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    Most Interesting Mutant In Your Opinion

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    #1  Edited By ultimatekey

    As the title says, who is the most interesting mutant in your opinion and why? I am stuck between Psylocke, Moonstar, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Magik.

    Moonstar: A Cheynne Native American Death Maiden(Valkyrie) who can create 3D realistic illusions of your greatest fear or desires and sense when Death is coming and has the ability to fight Death. She was an interesting character to me when I was reading New Mutants.

    Magik: Russian Demonic sorceress teleporter who spent half of her life in a timeless demonic dimension where she was raised to be a wielder of Black Magic just to aid a demonic ruler and bring forth the Elder Gods to Earth to cause Death and Destruction.She struggled with her own darkness and the darkness influences her to act evil or have negative thoughts in her actions, decisions, and interactions with others.

    Psylocke: An Asian with a British accent. She was originally British but switch bodies (had her body modified) and gain new powers and pretty much became a telepathic, empathic, psionic-wielding, telekinetic ninja. In Uncanny X-Force, she struggled internally because she was addicted to killing and did not know how to calm that addiction. I also loved her psychic butterfly that appeared when she used her telepathy. She could also teleport through shadows for a limited time. And she became an omega-level mutant!

    Storm: Nuff Said!

    Nightcrawler: I mean his father claims to be Satan or devil incarnate. He also became a Catholic priest at some point and he is very religious and close to God. He even ended up in Heaven for goodness sake. And he sacrificed his soul to come back to life in Amazing X-Men by using his little bamfs to create a body for him. If he dies again, all of the Nightcrawler's across the Multiverse will cease to exist and die as well. To me, his character is very interesting. But I just found out that not a lot of people liked the fact that his dead is a demon mutant who claims to be the devil. I thought it was surprising since the people I talk to thought it was interesting.

    So are there any mutants you think are the most interesting and why?

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    @ultimatekey: jean grey is found to be interesting again even though alot of ppl say shes boring they probably just dont like her

    gambit i want to know more between bella donna and gambit

    jubilee got interesting again when she adopted a son

    emma-need to know more about her family even if they are crazy

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    Honestly I think that "nuff said" is the facts of how I would describe Storm.

    Storm is so well developed and explored that there isn't much else to say about her past a certain point since you can know how she'll react to most situations....in my opinion that doesn't make her interesting, it makes her complete.

    interesting to me is someone who I want to know more about.

    Pixie, the Stepford Cuckoo's and Apocalypse come to mind. Because they hit varying ranges of amount of comics they're featured in without us really having to much solid detail on who they are and what led them up to their first encounters.

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    Ororo Munroe aka Storm. From her father and mother who was a princess who eloped, bore a child with white hair, connected to magic and gods and goddesses, from experiencing a tragic accident that killed her parents, becoming an orphan in a foreign country (Egypt), becoming a skilled thief, worshipped as a goddess, becoming an X-man and a leader. Storm has also represented the minority as well as female leadership.

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    Legion

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    Storm - She has rich and complex history that is not yet fully explored (especially her own family on the maternal side, which is both royal and has a magical history; and was technically not the first Wind Rider). I'm excited to see where Extraordinary X-Men takes us with Storm.

    Psylocke - She's also has a complex history and personality. She's a powerful hero with a strong bloodlust that she has to keep in check, and the skills of a ninja master. Betsy's always been a fave and an interesting character to me.

    Dani Moonstar- I'd love to see her come back and pushed in a big way; She has potential to be a great leader for mutants and I like that she has an ongoing connection to Asgard (well maybe not at the moment).

    Dazzler - Her working for SHIELD is a unique and interesting role considering where mutants were prior to SW. I'd like to see that explored for her. Plus I think she has one of the most interesting and underrated power sets.

    Bishop - He has a lot to atone for, has a interesting position with some holy order that killed revenants, and I think he could use some redemption.

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    Franklin Richards.

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    #8  Edited By Cream_God

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    Wolverine nuff said

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    Storm, Magneto, and Emma Frost are probably the most complex, well developed mutants.

