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    What do people think about them? Honest question; sorry if this has been asked before.

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    Buncha jumped up flatscans. They make me sick.

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    I think it's a good way to try to "spice some life" into the whole "anti mutant humans and their robot allies" framework.

    Orchis already is a lot more bold of an organization than the typical anti mutant ones, Karima the Omega Sentinel working with them makes it interesting. We got some characterization with that female scientist mourning her dead husband and becoming even more devoted to crushing mutants now, the visor wearing dude.

    And so the "posthumans" are kind of "bizarro world mutants" or something, it's an intriguing idea to me. We'll see what happens more with Serafina.
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    I think they lost the moment this happened.


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    Flatscans aping their betters.

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    A weird hangup Hickman has left over from his book writing days, and it's kinda wedged into these stories as the price of getting the better stuff.

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    Why golly gee... I think they're absolutely swell! Pretty spooky final bosses to me!
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    They're a joke

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    Totally underdevolped and underutilized. Just another 'humans are terrible' example. People becoming robots and machine people is a common bad guy trope even in the Marvel comics universe, and framing them as some kind of 'wrong' form of evolution compared to the 'right' kind from mutants felt like two villains from two different B movies whining at each other.

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    They look like bald Atlanteans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkingdom View Post
    Totally underdevolped and underutilized. Just another 'humans are terrible' example. People becoming robots and machine people is a common bad guy trope even in the Marvel comics universe, and framing them as some kind of 'wrong' form of evolution compared to the 'right' kind from mutants felt like two villains from two different B movies whining at each other.
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    Self-preservation that went wrong for poor humans.

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    I don't know enough about them to form an honest opinion but i do like that ultimately humans and mutants have the same ultimate enemy.
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    I think it’s a great way to reframe non-mutant superhumans within the context of the X-Men. Captain America and Iron Man are suddenly part of an evolutionary conflict in which they’ve historically had little to no part.

    It’s also a great way to elevate X-characters like Omega Sentinel and the Children of the Vault and give them inherent narrative and thematic importance they didn’t have before.

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