Name: Laura Kinney
Aliases: Laura Howlett, Laura Logan, Laura X, Talon, X23
Relatives: Wolverine (Father), Sarah Kinney(Mother, Deceased), Amiko Kobayashi (Sister), Megan Kinney(Cousin), Daken(Brother)
Affiliation: X-Men, Avengers, X-Force
Base Of Operations: Salem Center, New York
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Adventurer, Student, former Assassin and Prostitute
Education: High School
(Female Clone of Male)
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg) (100 lbs without adamantium claws)
Place of Birth: The Facility
The organization known only as the Facility is attempting 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, making a pure clone little more than a pipe dream. Sarah then decides to cut corners by duplicating the X chromosome, but the Facility denies her request, stating that changing the gender of Weapon X may change the abilities of the weapon itself. In an act of defiance 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 being trained in martial arts, conditioned to the Trigger Scent, and exposed to all sort of abuse in order to strip of her of any humanity and sense of self. Sarah is under orders not to treat her like a child, though she reads Pinocchio to X in secret. In an attempt to activate her mutation, Rice suggests using radiation. It works but also nearly kills X-23 and from there they go on to lace her claws with adamantium which Rice performs without anesthesia. X-23's skills are sold to the highest bidder and she becomes one of the world's most sought after assassins by the age of 11. During one mission Rice goes with X-23 only to leave for her for dead, though she survives. Sometime later Sarah's niece Megan is kidnapped by a child molester, and she uses X-23 to rescue her but it earns her the ire of her employers. In an attempt to seize control of the Facility, Rice has X-23 murder his employer Martin Sutter and his family. X kills Sutter and his wife but spares his son Henry. When Sarah goes to see X-23 after Sutter's death, X-23 shows Sarah a photograph of Sutter and his family she smuggled and Sarah realizes what Rice has done. Sarah then decides to free X-23, but before she does Rice shows her X-24 through X-50 and Sarah is horrified at the sight. Sarah then gives X-23 orders to destroy the clones and the Facility, which X-23 succeeds in doing but Sarah is killed by X-23 in the escape. Rice had laced her with the Trigger Scent as one more attempt to torment X-23. As Sarah lays dying she gives X-23 the name Laura, tells her she's her mother, and that she loves her. Laura lies with her mother in the snow begging her not to leave her.