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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Falcon is a Mutant?!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Falcon is a Mutant?!

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked.

Today we look at Falcon and his candidacy for X-Men membership…


In Captain America #174, Professor X suggests that the connection that the Falcon had between he and his bird, Redwing, might be a telepathic bond – perhaps even a MUTANT one….

Christopher Priest pursued that thought in the 1980s Falcon mini-series, when a Sentinel identified him as a mutant…

and the Falcon even thinks about it himself…

However, it never really was followed up and in the Avengers 2001 Annual, Kurt Busiek had Jarvis officially explained away as a malfunctioning Sentinel…

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