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"Our city has seen incredible...impossible things. Metahumans, men and women with extraordinary abilities. The ability to soar above buildings, to run faster than the speed of light. Unfortunately, most of these Metahumans have chosen the wrong path with these powers, a dark path."
― Harrison Wells explaining about Metahumans. (Arrowverse)

The power to be a human that possesses various supernatural abilities and powers while retaining one's humanity. Variation of Modified Physiology and Human Physiology. Not to be confused with Mutant Physiology or Non-Human Physiology.

Also Called

  • Advanced/Augmented/Enhanced/Modified Human Physiology
  • Esper Physiology
  • Evolved Humans/Evos (Heroes)
  • High Humans (The New Gate)
  • Homo Sapiens Superior Physiology (Marvel Comics)
  • Homo Superius Physiology
  • Metahuman/Neohuman/Superhuman Physiology
  • Superpowered Human Physiology
  • Superior Human Physiology

Capabilities

User is a human being that has developed powers and abilities from a variety of causes, such as evolution, genetic experiments, enchantment, having powers bestowed upon them by other beings or sources, through birth, and training in order to obtain said powers. Also, thanks to the human side of their heritage (if the powers are genetically-based), they are able to use these abilities without becoming a monster (i.e. keeping their human physique, sanity, and humanity without it being altered from possible instability).

Homo Superiors can also be divided into two categories:

Rational

Metahumans of this category gain their powers via evolution, birth, genetic engineering, or exposed to radiation or biohazardous substances, like mutagens, or any other methods that involves genetic experimentation in that regard.
In one way or another, certain homo superiors that are of this classification will may have minor physical changes without their humanity being fully or almost slipped away, like their irises changing to any color like a fiery shade of red, yellow, purple, etc, retractable claws or spikes, fangs or sharp teeth, color of the skin being changed, among others. In fact, these kinds of superhumans will be able to possess powers without their physiology being altered and lose their humanity as a result.

Irrational

By this category metahumans gain their powers by having their abilities bestowed upon them by supernatural beings, enchantment, training to self-bestow their powers like telekinesis for example, being blessed or granted wishes to obtain their powers, and among any other methods without any genetic tinkering. Most of these kinds of superhumans have the potential to become mystical class superhumans.
Unlike rational-based homo superiors, this category of metahumans wouldn't have to be able to suffer mutations and instability of their deoxyribonucleic acid, which can be caused in certain ways. Unlike the rational based, these kinds of superhumans are more likely to maintain their humanity because they don't share the same genetic unpredictably that rational-based superhuman are more likely to have.

Applications (General)

Applications (Detail)

Powers that users may possess, but are not limited to:

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Unless they have specific immunities/resistances, users have the same weaknesses as regular Humans.
  • Mystical-based abilities may based on curses and cause involuntary loss of control causing dangerous damage to themselves and those around them.
  • Genetic-based abilities may become unstable and cause secondary/unwanted mutations, and at worst, could become a Monstrous Mutant if not kept under treatment.

Trivia

  • Metahumans can also technically exist in real life due to modification existing in real life also. In further context, Humans that happen to have been injected with anti-bodies to gain resistance against diseases for example, can be classified as Superhumans. In China, a scientist named He Jiankui had decided to test the waters in modifying Human embryos to have the power to withstand HIV, which is well known to be a virus. Even if they where grown up into Humans, they will likely still have the modifications intact, which can classify them as Metahumans.

Known Users

Cartoons

  • Neohumans (Action Man)
  • Benders (Avatar series)
  • Mutant Humans (Ben 10 series)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10 series)
  • Philip J. Fry I (Futurama)
  • Metahumans (DC Animated Universe)
  • Metahumans (Dexter's Laboratory)
  • Normal Human E.V.O.s (Generator Rex)
  • Trina Riffin (Grojband)
  • Team Go (Kim Possible)
  • Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via unlocking True Potential
  • The Rainbooms (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Series)
  • K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • George Washington (DC Comics/Teen Titans Go!)
  • Richard John Grayson/Robin (DC Comics/Teen Titans Go!); temporarily
  • William Walter Thompson/Wally T (Teen Titans Go!)

