- We're mutants. Born different from baseline humanity, with an enhanced genome that gives us super-powers. You piss us off at your peril.
- -- Shadowcat
Please find here the Mutant History.
The mutant population have varied on Earth-616, climbing to millions and decreasing to a few hundred individuals.
Here is a list of known, living, powered mutants, List of Living Mutants.
Powers and Abilities
- Other particularities exist within the mutants and the X-Gene carriers:
Variable. Most do speak fluent English.
Average Strength level
The mutants, despite their human nature, feature many distinctive aspects in biology, physiology and genetics from their evolutive predecessors, but also within them.
Secondary Mutation is a phenomenon in which an existing mutant gains additional powers, or a change in appearance.
The mutant breeding include notable implications, regarding to the transmission of the mutant genome, or to the hybridization with others species from human or alien species.
Alternate Reality Versions
Across the Multiverse, many incarnations of the mutants existed. The most recorded ones are similar or presumably similar to the Earth-616 : Homo sapiens evolving into Homo sapiens superior (commonly called Homo superior ), by the adding of a X-Gene in their genome from different sources. On others time-line, they are known as Homo mutandis (The Changed Man) on Earth-889, or Mutantur (The Changing Ones) (also called Witchbreed) on Earth-311. On Earth-2301, mutants are called Homo superior, but the telepaths Homo sapiens supreme.
Though in most of the universes, the X-Gene was presumably set by the Celestials, in the Ultimate Universe, the X-Gene is a creation of the US government weapons project in Canadian facilities. This reality's Wolverine was the first of those mutants, and was called the Mutant 0. This mutation is close to a virus, infecting the population slowly and turning them in mutants.
Others mutants, from Earth-TRN113, differed from mutants on Earth-616 in that their X-Genes are not on the 23rd chromosome, but instead on chromosome 13. Those mutants weren't affected by the M-Day and were invisible to Cerebra's detection, as it was only capable of locate a protein produced on a X-Gene on the chromosome 23. It was stated that it was possible that the chromosome 13th carrying the X-Gene had been genetically created for the scouts to stay hidden from devices such as Cerebra, but this statement was considered less possible as the alternate reality origin of those mutants was confirmed.
In realities where others species rather than Homo sapiens ascend as the dominant species, mutants still exist, as most of them multiversal counterparts to their humans alternates.
The mutants can be divided into multiple categories, regarding to their origins, genetic status, powers, etc.
Habitat: Earth, primarily Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, but also New York City and other locales. Formerly concentrations in Utopia; San Francisco Bay, California; Genosha; Neverland, Canada; Mutant Town, New York
Gravity: 9.80665 m / s2
Atmosphere: Roughly 78.09% Nitrogen, 20.95% Oxygen, 0.93% Argon, 0.038% Carbon Dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.
Population: Less than 200 (before the Avengers vs. X-Men)
Type of Government: Individuals and group among human societies. Independent groups have oligarchic-bases governments.
Level of Technology: Similar to humans.
Cultural Traits: Similar to human's culture. Please consult here some aspect of the Mutant Culture.
- Marvel Universe
- Ultimate Marvel Universe
- There is a clear distinction between mutants and mutated human.
- Mutants are a species evolved from Homo sapiens sapiens and known as Homo sapiens superior. They are distinguished by the presence of an X-Gene.
- Characters who gained their superhuman powers from other sources such as Radioactive Spider's, Gamma Radiation, Cosmic Rays, Magic, Super-Soldier Serum, etc. are NOT mutants. They are mutated humans.
- The term mutant is often confused to intend or designate mutate, both by characters and by authors.
- In the same way, they are sometimes confused with the Inhumans (an other humanity off-shot) or with the Warpies, children and babies mutated by unstable extra-dimensional energies. Those two kind develop random powers and appearances, as the mutants.
- Although, mutants are sometimes considered as mutates:
There is often a deal about if mutants are still humans or not:
- Some believe mutants are humans, humans with an X-Gene, or a special kind of humans.
- Others, humans or mutants, feel that mutants aren't humans, with or without a supremacist or hatred understanding.
- When asked if there was a way to distinguish Inhumans from mutants, Tom Brevoort (presumably joking) stated that all Inhumans were left-handed.
- Discuss Homo superior on the forums
- Appearances of Homo superior
- Media Homo superior was Mentioned in
- Race Gallery: Homo superior
Links and References
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #427
- ↑ Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1
- ↑ Marvel 1602 #1
- ↑ Ultimate Origins #1
- ↑ Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #27
- ↑ X-Treme X-Men Vol 2 #7.1
- ↑ X-Treme X-Men Vol 2 #8
- ↑ X-Treme X-Men Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #321
- ↑ Cable #20
- ↑ New Avengers Vol 3 #9: Supergiant states that the "only real danger" is the "Omega Level Mutates", and target Iceman. It is confirmed by Tom Brevoort statement that he was concerned by the statement and not Storm or Rachel Summers
- ↑ New X-Men Vol 2 #26
- ↑ New X-Men Vol 2 #33
- ↑ Tom Brevoort's response