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  • Contested Sequel: No Way Home is seen as inferior to the original miniseries, probably due to the change in writers. The original was an extremely grounded story featuring character development for its cast. The second went into some kind of vague plot about some organisation that does... things, and the characters do not develop at all.
  • Cult Classic: The first series.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Aside from Kiden, X-23 is the only character who went on to play a significant role outside the two NYX series. In fact, this being her first comics appearance is almost all that anyone even remembers about NYX.
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  • Funny Moments: Kiden finds X-23 stripped of most of her pro gear with the John who killed himself nearby, and she's cutting herself with her claws. Upon realizing she's not alone Laura looks up from what she's doing like it's completely normal and utters a single line:
  • Heartwarming Moments: That it's X-23 calming Tatiana out of her rage and comforting her after the latter's mutation publicly manifests and nearly gets her lynched.
    • Mrs. Palmer finally admitting she fully trusts Kiden's judgment.
  • It Was His Sled: Considering that, The Reveal that she's the virtually mute prostitute Kiden's group picks up doesn't have nearly the surprise it would have had back when the series first published. Especially not with her prominently on the cover of the trade paperback...
  • Narm: The heavy use of early-2000s urban vernacular by Daddy, Hector and other thugs comes across as rather cheesy now.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Because X-23 was never identified by name in the story, when first published most readers would have no idea who she is unless they were already familiar with Evolution. Now, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know exactly who she is.
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  • Schedule Slip: 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.

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