Chimeras
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Name
Chimeras
Identity and Affiliations
Identity
Physical Characteristics
Body Type
Humanoid
Number of Limbs
4
Number of Fingers
5
Number of Toes
5
Origin
Origin
Artificial mutants created by Mister Sinister as part of a breeding program to propagate the mutant population
Reality
Galaxy
Star System
Home Planet
Place of Birth
Creators and Appearances
First Appearance

Chimeras were genetically engineered artificial mutants that combined DNAs of several past mutants to achieve combinations of their specific power sets.[1]

History

In the ninth life of Moira X, the population levels of mutants reached a crisis point, which combined with the constant evasion-relocation-confrontation efforts led the mutant leadership to approve the creation of the Sinister Breeding Pits on Mars, in which Mister Sinister focused on creating mutants with specific power sets.

After the successful development of the first generation of "fodder," which created simple clones from unaltered DNA, the second generation led to the creation of Chimeras with X-genes that combined the DNAs of two different mutants and their powers. The third generation Chimeras were even more powerful, combining up to five different X-genes; however, the fourth generation of Omega-based Chimeras was a colossal failure, which destroyed 40% of remaining mutants, caused the mutant nation of Krakoa to fall, and ended in the destruction of the Sinister Breeding Pits. The flaw was not random, but baked in by Sinister himself, who had betrayed and defected from the mutants' cause shortly before that.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • A combination of two to five mutant powers.[1]

Weaknesses

  • Third-generation Chimeras had a failure rate of almost 10%, which resulted in pacifistic Cardinals, unsuitable to be warriors.[1]
  • Fourth-generation Chimeras had a corrupted hive mind, which was deliberately engineered by Sinister and caused massive damage to the mutant population.[1]

Miscellaneous

Representatives

An unnamed Cardinal, Mister Sinister of Earth-616, Mister Sinister of Earth-TRN756, North, Rasputin IV

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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