Longshot actually ISN'T a mutant!!! Sorry Kabam

ChovnerChovner Posts: 298 ★★★
I have to apologize for accusing Kabam of changin Characters class just to suit their game. I always thought Longshot was a mutant since he was part of the X-Men, but he's actually powered by Mystic LUCK Magic... So Mystic is the right class... You learn something new everyday.. He's like magic Domino:

Wikipedia info-

Powers, abilities and equipment
Longshot was created through genetic engineering by Arize. Longshot has only three fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. He also has leather-like skin,[27] and two hearts.[28] He is superhumanly acrobatic (speed, agility, dexterity, flexibility, reflexes/reactions, coordination, and balance), being able to evade blows by Spider-Man.[29] He also has advanced healing abilities. In Longshot #3, these abilities automatically healed him[30] following several hits with high-powered laser beams and falling out of the sky and impacting a barn when his jetpack malfunctioned.[27]

Ann Nocenti, who co-created Longshot, says of his primary superhuman trait, "Longshot has access to probabilities and luck. He's lucky, he's miraculous in a way...he was born with this talent to have access to being lucky, and the problem is that he finds out that there's a flip side to luck. There are repercussions. If you pull probabilities towards yourself, you're probably taking them away from other people, so it's actually something that he shouldn't even be doing."[2] He was genetically engineered and augmented by magical means to have certain superhuman abilities. The mystical augmentation gave him the ability to affect probability fields through psionic means in order to give himself "good luck" in his activities. This allows incredibly unlikely events to happen in Longshot's favor. This power operates even when Longshot does not consciously will it to do so. This ability is tied into the positive aspects of his personality: should he attempt to use his powers for a selfish or evil act, or should he give up hope, his powers will fail to function or even backfire, giving him bad luck.[27] Echoing Nocenti's words on the adverse side effects of his powers, Longshot's luck is fickle, and can backfire if he overuses it, creating an equal and opposite "bad luck" effect elsewhere, that can affect others or even Longshot himself.[31][32] Longshot's left eye glows brightly when he uses his superhuman powers.

Comments

  • GrieferMadnessGrieferMadness Posts: 74
    edited February 7
    Kabam has said that Marvel has the final say in the class assignment of new champs anyway, so future complaints may have to be escalated.
  • Darksun987Darksun987 Posts: 83
    I kinda fail to see the difference between a genetically engineered person and a person whose genetics have mutated on their own.
  • phil56201phil56201 Posts: 450 ★★★
    One was born with their abilities naturally, the other was given abilities where they would otherwise be baseline human.
  • Darksun987Darksun987 Posts: 83
    phil56201 said:

    One was born with their abilities naturally, the other was given abilities where they would otherwise be baseline human.

    He was born just born via unnatural process rather than natural process.
  • phil56201phil56201 Posts: 450 ★★★

    phil56201 said:

    One was born with their abilities naturally, the other was given abilities where they would otherwise be baseline human.

    He was born just born via unnatural process rather than natural process.
    But it wasn't even on earth, and he wasn't born with the x-factor to his DNA that is inherent to all mutants. Plus it was through mystical means that he was created.

  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 10,241 Guardian

    I kinda fail to see the difference between a genetically engineered person and a person whose genetics have mutated on their own.

    In the Marvel universe, the term "mutant" doesn't refer to someone with any kind of mutation at all, it refers to someone that possesses an activated copy of the mutant x-gene which is a very specific genetic legacy of Celestial manipulation (at least on Earth, in the 616 universe). A mutant doesn't gain their powers through mutation, they gain them when some external stimulus activates the mutant x-gene they already possess. Someone that gains powers through an actual mutation of their genetics is a "mutate" in the Marvel universe, not a "mutant."
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,576 ★★★★★

    I kinda fail to see the difference between a genetically engineered person and a person whose genetics have mutated on their own.

    A Mutant acquires their mutation through evolution.
  • phil56201phil56201 Posts: 450 ★★★
    It's actually via manipulation from the Celestials that mutants came to be. They also performed other genetic manipulation on other planets that produced the Eternals from the Kree, and the Deviants.
  • FabwiziFabwizi Posts: 307
    edited February 11
    phil56201 said:

    One was born with their abilities naturally, the other was given abilities where they would otherwise be baseline human.

    Mr. Sinister
  • phil56201phil56201 Posts: 450 ★★★
    Sinister would be considered a mutate, since Apocalypse granted him the x-factor mutation gene through a genetic alteration which gave Sinister immortality. Sinister himself then proceeds to graft many more mutations to his DNA over the next century and a half which is why Mr Sinister has such a wide array of mutant powers.
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