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***I kind of like the idea of a team of X-Men that do not have an X-Mansion. A team that lives in the Bronx to help the every day mutant. I like the idea of a more humble headquarters that could just be an apartment building(Sure a bit more advanced but something not far from the people.) Funded by...Warren Worthington

I think a "Street Team would consist of:

Bishop - The guy used to be a cop...maybe being a bridge between local law enforcement and neighborhood mutants would not be the worst thing ever.

Catiana - NYX girl. She knows the neighborhood, she wants to help people and she like the idea of living in the headquarters rent free.

Ricochet - Wants to help people but isn't trying to go to space or on massive huge adventures like the other X-Teams...he wants to keep things local.

Doctor Celia Reyes - Every team needs a medic.

Gargil - Every team needs muscle.

Prodigy - The Man in the van, tech guy.

Cloak and Dagger -






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Philmer21


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They kinda did this with Bishop back when they did “District X” which was more of a mutant ghetto but it was a street level detective type book.

I would be all for a street team, one that it kinda a team and kinda solo people trying to find their own way to help in the world. Claremont did some great stories in the Uncanny mid 200’s where the team disbanded and lost their memory and did pretty much exactly that..... tried to find their place in helping the world on a street level.

I would likely put in better known/associated X-characters though. I think 2-3 main characters and 5-6 people rotating in and out mostly connected just by their past working together or thrown together as the story dictates.

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It all comes down to how common you want to make mutants because generally, I don't really think there should be that many mutants in the Bronx. The X-Men's mission isn't a local one. It's global and spread far and wide. Even something like the Morlocks is very problematic.

But if we were using Morrison's model, a place like the Bronx would have about 6700 mutants in it (mutant population was approximately 1:250). I might enjoy that as a satellite team... preferably, them not being called X-Men.




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    ***I kind of like the idea of a team of X-Men that do not have an X-Mansion. A team that lives in the Bronx to help the every day mutant. I like the idea of a more humble headquarters that could just be an apartment building(Sure a bit more advanced but something not far from the people.) Funded by...Warren Worthington


This made me think of Peter David's X-Factor.

I'd like a private detective agency where all the detectives are mutants with information powers like super senses, computer brains, very limited precognition such as knowing what will happen in the next five seconds or very limited telepathy such as knowing what people who are less than eight feet away are thinking. The cases wouldn't always have to do with mutants. The agency would be looking for a paycheck while also being motivated by the desire to get at the truth.






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    It all comes down to how common you want to make mutants because generally, I don't really think there should be that many mutants in the Bronx. The X-Men's mission isn't a local one. It's global and spread far and wide. Even something like the Morlocks is very problematic.



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    But if we were using Morrison's model, a place like the Bronx would have about 6700 mutants in it (mutant population was approximately 1:250). I might enjoy that as a satellite team... preferably, them not being called X-Men.


Morrison's model is something I don't think we want to return to - even GM never did anything worthwhile with the inflated number of mutants, basically using them for nothing but grave-stuffers and "wallpaper". Returning to that kind of mess would only make another Decimation unavoidable.

And if you're going to do a more "street-level" X-offshoot I think you should be doing it in a place that isn't within easy commuting distance of the X-Mansion (the Bronx is situated smack in the middle between its original location in Westchester and the new one in Central Park), because otherwise you'd create the unfortunate implication that the X-Men want to establish a class system of mutants based on wealth and the lack of it.

Also: I haven't been keeping track, but are Cloak and Dagger considered mutants these days?





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    Also: I haven't been keeping track, but are Cloak and Dagger considered mutants these days?

They were tested by the X-Club during their stay on Utopia and, no, they're not mutants. But I do like non-mutants being members.




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Here's a few additions that might be helpful for your street team:

Vange Whedon: Lawyer for Mutant Rights activism

Skids - someone who was once a Morlock and a New Mutant and a SHIELD agent and would make a great investigator for your group.

Wiz Kid - as part of his powers, he can see flaws in structures. He'd make a great intern that can fix things using materials around him to make places better.





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I'm so glad they didn't kill Skids in that recent Black Widow/TOS story.




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