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Series: Mutant X
A television series created by Marvel Studios (a division of Marvel Comics), Mutant X centers around the eponymous team of "New Mutants" who 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 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.

Mutant X is also unrelated to the Comic Book series, that ran from 1998 to 2001, of the same name, or anything else involving mutants and X-es. However, according to Volume 5 of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcovers, the Mutant X TV series takes place on Earth-704509, making it an Alternate Reality in the Marvel Multiverse.

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.

Tropes:

  • Myth Arc: A different villain each season.
  • Noodle Incident: In the episode "The Shock of the New" a character states that Eckhart blames Adam for having caused the loss of his immune system in an incident that is never explained throughout the series.
  • Name's the Same: Again, despite Marvel's involvement, it has nothing to do with the Mutant X or New Mutants comic books beyond the names. Even the meaning of "mutant" is very different from the Marvel Comics definition. Forget every comic book you've ever read before watching or you'll be lost.
  • One Person, One Power: Everyone except Ashlocke.

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alternative title(s): Mutant X
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