- "Seven years… Working with the Slayer. Seeing my friends get more and more powerful… All of them. And I'm the guy who fixes the windows. They'll never know how tough it is, Dawnie. To be the one who isn't chosen, to live so near to the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me."
- ― Xander Harris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- "Not every superhero has powers. You can be super without them."
- ― Syndrome (The Incredibles)
- "Guess what?, all of us can't be true alphas! Some of us have to make mistakes! Some of us have to get our hands a little bloody sometimes! Some of us are human!"
- ― Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
- "Yet I’m still here. No super serum. No blonde hair or blue eyes. The only power I have is that I believe we can do better."
- ― Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
The power to possess the status of a mortal being.
- Earthling Beings
- Mortal Beings
- Muggle Physiology
- Mundane Physiology
- Powerless Physiology
- Underling Beings
- Vulnerable Beings
The user is a mortal; a mundane being who are naturally vulnerable to injuries and death and generally possessing no special or supernatural powers whatsoever. Variants include victims of Powerlessness Inducement or humans born as such, as well as conditions brought about by loss of immortality, loss of invulnerability, falling from grace, etc.
That being said, mortal beings may have Recessive Genetics that allow their children or descendants to develop powers even if they themselves do not, and at least have knowledge of these abilities, and mortals are generally far from helpless.
Mortals can be empowered in unique circumstances; however, as mortals, they can still be subject to death, natural or unnatural alike, risking themselves in using powers that can be too much to bear or even fatal to them.
- Disability-Based Immunity; as the user has no powers, they are immune to such things as Power Negation
- Peak Human Condition; the max level possible for them
- Real-Life Powers
- Recessive Genetics
- Skill Compensation
- Training Regimen via compensating the absence of powers with common techniques
- Weapon Proficiency
- Alien Physiology (varies)
- Animal Physiology
- Esper Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Mystic Human Physiology
- Superior Human Physiology
- Science Attuned Physiology
- Transcendent Mortal Physiology
- Users will inevitably die.
- Users are seen as playthings by non mortal beings.
- Some users may not be powerless, but other beings can prove to be more powerful.