I think by now, everyone probably has their theories to how Marvel was able to have two Quicksilvers in separate universes. So, here's my theory.
First, we have the young Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past, played by Kick-Ass cast member Evan Peters. This version, he is completely mutant. And, of course, unaware of his and his sister's connection to Magneto. And in this version, we don't exactly see him super-speed the way we thought he would. Of course, that's from our perspective. In reality, he really was using his powers at their full potential. It's just we saw him as if he were walking normally (with the exception of him walking on the walls and moving bullets), but time immediately slowed down by his will.
He literally had all the time in the world from this view. Plus, I don't know why, but I thought his costume was pretty cool. For the 70's, anyway.
And next, we have the Quicksilver of Avengers: Age of Ultron, played by Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. This Quicksilver couldn't be anymore different from the Quicksilver of Days of Future Past. And here's how he was able to crossover.
According to the books, Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch, were originally thought to be mutants and related to Magneto. There were complications with what they thought. Apparently, the High Evolutionary, one of the baddest baddies of the Marvel Universe, had taken the infant Maximoff twins and did some weird things to them. He experimented on them and upon those experiments, their powers manifested.
Now I know what you're thinking. I sound crazy. But it's the truth. Sort of. I only remember so much from the comics.
And, of course, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, they were thought to have been Inhuman according to the experiments done on them by Baron Strucker with the aid of Loki's Scepter, which apparently had even more precious secrets than we thought. Y'know. The Terrigen Mists that apparently engulfed the orb of the scepter along with the Mind Stone. I'm a little fuzzy on the facts about that.
And the best part of this Quicksilver is that you can actually see him run.
And he's got a pretty cool costume to boot. A simple trendy under armor courtesy of Under Armour, Inc., with a touch of simple sneakers and civilian-type pants.
So I guess you could say that Quicksilver is typically not a mutant. But I guess it's all in how you portray him. Whether mutant or science experiment done right, it really doesn't matter. We'll leave that up to the studios to debate about.
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