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Weapon X-23
Issue #1.1 - Blood-Drenched Marionette
Previous Issue - Sample Post



Dawn drew nearer and nearer as X-23 travelled down the narrow path. The further along the path she travelled the more she noticed the trees around her thinning out providing less and less cover. The snow had been steadily building up overnight and the cold had not grown any more bearable. A brisk wind stung the eyes slightly forcing a rapid blinking. X-23 found herself wandering into an icy plain, the path ended abruptly, before her lay a tranquil sprawling landscape. In the distance there looked to be a frozen river before the environment jarringly transitioned into formidable grey mountains. There was nothing in sight that indicated any kind of base that was being operated out of. It has to be somewhere here. She thought

X-23 continued onward now with now guidance in direction from the path, closing her eyes she focused her efforts on listening. There was nothing she heard that stood out to her. Her nose began to twitch as she sniffed. Someone is near. She picked up a weak scent nearby, slowly she followed it until it was almost directly below her. With a swipe of her foot, she kicked aside some of the snow, and again until something that looked to be metal was uncovered. Here. With her hands and legs, she began to dig out the snow, large piles of snow steadily formed the outline of what was quickly becoming recognizable as a large, sealed metal door, almost like a trap door.

She stood up to survey what she had just uncovered. All around the door were large mechanical latches, at least that is what X-23 could make of them. At the bottom were two handles, likely to lift the door although it also seemed to be an aided opening. Beside the handles was a security device to scan cards and unlock the door. “Location found.” She whispered. “Make your way inside the outpost X-23. Eliminate anyone that you encounter.” The voice in her ear spoke. From this new standpoint she could pick up several new scents from inside the base. "Understood." She replied quietly.

Taking out the security card she retrieved from the guard earlier, she placed it carefully into the card reading device and swiped it along its surface allowing it to be scanned. There was a brief but sharp electronic beeping before the door began to make obscure noises and flashed up a light of green, causing X-23 to take a step back momentarily. Bending over she took hold of the two handles and pulled them upwards, she only needed to apply herself briefly before the door opened the rest of the way automatically. Now revealed to her was a staircase heading down, at the end was a bright light emanating from the subterranean room. Cautiously she made her way down the staircase to find herself in a large open space that was full of crates, boxes, and equipment that had been used to move them. Some were opened while others were carefully sealed and secured. At the far end of the room, it narrowed out into corridors that led further onwards.

Quickly X-23 leaped behind one of the crates, ducking to hide behind its cover. She had realized there was a group approaching. Possibly several. She could smell them, hear their footsteps, the words they were speaking idly. “How much longer do you reckon this will take?” One voice said, it was a high pitched and strained male voice. “Who knows, could be here for another month still, I’ve stopped trying to guess.” Another responded a course female voice. “Probably a wise way to look at it, it will be done when it’s done, eh?” A third voice, belonging to a soft-spoken man. The three were making their way to the entrance/exit, which was still left open by X-23.

“So where are they then?” The high-pitched man said. “Did they wander off leaving their manners behind them?” He continued. “No, they just got here where would they have even gone? Likely would have passed them even if they did.” The soft-spoken man replied. “Well, where are they then?” The course woman asked.

NOW. X-23 thought, and once thought found it almost impossible to resist.

SNIKT X-23 involuntarily popped her claws. “Huh?” the soft-spoken man said.

Darting out from behind the crate she charged the three guards. Their eyes widened in surprise and then fear once the realization of what was happening hit them.

BANG. BANG. BANG. They had managed to raise their rifles and started firing off shots. Without slowing down X-23 deflected two of them with her claws and dodged the third before pivoting to the left where she now closed the distance from behind cover.

Shots continued to fire off the sound of bullets tearing through wood and other materials could be heard as the bullets pierced the obstacles between themselves and X-23.

With great speed X-23 jumped atop one crate before using it as a platform to launch herself over to the three guards with a feral yell “RRRAAAAAAGGGGHHH!”. She landed on the man with the high-pitched voice, sinking her claws into his shoulders, he yelled out as they fell together.

“Run damn it run!” The course woman yelled at the soft-spoken man who after a second of hesitation turned his back and ran as fast as he could back towards the corridors that they had emerged from.

Pulling her claws out of the man X-23 dashed forward and stabbed them into the solar plexus of the woman. As she went limp, she retracted her claws allowing her too to fall. The soft-spoken man had not gotten far before she started her chase after him, in no time at all she closed the distance and tackled him to the ground. Popping out only one set of her claws she pierced the soft-spoken man through the back of his throat and retracting it once more.

