Mutants
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Alias(es) Homo superior
Mutie
Freaks
Appeared in X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: First Class
The Wolverine
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Deadpool
X-Men: Apocalypse
Deadpool 2
Dark Phoenix
The New Mutants
Status Active (Original Timeline)
Active (New Timeline)
"Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward."
Jean Grey[src]

Mutants, also known as Homo superiors, are individuals who possess a genetic trait called the "X-Gene" that allows them to naturally develop superhuman powers and abilities and sometimes affecting their appearance.

History

Pre-Discovery

The first mutant appeared during ancient Egypt thousands of years ago.

Original Timeline

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

James Howlett and Victor Creed whom fought in important wars of American history were the next earliest known mutants. By the time of World War II, mutants became a more widespread phenomenon though humanity at large continued ignorant of their existence.

X-Men: First Class

It was not until the 1960's when the existence of mutant-kind was revealed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, orchestrated by Sebastian Shaw who sought to destroy baseline humans so that mutants could rule the Earth, with Shaw as their leader. His plans were thwarted by a group of mutant misfits, whom used their unique gifts to prevent a nuclear war. However their heroic actions exposed mutants to the world in irrevocable ways.

X2: X-Men United

Colonel William Stryker, Jr. sought to rid the world of mutantkind by using a combination of his son Jason and Charles Xavier's powers with Cerebro to mentally kill all mutants in the world. His plan nearly backfired at him and not only nearly caused homo sapiens' extermination but also a full-out war between mutants and humans.

X-Men: The Last Stand

The billionaire businessman Warren Worthington II sought to cure his son of his "ailment" and used his corporation to create a mutant cure, using a mutant child as source. The cure was supposed to be used to cure mutants and make them human again but it was also used as a weapon by USA military in case dangerous mutants posed a threat to lives.

Learning of this mutant supremacist Magneto lead an army to the headquarters of Worthington Labs, in San Francisco, to destroy it before it was used to exterminate mutantkind.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

In 1973, the Sentinel Program was used after Bolivar Trask was killed by Mystique. Later on, with her DNA, they create the Sentinel Mark V, a Sentinel that can adapt to it's environment. With these, the Sentinels take over the world, exterminating mutants, those with the mutant gene, and those that supported mutant resistance, thus leaving the worst of mankind left. Few survive. However, this is fixed when Wolverine is sent back in time to stop Mystique.

New Timeline

X-Men: Apocalypse

Ten years later in 1983 thanks to Mystique heroic actions in Washington D.C Mutants have become almost universally accepted. However when the worlds first mutant En Sabah Nur was awaken he quickly began a plan to cleanse the world of the "weak" who he saw as ruling the Earth now. Recruiting a new set of Horsemen consisting of a young Storm, and grieving Magneto, a lost Angel, and an impressed Psylocke. Apocalypse plan almost succeeded but fortunately he was stopped by the reformed X-Men. However, Apocalypse actions made Mutants once again controversial to the public.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

To be added

Deadpool

In the present alternate timeline, things such as genetic manipulation, torture methods, and near-death experiences were found to be able to cause an artificial mutation in Mutants who had any inactivate X-Genes in them. Known as the Workshop the programs goal was to unlock a persons mutant powers then take away their will and sale them off to the highest bidder. However when one of “volunteers” Wade Wilson (who had come to the program in hopes they fix his cancer) managed to escape he went on a systematic rampage for the Workshops leader Ajax. When Ajax managed to kidnap Wade’s girlfriend Vanessa he sought the help of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead to help rescue her. With their help Deadpool was able to kill Ajax (finally getting his revenge) and reunite with Vanessa. Mutant experimentation was also done on mutant children as well.

Deadpool 2

In 2018, a mutant time traveler and soldier from Earth-66250 known as Cable traveled from the future to eliminate the mutant child known Russell Collins to prevent him from becoming a murderous socpathic despot that not only destroys the future once again but also murders his wife and daughter. However, Cable initially came into confrontation with Deadpool who was trying to protect the child. To do this Wade formed the mutant task force known as X-Force. Eventually, however, Wade and Cable were able to come to an agreement and working together along with the remaining members of X-Force and help from X-Men members Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Yukio managed to save Russell from going down a dark path and as a result saved the future and Cable's family in the process.

Genetics

Mutants are born with a genetic trait called the "X-Gene", which alters the physiological structure of the individuals granting them superhuman powers and abilities, some of these powers the result of alteration of their appearance. These alterations, called mutation, is seemingly random and its rare (but not impossible) for two mutants to share the same mutation.

Notable Mutants

Trivia

  • In the comics, mutants were created due to a race of beings known as the Celestials experimenting on humans in the ancient past, giving them the X-Gene.
  • In the comics, class 5 mutants, are known as omega-level mutants; they are the strongest and most powerful of the mutant race.

See Also

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