|Function(s)|| To suppress Mutant powers|
To suppress physical mutation
|Appeared in||X-Men: The Last Stand|
The Mutant Cure was created by Worthington Labs to reverse mutations, making mutants become human once more; however, it is soon revealed that the cure only temporarily suppresses a mutant's powers and physical mutation for 24 hours.
It was originally meant to be a purely optional cure for mutants who wanted to become "normal" like humans. However, it was secretly deployed in weapon form by the U.S. government in case dangerous mutants threatened lives. After discovering this, Magneto used this as an excuse to try to destroy the source of the cure. The government then mass produced cure weapons for the military in anticipation of Magneto's attack. Many of these weapons were used during the Battle of Alcatraz Island to great effect before they were destroyed.
After the mutants are injected they immediately lose their powers and physical mutation, however, the effects of the cure are only temporary; after Magneto was injected by the cure, his powers started to return after only 24 hours; therefore, any mutant that was injected by the cure, their powers and physical mutation will return as well.
- If Wolverine were to take the cure; the loss of his healing factor would mean his death as a result of the adamantium coating his bones. This is alluded to in The Wolverine when Logan states "What I am, what they did to me can't be undone".
- Although the source of the cure is a mutant who can negate other mutant powers and physical mutation; the effects of the cure are only temporary, as they where off in less than 24 hours.