🔶 An organization known only as the Facility attempts to recreate Weapon X. With all their attempts ending up failures, they turn to hiring renowned geneticist Sarah Kinney, who says she can give them what they want through cloning. However, Sarah's attempts hit a wall when she realizes the genome they recovered from Wolverine is heavily damaged. Sarah then decides to cut corners by duplicating the X chromosome, but the Facility denies request.
🔶Sarah goes behind their backs and ends up creating a viable specimen on the twenty third attempt. While her employers are outraged, Sarah has put them in a difficult position and they reluctantly concede. However, Zander Rice, who hates Wolverine for murdering his father in Weapon X, forces Sarah to carry X-23 to term. Nine months later, X-23 is born.
At the age of seven, X-23 is trained in martial arts, conditioned to a Trigger Scent, and exposed to abuse in order to strip of her of any humanity and sense of self. Sarah is under orders to not treat X like a child, though she reads Pinocchio to X in secret.
🔶As a clone of Wolverine, Laura possesses most of his mutant abilities at strength levels rivaling, or occasionally exceeding, his own. Notably, she possesses an accelerated healing factor that allows her to regenerate damaged tissue and has allowed her to regrow limbs. She is an expert assassin, and has had espionage training.
Despite being incredibly hard to kill, Laura does have her weaknesses. The Facility created a specific chemical called the Trigger Scent in order to make her kill targets she was unwilling to kill. The Trigger Scent sends Laura into berserker rage, in which she can't distinguish friend of foe and kills everyone she sees.
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