X-23 outfits, in order of chronological aperrance:
1) Uncanny X-Men
2)X-23: Innocence Lost
3) X-23: target X and early New X-Men
4) Late New X-Men
5) X-Force and X-23 ongoing series
6) Early Avengers Academy
7) Avengers Academy alt outfit (not pictured because of 10-pictures limit: a variation of this outfit from Avengers Arena)
8) All-New X-Men
9) All-New Wolverine
How come that among all the different X-23 costumes, most include a midriff and/or a cleavage and/or spaghetti straps? Oh yeah, because the most important thing about this Wolverine clone character is to show that she’s A GIRL, right?
Saddest part of it is, she originates from X-Men Evolution series, where she wore a fully-covering and practical costume:
Which, while being basically a standard biker outfit, looks way more memorable than a random crop top to me.
Even her “sexy” future self (shown only in the epilogue of the last episode) dresses in something that won’t slip of a boob.
Another thing I noticed is that most of the subsequent versions of the character look significantly whiter than the original. Even one in the Wolverine and the X-Men, which was the next X-Men cartoon after Evolution:
Also, again, bare belly and cleavage, because that’s what mutant clone assassins wear unless they’re dudes, apparently.