The young girl known only as Alice approached Laura (X-23), in a diner of an unnamed town, after she was beaten by a strange man, who was watching the two of them from a car parked outside the diner. Laura questioned Alice about the beating, eventually coming to the conclusion that the man was the young girl’s pimp. Frightened by the conversation Alice fled from the diner. Later down the road Laura found Alice being murdered by the man who was watching them at the diner. Laura acted swiftly but she was unable to save Alice. In retaliation Laura murdered the man, but before she could bury the bodies she was confronted by the X-Man, Gambit. Laura agreed to allow Gambit to give her a ride, because he did not pass judgment on her for her actions against Alice’s attacker. Their journey led them to a ghost town where they were met by a police barricade and Alice, strangely alive and fully healed from her bruises, emerged from the police cruiser, offering X-23 information about her mother. Alice led the two X-Men into the clutches of the nefarious Miss Sinister (Ms. Claudine), a telepath who has been infected with the DNA of the evil mutant geneticist Nathaniel Essex (Mister Sinister), upon his death. Alice was among many cloned orphans who now resided in an underground cloning facility once run by Mr. Sinister. It was revealed that there were two remaining clones of Alice, she and the others were to be part of a new Weapon X program run by Malcolm Colcord. Miss Sinister, realizing that she was losing her body to Mister Sinister, began testing the Alice clones as possible host bodies, but the clones were deemed defective. In her continued search Miss Sinister attempted to steal the body of X-23, but her efforts were thwarted by Gambit and Alice, who free X-23 allowing her to presumably kill Miss Sinister. Alice was severly injured in the battle and her last known living clone was possessed by Mr. Sinister.