Who is X-23? If you've been reading the comics, you know she's the titular character in All-New Wolverine. What happened to the old Wolverine? Well, he's dead. Yes, it's sad, but the new one is pretty damn capable. She's Logan's clone, minus the unavailable Y chromosome, manufactured in the labs of the nefarious Facility to continue the Weapon X program.
Unfortunately for the Facility, X-23, a.k.a. Laura Kinney, broke free of her shackles, killed everyone responsible, and went on to take over the mantle of the Wolverine. But is she truly worthy of the title? Well, that's for you to decide. And you better decide quick, because X-23 is poised to take over the cinematic X-Men Universe, as she has the cartoon and comics ones.
So read on to discover badass X-23 moments from Marvel Comics. Find out just who Laura Kinney is and how she stacks up against her predecessor. And then vote up the moments you think might make her the Wolverine we all deserve.
When She Got Pissed at Angel for Pulling Her from a Fight Just Because She Was on Fire
While facing off against a mutant gang named the Ghosts of Cyclops, one of them blasted Laura with green fire, setting her ablaze. Didn't phase her. She was ready to carry on the fight without even stop-drop-and-rolling first. But her overprotective boyfriend Angel flew in, scooped her up, and dropped her in a fountain to douse the flames. She was none too happy. According to her, "Flaming Wolverine is even scarier than normal Wolverine." Can't refute that.
When She Blew Up a Weapon X Facility Without Bothering to Leave First
She's actually done this more than once if you can believe it, but it was most awesome when it was with Daken and they both got blown to hell. Of course, they crawled away as hairless, burnt husks and quickly regenerated. In "coolness" terms, this definitely trumps slowly walking away from an explosion without turning back to look.
When She Played Possum While Being Carved Up with a Chainsaw
After being betrayed by Daken, Laura was captured by Weapon X nutballs, who decide to take a chainsaw to her for scientific purposes. Daken, thankfully, thought better of his plan and freed her from her shackles. X-23 then took out the good doctors, but not before waiting for the right moment - AFTER getting a deep tissue massage from the chainsaw.
When She Killed a Killer of Little Girls as a Child
After her niece, Megan, was kidnapped by a serial rapist/murderer of children, Sarah Kinney (X-23's geneticist creator and surrogate mother) took a very young Laura on an unauthorized mission to rescue her "cousin." X-23 tracked down the perp and baited him by pretending to be a girl scout. He subsequently died in an automobile collision. He collided with the roof of a car after she threw him through a fourth-story window.