Hope is a liquid used for intramuscular injection, with a single dose or injection providing permanent effects. It was developed by Dr Kavita Rao at Benetech with the assistance of the alien Ord of the Breakworld, and was initially immensely popular. However, once it was revealed that it had been developed from the DNA of mutants who died from the Legacy Virus and tested on captive mutants, it became much less popular, with the X-Men in particular taking action to prevent it from being further developed or applied.
The Hope Serum appears to suppress any effects of the X-Gene, although it is unknown how it would react with the physiology of some of the less human-appearing mutants. Since the dissolution of Benetech and Dr Rao’s defection to the X-Men, it is unknown whether any records or samples of the drug remain.
Related drugs: X-Cise