X-Men screens and concept art reveal a godawful new mutant

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You might have thought the practice of adding "kewl" new mutants to the X-Men roster died with the 1990s. But no — screens from the video game X-Men: Destiny showcase a craptastic mutant, who's reportedly part of of X-Men canon.

X-Men: Destiny, coming from Silicon Knights, features a story by Ultimate X-Men writer (and one of our favorite urban fantasy novelists) Mike Carey, so that's a plus. But these game screens and bits of concept art are scarily bad, and the newly revealed mutant character — who doesn't have a name yet, as far as we know — is already becoming internet joke fodder, with his awful tribal tattoos, his stubble, his bandana and his weird pants (including kneepads). As the guy who uploaded these new images to a Youtube slideshow says, "New mutant power: put rubbish tribal tattoo on your arms and dress like a cowboy-pizzaman."

Maybe this is just showcasing one of the game's reported features, the ability of players to customize their own X-Men. But according to WouldYouKindly.com and CVG, this character is one of three new X-Men introduced in the game, who are "part of official canon." Which means he could be showing up in the comics any day now, probably with his own six-issue limited series. The mind boggles. We need to get Scarlet Witch to clarify her "No more mutants" edict to include this guy.

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More eyeball-bleeding pics at the link. [YouTube]

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If He/she/it turns out to be truly lame, they're just going to get buried under the avalanche of other characters who have been rotated in and out of X-Men canon since the 1975.

This guy still looks better than some other crap Marvel has tried to pull over the years.

For example above is Adam X, aka. Adam the Extreme, who was supposed to be the long lost 3rd Summers until Marvel realized how insanely bad of a character he was.