- 1 History
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Mutant Biology
- 4 Mutant Classification
- 5 Habitat
- 6 Miscellaneous
- 7 Alternate Reality Versions
- 8 Notes
- 9 Trivia
- 10 See Also
- 11 Links and References
Powers and Abilities
- Other particularities exist within Mutants and X-gene carriers.
Average Strength Level
Mutation is caused by the X-Gene in the mutants' DNA. Mutations normally manifest themselves during puberty, often as a result of a traumatic event. Some mutants exhibit their mutations at birth, however, while others do not manifest their powers until adulthood. Secondary Mutation is a phenomenon in which an existing mutant gains additional powers, or a change in their appearance due to a second mutation.
Breeding & Cross-Breeding
Earth, primarily on Krakoa, and Mars (now referred to as Arakko). Formerly concentrations at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, New York City; Utopia; San Francisco Bay, California; Genosha; Neverland, Canada; Mutant Town, New York
9.80665 m / s2
Roughly 78.09% Nitrogen, 20.95% Oxygen, 0.93% Argon, 0.038% Carbon Dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.
Type of Government
Level of Technology
Similar to humans. Advanced Krakoan and Mutant technology.
- Marvel Prime Universe
- The Quiet Council of Krakoa, made up of 14 significant, wise, and powerful mutants, including the island of Krakoa speaking for itself with the help of Cypher.
- The Great Ring of Arakko, made up of 14 intelligent, cunning, and powerful Omega-Level mutants, including the island of Arakko speaking for itself with the help of Redroot.
Alternate Reality Versions
Across the Multiverse, many incarnations of mutants exist. The most recorded ones are similar or presumably similar to the Earth-616 mutants with Homo sapiens sapiens evolving into Homo sapiens superior (commonly called Homo superior ), which started with the activation of an X-Gene in their genome from different sources. In other timelines, 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 telepathic mutants are referred to as Homo sapiens supreme.
While in most Marvel universes the X-Gene was presumably a result of modifications on early man 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 these mutants, and was called the Mutant 0. This mutation is similar to a virus, infecting the population slowly and turning them into mutants.
Other mutants, such as those from Earth-89149, differed from mutants on Earth-616 in that their X-Genes are not on the 23rd chromosome but instead on the 13th chromosome. Those mutants weren't affected by M-Day and were invisible to Cerebra's detection, as it was only capable of locating a protein produced on an X-Gene in the 23rd chromosome. It was stated that it was possible that the 13th chromosome 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 are multiversal counterparts to their human alternates.
It should also be mentioned that the Acanti-like Xavier, the Xavier demon, and the giant squid-like Xavier exist, although it is unknown if those Xaviers were exceptions in their home-realities.
- There is a clear distinction between mutants and mutate humans.
- Some Mutants consider themselves as a subspecies or species evolved from Homo sapiens sapiens and known as Homo sapiens superior or Homo superior. They are distinguished by the presence of an X-Gene. This idea is more popular between the followers of Magneto, the Brotherhood of Mutants.
- Characters who gained their superhuman powers from other sources such as radioactive spiders, 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 (another humanity off-shoot) or with the Warpies, children and babies mutated by unstable extra-dimensional energies. Those two kind develop random powers and appearances, as the mutants.
- It is a matter of debate and interpretation as to whether or not mutants can still be considered as human:
- Some believe mutants are humans, humans with an X-Gene, or a special kind of human.. A scientific argument that can be used in this case is that the activation of the X-Gene led to a microevolution, which would mean that a speciation has not yet occurred. The speciation only occurs via macroevolution, a process that takes millions of years and generations via natural selection, what is not the case of the vast majority of mutants in the Marvel Universe, that only started to appear two decades after the end of the World War II (with a few rare exceptions, like Wolverine and Apocalypse).
- Others, humans and mutants, feel that mutants aren't humans, with or without also believing in mutant or human supremacy.
- When asked if there was a way to distinguish Inhumans from mutants, Tom Brevoort (presumably joking) stated that all Inhumans were left-handed.
- 6064 appearance(s) of Homo superior
- 380 minor appearance(s) of Homo superior
- 232 mention(s) of Homo superior
- 18 image(s) of Homo superior
- 6 item(s) used/owned by Homo superior
Links and References
- Homo superior on Wikipedia.org
- List of human mutants (Homo superior)
- Proposition X
- Registration Acts