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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Where do Lady Deathstrike's blades go when not extended?

Are Lady Deathstrike's blades segmented and retract into her finger tips as these photos seem to indicate? Or is there another way that they are sheathed when not in use?
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What is the difference between a human and a mutant?

What is the difference between humans and mutants in X-Men? Are mutants born to normal humans? Also, how do mutants get their powers? Are they born with them?
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Looking for a dark fantasy book that featured a world of mutants

In 1989, I read a book about a dark, post-apocalyptic world where mutants, whose descendants were engineered by scientists, now live alongside the surviving humans. I can't remember too much about it, ...
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Book involving banished mutants teenagers: strong male, green girlfriend and friend with four arms

Please help me find this book; it has been bothering me for years! A future after a virus has been cured. The cure causes mutation on the descendants. Feared these mutants are banished to another ...
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Book title about mutant humanoid slugs post apocalyptic vs air force?

I am trying to find a book series from the 80-90s whose main character talked about practicing "yuwinitsu" or you win when it suits you. It was post nuclear with a war between humans and mutant slug ...
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Are there any mutant inhumans in marvel comics?

Are there any mutant inhumans in marvel comics? (i.e. characters who are both mutants and inhumans) I think that the Beyonder once claimed to be one, but it was retconned out.
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Who is the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe? [closed]

I don't see this answered definitively, there are opinions here and there but short of having every mutant in a death match can we answer, who is the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe? ...
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Movie/TV show Identification: What is the name of this sci fi movie, mutants, spaceship, military?

My memory is a bit fuzzy in what was the movie all about, I have been searching for this movie/tv show for some time. I can only remember certain scenes, but I assume the setting was on Earth and the ...
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Has J. Jonah Jameson ever accused Spider-Man of being a mutant?

The Marvel universe has plenty of mutants (i.e. homo superior, like the X-Men) who are strongly hated by a sizable population. And Spider-Man on first glance isn't all that different from them. ...
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Why are only X-Men called mutants?

In X-Men, we are shown that Wolverine, Magneto, Mystique, Beast, etc. are all mutants. Mutants are perhaps the people in the form of humans, who have extraordinary powers. So, in that terms, why aren'...
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Mutant workers exterminated and last one burned at the stake

I apologize in advance that I don't have a lot of details about a story or novellla that I'm looking for. It's from a few decades ago, probably 1960s, and I read it in the late 70s or early 80s. The ...
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Why do mutants get their specific powers?

There are a few sort of groups of power origins in comics: Genetic from birth (e.g. mutants, aliens), granted/endowed by external means (e.g. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four), or learned/reliant on ...
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When did the “Mutant Problem” begin?

X-Men (and related stories) feature mutants of various kinds at pretty much every point in history, including some who pre-date history. That being said, my understanding is that public awareness of ...
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Is the mutant gene dominant or recessive?

Is there any evidence of whether the mutant gene is dominant, recessive, or something in between? I know there are examples of mutant parents having mutant children (i.e., Magneto and Scarlet Witch), ...
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Series of stories with titles like “The Agile rigelian”

A series of short stories around 1950, about a guy with two brains and a perfect mind shield and no it's not Gosseyn. The stories had Ellery Queen-like titles such as "The Agile Rigelian".
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Why does Ground Radiation cause mutation, but Solar Radiation does not?

In The 100, TV series: the Grounders have a serious problem with radiation caused mutants. We see that in the mutant child in the Deadlands, where it is stated that it is traditional to leave them ...
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Inhumans vs. Mutants in the Marvel Universe

What's the difference between those two? Aren't Inhumans supposed to be an evolution of the human race "forced" by the Kree? Which is almost the same as Mutants, the natural evolution of the human ...
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Can Angel/Archangel swim?

Warren Worthington III, the X-Man known as both Angel and Archangel, has the mutant ability of flight via feathered and/or techno-organic wings. His mutant powers include superhuman strength in his ...
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Epic novel chronicaling the collapse of Planet Earth through pollution and other environmental catastrophies

A novel written in the 1970's or early 80's. I read it in the late 80's. It starts out in 1990 where the main character(s) were stationed in Antarctica. Some Woody Allen movie is mentioned in that ...
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What is the mutagen responsible for mutation in the Marvel Universe?

Unless I'm much mistaken, all of mutants in Marvel Earth are this way because of single mutated X-gene. We also know (or is that "suspect") that the ultimate source of that mutation was an experiment ...
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Who was the first X-Man recruited by Professor X?

In the comic books who was the first X-Man that Professor X recruited?
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Is there an internal reason for Mutants being disproportionately European-descended and/or American populations?

Last I read, mutants were caused by genetic manipulations of Earth's primitive populations by the Celestials, million years ago. Considering that according to current calculation, the time to most ...
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Is Mystique just a better Colossus? [duplicate]

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 in the 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 "...