Real Name: Laura Kinney
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-18366)
human mutant clone (citizen of Madripoor)
Occupation: Queen of Madripoor
Group Membership: Royal Court of Madripoor
Affiliations: Black Panther, Captain America,
(Carol Danvers), Daredevil, Deadpool, Jean Grey, Hawkeye (Clint
Barton), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Hellion,
Maria Hill, Iron Man, Pres. Kamala Khan (formerly
Marvel), Dr. Valeria Richards, Rocket, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man (Miles
Morales), Thor Odinson, Wasp/"Waspbot" (Janet Van Dyne), Wolverine
Enemies: Dr. Doom, Doombots, gun-runners,
Green Goblin, Lizard, Magneto, Vulture, others
Known Relatives: James "Logan" Howlett
genetic progenitor), Sarah Kinney (surrogate mother), Gabby Kinney
formerly Honey Badger (clone sister)), Bellona (clone sister),
other clone sisters, Deborah ("aunt"), Megan ("cousin"), Ron Kinney
("grandfather"), Leslie Kinney ("grandmother"), Taylor (last name
unrevealed, brother-in-law), Logan (last name unrevealed, nephew), Wade
(last name unrevealed, nephew)
Base of Operations: Madripoor
First Appearance: All-New Wolverine#33 (June,
Powers/Abilities: Laura Kinney has a
superhuman healing ability, which helps to overcome fatigue and
provides her with enhanced stamina and endurance. However, in her old
age, this is slightly hampered by a degenerative condition that causes
constant pain. She has acute senses and is still very agile and
stealthy. She has two retractable bone claws mounted in both forearms,
plus one in each foot, which she can extend instantly at will.
Naturally sharper and stronger than bone, they are coated with the
nearly indestructible metal Adamantium. Trained in assassination in her
youth, she is a skilled tactician and strategist, and an excellent and
fearless hand-to-hand combatant in many forms of martial arts. She is
an expert in armaments and torture, and fluent in many languages. In
her older years, she has ably embraced a leadership role.
Weight: 110 lbs. (with Adamantium claws)
Hair: Black with white streaks
(fb) - BTS) - Laura Kinney appears to have a similar history to that of
her Earth-616 counterpart, being a female clone of Wolverine (Logan),
with several sister clones, including Gabby Kinney and Bellona.
Initially trained to kill, Laura freed herself of programming and
adopted the codename Wolverine as a heroic adventurer after her mentor,
the original Wolverine, died. She enjoyed a romantic relationship with
fellow mutant Hellion for several years until the manipulations of the
Latverian despot, Dr. Doom, reached a climax.
(All-New Wolverine#33 (fb)) - The Doom World War saw
an army of villains commanded by Dr. Doom, who led a coordinated attack
on heroes in an effort to to take over the world. Laura's sister, Gabby (as Honey Badger) defended Laura from the Lizard as she cradled Hellion, fallen in battle.
(All-New Wolverine#33 (fb) - BTS) - Eventually, the heroes won and peace reigned across the world, with Dr. Doom shuttered in his kingdom of Latveria. Occasional skirmishes were orchestrated by Doom using villains he had previously captured (these were former S.H.I.E.L.D. prisoners, including Bellona, whom Doom kept hidden).
In one encounter, Thanos stepped on Gabby, and Laura had to scoop her up in jars; Gabby eventually recovered.
Laura retired from the role of
Wolverine, passing that mantle to Gabby. The people of Madripoor chose
Laura to be their Queen and she became the Head of State of a
prosperous and advanced nation.
(All-New Wolverine#35 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Doom sought
immortality by transferring his consciousness to healthier bodies and
saw Laura as the best candidate. He used Bellona as bait and let
advanced Latverian guns make their way to Madripoor on the black market
to get Laura's attention.
(All-New Wolverine#33 (fb) - BTS) - Laura developed a degenerative
condition linked to her original cloning that kept her in constant pain, and
secretly had Gabby and her
children tested; Gabby and her two children were clear. Laura kept it
secret, but consulted the Sorcerer Supreme and Dr. Valeria Richards,
but was told she only had months left to live. Laura made a "bucket
list": kill Doom and save Bellona.
(All-New Wolverine#33) -
Laura told Gabby of her condition, who became part of the mission without hesitation.
The next night, Laura broke into the White House to speak to US
President Kamala Khan, who, given their long friendship, freely gave
information that Bellona may be in Latveria. S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Maria
Hill soon arrived and insisted on joining Laura's mission. After
interrogating a Latverian gun-runner, Laura, Gabby and Maria Hill (plus
a secretly hidden Wasp) arrived at the almost impenetrable Doom Dome
(All-New Wolverine#34) - The small team were soon joined by Captain Marvel (Danvers) and Hawkeye (Bishop), whom Gabby had secretly called in for additional assistance. They all entered Latveria via an underwater passage, only to find external technology and communications no longer functioned under the Doom Dome (which also blocked out sunlight). Soon inside the citadel, they were discovered by blanket surveillance and oversized Doombots were dispatched against them. The Doombots were quickly overwhelmed, with Captain Marvel throwing Laura in a "fastball special". The Wasp, permanently shrunk, took over a Doombot in the attack. Laura tried to stop a Doombot blast, but it went through her and killed Hill.
