View Poll Results: Should we get a explanation on how the x gene works ?

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    Default Should we get a in depth explanation on how the x gene works ?

    Should we get a issue were we get a in depth look in to how the x gene really works or keep it as a hand wave. Personally I'd love if they established what makes a omega different from a normal or what determines what powers will be developed.

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    You have a mutant gene. You get a random mutant power. Maybe multiple powers. Maybe no power at all and you just look funny.

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    Any explanation is going to be a lot of genetic bullshit.

    I think the closest to an explanation was in Galacta when they said that all mutants are unconscious reality warpers. And that's like saying nothing.

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    The problem with really specific explanations like "how the x-gene works" is that it can potentially limit options for writers down the road. And as much as people like to devour detailed information about things like that, for the writers it can be very burdensome. They already have to remember a lot as it is.

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    No, boring. I think we've already had decades worth of material to explain it away. It doesnt need to get any deeper than it already is. That would open the door to more contradictions and limitations. Its a random mutation among humans and in the case of mutants, less so when they reproduce

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    Absolutely, unequivocally and vehemently...No.
    We are MUTANT...One people. One tribe. One family...Planet Arakko, FOREVER!!!

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    Nah. Doesn't add anything; just boxes creators in.

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    The answer is a resounding NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standish View Post
    The problem with really specific explanations like "how the x-gene works" is that it can potentially limit options for writers down the road. And as much as people like to devour detailed information about things like that, for the writers it can be very burdensome. They already have to remember a lot as it is.
    Writers ignore what they want and add what they're allowed to. I don't think this would change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dthirds3 View Post
    Should we get a issue were we get a in depth look in to how the x gene really works or keep it as a hand wave. Personally I'd love if they established what makes a omega different from a normal or what determines what powers will be developed.
    It would be cool to understand the genetics of mutants. They already started in Powers of X with the chimeras. They could go further, especially since they distinguish omegas, etc.

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    Since this is my wheelhouse I absolutely want it.

    But then I realize writers will never be able to keep it consistent or accurate going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glio View Post
    Any explanation is going to be a lot of genetic bullshit.

    I think the closest to an explanation was in Galacta when they said that all mutants are unconscious reality warpers. And that's like saying nothing.
    That's stupid

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    Whatever the fictional science is, the only certainty is that writers will either break the rules, or engage in artful circumvention of them.

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    I never liked the name "X-Gene".

    By the way, this is how the 1996's Generation X TV movie introduced the mutants:

    Mutation: n. 1. The act of being altered or changed. 2. The illegal genetic condition [US Statute 5504178], first apparent in puberty, caused by the X factor located in the pineal gland of the brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BatKeaton View Post
    I never liked the name "X-Gene".

    By the way, this is how the 1996's Generation X TV movie introduced the mutants:
    I liked the older comics calling it an "X-factor" rather than an "X-gene" myself. Instead of being one random gene in mutants' DNA, it was more of a unique sequence or sequences in mutant DNA compared to "baseline" human DNA that gave them their powers. Made more sense to me.
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