Weird little tidbit from UN #1 I'm sure someone else found...

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In the first issue of Ultimate Nightmare, Professor Xavier refers to the person he believes is broadcasting as a "homo sapiens novus", but also as X-factor positive. Novus roughly translating as "new"... that sounds more like a politically correct label for unnatural mutants. Have we seen this pop up anywhere since then?
 

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Geldoff? Could this be the 'appearance' that was supposed to occur later last yea?
 

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The comment is directed at who we eventually find out is VISION. The exact quote is, "Perhaps... imagine a traumatized teenager, X-factor positive and emerging into a full-blown homo sapiens novus. Trying to communicate what they've experienced, by filtered through the fantasies they've evolved to cope." Sounds like he's just trying to describe a new telepathic mutant with an exceptional skill for broadcast telepathy, which makes the use of novus curious. I could understand him using it to describe Geldoff, or maybe even Peter, but I don't believe he did so.

Maybe it was intended to show a difference in the belief systems of Magneto and Xavier... Magneto referring to mutants as superior, where Xavier refers to them as just a new breed of human... but I believe Xavier is also 'guilty' of using the homo sapiens superior tag, isn't he?
 

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This is interesting... Perhaps novus means a mutant is in his/her infancy, or, as both E and J have said, something along the lines of Geldoff. I was sort of wondering about that, too, when I first read it and it sort of convinced me that it was going to be some sort of mutant, but I was proved wrong. Xavier was proved wrong. I guess we'll just have to ask Ellis about this one. :)
 

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jtg3885 said:
I could understand him using it to describe Geldoff, or maybe even Peter, but I don't believe he did so.

Let me rephrase that - he might have been referring to a person he THOUGHT was like Geldoff.
 

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Dunno. I think I'm gonna grab the name and run with it for unnatural mutants though. And ask Ellis if I ever get the chance. :)
 

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Spade said:
GELDOFF WAT DID I TELL U????? ITS ALL ABOUT GELDOFF!!!!!!!!!! they even said he was the frst hint to a huge event starding dec 2004 ULT SECRET!!!!!! my theory hes dooms atempt to stop gah lak tus

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You are crazy.
 

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I think that's pretty much a logical rewrite of what was originally 'homo superior'.

'Homo superior' connotes a value judgement that suggests that mutants are 'better' than humans. 'Homo sapiens novus' makes more sense because it implies novelty and difference. 'Post-human', in effect.
 

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Guijllons said:
*makes a note of "connotes a value judgement" for use in everyday conversation*

Ooh - you're right. That's gold.
 

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