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Transigen

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Film Appearances: Logan

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Transigen is a successor to the Weapon X project, headed by Dr. Zander Rice.


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    In General 
  • Evil, Inc.: Although they put up a benign public front, they are directly involved in illegal human experimentation on mutant children. They're also responsible for preventing further mutant births via genetically modified crops, which suppress the X-gene.
  • Expy: For the Facility from the comics, both as the creators of X-23, as well as a general successor to the Weapon X Project.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Transigen succeeded where William Stryker's plan and Bolivar Trask's sentinels failed: Wiping out mutant-kind without risking global human genocide or turning the world into a Terminator-esque wasteland. Their secret? Rather than attacking mutants directly, they quietly prevented new manifestations by using genetically-modified foods that suppressed the X-Gene. It was only once the mutant population was already dying out that the Reavers became involved. Once the old mutants were virtually extinct, they then began experiments on selectively breeding mutants of their own with harvested genetic material.
  • Human Weapon: Their ultimate purpose is to harness mutant powers by creating Designer Babies with desirable traits they can turn into weapons.

Transigen Staff

    Zander Rice 

Dr. Zander Rice

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"You will not survive further wounds."

Played By: Richard E. Grant

Voiced By: Gerardo Reyero (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Logan

"My goal was not to end mutant kind, but to control it. I realized, we needn't stop perfecting what we eat and drink, but we could use that as part of us to perfect ourselves. To distribute gene therapy discreetly through everything, from sweet drinks to breakfast cereals. And it worked. Random mutantcy went through the way of polio."
The scientist heading up the project which created the X-23 program.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Considering how horrible his comic counterpart was, anything would be a step up. He is certainly much nicer than his comic counterpart with his Faux Affably Evil tone he takes when dealing with others rather than the rash and impulsive tone he always uses in Innocence Lost.
  • Age Lift: No older than his mid-30s in Innocence Lost, in Logan he's pushing 60.
  • Asshole Victim: He gets killed courtesy of Logan, though he was such a despicable monster that he easily had it coming. Not even Pierce seems too bothered by it.
  • Big Bad: He is the scientist responsible for the mass suppression of the Mutant gene. Although Pierce is the most active threat in Logan, Rice is calling the shots when trying to capture Laura.
  • Composite Character: Rice blends traits of the version of Rice from Innocence Lost, with both Sarah Kinney and Martin Sutter. He takes over Sarah's role of being Laura's creator, while taking on Sutter's role as the overall head of the X-23 project. His attitude also borrows a bit of Cornelius from Death of Wolverine in his justifications for his actions.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first glimpse we get from him is from Gabriela's video recording where he berates one of the nurses for giving a birthday party to the Transigen children because he doesn't view them as people, and would rather have them treated as objects and experiments. That should tell you everything you need to know about him.
  • Evil Brit: Due to being played by Richard E. Grant, who keeps his natural accent.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He often affects a polite front when dealing with others, and while he's not the outright sadistic bastard he was in the books (torturing Laura just because Logan killed his father), underneath that exterior he's still a sociopath who views the X-23 children as tools he can dispose of on a whim.
  • Freudian Excuse: Averted. Like in the comics, his father was a scientist for Weapon X who put the adamantium in Logan and was subsequently killed by him. Unlike his comic counterpart, he really doesn't give a shit.
