Wolverine and X Genetically Similar, Radically Different - ComicsVerse
The upcoming film Logan looks to be a wildly different take on the superhero genre. For Hugh Jackman's last outing as the iconic character, the. Laura Kinney, originally known as X and later the second known Wolverine, is a fictional During the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline, X's Wolverine appearance attends a disguised black market auction in a submarine off the coast of Guam. . consistent with a father-daughter relationship (even though in New X-Men. This one. In fact, one thing I especially love in Laura's solo is that Taylor basically makes a major theme out of Laura's family connection, even.
As she steps into the building, she suddenly experiences a vision similar to her dreams with the building on fire and her surrounded by dismembered corpses. While they are preparing for the roller coaster to launch, Wolverine states he is adopting her as his daughter.
When brought back to the present, the fire was implied to be started by the devil possessing Wolverine. He meets X in the hospital and seemingly "kills" Hellion before diving into her mind. He tries to convince her to join him as his queen in Hell. She awakes to find that there is blood everywhere but she and Hellion are fine. She also notices a symbol on her hand Marjorie Liu promises that the symbol will be a long mystery.
X silently visits Hellion's room unaware that he knows she was there before she leaves Utopia. X, flanked by Gambit, encountered a young girl named Alice and witness her being murdered. However, they encounter Alice the next day, very much alive and well. Revealing herself openly to X, Claudine explains that Alice is also a clone, fourth of a series of five created by Essex as another experiment alongside several other children that live in the complex.
She then expands upon her own origins, stating that the process of becoming what she is left her with vague, but invasive memories of Essex's life and that as a malignant presence within her mind. He is slowly killing her as a means of self-resurrection. He even manages to manifest briefly before being re-absorbed back into her. Claudine then incapacitates Gambit and straps X to a peculiar chair, stating her aim to switch their bodies - thus inheriting Laura's healing factor.
She has wanted the healing factor since her stabbing, and hopes it will free her of Essex. The plan backfires when Essex in fact controls Laura's body and uses her to mortally wound Claudine again. Laura manages to overcome Essex's presence in her mind, expelling it through force of will. Laura, Alice and Gambit manage to escape the laboratory as it collapses and arrange for the children to be given new homes before setting off on their journey again.
In the wreckage left behind, Claudine is still barely alive, and is being watched over by the fifth Alice Clone - the new host of Essex.
They pursue Daken in the belief that he can lead them to Colcord, and later enlist the help of the crime boss Tyger Tiger to concoct a plan to rid Madripoor of both Colcord and Daken, but after a fight between X and Daken reaches a stalemate, she resolves that she does not need Daken's help, and is later is taken captive. When Gambit discovers that X still causes bodily harm to herselfhe contacts Wolverine, who counsels X about filling her heart with better memories.
Gambit questions Wolverine about why he never treated X with the same compassion as Jubilee. Wolverine admits that he did not make the right decisions with X, a problem he intends to rectify it for both young women.
Following her transformation into a vampire,  Jubliee has come to feel that the people she once considered friends are now afraid of her, a pain with which X sympathizes, because she was born and raised to be a killer, and found transitioning to civility difficult.
During the storyline, Jubilee assists Wolverine and Gambit in their attempts to calm X during her beserker rages.
The two later meet with Cecilia Reyes, as Gambit was bleeding from his groin, and X left him in Cecilia's care while she went to search Alex Cimini for information. After finding him in a lab in the University Physics Department, she leaves. Unknown to her, a bright light appeares in the lab Alex was in.
While walking on the street, Laura sees the same symbol from her dream in the sky and on a man. An earthquake follows and the building near her collapses.
As Laura was helping an elderly woman come down from a building, Spider-Man appears and helps bring them down. Laura and Spider-Man later see the symbol appearing in the sky at the same time, and they both realize that they have been dreaming of the same symbol.
Spider-Man realises that the energy emitting from them is involved with the Uni-Power that changes beings into Captain Universe. While discussing this, Valeria activates the device and Laura, Spider-Man and Sue are transported to an alien world. There they are confronted by monstrous warriors. During her confrontation with the Whirldemon King, Laura learns that the emblem on her hand from the first time they bonded is a mark associated with the Enigma force marking her as the ultimate heir to its power.
