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#101 Posted by littleloup (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this was a good idea until someone mentioned that the hypocrisy is what makes the analogy work. The mutants aren't hated for their powers, but because of their genes, and perhaps because humanity is afraid of being genetically ussurped. Real racist actions are often committed in the name of 'protecting race', this is a good parallel. Just think of the way people react to statistics about what races are growing the most in America, there are some truly scary responses. It should be addressed though. Also I think it would be cool if 'mutant allies' were allowed in the X-Men superteam, to show the public how little a difference there really is.

#102 Edited by Vance Astro (91123 posts) - - Show Bio

NO Marvel isn't better off without it.

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#103 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this was a good idea until someone mentioned that the hypocrisy is what makes the analogy work.

" I think that without the hypocrisy of some super-powered people being excepted as heroes while mutants are feared as a whole, the general fear of mutants can somehow be justified because of their powers, thus weakening the analogy."? I think that was me..

The mutants aren't hated for their powers, but because of their genes, and perhaps because humanity is afraid of being genetically ussurped. Real racist actions are often committed in the name of 'protecting race', this is a good parallel. Just think of the way people react to statistics about what races are growing the most in America, there are some truly scary responses. It should be addressed though.

that's a pretty good point, and definitely speaks to the innate hypocrisy of the racism analogy.

Also I think it would be cool if 'mutant allies' were allowed in the X-Men superteam, to show the public how little a difference there really is.

Yeah, I really like that idea. I always like that Ms.Marvel had been an X-man for a little while, but she's really one of the only ones. Mimic and Longshot? there haven't been many, at any rate. Someone like the Falcon who's pretty established as an Avenger might be pretty interesting (although, I think technically he is a mutant, just not a very powerful one by nature). Ooh, or Hercules?