  • Hate Sink: He is a heartless Mad Scientist who is responsible for killing off the entirety of the mutantkind for greed, treating the mutant children like objects, ordering the X-24 mutant to massacre an entire innocent family while he gleefully witnesses it, and having absolutely no sense of compassion whatsoever. It is nothing but positively delightful to see Logan unceremoniously kill him during his Motive Rant.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He tries to convince Caliban to help them hunt Laura down by pointing out how deadly and easy to anger she is, and that she's a danger to society if left unchecked. Which is all very sound, except: a) she's only that way because of how he and Transigen treated her; b) there are infinitely better ways to solve the problem than infanticide; c) the first reason they were trying to kill her was because she wasn't merciless enough; and d) as seen by the rest of this page, no matter how bad he claims Laura to be, him and his people are infinitely worse.
    • He's shown in Gabriella's video chastising one of the nurses for treating the X23 children like the children they actually are, dismissively referring to them as things with patents and copyrights. And then he turns around and treats X-24 with quite fatherly affection while the latter is healing after his first encounter with Logan.
  • It Is Dehumanising: How he orders the Transigen staff to view the children and how he sees them himself — as things, not as children.
  • Jerkass: Even aside from his monstrous acts, he's a nasty, impatient and condescending piece of work.
  • Karmic Death: Rice gets killed by Logan, who he bragged to about how he has killed off the latter's kind.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Logan unceremoniously shoots him in the neck, mid-Motive Rant, no less.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Every scene Dr. Rice pops up brings an even more intense mood to the story.
  • Lack of Empathy: To a sociopathic degree. He orders the nurses safeguarding the Trasigen children to "think of them as things, not children", and casually orders Caliban's DNA to be harvested as he walks past his charred corpse, without even looking down. His proactive genocide of mutantkind through genetically-modified foodstuffs is treated by him as simply "correcting a mistake", while his attempts to recapture the children result in the massacre of numerous innocent people that he doesn't bat an eye about.
  • Mad Scientist: Described as such in interviews and casting information.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Unlike Apocalypse, Magneto or Stryker (who at least had a military background), Rice is a diabolical but otherwise normal scientist, though one that successfully engineered mutantkind's extinction. He leaves all the fighting to his armed mercenaries. Unlike Pierce, he doesn't even encounter Logan until the climactic showdown and is Killed Mid-Sentence, instead of with a drawn-out fight.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He tries to paint himself as having noble goals — and may even prefer to believe it — but he's really nothing short of a genocidal maniac motivated by vengeance, racism and fear.
  • Shadow Archetype: Rice is basically Xavier if he saw mutants as a resource to be exploited, not as actual people.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Tries to deliver one to Logan as he enters his Motive Rant. Logan counters with his own Shut Up, Hannibal!. With a bullet to the brainpan.
  • The Sociopath: Played chillingly straight. While he is undeniably highly intelligent and is dangerously charismatic, neither of these hinder the fact that he is nothing but a cold, sadistic, and downright despicable excuse of a being.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Logan abruptly shoots him in the neck while Pierce is talking. Made all the the more surprising since Logan rarely, if ever, uses guns.
  • Would Hurt a Child: While not to the same extremes as his counterpart from the comics, Rice has no qualms carrying out painful experimentation on children, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse, and then having them killed when he decides the X-23 project is a dead end.
  • You Killed My Father: Unlike in the comics where he tortures Laura out of Revenge by Proxy, the movie version acknowledges the trope in his confrontation with Logan, but doesn't seem to care much. Even his genocide of mutantkind is Nothing Personal as he intends to create more, but this time under his control.

    Donald Pierce 

Donald Pierce

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"You're not the only one who's been enhanced."

Played By: Boyd Holbrook

Voiced By: Luis Fernando Orozco (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Logan

"As I live and breathe! The Wolverine! And he's a junkie now."

Leader of the Reavers, a force of cybernetically-enhanced mercenaries in the employ of Transigen, Pierce is heading the pursuit of the runaway Laura.