She then bonds with the entity a second time to repair the seal preventing the demons from escaping into the world again. She is trying to decide what direction to take in her life. Hellion appears as all of them are transported to a space junkyard. Jubilee appears to tell her to come back to Utopia so that she can make a decision as to what side of the "schism" she wants to be on. Girls Night Out[ edit ] X is asked by Wolverine to join him. She replies by asking if there is any other choice.
Jubilee tells her she chose to stay with Cyclops because, as a vampire, she can hear the heartbeat of everyone around her, and it makes her hungry and wants to eat them. X tells her that she will not hurt them but Jubilee tells her that the urge is there and that she needs to fight as much she needs blood. She cannot be with Wolverine because she is afraid to violate his new philosophy: Jubilee tells X that Logan sees her the same way, they both agree that it sucks.
X's phone rings as the others need an answer, but they ignore it and Jubilee tells X to go and have some fun and dance. X explains that she cannot dance, but Jubilee tells her it does not matter because she is hot. X tells her she is not hot. However, as they go, someone follows them. While Jubilee was dancing, X becomes distracted by looking at someone and recognized him as the person who took over Zebra Daddy's operation.
She and Jubilee attack him and his men and take the girl who was with him since she knew where the other girls were and how to free them. As they think about what to do with the girls, because they cannot just call the police, the Black Widow and some S.
Natasha offers X to come to the Avengers Academy and she accepts. The next day she tells Logan what happened, and Wolverine tells her he is going to miss her and he is sorry he could not do better by her. She tells him she is going to miss him too, then she takes a motorcycle and drives to the Academy.
After she introduced herself to the other students, she explained to Mettle the difference between killing an innocent and killing to protect an innocent, telling him that he is not a psycho killer, and that they can talk more about it another time. This makes Hazmat feel jealous. After Briggs took out X and tried to acid burn her, Finesse grabs X's arms and fatally stabs Briggs in the radial and femoral arteries, making him bleed to death.
X agrees to keep Finesse's secret, but declares they are no longer friends, upsetting Finesse. In a flash forward, it is shown that on the penultimate day, she attacks Hazmat and is badly burned, but the results are unknown as the flash forward then ends.
X then finds Justin and helps him strip down his Sentinel. After nearly being killed by Apex Arcade unleashes trigger scent on all of Murderworld to send X in a berserker rage, at which point she injures Hazmat, as seen in the flash forward. After being found by Kitty, Laura was taken to their base to recover. When Laura wakes up, with her memories now returning, at the former Weapon X facility she immediately tries to escape.
As Laura makes it outside she's met by Teen Cyclops, who was waiting for her. Teen Cyclops tries to calm her down but Laura only ceases hostility after getting Teen Cyclops scent and figuring out that Teen Cyclops is who he says he is. Suddenly Teen Cyclops awkwardly hugs her, when she was distracted and looking sad, because he thought she needed a hug.
Laura tells him that she doesn't do hugs, especially not with an audience as Kitty, Teen Jean, and Teen Beast were watching them. Teen Jean expressed a very conflicted look upon her face due to the hug and having read part of Laura's mind, thus she knows what happened in Avengers Arena.
Laura thanks them for helping her and suggests they take the fight to the Purifiers, but in order for her to track them down, they'll have to return her to where they found her. However, the fight doesn't go well and the entire team is knocked unconscious by Stryker Jr. She and the All-New X-Men team up again with the Guardians of the Galaxy in search of The Black Vortexduring which Angel submits himself to the Vortex and almost dies, but instead is granted golden light wings.
She asks him why he endangered himself, and he tells her that he wanted to change himself so he won't turn into Archangel and that he can stay himself forever since he is in love with her. Art by Emanuela Lupacchino.
After a disguised Tony Stark wins the genetic material of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones ' daughter Danielle Cage in the auction, she advises Tony Stark to drop out of the auction afterwards. When the unidentified seller of the genetic material meets with Tony Stark and is attacked by Mister Sinister for stealing the genetic material of the original Wolverine, X sheds her disguise and assists Iron Man in fighting Mister Sinister where she manages to slice off Mister Sinister's left hand.
This makes her Sarah's biological daughter and not strictly a clone.
How would you describe Wolverine and Xs relationship in the comic.
