Questions tagged [mutants]

A mutant is an organism with a mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism.

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Screamers: Are they possible?

I have a species of humanoid based mutants called Screamers. Screamers are supposed to be genetically engineered humans. They are modified to have the strength of a male silverback gorilla, and an ...
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How to get realistic Skinless and Screamer mutants?

My world is set after the nuclear war. I wanted to have two species of mutated humans called the Skinless and the Screamers stalking the irradiated deserts. Skinless mutants are supposed to be humans, ...
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Realistic mutated animals in a post-nuclear Earth?

In my world it is established that when the nuclear war started, many of the world's creatures died off. And those that didn't die-off from the radiation and cold, became different. Only humans (or ...
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A virus that can mutate a human body into having insane strength and dexterity

Im writing a story about a boy in the year 2033 that is immune to a zombie like virus (world war z like zombies) and when he is bitten instead of turning into a brain dead zombie/infected his body is ...
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Could an organism formed from a tumor be viable?

What properties and side effects would an organism have if it were formed entirely from cancerous cells? Scientists collected a sample of a tumor from a patient for studies. Once cultivated the cells ...
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How would a quadruped walk with one limb longer than the rest?

I have a (digitigrade) quadrupedal alien creature with one of it's front limbs having a longer metatarsals, I'm trying to visualise how it would walk with this deformity for an animation. I'm having ...
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Biology of a Firestarter

Biologically speaking, what would be the best real world explanation for a pyro, torch, fire-starter type mutation. Leeching heat energy from the environment might freeze dry your surroundings. ...
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How can I explain why Screamers weren’t created in Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s aftermath's?

So, in my post-nuclear US, a form of mutant, called “Screamers” are somewhat prevalent. They are stronger and stockier than humans, and are hairless and greenish-beige pigmented. As it turns out, ...
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What would be the politically correct term for Cyclops? [closed]

So, about 2,000 years after the nuclear holocaust, humankind(and co.) have finally rebuilt the world, and life is much like it was in the past centuries. Except for one big thing. Mutants. Mutantism ...
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What to do with the genetic ramifications of the war? [closed]

After a global nuclear war, most modern civilizations and technology were destroyed. And for reasons unknown, portions of humanity became mutant freaks, either from radiation or some sort of...genetic ...
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Could these be advantageous additions to an Alien body similar to the human from [closed]

I'm creating an alien race, that is of course, Similar to humans. So far I've created a small list of advantages they have over humans, but there are a few I'm unsure of. A Larger number of muscle ...
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How long would the orcs take to mutate from humans?

The orcs in my world are humans/dwarves that have been exposed to an airborne mutagen that permanently denatures the myostatin receptors in their skeletal muscles. This stops their muscles from ...
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Present discrimination vs future discrimination [closed]

This is something I've been pondering seriously and trying to work into my writing, and I've definitely been inspired by the X men series, as well as the Deus Ex series. This is something I was ...
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Would mutated, parasitic 'metahumans' solve proliferation problem in a post apocalyptic world?

Many years after the worldwide nuclear holocaust, most animals undergo mutation, and are turned into savage and cunning predators built to kill. It is an extremely chaotic and dangerous world, and ...
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How to Kill the Thought-Crime Killer

Joe Schmoe was six years old when he killed his best friend; it wasn't his fault, it was just the way that he was made... Joe was born with an auto-telepathic telekinetic feedback ability - he has ...
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Best kind of creature to be capable of biologically spawning an 'ecosystem' with borrowed organic tissues?

In an old story of mine, there happened to be a species of humanoid who could produce a variety of mutants and hybrids from stolen and harvested DNA, sperm, and biological tissues. They would produce ...
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What would the science be behind a monster who can only see shades of red, black and white?

I have an idea for this crazy blood thirsty monster and the reason behind its love for killing is red is the only color it sees, but I don't know how or if that is possible a logical scientific ...
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Politically correct term for *Mutant*

The more I think of it, I don't think mutants would want to be identified as mutants but not all of them will be super heroes or super villains. In a modern western culture, what would the politically ...
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What justifications would people use to justify discrimination of people with special powers?

The whole 'prejudice against mutants with powers' thing has been done to death, most notably with X-men. However, I always felt that it was too over the top, the blind hate being excessive and no ...
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Can a virus cause mass mutation?

We've all seen it. A new zombie game comes out, we rush to the store to buy it and we end up being slaughtered by giant mutated undead spider-guys. Then we replay it. Rinse and repeat, so to say. Okay,...