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"I have experience, my child. And the money and power attained through using those powers for personal gain, you see. I could train you, teach you everything I know. And all you'd have to do is renounce your idiot father."
― Vlad Plasmius offering Danny Phantom a chance to join him due to his 20 years of experience with his Ghost powers. (Danny Phantom)

The circumstance of gaining power, skills, and enhancements from past experience.

Also Called

  • Experiential Enhancement
  • Experiential Induced Powers
  • Experiential/Experientially Micromutation


Circumstance grants the user extraordinary abilities by either scientific or supernatural experimentation, accidents, medical treatment, etc. The effects of the event may grant superpowers to the user if they survive, or sometimes even if they don’t. Powers granted to the user by the event may be scientifically inclined if anthropogenic or supernatural if otherwise. Depending on the event in question, powers might be a gift, a curse, or both.





  • User may develop Aversion.
  • User has limited to absolutely no control over the outcome of their catalyst event.
  • User may often obtain an undesired power.
  • Disfigurement is common.
  • Regulation or even Dependency may be an issue if a catalyst event destabilizes the user in some way.
  • May cause the user mental/physical problems.
  • User may require certain objects to utilize their powers.

Known Users


  • The Flash (DC Comics); lightning and chemicals
  • Ethan Avery/Damage (DC Comics); experimentation.
  • Poison Ivy (DC Comics); experimentation.
  • Solomon Grundy (DC Comics); supernatural reanimation.
  • Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Marvel Comics): shoot the Energy core.
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics); bitten by a radioactive spider.
  • Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics); bitten by a radioactive spider.
  • Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman (Marvel Comics); bitten by a radioactive spider.
  • Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Marvel Comics); experimentation.
  • The Lizard (Marvel Comics); experimentation.
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics); exposure to gamma radiation.
  • She-Hulk (Marvel Comics); blood transfusion.
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics); super soldier serum.
  • Isaiah Bradley (Marvel Comics); super soldier serum.
  • Elijah Bradley/Patriot (Marvel Comics); blood transfusion.
  • Melati Kusuma/Komodo (Marvel Comics); Lizard serum.
  • Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics); bombardment by cosmic rays.
  • Matthew "Matt" Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics); blinded by radioactive waste.
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics); experimentation.
  • Jennika (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW Comics); blood transfusion.
  • V (V for Vendetta); experimentation and torture as part of a bioweapons program.


  • Kid Rot/Chester (Grossology) experimentation.
  • Vlad Masters/Plasmius (Danny Phantom); exposed to Ghost portal accident.
  • Danny Phantom/Fenton (Danny Phantom); exposed to Ghost portal accident.
  • Clayface (Batman: The Animated Series); assassination attempt.
  • Virgil Hawkins/Static (Static Shock); exposed to chemicals.
  • Bang Babies (Static Shock); exposed to chemicals.
  • Zak Saturday (“Secret Saturdays”); when his mother was pregnant after they found the Kur Skull energy.
  • E.V.O.s (“Generator Rex”); The Nanite Event (explosion).

Live Television

  • Tyson Sykes/Gravedigger (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)


  • Kara/Super Sparkle (Barbie in Princess Power); kiss by the Magical Butterfly.
  • Corinne/dark Sparkle (Barbie in Princess Power); kiss by the Magical Butterfly.
  • Pelle Norman/Antboy (Antboy); bitten by a radioactive ant.
  • Rapunzel (Tangled); via when her mother got sick and pregnant and healed.
  • Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians); via falls down on water and Man in the Moon chooses Jack.
  • Adaline Bowman (The Age of Adaline); car crash into a river coupled with a strike of lightning.
  • Jack Frost (Jack Frost 1998) After Jack died in car crash, his spirit went the snowman when Charlie playing his magical harmonica.
  • Zombies/people of SeaBrook (Disney’s Z-O-M-B-I-E-S); Green Haze Explosion.


  • Natalie, Regina, and Dina (Glitter Force Doki Doki/Precure Doki Doki); When Princess Marie Angelica breaks her heart in two pieces and the egg bought Dina to human world.

Known Objects

  • CPH4 (Lucy)
  • Chemical X (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Inspiron Power Rings (Air Buddies)
  • Mutagen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Sundrop Flower (Tangled)