Thanos mutant?

#1 Posted by daak1212 (7901 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos is a mutant Eternal, that I know.  My question is that is he in possesion of an X gene?  Heres my reasoning 
 
Mutants were humans that have the X gene because of Celestial tampering back when life was starting on Earth.  I actually think it was during the early monkey days that Celestials began tampering with them and introduced the X gene as an experiment. 
 
Eternals and Deviants are branches from human evolution.  The Eternals being deemd worthy by the Celestials and the Deviants were deemed unworthy.   
 
Now Thanos is an Eternal with the Deviant gene which gives him the purple skin but he is also called a mutant and seeing how mutants, eternals, and deviants all share the same genetic forefather who are the Celestials.  could he in theory be in possesion of an X gene?
#2 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's possible, but you'd have a hard time making that case with some people.  Plus who's to say if the x-gene isn't naturally occuring.  It could be a naturally occuring gene, that the Celestials unnaturally introduced into us.   Now that you mention this though, it makes me wonder if Namor has one.

#3 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio

The Eternals all have unique powers individually as well. Your theory would mean that all Eternals have the X-Gene as well. I think they only call Thanos a 'mutant' because of his appearance. It's only ever stated that he has the Deviant gene. 

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#4 Posted by oiHooliganismoi (518 posts) - - Show Bio

i never considered thanos a mutant.... he is an alien

#5 Posted by Night Thrasher (3705 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos is a mutant... But seeing as how Eternals, Titans, Deviants, and Humans are basically the same species then I would consider Thanos in possession of the X-Gene.

#6 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2236 posts) - - Show Bio
@Night Thrasher said:
" Thanos is a mutant... But seeing as how Eternals, Titans, Deviants, and Humans are basically the same species then I would consider Thanos in possession of the X-Gene. "
Pretty much this.  Ariel is an alien (and member of the X-Men) and she has an X-Factor gene (or it's equivalent for her species), and I think there were other aliens in Marvel with similar genes as well.
#7 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio
@Night Thrasher said:
" Thanos is a mutant... But seeing as how Eternals, Titans, Deviants, and Humans are basically the same species then I would consider Thanos in possession of the X-Gene. "
This is like saying we are the same species as chimpanzees. I don't think humans and Eternals are basically the same species. That would mean Moloids are the same species too since they are an offshoot from humanity. Same with Inhumans. 
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#8 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio

Come to think of it, aren't humans and mutants considered different species? 

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#9 Posted by Night Thrasher (3705 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @Night Thrasher said:
" Thanos is a mutant... But seeing as how Eternals, Titans, Deviants, and Humans are basically the same species then I would consider Thanos in possession of the X-Gene. "
This is like saying we are the same species as chimpanzees. I don't think humans and Eternals are basically the same species. That would mean Moloids are the same species too since they are an offshoot from humanity. Same with Inhumans.  "
They are, Celestials modified our DNA slightly to make the Eternals and Deviants. The titans are originally Eternals, so therefore Eternals are basically humans. Who knows exactly how much they altered the DNA of humans but essentially they are the same.
#10 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio
@Night Thrasher:  Well, humans and chimpanzees share 98% similar DNA and we are two completely different species. Even the smallest percent of modification doesn't mean that any of the above mentioned species are the same species.  
 
I'm sticking with my guns here. Thanos does not have the X-gene. He is a Titan Eternal with the Deviant gene. We'll just have to agree to disagree, :)
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#11 Posted by Night Thrasher (3705 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: At the point of alteration, humans and chimps had already evolved into two seperate species. I think the differences are probably closer to african elephants and asian elephants. probably 99.9% the same.
#12 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos does not have the X-Gene, he has the Deviant Gene its totally different. The Deviant Gene doesn't give an Eternal extra powers it just changes their physical appearance. The Deviant Gene is why the Deviant species has such differing appearances even from parents to children.

#13 Posted by daak1212 (7901 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @Night Thrasher said:
" Thanos is a mutant... But seeing as how Eternals, Titans, Deviants, and Humans are basically the same species then I would consider Thanos in possession of the X-Gene. "
This is like saying we are the same species as chimpanzees. I don't think humans and Eternals are basically the same species. That would mean Moloids are the same species too since they are an offshoot from humanity. Same with Inhumans.  "

Each one is a branch of os Homo Sapien.  
 
Mutant= Humo Sapien Superior 
Eternal=...Eternal 
Deviant....Deviant??? 
 
Inhumans ture are also a Human offshoot since the Kree tamperd with them
#14 Posted by warlord1234 (1269 posts) - - Show Bio
@oiHooliganismoi said:
"i never considered thanos a mutant.... he is an alien "
 
Technically Thanos is human.
#15 Posted by Fredzillasaurus Rex (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos is a mutant in the sense that he is unlike the other Titanian born Eternals. He has power more similar to the Earthborn Eternals and the appearance of a Deviant.  
 
Also I believe that the off-shoots of humanity as tampered by the Celestials and Kree; Eternals, Deviants and Inhumans don't have X-genes. Their "potential" has already been unlocked you can't unlock anymore. 

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