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7th Sep '17 9:53:37 AM Theriocephalus
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** This is also given as the origin for the ability to use magic, a genetic mutation called 'the M-Gene', which can have considerable variation in how it manifests - i.e. wanded wizards or wandless, stronger or weaker practitioners who, in the latter case, do different things.

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** This is also given as the origin for the ability to use magic, a genetic mutation called 'the M-Gene', which can have considerable variation in how it manifests - -- i.e. wanded wizards or wandless, stronger or weaker practitioners who, in the latter case, do different things.



** Being a mutant is just grounds for immediate execution. The only exception being if you are a 'registered mutant' in which case you just have to wear a bright yellow ribbon at all times, and might as well have "scapegoat" tattooed on your head.

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** Being a mutant is just grounds for immediate execution. The only exception being if you are a 'registered mutant' "registered mutant", in which case you just have to wear a bright yellow ribbon at all times, and might as well have "scapegoat" tattooed on your head.



* Mutants in the ''Franchise/XMen'' style are the basis of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Some tiny fraction of the people who have the 'meta-gene complex' manifest as mutants, typically around age 14. Most of them - good, bad, or indifferent - go to Whateley Academy to learn how to use their powers and not get murdered by lynch mobs of baselines.

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* Mutants in the ''Franchise/XMen'' style are the basis of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Some tiny fraction of the people who have the 'meta-gene complex' manifest as mutants, typically around age 14. Most of them - -- good, bad, or indifferent - -- go to Whateley Academy to learn how to use their powers and not get murdered by lynch mobs of baselines.



* The preponderance of evidence suggests that Britain's ''Queen Victoria'' was a genuine mutant. Many of her descendants inherited the allele for hemophilia from her, yet neither of her parents' bloodlines carry this trait, indicating that a random genetic mutation made her a carrier for this disorder. ...that assumes that all of her official ancestors were her actual ancestors. Because she was an only child, it's also possible that her mother was the mutant, and she only inherited it, making them both carriers. (Because her mother had brothers, it's improbable that it went back any farther.)

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* The preponderance of evidence suggests that Britain's ''Queen Victoria'' was a genuine mutant. Many of her descendants inherited the allele for hemophilia from her, yet neither of her parents' bloodlines carry this trait, indicating that a random genetic mutation made her a carrier for this disorder. ...disorder... that assumes that all of her official ancestors were her actual ancestors. Because she was an only child, it's also possible that her mother was the mutant, and she only inherited it, making them both carriers. (Because her mother had brothers, it's improbable that it went back any farther.)



* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' has mutants all over the place due to strontium-90 fallout in the aftermath of a nuclear war. However, since this isn't America, only a tiny fraction of the mutates actually get powers - most are just disfigured.

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* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' has mutants all over the place due to strontium-90 fallout in the aftermath of a nuclear war. However, since this isn't America, only a tiny fraction of the mutates actually get powers - -- most are just disfigured.



** The Literature/SoulDrinkers stand out being tainted by Chaos, mutating, and being declared traitors and heretics, yet still opposing Chaos and purifying their gene-seed for the next generation of recruits. Of course, those already affected can't change back - and many don't want to, given the usefulness of their mutations.

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** The Literature/SoulDrinkers stand out being tainted by Chaos, mutating, and being declared traitors and heretics, yet still opposing Chaos and purifying their gene-seed for the next generation of recruits. Of course, those already affected can't change back - -- and many don't want to, given the usefulness of their mutations.
30th Aug '17 12:21:42 PM PatPayne
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** Unless you have the Machine Empathy mutation [[note]]which allows the possessor to influence and control any robotics or computers, up to and including THE Computer[[/note]]. This is considered a Very Bad Thing(R). Registered or not, Please stand by, Citizen, A helpful squad of Vulture Troopers are en route, and will be sure to kill you DeaderThanDead in on a short few minutes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and have a nice day. Please enjoy a nice Bouncy Bubble Beverage just before your gruesome death.
12th Jul '17 9:32:16 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'', this is the fate of anyone exposed to the genetic material of the monsters. This can occur either through deliberate exposure, as in the case of [[MadScientist Kala]], or by being trapped in an area [[HostileTerraforming they've begun to terraform]].
5th Jul '17 1:51:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* An issue of the classic Creator/ECComics horror/sci-fi anthology series ''Weird Science'' (not [[Film/WeirdScience that one]]) had a story titled "The Loathsome" about a badly deformed little girl being raised in an orphanage. Her father, a US Navy sailor, had his own DNA damaged by exposure to radiation during an atom bomb test in the Pacific just prior to returning home and fathering her. A military doctor convinced him to give up the infant and tell his wife the child had died shortly after birth. The girl had no super powers and certainly wasn't evil, but was treated as a monster by her caretakers and the other orphans because of her severe physical deformities. The story was AnAesop (a heart-wrenchingly tragic one) about the perils of nuclear weapons and mistreatment of people who are "different." You can read it [[http://weirdsciencefiction.blogspot.com/2010/07/loathsome.html here.]]

