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18th Nov '16 5:49:12 PM Ramidel
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* In ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' a very small number of humans are manifesting psychic powers in a world where psychic powers aren't supposed to exist.
27th Sep '16 4:53:35 AM thatother1dude
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* Because of an explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's explicitly stated that their children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.

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* Because of an factory explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', it's explicitly stated that their future generation of children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel. \n* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.


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25th Sep '16 10:43:51 PM Benthelame
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* Because of an explosion caused by the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' It's explicitly stated that their children will look weirder than they do. That's really saying something considering that [[CrapsaccharineWorld The town of Elmore]] is full of Talking Donuts, [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers ]], sentient everything and a few [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] thrown in for good measure. I mean, even [[TooDumbToLive Richard]] getting a job would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. To top it off, the world itself is capable of getting rid of everyone it deems useless or boring, [[AndIMustScream Trapping them in a frozen state in some alternate dimension]] and giving everyone LaserGuidedAmnesia so that even their closest friends don't remember them. Talk about NightmareFuel.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' uses this trope on an arguably smaller scale. It seems that everyone and their third cousin was at the docks when a toxic gas escaped and consequently they breathed it in. Those who did so gained super powers and are deemed "Bang Babies" by the normal people in the city.
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7th Sep '16 1:20:34 AM PaulA
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* In OctaviaButler's ''[[Literature/ParableOfTheSower Earthseed]]'' books, a drug designed to cure mental degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's winds up giving the kids [[TheEmpath "hyper-empathy syndrome"]] which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.

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* In OctaviaButler's Creator/OctaviaButler's ''[[Literature/ParableOfTheSower Earthseed]]'' books, a drug designed to cure mental degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's winds up giving the kids [[TheEmpath "hyper-empathy syndrome"]] which causes them to hallucinate feeling the pain of others.
16th Aug '16 10:51:31 AM htuttle
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* ''{{VideoGame/X-COM}}: Apocalypse'' introduces genetic hybrids of humans and the sectoids of the first game. They're some of the best soldiers you can recruit in the game, because of their high level of psi stats and lack of real drawbacks. They have no sinister motives, since the aliens that intended to exploit them were wiped out almost a century earlier, but are still discriminated against by the people and government of Mega-Primus.

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* ''{{VideoGame/X-COM}}: Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'' introduces genetic hybrids of humans and the sectoids of the first game. They're some of the best soldiers you can recruit in the game, because of their high level of psi stats and lack of real drawbacks. They have no sinister motives, since the aliens that intended to exploit them were wiped out almost a century earlier, but are still discriminated against by the people and government of Mega-Primus.
15th Aug '16 11:39:01 PM PaulA
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* In ''Ethan of Athos'' (in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga universe), telepath Terrence Cee [[spoiler: has inserted the telepathy gene into every one of the female genetic samples sent to the exclusively male-populated planet Athos for their reproductive machines, intending to cause one of these. Unusually, protagonist Ethan eventually decides this is a good idea for everyone involved and rolls with it.]]
** Ethan's logic is impeccable and has a moral basis. [[spoiler: With genetic samples having already found their way into the hands of imperialist and generally nasty powers, and Terrence as proof that telepaths are possible, it's only a matter of time before cloned and indoctrinated telepath minorities become government tools. The only way to counter this danger to human freedom is with a race with a free telepath majority.]]

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* In ''Ethan of Athos'' (in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga universe), ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', telepath Terrence Cee [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has inserted the telepathy gene into every one of the female genetic samples sent to the exclusively male-populated planet Athos for their reproductive machines, intending to cause one of these. these.]] Unusually, protagonist Ethan eventually decides this is a good idea for everyone involved and rolls with it.]]
** Ethan's logic is impeccable and has a moral basis. [[spoiler: With
it: [[spoiler:With genetic samples having already found their way into the hands of imperialist and generally nasty powers, and Terrence as proof that telepaths are possible, it's only a matter of time before cloned and indoctrinated telepath minorities become government tools. The only way to counter this danger to human freedom is with a race with a free telepath majority.]]
4th Jun '16 6:46:10 PM zarpaulus
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* The premise of ''[[http://www.twindragonscomic.com/comic/the-beginning/ Twin Dragons]]'' is that sixteen years previous one in one thousand births began to produce "hybrids" with varying degrees of animal traits. The protagonists of course are fraternal twins who ended up with dragon traits.
14th May '16 2:42:16 AM Doug86
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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}[=/=]Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration crossover novel ''Planet X'' has a group of HumanAliens who, at age twenty-two, begin exhibiting destructive powers. They are revealed [[spoiler:to have been genetically engineered as potential SuperSoldiers by aggressive but lazy aliens]].

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}[=/=]Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Comicbook/XMen[=/=]Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration crossover novel ''Planet X'' has a group of HumanAliens who, at age twenty-two, begin exhibiting destructive powers. They are revealed [[spoiler:to have been genetically engineered as potential SuperSoldiers by aggressive but lazy aliens]].
14th May '16 2:41:42 AM Doug86
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* The original explanation for {{Mutants}} (the "Children of the Atom") in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' was as a side-effect of [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb testing]].

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* The original explanation for {{Mutants}} (the "Children of the Atom") in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' was as a side-effect of [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb testing]].
10th Apr '16 7:24:45 AM erforce
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* Perhaps the first screen media example: 1960's ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'', based on Creator/JohnWyndham's novel ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos''. Followed in 1964 by ''Children of the Damned'', and then remade, again as ''Village of the Damned'', in 1995.

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* Perhaps the first screen media example: 1960's ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned'', ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960'', based on Creator/JohnWyndham's novel ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos''. ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos'', where an entire town loses its consciousness for a day, and finds out later that all the women have become pregnant during that time. Followed in 1964 1963 by ''Children of the Damned'', ''Film/ChildrenOfTheDamned'', and then remade, again as ''Village ''[[Film/VillageOfTheDamned1995 Village of the Damned'', Damned]]'', in 1995.
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