Why Does Marvel Oppose Mutant Rights?
February 20, 2012 6:50 PM Subscribe
Are the X-Men Human?
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The US government says yes, these people are no different from you or I, but Marvel claims their strange mutations and powerful augmentations move them beyond humanity into the realm of monsters, angels and devils. This Radiolab short explains why Marvel Toys argued in the US Court of International Trade that Wolverine, Professor X and Storm are inhuman.Read the court's opinion here
. At both parties consent, it was agreed that clearly Beast, Bonebreaker, Cameron Hodge and Robot Wolverine
were not human and that Daredevil, Punisher, U.S. Agent, Peter Parker and the Invisible Woman
The court's conclusion was that all the remaining X-Men and Marvel characters under dispute were non-human, including the Fantastic Four (which confusingly Sue Richards
is a member of), with the exception of "Jumpsie
," the little girl with toy trampoline.
In its decision, the court considered the Science Fiction conventions of "mutants" and concluded they were more like monsters than men.