(All-New Wolverine#35 (fb)) - The team followed
Laura's lead to combine stealth and destruction on Doom's castle, with
Gabby (Laura now dubbing her Honey Badger), Hawkeye and Wasp/"Waspbot"
directed to free any surviving prisoners while Laura and Captain Marvel
would smash Doom's throne room. However, Captain Marvel was quickly
blasted underground by Doom and Laura surrounded by Doombots. Seeing Thor's
hammer Mjolnir, kept there as a trophy, Laura tried to lift it, but
could not, so she sliced the head off of the human-sized Doombot
masquerading as Doom. Laura's arms were held by two other Doombots as
the real Doom stepped forward and sought to transfer his consciousness
into Laura's body, discovering too late she was also dying. Doom's
consciousness retreated, but Laura used her foot claw to impale Doom,
killing him. The rest of Laura's team arrived with the freed prisoners (including Bellona, Daredevil, Thor, Rocket, Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and a female Captain America) and destroyed the Doombots. Gabby rushed to her near-dead sister.
(All-New Wolverine#35) - Laura began to recover and
told Wasp to deactivate the Doom Dome to let sunshine back into
Latveria. Despite Laura's melodramatic willingness to surrender to
death now that the world had been made a better place, Gabby refused to give up hope
and promised to seek out every scientist, alien, magician, witch and
god they knew to help Laura beat her condition.
Comments: X-23 (Laura Kinney) originally created by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers). Earth-18366 version adapted by Tom Taylor (writer), Ramon Rosanas (pencils & inks).
Interestingly, in the opening story Gabby has the mantle of Wolverine, but in Laura's mission in Latveria, Laura refers to Gabby as Honey Badger, suggesting that Laura had reclaimed the title of Wolverine one last time. Gabby doesn't question this as Laura displays strong leadership in this storyline.
I can't be sure of the point of divergence for Earth-18366 (will Laura-616 eventually have the same degenerative condition?), but the original Wolverine (Logan) is dead, with Laura initially wearing that mantle. On this Earth, Doom's manipulations eventually led to him pooling the nefarious talents of various super-powered villains in a coordinated surprise attack against the heroes, much like that orchestrated in the "Old Man Logan" storyline, hence the "Old Woman Laura" tag for this story arc, but with that engaging Tom Taylor twist.
The extended relatives from her original clone pool
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Laura Kinney of Earth-18366 has no known connections to:
Hellion (Julian Keller) was likely very similar to his Earth-616 counterpart with mutant telekinetic powers and prosthetic hands. He and Laura enjoyed a relationship for several years before he died during the Doom World War.
--All-New Wolverine#33 (33 (fb)
Much like her Earth-616 counterpart, Kamala Khan was
initially the Inhuman hero known as
Ms. Marvel with limited shapeshifting powers. Later, she fought
Laura Kinney and other heroes in the Doom World War. Many years after,
peace achieved globally except for the shuttered despotic state of
Latveria, she was elected President of the USA and maintained her
friendship with Laura. But Dr. Doom sought immortality by taking over
Laura's body, not realizing she was near death too, so he laid a trap
for Laura, secretly sowing information around the world, including to
Khan, about where Laura's clone sister, Bellona, was located. Close to
death yet hoping to save Bellona,
Laura called in her favors, including from Khan, and broke into the
White House to speak with the US President, who was unimpressed, but
gave the information freely. Minutes later, S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Maria
Hill arrived with security and advised she would assist.
--All-New Wolverine#33 (35 (fb) - BTS
All-New Wolverine#34, p14 (main image)
All-New Wolverine#33, p11, pan3 (headshot, unmasked)
All-New Wolverine#33, p14 (uniform during Doom World War)
All-New Wolverine#35, p16, pan2 (killing Doom)
All-New Wolverine#33, p14 (Hellion)
All-New Wolverine#33, p15 (Ms Marvel during Doom World War)
All-New Wolverine#33, p12, pan3 (President Kamala Khan)
All-New Wolverine#33 (June, 2018) - Tom Taylor (writer), Ramon Rosanas (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia & Christina Harrington (editors)
All-New Wolverine#34 (June, 2018) - Tom Taylor (writer), Ramon Rosanas (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia & Christina Harrington (editors)
All-New Wolverine#35 (July, 2018) - Tom Taylor (writer), Ramon Rosanas (pencils & inks), Christina Harrington & Mark Paniccia (editors)
First posted: 10/18/2019
Last updated: 10/18/2019
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