I was debating yesterday on NamorÂ´s status as the "first mutant"
(aka when he reached puberty he manisfested powers beyond his human and atlantean parentage) and I happened to come accross this little info on Taskmaster-
The X-Men: Children of the Atom sourcebook released by Marvel in 1986 listed Taskmaster (Anthony) as a mutant, by the way, as did a reference when a mutant detector detected a mutant in the vicinity in Avengers, which was initially believed to be Mystique, except she had on a scrambler.
and this rebuttal
Taskmaster has claimed he is not a mutant.
His abilities developed from infancy, not during puberty, like most Marvel mutants.
AFAIK, he's never been susceptible to any weapons, drugs, diseases, sensors, superpowers, etc. which affect mutants.
The recent events of House of M and Civil War don't appear to have had any effect on him.
Isnt a mutant someone who is born with latent powers that manifest during puberty (there have been some that manifest it earlier) due to the X-gene, and not someone who gained their powers through science/magic/myths?
Im confused, and ask the GV geeks, what makes one a mutant?