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Laura Kinney (Scenesys ID: 78)
Risman: You have the eyes of a killer, girl...not like Wolverine. No, he is just an animal. But you...you were bred for murder. And right now you are thinking of eleven different ways to kill me, aren't you?

X-23: No, twenty-seven.

Full Name: Laura Kinney
Gender: Female
Species: Mutant
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Occupation: Killing Machine
Citizenship: United States of America
Residence: New York City
Education: Weapon-X "Facility",

PhD in Killing

Status: Dropped
Groups: Xavier's School, X-Men, Mutant-OOC
Other Information
Apparent Age: 19 Actual Age: 19
Date of Birth 01 February 2010 Actor: Katie Findlay
Height: 152 cm (5'0") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb)
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Green. If Red? Run!
Theme Song: "Killing Machine" by Judas Priest


Laura was the twenty third attempt to create a clone of Wolverine. She was born and raised to be a weapon, a perfect killing machine. Hired by the highest bidders, she became one of the most sought after assassins in the world by age 11. After years of training, being experimented on, and completing many successful missions, she escaped. Unfortunately during the escape she killed the closest thing she ever had to a mother. Worse the people who created her still want her back, and will stop at nothing to bring her in...

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The young girl before you stands at about 5', and doesn't look older than 16, if that. She has striking green eyes, and long raven hair that flows to the middle of her back. Her visage, however, seems somewhat unsettling on a girl her age. It's almost like she projects no expression, displaying a frozen emotionless face. Could always be a teenaged goth phase.

The outfit she's wearing is a form fitting, black, sleeveless catsuit. The neck is buttoned tightly in place with a single snap. A utility belt with a golden round clasp sits over the catsuit, several attachments to the belt change according to the mission at hand. A black bracelet with a timer is over her right wrist, and combat boots are tightly clasped all the way to below her knees. She looks too young to be special ops or anything like that, so she might be cosplaying. Then again, her muscle tone and slim athletic build are a bit unusual for her age.


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After years of failed attempts to recapture Wolverine, Weapon X had decided to change direction, and employed a sub-organization dubbed The Facility with creating a clone from a damaged DNA sample. Dr. Sarah Kinney eventually came up with the idea of using the salvageable X-chromosome to create a female clone, she was denied, but still went ahead with her plan and was successful. As punishment for her insubordination, Kinney was forced to be the surrogate mother, and thus gave birth to X-23, after 22 earlier attempts at producing a clone failed.

X-23 was trained to be a killing machine from birth. She was trained extensively for years in the art of assassination, under harsh conditions with severe punishments for failure, or simply for not excelling. Eventually she was sent out on missions across the globe, her services offered for the highest bidder.

When Dr. Kinney learned The Facility was creating clones of X-23, she used the guise of a mission to have X-23 destroy all the clones, assassinate the head of the project, and escape with her. Unfortunately during the escape, Kinney was exposed to the trigger scent which sent X-23 into a berserker mode, killing mindlessly all in her path without distinction. As the woman who gave her birth was dying, she gave X-23 a name, Laura.

With Dr. Kinney dead, Laura completed her mission parameters by escaping, but for the first time in her life Laura lacked purpose. All her life she was told what to do and when, and she did it without question. Now she had to make her own decision, and the very first one was to survive and evade The Facility so she never has to go back there.


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Laura is not used to being around people, and social interaction is a foreign language to her. As a result many things irk and irritate her and to normal society she seems strange or ill mannered. She's prone to getting cross and deciding to hurt people. After all, hurting people is what comes natural to a trained killing machine who was raised for that singular purpose. If she ever would be forced to go through cheerleading trials, that would be one thing she would fail miserably. She's not a happy person and people find it hard to read her or relate to her.

X-23 was created and raised to be one thing, a perfect killing machine, and through rigorous training, harsh treatment bordering torture and total denial of outside news, she became just that. Violence is second nature to her, and she's much more comfortable around it than she is around every day mundane settings. She can end a life without blinking, and never feels remorse for a kill. She doesn't understand the concept of being better than the bad guys, to her it's simple math, eliminate the source, end the problem.

