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A Homo Superior (also known as "mutant") is a human born with a genetic anomaly that grants them an extra-normal ability not possessed by mainstream humanity. This anomaly is known as the "X-factor" or "X-Gene."

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Overview

Human mutants were created by a star-faring race of humanoid aliens called the "Celestials." Approximately one million years ago, they came to Earth and performed genetic tests and experimentations on Earth's highest lifeform, the nascent human being. Testing the versatility of human genes, one of their experiments was the implantation of a dormant DNA complex which would one day permit benevolent mutations of phenomenal capacity in humanity. The gifts endowed by the presence of this X-Gene can be minimal, to phenomenal; such as the abilities of any well-known powerful mutant hero or villain, for example, many of the X-Men, or former members of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

The first recorded mutant on Earth was Selene, shown to have been active during the Hyborean Age (roughly 14,000 B.C. to 10,000 B.C.) Apocalypse followed millennia later, born in 30th Century B.C. Egypt. As Apocalypse went into hibernation, only a handful of mutants emerged such as Sabretooth, Mystique, Wolverine, Greymalkin, and a few of others. As the 20th Century A.D. came into view, more and more mutants were being born. In recent decades, with the advance of the Atomic Age, mutants have become more prolific in numbers, possibly due to the minute worldwide increase in radiation levels.

Prior to M-Day, it was estimated that from one in 25,000 to one in 10,000 persons were mutants (numbers depend on the area; mutants tend to congregate in cities). An estimated 20,000 mutants lived in the United States, and 250,000 to 500,000 worldwide (some studies placed the number at twice that).

Secondary Mutation

Emma Frost and Hank McCoy's hands, after their Secondary Mutation.

The Secondary Mutation is the mutation undergone by several mutant subjects, all around the world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The first known subject is Polaris. [1] Beast is actually the second and it is he who named the mutation as such[2].

On the reached subject, the mutation causes:

  • the increase of his first powers or
  • the appearance of new powers

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 Mutant Decimation Day, there are no new Secondary Mutation subjects. But the old subjects didn't lose their new capacities as much.

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List of Secondary Mutation subjects

Subjects Powers Change First Appearance after the Secondary Mutation
Polaris Absorbs Negative Emotions, Strength, Invulnerability, Amazonian Size Uncanny X-Men #254
Beast (Hank McCoy) Feline Form New X-Men #114 (July 2001)
Emma Frost Alternate Form: Diamond New X-Men #116 (September 2001)
Iceman (Robert Drake) Living Ice
Angel/Arch Angel Healing Factor & Healing others through transfusion

List of known Mutants

Mutants have been growing in numbers over the last few years, but after M-Day, there might be only a couple of hundred left. Here is a partial list of known living mutants, who retained (or regained) their powers after M-Day.

Unnamed Mutants

Xavier Residents

Others

References

  1. Uncanny X-Men #254
  2. New X-Men #114

Synergy

A particular quirk of mutant genetic templates is resistance to those of relatives with similar mutations. Examples are (Cyclops, Havok, Vulcan), (Adrienne Frost, Emma Frost, Cordelia Frost) and (Banshee, Siryn). This resistance can and has been overcome.

See also Category:Mutates, for characters who have undergone a mutagenic process to attain their abilities. See also Secondary Mutation.


This article uses material from the "Homo Superior" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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