A individual with slightly different DNA (a mutation), either by natural occurrence or by an external process (esp. genetic engineering), which imparts a new characteristic to the individual.

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Is Mystique just a better Colossus?

Basically, what is the extent of Mystique's powers? Could she mirror Colossus as he turns to steel? Or at least look like she was made of steel? What materials can she turn into? And if she can’t ...
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Trying to identify sawmill pond monster novel

What I can remember is there was some sort of grotesque man killing monster that evolved(mutated) in the toxic sludge of a sawmill pond or the polluted area adjacent to the pond. The mill was closed ...
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Limits of Mystique's shapeshifting

I've read that Mystique can turn into animals and inanimate objects, but could she turn into something really small, like a bug? What are the limits of her shapeshifting powers?
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Short story about mutant children who all have names starting with “Em”?

I read this story as a kid, and I'd like to find it again! It was a story about a group of children with physical mutations like extra eyes, missing limbs, and so on, who lived in an group so isolated ...
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Looking for a Book about the beginning of Genetic Engineering, near future

A book I read in the mid 2000's was set in the near future, and involved the beginning of human genetic manipulation. Two sides of the USA emerged: the non-mutated and the mutated. The mutated were ...
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Why wasn't Sabretooth the original Weapon X subject?

Why wasn't Sabretooth the original Weapon X subject? Wasn't he trustable, or were his healing powers inferior?
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Do children inherit their parents' powers in the X-Men universe? [duplicate]

In the X-men universe, when two mutants have a child, does the child inherit their parents' powers? If this is the case, does the child inherit only one parent's power or both, or do they develop ...
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Book ID: Post Apocalypse or near Future with mutants

The book is published in 1997 or possibly older. I think it was part of a series. The book I read was an anthology with two or three stories in it. It appeared it could have been a collected edition ...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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Sci-fi book about pollution causing mutated sea life including mutated giant squid

Many years ago, I read a rather thin sci-fi book about some scientists finding mutated sea life caused by pollution coming from cylinders dumped at sea by some bad guys. This included a couple of ...
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Short story: post nuclear holocaust, the human race has mutated into an ape-like being and old style humans are viewed as an abomination

I'm trying to identify a short story I read (probably in the 80s) where the protagonist, a young woman, is captivated by the beauty of a servant, a bronzed, muscular youth working in the garden. The ...
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Is humanity also a mutation? [closed]

We can refer to mutants but aren't humanity also technically nothing but a mutation according darwinism or evolution? We usually make a distinction between mutants and mankind but according to the ...
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Why are X-Men more realistic than Fantastic Four? [closed]

So, this is a question one of my biology teachers asked me back in High School, but I can't find the reasoning I'd need. I think it would be something like this: X-Men : they were born with a ...
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Novel where “sub-standard” humans are sent to perform space exploration

When I was in my early teens, I read a science fiction novel I have since lost track of, and can remember neither the title nor the author. I can remember only a few details about the novel, but ...
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Futurama's Mutants Rights

In Futurama, there are large numbers of mutated humans on Earth, who are treated very poorly. They are an underclass, figuratively and literally. Is there ever any explanation given for this? ...
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Marvel Excalibur - What was the cause of Kylun's feline adult appearance?

Question about Marvel's Excalibur (Vol I) series: I'm curious about Kylun's (cool) feline adult appearance. As a kid reading Excalibur, I had assumed Kylun was intentionally (and consensually) ...
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Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic?

In the X-Men universe, as a sampling, we have: Energy projection (Cyclops) Physical modification (Beast, Nightcrawler, Angel, Toad) Plus shape-shifting (Mystique) Teleportation (Nightcrawler) ...
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What is the “substantial” role played by mutants in DC Comics?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_%28fictional%29#DC_Comics Mutants play a smaller, but still substantial role in DC Comics However, that particular Wiki article only mentions very few ...
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Approximately how many Avengers are born mutants?

It's clear that many Avengers are NOT mutants (a good starting list was in this question), but some/many are (Namor, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Squirrel Girl). Is there a good estimate of how many ...
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How to become a Sewage Mutant on Futurama

In the first second season episode of futurama Fry gets cut down from a rope and falls into the sewage (whcih you hear him spit and cough out) In a more recent episode of futurama it is told of the ...