History Series / MutantX

24th Aug '17 6:40:36 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Even though the series had high ratings and was renewed for a fourth season, it was abruptly canceled in 2004 due to the dismantling of Fireworks Entertainment, one of the production companies.

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Even though the series had high ratings and was renewed for a fourth season, it was abruptly canceled in 2004 due to the dismantling of show's main production company, Fireworks Entertainment, one of the production companies.being sold to brand new owners.
12th Aug '17 12:35:54 AM Omeganian
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* BroughtDownToNormal: An episode of has a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutant]] with a HealingFactor (which makes his DeathSeeker personality a little ironic) working for GSA, when an epidemic starts that threatens to wipe out all New Mutants. He is forced by his boss to work with Adam (although ordered to shoot him as soon as he has the cure). When Adam extracts his DNA to use his HealingFactor to cure the disease, he inadvertantly removes this ability. The guy is happy to be able

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* BroughtDownToNormal: An episode of has a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutant]] with a HealingFactor (which makes his DeathSeeker personality a little ironic) working for GSA, when an epidemic starts that threatens to wipe out all New Mutants. He is forced by his boss to work with Adam (although ordered to shoot him as soon as he has the cure). When Adam extracts his DNA to use his HealingFactor to cure the disease, he inadvertantly removes this ability. The guy is happy to be able to die.
11th Aug '17 12:09:10 AM Omeganian
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* TomatoInTheMirror: At the end of the third season, it turns out [[spoiler:Adam is a clone of the AncientConspiracy's leader.]]
4th Aug '17 8:48:25 PM Omeganian
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* SuperPowerMeltdown: Gabriel Ashlocke (AKA Patiant Zero). The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. After three plans to cure him were thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out half their base base.

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* SuperPowerMeltdown: Gabriel Ashlocke (AKA Patiant Patient Zero). The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. After three plans to cure him were thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out half their base base.
4th Aug '17 8:52:13 AM Omeganian
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* PowerDegeneration: Gabriel Ashlocke is the first of the so-called "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutants]]". Unlike the others, he has ComboPlatterPowers from all four of the categories (elemental, feral, molecular, psionic) and is insane to boot. However, as revealed by Adam, his body is slowly breaking apart due to all these powers together. Ashlocke's first attempt to save himself involves awakening an ancient sorceress, then he tries SettingWrongWhatOnceWentRight, then he tries to bully Adam into helping... Ultimately, he explodes, taking half the team's base with him.

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* PowerDegeneration: Gabriel Ashlocke is the first of the so-called "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutants]]". Unlike the others, he has ComboPlatterPowers from all four of the categories (elemental, feral, molecular, psionic) and is insane to boot. However, as revealed by Adam, his body is slowly breaking apart due to all these powers together. Ashlocke's first attempt to save himself involves awakening an ancient sorceress, then he tries SettingWrongWhatOnceWentRight, to MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight, then he tries to bully Adam into helping... Ultimately, he explodes, taking half the team's base with him.
4th Aug '17 8:50:07 AM Omeganian
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* PowerDegeneration: Gabriel Ashlocke is the first of the so-called "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutants]]". Unlike the others, he has ComboPlatterPowers from all four of the categories (elemental, feral, molecular, psionic) and is insane to boot. However, as revealed by Adam, his body is slowly breaking apart due to all these powers together. Ashlocke's final attempt to save himself involves awakening an ancient sorceress, but the interference of the titular team results in Ashlocke exploding and taking his base with him.

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* PowerDegeneration: Gabriel Ashlocke is the first of the so-called "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutants]]". Unlike the others, he has ComboPlatterPowers from all four of the categories (elemental, feral, molecular, psionic) and is insane to boot. However, as revealed by Adam, his body is slowly breaking apart due to all these powers together. Ashlocke's final first attempt to save himself involves awakening an ancient sorceress, but the interference of the titular team results in Ashlocke exploding and then he tries SettingWrongWhatOnceWentRight, then he tries to bully Adam into helping... Ultimately, he explodes, taking his half the team's base with him.



* SuperPowerMeltdown: Gabriel Ashcroft (AKA Patiant Zero). The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. When his plan to summon an ancient goddess to cure him was thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out his entire base.

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* SuperPowerMeltdown: Gabriel Ashcroft Ashlocke (AKA Patiant Zero). The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. When his plan to summon an ancient goddess After three plans to cure him was were thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out his entire half their base base.
4th Aug '17 8:42:37 AM Omeganian
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* TooPowerfulToLive: Gabriel Ashlocke is introduced at the end of the first season, then starts the second season attempting to prevent his own SuperpowerMeltdown, then fails five episodes in.
27th Sep '16 8:53:32 AM themisterfree
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A television series created by Marvel Studios (a division of Creator/MarvelComics), ''Mutant X'' centers around the eponymous team of "New Mutants" who [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering]]. Like hundreds of other unsuspecting people, the members of Mutant X were used as test subjects in a series of covert government experiments by [[MegaCorp Genomex]], which now wants to control these New Mutants for its own purposes. The mission of Mutant X is to seek out their fellow New Mutants, help them come to terms with their abilities and protect them from those who want only to exploit their powers.