As a clone of Wolverine, it's little wonder that Laura is a feral creature. She growls, she stands her ground and will fight for her personal space, and most importantly she likes to slash with her claws. She is badly lacking interpersonal skills, because she was never taught them. Children emulate their parents and other grown ups, her only example were holograms of Weapon X and her various instructors for fighting and assassination arts. If someone bumps her in the street, she will not let it slide. The fact many, bullies in particular, wouldn't give a 15 year old girl a second though, is bad news for them.

Laura has a strange perspective on the concept of humanity. She sees herself as a weapon, a killing machine, a tool that was used by the Facility and others to eliminate undesirables in impossible locations and demanding time restrictions. She hates the thought, and much like in the story of Pinocchio read to her by her mother, she would like to stop being a puppet and become a real human. But having lived her entire life as a killing machine, not a person, she doesn't understand humans despite wanting to be just like them. At times she tries to belong, at others she's willing to go on a berserker rage and tear everything apart. She tries to make sense of it all, further exploring and overcoming her love / hate attitude towards the world she is trying to belong to.


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Adamantium Claws:
X-23 has natural bone claws, two sheathed in each forearm, and has one in each foot. Courtesy of The Facility and the Weapon X program, these claws have been completely coated in adamantium, a rare metal that is essentially unbreakable, and these claws are able to cut through almost every other known material like a hot knife through butter.

Enhanced Senses:
While her healing factor may be the main feature of her mutation, Laura likewise has the same heightened senses that Wolverine has. These senses are superior than normal in acuity and range. Under normal circumstances she can see farther and with more clarity than non-powered individuals, and she is not as impaired by low light. She can also hear noises that normally occur outside the 'normal' human auditory range, as well as from farther away. But her sense of smell is one that she may be best known for. She can track and identify people based off of scent alone. At times, places, and under circumstances that are less than ideal she can often track others if at least two of those three senses are not impaired. Unfortunately though it is possible for these senses to be overloaded, usually in ways that temporarily debilitate her, and such an overload is potentially more likely to happen to her than people without her powers. Finally due to her increased ability to sense things, she can often end up by things she detects that other people might not be able to see, hear, or smell. In addition Laura has been highly trained to notice details in her surroundings, which makes her heightened senses all the more useful.

Healing Factor:
There's no way around it. Laura is a clone of Wolverine. As such she has an ability to regenerate damaged tissue that rivals Logan himself. Slashes and gunshot wounds have been known to regenerate within minutes at most. Wounds that could kill her, or at least permanently debilitate her can and will heel if given enough time. As a rule, the larger and more severe the wound though, the longer it will take to heal. Something else that is also notable is that her healing factor is actually more powerful than Wolverine's. This is believed to be due to the fact that unlike him, X-23 only had her claws bonded to adamantium, while his whole body was, thus her body is not working as hard to always keep the adamantium poisoning from the metal in check. Laura is capable of re-attaching severed limbs, regrowing them, and even surviving explosives. When it comes to diseases, poisons, and toxins it takes a lot more, and stronger agents to have any form of effect on her when compared to a normal person. There is also a possibility that her healing factor may even be slowing down her aging process, but that is currently unclear due to how young she is.

Iron Will:
All of the training that Laura had at 'The Facility' was meant to make her the best assassin possible. As such, between things meant to help her willpower become stronger so she would just focus on the mission, her being treated like she was a thing and not a human being, and even her punishments for every perceived failure (such as beatings where she could fight) has left X-23 with willpower that is well beyond the norm for regular humans as well as many other highly trained individuals. Once she has an objective or goal in mind, nothing will sway her from completion. She will suffer unbearable conditions, she will suffer torture, having her healing factor to help is one thing. But the capacity to suffer through the pain unflinchingly, along with her stamina and steadfast approach makes her very difficult to handle.