After she dealt with the guards, X-23 approached the corridor from which they had come from. It was a long, clean, light grey room. Entering it she began to walk its length before a bend to her right gave the option of continuing forward or turning into a new corridor which looked identical to the first direction. Above her were thin rectangles of light that were evenly spaced out. She closed her eyes again and focused on her sense of smell. Forward she could pick up on nothing, however after a moment she caught something that was coming from the right corridor. And so that was the direction she continued her journey down.

Eventually, the corridor opened into a room, it was a rather simple one with the same lights as those of the corridors. Its furniture was simple benches and a drinking water fountain. There was also a large, shaded window. Through it there could be seen to be a pristine lab environment, although one that had been mostly cleared out of what equipment it had once held within it. There was, however, still a group of people that unfortunately for them were still there. They were talking to each other, X-23 could not hear them nor any other sound from that room. She could see that there were four of them in the lab, however at the far end there was another door that led into a second room, meaning she could not count out the possibility of there being more.

Crouching down she slowly crept towards the door to the lab, on its handle was a device to scan cards like that of the one that was on the entrance to the outpost. Once more X-23 took out the security guard she had taken from the guard and swiped it on the device. This time, however, she was met with a flash of red light, the door remained locked. They know I am here now... she realized. Then I will do what I have to. She stood up and backed up from the door. Inside she could see that the doctors in their long white lab coats were in a panic. With a run up to the door she slammed into it shoulder first.

CRACK. CRASH.

The centre of the reinforced door splintered and split as X-23 burst through.

“Oh god! Oh god!” One of the doctors cried out as they all made a dash for the door at the other end of the room. Three of them made their way through the door before stopping the fourth from following them.

“Wait wait. Please, wait!” They cried out in despair as one of the doctors on the other side of the doorway took out a vial and sprayed the fourth before closing and locking the door on them.

What was-

X-23 found her own line of thought interrupted as soon as she caught the scent on the doctor that was now sitting dejectedly with their back against the door they had tried to escape out of. Her vision was a crimson red. “GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!” She lashed out in a rage, her claws were extended and as she waved her arms around uncoordinated, she made deep gashes on the walls and floor.

She couldn’t think straight, she couldn’t focus on anything. She couldn’t control anything.

Before she knew it, she was standing in front of the door that the doctors had escaped from. It was covered in a dark bloody red, as was that entire section of the room from the floor to the walls to the ceiling. She was standing over what once was a living breathing human being, looking at it know that might have been hard to believe.

X-23 caught herself breathing laboriously. Why do... they have... that.

With a boot she kicked in the door before her, taking it off its hinges with one powerful impact. It led to another staircase that went further down underground.

“That is enough X-23.” The voice in her ear spoke suddenly. Her body jolted to a stop.

But...

“Return to the entrance now X-23.” The voice commanded. There was a moment of silence.

“Understood.” She whispered.

X-23 turned her back on the staircase. Her job here was done. Even though it did not feel like that.

Looking down she noticed that her hands were still clenched into fists, her claws still extended. She was shaking.

I followed my orders... That wasn’t supposed to happen again. Not again... He promised.
Have gotten a bit preoccupied with moving, but it should be done with all that by this evening. I've got the first few posts for X-23 written just need to do some edits and rewrites and it should be a go
Should get my first post out for X-23 in a day or so. Trying a different method for writing posts and I am fairly happy with how it is going.
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I mostly read Marvel as I have the Marvel Unlimited streaming app (might read DC if they come out with something similar). So I’m reading a lot of the current stuff, like Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Fantastic Four, all the X-Men related stuff, and Hulk of course. As for older series I’m reading there’s a bunch of classic Star Wars, the 70s horror stuff (currently Frankenstein), the 90s Spider-Girl, Exiles, and Mutant X. I plan to start reading some of the old X-Factor and Guardians of the Galaxy series, as I did have an inkling of an idea for both team. But I’m always looking for more classic series to read, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.


