Secondary mutation is noted as the appearance of new powers, or an increase in existing powers.
The Secondary Mutations generally appear in time of great stress.
It has been shown that secondary mutation could be triggered by more or less natural means, like Beast's mutations coming from his initial experimentation on himself, Elixir's triggered by healing himself (though it was suspected to not be a Secondary Mutation by Dani Moonstar), Quentin Quire's by his overuse of Hypercortisone D, or even created, as for Emma Frost's diamond body somehow " "created" " by Cassandra Nova.
There is some beliefs and hinting points that the Secondary Mutation are linked to the mutants population state: Beast stated that his feline form was possibly linked to that year's mutant baby boom.
According to fans, the Secondary Mutation, like the release of the Extinction Gene, has been induced by the critical point reached by the world mutant population in 2001. Since the M-Day, there are no new Secondary Mutation subjects.
Confirmed and suspected Secondary Mutation subjects
After the Stepford Cuckoos demonstrated the ability of flight, they were diagnosticed a Secondary Mutation by Kitty Pryde and Beast, but regarding to the following events and the revelation of them Cuckoos' origin, that statement can be strongly contested as being in fact the doing of Phoenix.
Fan-stated and unreferenced Secondary Mutation subjects
Many occasions of further mutations has been shown, without the statements of Secondary Mutations.
If you have a reference for one of those mutants, feel free to add it and make the changes.
- The Secondary mutations concept has been very criticized by some fans.
- As an extension of that fact, the concept is often used as jokes by mutants, and even by mutates like Spider-Man.
- It is unknown as far if mutates can undergo Secondary mutation in that strict definition, but Inhumans have been known to undergo Secondary Terrigenesis.
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #412
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #415
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 New X-Men #116
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 New Mutants Vol 2 #12
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 New X-Men #138
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 X-Men Phoenix Warsong #1
- ↑ X-Men: The 198 Files #1; Quire, Quentin entry
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #13
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Generation Hope #12
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Wolverine and the X-Men #41
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Deadpool Annual Vol 3 #2
- ↑ Marvel Fact Files #13
- ↑ Marvel Fact Files #14; Emma Frost's entry
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #19
- ↑ All-New X-Men #31
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #11
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 New X-Men #114
- ↑ X-Men: Regenesis #1
- ↑ Wolverine and the X-Men #1
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #254
- ↑ X-Books Forum FAQ of Comic Book Resources
- ↑ Silent War #1