Superhuman Physique:

A side effect of her Healing Factor, spawned by the rigorous, inhumane training The Facility put her through, Laura's body is capable of feats beyond her size, and flat out beyond human capability. Her reflexes, dexterity, and agility have all been honed to the literal breaking point and beyond, only enabled due to her incredible healing forcing her body to permit the feats. She's also far stronger than she appears, due to the healing factor constantly regenerating muscle tissue, and she is able to lift roughly 800 pounds. The rate at which she heals also allows her to endure blows from drastically stronger opponents without being immediately out of the fight. The Hulk might knock her half way across the city, but she's going to get back up pretty quickly. Laura may not be quick enough to dodge a bullet at close range, but anybody (even multiple anybodies) without similarly enhanced reflexes has little to no chance against her in melee combat without some other factor coming into play.


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Laura is able to perform at, and above, Olympic level in many forms of athletics. She can form seemingly impossibly acrobatics and gymnastics, as well as run faster and jump higher than humanly possible due to her enhanced physique.

Black Ops:
Laura was created and trained to be the ideal assassin, or to be more exact, a living weapon. As such she not only was trained at, but exceeds in stealth, tracking, survival, disguises, security, and even spying. She is also knowledgeable in regards to conventional and electronic infiltration as well. Since many of those skills are useful in her being able to get where she needs to, and do what she needs to do, The Facility rarely held back when trying to teach her these skills. One way they did hold back though was to make sure that these skills were specific to infiltration, espionage, and assassination, as such she can do basic stuff not directly involving things like computers, and may be able to defeat computer related security rather easily at times, but other things like trouble shooting and repairing broken computers is beyond her grasp. Those limitations do translate over into other areas as well.

Close Combat:
There's one thing that Laura truly excels at. That's fighting. She was simply put, raised and trained to be a killing machine. As such she is a highly trained hand to hand combatant who excels in many forms of armed and unarmed forms and combat styles. Thus she is not just a competent and dangerous opponent when fighting, but when you mix in things like her healing factor, her heightened senses and reaction time, her peak physical condition and above-human agility all combined make her something almost beyond deadly in close combat.

Laura can speak fluent English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. However, due to her harsh upbringing and lack of interpersonal skills, she tends to come off as odd, blunt or overly aggressive in her choice of words.

Ranged Combat:
Laura is not just deadly in close combat. That's just where she's at her best. She was also highly trained with things like guns, other long range weapons, and explosives. Which when mixed with her heightened senses and reaction time, her peak physical condition and above-human agility she can be considered very deadly with a large variety of ranged weapons should she need to use one and have access to one.


Aside from actually being trained to track prey, Laura's incredibly keen sense of smell alone makes her one of the world's best trackers.


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Weapon X Uniform:

Aside from getting away alive, Laura also escaped from The Facility with the clothes on her back. Fortunately though those cloths were in the form of a uniform made of unstable molecules. As such the main part of the outfit, a sleeveless jumpsuit is highly resistant to damage and makes her harder to detect by various methods, as well as providing some warmth. On the other hand her boots not only provide that, but have a unique 'self sealing' tow area thus allowing them to 'fix themselves' after her foot claws are used.


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Adamantium Claws:
When you have giant hunks of metal surgically grafted to your body, there are some down sides that come along with it. Some of the more minor issues involve being ten pounds heavier than you look. Other issues involve things like the metal being detectable by metal detectors or even super powered individuals who have magnetic powers. On top of that her healing factor is actually a bit weaker than it would be if she didn't have adamantium in her body. And those are just some of the more 'common' down sides to Laura having her adamantium claws. There are always other ones that could crop up because of the rare and valuable metal inside of her.

Emotionally Unstable:
When you're raised to be a weapon by people who refuse to view you as a human being, you tend to develop issues. One of the better known ones is how unstable Laura can be, and often is emotionally. While normally she does tend off to come off as somewhat emotionless, all it can (and often does take) is certain stimuli to set her off in extreme ways. And when she does go off it often takes a lot of effort for Laura to keep her reactions in check. Things that set her off include laboratories, hospitals, doctor's offices, and almost anything that could remind her of The Facility. More often than not her reactions tend to be destructive, or self destructive. While 'freak outs' have been known to happen, pure rage or depression has been noted too, often in ways that are self destructive (such as by cutting herself with her own claws for example).

