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- NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of X-23 from the X-Men film series. The mainstream version can be found here: X-23.
|“|| You are dying. You want to die. Charles told me.|
What else did he tell you?
To not let you.
|~ X-23 to Wolverine.|
X-23 (real name Laura Kinney) is the daughter of Logan/Wolverine with similar powers and the deuteragonist of the 2017 film Logan.
She is portrayed by Dafne Keen.
X-23 (officially designated as X23-23) is a mutant, artificially created by the Transigen Project to use as a soldier. Her biological father was Logan, having been created with genetic DNA samples acquired by the Alkali Lake team, and thus she shared his healing factor and retractable claws; Transigen also coated her bones with adamantium. When the X-23 project was deemed a failure after the success of the X-24 project, X-23 was spirited away from Transigen by her nurse, Gabriella Lopez, who had named her Laura. Gabriella wanted to get her to North Dakota to the mutant haven known as Eden, and tried to get Logan to help them.
After Gabriella was killed by the Reavers, X-23 ended up in the company of Logan and Charles Xavier on the run. As they headed north, they were constantly dogged by the Reavers and also X-24, which resulted in Xavier's death. Alone with Logan, the pair headed for North Dakota – X-23 because she believed that Eden existed, and Logan to prove that it did not. Arriving, they found a small group of children led by Rictor.
Along with the other children, X-23 headed north to cross the border into Canada. They were followed by the Reavers and Dr. Zander Rice. X-23 fought alongside Logan to protect the others, managing to kill Dr. Zander and the other Reavers. When X-24 mortally wounded Logan, X-23 killed him by shooting him with an adamantium bullet through the head. She comforted Logan as he died, then buried him. As a final testament to him, she removed the cross marking his grave and turned it on its side, creating an "X".
X-Men: The Official Game
X-23 was at Alkali Lake to find out about her past. She was looking for Colonel William Stryker when the X-Men came. She thought they were bad people and she attacked them. There she fought Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Iceman. She was defeated and said she was going to try and find answers.