Quote:Heh, it will not be surprising if Namor returns to the classification/rank of HYBRID instead of an "x-Factor" mutant - as he should have been all along. How many of all those fans that inevitably won that debate, making him a true X-men down to his DNA, might be surprised if that were to happen?
Almost makes sense, but which side has the ankle wing gene. Purebreds of neither seem to have it from what I seen.
Hybrid traits don't necessarily have to come from either side (heterotic traits). For instance, ligers are much larger than either parent. And there's not really a significant difference between baseline and x-factor humans.
But, there is still a gene in there, probably one that is recessive in both respective families. A child of two brunette parents with brown eyes might yield a red-head, blue-eyed boy. He is still a mingling of their genetic pool. On the other hand, a mutant is where the gene is not there at all in either parent, that somehow the gene became warped (which is why a child of a mutant who possesses the same powers as one or both of parents is not really a mutant themselves, they are the natural genetic offspring of a new branch of the human tree... most children of mutants should be hybrids and no more likely to be mutants than other children). Namor's great strength and functional ankle wings are not a mutation if they are common traits of other hybrids. That would suggest that somewhere in the Atlantean gene pool is this gene that is only activated or not cancelled out when both parents are not Atlantean.