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Metahuman
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Place of origin Earth

In DC Comics' DC Universe, a metahuman is a superhuman.[1] The term is roughly synonymous with both mutant and mutate in the Marvel Universe and posthuman in the Wildstorm and Ultimate Marvel Universes. In DC Comics, the term is used loosely in most instances to refer to any human-like being with extranormal powers and abilities, be they technological, alien, mutant, or magical in nature. A significant portion of these are normal human beings born with a genetic variant called the "metagene",[2] which causes them to gain powers and abilities during freak accidents or times of intense psychological distress.

The term as a referent to superheroes began in 1986 by author George R. R. Martin, first in the Superworld role playing system, and then later in his Wild Cards series of novels.[3]

DC Comics[edit]

The term was first used by a fictitious race of extraterrestrials known as the Dominators when they appeared in DC Comics' Invasion! mini-series. The Dominators use this term to refer to any human native of the planet Earth with "fictional superhuman abilities". The prefix "meta-" simply means "beyond", denoting persons and abilities beyond human limits.[4] Metahuman may also relate to an individual who has exceeded what is known as "The Current Potential", meaning one's ability to move matter with mind. (See Telekinesis).

Xenobrood[edit]

Before the White Martians arrived on Earth, Lord Vimana, the Vimanian overlord from the Xenobrood mini-series, claimed credit for the creation of the human race both normal and metahuman, due to their introduction of superpowered alien genetic matter into human germline DNA.[5] The Vimanians in the series forced their super powered worker drones to mate with humanity's ancestors Australopithecus afarensis (3 million years ago), and later Homo erectus (1.5 million years ago) in order to create a race of superpowered slaves.[6]

The Metagene[edit]

The Invasion! mini-series provided a concept for why humans in the DC Universe would survive catastrophic events and develop superpowers. One of the Dominators discovered that select members of the human race had a "biological variant," which he called the meta-gene (also spelled "metagene"). This gene often lay dormant until an instant of extraordinary physical and emotional stress activates it. A "spontaneous chromosomal combustion" then takes place, as the metagene takes the source of the biostress – be it chemical, radioactive or whatever – and turns the potential catastrophe into a catalyst for "genetic change," resulting in metahuman abilities. It should also be noted that DC does not use the "metagene concept" as a solid editorial rule, and few writers explicitly reference the metagene when explaining a character's origin.

DC also has characters born with superhuman abilities, suggesting the metagene can activate spontaneously and without any prior appearance in the ancestry. One well-known example involves Dinah Laurel Lance, the second Black Canary. Although her mother (Dinah Drake Lance, the original Black Canary) was a superhero, neither she nor her husband Larry Lance were born with any known metagenes. However, Dinah Laurel was born with a metagene, the infamous ultrasonic scream known as the Canary Cry.

The prefix meta-, in this context, simply means "beyond"—as in metastable, which is beyond regular stability and ready to collapse at the slightest disruption, or metamorphosis, which is the state of going beyond a single shape. In the DC comic mini-series Invasion!, the Dominators point out that the Meta-gene is contained inside every cell of the human body.

In the DC Comics universe, metahuman criminals are incarcerated in special metahuman prisons, like the prison built on Alcatraz Island, which is outfitted not only with provisions to hold criminals whose powers are science and technology-based, but even mystical dampeners to hold villains (including Homo magi) whose powers are magic based. Prisoners in this facility are tagged with nanobyte tracers injected into their bloodstream that allow them to be located wherever they are.[7]

It is possible for individuals skilled in science and biology to manipulate, dampen or modify the activities of the metagene. During the Final Crisis while the Dominators were devised a Gene Bomb able to accelerate the metagene activity to the point of cellular and physical instabilities, an anti-metagene virus was spread as a last-ditch weapon in the invaded Checkmate quarters. This metavirus has the opposite effects of the Gene Bomb, curbing and shutting down the metagene and stripping the metahumans of their powers for an unspecified amount of time.[8]

White Martians[edit]

According to the storyline in JLA vol. 1 #4 by Grant Morrison,[9] the storylines in Martian Manhunter #25-27 by John Ostrander,[10] and Son of Vulcan #5 by Scott Beatty,[11] the genetic potential for a future metagene was discovered in ancient Homo sapien's DNA (500,000 - 250,000 years ago) by the White Martian race. The White Martians performed experiments on these primitive humans, changing how the metahuman phenotype was expressed by the metagene.

