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Flint Marko ([personal profile] flint_marko) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-08-26 08:31

Astonishing X-Men #35


This is from Astonishing X-Men #35 by Warren Ellis and Phil Jimenez







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[personal profile] crinos 2010-08-26 13:27 (UTC)(link)
I also like how the Whateley universe handles it; basically every person has a body image template, an idealized version of what they look like, so when you become a mutant you shift physically to resemble that form.

That's why most super heroes look like super models or body builders, and while some look like monsters.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-08-26 15:43 (UTC)(link)
The New Universe described it as the "Pinnochio effect", people tended to get a power that conformed to some sort of inner desire or mindset.

The DCU metagene works in the same way, with the nature of the triggering catalyst and the mindset of the metagene carrier influencing the powers that manifest.