Few months back I actually read through all the Mayday Parker Spider-Girl stuff myself was a pretty fun series imo. Finally getting to reading the rest of The Sandman right now, was quite embarrassed for the longest time I read the first few arcs and ended up perpetually forgetting to pick it up again. If you haven't read it already would highly recommend that as well as early Hellblazer and Swamp Thing.
C H A R A C T E R C O N C E P T P R O P O S A L
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L A U R A A S S A S S I N N U N A V U T, C A N A D A 'T H E F A C I L I T Y'
C H A R A C T E R C O N C E P T:


"In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus


X-23, that was the name given to the greatest creation of the 'Facility', their one and only success but also the only one that they needed. Since she was created the 'Facility' shifted their resources away from cloning and towards developing X-23 into the most efficient, ruthless and most importantly obedient assassin that they could. To aide in this they have conducted numerous physical and chemical experiments on her to test the extent of her capabilities. Over the years they have developed various fail-safes meant to protect themselves from various imagined scenarios where X-23 has somehow been wrestled out from under their control without their expressed consent. They are confident that they are well prepared for every possible scenario.

My intent for this character is to start from the very beginning. Laura is a clone of Wolverine that has been created by the 'Facility', an offshoot of the Weapon X programme. Using Laura as an agent/assassin they eliminate any competition or potential security risks, they will stop at nothing to protect themselves and enforce their own agenda. Thus my approach to Laura's character will be starting from a 'clean slate' that can be built upon. Laura is viewed by the 'Facility' as nothing except for a tool, a weapon, and she has known no life outside of the 'Facility'.

C H A R A C T E R M O T I V A T I O N S & G O A L S:


Laura is one of those characters that I always find myself being rather drawn towards and feeling a personal connection with, I guess in part she has a coolness factor to her which helps but I find myself more interested in the obstacles in her life that she has overcome and they journey she has taken to find a sense of identity and a growing confidence and pride. Even in her earliest stories I found myself really appreciating the character, although also being a bit frustrated at some of the what I felt were questionable decisions that were made with her.

My driving motivation while writing stories involving Laura will be to really capture the idea of self discovery and personal growth. Of learning how to overcome your past, your anxieties and fears, your distrust in the world and the people that inhabit it, to find confidence, pride, and love from within as well as without. Although at the start I will focus on the 'Facility' in the first Arc I intend it to be mostly for establishing the origins and groundwork for my interpretation of the character although that is still important I am very keen on and exited for developing what comes afterwards, exploring a world that is fresh and new but dangerous, forming friendships, and findings one's chosen family. Ideally I would like Laura to enter a master-apprentice type relationship with Wolverine, which would progress into a more father-daughter one down the line.

The tone I wish to convey is a serious and mature one, however I don't want it to be grim, dark, or edgy I would ideally have it more hopeful and optimistic, perhaps even uplifting. Some of the subject matter does not lend itself well to light-heartedness of jokes but I hope that I can strike some balance while keeping a respectful approach to what is happening.

There should be plenty of opportunity for interaction and crossover with different characters at different points of the initial arcs that I have planned out, as for example while with the 'Facility' there could be a lot of potential with the more secret organisation and agencies side of things. There could also be various contexts where Laura has been sent on a mission by the 'Facility' for different reasons, for example proving that she can complete an objective with various potential interferences.

Arc 1

The 'Facility' has begun field testing their latest project 'X-23', they are confident that they will get the results that they have been looking for and are starting to reach out to government and private organisation who might be interested in purchasing their 'weapon'. Meanwhile Dr Martin Poirier has been developing his own weapons and intends to put them in competition with the 'Facility'. Internally the 'Facility' looks like it is a well oiled machine, an apt analogy for this heartless institution, however under the surface jealousy and resentment boils as well as regret and shame...

Arc 2

Laura finds herself cold and alone with only a vague direction to guide her and imaginary scenes of a distant place that she has never been to. Through instincts alone she must survive as she puts an end to the last remnants of the 'Facility'. Then perhaps she can begin to live...

Arc 3

Laura experiences a frightful encounter with a Wendigo. Saved by the superhero team Alpha Flight, Laura must learn how to operate within a team if she is to overcome this monstrous foe. But can she bring herself to trust these strangers?

C H A R A C T E R N O T E S:









S A M P L E P O S T:


P O S T C A T A L O G:

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C H A R A C T E R C O N C E P T P R O P O S A L
X - 2 3


L A U R A A S S A S S I N N U N A V U T, C A N A D A 'T H E F A C I L I T Y'
C H A R A C T E R C O N C E P T:


"In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

X-23, that was the name given to the greatest creation of the 'Facility', their one and only success but also the only one that they needed. Since she was created the 'Facility' shifted their resources away from cloning and towards developing X-23 into the most efficient, ruthless and most importantly obedient assassin that they could. To aide in this they have conducted numerous physical and chemical experiments on her to test the extent of her capabilities. Over the years they have developed various fail-safes meant to protect themselves from various imagined scenarios where X-23 has somehow been wrestled out from under their control without their expressed consent. They are confident that they are well prepared for every possible scenario.