  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: The fingers of his prosthetic hand are capable of bending all the way backwards.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The movie version of Donald Pierce is a lot more handsome than his comic version.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Unlike the Pierce of the comics continuity, who is a full-on Cyborg with advanced technology and weapons, here he sports just a single prosthetic right hand.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: To the point of (Downplayed) Adaptational Heroism. The comic book Pierce is a bigoted, genocidal, anti-mutant egomaniacal Jerkass who is so deeply unpleasant he was usually The Friend Nobody Likes even when he was part of other villainous groups, and is basically the Hate Sink bad guy of the X-Men franchise. This Pierce is a ruthless child-hunting mercenary who kills scores of innocent people, but he is also at least Faux Affably Evil and shows at least a degree of respect towards Wolverine and the other mutants. In fact, Holbrook himself suggests Pierce may actually like mutants, or at least have a soft spot for them. Put simply, comic book Pierce is so utterly odious that anything short of a totally faithful adaptation is a saint by comparison.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He pleads and begs when the Transigen are killing him with their combined powers. It doesn't help him one bit.
  • Asshole Victim: Just like Rice, he ends up getting his just desserts in the worst way possible.
  • Ax-Crazy: He thinks nothing of using torture, murder or any other deprived crime to get what he wants.
  • Bad Boss: Would rather lose men then risk damaging Transigen's products.
  • Badass Normal: He's a regular human but finds ways to make the life of the nigh-immortal Wolverine and X-23 a living Hell.
  • Beard of Evil: His moustache and chinstrap combo is the facial hair negative of Logan's mutton chops at the end of the movie.
  • Cool Shades: Sports a slick pair of sunglasses with dark red lenses.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Donald is very aware of the gap between him and Laura and Logan so he levels the playing field by a copious amount of weaponry.
  • Composite Character: Much like Kimura, he leads his group's hunt for Laura, and is a Sociopathic Faux Affably Evil Jerkass and Smug Snake who's received bodily enhancements to help him with his job managing the kids.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He gets killed by several mutant children using their powers on him at once, and it is not pretty. Or, to further clarify, he's bound to the earth by razor-sharp blades of grass, mutant-induced paralysis, and telekinetic force, before he is both slowly suffocated and cut to ribbons by the grass as the other mutant children freeze him and electrocute him — all at the same time.
  • Cyborg: Downplayed. Pierce has been cybernetically enhanced, but only sporting a robotic right hand, compared to his half-man half-machine coming book self.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost every line out of his mouth is dripping with dry wit.
  • The Dragon: He is Transigen's relentless, calculating and intense head of security, leader of the Reavers and Rice's top enforcer.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Rice dies near the end of the movie and Pierce is still calling the shots. Notably he's the one who convinced X-24 to finish murdering Wolverine after the latter killed Rice.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • He is a fan of Logan's, and his flashy chains, gold tooth, conspicuous tattoos, and fancy haircut are a strong contrast with the older Logan's simple black suit and, later, working-class garb and scarring. Both even have a past in the military, and are mechanically enhanced in some hand-related fashion.
    • He's also one to Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. Both are mercenaries with military backgrounds who have been physically enhanced, aren't not in the best of mental heath, and hides those facts by being polite and humorous. However, Wade is genuinely polite and humorous, only goes after bad people, and has friends and loved ones that prevents him from being an irredeemable monster, while Donald's politeness and humor is a total farce, has no problem killing innocent people, and is a sociopath with no redeeming qualities.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He is relatively casual with Logan and Laura, speaking to the latter as an old friend and sheepishly geeking out with Logan (he's a fan, by the way). But he is trying to kill Laura, and shows no signs of remorse over it. His friendly nature is also notably absent when he's torturing Caliban after Logan, Charles and Laura escape from him the first time. The same goes for Dr. Rice, who is genteel and polite to everyone, while also being utterly ruthless.
