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Brought up by her single mother in San Francisco, Laura Kinney was a bright, bubbly teenager with not a care in the world - until a near-miss with a car resulted in her discovering she was a mutant. A further shock lay in store when it was revealed by her mother that she was in fact the genetically manipulated 'offspring' of the man known as Wolverine, created as part of the Weapon X project and 'stolen' by her geneticist 'mother'. Sent to Xavier's, Laura refused to let her extraordinary origins - and her grumpy, distant and frequently absent 'Pops' - bring her down, remaining as perky as only a cheerleader can be. Her job as a trainee investigator with the detective agency X-Factor proved both rewarding and challenging and when her boyfriend, Kevin Ford, decided to take an extended trip, she went with him, partly to recover from the trauma of her undercover work in a brothel and the disappearance of older sister figure and co-worker, Vanessa Carlysle. Laura is resilient, however, and it's likely she'll be back, just as peppy as ever.