Mutant X (TV series)

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Name: Mutant X
Abbreviation(s): MX
Creator: Avi Arad
Date(s): October 6, 2001 – May 17, 2004
Medium: Television series, tie-in comics
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia
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Mutant X is a science fiction television series created by Marvel Studios. It lasted for three seasons before being canceled. The series, despite it's name, shared nothing in common with another Marvel comic title "Mutant X" which featured Alex Summers (Havok) as the main character.


The series centers on Mutant X, a team of "New Mutants" who possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. The members of Mutant X were used as test subjects in a series of covert government experiments. The mission of Mutant X is to seek out and protect their fellow New Mutants.

Main Characters

Types of New Mutants

  • Ferals, their DNA was spliced with that of an animal (similar to a wereanimal where they have similar abilities of their animal)
  • Elementals, have the ability to channel and project various energies through their bodies; such as electricity
  • Moleculars, have attributes which defy physical science; such as becoming invisible
  • Psionics, have abilities with are associated with heightened mental capabilities; such as telepaths, telekinetics and telempaths.


In 2001, 20th Century Fox sued Marvel, Tribune Entertainment, and Fireworks Entertainment for breach of their licensing agreement and false advertisement. Fox stated it had exclusive rights from Marvel to develop the X-Men property, and anything similar was an infringement. Fox claimed that Mutant X was too similar to X-Men, and Mutant X was being advertised as an "X-Men replacement." Marvel counter-sued Fox, saying that the two were dissimilar and asking the courts to allow Mutant X production to go forward. Production was allowed, as long as X-Men material was not used in the promotion of Mutant X.

This ended up changing series directions and several plotlines, such as Adam's last name. (For more information check out the Wikipedia page and here at Child of Genomex community)


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Mutant X was a very small fandom, despite the amount of websites available since most of them quickly became defunct or static. Many disappeared completely when GeoCities shut down in 2009 and other free hosting sites such as stopped hosting fansites. Despite that that a few fansites/websites have survived, although mainly remain static. The fandom seems to exist mainly on FanFiction.Net now with some branching out at Archive of Our Own.

Many fans agree that the last two seasons were very disappointing compared to the first season[1], probably due to the lawsuits and any ties or allusions to the X-Men having to be removed from the series.





Gen works were in abundance as well[1].



Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


Archives & Fannish Links

LJ Communities


Mailing Lists

  • MutantX_slashfic archive link "Can't get enough of Brennan and Jesse? Find out what really happens behind the scenes at the MutantX Sanctuary. Slash fic and discussion arena for the "MutantX" tv series. NOTE: All slash fiction posted to this list is archived at unless instructions to the contrary are included with the post." [Archive/other website: Sci Fi Morgue] (Founded: Oct 21, 2001)
  • mutantxslash (Yahoo Groups mailing list) Mutant X Slash archive link "Brennan, Jesse, Shalimar and Emma make up a team of genetically enhanced young men and women who fight to protect their own kind, and the rest of the world under the command and guidance of Adam. come discussion the show, and share a slashy story with us. under new ownership (this list is now a part of the WWOMB family of lists)." (Founded: Sep 2, 2001)
  • mutantxslash (Squidge mailing list) (Mutant X Chat And Fic) archive link "On a mission to protect the unwitting subjects of a covert human genetics program gone awry, Adam (John Shea) and his MUTANT X team set out to find these new mutants before they can be hunted down and exploited for their special powers. Come discuss the new series Mutant X. Share a story, either slash or preslash and flourish under the experience that is Mutant X. All stories will eventually end up on the archive unless a request not to archive is included. Finally, I do not have the time or inclination to moderate this list for underage ears, so adults only."
  • Ionized archive link "The meaningful looks, the lingering touches, the subtle... and not so subtle... sparks that seem to fly when they're together. Ionized is a list for Brennan/Jesse fic and discussion. This is a slash list, which means it deals with a m/m pairing. If that offends you, don't join." (Founded: Nov 18, 2001)




  1. ^ a b According to Crack_van