Due to their experiments, they altered the destiny of the human race. Whereas before, evolution would have eventually made mankind into a race of superhumans similar to the Daxamites and Kryptonians, now only a select few humans would develop metahuman powers. As punishment for this, the group of renegades known as the Hyperclan was exiled to the Still Zone, a version of the Phantom Zone.[12][13]

Metavirus[edit]

The White Martians also created a metavirus, a metagene that could be passed from host to host via touch. This metavirus was responsible for the empowerment of the very first Son of Vulcan. From that time onwards, the Sons of Vulcan passed the metavirus down in an unbroken line, sworn to hunt and kill White Martians.

Population[edit]

The terms "meta" and "metahuman" do not refer only to humans born with biological variants. Superman and Martian Manhunter (aliens) as well as Wonder Woman (a near-goddess) and Aquaman (an Atlantean) are referred to in many instances as "metahumans." It can refer to anyone with extraordinary powers, no matter the origins and including those not born with such power. According to Countdown to Infinite Crisis, roughly 1.3 billion metahumans live on Earth, 99.5% of whom are considered "nuisance-level" (such as kids who can bend spoons with their mind and the old lady "who keeps hitting at Powerball"). The other 0.5% are what Checkmate and the OMACs consider alpha, beta and gamma level threats. For example, Superman and Wonder Woman are categorized as alpha level, while Metamorpho is considered a beta level and Ratcatcher is considered a gamma level.

Exo-gene[edit]

The 52 mini-series introduced a toxic mutagen called the Exo-gene (also referred to as the Exogene). It is a toxic gene therapy treatment created by LexCorp for the Everyman Project which creates metahuman abilities in compatible non-metahumans. It first appeared in 52 #4 with the first announcement of the Everyman Project in 52 #8. The project was controversial, creating unstable heroes that gave Luthor an "off switch" for their powers, creating countless mid-flight deaths.

Amalgam[edit]

In the short-lived DC/Marvel Comics crossover "Amalgam Comics" event, in the JLX series (combining Justice League and Marvel's X-Men), metahumans are replaced with metamutants (a portmanteau of metahumans and Marvel's mutants) who are said to carry a 'metamutant gene'.

Television[edit]

DC animated universe[edit]

In animated versions of the DC universe, the term metahuman is used in the animated series Static Shock.

Birds of Prey[edit]

On the television series Birds of Prey, metahumans included heroines Huntress and Dinah Lance. New Gotham has a thriving metahuman underground, mostly made of metahumans who are trying to live their own lives, although a self-hating metahuman, Claude Morton (Joe Flanigan), tries to convince the police that all metahumans are evil. In Birds of Prey, metahumans are treated seemingly as a race or species; the Huntress is described as being "half-metahuman" on her mother's side.

Smallville[edit]

On the television series Smallville, metahumans can occur naturally. However, the majority are the result of exposure to kryptonite, which in the Smallville universe can turn people into superpowered "meteor freaks", often with psychotic side effects. For many seasons of Smallville, all superpowered people other than Kryptonians were so-called meteor freaks, but as the show went on it began to explore further corners of the DC universe. Non-kryptonite metahumans include the Smallville versions of Aquaman, the Flash, Black Canary, and Zatanna.

Young Justice[edit]

On the animated series Young Justice, the alien antagonists known as the Kroloteans have frequently used the term and have even researched into the discovery of a "metagene" by abducting and testing on random humans. The alien reach conduct similar experiments and kidnap a cadre of teen runaways to test for the metagene, leading several of these individuals to develop superpowers. In the episode "Runaways," a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist surmises that the gene is "opportunistic" in as much as it causes its user to develop powers seemingly based on their personal experiences or surroundings.

Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl[edit]