  • The Heavy: Rice may be the Big Bad, but Pierce will be the main threat driving the plot.
  • Jerkass: Beneath that Southern Gentleman facade, he's a complete asshole.
  • Karmic Death: He gets tortured to death by the children he considered "useless".
  • Large Ham: Holbrook began picking scenery out of his teeth in the trailers.
  • Laughably Evil: While Pierce is no doubt a depraved bastard to the highest order, one can't deny that his witty dialogue brings in some pretty humorous moments throughout the film.
  • Made of Iron: He can take a surprising amount of punishment for a normal human. He survives getting a pipe to the head, getting kicked in the head by Wolverine and part of the blast of a grenade. He only goes down after most of the X-23s attack him simultaneously.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: While this never makes him any less menacing, he admits to being a big fan of Wolverine and Caliban, having read the comics.
    Donald (sheepishly): I'm a fan, by the way.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: He bites it taking the combined attacks of four, perhaps nine, mutants. More specifically, he's suffocated to death after getting cut to ribbons by razor-sharp blades of grass, and being repeatedly electrocuted and frozen.
  • Obviously Evil: Mechanical hand, skull tattoo in his neck, dressed in black, red shades, gold tooth, Beard of Evil. You can tell Donald is a nasty piece of work from a mile away.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Of the Fantastic Racism variety - While he has some respect for Logan, make no mistake, the man's a odious racist towards mutants. Markedly, he's the first character in the movie franchise to use the term "muties", which in the comics is basically the n-word for mutants.
    • On a more real-world level, he also appears to have a dislike for, or at least looks down upon, Mexican people. When blackmailing Logan about the gang he killed earlier, he ignorantly states that finding dead cholos is not unusual, and his only description of Gabriela to Logan is "Mexican lady".
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He often pulls his punches because his job is to capture the kids alive. It's why at the beginning he tried to deescalate the fight with Laura and at the end he only wounds Rictor and tries to use him as a bargaining chip.
  • Psycho for Hire: A murderous psychopath acting as a glorified bounty hunter to Transigen.
  • Rasputinian Death: All the mutant children he hunted turns their powers on him, causing him to experience everything from freezing to electrocution to being pierced by razor-sharp blades of grass... simultaneously.
  • Red Right Hand: His robotic right hand. In his debut he looks like a normal guy until the hand comes into frame allowing him to look more threatening. When fixing it he does some Abnormal Limb Rotation Range with his fingers to further emphasize the artificiality of the limb.
  • Shout-Out: The film itself draws parallels between him and Jack Wilson from Shane. Observe they both have a Red Right Hand in the form of a "evil hand" (in Wilson's case it's just a leather glove while Donald has the mechanical arm).
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Caliban pegs him as former military, and he has no qualms about any cruelty.
  • The Sociopath: The man feels no remorse for executing children after using them as lab rats, killing Gabriela, or torturing Caliban by exposing him to sunlight.
  • Smug Snake: Likes to taunt Logan, Laura and pretty much anyone else who isn't paying him, and thinks very highly of himself. However cybernetic arm aside, he's still just a normal human being. It bites him in the ass hard when the Transigen kids finally have enough of him.
  • Uncanny Valley: Invoked. Even ignoring the Abnormal Limb Rotation Range, Pierce's robotic right hand has very unnatural and mechanical movements, such as when he flexes his fingers while revealing his enhancements to Logan. It servers to make it even creepier and more unnerving.
  • Villainous Valour: Smug Snake though he might be, Pierce doesn't back down when confronted by a mutant who could tear him limb from limb without a second thought. In the final battle he does everything he physically can to aid X-24 in his fight against Logan, which is admittedly very little beyond taunts and shooting Logan In the Back with a harpoon gun, but to his credit he doesn't cut and run.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms against killing Laura or any of the other X-23 kids. To be fair, Laura is an incredibly dangerous and utterly merciless combatant with a terrifyingly efficient healing factor who will fight to the bitter end if she has to, so it's not like he really had a choice with her.
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    Gabriela Lopez 