Consequently, her mutant powers are similar to his. Like Wolverine, X's primary mutant ability is an accelerated healing factor that allows her to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissues with far greater speed, efficiency, and finality than Wolverine. Injuries such as gunshot wounds, slashes, and puncture wounds completely heal within a matter of seconds. She has also been shown to be able to reattach limbs; for example, she reattached her hand in seconds after she severed it to escape the restraints placed on her by Kimura.
She is also immune to most drugs and toxins, although she can be affected by certain drugs if given sufficient dosage. Given the regenerative nature of her cells, she is potentially-immortaljust like her "father". Like Wolverine, X possesses retractable claws sheathed within her forearms. She releases the claws through the tissue of her knuckles, leaving small wounds which are healed by her healing factor.
Unlike Wolverine, however, X has only two claws per hand which are her primary weapons of offence. She also possesses a single, retractable claw housed within each foot which she tends to use for defense. These claws are actually made of bone and were forcefully extracted by Zander Rice, sharpened, coated with adamantiumand reinserted into her body. Also unlike Wolverine, X escaped before the procedure to fuse her entire skeleton with adamantium could be performed.
The known exceptions are adamantium itself, Kimura's skin, and vibranium. She is the first mutant to be chosen by the entity as its host, as well as being one of a handful of individuals to do so more than once. At the end of their second encounter, the Enigma Force named X as the heir to its power. She is highly trained in the use of long range weapons and explosives and is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, with intensive training in numerous armed and unarmed martial arts techniques.
She has also been subjected to conditioning in which a specific "trigger scent" has been used to send her into a berserker rage, killing anything in sight; Emma Frost is unsure if this will ever be fully suppressed.
She is also highly educated and so far has displayed fluency in French and Japanesewhile Zander Rice once described her intellect as being "off the charts". Personality[ edit ] This section is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor's personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic.
Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. May Learn how and when to remove this template message X is very taciturn and introspectiverarely uttering more than one sentence or two at a time. Because she grew up in a controlled environment, she speaks using perfect grammar, rarely using slang. She also engages in self-injurycutting herself with her own claws; this is something she has done since a very young age. Sarah Kinney, did her best to ensure the child retained some semblance of humanity.
X rarely spoke, or expressed much interest in her mother who was forced to reject any emotional advance the girl might make, such as laying her head in her mother's lap, because of the Facility. Despite the upbringing X received, she has always shown signs of humanity. In one particular mission when X was assigned to assassinate Martin Sutter and his family, she killed Sutter and his wife without hesitation, but she spared their young son, Henry.
Being a central part of a team helped her adjust to the world. However, she still retains the cold, no-nonsense attitude evident in the "Mercury Falling" storyline which, along with the "Children of X-Men" storyline, depict Laura as having trouble comprehending and expressing the many new emotions she has been experiencing for the very first time. When Blackheart forces her to face her fears embodied in a single, perfect "adversary", her fears take the form of "X", a stereotypical cheerleader with murderous intentions.
X then explained how she was meant to be the thing lacking to Laura to be truly human: After Logan died and wanting to honour her 'fathers' Legacy, Laura took up his mantle of Wolverine. Doctor Strange even acknowledged that, despite all of the rage and pain Laura has endured, she has learned to control and channel it into her new role and was a worthy successor to Logan.
Upon learning Alchemax had created three clones of herself, she did everything she could to save them and ultimately adopted the youngest, Gabby, as her little sister, showing a more responsible side to her. The pair talk and interact with each other in ways that are consistent with a father-daughter relationship even though in New X-Men, Logan introduced her to the students as his sister. Logan acts protective towards Laura and seems to have her well-being at heart, such as when he openly voiced his disapproval of Cyclops putting her on X-Force; he, however, did not force her to leave, though he told Gambit that he thinks he should have.
When the pair first meet, Logan offers to help her start over at the Xavier Institute and says that he knows better than anyone what she is going through. In the X solo series Logan makes plans to adopt Laura as his daughter. Despite some bumps here and there the two have a strong familial relationship with one another. After Logan's death, Laura officially adopts his codename of 'Wolverine' to honor his memory. Sarah Kinney[ edit ] Sarah was the first one to show X any sort of affection in spite of her orders from the Facility to not treat her like a child.
Sarah would frequently read her Pinocchio as a child and showed concern when she noticed the cuts Laura inflicted on herself. It took Laura sparing the life of Henry Sutter for Sarah to realize that she was just as guilty of using Laura as the rest of the Facility was.