Identity Crisis:
It tends to go without saying that when you're a 'clone' of someone else you tend to have identity issues. The same goes for Laura. But on top of that, she's the clone of Logan a.k.a. Wolverine a.k.a. 'The Best There Is'. As such she not only has mixed feelings about him, ranging from curiosity regarding him, to anger to the part he played in her creation. On top of that, since she was created as a weapon, she not only struggles with what she was created and trained to be, a 'perfect killing machine', something that she flat out doesn't want to be, even though she knows that's exactly what she excels at doing.

X-23's former handler when she was a tool of the Facility. Laura has undergone extensive torture, both physical and mental under the hands of this woman. Kimura's mutation renders her impervious to even adamantium, which results in a pretty bad day for Laura, and this woman and the Facility would be all too happy to get their hands on X-23 again.

Lone Wolf:
From birth Laura was trained to be able to operate alone, no matter what the circumstances. On top of that the few people she has truly felt close to in her life like her mother and her sensei have unfortunately died at her hands. As such she has very limited experience interacting with others, and often feels compelled towards solitude. To be honest she wants to be part of something, but she doesn't really know how to do it. Worse because she views herself as a danger for others she's prone to wandering off by herself for extended periods of time with no warning.

Most Wanted:
X-23's stint as a globe-trotting, brainwashed assassin killing off political figures did not go unnoticed by world authorities, and at least some of them, like SHIELD, are aware of X-23 in detail.

Trigger Scent:

The Facility wanted to make sure that they could cause Laura to kill no matter what. As part of this effort they created a 'trigger scent'. This 'scent' is actually an artificial pheromone that when Laura inhales it, she becomes a berserk killing machine with no self control. She can and almost always will kill anyone and everyone nearby when in a state triggered by this scent. And when the rage subsides (usually after just a few minutes) she will retain partial and/or vague memories of what she did while in that state.


