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Old 07-12-2010, 09:54 AM   #145
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Default Re: Official (adjectiveless) X-MEN Discussion Thread

I'm kinda done with Namor being on the team. I've never quite understood his mutant status for one thing. Has is ever been established that he actually has the x-gene? Is mutancy in the MU strictly considered possession of the x-gene, or simply possessing a mutation of the more random variety?
Because far as I've read, though he might be different from other Atlanteans (who in themselves aren't mutant humans, but an offshoot of homo sapiens; homo mermanus, and thus of similarity to modern day humans only so much as cro magnon man or homo hablis), this is not because his two Atlantean parent's produced a Homo Mermanus baby that possessed the x-gene as a result of the tampering done by the Celestials on early humans possibly at a point before they evolved separately into homo mermanus. It's because his human father slept with his atlantean mother. If anything, he would be an example of the crossbreeding hypothesised between Cro Magnons and Neanderthals that eventually led to more specialised and unique sub species. Although I suppose his instant difference as opposed to gradual changes from further crossbreeding is more mutant like.

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