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Subj: Re: I kind of like...
Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 at 04:02:43 am EDT (Viewed 76 times)
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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 08:29:47 am EDT (Viewed 103 times)

    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.

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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