  • In the 2014 television series The Flash, Dr. Harrison Wells and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs developed an advanced particle accelerator in Central City. When it was activated, the device went critical and exploded, releasing a variety of theoretical elements such as dark matter and negative energy. Many Central City residents who were affected by the blast wave were genetically altered by the dark matter, granting them superhuman abilities. People with such abilities are called "metahumans," coined by Wells and his staff. The nature of a metahuman's powers appear to be a result of an external element that they were near or exposed to when hit by the blast. Eventually, under Harrison Wells and Cisco Ramon, S.T.A.R. Labs develops effective metahuman-power dampening technology and prison to confine metahumans.
In Season 2, the parallel world Earth-Two is introduced. On that world, a similar particle accelerator accident occurred at S.T.A.R. Labs in the recent past, which also created several metahumans. The villainous speedster Zoom organizes and commands the other metahumans in a vast criminal mob. He forcibly brings several of his minions to Earth-One to challenge the Flash and his team, including Atom Smasher and Doctor Light. When Zoom attempts to take over Earth-One, he brings dozens of metahumans from his world as his troops. These metahumans, which include Laurel Lance's metahuman counterpart, are subdued and imprisoned by the Flash and the Central City police. Earth-Two's S.T.A.R. Labs also develops anti-metahuman technology similar to its Earth-One counterpart, but Dr. Harrison "Harry" Wells and his staff also invent a metahuman detecting application software and other devices for its public not existed on Earth-One. Central City Police Department obtains S.T.A.R. Labs' technology after they hires Cisco Ramon, and later on government agencies such as A.R.G.U.S. would also have them as well.
In Season 3, more metahumans are created after the Flash's "Flashpoint" excursion on the timeline; S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Caitlin Snow manifests cryokinetic powers similar to her Earth-Two doppelgänger's but with more control with them. In addition, a rogue speedster from an alternate future, Savitar, uses a mystical Hindu artifact Brahmastra (also known as the Philosopher's Stone), to restore the powers of metahumans who existed in the Flashpoint timeline, including Wally West (as a speedster), to act as his minions and enforcers.
  • After The Flash established the existence of metahumans, its sister series Arrow began to feature them, beginning with the arrival of metahuman villain Deathbolt in Starling City (later changed to Star City); the team learns that Deathbolt's powers were not derived from the particle accelerator blast, revealing the existence of metahumans from other means. Later on, the metahuman Double Down arrives in Star City to kill the Green Arrow and his teammates under the employment of the mystic Damien Darhk, though he fails to do so. Magical characters such as Darhk, Constantine, and Vixen recur in subsequent episodes, as well as occasional metahuman threats.
  • Arrow and Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow features numerous metahumans, including Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Vandal Savage (introduced in an Arrow/Flash crossover), as well as recurring characters from those shows.
  • The television series Supergirl is set in a parallel universe to that of Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, in which a variant of Earth where Supergirl resides is later coined as Earth-38 by Cisco Ramon. Humanity is aware of superpowered extraterrestrials such as Supergirl and her cousin Superman, but the existence of metahumans is not widely known on Earth-38 until "Worlds Finest," a crossover with The Flash. In this episode, the Silver Banshee and Livewire publicly battle Supergirl and the Flash, revealing the case of human-derived beings with uncanny abilities in the process. Silver Banshee's powers are mystical in origin and nature, while Livewire's are from a freak mutagenic accident. Since the inhabitants of Supergirl's Earth have no experience with metahuman threats, the Flash provides National City's authorities with the means to combat and contain them before returning to his world. Later, in "We Can Be Heroes", shows that a prison facility at National City is using the Flash's world's metahuman-power dampeners to restrain its superhuman prisoners. However, the revelations of the possibility of human beings to develop superpowers motivate Earth-38's criminals to seek means to have them include targeting metahumans to experiment.

Gotham[edit]

  • In the television series Gotham, Professor Hugo Strange experiments with dead (and alive) bodies of criminals, Arkham Asylum patients, and civilians under the orders of the Court of Owls. There, Strange gives his victims superhuman abilities such as shapeshifting (Clayface), mind control (Fish Mooney) and super strength (Azrael). By the end of Season 2, Strange's victims escape and wreak havoc over the city. Throughout the series, the metahumans are commonly referred to as Strange's Monsters or simply Monsters (an allusion to Batman & the Monster Men).

Film[edit]

DC Extended Universe[edit]

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lex Luthor is stated to be a supporter of the "metahuman thesis". Secretly, he is already conducting studies on them, with particular interest on Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, all of whom he classifies as metahumans. Also, metahumans appear in the movie Suicide Squad as Amanda Waller talks about their abilities when forming the squad. El Diablo, Killer Croc and Enchantress appear in the film.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metahuman Characters - Comic Vine". comicvine.gamespot.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  2. ^ "The Flash: What are Metahumans?". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Wild Cards - Origins". Wildcardsonline.com. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  4. ^ "the definition of meta-". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ Xenobrood 6 (April 1995)
  6. ^ Xenobrood 3-4 (January–February 1995)
  7. ^ Outsiders #12 (July 2004)
  8. ^ Final Crisis: Resist Oneshot (2008)
  9. ^ JLA vol 1 #4 (April 1997)
  10. ^ Martian Manhunter vol 2 #25-27 (December 2000-February 2001)
  11. ^ Son of Vulcan vol 2 #5 (December 2005)
  12. ^ [1] Archived May 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "The Unofficial History of the DC Universe". Dcuguide.com. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 

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