My intent for this character is to start from the very beginning. Laura is a clone of Wolverine that has been created by the 'Facility', an offshoot of the Weapon X programme. Using Laura as an agent/assassin they eliminate any competition or potential security risks, they will stop at nothing to protect themselves and enforce their own agenda. Thus my approach to Laura's character will be starting from a 'clean slate' that can be built upon. Laura is viewed by the 'Facility' as nothing except for a tool, a weapon, and she has known no life outside of the 'Facility'.

C H A R A C T E R M O T I V A T I O N S & G O A L S:

Laura is one of those characters that I always find myself being rather drawn towards and feeling a personal connection with, I guess in part she has a coolness factor to her which helps but I find myself more interested in the obstacles in her life that she has overcome and they journey she has taken to find a sense of identity and a growing confidence and pride. Even in her earliest stories I found myself really appreciating the character, although also being a bit frustrated at some of the what I felt were questionable decisions that were made with her.

My driving motivation while writing stories involving Laura will be to really capture the idea of self discovery and personal growth. Of learning how to overcome your past, your anxieties and fears, your distrust in the world and the people that inhabit it, to find confidence, pride, and love from within as well as without. Although at the start I will focus on the 'Facility' in the first Arc I intend it to be mostly for establishing the origins and groundwork for my interpretation of the character although that is still important I am very keen on and exited for developing what comes afterwards, exploring a world that is fresh and new but dangerous, forming friendships, and findings one's chosen family. Ideally I would like Laura to enter a master-apprentice type relationship with Wolverine, which would progress into a more father-daughter one down the line.

The tone I wish to convey is a serious and mature one, however I don't want it to be grim, dark, or edgy I would ideally have it more hopeful and optimistic, perhaps even uplifting. Some of the subject matter does not lend itself well to light-heartedness of jokes but I hope that I can strike some balance while keeping a respectful approach to what is happening.

There should be plenty of opportunity for interaction and crossover with different characters at different points of the initial arcs that I have planned out, as for example while with the 'Facility' there could be a lot of potential with the more secret organisation and agencies side of things. There could also be various contexts where Laura has been sent on a mission by the 'Facility' for different reasons, for example proving that she can complete an objective with various potential interferences.

Arc 1

The 'Facility' has begun field testing their latest project 'X-23', they are confident that they will get the results that they have been looking for and are starting to reach out to government and private organisation who might be interested in purchasing their 'weapon'. Meanwhile Dr Martin Poirier has been developing his own weapons and intends to put them in competition with the 'Facility'. Internally the 'Facility' looks like it is a well oiled machine, an apt analogy for this heartless institution, however under the surface jealousy and resentment boils as well as regret and shame...

Arc 2

Laura finds herself cold and alone with only a vague direction to guide her and imaginary scenes of a distant place that she has never been to. Through instincts alone she must survive as she puts an end to the last remnants of the 'Facility'. Then perhaps she can begin to live...

Arc 3

Laura experiences a frightful encounter with a Wendigo. Saved by the superhero team Alpha Flight, Laura must learn how to operate within a team if she is to overcome this monstrous foe. But can she bring herself to trust these strangers?

C H A R A C T E R N O T E S:






S A M P L E P O S T:


P O S T C A T A L O G:

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Got a few ideas for characters, not too sure which ones to go with yet. Should be able to iron things out over the next few days. Excited to see another one of these RP's c:

She-Hulk: Multiversal Mayhem Tie-In #3
Location - Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
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The streets of Manhattan were still chaos, but it was slowly becoming a less one sided chaos with the arrival of more and more heroes. The squads of dominators that were patrolling the streets were not as free to hunt down and pick off groups of civilians as they had been, and there was at least some presence of air support growing. A large group of dominators had a group of civilians pinned down in a building, their weapons aimed right at the walls they were hiding behind. These weapons would burn right through those walls, only the poor civilians didn't know that. Before they could She-Hulk with a leap placed herself between the wall and the dominators. Concrete cracked underneath upon landing and the dominators hesitated for a moment before firing their weapons at She-Hulk.