Gabriela Lopez

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Played By: Elizabeth Rodriguez

Voiced By: Kerygma Flores (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Logan

A nurse working for Transigen on weaponizing mutant children. She eventually has a change of heart and helps break many of the test subjects out, in particular becoming Laura's caretaker. She seeks out Logan hoping to hire him to take her and Laura to safety in Canada.


  • Disposable Woman: She more or less exists only to get Logan involved with the plot, and is killed off in the first act to make sure Laura has no where else to go. Aside from Pierce jokingly asking if Logan killed her, and a Mr. Exposition moment via a recording on her phone later, she pretty much goes unmentioned the rest of the film. We never even see Laura react to her death.
  • Expy: Although parts of her character were passed on to Rice instead, Gabrielle nonetheless fulfills much of the same role in the story as Sarah Kinney.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She began as a nurse on Transigen's project, but couldn't take watching the abuse Laura and the other children endured. She therefore joined several others to help the children escape.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Risked her life, along with some of the other nurses, to help the children escape. She ultimately pays the price when Pierce catches up to her after she contacts Logan.
  • Mr. Exposition: Her video gives Logan (and the audience) a quick run-down on who and what Laura is, and what Transigen's involvement in the whole mess is.
  • Motherly Scientist: Downplayed. Dr. Rice never cared for the X-23 children, but Gabriela and the hospital staff did. There are a few scenes where the nurses try to give the kids a birthday party before Pierce breaks it up, and several nurses end up freeing the children and giving them the plan to run for the border.
  • Parental Substitute: Gabriela is this for Laura, telling Logan with a wistful smile that Laura is her daughter, and confessing via her video will that even though she's actually not, she loves her anyway.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She dies pretty quickly in the hotel.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Whistleblower Wilma variation. She secretly records Transigen's experiments on mutant children in hopes of exposing them.
  • Video Wills: She leaves one for Logan on her phone in the even she doesn't make it, detailing the full extent of what Transigen has done to the children. Suffice to say she doesn't.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She pretty much has one role in the film: Get Laura into Logan's custody. Gabriela doesn't even make it through the end of the first act.

    The Reavers 

The Reavers

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Film Appearances: Logan

Pierce's mercenaries, working for Transigen to hunt down remaining mutants and fugitive experiments like X-23.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Although they've all been enhanced with cybernetic prosthesis, thus far we've not seen characters with modifications to the extent of Deathstrike or Bonebreaker from the comics.
  • Arm Cannon: One of the Reavers carries an automatic weapon to replace his arm.
  • Asshole Victim: A bunch of armed and despicable mercenaries who end up suffering from the wrath of Logan and the X-23 children.
  • Beard of Evil: Many of the Reavers sport fairly thick beards.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: They all suffer a wide variety of horrific deaths during their chase of the Transigen children near the end of the film.
    • Special mention must be given to two Reavers who try and capture the Transigen child April (who can command plants), with April then forcing all of the surrounding pine trees to shed their bark and needles to be thrown at high velocity into the mercs. Suffice to say, they look more like pin cushions than human beings afterwards.
  • Cyborg: They all sport enhanced prosthetics. Whether they earned them over the course of their careers, lost their original limbs to the X-23 kids during their captivity, or were deliberately modified by Transigen to better handle them is currently unknown. Another possibility is that Transigen is recruiting ex-soldiers who've lost their limbs in combat.
  • Mook Horror Show: The X-23 kids and Logan tear through them in various disturbing fashions. But it comes across as satisfying since they're all monstrous assholes.
  • Mooks: They serve this purpose, providing an army of bad guys for Logan and Laura to slice to pieces.
  • Too Dumb to Live: No, guys, following an incredibly dangerous mutant who functions much better in enclosed spaces into the building that she just retreated into is not a good idea.
    • And while it was out of their hands due to needing to capture the children before they crossed the Canadian border, their decision to attack the Transigen children (who are super-powered Child Soldiers) in the middle of a forest when at least four of them can command plants was pretty moronic.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They fire at Laura with live ammunition, and are not the least bit fazed by the thought of killing her or any of the other X-23 children. To be fair, Laura was closer to an enraged animal than a person and wasn't going to stop tearing through them unless she had either been shot to hamburger or was so badly injured or faced with such objectively hopeless odds that she had to retreat, so shooting to kill wasn't entirely unjustified with her.
  • Zerg Rush: Barring their prosthetics, they're basically still just normal people; however they seem near infinite no matter how many the heroes kill, with numbers boosted at certain points by both Mexican federals and American soldiers. When they are chasing after the X-23 kids, their powers may enable them to take down a few of the Reavers, but their sheers numbers force the mutants to just keep running.

Transigen Experiments

    Laura 
See the her page.