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    Hard to care about X-Men these days.

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    Logan had the mysterious origin, but once it was revealed it started to fade. Gambits personality and history as traitor, thief, and murderer give his character different levels. Storm is a personal favorite. She brings strong leadership, loyalty, and an amazing powerset to the table. Magneto is the man.

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    #13  Edited By adamTRMM

    Personality wise? Or those defined by their power set?

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    Magik (Illyana Rasputin)

    I love her personality and how she works with X-Men in her own way.

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    Emma Frost. I love her as an X-Men teacher. She really knows her stuff and she deserves a spot on the X-Men.

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    Got to be Magneto for me, He is a very complicated character who's past constantly Influences his his present and future, Nothing is hardly ever black and white with him, And even when committing horrible act's, His motives are always understandable (to a point) even when his actions are Indefensible.

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    Hard to care about X-Men these days.

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    Apocalypse

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    psylocke, jean and x-man

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    Legion was probably the most interesting mutant.

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    #23  Edited By ultimatekey

    @adamtrmm said:

    Personality wise? Or those defined by their power set?

    Anything! Personality, background, powers, way of thinking, experience, etc. Anything that is part of their character.

    Kiden Nixon is an interesting character. One word defines her: street-smart. I thought it was interesting in NYX: No Way Home that in EVERY OTHER reality/universe, she died except the mainstream universe, Earth-616. Her deceased father, Nick was trying to prevent that from happening. (Y'Know, they really should have continued this book. It was interesting seeing a realistic perspective of a bunch of mutants who have no one else to turn to other than themselves.)

    Iceman is interesting. I mean come on! He is an omega-level mutant and he has vast potential noticed by Thor, Emma Frost, Warbird, Wolverine, etc. Even though he was under the influence of the Apocalypse seed and therefore not in his right mind, It was pretty darn spectacular that he caused another ICE AGE and brought hell on Earth by freezing hell over (my lame attempt at a joke).

    Lil Bro from NYX. And the St. Croix twins. (Is it me or is the autistic characters the ones that have the most mystery around them and the most powerful potential surrounding them! Legion counts too since in his first appearances, he was autistic, schizophrenic, and had heterochromia.) Lil Bro can use telepathy and talk to the dead and summon their presence I think. Also, in Now Way Home, he either made his telepathic projections real or made the evil villain think they are real and used that to kill her.

    Gaia from Generation X was interesting. Too bad we never explore more about her.

    Monet St. Croix: Nuff Said. LOL. She is so badass! Amora the Enchantress referred to her as a Goddess among others!

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    Emma Frost. She's one of my favorites.

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    #25  Edited By adamTRMM

    The most interesting mutant image is definitely Legion. He embodies every single artistic trait, he's a satirewriter can apply on a societal fractured face reflectively, an ultimate plot device that breaks the forth wall simultaneously.

    With this character in the right hands, something marvelous can happen.

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    @adamtrmm said:

    The most interesting mutant image is definitely Legion. He embodies every single artistic trait, he's a satirewriter can apply on a societal fractured face reflectively, an ultimate plot device that breaks the forth wall simultaneously.

    With this character in the right hands, something marvelous can happen.

    Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy) anyone?

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    @adamtrmm said:

    The most interesting mutant image is definitely Legion. He embodies every single artistic trait, he's a satirewriter can apply on a societal fractured face reflectively, an ultimate plot device that breaks the forth wall simultaneously.

    With this character in the right hands, something marvelous can happen.

    Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy) anyone?

    Some moments were gold, some weren't. The voice Spurrier gave Legion was absolutely off, the story had some strong moments and the fact that Legion's worst enemy was himself IS his ultimate story, but I can't say I felt completely satisfied. So much more can be done and said with the character, but hey it was a definitely better course than say Legion Quest for the character.

    Like I said, to me, he's an allegory to anyone and everybody, dreams and nightmares, power quest and inferiority complex, untapped potential and criminal exploitation, feeble personality and indomitable will, eventually, no one and nobody. There's a no limit creativity potential in this character, and id there's another attempt to try and make something with him which isn't a DEM, I'm all for it.