The impact of the blasts from the dominators weapons made her grind her teeth. She could feel the energy tear through her skin and bite away at the muscles underneath. The blasts were not able to make it past the muscles, and the skin regenerated quick enough that the dominators likely wouldn't even know it was damaged. She-Hulk didn't have to imagine what would happen to a normal person if they got hit by one of those, she saw the bodies of some of these aliens victims, they had been a harrowing sight.

The Wasp shot down several dominators with blasts from her stinger while skilfully evading any shots fired her way. The dominators attention was split allowing She-Hulk to close the distance between her and the aliens, not that they could have stopped her anyway. She grabbed the first by the head and threw him up into the air for Wasp to finish off. The next she planted a boot to their chest sending them soaring back into the building across the street, there was a splat on the wall. Aiming for the red dots She-Hulk threw powerful punches to several of the dominators sending them sprawling, the Wasp continued to provide cover fire and swiftly finished off many aliens out of She-Hulks reach.

The sound of small fighter vessels could be heard from above, both from S.H.I.E.L.D and the Dominators. Grabbing a nearby car She-Hulk patiently waited for the right moment. Throwing the car high up into the air a small dominator vessel crashed right into it, sending it crashing down to the streets below. Sprinting towards the site of the crash She-Hulk and the Wasp arrived before any survivors could make their way out. Grabbing hold of the small dominator ship She-Hulk threw part of it back into the air crashing into another small dominator vessel it too now falling to the streets below. A squad of dominators began to fire on She-Hulk and the Wasp from a rood above. Blasts hit She-Hulk in her shoulder and her neck, the Wasp again avoided being hit. They didn't sting as much as before. Then the dominators turned a mounted weapon down towards the two of them.

She-Hulk rose her arms blocking the oncoming large ball of energy, the impact of the large blast pushed her back but she held her ground. With anger in her eyes she zeroed in onto the dominators on that roof. Leaping up to the roof she took hold of the mounted weapon and tore it apart. Crumpling up parts of it in her hands and throwing them at the red dots on their heads. "Those really do make good targets." She said as Wasp mopped up several of the dominators with her stingers.

From the roof She-Hulk looked down on the streets below. 'We can deal with these creeps all day.' She thought to herself as her gaze shifted to the sky above with it's many rifts. 'But it won't count for much unless we do something about that...'

Luckily for She-Hulk she was fighting alongside someone who just happened to be a genius. She let out a chuckle in response to the Wasps 'step one' of her plan to solve this invasion. "Yeah, well if it's one thing we Avengers know how to do it's make a dramatic entrance. Although to be honest I think I got to work on my poses a bit more been feeling a sloppy lately." She-Hulk leaped down off the roofs down onto another group of dominators, the Wasp followed closely behind.

Not all of them were paying attention to what was going on above them, as She-Hulk almost flattened two on landing. "You folks really can't take a message can you?" She-Hulk with a swipe knocked several of the dominators off their feet, as She-Hulk turned she saw the Wasp getting in some hand to hand combat of her own. "Mixing it up are we huh, that isn't a bad idea actually." She-Hulk said as she grabbed the weapon from a dominators hands before aiming it. "Ah you know what, it doesn't feel right." She said as she crumpled up the gun before throwing it to the side, instead giving a good punch to the dominators once more.

Once they cleaned up that squad of dominators Janet dropped part two of her plan on She-Hulk. Time-and Space mishap she felt like she kind of understood. 'Huh, so these are the same dominators as all those years ago...? Or maybe from the future...' Quantum Coordinates though, that bit went over her head. "Y-yeah I guess if anyone would it would be you. She-Hulk responded to the comment about the unstable portals.

Then there was step-three of Janet's plan... 'Oh. I knew I was forgetting something... She-Hulk took the Avengers communicator out and lightly tossed it to the Wasp. "All yours Jan, probably better in your hands than mine. She-Hulk grinned when a thought came to mind. "And hey, maybe Hawkeye would be up for taking care of little Reptar there."
Will try and get post out later today.
To be honest when the event picked up I did almost rush into applying for another character with the idea of a multiverse character. But instead I have sat back and after thinking about it decided to start thinking hard about some stories for She-Hulk and bumping her up to a Driving Character post-event.

Also should say I hopefully will be finishing up my final assignment this semester tonight or tomorrow, so will be much more free after that, even more so after exams.
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