X-23 (Laura Kinney) is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. She was originally created by writer Craig Kyle for the X-Men: Evolution animated series before debuting in the NYX comic series in 2004. Since then she has appeared in two six-issue miniseries written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, regular runs in New X-Men, X-Force, Avengers Academy, and her own self-titled twenty-one issue comic series written by Marjorie Liu.
X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine. Like Wolverine, X-23 has a regenerative healing factor, superhuman strength, senses, speed, agility, and reflexes. She also has retractable adamantium-coated bone claws in her hands and feet.
Cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine's genome, X-23 was created to be the perfect killing machine. For years, she proved herself a capable assassin working for an organization called the Facility. A series of tragedies eventually lead her to Wolverine and the X-Men. She attends school at the X-Mansion, and eventually became a member of X-Force.
Power and Stats
Tier: At least 8-A, 4-B with claws
Name: X-23/Laura Kinney
Origin: Marvel Comics
Classification: Human Mutant, Clone
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced senses (Including night vision, animal-like sense of smell, higher range of hearing, etc.), Regeneration (At least low-mid, mid-high and even better showings do exist), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Resistant to most known diseases and poisons, Adamantium skeleton and retractable claws with a high degree of Durability Negation, Resistance to Telepathy, Skilled martial artist and master of many forms of armed and unarmed combat, Can enter into a berserker rage where she attacks randomly on instinct and is even more resistant to telepathy.
Attack Potency: At least Multi-City Block level, Solar System level with claws (Adamantium claws can cut through nearly anything with enough force; For example cutting through an alternate Universe Iron Man suit, cutting the Collector, cutting three armored legs at once, etc.)
Speed: At least High Hypersonic, likely High Hypersonic+ combat speed (Cloned from Wolverine, but is somewhat swifter than he is. Fast enough to evade bullets fired from a high-powered rifle.)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Multi-City Block Class, Solar System Class with claws
Durability: At least Multi-City Block level. Higher with regeneration.
Stamina: Vastly Superhuman
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: Adamantium Claws
Intelligence: She possesses the ability to quickly process multiple information streams (e.g., threat assessment) and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations.
Weaknesses: She has also been subjected to conditioning in which a specific "trigger scent" has been used to send her into a berserker rage, killing anything in sight and Injuries such as being hit with blasts of energy from Nimrod that caused her to age can't be healed, if she had been hit with it again she most likely would have died.
- Is Gutted by Lady Deathstrike and manages to Fight back. Pretty soon she was Entirely healed, without even a scratch on her tummy. I should point out that her being exposed like that is also a cold resistance feat.
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