    But, I doubt it'll ever happen.

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    Storm,Magneto, and i feel like we still have alot to learn about Gambit.

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    Psylocke

    Monet

    Gambit

    Bishop

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    Magik - Tragic background, and a generally more aggressive and ruthless approach to problems than any other X-Man. She's always interesting, even though I think the magical sides of her character can be hit or miss. Maybe that's why they got rid of Limbo. She's also extremely capable, the most powerful X-Men

    Karma - She has a lot of potential. While her background rooted in the Vietnam War dates her character, this can always be updated to any Asian country going through upheaval. And she was always the most responsible of all the New Mutants and X-Men, who tended to put adventuring first and acting as custodians second. She was the first example of a character in the X-fold that cared more about people than about the fancy uniform or posing.

    Dazzler - She's an artist in a group of warriors. She takes one thing, sound, and makes it into another, light. She's more interesting because she's a creator on a team that despises creators - the X-Men are about achieving another man's dream, and to a large extent, anything detracting from this is viewed as a negative character trait. Alison wants to create her own, very personal dream. This makes her relatable in a way Scott, Ororo, Rogue, Logan, and even Jean Grey never will be.

    Emma Frost - She is a pragmatic realist among a group of jaded idealist. One of the most likely X-Men to ever achieve anything on her own without being damaged as a result of the attempt. She's tough, and able to get the job done without fancy speeches. You could base an entire series on this character and make it hardboiled like "Daredevil", "Hawkeye", or another character-focused series, and have tons of gritty stories to tell about corporate corruption, greed, and the accumulation of power.

    Magneto - The original man with an alternate dream. His history with the team gives him added gravitas, and the fact that he has single-handedly defeated entire squads of the X-Men's most powerful members consistently makes him someone the team needs to pay attention to. His background and first-hand experience with genocide and racism makes him the best mutant character to comment on racial issues in the books.

    Monet - I've said it before, I'll say it again. She's one of the most refreshing characters in the X-Men universe. She spends less time angsting, and more time actually doing things. Including shopping. For which she is immensely more interesting than some of the older characters who have so much baggage that they can barely get through the door.

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    Scott Summers and Magneto are the most interesting by far since their past makes their interactions with the rest of the marvel universe really compelling.

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    I find the interactions of the wallpaper characters very interesting especially when "reading" Wolverine and the X-Men (I just skim through the pages most of the time, that book should've never existed).

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    Used to be Nightcrawler, Magneto and Bishop back in the day for me. Each one of them have their own unique intrigue, the whole time traveling cop thing for bishop was interesting i loved his character and attitude the mystery behind him. Nightcrawler so religious yet he looks like a demon how can he justify that? And the Nazi background, evil take on human mutant relations that Magneto brought. ON top of all that they each had very cool powers in my opinion. Sadly now only Magneto seems to continue to stay among the most interesting characters in the X men

    Then there was my Gen X stint, i loved Gen X and i really think even to this day that Chamber COULD make a very interesting character and i really want him too his power is great, he has strong ties to Apoc that could be explored and just the whole backlash of his power why be good. Also Cannonball is another character who personally i thought was interesting and would loved to got more into. Sadly as much as i wanted them too be, neither character got deep enough to make the most interesting list.

    Finally there were characters who started stale but grew more interesting as conflict was added and struggles were had. The top one of those in my opinion was Cyclops, the more we delve into his character the more intersting, Angel was another, his time as Archangel made him alot more intersting, then all the rest that has happened to him. Also Emma Frost is another character I thought was just Cliche until she got more spotlight and was made more human.

    So yea thats my list im sure i left out alot but :D

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    Magneto is definitely the most interesting if you ask.

