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Challenge IssuerTheForgotten
Challenge NameAn X-gene for the Xan-Man
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Marvel Universe > X-Men > Xander-Centered
DescriptionI know there are quite a number of Halloween fic’s where one of the main characters dresses as a specific Mutant (Marvel Comics) and they retain the powers of the Mutant in question. While I don’t claim to be an expert in the comics in question, I’ve never really understood how they could retain the same powers (unless they permanently change into the character - genetics and all) after the spell ends.

Therefore, I propose that the effects of Halloween merely operate to provide the character(s) with the X-gene. Thus leaving the specific powers they are to develop to their own genetic structure - maybe they develop a power similar to their “donor” or something completely different (in other words it is up to the author to decide).

As an aside, I’d prefer seeing Xander getting a power boost. While I don’t have a problem with Buffy or Willow retaining some powers, they already get absurdly strong in canon and it always seems overkill when they get powered up even further.
Challenge Date8 Oct 13
Last Updated8 Oct 13

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