    Rictor 

Julio Richter / Rictor

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Played by: Jason Genao

Voiced by: Julio Morín (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Logan

One of Transigen's X-23 series experiments, Rictor appears to be operating the Eden hideout where the kids were meant to rendezvous before making their escape into Canada. He has the power to create seismic waves.


  • Age Lift: Rictor is an adult in the comics, here he's either pre-teen or just entering his teens.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His mutant power allows him to generate seismic waves, creating earthquakes or simply moving dirt around.
  • The Leader: Appears to be among the oldest of the X-23 children, and seems to be looked to as their de facto leader.
  • Meaningful Name: His mutant power is to create seismic waves, he goes by the code-name Rictor, and his last name is Richter. As in, the Richter Scale. Which measures Earthquakes.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Pierce wings him in the final pursuit, and makes a point of telling him as much when he's taken into custody.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rictor is only referred to as Rictor in the film, rather than by his given name. Whether Rictor is a nickname or has been altered to be his actual name for the film is unknown.
  • Mythology Gag: His files lists Dominic Petros, a.k.a. Avalanche, as his DNA source.
  • Race Lift: Sort of. Unlike many of the other X-23 kids, Julio Richter is actually Mexican in the comics, just as is his incarnation in the film, though his source DNA came from a character who is traditionally Greek.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Outside of having similar powers, Avalanche and Rictor aren't related. Here, much like Wolverine to Laura, Dominic Petrosnote  is Ritcor's DNA source and hence his biological father.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: His experiences in the Transigen experiments forced him to grow up much too fast, and he serves as a sort of father figure for the other kids in Eden. He seems to be the one running things and planning the next stage of their flight, and even offers to make good on Gabriela's offer of additional payment for safely delivery Laura.
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    Other X-23 Children 

Film Appearances: Logan

While mutants were disappearing throughout the world, Transigen secretly used genetic material harvested from them to artificially inseminate an unknown number of young Mexican women, for the purpose of breeding mutants directly under their control in hopes of correcting the main flaw in Weapon X: His independence.


  • Artificial Human: A downplayed example. All of the kids were created by impregnating women with genetic material harvested from other mutants. However unlike X-23 in the books and X-24 in the film, the kids aren't truly clones, and instead the process is more accurately compared to artificial insemination.
  • Baby Factory: The mothers of the children are treated as disposable wombs. Gabriela doesn't elaborate on what became of them, but the implication of her remarks, "girls nobody can find," is they were killed.
  • Canon Foreigner: Although several of the kids have powers inspired by canon characters (and one was confirmed to be the "son" of a canon character), with the exception of Laura and Rictor none of them are actually adapted from the books themselves.
  • Children Are Innocent: This is why Transigen and Rice ultimately deemed the X-23 project a failure: Although they were able to turn the kids into weapons, they weren't able to actually make them kill as the children resisted any such conditioning to break their natural empathy.
  • Child Soldiers: What Transigen wanted them to be. Unfortunately because of Children Are Innocent they weren't able to actually get them to kill on order.
  • Designer Babies: All the X-23 kids. They were grown to be mutants, made from mutant cells (unbeknownst to said mutants) and implanted in surrogates. The movie explains that they are test tube babies, not clones, so the differences in appearance makes sense.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: The power of the leader of the X-23s.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Just because the kids didn't want to kill, doesn't mean they won't to defend themselves. Many Reavers learn that the hard way on Laura's claws, and later when trying to pursue and round up the fleeing kids in the climax. And that's before even getting into what they do to Pierce.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Thanks to the sacrifices of Logan and many others, they all get to escape to a better life in Eden.
  • Electric Black Guy: One of the genetically-engineered mutant kids is a black kid with the ability to generate electricity.
  • Green Thumb: The power of one of the X-23 girls allows them to control various forms of plant life.
  • An Ice Person: One of the kids is a girl with ice abilities, possibly indicating that her DNA source came from Logan's former X-Men teammate Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman.
  • Kiddie Kid: Slightly downplayed: when Logan looks at Bobby'snote  file, it indicates an emotional age of about 72-78 months, suggesting he has the emotional maturity of a child around 6 years of age. Bobby himself is somewhere around Laura's age, suggesting that his emotional growth has been stunted, likely as a result of his treatment by Transigen. Given what we see of Laura's behavior, it's highly likely that all the X-23 children have similarly stunted emotional development.
  • Latino Is Brown: Defied. The X-23 mutants have Mexican mothers of unknown ethnicities and bear DNA from mutants that lived all over the world. Their skin tones range from everywhere between pale and dark.
  • Human Weapon: What Transigen intended them to be. However the childrens' natural empathy made them impossible to control in such a manner.
  • Mythology Gag: All of the kids have a serial number in the format X-23-##. This is how Alchemax identified The Sisters in All-New Wolverine.
  • Tyke Bomb: The X-23 program was created to produce and raise living weapons, making Laura herself one of these.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • The fate of the kids' mothers; young Mexican girls who were taken, impregnated by Transigen, and then disappeared once they had given birth.
    • When Transigen determined the project wasn't going to pan out, they decided to euthanize them. Fortunately, many of the nurses rebelled and helped them escape instead.
  • You Remind Me of X: Logan remarks that the other kids seem nice, and remind him of someone but Laura cuts him off before he can say who. Given the context, he may have been about to refer to the students of the Xavier school.

