The Facility created me to be a weapon. Killing was all I knew. I didn't know how to say "no." But if I ever did say no, they had a way to make me kill. A chemical trigger. This is it. A lot of it.

Wolverine (X-23)
I'm not X-23. I'm not your experiment. I'm not your **** property! You are the last person who will ever think they can own me. No one owns me! I'm not a thing. I'm Laura Kinney! I'm the daughter of Sarah. I'm the daughter of Logan. I'm Wolverine!
~ Laura to Kimura


X-23 is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in 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-MenX-ForceAvengers Academy, and her own self-titled 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 and Dr Sarah Kinney's genetic template, 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 9-A, 4-B with durability negation via Adamantium claws

Name: X-23, Wolverine, Laura Kinney

Origin: Marvel Comics

Gender: Female

Age: 20 (As of All-New Wolverine)

Classification: Human mutant, cloned daughter of Wolverine

Powers and Abilities: 

Attack Potency: At least Small Building level (Has defeated Wolverine and Sabretooth. One-shot Nightcrawler, defeated Taskmaster and Lady Deathstrike), Solar System level with Durability Negation via Adamantium claws (Wounded World War Hulk and cut Drax. Can pierce Iron Man’s armor, harm Emma Frost with the Phoenix Force and wound Amadeus Cho Hulk)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ combat speed and reactions (Cloned from Wolverine, but is somewhat swifter than he is. Fast enough to evade bullets fired from a high-powered rifle. Removed Captain America's shield then flipped over his back, while dodging darts from a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Intercepted a bullet. Dodged a blast from Mister Sinister that Gambit couldn’t)

Lifting Strength: At least Class 1 (Ripped a metal door off its hinges. Carried a man in a suitcase with one hand and threw himSnapped off a piece of railing from the Eiffel Tower and used it as a weapon, then broke her opponent's arm by twisting it. Three grown men struggled to restrain her, even after she was shot in the stomach

Striking Strength: At least Small Building Class (Can casually smash armored glass), Solar System Class with durability negation via Adamantium claws

Durability: At least Small Building level (She was still mostly in one piece after being launched by a huge explosion and withstanding enough electricity to burn another person to ash, and survived the detonation of a high number of grenades from a very close distance). Higher with regeneration

Stamina: Virtually inexhaustible. Her muscles constantly repair themselves. She managed to survive a blast from Nimrod despite not having her healing factor. Could continue fighting despite being reduced down to a skeleton. Didn’t even flinch from a shark biting her.

Range: Standard melee range

Standard Equipment: Adamantium claws

Intelligence: She is very precise and knowledgeable in anatomy and killing tactics. She also speaks fluent French and has extensive knowledge of information gathering. Has some knowledge of forensics. She is also extremely skilled, as she was able to beat Wolverine’s time on the Weapon X training at the age of eleven and Domino indirectly stated she was more skilled than Logan. Beat her own time on every mission for three years straight. Can skin a man like an onion, and think of twenty-seven ways to kill someone by looking at them.

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


  • Was turned to a skeleton by an explosion, and was walking again after a rather brief time: 1 2 3 4
  • Fought several invisible opponents: 1 2

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