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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:It's revealed in the final issue that the reason why ComicBook/{{Mystique}} got involved in this whole mess was to find a way to resurrect her dead lover, Destiny. When she learns that the plan she got from Destiny was actually to trick Mystique into resurrecting ''Wolverine'', she refuses to go through with it.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In issue 12 Fantomelle keeps one of Wolverine's old costumes rather than turning it over to [[spoiler: Deadpool]] along with the rest of the memorabilia she recovered as part of the job they hired her for. In issue 13 she gives ''this'' costume to X-23 as a "thank you" for saving her in issue 3. Several months later Marvel announced that Laura would be [[LegacyCharacter taking up the Wolverine mantle]] as part of the [[AllNewAllDifferentMarvel relaunch]] at the conclusion of ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' (See WhatCouldHaveBeen on the Trivia tab).


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* YouMonster: X-23 says this to Mystique when the latter tries to murder Fang.

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* YouMonster: X-23 says this to Mystique when the latter tries to murder Fang.Fang.
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*** Technically, it was Ms. Sinister, Claudine Renko who wanted her body for its healing factor as well as to escape the originals Sinister's plane for her. The latter had absolutely no need for Laura and even tried to kill her during the short moment he had control of Claudine.

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*** Technically, it was Ms. Sinister, Claudine Renko who wanted her body for its healing factor as well as to escape the originals Sinister's plane for her. The latter had absolutely no need for Laura and even tried to kill her during the short moment he had control of Claudine.

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* CliffHanger: [[spoiler:The last issue ends with Mystique not reviving Wolverine and leaving the rest of the surviving cast for dead. This can be somewhat forgiven though, because Secret Wars happened shortly after.]]


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** Really, Mystique seems to carry a rather large one with her at all times that she's immune to, but affects everyone around her.


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* ShaggyDogStory: By the end of the series, ''nothing'' has been accomplished, with each of the characters unable to fulfill their wanted goals.


** [[spoiler: in issue 20, X, Sabretooth, and Deathstrike all have ''their'' healing factor's drained, as well.]]

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** [[spoiler: in issue 20, X, Sabretooth, and Deathstrike all have ''their'' healing factor's factors drained, as well.]]


* WatchTheWorldDie: [[spoiler: Issue 20 reveals that the plan Mystique was given to follow by Destiny turns out not to be intended to bring ''her'' back, but ''Logan'', instead: Destiny had a vision that revealed Wolverine was going to be a central figure in saving reality from the [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Incursions]], so manipulated Mystique into bringing him back because the world needed a Wolverine if it was going to survive. When Mystique learned the truth of this, she didn't take it well and refused to carry out Destiny's plan. She preferred to let existence die than resurrect Logan.]]

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* WatchTheWorldDie: WhileRomeBurns: [[spoiler: Issue 20 reveals that the plan Mystique was given to follow by Destiny turns out not to be intended to bring ''her'' back, but ''Logan'', instead: Destiny had a vision that revealed Wolverine was going to be a central figure in saving reality from the [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Incursions]], so manipulated Mystique into bringing him back because the world needed a Wolverine if it was going to survive. When Mystique learned the truth of this, she didn't take it well and refused to carry out Destiny's plan. She preferred to let existence die than resurrect Logan.]]


* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Issue 7 suggests Mystique's end-game is to bring Destiny back to life.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Issue 7 suggests reveals Mystique's end-game is to bring Destiny back to life.life. Issue 20 reveals that ''Destiny's'' end-game was to bring ''Logan'' back to life. Mystique isn't exactly happy to learn this.]]


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** [[spoiler: in issue 20, X, Sabretooth, and Deathstrike all have ''their'' healing factor's drained, as well.]]


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* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: Deadpool spends issue 13 running around trying to be the new Wolverine, because he's decided the world ''needs'' Wolverine. [[spoiler: And then issue 20 reveals ''he was right all along''. Destiny foresaw that Wolverine was a lynchpin in saving the multiverse from the [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Incursions]] that were due to destroy it.]]


