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X-23, real name Laura Kinney, is a character from the X-Men series by Marvel. She is the daughter of Wolverine, having the same powers and fighting aptitude as part of an attempt to recreate the Weapon X experiment.

X-23 is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.




  • As the daughter of Wolverine, she qhas his powers such as a regenerative healing factor and animal senses.
  • Adamantium claws, just like Wolverine, except she has two on each hand and one on each foot.
  • Since she escaped before her full adamantium bonding process began, only her claws are coated with metal and as a result, at times, her regenerative healing factor is faster than Wolverine's (as adamantium generates toxins in his body that slow it down).


X-23 throws Galactus's unconscious body into the dirt as she starts bragging to Wolverine, who asks her to get Galactus off of the lawn around the Xavier Institute.


X-23's gameplay is very similar to Wolverine's, with all of her special attacks are loosely based on Wolverine's special attacks, and one hyper combo based on Wolverine's level 3 hyper. She lacks some of his attack power, but compensates that with her superior agility and mobility. Her rushing specials allows to keep opponents off balance with lightning-fast and almost unpredictable attacks. Overall, her playstyle in particular invokes an assassin theme in stark contrast to Wolverine's equally brutal, albeit less subtle berserker fighting style.

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  • X-23 was the first female Marvel character announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
  • In tone with Wolverine's Catch Phrase, she has a similar one saying "I'm the second best at what I do", however she will only say this upon encountering a villain other than the Sentinel or Nemesis.
  • The locket she wears has pictures of her mother (Sarah Kinney, the scientist that gave birth to her) and of her "cousin" (Sarah's niece).
  • She was confirmed during the Tokyo Game Show 2010, along with Wesker, Spider-Man and Tron Bonne.
  • The game and strategy guide lists X-23's comic debut (NYX #3, Feb 2004). However, the character originally debuted in the animated series X-Men: Evolution during Season 3 in 2002. She appeares in episodes 41: X23, 46: Target X, and 52: Ascension Part 2. Only the official US website cites this source.
  • X-23 is considered Tron Bonne's rival and friend, because they are both young females with criminal backgrounds that have helped out as heroines. The difference being that X-23's crimes were against her will, and she has reformed, while Tron is a career criminal by choice.
    • In addition to the above, the two share an opposite relation, X-23 is a creation while Tron is a creator/inventor.
  • X-23's original artwork for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 resembles the pose she made in the Top Cow variant cover for issue #1 of the Target X comics.

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X-23's moves in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

X-23's moves in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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