no one who has there powers naturally (looking at you metahumans and mutants) but humans who were severely mutated are aalowed, sure
I'm going with
who else is there?
@joygirl: hey, henry McCoys a Mutant!
I made it clear I didn't want any of those muties on my thread!!!
but humans who were severely mutated are allowed, sure
Check... aaaaaaand mate.
@joygirl: first sentence on my first post
@joygirl: they had something in life 9radiation spill, cosmic rays, whatever) that made them different enough from humans to be considered though by most peoples
I would say The Leader conuts(becasue he wasn't born with his powers) Abomination, Ultra-Humanite sure, Micahel Korvac(sometimes)
anyways, would you consider Hank McCoy a human?
@betatesthighlander1: Ultra-Humanite was born human. He implanted his brain into a white ape.
By "cosmic rays", that means Reed Richards would count, who is about as human as it gets aside from being stretchy.
The Leader merely got juiced with radiation. By those specs, Spider-Man counts as "severely mutated". Same with Blonsky.
Hank McCoy is a mutant. He can't walk down a street without someone running in terror from him. He has claws and fangs and is covered in blue fur. He's much more monstrous and inhuman than most of the people you stated, despite his gentle heart. Like everyone else he was also born human, merely with a latent gene that manifested later in his life.
@joygirl: homo superior and Homo sapiens have been shown to preduce fertile offspring (like Professor X's son, Legion) so they'd be the same species (they also evolved on the sam eplanet as humans, and randomly are born by humans) anyways, being able to walk down the street without ignorant people freaking out is hardly a measure ofhumanity
and i'd consider Reed Richards a human, Spider-Man to(because both of them are still human in appearance and behavior)
Blonsky on the other hand became a huge abomination who often acts monstrous and is covered in sclaes, we're not sure oif he can still reproduce (we don't even know if he has genitals in his monstrous form) so he's been mutated to something other than human, by my book
and produce fertile offspring?
okay then. lets try to get down a definition in taht case
* either the child of two humans pr produced from human genetic material
* able to produce fertile offspring with humans
how's that for a definition?
@betatesthighlander1: What proof do you have that The Leader cannot produce viable offspring?
Hulk fathered Skaar with an alien, for cryin' out loud, so clearly gamma radiation doesn't cause one to be infertile. If Leader were fully capable of fathering fertile offspring with a human, would that remove him from the list of viable candidates for "greatest non-human scientist"?
Also, what about that story where Peter Parker tries to have a child with MJ and his radioactive spunk kills her? That would slap him back on the list.
@joygirl: oh god, I'm sorrry, I forgot about the Comicbook tendency to have reproductive laws as whatever the writers want wheneevr they want
so maybe Leader should count as still being human in that case, and I wasn't sure if the whole miscarriage arcwas still cannon
@betatesthighlander1: Not sure if it still is either. But I think it makes my point.
My point being, in comics, deciding what is "human" and what isn't borders on impossibility. Hence, I chose characters who were quite clearly inhuman merely by a cursory glance at them.
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