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* WatchTheWorldDie: [[spoiler: Issue 20 reveals that the plan Mystique was given to follow by Destiny turns out not to be intended to bring ''her'' back, but ''Logan'', instead: Destiny had a vision that revealed Wolverine was going to be a central figure in saving reality from the [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Incursions]], so manipulated Mystique into bringing him back because the world needed a Wolverine if it was going to survive. When Mystique learned the truth of this, she didn't take it well and refused to carry out Destiny's plan. She preferred to let existence die than resurrect Logan.]]

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* IdiotBall: Grabbed by pretty much ''everyone'' in the finale: [[spoiler: After being trapped with Siphon by Mystique, Sabretooth, X-23, and Deathstrike get their healing factors drained one-by-one by Siphon because they [[MookChivalry essentially attack him one at a time]]. Additionally, Shogun and Daken the two characters who can ''safely'' take him on just stand by and watch, with Shogun only stepping in when Siphon finishes Creed and Laura and turns on Deathstrike. Afterwards, when they finally escape they use Siphon as a bloodhound to track Mystique down, but rather than actually turning him against her (because her healing abilities are still working) Deathstrike decides to decapitate him just to make a point. ''Then'' Mystique uses some sort of gas bomb to escape, at which point the entire team scatters to find her even though they're looking for a ''shapeshifter'', and the safest way to deal with her would be to stay together so they can keep track of who is who. Laura also forgets that she figured out how to recognize Mystique when she's in disguise. End result: Mystique ambushes them one-by-one, and leaves them for dead to carry out her plans.]]

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** It comes up again in #19, [[spoiler: when Sinister uses it on Shogun to try and end their duel: Shogun had been mortally wounded during the fighting in #18, which allowed Ogun to regain total control of the body he shares with Sharp, and Sinister correctly reasoned that healing Shogun would cause Ogun's personality to be suppressed once again. [[OffWithHisHead Not that it helped Sinister in the end.]]]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: At the end of issue 18, Shogun, Endo, and Junk have all been killed. Skel is still alive, but Neuro's fate is unclear. Nonetheless, only the Wolverines are still standing.]]

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* GambitPileup: Throughout the series Mystique has been manipulating the others towards her own ends to varying degrees of overtness. [[spoiler: #16 reveals that Sinister has had his ''own'' plans in motion ever since his previous defeat, maneuvering the Wolverines and remaining Paradise members into a trap, directly threatening Mystique's plans.]]


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* RightBehindMe: In #16 Junk goes into a frustrated rant about the Wolverines, calling them all monsters. ''Just'' as [[TokenGoodTeammate X-23]] walks into the room behind him.


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** [[spoiler: In #16 Sinister is revealed to have created clones of Daken using his arm.]]

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* MetaFiction: Issue 13 has a very distinctly meta feel in its A-plot, appropriately starring Deadpool. Deadpool's entire experience comes across as the writer directly addressing the reader speculation of who would take over for Wolverine after his death, by highlighting just how difficult it is for Legacy Characters to find acceptance. [[spoiler: That the issue ended with Fantomelle giving X-23 one of Logan's costumes only ''further'' fueled the debate.]]

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* ArtShift: Every issue is drawn and colored by a different artist, which gives each issue a unique feel. The success of this, however, tends to vary, as the inconsistent art has been the main point of contention about the series.
** Deliberately invoked in issue 13: Deadpool's fight with Comicbook/SheHulk is deliberately colored to mimic the look of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' #181, the issue in which Wolverine made his first full appearance.


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Issue 13, fittingly, due to the appearance of Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}; Wade decides the world needs to have a Wolverine and [[LegacyCharacter takes it upon himself to do so]], while failing spectacularly and being rejected by the X-Men, Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., ''and Alpha'' Flight. After being defeated by Dogtagger, Punisher, Black Widow, and Captain America (read: ''snikting'' himself in the head), Wade wonders why he couldn't do it, and Dogtagger immediately asks him why he thought replacing Wolverine would be ''easy''. When one remembers the widespread fan speculation over the possibility of a "Battle of the Cowl" following Logan's death...

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