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* AssholeVictim: In issue #4 of volume 3, she meets a young girl (probably a minor) who's forced by her pimp to lure Laura into a trap. Laura doesn't fall for it, which results in the girl being beaten to death. Laura proceeds to murder the pimp, and no tears were shed for him.


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]]

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She grew up being trained to be an Assassin, 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]]


* MostCommonSuperPower: While Laura was introduced as a young teenager and looked the part in ''NYX'', she’s typically depicted as having large breasts compared to her peers, as most of her adventures feature her in her mid-teens to early twenties.


* Main/MostCommonSuperPower: Contrary to her age range, she’s typically depicted as having large breasts compared to her peers.

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* Main/MostCommonSuperPower: Contrary to her age range, MostCommonSuperPower: While Laura was introduced as a young teenager and looked the part in ''NYX'', she’s typically depicted as having large breasts compared to her peers.peers, as most of her adventures feature her in her mid-teens to early twenties.

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* Main/MostCommonSuperPower: Contrary to her age range, she’s typically depicted as having large breasts compared to her peers.


* AgeLift: Her original depiction in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' was as a little girl. However, when she became a CanonImmigrant to the comics, she was reimagined as a teenager, which also carried other to other versions like ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and catching fans by surprise when ''Film/{{Logan}}'' presented a TruerToTheText version.

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* AgeLift: Her original depiction in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' was as a little girl. However, when she became a CanonImmigrant to the comics, she was reimagined as a teenager, which also carried other to other versions like ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and catching ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' -- which caught fans by surprise when ''Film/{{Logan}}'' presented a TruerToTheText version.

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* AgeLift: Her original depiction in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' was as a little girl. However, when she became a CanonImmigrant to the comics, she was reimagined as a teenager, which also carried other to other versions like ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and catching fans by surprise when ''Film/{{Logan}}'' presented a TruerToTheText version.


* ''X-Men (vol.5)'': [[YoYoPlotPoint Retakes the Wolverine name.]]

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* ''X-Men (vol.5)'': [[YoYoPlotPoint Retakes the Wolverine name.]]

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* ''X-Men (vol.5)'': [[YoYoPlotPoint Retakes the Wolverine name.]]

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* OpposeWhatYouSuffered: This is almost a Hat:
** Being an OppositeSexClone, Laura [[BerserkButton is extremely sensitive to genetic experimentation and exploitation]]. It lead to her siding with the Sisters against Alchemax in ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'', and the central plot of the Tamaki series involved her hunting down and ''shutting'' down further attempts to experiment on her genetics. She has outright stated that she refuses to let anyone else suffer as she did, and intends to make good on that promise.
** Additionally, Laura spent some time as a StreetWalker under a particularly sadistic and cruel pimp. As a result, she's evolved into something of a WifeBasherBasher who goes out of her way to bust up any human and sex traffickers she comes across. On several occasions she has outright killed people she caught brutalizing prostitutes (and in one case killed a man who murdered a girl she ''[[MistakenForProstitute thought]]'' was a prostitute).


* RainOfBlood: This is what tips Cap off that he let Johnson's killer escape: As he's consulting with a grunt on the killings he notices blood dribbling from between the rear doors of the ambulance where he ''just'' left the only "survivor" of the attack. He opens the door to reveal the inside of the ambulance covered in blood, and the two EMTs dead inside.

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* RainOfBlood: This is what tips Cap off that he let Johnson's killer escape: As he's consulting with a grunt on the killings he notices blood dribbling from between the rear doors of the ambulance where he ''just'' left the only "survivor" of the attack. He opens the door to reveal the inside of the ambulance covered in blood, and the two EMTs [=EMTs=] dead inside.



* SkippingSchool: Laura and Megan in''Target X''. Technically they get ''suspended'', but rather than heading home like they're supposed to, they ''steal the principal's car'' and take it on a joyride across San Francisco.

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* SkippingSchool: Laura and Megan in''Target in ''Target X''. Technically they get ''suspended'', but rather than heading home like they're supposed to, they ''steal the principal's car'' and take it on a joyride across San Francisco.


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.

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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.
relationship.[[note]]''Hunt for Wolverine'' eventually revealed that Sarah actually used some of her own DNA to complete the damaged sample, thus making Logan Laura's genetic father as well.[[/note]]


* CassandraTruth: Because Sarah covered up her kidnapping in ''Innocence Lost'', no one believed Megan's story about him, or of her rescuer (Laura herself). This is a substantial part of what led to her troubles with her mother and in school, as they all thought she was simply making it up.

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* CassandraTruth: Because Sarah covered up her kidnapping in ''Innocence Lost'', no one believed Megan's story about him, or of her rescuer (Laura herself). This is a substantial part of what led to her troubles with her mother and in school, as they all thought she was simply making it up. Laura assuring her it ''did'' happen helps bring her comfort, and straighten up Megan's relationship with her mother.


* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Laura ''thought'' she could safely go to ground with her family. Too bad the Facility had an agent planted with them even ''before'' she turned up at their door for just such an eventuality. In the end, the only way she could protect them was to send them into hiding and go on the run again, [[Comicbook/{{NYX}} leading to nearly two years of misery as a homeless prostitute]].
* CassandraTruth: Because Sarah covered up her kidnapping in ''Innocence Lost'', no one believed Megan's story about him, or of her rescuer (Laura herself). This is a substantial part of what led to her troubles with her mother and in school, as they all thought she was simply making it up.



* CassandraTruth: Because Sarah covered up her kidnapping in ''Innocence Lost'', no one believed Megan's story about him, or of her rescuer (Laura herself). This is a substantial part of what led to her troubles with her mother and in school, as they all thought she was simply making it up.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: The book intends the reader to side with Laura over Hellion during their final fight in "Misadventures In Babysitting." While Julian certainly did lose his temper with her and say some hurtful things, however the book ignores the fact that Laura also treated Julian very badly throughout the arc; She brushed him off when he just tried to ''talk'' to her about his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the arc, stonewalled him when he just needed her friendship while trying to cope, and generally treated him like TheLoad while trying to rescue the Richards kids from the Collector.

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