I was reading another thread, and it made me think: what if, at a point in your regular adult life, somebody told you they could instantly turn you into a mutant? We're talking Marvel Universe, X-Gene style mutant here.
Now, in the Marvel Universe, mutations take a lot
of different forms. Some allow you to remain essentially human in appearance and actions, but with added bonuses. Others will near certainly alienate you from the rest of the human race, by virtue of changing you into something that neither looks, nor acts, like a regular homo sapiens. Of course, a lot of mutations give would give you truly ludicrous powers the likes of which have never been seen before. But still, the chance of great power comes with an equal chance of alienation, and likely being targeted by prejudice, for the rest of your life. Ouch. Hell, you might even just turn out like Beak. Which I'm not sure anyone would really enjoy.
And then there's the effect on your kids. Even if you can live with the potential discrimination you would likely suffer, would you be happy knowing that the mutation could potentially be passed onto your kids, leaving them to suffer for a decision you
made? You heartless bastard.
So, weighing up all sides of the argument, would you want to become a mutant, knowing that you have no idea what might happen to you? And what mutation, given your current mentality and physicality, do you feel you'd be likely to go through?On, pointless discussion!