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* An issue of the classic Creator/ECComics horror/sci-fi anthology series ''Weird Science'' (not [[Film/WeirdScience that one]]) had a story titled "The Loathsome" about a [[TheGrotesque badly deformed deformed]] little girl being raised in an orphanage. Her father, a US Navy sailor, had his own DNA damaged by exposure to radiation during an atom bomb test in the Pacific just prior to returning home and fathering her. A military doctor convinced him to give up the infant and tell his wife the child had died shortly after birth. The girl had no super powers and certainly wasn't evil, but was treated as a monster by her caretakers and the other orphans because of her severe physical deformities. The story was AnAesop (a heart-wrenchingly tragic one) about the perils of nuclear weapons and mistreatment of people who are "different." You can read it [[http://weirdsciencefiction.blogspot.com/2010/07/loathsome.html here.]]
30th Jun '17 8:34:57 PM Gamermaster
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* Sein of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was revealed in the [[AudioAdaptation third Sound Stage]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' to be one in addition to being a {{Cyborg}}. Unlike her sisters, she had an unexpected mutation when she was being born. This is the source of her [[IntangibleMan phasing abilities]].

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* Sein of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was revealed in the [[AudioAdaptation third Sound Stage]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' to be one in addition to being a {{Cyborg}}. Unlike her sisters, she had an unexpected mutation when she was being born. This is the source of her [[IntangibleMan phasing abilities]].
18th Jun '17 9:16:22 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'''s demi-humans are actually humans born with genetic mutations that cause them to exhibit traits of the monsters found in folklore.
17th Jun '17 9:07:57 PM nombretomado
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A large body of examples of fictional mutants can also be seen on {{Wikipedia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_%28fictional%29 Mutant (fictional)]].

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A large body of examples of fictional mutants can also be seen on {{Wikipedia}}: Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_%28fictional%29 Mutant (fictional)]].
10th Jun '17 9:42:23 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' features a society of downtrodden mutants with amusingly altered physical states (a girl with a pig nose and gills, a man with a third arm instead of an ear) forced to live in the sewers of New New York. None of them have superpowers, though (well, not from their mutations, anyway).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' features a society of downtrodden mutants with amusingly altered physical states (a girl with a pig nose and gills, a man with a third arm instead of an ear) forced to live in the sewers of New New York. None of them have superpowers, though (well, not from their mutations, anyway). Their similarity to RubberForeheadAliens is why [[spoiler:Leela]] was able to pass for a functioning member of society until TheReveal.



* The sewer Mutants in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' are people born and exposed to the large amount of sewage and waste created by 31st century society. These mutations usually result in humans with one area of their anatomy that's largely altered (like possesing a tentacle for an arm). Their similarity to RubberForeheadAliens is why [[spoiler:Leela]] was able to pass for a functioning member of society until TheReveal.
3rd May '17 12:55:05 PM Medinoc
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* The Website/{{tgchan}} adventure ''Fen Quest'' has the land of Erja Nokol, which in addition to having a mutant population is also home to highly mutagenic tar pools that cause even more drastic changes (turning "mutants" into "abominations", as per local terminology) if one ends up submerged in them. Yet some of the unluckiest mutants will willingly take a dip in tar, playing a second round of SuperpowerRussianRoulette on the off chance that the new mutations may improve their lot in life. That's what happened to Tomato: She became a quadruped (without gaining additional arms, which means she doesn't have hands) with a hide covered in poisonous barbs and can't talk without great pain, and it's said ''that's still an improvement'' over what she used to be.

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* The Website/{{tgchan}} adventure ''Fen Quest'' has the land of Erja Nokol, which in addition to having a mutant population is also home to highly mutagenic tar pools that cause even more drastic changes (turning "mutants" into "abominations", as per local terminology) if one ends up submerged in them. Yet some of the unluckiest mutants will willingly take a dip in tar, playing a second round of SuperpowerRussianRoulette on the off chance that the new mutations may improve their lot in life. That's what happened to Tomato: She He became a quadruped (without gaining additional arms, which means she he doesn't have hands) with a hide covered in poisonous barbs and can't talk without great pain, and it's said ''that's still an improvement'' over as Cheese explains, that was a step ''up'' from what she he used to be.
3rd May '17 12:46:51 PM Medinoc
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* The Website/{{tgchan}} adventure ''Fen Quest'' has the land of Erja Nokol, which in addition to having a mutant population is also home to highly mutagenic tar pools that cause even more drastic changes (turning "mutants" into "abominations", as per local terminology) is one ends up submerged in them. Yet some of the unluckiest mutants will willingly take a dip in tar, playing a second round of SuperpowerRussianRoulette on the off chance that the new mutations may improve their lot in life. That's what happened to Tomato: She became a quadruped (without gaining additional arms, which means she doesn't have hands) with a hide covered in poisonous barbs and can't talk without great pain, and ''that's still an improvement'' over what she used to be.

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* The Website/{{tgchan}} adventure ''Fen Quest'' has the land of Erja Nokol, which in addition to having a mutant population is also home to highly mutagenic tar pools that cause even more drastic changes (turning "mutants" into "abominations", as per local terminology) is if one ends up submerged in them. Yet some of the unluckiest mutants will willingly take a dip in tar, playing a second round of SuperpowerRussianRoulette on the off chance that the new mutations may improve their lot in life. That's what happened to Tomato: She became a quadruped (without gaining additional arms, which means she doesn't have hands) with a hide covered in poisonous barbs and can't talk without great pain, and it's said ''that's still an improvement'' over what she used to be.
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