Comics

Movies

  • Carrietta White (Carrie)
  • Andrew Detmer (Chronicle)
  • Matt Garetty (Chronicle)
  • Steve Montgomery (Chronicle)
  • Tina Shepard (Friday the 13th Series)
  • Jumpers (Jumper)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Supers (Disney)
  • Enhanced Humans (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Thomas A. Anderson/Neo (The Matrix)
  • Movers (Push)
  • Bleeders (Push)
  • Watchers (Push)
  • Shadows (Push)
  • Pushers (Push)
  • Sniffers (Push)
  • Lucy (Lucy)
  • Peculiar Ones (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children)
  • Alice/Janus Prospero (Resident Evil Movie series)
  • Human Force Sensitives (Star Wars series)
  • Rapunzel Corona (Tangle)

Literature

  • Divergents (Divergent series)
  • Rapunzel (European Folktales)
  • Whisperers (Fate's Forsaken)
  • Supers (The First Superhero)
  • Power Users (Jump-Strike)
  • ULTRAs (The Last Hero)
  • Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
  • Metahumans (Meta)
  • Superhumans (The New Heroes)
  • Empowered (ONSET)
  • Prodigies (Renegades)
  • Neohumans (The Young Guardians)

Live Television

  • Alphas (Alphas)
  • Metahumans (Arrowverse/DC Comics)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Evolved Humans/Evos (Heroes)
  • Henry Coles (Impulse)
  • Nieves (Los Protegidos)
  • Judith (Los Protegidos)
  • Jim Ellison (The Sentinel)
  • Meteor Infected (Smallville); via Kryptonite Meteors
  • Metahumans (Smallville)
  • Psychics (Supernatural)
  • Human Augments (Star Trek series)
  • Homo Superior/Evolved Humans (The Tomorrow People)

Anime/Manga

  • Ajins (Ajin)
  • Espers (Akira)
  • Altered (Area D)
  • Titan Shifters (Attack On Titan)
  • Fullbringers (Bleach)
  • Quincy (Bleach)
  • Alchemist Warriors (Buso Renkin)
  • Akane Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Angelica W. Rose (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Aoi Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Hikari Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Kanade Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Misaki Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Shiori Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Shuu Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Souichirou Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Teru Sakurada (Castle Town Dandelion)
  • Espers (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Various characters (Charlotte)
  • Code:Breakers (Code:Breaker)
  • Contractors (Darker than Black)
  • Players (Darwin's Game)
  • Deadmen (Deadman Wonderland)
  • Superhumans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)
  • Yumiko Takagi (Hellsing)
  • Various Characters (Inou Battle wa Nichijou kei no Naka de)
  • Koutarou Satomi (Invaders of the Rokujyoma)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara No Kyoukai)
  • Ryohei Sasawaga (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Superhumans/Quirk-Users (My Hero Academia)
  • Espers (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Shinobi/Kunoichi (Naruto)
  • High Humans (The New Gate)
  • Various characters (Sagrada Reset)
  • Alter Users (s-CRY-ed)
  • Vinsmoke Family (One Piece)
  • Various characters (One-Punch Man)
    • Saitama
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parastye); after fusing with Migi’s cells
  • NEXT (Tiger and Bunny)
  • Midora (Toriko)
  • Ban (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Escanor (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Folklore/Mythology

  • King Midas (Greek Mythology)

Manhwa

Video Games

  • Point Man (F.E.A.R. series)
  • Conduits (inFAMOUS series)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter series)
  • Chun-Li (Street Fighter series)
  • M. Bison/Vega (Street Fighter series)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter series)
  • Max Caulfield (Life is Strange series)
  • Human Biotics (Mass Effect series)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear series)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear series)
  • John Carlton/Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Kenshi Takahashi (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Mokap (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Shujinko (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Tremor (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Gabriel Reyes/Reaper (Overwatch)
  • Lena Oxton/Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Jack Morrison/Soldier 76 (Overwatch)
  • Andrius Alekna (Prey: Mooncrash)
  • Evolved (Prototype)
  • Jack Joyce (Quantum Break)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil series); formerly
  • Alexia Ashford (Resident Evil series); formerly
  • Jake Muller (Resident Evil 6)
  • Sherry Birkin (Resident Evil series)
  • E-001/Eveline (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard); formerly
  • Sam "Serious" Stone (Serious Sam series)
  • Homo Nintendonus (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Body Guard (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Esper (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Mei Mei (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Original

Web Animation

Gallery

Cartoons

Comics

Mythology/Folklore

Movies

Literature

Live Television

Manga/Anime

Other

Video Games

Web Animation

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