In biology and genetics, a mutant is considered an organism or a genetic trait resulting from some form of mutation. Mutation usually happens when the DNA of an organism is altered in some way. That is not really always the case though. Mutation can also be a natural occurrence as part of the process of evolution. This is all very jarring and scientific for the average joe in all of us. When you incorporate this concept in something like, we don't know, comics, then you get something that is actually quite cool. Enter Marvel Comic and their own take on mutants. Humans that possess the genetic trait called X-gene have the potential to develop powers. These superhuman powers manifest themselves during their youth, as early as puberty. Mutants are sometimes referred to as Homo sapiens superior or simply Homo superior. While the validity and accuracy of this are much debated, there's no denying it's all pretty freaking cool.
Namor the Sub-Mariner is considered to be the first mutant superhero that Marvel Comics ever published back in 1939. He was never called a mutant until decades later after his debut. We probably best know mutants in their modern concept from the classic TV series X-Men that debuted back in the 1960s. Since then, it has spawned a huge media franchise ranging from other TV shows, toys, and of course, various films. There are so many mutants that it's really hard to keep track of them all. There have been notable ones that prove to a cut above the rest though. That is why we have made a list of who we think are some of the most powerful mutants ever. Check it out below and tell us what you thought in the comments section.
Franklin Richards is the son of Reed and Sue Richards, better known as Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman. Franklin is a powerful mutant with the ability to essentially turn any thought or desire into reality. He even has the ability to create his own pocket universe. The most amazing part of it all is that he can already do it at such a young age. So you can imagine how powerful he could be when he gets accustomed to all of these powers.
David Haller, better known from his mutant codename, Legion, is the son of Professor X. Legion's abilities manifest themselves as a dissociative identity disorder, with each one persona possess one of his many powers. He can manipulate minds, control matter, and travel through time. He can even shape-shift, phase through objects, and generate. The frightening part is that he continues to develop more personalities and by effect, new powers.
When you're a mutant that can rearrange matter at a subatomic level as well as manipulate cosmic energies, then you must be a strong one. Jean Grey has those abilities plus one more - her special telepathic ability that she had since she was a child. As Professor X's first student, she had to be restrained due to the strength of her telepathic powers. Add this to the fact that she can become Phoenix makes her one of the most powerful X-Men ever.
One of the strongest villains to ever exist in the Marvel Universe, Apocalypse's array of powers is something that only a few can dare rival. His telepathic and telekinetic abilities have been on full display at various points within the X-Men timeline and though there are limits to his strength, it has proved to cause serious damage. If a mutant that can move and manipulate large objects and other living beings is your thing, then Apocalypse is the perfect fit for you.
Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake is a mutant born with supernatural abilities to manipulate ice and cold by freezing water vapors around him. This allows him to be freeze objects and even turn his body into ice. He is one of the founding members of the X-Men and was always seen as just the kid on the team. Who would have thought that he is actually an Omega-level mutant. He can create ice out of his own matter, create huge ice structures and even create sentient ice creatures.
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