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If you have ever seen Unbreakable,

Samuel L Jackson's character has a kind of reverse super power: he is incredibly susceptible to injury and illness. Everyday activities could kill him. There is no upside to having very brittle bones.

Is there anything like this in the X Men?

Another example of what I am looking for would be Christopher Snow in Dean Koontz's

Fear Nothing:

This character could not go out in the sun, he burned easily, his skin could not ever repair the damage and eventually he was sure he would die from skin cancer young. There were no benefits to this (like in a vampire where there are trade offs). His illness was ONLY a hindrance.

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    Like half the morlocks have no benefit to their mutation. – phantom42 Jul 16 '15 at 23:07
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    Harmful to themselves or others around them? – Valorum Jul 16 '15 at 23:53
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    Thank you Wad for the editing. I think this is much more clear. Something that makes you extremely susceptible to injury. As Richard stated..."directly harmful". I may add, with no upside. – Seanoseanohay Jul 17 '15 at 15:32
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    @WadCheber I thought about that, I think we would then have to add Dr. Xavier. I mean not being able to walk would suck too. Isn't daredevil's blindness separate from his ability though? If he got his site back could he still use his hearing power? – Seanoseanohay Jul 18 '15 at 16:20
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    Elijah Price's infirmity appears to have given him a sense of purpose. It's arguable that he's the one who's unbreakable (in the sense of possessing an indomitable will), not Willis' character. – Valorum Jul 18 '15 at 23:08
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I'm going to put in a shout for Wraith. His X-gene superpower is to become invisible, which sounds awesome except that he can only make his skin invisible. All his internal organs and bones are still plainly visible.

On top of that his strength is slightly weaker than human-normal so his only real ability is make small children scared.

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    Less than human strength and the possibility to get skin cancer on your internal organs...I would say we have a winner... – Seanoseanohay Jul 19 '15 at 22:12
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    For the record, he can also transfer his ability to make his skin invisible to other mutants. Once he's done that, he's basically human-normal until he recharges, – Valorum Jul 19 '15 at 22:18

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