'' between the releases of issues 5 (September, 2004) and 6 (September, 2005). The frequent, and quite significant, delays ultimately led to the cancellation of the series after the conclusion of the first arc.
* SelfHarm:
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[[spoiler: Mrs. Palmer attempts suicide by cutting her wrists.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Zebra Daddy is killed, and Kiden's actions guided by Nick and Lil' Bro have greatly helped Cameron and the others. However Kiden never reconnects with her family, and the letter she sent her mother to let her know she's ok arrives ''after'' they leave for their new home.]]


* BillingDisplacement: Although she's a relatively minor (though important to the plot) character, almost all anyone really remembers about the series is that it was X-23's first comics appearance. You can bet that any artwork or promotion of the series now will show X-23 quite prominently.


The first was ''NYX: Wannabee'', a seven-issue miniseries written by JoeQuesada and Zeb Wells, with art by Joshua Middleton, Jean-Francois Beaulieu and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos. It first ran in 2003 before later being collected into a trade paperback, and focused primarily on a young homeless mutant named Kiden Nixon in a particularly rough part of [[BigApplesauce New York City]].

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The first was ''NYX: Wannabee'', a seven-issue miniseries written by JoeQuesada Creator/JoeQuesada and Zeb Wells, with art by Joshua Middleton, Jean-Francois Beaulieu and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos. It first ran in 2003 before later being collected into a trade paperback, and focused primarily on a young homeless mutant named Kiden Nixon in a particularly rough part of [[BigApplesauce New York City]].



Now relatively obscure title, today it's primarily memorable as the series which brought X-23 to the comics universe after first appearing in ''XMenEvolution''.

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Now relatively obscure title, today it's primarily memorable as the series which brought X-23 to the comics universe after first appearing in ''XMenEvolution''.
''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.


A six-issue follow-up series, ''NYX: No Way Home'', was released beginning in 2008, this time written by Marjorie Liu. This series followed Kiden, Bobby, Tatiana and Lil' Bro (X-23 having departed and eventually finding her way to the X-Men), as Kiden is pursued by a sinister force seeking to make use of her powers. Unlike ''Wannabee'', which was largely self-contained and only loosely mentioned the larger Marvel universe, ''No Way Home'' featured appearances by significant characters such as Cable and Venom, an alternate universe version of {{Wolverine}}, and X-Men ally Cecilia Reyes.

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A six-issue follow-up series, ''NYX: No Way Home'', was released beginning in 2008, this time written by Marjorie Liu. This series followed Kiden, Bobby, Tatiana and Lil' Bro (X-23 having departed and eventually finding her way to the X-Men), as Kiden is pursued by a sinister force seeking to make use of her powers. Unlike ''Wannabee'', ''Wannabe'', which was largely self-contained and only loosely mentioned the larger Marvel universe, ''No Way Home'' featured appearances by significant characters such as Cable and Venom, an alternate universe version of {{Wolverine}}, and X-Men ally Cecilia Reyes.



!!Tropes featured in ''NYX'':

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!!Tropes featured in ''NYX'':
''NYX: Wannabe'':


* DarkerAndEdgier: ''NYX'' eschews the typical comic book focus on superheroics, and focuses on a world that's much more gritty and realistic than what's usually seen in such books. The crime and violence associated with urban decay, poverty and corruption are major themes, and Zebra Daddy is able to make himself quite an influential gangland figure in the Flatiron District despite being [[BadAssNormal just a normal human being without any superpowers]]. This in many ways makes him an even more frightening villain for the readers than characters like DoctorDoom, as his actions are painted ''very'' realistically, and are something that's much more accessible and familiar to the reader.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''NYX'' eschews the typical comic book focus on superheroics, and focuses on a world that's much more gritty and realistic than what's usually seen in such books. The crime and violence associated with urban decay, poverty and corruption are major themes, and Zebra Daddy is able to make himself quite an influential gangland figure in the Flatiron District despite being [[BadAssNormal just a normal human being without any superpowers]]. This in many ways makes him an even more frightening villain for the readers than characters like DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, as his actions are painted ''very'' realistically, and are something that's much more accessible and familiar to the reader.


* AtrociousAlias: After manifesting, Tatiana considers taking to calling herself "Catiana," before deciding that it sounds incredibly stupid.



* FailOSuckyName: After manifesting, Tatiana considers taking to calling herself "Catiana," before deciding that it sounds incredibly stupid.

