Though Marvel Comics didn’t invent the concept or even the word “mutant,” they’ve spent the years since 1963 filling their stories with genetic anomalies ranging from the sublime to the absurd.  For every Magneto, there are half a dozen Forearms, but certain characters hit a sweet spot of “cool powers” and “not horribly mutated.”  As much as I’d like the super-senses of The Orphan, the inability to touch anything would suck, and Cyclops’ eye beams wouldn’t be worth having to see the world in shades of red all the time, leading to today’s X-chromosome query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still thinks that the least downside would come with Jean Grey’s telekinesis, but still wants Angel’s big ol’ snow-white wings, asking: What mutant powers would you MOST like to have in day-to-day life?


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  1. Longshot or Domino’s poorly-defined “luck” powers have always intrigued me. Who wouldn’t want everything just casually working out for them all the time?

    If i can’t just have “extremely good luck,” I’d probably take the healing factor or some sort of teleportation power…bamf, portal, little swingin’ tea-ball on a chain, or otherwise

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