Choice is your weapon. Belief is your weapon. No one can hurt you, if you remember that. You have been through the worst…and you were not broken. You will never be broken.
ღ Laura Kinney & Remy LeBeau
— You asked why I came lookin’ for you. It wasn’t for Storm. Not the X-Men, either. It was for this. To be here for you.
— Why? You hardly know me.
— You hardly knew Alice.
— I knew enough.
— My point, exactly.
When I was uncertain what to do, you helped me decide. You did not attempt to push me in any direction. You simply provided what I needed, expecting nothing in return. It was…nice.
That silly putty can’t do what you just did. You’re more than just some blob of lifeless metal, Cessily. You are a person. And a hero. You just need to put your past behind you, forget about what people say and look at who you are now. You just might like what you see.
Not a fan of how Laura was written in Venom, but I can’t resist posting this darling face! My sweetheart!!
Remy: What are you thinkin’ about?
Laura: Blood. Daken is Wolverine’s son, and he is a killer. I am Wolverine’s clone. I am also a killer.
Remy: That’s not all you are.
Laura: I know. I make my fate.
Daken: Dark Wolverine #9
I didn’t like the way Laura was written at all in the Venom crossover. But Laura is still very fierce here, like always!
In the Weapon X Program’s pursuit to create the perfect weapon, they captured the mutant known as Wolverine. Their extraordinary efforts succeeded, but Wolverine soon turned on his creators and escaped. But a piece of him remained. A shadowy organization called the Facility stole the DNA sample and hired genetic pioneer Dr. Sarah Kinney to create a clone of Wolverine. On her 23rd attempt, Dr. Kinney created a viable female twin. And by the age of ten, X-23 was an emotionless assassin for hire. With the help of her creator and mother, Dr. Kinney, X-23 escaped the Facility.. but she would do so alone. X-23, now calling herself Laura Kinney, located Wolverine, who convinced her to enter the Xavier Institute. Now X-23 uses her deadly skills to safeguard mutantkind, while searching for her own humanity.
Script by Craig Kyle & Chris Yost
Art by Phil Noto
Cessily: Why is everyone being so vague about how this boy died? Was it- you know- a hate crime or something?
Kurt: Nein, I believe he was run down on a busy intersection. It was a very mundane and ordinary death.
Cess: Well, then I wish he was alive again— so I could punch him in the face.
Cess: I mean it! Look at this. This is all we are now. Like—I dunno, like a few dazed refugees staggering around an earthquake or something. He should’ve looked both ways. He should’ve waited for the walk sign. He didn’t have any business walking under a stupid truck! …Not when we’re an endangered species.
Endangered Species #1 (2007)
I’ve been meaning to post this scene up for awhile, but I’ve never been quite able to express well why I kinda just love this page of Cess which is written by Mike Carey. She’s not a character who gets many scenes ever, but when she does get some focus with depth in it, a lot times you see all her sincerity and this is one of them. Though she’s so weighed down by sorrow and pain and ultimately loss, Cessily always remains full of heart. And in this moment, I love that when she’s speaking here, it displays how earnest she truly is. And these are my favorite qualities about her. She’s just a darling.
On another note, I wish we got to see more about how the X-Kids felt being the last generation of mutants and the expectations and extreme pressure that came with it, just to survive. They’re always dealt with such heaviness and how it affects them has never been explored enough.