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Adam Kane is a character in the science-fiction series Mutant X. The character was portrayed by John Shea in all three seasons of the show. A younger version of himself was played by Christopher Jacot.

He is the strategist, tactician and moral center of Mutant X, even though he is not a New Mutant himself. Like all the other members of his team, he is a skilled martial artist.

It was his genetic research as a Genomex scientist that created 1000 New Mutants.

When Adam grew disquieted with Genomex's questionable ethics, he leaves Genomex and drops out of sight. He has taken the responsibility to save these innocent victims of Genomex. He helps to form The New Mutant Underground and set up Mutant X, a team of powerful New Mutants who could fight, if necessary, to maintain New Mutant freedoms. However, it took Adam twenty years for his morals to be activated. Even after leaving Genomex, he continues his experimentation on New Mutants as he admits in the third season.

It is revealed in the series finale that Adam is a clone of The Creator, founder of The Dominion.

The following points can be argued:

Is Adam Kane the smartest man alive in the Mutant X universe? Was Adam one of several scientists directing the program, or was he its head? Did he know how his work was applied?


Adam is a smart and intelligent person able to find ways to cure New Mutants and help out others as well. He can play chess and poker simultaneously and successfully. Adam is a skilled leader of the team. Adam is also strategic and tactician which means he gives out strategies and tactics to his team. Adam has a scar on his left chest where Shalimar attacked him at their very first meeting. Adam is also the moral center of the team as well which means that he helps out his team’s behavior and other people’s behavior as well. Adam is also an aid to the team as he has aided the team on missions.

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Adam is not a New Mutant himself and does not possess any New Mutant abilities. He is a superb strategist and tactician. He is also a skilled martial artist. He is arguably one of the smartest men alive with an unrivaled knowledge of genetic sciences.