YMMV / The Inhumans

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  • Broken Base:
    • The post-Infinity era, headed by Charles Soule. Either it's a new golden age for the franchise, bringing them into the mainstream and giving them the attention they deserve or a dork age that's removing much of what makes the Inhumans unique and making them the poor man's X-Men, complete with the overexposure.
    • Worsened by accusations of it being done out of spite over the movie rights, making the comics comply more with MCU canon. Recent story previews show that the terrigen mists make mutants sterile and mutant hate is at an all time high. Fans are not pleased to say the least. Even fans who don't think that Marvel are doing it deliberately to hurt the X-Men do agree that Marvel aren't doing a good job at making it look like they're not, especially when editors refuse to answer 'yes or no' on if its true or not.
    • Some Inhumans fans dislike how the Inhumans are becoming popular at the expense of the mutants. They want to have both species stand side-by-side.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: In Royals issue 2, Medusa gets Flint to weaponize Pluto.
  • Designated Hero: The Inhumans' status as social outcasts is largely self-imposed, as they possessed both advanced technology and Stock Superpowers well back into ancient times when ordinary humans would not have had the means to persecute a society that had either, much less both. They practice Eugenics and maintained a sub-race of cloned slaves. Their internal culture is a mess of class divisions (a fact which Maximus has exploited more than once) despite their comparatively small population. Plus, the current "heroic" royal family overthrew the previous monarch because they did not want to give up the Slave Engine, a device intended to do Exactly What It Says on the Tin to humanity! At best their "heroism" is analogous to the characters of A Game of Thrones. Even their status as Mutant analogues is dubious, since the majority of their mutations are activated deliberately via Terrigenesis, and if they were to forego the desire for superhuman powers they could still be Badass Normal types like Karnak even without it! Thus any Body Horror or Power Incontinence actually are their faults because, unlike Mutants, they get to choose to play the Superpower Lottery. Though much of their "less-than-stellar" aspects have been Retcon, destroyed with the crashing of Old Attilan, or dissolved as part of Character Development. Especially their Fantastic Caste System and abolition of Alpha Primitives.
    • The Inhumans vs X-Men running plot, particularly 616 Cyclops' involvement in it - namely, he was painted as mutant Hitler for destroying one Terrigen cloud (which, lest it be forgotten, sterilised or killed all mutants it came into contact with) and then standing up to Black Bolt, before being vaporised. While it transpired that he'd already been dead long before any of this took place, having died of M-Pox from the cloud, and everything that followed was Emma Frost manipulating events with her powers to give him a martyr's death as part of her progressive Sanity Slippage, very few people actually knew that, and Black Bolt still vaporised what he thought was Cyclops. Of course, considering Cyclops' popularity as a Well-Intentioned Extremist rebel, it could have been a meta move on Marvel's part.
    • During Inhumans vs. X-Men, even a number of Inhumans admitted that the X-Men have a lot of very real bones to pick with the Inhumans, and narrative sympathy is definitely weighted towards the X-Men.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lockjaw, even among people who dislike the Inhumans, because what's not to love about a gigantic teleporting dog who may or may not have a tragic backstory.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • With Fans of the X-Men. Originally the two didn't mind each other, but after a massive marketing push by Marvel billing the Inhumans as "the next big thing!", the two seemingly can't stand each other. This stems from the Inhumans going from their own unique thing to being Suspiciously Similar Substitutes for the entire mutant race, which many feel is because of Marvel not owning the film rights to the X-Men.
      • Following Inhumans vs. X-Men, it's got better, thanks to Medusa finding out just why the mutants have been driven to a last ditch attack (the Terrigen cloud is about to dissipate and infect the entire planet, rendering it uninhabitable for mutants), and deciding that Terrigenesis, sacred as it is, isn't worth the death of even one mutant, let alone all of them, destroying the remaining cloud. With that, the rebounding of the X-Men in ResurrXion, and the Inhuman Royals heading back off into space to find a replacement for Terrigen, meaning that the two groups are no longer in competition, relations have cooled significantly.
    • For that matter, "classic" Inhumans fans and "modern" Inhumans fans, mostly coming from the older fans who think the new breed destroyed the concept in the name of pandering to a nonexistent fanbase, and the newer ones who think the old Inhumans were an embarrassing relic that nobody really cared about.
  • Genius Bonus: "Terrigen" is likely taken from "teratogenesis", literally meaning "monster birth". This is a Fridge Brilliance if it's intentional.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: More like "It's Being Forcibly Dragged Into The Mainstream, Now It Sucks". The Inhumans have long been regarded as one of the Marvel Universe's hidden gems, but now that the characters are being given a greater presence in the setting, some of that appeal has arguably diminished. A lot of it, of course, has a lot to do with how they were dragged into the mainstream, and at the perceived expense of the X-Men at that.
  • Older Than They Think: The idea of hidden human / inhuman hybrids was done before Infinity in a Fantastic Four storyline during the mid-00s.
  • Replacement Scrappy: While they were pretty popular before, and individual Inhumans are quite popular (e.g. Kamala Khan, the current Ms Marvel) this is what most of the fans saw them as after Marvel tried to push them as a replacement for Mutants.
  • Strangled by the Red String:
    • Crystal and Johnny. It was even spoofed in the Fantastic Four animated series from The '90s when Crystal sends out Lockjaw to retrieve Johnny for a secret meeting... and they can't find her.
    • A subdued version of this can be seen again with Crystal and Ronan the Accuser
    • Even Janet Pym called out Crystal and Johnny's relationship when Crystal called out Janet for wanting to wed the mysterious new Yellow Jacket from an old Avengers comic.
  • Tearjerker: The romance between Gorgon's daughter and Reyno, an Alpha Primitive child. Since she's the daughter of one of the royal family, she can't really be seen with him, and Gorgon's forcing her to go through terrigenesis (such a great father), which is changing her physically and mentally each time. The two run away to the Fantastic Four for help... and Reed refuses to do anything for fear of upsetting the Inhumans. So poor Alecto is taken back to Attilan and made to go through with the process anyway. Some time after, the boy tries approaching Alecto, only for her to harshly yell at the primitive daring to speak to her... only for her to suddenly break out crying, because she just can't keep up the pretence, and she still loves him.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • As this article notes, there is something disturbing about Marvel having a group that they've long used as a stand-in for the LGBT community getting wiped out in favor of the Inhumans, who've long represented intolerance and separatism. It is perhaps unsurprising that mutants have since rebounded spectacularly with the destruction of the Terrigen Mists, while the Inhuman Royals have vanished into deep space to find a replacement for the now destroyed Terrigen Mists.
    • Joe Glass, an author of several comics featuring gay superheroes, wrote this article criticizing the attempts to fit the Inhumans into the same Applicability mold as mutants. He compares the similarities between the various experiments used to create Inhumans to the implication that you're turned gay by an outside force, which is a very disturbing idea since Mutants have been a longstanding allegory to homosexuality.

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