    X-24 

X-24

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Played by: Hugh Jackman

Film Appearances: Logan

"We struggled with the X-23s. We assumed because they are children, we could raise them without a conscience. But you can't nurture rage. You simply design it...from scratch."
Dr. Zander Rice

Transigen's greatest weapon, born from stolen research from the Weapon X program run by William Stryker in the '70s. After the Reavers fail to successfully run Logan, Laura, and Xavier to ground, Rice orders X-24 unleashed to finish the job.


  • Ax-Crazy: He is violent and bloodthirsty, and no-one short of Rice can control him.
  • Berserk Button: Any attack on him sets him off.
  • The Berserker: He's nothing but feral rage that can only be pointed in the right direction by Rice. After Rice gets killed by Logan, Pierce takes up the slack.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Twice. The first time happens as a result of Will Munson shoots him in the face with a shotgun round, although this doesn't kill him and he heals after being given a serum. The second time, Laura blows off half his head with an Adamantium bullet, finally killing him.
  • The Brute: He has all the muscle of Wolverine in his prime, but he lacks both the intelligence and the conscience. Rice and Pierce bring him in when Laura, Logan, and Charles prove too much for their regular forces.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created solely for this film, serving as a personification of Logan's worst fears about himself becoming a feral beast.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He is the last opponent to be defeated after the death of Rice.
  • Dumb Muscle: Appears to have little understanding of anything except fighting. When encountering the ranchers, he just stares at them until attacked, setting off his Berserk Button.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dr. Rice, his creator, is the only person X-24 listens to. He gets angry at Logan for killing Rice with Pierce goading him on.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's what Logan would be without any control or empathy. He also visually resembles Victor Creed who already represented what Logan could have become. Also one to Laura: his relationship with his creator has vague parental overtones, and when he finds out Wolverine killed Rice he goes ballistic.
  • Evil Knockoff: To Logan. Not only is X-24 physically an exact replica of Logan, he embodies all his feral rage, with none of his humanity; he's what Weapon X wanted Logan to become and the animal Victor wanted Logan to embrace. In fact both battles between Logan and X-24 have been directly compared to Logan fighting The Wolverine.
  • Evil Twin: For Logan, though Charles dubs him as Logan's son.
  • Expy:
    • Of Liev Schreiber's Victor Creed. Besides visually looking similar to him, X-24's superior strength and speed compared to Logan mirrors that of Sabretooth's portrayal in X-Men Origins.
    • Also of X-23 herself, in that he's a clone of Wolverine bred and raised specifically to be the perfect killing machine, whereas the film version of Laura was created through artificial insemination or other similar process.
  • Final Boss: He's the very last threat that Wolverine and the X-23 mutants have to face, and, in the former's case, is also the very last person Wolverine fights in his life.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: He wears a black tank top to contrast with Logan's white, emphasizing his Evil Counterpart status.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Aside from being blasted in the head with a shotgun once, nothing that he gets hit with seems to slow him down up until an Adamantium bullet pierces his skull.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It really doesn't take much to set him off into a animalistic fury.
  • Healing Factor: It doesn't seem to be as effective as Logan's in his prime, but it's still there. Taking heavy damage will give him trouble in healing and facilitates the need of a serum to repair himself. He also gets finished off with an adamantium bullet to the head, something Logan had survived in X-Men Origins.
