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New X-Men Cosplay: X-23 (Nadyasonika) Cosplay 15 MAY 2014

Mexican industrial design student, costume designer and maker, cosplayer, model, and gamer Nadya Anton is perhaps better known by her online handle Nadyasonika. For this particular cosplay outing she brings to life the wickedly effective mutant X-23!

Cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine’s genome, X-23 was created to be the perfect killing machine. For years, she proved herself a notable assassin, though a series of tragedies eventually led her to Wolverine and the X-Men, with whom she now seeks to turn her life around.

new x-men cosplay x-23 by mexican cosplayer nadya anton aka nadyasonika 1

X-23 is a female clone created from Wolverine’s genetic material. Consequently, her mutant powers are similar to his. Like Wolverine, X-23’s primary mutant ability is an accelerated healing factor that allows her to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissues with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Injuries such as gunshot wounds, slashes, and puncture wounds completely heal within a matter of minutes. Her healing factor is developed to such a degree that she can reattach severed limbs. She has also been shown to be able to regrow limbs.

The effects of her accelerated healing powers extend to her body’s immune system, rendering her immune to disease and infection. She is also immune to most drugs and toxins, although she can be affected by certain drugs if given sufficient dosage.

X-23’s mutant healing factor heightened her physical senses, strength, speed, agility, reflexes/reactions, coordination, balance, endurance to superhuman levels. Like Wolverine, X-23 possesses retractable claws sheathed within her forearms (though unlike Wolverine, she only sports two claws). She releases the claws through the tissue of her knuckles, leaving small wounds which are healed by her healing factor.

She also possesses a single, retractable claw housed within each foot. Although her skeletal structure wasn’t fused with adamantium like Wolverine’s was, her claws were all extracted, coated and then re-inserted, meaning that she comes with the same cutting power as the original.

Born and raised in captivity, X-23 has been trained to become a living weapon. 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 that she is fluent in French and Japanese.

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New X-Men Cosplay: X-23 (Vasher) Cosplay 20 MAR 2013

Wondercon 2011 saw American cosplayer Vasher put in a good effort of bringing to life the deadly mutant assassin, X-23.

Cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine’s genome, X-23 was created to be the perfect killing machine. For years, she proved herself a notable assassin, though a series of tragedies eventually led her to Wolverine and the X-Men, with whom she now seeks to turn her life around.

X-23 is a female clone created from Wolverine’s genetic material. Consequently, her mutant powers are similar to his. Like Wolverine, X-23’s primary mutant ability is an accelerated healing factor that allows her to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissues with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Injuries such as gunshot wounds, slashes, and puncture wounds completely heal within a matter of minutes. Her healing factor is developed to such a degree that she can reattach severed limbs. She has also been shown to be able to regrow limbs.

The effects of her accelerated healing powers extend to her body’s immune system, rendering her immune to disease and infection. She is also immune to most drugs and toxins, although she can be affected by certain drugs if given sufficient dosage.

X-23’s mutant healing factor heightened her physical senses, strength, speed, agility, reflexes/reactions, coordination, balance, endurance to superhuman levels. Like Wolverine, X-23 possesses retractable claws sheathed within her forearms (though unlike Wolverine, she only sports two claws). She releases the claws through the tissue of her knuckles, leaving small wounds which are healed by her healing factor.

She also possesses a single, retractable claw housed within each foot. Although her skeletal structure wasn’t fused with adamantium like Wolverine’s was, her claws were all extracted, coated and then re-inserted, meaning that she comes with the same cutting power as the original.

Born and raised in captivity, X-23 has been trained to become a living weapon. 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 that she is fluent in French and Japanese.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-23

Olympus, Bloody and Bruised My Life 08 DEC 2009

olympus-cat-on-the-tvSo Olympus was attacked yesterday, I learned from Chantelle on stepping into my home last night. Apparently the big scraggy dog and his little annoying yapping partner managed to scrag Olympus some time during the day, causing Achilles to completely disappear for most of the day and leaving Olympus a bloody mess, with visible bite marks on both of his back legs and at least two claws completely ripped out of his poor, pained paws.

Shame, the tyke was completely on edge, jumpy if you must, and feeling quite sorry for himself, though after more than just a fair bit of love and care last night, he seems to be back to his inquisitive self this morning – after all, who doesn’t like greeting Craig in bed and having him get up in order to fill the cat pellets bowl!

Thanks to Tessa (yes, that Tessa, you should have known), Chantelle got all the details of the attack, including the names and address of the dogs owners and come today, she’s going to take them on because quite frankly, if you can’t control your dogs then you shouldn’t be allowing them to roam freely on communal ground in the first place.

The cats were attacked in our backyard, which means that they weren’t the ones causing trouble (for a change to be fair) – oh no, it was those damn mangy mutts that were sniffing around where they aren’t supposed to be that once again proved to be the problem at hand, so hopefully these people will listen to what we have to say and at least keep their dogs on leashes if they are to venture outside in the open.

Unfortunately, dogs are always a problem in complexes as far as I’m concerned. Fine if they stay indoors all day long, but as it is, I’ve already heard someone complaining to the neighbour above about their puppy that incessantly whines all day long while the owner isn’t home – now if only those same people would do something about their noisy water pipes that seem intent on disturbing Chantelle’s sleep at 04:00 in the morning every day as well!

Oh well, at least Olympus seems back on his feet this morning – but I am left with a question though – does anyone know if his claws will eventually grow back? Or has my cat been permanently de-clawed? O.O