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"We're mutants. Born different from baseline humanity, with an enhanced genome that gives us super-powers. You piss us off at your peril."
― Shadowcat (Marvel Comics)

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

Also Called

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

Scientific

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.

Non-Scientific

Non-Scientific Metahumans gain their powers whether they have abilities bestowed upon them by supernatural beings, enchantment, training to bestow powers like Telekinesis for example, being blessed or granted wishes to obtain powers, and among any other methods without any genetic tinkering. Unlike scientific-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. Just because Superhumans are of this category, doesn't necessarily mean they are any weaker than scientific-based Metahumans.

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.
  • 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

  • By definition, the prefix Meta, simply means beyond, which also qualifies to Metahumans that they are Homo Sapiens that are beyond the limitations of their kind, which would make them the very staple of their derivative race that they stem from.
  • Depending on the amount of powers they possess, especially regarding resistance/immunity, etc, Metahumans can be much stronger and more powerful than regular humans in the long run. For example, they could survive environments that would be otherwise dangerous to normal humans, they can defeat threats that regular to peak humans couldn't fight back, and can even handle occupations to a much better intuitive standard, as well as acquiring better skills that normal to peak humans could never hope to reach.

Known Users

Cartoons

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

Comics

Movies

  • Carrietta White (Carrie Series)
  • Andrew Detmer (Chronicle)
  • Matt Garetty (Chronicle)
  • Steve Montgomery (Chronicle)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Jumpers (Jumper)
  • Supers (The Incredibles)
  • Enhanced Humans (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Peculiar Ones (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children)
  • Alice/Janus Prospero (Resident Evil Movie Series)
  • Rapunzel Corona (Tangled)
  • Thomas A. Anderson/Neo (The Matrix Series)
  • Human Force Sensitives (Star Wars Series)

Literature

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

Live Television

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

Anime/Manga

  • Ajins (Ajin)
  • Alchemist Warriors (Buso Renkin)
  • Altered (Area D)
  • Code:Breakers (Code:Breaker)
  • Contractors (Darker than Black)
  • Titan Shifters (Attack On Titan)
  • Fullbringers (Bleach)
  • Quincy (Bleach)
  • Ryohei Sasawaga (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara No Kyoukai)
  • Shinobi/Kunoichi (Naruto)
  • Deadmen (Deadman Wonderland)
  • Superhumans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Various Characters (Charlotte)
  • Various Characters (Inou Battle wa Nichijou kei no Naka de)
  • Various Characters (Sagrada Reset)
  • High Humans (The New Gate)
  • Koutarou Satomi (Invaders of the Rokujyoma)
  • Vinsmoke Family (One Piece)
  • Various Characters (One-Punch Man)
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parastye); after fusing with Migi’s cells
  • Alter Users (s-CRY-ed)
  • Superhumans/Quirk-Users (My Hero Academia)
  • Espers (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Espers (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Espers (Akira)
  • 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)
  • Midora (Toriko)
  • NEXT (Tiger and Bunny)
  • Players (Darwin's Game)

Folklore/Mythology

  • King Midas (Greek Mythology)
  • Bhima (Mahabharata/Hindu Mythology)

Manhwa

Video Games

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

Other

  • Iris Thompson/SCP-105 (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-040 - Evolution's Child (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-1440 - The Old Man from Nowhere (SCP Foundation)

Web Animation

Gallery

Cartoons

Comics

Movies

Literature

Live Television

Manga/Anime

Video Games

Web Animation