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    Magik - Tragic background, and a generally more aggressive and ruthless approach to problems than any other X-Man. She's always interesting, even though I think the magical sides of her character can be hit or miss. Maybe that's why they got rid of Limbo. She's also extremely capable, the most powerful X-Men

    Karma - She has a lot of potential. While her background rooted in the Vietnam War dates her character, this can always be updated to any Asian country going through upheaval. And she was always the most responsible of all the New Mutants and X-Men, who tended to put adventuring first and acting as custodians second. She was the first example of a character in the X-fold that cared more about people than about the fancy uniform or posing.

    Dazzler - She's an artist in a group of warriors. She takes one thing, sound, and makes it into another, light. She's more interesting because she's a creator on a team that despises creators - the X-Men are about achieving another man's dream, and to a large extent, anything detracting from this is viewed as a negative character trait. Alison wants to create her own, very personal dream. This makes her relatable in a way Scott, Ororo, Rogue, Logan, and even Jean Grey never will be.

    Emma Frost - She is a pragmatic realist among a group of jaded idealist. One of the most likely X-Men to ever achieve anything on her own without being damaged as a result of the attempt. She's tough, and able to get the job done without fancy speeches. You could base an entire series on this character and make it hardboiled like "Daredevil", "Hawkeye", or another character-focused series, and have tons of gritty stories to tell about corporate corruption, greed, and the accumulation of power.

    Magneto - The original man with an alternate dream. His history with the team gives him added gravitas, and the fact that he has single-handedly defeated entire squads of the X-Men's most powerful members consistently makes him someone the team needs to pay attention to. His background and first-hand experience with genocide and racism makes him the best mutant character to comment on racial issues in the books.

    Monet - I've said it before, I'll say it again. She's one of the most refreshing characters in the X-Men universe. She spends less time angsting, and more time actually doing things. Including shopping. For which she is immensely more interesting than some of the older characters who have so much baggage that they can barely get through the door.

    I totally agree with each of these synopses, good appreciation of the characters for sure.

    Although, I do think it's worth pointing out that most of what you say about Dazzler (the only character you listed that I don't also consider a favorite), really could apply to Colossus as well, and at different points in his story has been pretty central to his character development.

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    Hard to care about X-Men these days.

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    @koays said:

    Honestly I think that "nuff said" is the facts of how I would describe Storm.

    Storm is so well developed and explored that there isn't much else to say about her past a certain point since you can know how she'll react to most situations....in my opinion that doesn't make her interesting, it makes her complete.

    interesting to me is someone who I want to know more about.

    Pixie, the Stepford Cuckoo's and Apocalypse come to mind. Because they hit varying ranges of amount of comics they're featured in without us really having to much solid detail on who they are and what led them up to their first encounters.

    Needs more exploration.

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    MAGIK,PIXIE,STEPFORD CUCKOSS.

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    Forgot eyeboy.

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    I'd say Penance too.

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    Gotta go with Legion.

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    Chamber.

    So very much we don't know about the character.

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    @mrnihal said:

    What's her power?

    @jhazzroucher said:

    I'd say Penance too.

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    Too lazy to type. just check her profile on this site. :)

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    I know they're pretty mainstream, but mine will always be Jean Grey and Emma Frost.

    For Jean, I've always been fascinated by her struggle. How she was already born different from humanity, only to be further differentiated from even the freaks of the world by her connection to The Phoenix. Her perpetual temptation to give in to that power, and her destiny as its (supposedly) perfect host. She was the first female superhero I ever saw (X-Men: Evolution) and I loved that she was also the most powerful member of the group. For me she's always been the embodiment of not just the X-Men, but the mutant race as a whole. Fire and Life. Evolution incarnate.

    With Emma, it's more about what she isn't. She isn't a hero. She isn't a perfect moral statue like a lot of the other X-Men claimed to be. She was a villain, not because of youthful misdirection, like Rogue, but because of who she is as a person. She is the White Queen, but her past is stained unlike any of the others'. She is a dichotomy; a loving caregiver with a heart of ice. She is a diamond on the surface, but within she is weak and vulnerable, desperate only to save those she loves.

    Honorary Mentions: Storm (a powerful, royal, unstoppable woman of many minorities), Cyclops (calculated and cold like Emma but only because it's the only way he can make the hard choices), and Polaris

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