  • Hero Killer: He fatally wounds both Xavier and Logan.
  • Human Weapon: X-24 is the weapon that Stryker wanted Logan to be, and Rice had spent considerable time attempting to recreate.
  • Implacable Man: X-24 gets an armored truck dumped on top of him in the climax, and still gets back up.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Everytime he appears, the movie takes a dark turn. Only when he’s taken down do things slowly lighten up, yet he does so much in his appearances that it doesn’t lighten up the way it did before he was revealed.
  • Morality Pet: Rice goes out of his way to comfort and heal X-24, and Rice is the only person X-24 will listen to.
  • One-Man Army: Even more so than Logan, due to X-24 being unconstrained feral rage.
  • Rasputinian Death: Clawed repeatedly. Pinned onto a tractor with a car. Entire shotgun unloaded into him. Truck dropped on him. And has half his skull blown off with an Adamantium bullet, finally killing him.
  • Shadow Archetype: He is the personification of Logan's savagery, with none of his humanity to balance out the berserker rage.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: The only hint of his existence prior to the film's release is near the end of the first teaser, when Logan is lying on his back, and blocks his claws when X-24 tries to stab him in the face. Otherwise he was completely hidden from the film's marketing.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes are a very light shade of brown, almost yellow.
  • Super Strength: He one-handedly throws an adamantium-heavy Logan through the air with little to no effort, donkey-kicks him over a parked Humvee, and easily lifts an armored truck up and off himself after being crushed by it moments before.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: It's subtly signaled that while he is stronger and faster, Logan still has the skill and experience edge on him. If Logan had been in good health he'd have a much easier time dealing with X-24, and Laura also managed to briefly overwhelm him.
    • It's implied that X-24's creation (accelerated clone growth in lab tanks) has left him with no skills other than violent animal instinct and very broad conditioning to obey Rice. Rice may be the only person X-24 has ever really known and even his physical abilities are lab origin. He is carted around from task to task and doesn't seem to appreciate the context of anything that's happening apart from when Logan kills Rice.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When someone triggers him he's a violent tempest of feral, psychotic destruction and hate killing everything and anything in his path.
  • Walking Spoiler: He is not seen in any of the film's advertisements and was not revealed to be in the movie at all until the soundtrack list leaked. Even then, said soundtrack list didn't reveal that the character was a younger clone of Wolverine.
  • Wham Shot: The first shot of him in the film is when he murders Xavier and kidnaps Laura, all the while Xavier says how great this night has been. To say nothing of the first time we clearly see his face and that he looks like Logan.
  • Wolverine Claws: Just like Logan's.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not only does he recapture Laura, he casually slaughters Kathryn Munson when she tries to interfere. To say nothing of fighting Laura in the climax (though to be fair, Laura was giving him no quarter, and viciously attacked him). This prompted him to smack her upside the head, knocking her out.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Murders Nate Munson when he comes to investigate Laura's screams after X-24 kills Charles, and he and Laura get into a vicious battle in the climax where he doesn't pull his punches (not that Laura was holding back, either, spending a substantial part of the fight ripping him to shreds).
  • You Killed My Father: X-24 does not take it well when he learns Logan killed Rice.
    Pierce: [Logan] did that, get up!

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