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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 Empowered Subject Physiology and Human Physiology. Not to be confused with Non-Human Physiology.

Also Called

  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Bang Babies (Static Shock/DC Comics/DC Animated Universe/DCAU)
  • Empowered Human Physiology
  • Esper Physiology
  • Evolved Humans/Evos (Heroes)
  • High Humans (The New Gate)
  • Homo Sapiens Superior Physiology (Marvel Comics)
  • Homo/Hominēs Superior/Superiorus/Superius/Novus Physiology
  • Hunters (Solo Leveling)
  • Metahuman/Neohuman/Superhuman Physiology
  • Micromutated Human Physiology (Rational Only)
  • Superpowered Human Physiology
  • Ultras (Ultraforce)

Capabilities

The user is a human that has developed powers and abilities from a variety of causes/circumstances, such as evolution, genetic experiments, enchantment, having powers bestowed upon them by other beings or sources, through unnatural birth causes, and training to obtain said powers classifying them into superhuman beings. Also, thanks to still being human, (if the powers are in any relation to genetics), they can 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 by an unusual evolutionary process by chance in each individual, unnatural birth causes, genetic engineering, or exposed to radiation or biohazardous substances, like mutagens, or any other methods in relation to genetic experimentation in that regard.
In one way or another, certain superhumans that are of this classification might 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, the 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 many other methods without any genetic tinkering. Most of these kinds of superhumans have the potential to become mystical class superhumans.
Unlike the rational-based types, this category of superhumans 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 category, these kinds of superhumans are more likely to maintain their humanity because they don't share the same genetic unpredictably that rational-based superhumans 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 be 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 were grown up into Humans, they will likely still have the modifications intact, which can classify them as Metahumans.
  • On August 27th, 2017, according to TheRichest's video named "People Who Gained REAL SUPERPOWERS After Events," the video further proves that Superhumans are capable of coming into existence, though unlike the above causes, the outcome of Humans getting powers, in that case, is through experienced events in their lives.

Known Users

Cartoons

  • Neohumans (Action Man 2000); Rational
  • Benders (Avatar series); Irrational
  • Mutant Humans (Ben 10 series); Rational
  • Osmosians (Ben 10 series); Rational
  • Philip J. Fry I (Futurama); Rational
  • Metahumans (DC Animated Universe); Rational to Irrational
  • Metahumans (Dexter's Laboratory); Rational
  • Human E.V.O.s (Generator Rex); when limited down to micromutations; Rational
  • Trina Riffin (Grojband); Irrational
  • Susan Test (Johnny Test); Irrational
  • Mary Test (Johnny Test); Irrational
  • Johnny Test (Johnny Test); Irrational
  • Team Go (Kim Possible); Rational
  • Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via unlocking True Potential; Irrational
  • The Rainbooms (My Little Pony Equestria Girls); Irrational
  • K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes); Irrational
  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls); Rational
  • Jack (Samurai Jack); Irrational
  • George Washington (DC Comics/Teen Titans Go!); Irrational
  • Richard John Grayson/Robin (DC Comics/Teen Titans Go!); temporarily; Irrational
  • William Walter Thompson/Wally T (Teen Titans Go!); Irrational
  • Terrific Trio (Batman Beyond/DC Animated Universe/DCAU); Rational
  • Hoop Squad (Static Shock/DC Animated Universe/DCAU); Rational
  • Ultimen (Justice League Unlimited/DC Animated Universe/DCAU); Rational
  • Super Globetrotters (Hanna-Barbera); Irrational
  • Amazing Acquaintances (Tom and Jerry Tales); Rational
  • The N-Men (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius); Rational
  • Flex Fighters (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters); Rational
  • Zevo-3 (Zevo-3); Rational
  • Bart and Lisa Simpson/Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Super President/James Norcross (Super President)
  • Supreme Girl (Archie's Weird Mysteries)
  • Jade Chan/Amazing T-Girl (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Crimson Chin (The Fairly Oddparents)
  • Super Pals (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Quick Charge (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Circuit-Stream (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Spider-Friends (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends)
  • The Impossibles (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Association of World Super Men (The Powerpuff Girls)

