View Poll Results: What was the mutants' darkest moment?

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  • Morlock Massacre

    0 0%
  • Legacy Virus Outbreak

    2 5.26%
  • Zero Tolerance/Neverland

    1 2.63%
  • Genosha Genocide

    11 28.95%
  • Decimation

    21 55.26%
  • Messiah Saga

    1 2.63%
  • Disassembled/Age of X-Man

    2 5.26%
  • Other

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master of Sound View Post
    Most mutants death was during the attack on Genosha (16 million I believe) do that was the darkest hour.

    Decimation is second.
    My vote here as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xhx23x View Post
    That one time Laura defended the rights of a Sentinel.
    They were really pushing the whole "P5 is evil, trust us!" thing weren't they?
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    Decimation was a blessing for the franchise. It gave them a ton of stories even if a lot of them didn't get done right. It was dark indeed and lingered forever.

    P.S. the bus explosion gave hope to the future. Fewer losers for the X-Men to have to babysit.

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    Decimation! It almost destroyed the entire mutant population, and kicked off a decade+ of extinction agendas.
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    Age of X-Man, despite how tryhard Rosenberg was at making it grimdark, was actually a pretty dark period thinking in-universe. With most of the mutant heroes dead, a mandatory mutant vaccine, a country demanding the immediate death of any and all mutants (Transis), and any stragglers in the US could be shot down or captured and tortured by O.N.E. with literally no legal repercussions

    Quote Originally Posted by xhx23x View Post
    That one time Laura defended the rights of a Sentinel.
    That was tragically tonedeaf. Especially for an issue that called it out several times, I guess a sob story beats nightmarish discrimination bots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tycon View Post
    Age of X-Man, despite how tryhard Rosenberg was at making it grimdark, was actually a pretty dark period thinking in-universe. With most of the mutant heroes dead, a mandatory mutant vaccine, a country demanding the immediate death of any and all mutants (Transis), and any stragglers in the US could be shot down or captured and tortured by O.N.E. with literally no legal repercussions



    That was tragically tonedeaf. Especially for an issue that called it out several times, I guess a sob story beats nightmarish discrimination bots.
    Eh, Rosenberg dragged it too far into Warhammer 40K levels of grim dark that it becomes impossible to take seriously. If all the humans are waiting for is for the X-Men to vanish for a time to go full on genocide mode, there is no reason the X-Men shouldn't be using lethal force at all times.
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    Objectively, Decimation. Subjectively, Genosha genocide.

    Decimation as an instant culling of the mutant population essentially took mutants from rising toward the majority to permanent slim minority. They had entire industries that collapsed immediately, in turn radically changing society and culture.

    Genosha, on the other hand, was a combination of two matters. The first, a blow to the idea of mutants being able to carve a place out for themselves dedicated to their interests, in turn becoming a meaningful political/world power. The second, a blow to the idea that a concentration of mutants in one location could protect themselves better as opposed to getting picked off easily while divided.

    That Marvel's repeated both storylines incessantly for the past two decades speaks to how impactful they were as dark moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoEFrost View Post
    Eh, Rosenberg dragged it too far into Warhammer 40K levels of grim dark that it becomes impossible to take seriously. If all the humans are waiting for is for the X-Men to vanish for a time to go full on genocide mode, there is no reason the X-Men shouldn't be using lethal force at all times.
    Hurt even more that this came after Gold/Blue/Red that we’re moving away from this sort of thing. It does make the shift to House of X much more digestible if you weren’t already on board with the mutants going in a more radical path. I do like that the X-Men in Nate Grey’s world kind of had that same journey but it was to bring the characters to that point since the X-Men in Rosencanny learned nothing and gained nothing.

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    Leave purple Brittany alone!
    Our main character, a socially awkward outcast, gains newfound confidence and arrogance before committing a string of horrid acts. He then wears a fancy suit and proceeds to dance like a maniac to music that isn't actually there playing around him.

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    Mutants: Genocide.
    X-men: Decimation.
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