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Title Date Scene Summary
Touching base with an old friend May 21st, 2021 Laura and Megan come to visit Andrea and catch up since graduation.
Takin A Trip January 17th, 2020 Laura is planned on leaving the school for a while and seeks a faculty member to tell. X-Men are next!
It May Be Genetics January 6th, 2020 Logan and Laura have a chat. First baby steps are taken to learning more about each other and a road trip is planned.
What was that all about December 17th, 2019 Be careful to only steal stuff you know how to use, as the bad guy learned.
Get To The Choppa! October 11th, 2019 Bad guys beaten, but escaped.
Old school New Mutants kick it for a moment. October 7th, 2019 Andrea and Laura catch up, finally. They still love each other.
Blood and Ichor... Four September 26th, 2019 Dani, Laura and Samuel Morgan try to antagonize Jeremy. It doesn't really work.
Sharks in a Kitchen September 17th, 2019 A terrifying friendship is forged, with some assistance of chocolate ice cream.
Nowhere Safe September 13th, 2019 Two clones meet trouble in Harlem. Scene incomplete.
John Wayne and Glen Campbell September 9th, 2019 Laura and Logan head out for a movie and ice cream.
Your Stuff August 25th, 2019 Logan delivers a parcel to Laura and gets ready to take her to the movies.
So, About That Clone Thing ... August 24th, 2019 Laura and Logan 'discuss' the father-daughter dynamic. Jean stops by to catch up.
Forced Education is still learning, right August 14th, 2019 Henry takes Laura and Noriko on an impromput trip to clean a park in Mutant Town. They befriend Michael, a reformed drug dealer. Then eat Shirataki.
One Small Step For Man... July 14th, 2019 The X-men go to the moon seeking a crashed Cybertronian probe.
Because Xavier's July 3rd, 2019 Several students meet up in the backyard. Rachel apologizes. Laura hugs someone. Sam recruits for garden patrol. Hisako gets a new roomate. And no leather pants were used in the making of this scene.
What's Up With Laura June 15th, 2019 Jean and Laura conclude their conversation, ending with Jean giving Laura an assignment that has to do with discovering and understanding emotions better.
A Day At The X-Pool June 14th, 2019 Kitty, Colt, Blinkdog, Lorna, Doug, J'onn and X-23 get some sun by the pool as news of the Sentinels breaks. Jason Todd comes by and gets thanked by the kidnapped students.
So You Got Detention... June 6th, 2019 Steve, Janet and Tony visit Xavier's school and meet the students and staff for a cookout and then a motorcycle race against Cap. Doug Ramsey wins!
White Queen and Stabby McGee May 27th, 2019 Summary needed
X-Smores May 25th, 2019 The Reasonable X-ers Blok has it's first meeting with Smores.
Shopping Spree, X-Lady style May 25th, 2019 Emma takes Ororo, Lorna, and Laura shopping in Italy for the weekend.
Teatime for Stabby May 22nd, 2019 Ororo offers some heartfelt advise to Laura about how to make friends.
But J'onn J'onzz The Science Guy Doesn't Rhyme May 19th, 2019 J'onn reports as a Xavier's teacher in the guise of John Green, and is met by Ororo, Laura and Kitty.
I missed you. May 12th, 2019 Summary needed
Highway Wobbery May 9th, 2019 The Crimson Dynamo, Thor and the X-Men arrive to help in a morally gray situation of mutants versus Sentinels.
Motorcycles Galore April 29th, 2019 Scott, Rahne, Brian, Lorna, Kitty, and X-23 gather in the garage while project motorcycles are worked on
The Book Was Better April 17th, 2019 Scott, Forge, X-23, Rogue, Kitty, Lorna try to locate 3 missing students with help from security consultant Jason Todd
So. An X-Man, huh April 7th, 2019 Logan talks to Laura about being an X-Man.
Blink Sells Sea Shells Down By The... March 18th, 2019 Laura gets a present of some sea shells from Blink
What's Up With Laura March 17th, 2019 Summary needed
X-23 isn't your average student March 15th, 2019 Summary needed
In The Kitchen With Sam March 15th, 2019 Samuel, Rachel, Erika, Blink, Negasonic, and X-23 make fried chicken while discussing hero names, image inducers, and various student issues
Young-Snikt And Kitty Meetup March 14th, 2019 X-23 speaks to Kitty about issues for herself and other students
Let's go for a run March 14th, 2019 Summary needed
So This Is Where Lorna Grew Up March 12th, 2019 Lorna returned home with Blink, drawing questions from X-23 and the Stepford Cuckoos about people's identities
The lunch club March 5th, 2019 Some NM kids meet and cover the issues over Laura's cooking.
Practice before coffee February 24th, 2019 X-23 helps Souvenir get some practice in in the gym.
Scene titles are dumb February 22nd, 2019 Summary needed
FFS How hard is unpacking February 7th, 2019 NWT is unpacking in her old room when she gets Erika and Rachel as company. Leather. Costumes. Spikes. Doughnuts. Sarcasm. Trouble is afoot.
Hey, Kid. February 4th, 2019 Logan and Laura talk about why normal people suck.