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A television series created by Marvel Studios (a division of Creator/MarvelComics), Creator/MarvelComics) and Canada's Creator/{{Global}} (airing in syndication in the US), ''Mutant X'' centers around the eponymous team of "New Mutants" who [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering]]. Like hundreds of other unsuspecting people, the members of Mutant X were used as test subjects in a series of covert government experiments by [[MegaCorp Genomex]], which now wants to control these New Mutants for its own purposes. The mission of Mutant X is to seek out their fellow New Mutants, help them come to terms with their abilities and protect them from those who want only to exploit their powers.
29th May '16 3:29:39 AM Anddrix
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* {{Technopath}}: Emma's friend in the episode "Interface" is a technopath. She further gets enhanced by GSA to become a WetwareCPU but is restored at the end of the episode. According to Emma, she is the only New Mutant who managed to counteract the effects of the [[PowerNullifier subdermal governor]] (presumably, she disabled it before they even activated the device). Many years before, both of them used to use their powers to cheat bartenders out of free drinks with Emma's [[TheEmpath empathy]] and, when the bartender eventually caught on, use her friend's power to shut off the lights and run away.


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* TerritorialSmurfette: As ferals are notoriously territorial, Shalimar did not take kindly to another feral joining the team. Per the trope, the new girl was a joy bringer everyone else liked. Worse, Shalimar was ordered to stay at Home Base due to an injury but was normally the ICanStillFight type without two layers of jealousy for extra motivation. [[spoiler: It turned out the new feral was even more territorial. She staged the accident that injured Shalimar then joined the team to finish her off.]]


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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The show has a guy who can shoot [[ShockAndAwe lightning from his hands]], a girl who is [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing crazy cat-like]], a dude who can either [[{{Intangibility}} ghost himself]] or make himself [[TakenForGranite as hard as a statue]] and a girl who... has weak [[TheEmpath telepath powers.]] The last is often kept back at base. In later seasons they all get upgrades, and the telepath gains a weird "mental missile" attack that does manage to take out whoever it hit (but having no effect on the surrounding area); she still gets left behind, though. Emma's powers eventually grows to the point where she can erase memories with a thought and ca keep an army from discovering a weird-looking jet in a jungle clearing. As she explains to Jesse, to do this she has to remove all safeguards from her mind, meaning she won't be blocking anybody's thoughts. While she's saying that, she's wearing an outfit with lots of cleavage, which Jesse just happens to look at. Her reaction to his thoughts shows that she's not pleased. Apparently, the writers thought this made her too powerful, requiring a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge to be dropped]].
29th May '16 3:20:07 AM Anddrix
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* PowerDegeneration: Gabriel Ashlocke is the first of the so-called "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutants]]". Unlike the others, he has ComboPlatterPowers from all four of the categories (elemental, feral, molecular, psionic) and is insane to boot. However, as revealed by Adam, his body is slowly breaking apart due to all these powers together. Ashlocke's final attempt to save himself involves awakening an ancient sorceress, but the interference of the titular team results in Ashlocke exploding and taking his base with him.
* PowerNullifier: Tags (called Subdermal Governors) bolted into the back of the neck were used to nullify mutant powers, though it seems more to torture them when they try to use them than to truly nullify the powers.



%%* ShockAndAwe: Brennan

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%%* * ShockAndAwe: BrennanBrennan Mulwray can generate electricity by running one hand over the other. The longer he does this, the more powerful the charge. Depending on the charge, a hit can go from a stun and a mild burn to deadly. As expected, it's inadvisable for him to try to use his powers while he's wet, although grounding helps. Later, his powers evolve to him being able to [[NotQuiteFlight sort-of fly]] with his hands working like ion engines.



* SuperheroSpeciation: There were several broad categories of mutant power, and the team never consisted of more than one member in each category.
** Lexa and Brennan, both elementals, were briefly on the team at the same time, but most of the time, the trope held true. Their powers were also different enough to maintain the trope in spirit.
** One of the {{Big Bad}}s was a SuperPrototype with powers from all four categories (feral, elemental, molecular, [[PsychicPowers psionic]]).
* SuperPowerMeltdown: Gabriel Ashcroft (AKA Patiant Zero). The first person to be experimented on by Adam Kane and the first known [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual new mutant]]. Unlike all other new mutants, which are separated into categories (elementals, ferals, moleculars, and [[PsychicPowers psionics]]), Ashcroft has powers from all four categories (although not all possible powers). He's also a murderous psychopath. However, so many powers cause his cells to slowly destabilize. When his plan to summon an ancient goddess to cure him was thwarted by the titular team, his body exploded, taking out his entire base.
* SuperSenses: Ferals have animal-level senses, especially Shalimar, once she "evolves". Said "evolution" results in her hearing Jesse sneak up on her while listening to loud music on her MP3 player.



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%%* SwissCheeseSecurity* SwissCheeseSecurity: Seemingly every time Mutant X wanted into Genomex (the BigBad), they waltzed right in with basically nothing to stop them. Unless the plot called for one of them to get captured, of course. It's partially justified since one of their members does have the ability to phase through walls and the SixthRanger who joins in the third season has invisibility as her main power.
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