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* AirQuotes: Kiden uses air quotes while assuring her brother that, yes, those drugs he scored for her were "the bomb".


As a young child, Kiden witnesses the death of her police officer father in a drive-by shooting. Years later, she's a troubled teenager who stays out late partying, smokes, and uses recreational drugs. One day at school she gets into a fight with a fellow student who has gang connection, and during the confrontation her latent mutant powers activate, giving her a sort of time manipulation (time slows for everyone around her, but progresses normally for her, effectively giving her SuperSpeed and SuperReflexes. And SuperStrength, when she snaps the gang-banger's arm with just a light touch). Unfortunately, the conflict between them escalates and an innocent bystander gets hurt in the crossfire, leading to Kiden fleeing to the streets, where she must learn to cope with her new powers. Over the course of the story, she gathers a small group of other castoff mutants: Tatiana Caban, a {{Shapeshifter}} who can take on aspects of any animal whose blood she comes in contact with, Bobby Soul--a {{Body Surf}}er going by the name of Felon who can take control of others by possessing them, at the expense of his memories of what he's done, or even who he is--and his little brother, known only as Lil' Bro. Last is a [[TheQuietOne withdrawn]] teen prostitute with [[{{X-23}} metal claws]] and whom [[MysteriousWaif no one knows who she is]]. Accompanying them is Kiden's former high school teacher, Cameron Palmer.

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As a young child, Kiden witnesses the death of her police officer father in a drive-by shooting. Years later, she's a troubled teenager who stays out late partying, smokes, and uses recreational drugs. One day at school she gets into a fight with a fellow student who has gang connection, and during the confrontation her latent mutant powers activate, giving her a sort of time manipulation (time slows for everyone around her, but progresses normally for her, effectively giving her SuperSpeed and SuperReflexes. And SuperStrength, when she snaps the gang-banger's arm with just a light touch). Unfortunately, the conflict between them escalates and an innocent bystander gets hurt in the crossfire, leading to Kiden fleeing to the streets, where she must learn to cope with her new powers. Over the course of the story, she gathers a small group of other castoff mutants: Tatiana Caban, a {{Shapeshifter}} who can take on aspects of any animal whose blood she comes in contact with, Bobby Soul--a {{Body Surf}}er going by the name of Felon who can take control of others by possessing them, at the expense of his memories of what he's done, or even who he is--and his little brother, known only as Lil' Bro. Last is a [[TheQuietOne withdrawn]] teen prostitute with [[{{X-23}} [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} metal claws]] and whom [[MysteriousWaif no one knows who she is]]. Accompanying them is Kiden's former high school teacher, Cameron Palmer.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: {{X-23}}'s claws, of course.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: {{X-23}}'s ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s claws, of course.



** The surrogate family Kiden gathers around herself over the story counts as well: Her formerly suicidal ShellShockedVeteran high school teacher, who at one point blows up and blames everything on Kiden. [[{{X-23}} A virtually mute prostitute being hunted by her pimp because he thinks she killed a John]]. And a girl whose very public manifestation and utter disbelief that she could possibly be a mutant makes her a bit tough to get along with.

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** The surrogate family Kiden gathers around herself over the story counts as well: Her formerly suicidal ShellShockedVeteran high school teacher, who at one point blows up and blames everything on Kiden. [[{{X-23}} [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} A virtually mute prostitute being hunted by her pimp because he thinks she killed a John]]. And a girl whose very public manifestation and utter disbelief that she could possibly be a mutant makes her a bit tough to get along with.



* TheReveal: You know that teen StreetWalker the story follows throughout issue three? She seems pretty insignificant at first, right? All it takes is that first frame with her claws out to know ''exactly'' [[{{X-23}} who she is]].

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* TheReveal: You know that teen StreetWalker the story follows throughout issue three? She seems pretty insignificant at first, right? All it takes is that first frame with her claws out to know ''exactly'' [[{{X-23}} [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} who she is]].


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Initially, of the characters introduced in this series, the only one whom we learn ''anything'' about after the series ends is Kiden Nixon, when she shows up later in ''ComicBook/{{X-Force}}''. Oh, and of course {{X-23}}.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Initially, of the characters introduced in this series, the only one whom we learn ''anything'' about after the series ends is Kiden Nixon, when she shows up later in ''ComicBook/{{X-Force}}''. ''ComicBook/XForce''. Oh, and of course {{X-23}}.ComicBook/{{X 23}}.

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