decades after Wolverine left Weapon X. The way I see the X-gene spreading, is that those mutants you mentioned probably got in contact with someone, who got in contact with someone, who got in contact with someone, etc, etc, who got in contact with Logan. As far as we know, only Logan got implanted with the X-gene and then over the many decades, the X-gene spread from there.
I believe the mutants you mentioned only worked for Weapon X. Their mutations, from their perspective, came about naturally, and then were recruited to Weapon X, either by choice or by force.
Also, since the X-Gene spreads does that make it a virus or disease?
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Wolverine is/was a unique blend of both supersoldier and mutant. After being implanted with the X-gene, he became the world's first mutant. Then the X-gene spread from there, resulting in random mutations across the globe.
Edit - I'm no expert, but both viruses and diseases spread. I don't really have any idea how a disease is different to a virus, but to my knowledge they both spread the same way.
Last edited by Robbie_Jee; 12-20-2012 at 05:13 PM.
Ugh.. I'm so ill.
Isn't Tony Stark now technically a mutant? His recent powers in Technopathy came about seemingly naturally.
I think Tony's situation is similar to Johnny Storm's, where he kind of fits the bill but most "regular" mutants wouldn't count him as one of them. A bit ironic considering how much they are discriminated against.
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2) Be Wolverine
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I've always had the theory that Tony must be a mutant because he clearly possesses the power of Hyper-intelligence. Even before Anthony was revealed, I was desperately hoping his tumour would be revealed as a side effect of his super human intellegence because no ordinary human could ever be as smart as him. It's like he possesses the minds of over 200 geniuses. The only explanation that can truly be fathomed from this (atm) is that Iron Man possesses the X-gene.Im not sure, the power could come from his suit, the nanites, or any other tech Anthony uses
Reed went through a similar experience, except his mutation of his Hyper-intelligence was an N-Zone mutation, gained via large exposure to the Negative Zone. Reed and Tony are two very smart guys, humanly. But their intelligence has now reached far, far beyond human levels.
Of course, I'm still holding out that Anthony is a genetic weapon implanted by the Kratos Club. Simply because I feel it is very important that they return. This would eventually lead to Anthony taking control of the Iron Patriot and having that huge showdown with Cap in February.
Perhaps this discussion deserves its own thread..
I've never seen the FF as mutants because they don't possess the X-gene. If you want to get technical about this, I think Captain America and holds a greater resemblance to mutants than Johnny because both Mutants and Super Soldiers are the results of genetic tampering. Whereas Johnny gained his powers via exposure to the N-Zone. To me, Johnny and the rest of the FF relate more to the People of Tian than any other super-species.I think Tony's situation is similar to Johnny Storm's, where he kind of fits the bill but most "regular" mutants wouldn't count him as one of them. A bit ironic considering how much they are discriminated against.
I quite liked Johnny as a temporary member of the X-Men, simply because of his friendship with Ice Man and because he had no where else to go.
But the X-Men have always had temporary non-mutant members. Just look at Deadpool. He's most definetly not a mutant, just like Ultimate T'Challa. They're linked in some way, but only because they were part of Weapon X, not because they possess the X-gene. Weapon X originally created Super Soldiers, like Ultimate T'Challa. Then they made Wolverine, gave him a virus known as the X-gene and then the X-gene spread from there, thus resulting in random mutations across the globe.