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Subj: Re: What's with the term "Metahumans"?
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 at 10:01:06 am EST (Viewed 196 times)
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I can't be absolutely certain but I suspect the term came into the lexicon as a result of 1989's Invasion introducing the concept of the 'Metagene' - the genetic marker in humanity that enabled Super-powers to be imbued. My faint memory, possibly incorrect, is that it was John Ostrander (Firestorm, Suicide Squad, Manhunter etc) who first coined the term of Metahuman, or at least made it fashionable and widespread through the 1990s...

The Metagene still gets the occasional mention and is still the default rationale used for the science behind humans developing super-powers...

That term seemed to be originally met as used for humans who had the DC version of the X mutant factor unleashed, but over time came to represent any one with super powers/

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