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#1 Posted by magnuskhan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Ahura is the son of Black Bolt and Medusa. His parents are cousins (no, i'm not making this up at all). Instead of having some weird side affect of his parents being related. nothing at all is wrong with him. He doesn't have any deformations or hadicapps. Will someone please come up with a plausible explanation for this.

#2 Posted by Cap10nate (2198 posts) - - Show Bio

Deformations from inbreeding occur over generations of a deteriorating gene pool from the same family. Since it is first generation, then even though they share a common relative, there is still a lot of diversity in their genes which would lead the child to most likely be unaffected. If it continues for generations then some of the recessive traits may become more prevalent which could cause deformity or mental retardation.

#3 Posted by magnuskhan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate: thank you.

#4 Posted by Fabled_Phoneix_Rising (6 posts) - - Show Bio

@magnuskhan said:

Ahura is the son of Black Bolt and Medusa. His parents are cousins (no, i'm not making this up at all). Instead of having some weird side affect of his parents being related. nothing at all is wrong with him. He doesn't have any deformations or hadicapps. Will someone please come up with a plausible explanation for this.

Just that he can look at people and kill them. Nothing what-so-ever

#5 Posted by Hamz (342 posts) - - Show Bio

@magnuskhan said:

Ahura is the son of Black Bolt and Medusa. His parents are cousins (no, i'm not making this up at all). Instead of having some weird side affect of his parents being related. nothing at all is wrong with him. He doesn't have any deformations or hadicapps. Will someone please come up with a plausible explanation for this.

Incest is widely frowned upon because of the genetic deterioration that occurs over each generation that is inbred. However the Inhumans themselves go through Terrigenesis which alter's the individuals genetics (hence why each Inhuman is unique and different) so arguably while two individuals may be related they could be entirely different from a genetic point of view after Terrigenesis occurs. Which may debunk the genetic deterioration that is common with long term inbreeding over many generations.

#6 Posted by Crazy_Wilhelm (64 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't there typically need to be genetic disorders present in the first place before somebody can, ya know, inherit them?

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