Deciding to make things right, Sarah hatched a plan to escape with Laura, destroy the Facility's work, and start over with her. However, thanks to Zander Rice lacing the trigger scent on her, Sarah was killed by Laura. With her dying breaths, Sarah tells X her name is Laura. Sarah's final thoughts were left in a letter to Laura detailing her guilt, that she was Laura's mother, and the realization that she had come to love her.
Sarah's death remains to this day the life that Laura regrets taking the most. Iron Man's recent research confirmed that Sarah is actually Laura's biological mother, rather than just being a surrogate. Megan Kinney[ edit ] Laura's cousin on her mother's side.
For a time the two connected and Megan even admitted to Laura being her best friend. However, when Facility agents came to take Laura back, Laura helped them escape and make new identities so that they could hide.
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Laura and Megan then went their separate ways and have not heard from each other since, though Megan remains one of the people closest to Laura's heart. In the 18th issue of All-New Wolverine, after killing Kimura by drowning her, Laura finds Megan's hideout and says they Megan and Debbie don't have to hide anymore.
Laura and Kiden met each other when Laura was a prostitute under the pimp Zebra Daddy. Kiden helped Laura to escape from her life as a prostitute and quickly befriended her though at this point Laura had difficulty speaking.
Laura recounts in the X One Shot, that Kiden and her friends did not know or care that she was a weapon. To them, Laura was their friend and part of their gang. Laura parts ways with them at the end of the one shot, returning with Wolverine. They leave on good terms, and Kiden says that Laura will always have a place with them. Hellion[ edit ] The first boy that Laura formed a crush on.
At first Hellion was hostile towards her, but during the Mercury Rising arc the two grew closer.
Mercury managed to pick up on Laura's feelings towards him though she did not get Laura to admit to it. When Julian lost his hands during Second Coming, Laura stayed by him, watching him recover.
For example, the SRY gene turns a female embryo into a male one. So this single chromosome difference has the power to make Wolverine a man, and Laura a woman.
Another difference is that Wolverine has one X chromosome and Laura has two. All three of them are identical, but the fact that she has two makes her different genetically. There are some other, minor differences too. Finally, there are going to be some subtle differences in how each of them uses their DNA. There are parts of this that are inherited, but much of it is environmental. In fact, even identical twins with the exact same DNA differ in the way they use it.
So, as a normally born child versus a clone, Wolverine and Laura may have many differences in how they use their DNA, even the parts that are identical. And the relatively unimportant mtDNA. As anyone who knows anything about biology will tell you, each cell turns off one X in females to equal out the amount of X genes between men and women. But nothing in biology is so simple. Unless the cell does something about this imbalance, there can be real problems.
The X chromosome codes for about a thousand genes, which is a lot. There is a delicate balance in the body where you need to have the exact right number of each gene. For example, the issues associated with Down syndrome happen because of an extra chromosome This chromosome has many fewer genes than the X. There are so many more genes on the X that all those extra copies would probably be deadly.
It certainly is for extra copies of other, equally large chromosomes. Read here about how this causes Calico cats to get their interesting patterning. But of course, leave it to nature to complicate things. Scientists think that for every cell, there can be close to a fifth of all genes on the X chromosome that are still working.
Some of the escaped genes are also on the Y chromosome. It makes sense these should stay on. The whole point of X inactivation in the first place is to make sure that females and males get the same amounts of each gene on the X chromosome.
So if a gene is on the X and the Y, men will have two copies of the gene. So women had better have two copies too! But a second set of genes which can escape inactivation are not expressed on the Y chromosome. In this case, female cells get a bigger dose of these escaped genes than male cells do. And these genes will add to making Laura Kinney different than Wolverine.
These are also the same genes that cause problems in disorders where individuals have an uncommon number of X chromosomes - such as Turner Syndrome X0 and Klinefelter Syndrome XXY.
Read more here about conditions with missing or extra chromosomes. But, overall, as far as genetics go, they are very, very much alike. And a very interesting pair, since they are the closest possible thing to identical twins of different genders. A big part of the reason is something called epigenetics. And this is true…but it is a little more complicated than that. They each have their own special quirks. Our DNA is the instruction manual to direct everything any of the cells in our body does.
So why are identical twins different from each other? It turns out that it is because they each use their genes a bit differently.