Eh, I'll get banned if put opinions about this kind of stuff, lol.
Wanna talk about racial theories? loool
Well, my understanding is that people don't like mutants because some of them could potentially cripple a country within a day by themselves, or their powers could manifest and they could hurt someone without knowing how to use them, which is actually kind of a consistent thing with mutants powers over the years.
But that's not the only sentiment in universe. And that's where we come pointing out it's unreasonable to hate on Jean Grey while wanking Sue Storm and Ms. Marvel IF it's just about superpowers. And it's also no different from occasional alien invasion or any other superhero brawl that leaves shit wrecked as far as regular Joe should be concerned. So that's where certain narratives should get into details to enrich and explore those happening and how they affect current discourses, mentalities and as hipsters love to put it "culture".
Even without other superheroes and superpals, I don't think that's all there is for mutants. Shit, casuals worship Kim Kardashians and Brad Pitts. Think about them with supercool powers. They would be a new living pantheon. And every pantheon has its dark, less attractive gods if not demons and devils.
I get that humanity evolving into mutants (which doesn't make sense) is considered canon now, but it's dumb. They were better as just a hiccup in the human strain or at least there existence being a mystery. Originally they were supposed to be tied to the Atomic Age and radiations mutating people's dna and their kids coming out messed up. Hence, "The Children of the Atom". I've also liked the idea that Apocalypse was a genetic anomaly and because he was a conquerer, like Genghis Kahn, he has many descendants that all carry the potential for mutation and are activated through heightened emotional stress. I think that was Louise Simonson's idea.
It makes sense in a universe where superpowers are a universal constant. Children of the Atom worked as prototypical theory, but it evolved since then. Works just as well "scientifically" speaking lol Eh I think all mutants being Apoc's descendant is pretty narrow. I like it more as a natural mass phenomena. Apoc was just a standard deviation.
Yeah, well, that's cool but I was making a point of there being sooo many super humans that the "mutant metaphor" as facile as it is already, would make even less sense. I also thought most of the Nuhumans were pretty derivative as well "This is fire guy, and this here super strong guy" etc. I liked the blind guy with the dog though. I also have always disliked the concept of all mutants banning together just because they're mutants concept as well, that's another wannabe "minority" allegory that's poorly handled. I mean India is full of Indians, and those mofos all just don't magically get along just because they're the same thing. There would definitely be racial and ethnic divisions among X-Men but Marvel can't deal with stuff like that, or at least if they are racist in any way shape or form they have to be psychotic monsters that are foaming at the mouth with hatred, well, the racist white dudes are, if you're a racist black you get featured in a series written by Taneshi Coates. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And I was pointing out that even forced, mandated shit can bring in some interesting developments. I never considered that an option, but then these NuHumans became a thing and it occurred to me that the idea isn't irredeemable and can be properly dealt with. At this point, I don't even believe you can come up with creative superpowers. It's been done to death. Shit, there's a superpowers wikia and some shit made my eyes roll. If that's where they go because everything is so overdone, then it's pretty sad. Or you could of course go the Morrison route and create Ugly Johns, Longnecks, Necklips and all those other imbecilic concepts instead.
Mutants being forced or simply willing to create alliances over their tribal features is as natural as it gets, but the idea everyone will fall in line is of course nuts. And not everyone does so it's all fine to me. I totally agree, it's time to explore mutant classicism. There are Jean Grey and Magnetos, and there are Nightcrawlers and Beasts. In a theoretical flatscan free future, we pretty much understand who are the creme de la creme, and who are the plebeians just by classifications alone. If mutants don't advance themselves ideologically and spiritually, they are bound to repeat the same mistakes sapiens did in forming their imperfect societies. And that's my friend is why I think mutant metaphor is fascinating. It's just I don't see anyone of the current wave of "creators" who aren't devolving that into some woke crap textbook.
Actually, seeing mutants on Krakoa fight over ideological baggage from their homelands could also be pretty cool. Say, Indian and Pakistani, Israeli and Palestinian, I dunno, American and Russian, some would learn to look at the future, others will hold grudges. About white racists, I remember there were dark skinned Purifiers. At least in the 2000s it wasn't as unthinkable.
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