In the television show Mutant X, Genomex created four types of New Mutants: Feral, Molecular, Elemental and Psionic. Also known as "Freaks," Molecular New Mutants have abilities that defy all laws of man and science. It is not uncommon to find a Molecular to have powers belonging to several subclasses.
(listed in order from the most common)
Intangible: Intangibles have the ability to lighten the mass of their molecular structure to the point where they can pass through solid objects but can still be affected by electrical fields and force fields and not be able to pass through it. NOTE: An Intangible is only able to "Phase Out" for the length of time the individual can hold his/her breath. Also, if this form is held too long, they may not be able to Phase solid again, as their molecules will lose cohesion, dissipate into thin air, may not be able to reform and they will literally cease to exist.
- Examples: Nathan Reynolds (intangibility), Jesse Kilmartin (density manipulation)
Impervious: Impervious' have the ability to increase the mass of their molecular structures to the point that they become completely immune from physical penetration. Also, this state gives them superhuman physical strength, invulnerability to pain, energy-based attacks and telepathic intrusions. But leaves them very slow so they can't run and even walk because of incredible body mass. NOTE: An Impervious is vulnerable to transmitted concentrated waves of pain, chemical energy blasts and telekinetic energy blasts because it does not disperse on him/her when he/she is massed out. An Impervious is only able to "Mass Out" for the length of time the individual can hold his/her breath. The episode In Between references that an Impervious is vulnerable to weapons that affect their nervous system like time bomb bullets which have the ability to phase itself.
- Example: Jesse Kilmartin (density manipulation)
Invisible (Stealth): Invisibles also known as Stealth New Mutants have the ability to project an aura around their bodies that negate light rays and block light which shields them from the naked eye. They can be spotted by infra-red light or by Feral vision or Psionics with certain abilities. NOTE: A side effect is that Invisibles live short lives as their cells begin to deteriorate because of the mutation.
- Examples: Danielle Hartman (invisibility), Catherine Hartman (invisibility)
Propulsive: Propulsives have the ability to move or fly at extremely and unnaturally high speeds.
- Examples: Vince Meisel (accelerated motion), Todd Wiley (superhuman speed)
Gravitative: Gravitatives have the ability to alter the body mass of anything they desire. NOTE: This is often a result of a growth in mutation from an Intangible and an Impervious.
- Examples: Jesse Kilmartin (density manipulation), Wendy Stone (organic matter density increasion), Kendra MacEvoy (weight manipulation/superhuman strength)
Chromatic: Chromatics have abilities which affects light, shade, colour and unrelated factors. This can include making oneself invisible, presumably without the side-effects of an Invisible.
- Examples: Lexa Pierce (light manipulation), Randall Blake (dark anti-matter energy manipulation), Jerri Wiley (x-ray vision)
Stasis Suspension: Moleculars with the ability of Stasis Suspension can alter, manipulate, control or freeze time.
- Examples: Nick Renfield (temporal stasis), Samantha Bennett (chronoskimming/time travel)
Replicators: Replicators have the ability to make perfect replicates of anything they desire through methods, such as, self-cloning, self-replication, self-copying, self-duplication, etc.
- Examples: None Known
Elastics: Elastics have the ability to alter their body shape or body size.
- Examples: None Known
Multiples: Multiples have the ability to transform themselves into other human forms and creatures. NOTE: This is arguably the rarest New Mutant subclass.
- Example: Leo Pierce (shapeshifting/multiple personality)
Teleporters: Teleporters have the ability to teleport anywhere they desire. If they are unskilled with their powers, they may teleport inside a wall.
- Example: The Clown (teleportation)
Regeneratives: Regeneratives have the ability to heal or repair one's own tissues or limbs; and/or the tissues or limbs of others. If one possessed self-healing powers, then, they are self-activating by nature. In fact, some had been known to survive utter annihilation. Because of this, Regeneratives are often faced by the moral question whether or not there is indeed life after death.
- Examples: Caleb Mathias (life-force absorption/resurrection), Charles Marlowe (instantaneous regeneration), Kristoff (wound transferral/regeneration)
Other Molecular Subclasses
Like with Elementals and Psionics, there are other subclasses in this category. For example, Tony LaPorta and Gabriel Ashlocke can manipulate density of air molecules to create impenetrable force fields. Hector Freimark can create explosions with his hands. Also, Diana Moller, a hybrid New Mutant, has a combination of Molecular and Psionic abilities. She can affect the gravitational dilation of time, alter the space-time continuum, change the shape of atoms, create time portals, send others back in time and by connecting Psionically with someone, she can create a time vortex through which to send herself and other people back in time. Another New Mutant named Neil Cuddahy is able to generate a special energy which allows his brain to be awake for a long time thus, he only needs a half an hour of sleep at night.
There are other Mutants portrayed with molecular abilities across various media with varying abilities, like Marvel Comics characters Mr. Fantastic, The Thing and Invisible Woman of The Fantastic Four or the phasing Shadowcat, light manipulating Dazzler and teleporting Nightcrawler of The X-Men, force-field generator Dr. Cecilia Reyes, the shapeshifting Mystique, self-duplicating Multiple Man and the superhuman speed Quicksilver. Piper Haliwell from the television series Charmed has the ability of Stasis Suspension and Explosions.
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