Mutants are famously one of the most misunderstood and feared groups of super-powered beings within the Marvel Universe. While the general public are more than willing to embrace heroes who have been genetically enhanced, gained abilities through random accidents, or just designed a super-powered suit, there is something about being born with superpowers that just turns 'regular' people right off. However, we the readers know that the X-Men are, in fact, the good guys, who work hard to protect the very people who hate them out of sheer moral responsibility.
But... what if we, the readers, have it wrong? What if, as homo sapiens, we should live in fear of theses homo superior? What if the X-Men are, as so many have stated, the biggest threat facing mankind today? Remember, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean you're wrong...
We all know that there are dangerous mutants out there. Hell, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants have the word 'evil' right there in their official name! Sometimes, however, it is the X-Men themselves that we need to look out for. It is not at all rare for one or more of these heroes to go rogue (pun very much intended), and when that happens, they can be even more frightening than any self-proclaimed Evil Mutant.
Here are some of the most potentially dangerous alumni of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, who are thankfully on our side... for now.
Jimmy Kavanagh is an Irish comics enthusiast and co-founder of Club Valentine Comedy, a Dublin-based comedy collective. You can hear him talk to his favourite comedians about their favourite comics on his podcast, Comics Swapping Comics (available on all good podcast platforms).