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Cerebro is the mutant detector

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While Cerebro, and now Cerebra, lack the ability to act as precisely as a Dragon Ball Z scouter by giving a specific rating to a mutant's power level, they have, since 1975, had the ability to gauge a mutant's relative power to determine its potential threat level.

  • Cerebro has on various occasions been able to make its users aware if a mutant possessed significantly greater abilities than the average mutant.

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  • In Giant-Size_X-Men #1 (1975), Cerebro reveals the existence of a mutant whose power level has never been seen before, the living island Krakoa.

  • Since Xavier says Krakoa defies classification, Cerebro must give some simplified scale by which a mutant's abilities can be rated.

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Krakoa was originally a very small island in the Pacific Ocean that was located close to where some nuclear bombing tests were done. The radiation somehow turned the island's ecosystem into a hive-mind entity.

See Also: In X-men, how is Professor X able to find new mutants?

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  • Thank you very much for the excellent and informative answer! – MathematicianByMistake Jun 15 '16 at 21:23

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