I do think it would be interesting to see a world without any heroes except mutants.
Cept for the some alternate future issues i can't think of any.
I similarly wish DC would do an isolated Batman comic that was based on the premise that there are no such things as metahumans.
I find it really difficult to accept his relevance in a world with heroes like Superman, and find his status as a peer with metahumans as absurd.
"At the end of the day, it's all just storybook stuff" - Me
Kinda like how gay dudes exclude whole groups of peoplefrom their dating pool or social circle because they are a different(and sometimes the same) race
Separating the X-men form the Avengers, FF, and so forth is a horrible idea.
That would require an entire reboot of the MU seeing as how they've intertwined too much(What do you do with the Maximoff tree and those related?)
Besides it makes perfect sense why the mutants are chided and the Avengers and the like weren't.
First off, there are holes in the double standard, by that I mean non-mutnats are hated as well like Spider-man and really there are many that would probably want to do away with the whole idea of super-heores.
As for the accepted groups, The Avengers showed up with Captain America, a trusting face well known face that people, and have since become sponsored defenders. The FF are celebrities with a public face and known exploits of their adventures.
Mutation is looked at as a disease where people that developed powers at random and probably caused a few accidents because of lacking ability to control them. This idea of them losing control or abusing their gifts along with cases that reenforced that notion have lead to hatred (not their faults, but people tend to lack understanding what can ya do?)
"What if they read my mind?" "What if they abuse their abilities?" "what if them having powers hurts me?"
Theres a "Not in my back yard" vibe to to mutant hate vs hate for the likes of iron Man.
Iron MAn protects your house from Kang the conquerer. The mutants might accidentally blow up your house.
Its not fair BY ANY MEANS,(thats par for the course with double standards) but it makes sense. Mutants are feared as the potentially destructive millions (they were in millions at one point right?) while the few non mutants prove their non destructiveness by being public protectors (the double standard making people not accept the X-men, but hey they hardly did for Web head too.)
Oh and then theres the dumb ass actions of those like the Brotherhood of evil mutants only spurring the thought of abuse of power form those that gain it. (seriously Magneto's a moron for gallivanting like that, its guys like him that made the need for Sentinels legitimate in the eyes of cool heads)
Theres no reason to split them up, especially when the universe has so many more opportunities when together.
Come to think of it haven't the Mutants made their mark in the cosmic line with the star Jammers? (I'm honestly quite ignorant about that) You can't keep the cosmic line bound to one or another universe or split continuity.
Steve Rogers: You ready to follow Captain America into the jaws of death?
James Barnes: Hell, no! The little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb not to run away from a fight. I'm following him."
X-Men can fit in the Marvel Universe... but editorial either needs to change the MU public's status status quo and make all super beings feared/hated or have mutants be accepted as just another origin. Not to mention that if/when non-mutant super people have kids in this kind of fictional universe, those kids often end up with powers themselves and ta-da, more mutants
I also think they need to stop branding themselves with the "X" and just have individual costumes
This was not an issue when there was tighter editorial control in the Marvel line.
Or even when Clairmont was writing the Xmen.
He used to reference the outside Marvel Universe ALL the time. The Xmen fought Arkon (an Avengers foe).
Jean Grey hung out with Colleen Wing and Misty Knight from the Power Man/Iron Fist book. Professor X used to call on
Dr. Strange for help. Spider Man used to show up every now and again.
It wasn't until Clairmont left that the Xbooks became ridiculously insular.
The difference in the public's attitudes toward Metas and Mutants was easily explained by the fact that for most of the Xmens history they were a clandestine group. The most vocal Mutant in the silver age was Magneto.
The FF and the Avengers were P.R. savvy from the very start. It helped that both Iron Man/Stark and Reed Richards had strong government ties.
If the most visible member of the Meta community was the Silver Age Hulk, Metas would have had an image problem as well.
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Avengers went through the same with people protesting in front of the mansion several times. Many people do not like Thor because of religious reasons, for example.
In FF the same thing happened a few times.
Hating mutants specifically over other heroes never made much sense to me personally. Especially since at this point, like every hero can pass on their abilities to their children. Whether it's being born with the ability to shoot lightning out of your ass or their father being a super genius with incredible technologically advanced weapons that they stumble across and use.
Going gaga for Thor, who comes from an entirely different race of superior life forms not to mention the religious conflict, and hating Rogue makes absolutely no sense.
This topic is like a dead horse.......