By jordama 21 Comments
I was just thinking, that a lot of the younger X-Men that are still alive today are "visually distinct". Their skin is a weird color or they have some physical mutation.
But I cannot recall this being addressed for the most part within the comics. we see a lot of characters that go through the drama of wanting a cure to look normal because of all the problems looking weird has caused them (See Beast). This new generation is more physically mutated than any generation before them, but we haven't really seen the characters discuss these mutations at all. No one talks about Indra and Loa's facial marks, Bling! being a walking diamond or even Anole being green and scaley on one side.
I think it is safe to say that these students are not exactly going to be judging each other by their physical appearance, but are we to assume that they are all okay with their physical mutation? Is Rockslide fine with his condition or does he secretly wish that he could be normal like Ben Grimm often does.
This is also affecting the new "Lights," Transonic and Zero both have physical mutations, but for the most part they don't complain and are just okay with what their lives are now. Meanwhile we see a character created just to kill himself because of his physical mutation.
Here is a list of some of the Physically Mutated Youth
- Anole (Green, Funky Right arm)
- Rockslide (rock form)
- Pixie (Wings)
- Elixir (Gold skin) even if he isn't with them right now.
- Mercury (Metallic exterior)
- Loa (Facial markings)
- Blindfold (No eyes)
- Bling! (Diamond skin)
- Gentle (Man made physical alteration)
- Match (On Fire)
- Indra (Physical markings)
- Graymalkin (Gray and ... different)
- Ernst (aged)
- Transonic (Blue exo skin)
- Zero (Unexplainable)
- Glob Herman (glob)
So many of them are physically different but with a few exceptions (Mercury short anthology appearance) it really isn't addressed their opinions on what they look like. How many do you think would want to look normal given the choice?