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 John Kirk ( 21st Jan 2003, 13:52, Rank: Patrician )  reply

Hmm. Well, although Marvel have a slightly ... distinctive definition of what it means to be a mutant, the party line seems to be that their mutants (i.e. people who have the "X Factor" gene) are "homo superior" rather than "homo sapiens", so I guess it's reasonable to count them as non-human.

Looking at other characters mentioned: Superman is clearly not human, since he's an alien! Kraven the Hunter is human - he's the equivalent of Tarzan on steroids. I don't know much about the Mole Man, so I'll reserve comment there.

So, overall I don't have a problem with this ruling, given that it's "Character X is not human" rather than "Character X is an animal". Mind you, lots of the action figures I've seen bear very little relation to the original characters anyway, so this may be a rather moot point. E.g. vampire Spider-Man, or Venom who transforms into a three headed snake...

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 karne ( 21st Jan 2003, 16:58, Rank: GSV )  reply

I loved the idea of having to call in a full judge to decide this sort of thing..

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 John Kirk ( 21st Jan 2003, 17:14, Rank: Patrician )  reply

I'm sure this will pass into legend along with the jaffa cakes ruling :)

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