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I'm confused

Watching X-Men: Evolution, 4th season. They're trying to stop Apocalypse, whose agenda is said to be "To turn all humans into mutants."

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I'm confused. Is there something I'm missing? Because unless there's something I'm missing, this doesn't sound evil to me. I mean, if he was going to kill all humans except mutants, I could understand it. But turning everyone into mutants? I'd be like, "bring it on!" and cross my fingers hoping for shape-shifting.

EDIT: The key here is "most." *Most* humans will turn into mutants. "Many will not survive." Okay, in that case I can understand it. But if the technology involved could guarantee 100% of normal humans turn into mutants, then I'd just shrug and say "So what?"

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underlankers
Aug. 15th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Well....I'm not sure Apocalypse would have necessarily given the normal humans metanormal secondary powers as well as the primary powers. If you're say....the Human Torch...with no ability to control your flaming powers and stop them from burning you...yowch.

I mean, I'm a pretty damn powerful telepath in Halial-Statavi-111 and I don't miss it here in Americana-Magnus-131 one damn bit. Reason why? There's no risk of getting sick and that screwing with my controls on that and thus I'm curled up crying and whimpering from a mental jackhammer-push.

To give those powers, which are effectively new senses to people who would end up being billions-strong with no control is at minimum guaranteeing a mind-rape free of charge for the global population. O.o

Mazidren H'vat H'vorxixnon (with a tiny bit of Revcekar).
fayanora
Aug. 15th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Fair point.
underlankers
Aug. 15th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah. When telepathy goes awry in either of my two sisters, it isn't a pretty sight, it only takes a minute or two and they're crying and shaking. It doesn't help that the two are so exorbitantly powerful that the slightest slip of their control hurts them immensely.

Mazidren.
gypsychick23
Aug. 15th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Lolz you crack me up
kengr
Aug. 15th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ok, how about turning all humans black? Or straight (or gay)

It's non-consensual modification of something fairly basic.
janetmiles
Aug. 16th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
That would be my thought as well. Consent is damn near everything, in my worldview.
kalieris
Aug. 16th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
And mostly in Charles Xavier's as well. (Although I do confess Apocalypse was kind of hawt.)
consortofvenus
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Fuck yes he was hot. But I'm sure he'd rip me pretty good.
kalieris
Aug. 17th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Well, yes. I mean, in the long run, dating someone who wants to exterminate you is nothing but a downer. But dude, seriously - short Egyptian loincloth thingy - RAWR!!!


(If it's wrong to lust after psychotic cartoon characters with really nice thighs and shoulders, I don't wanna be right.)
consortofvenus
Aug. 17th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Neither do I, dude. Neither do I.
christinaathena
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Well, even if every human being were turned into a mutant, can you imagine the chaos of having 6.7 billion superpowered beings (or fewer, once people start using their superpowers in anger ...)? Not to mention, some of the mutant powers really suck. Like Rogue's. Sure, some are cool, like flying or shape-shifting.

And also what kengr said.
underlankers
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
I pity the poor fools that would get powers connected to sexuality. Something tells me the porn industry would have a whole new crop of actors and actresses in that scenario....
fayanora
Aug. 16th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Powers connected to sexuality? o_O
underlankers
Aug. 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Nothing says that superpowers are going to be family friendly. You might have people with the wonderful superpower that is....the ability to breed with anything! I mean, that doesn't exist in comics much, but the Comics Code more or less insured it wouldn't for a long, long time.

Anzaea Roes.
fayanora
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
LOL! True, true. I was more trying to figure out what kinds of powers those might be.

Speaking of being able to breed with anything, in one of my fantasy worlds, breeders can get viable hybrids from crossing dragons with anything else they want to. Some are a little harder to get than others, but since dragons come in all shapes and sizes (like dinosaurs on Earth did), one could cross a small dragon with a dog, for example. In fact, one of the humanoid dragon races (the Greks) cross-bred one kind of dragon with horses, to make what are basically reptilian-looking horses with enormous wings, a kind of creature called a Fiijah. Fiijahs are hard to control because of their dragon half, and very few humans have managed to learn how to control them. (What helps the Greks is that Fiijahs prefer draconics like the Greks over mammals, even though they're technically both.) By the way, dragons in that universe are warm-blooded creatures.
consortofvenus
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of the stretchy guy from Fantastic 4. I know he isn't a mutant but of course it could happen naturally. Though it might be even more difficult to sustain an erection. Might be a talent thing.
fayanora
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
LOL! "I don't need a rubber, baby; I AM a rubber."
fayanora
Aug. 17th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
PS
Powers connected to sexuality also reminds me of a character in "Imajica" by Clive Barker, whose species is hermaphroditic; their appearance can change depending on what a person looking at them expects to see, and their genitalia is... a colorful, sparkly, and amorphous blob that can be either male or female depending on the desire of themselves and of their partner.
fayanora
Aug. 16th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
That sounds fascinating. I must've been reading that page for 15 minutes.
kalieris
Aug. 17th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
It's really pretty marvelous, although I couldn't make it all the way through all 3 volumes, because I hate stories about persecution, and it's nonstop persecution of somebody - not always the same folks, but it's there simmering under the surface. Most of the folks who contributed stories are members of the same gaming group, who just happen to be SF writers, lol. It's kind of like fanfiction involving their PCs, but wonderfully written.
fayanora
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
It's kind of like fanfiction involving their PCs, but wonderfully written.

Sort of like the Whateley Academy stories? :-)
consortofvenus
Aug. 17th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
The Xmen tend to push the ideology that it's a crime to change who you are most especially against your will. But most people with powers? That's gonna be bad mojo.
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