Comics

  • Metahumans (DC Comics); Rational to Irrational
  • Metahumans (Marvel Comics); Rational to Irrational
  • Mane-iac Mayhem (IDW's My Little Pony Equestria Girls); Rational
  • Posthumans (Rising Stars)
  • Superheroes (The Tick)
  • Psiots/Harbingers (Valiant Entertainment Comics); Rational
  • Century Babies (Wildstorm); Rational
  • Gen-Active Humans (Wildstorm); Rational
  • Seedlings (Wildstorm); Rational
  • Justice Force (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Rational
  • Fantastic Femmes (Spoof Comics Presents); Rational
  • The Seven (The Boys)
  • Rick Wilder/Combo Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Gen 13 (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Mark Grayson/Invincible (Image Comics)
  • Guardians of the Globe (Image Comics)
  • Teen Team (Image Comics)
  • Mighty 7 (Stan Lee's Mighty 7)
  • Super-Soldier (Amalgam Comics)
  • Spider-Boy (Amalgam Comics)
  • Mercury (Amalgam Comics)
  • Challengers of the Fantastic (Amalgam Comics)
  • Dark Claw (Amalgam Comics)
  • Amazon (Amalgam Comics)
  • Ultraforce (Ultraforce)
  • Goliath (Amalgam Comics)
  • Colonel Jupiter (Marvel Comics)
  • Terror Twins (Young Justice/DC Comics)
  • Wildguard (Image Comics)
  • Mystery Incorporated (Image Comics)

Movies

  • Carrietta White (Carrie); Irrational
  • Andrew Detmer (Chronicle); Rational
  • Matt Garetty (Chronicle); Rational
  • Steve Montgomery (Chronicle); Rational
  • Tina Shepard (Friday the 13th Series); Irrational
  • Jumpers (Jumper); Rational
  • Michael Myers (Halloween); Irrational
  • Supers (The Incredibles); Rational
  • Enhanced Humans (Marvel Cinematic Universe); Rational to Irrational
  • Movers (Push)
  • Bleeders (Push)
  • Watchers (Push)
  • Shadows (Push)
  • Pushers (Push)
  • Sniffers (Push)
  • Peculiar Ones (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children); Irrational
  • Alice/Janus Prospero (Resident Evil Movie series); Rational
  • Human Force Sensitives (Star Wars series); Irrational
  • Rapunzel Corona (Tangle); Irrational
  • Redpills (The Matrix series); Irrational
  • Brandon Breyer/Brightburn (Brightburn)
  • Jefferson Reed/Meteor Man (Meteor Man)
  • Jenny Johnson/G-Girl (My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Superheroes (Sky High)

Literature

  • Human ESPers (Stephen King Multiverse); Irrational
    • Carrie White
    • Dan Torrence
    • Charlie McGee
    • Abra Stone
  • Divergents (Divergent series); Rational
  • Rapunzel (European Folktales); Irrational
  • Whisperers (Fate's Forsaken); Irrational
  • Supers (The First Superhero); Rational
  • Power Users (Jump-Strike)
  • ULTRAs (The Last Hero); Rational
  • Matilda Wormwood (Matilda); Irrational
  • Metahumans (Meta)
  • Superhumans (The New Heroes); Rational
  • Empowered (ONSET); Rational
  • Prodigies (Renegades); Rational
  • Neohumans (The Young Guardians); Irrational
  • Hunters (Solo Leveling); Irrational

Live Television

  • Alphas (Alphas); Rational
  • Metahumans (Arrowverse/DC Comics); Rational to Irrational
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Irrational
  • Evolved Humans/Evos (Heroes); Rational
  • Henry Coles (Impulse); Rational
  • Nieves (Los Protegidos); Irrational
  • Judith (Los Protegidos); Irrational
  • Supers (The Boys); Rational
  • Jim Ellison (The Sentinel); Rational
  • Metahumans (Smallville); Rational to Irrational
    • Meteor Infected (Smallville); via Kryptonite Meteors; Rational
  • Psychics (Supernatural); Irrational
  • Human Augments (Star Trek series); Rational
  • Homo Superior/Evolved Humans (The Tomorrow People); Rational
  • The Umbrella Academy (The Umbrella Academy); Irrational
  • Various Power Rangers (Power Rangers)
  • Various Superheroes (Mighty Med)

Anime/Manga

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

Folklore/Mythology

  • Samson (Abrahamic Religions); Irrational
  • King Midas (Greek Mythology); Irrational
  • Omar (Islamic Mythology); Irrational
  • 'Amr bin Ma'adi Yakrib (Islamic Mythology); Irrational

Manhwa

  • Traces (Trace)
  • Hunters (Solo Leveling); Irrational
  • High level Martial Arts Masters (Yongbi the Invincible); Irrational

Video Games

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

Web Original

Web Animation

  • Neopolitan (RWBY)
  • Raven Branwen (RWBY)
  • Ruby Rose (RWBY)
  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
  • Weiss Schnee (RWBY)
  • Gooseman (Greasy Moose); Rational

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Cartoons

Comics

Mythology/Folklore

Movies

Literature

Live Television

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Video Games

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