The problems with alt-copy-paste January 30th, 2019 Some students strategize how to deal with wereclones.
Meet The Creeper January 14th, 2019 Summary needed
Another day in the life December 28th, 2018 Summary needed
Outdoor Greetings December 13th, 2018 Summary needed
A Reunion of Sorts December 8th, 2018 Summary needed
X-Cited Second Meetings December 7th, 2018 Summary needed
Lakeside at Night November 26th, 2018 Summary needed
Showing Laura how the rich live in NYC November 8th, 2018 Summary needed
Embassy Refuge November 7th, 2018 Summary needed
An Outing in Gotham October 24th, 2018 Summary needed
X-Coffee October 23rd, 2018 Summary needed
A Visit From Afar October 5th, 2018 Summary needed
Sanctuary October 5th, 2018 Summary needed
A Late-Night Intervention September 28th, 2018 Summary needed
You have the Best Food here September 14th, 2018 Deadpool shows up in the x-mansion dining area.
Girls .. just wanna have fu-uuun. September 11th, 2018 Laura tracks Andrea down for lessons on how to be normal. They bonded for a bit over their penchant for violence.
Astral Flux: Smoke Signals August 22nd, 2018 Souvenir investigates Emma Frost with some cigarettes. Julian and Laura are perturbed by the revelations and methods.
Everything Is Better With Horses August 4th, 2018 Summary needed
Dangerous girls night out August 3rd, 2018 Andrea, Cindy and Laura hang out and make s'mores. No one got stabbed.
Have hammer, need nails July 15th, 2018 Erika and Laura talk about clothes and stuff.
Making a Splash July 11th, 2018 Summary needed
Deep topics and soapy fish July 10th, 2018 Erika and Laura swap all sorts of deep dark secrets.
Tears. Fists. Socks. July 4th, 2018 Erika helps Laura with her emotions. Laura gives Erika a sock to see how well she fights.
Daddy Issues July 4th, 2018 Laura meets her father. Both fail miserably at family-ing.
Meanwhile, back at the Mansion July 3rd, 2018 The Wellness Centre gets more than its fair share of patients. And a visit from X-23, who is just fine.
Cyborgs for Lunch July 3rd, 2018 Cyborgs attack Laura, Andrea and Mason, and don't live to regret it.
Guitars, claws, Beasts. July 2nd, 2018 Andrea and Mason talk about his future at the school, then tries to resolve an issue with Erika and Laura. From there, Hank McCoy is in a bad mood and gets guilt tripped by a popstar. (Sorry blue, my bad)
A trip to the kitchen July 1st, 2018 Erika encounters X-23 in the kitchen, and they both manage to frighten each other.
Hangout Time June 27th, 2018 The New Mutants get together and go to the mall to help Laura find some new clothes.
Pierced June 24th, 2018 Some New Mutants and X-Men deliver a message to Donald Pierce that he will never forget.
New Horizons June 15th, 2018 X-23 has her first lunch and first friend at the Xavier School.
Deep Waters June 14th, 2018 X-23 goes fishing and comes up with lunch and a fellow new student.
An Encounter With A Mini-Logan June 11th, 2018 Summary needed
Lost Siblings May 18th, 2018 Summary needed
Above It All February 28th, 2018 Summary needed
Laying Low in Columbus Park February 10th, 2018 Summary needed
People You Meet On The Street January 21st, 2018 Summary needed
CIA or Corporate Image Assassination December 30th, 2017 Summary needed
A Wild X Encounter December 12th, 2017 Summary needed
Bullies Gonna Bully November 28th, 2017 Summary needed
The Electric City November 12th, 2017 Summary needed
The Bonfire of the Vain: Chapter 3 October 27th, 2017 X-23 and Gambit complete their escape from the Morlocks Tunnels without any of them being burned alive, there's a basis for a friendship here, depends on how things go in the future.
Girls Night Out October 27th, 2017 Summary needed
The Bonfire of the Vain: Chapter 2 October 14th, 2017 Continuation of Gambit and X-23's misadventure in the Morlock Tunnels.
The Bonfire of the Vain: Chapter 1 October 9th, 2017 The Morlocks are about to get their revenge on the Hated One, but Laura happens by them, and gets involved.
Cape, Please! October 3rd, 2017 Laura happens by a pair of LGBTQs+ etc', misunderstandings ensue, as Laura learns of a new Weapon-X ally in the hunt against her.
Layover September 18th, 2017 People meet at a Chinese Restaurant, it happens.
Reaching Out To A Colleague August 28th, 2017 Summary needed
Saturday In The Park August 12th, 2017 Laura does her katas, runs into Lexi and Jimmy Olsen. It doesn't go well for Jimmy.
Sharp Demonic Eyes July 22nd, 2017 X-23 is out to assassinate another target, gets spotted by Gambit, who chases her and tries to tell her about Xavier Institute.
Log July 3rd, 2017 Summary needed
To Kill A Latverian June 12th, 2017 X-23 is hired to eliminate a Dr. Doom political opponent, Domino happened to have had the same target, they meet.
The Language of Flowers June 1st, 2017 Summary needed
New York New York May 22nd, 2017 Summary needed
The Dead Travel Fast April 27th, 2017 Summary needed.
Dragon Sightings April 25th, 2017 Summary needed.


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