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3rd Feb '17 4:30:05 AM Doug86
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** [[FanWank It's a bit more complicated than that.]] The [[StarWarsLegends old expanded universe]] has gone back and forth over what the role of Midi Chlorians actually are, though the [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse the new Expanded Universe]]'s current stance is that midi-chlorians act as a go-between for the [[LifeEnergy Living Force]] and the [[SentientCosmicForce Cosmic Force]].

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** [[FanWank It's a bit more complicated than that.]] The [[StarWarsLegends [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends old expanded universe]] has gone back and forth over what the role of Midi Chlorians actually are, though the [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse the new Expanded Universe]]'s current stance is that midi-chlorians act as a go-between for the [[LifeEnergy Living Force]] and the [[SentientCosmicForce Cosmic Force]].
8th Jan '17 1:46:41 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel version of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic's]] body is an infinitely extensible fluid-filled sack containing, in place of an alimentary canal and other organs, just a squishable bolus of microbes that perform all metabolic functions. It's definitely ArtisticLicenseBiology, though fans chalk it up to RuleOfCool and leave it at that.

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic's]] body is an infinitely extensible fluid-filled sack containing, in place of an alimentary canal and other organs, just a squishable bolus of microbes that perform all metabolic functions. It's definitely ArtisticLicenseBiology, though fans chalk it up to RuleOfCool and leave it at that.
4th Dec '16 2:21:58 PM Zwazo57
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*In ''Literature/TheBleedingMan'', no one can figure out how titular character keeps bleeding, or how to stop it.
13th Nov '16 2:11:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Situs inversus'' turns up again in ''Series/OrphanBlack'', where it's used as the explanation of how [[spoiler:Helena survived being shot in the chest at the end of the first season.]]

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* ''Situs inversus'' turns up again in ''Series/OrphanBlack'', where it's used as the explanation of how [[spoiler:Helena [[OrganDodge survived being shot in the chest chest]] at the end of the first season.]]
season]]. Genetic chimerism later makes an appearance in [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, whose two separate DNA profiles were duplicated to produce two lines of clones]].



* There are also quite a few other congenital birth disorders, from practically invisible (webbed fingers/toes), mostly harmless (hare lip, extra finger(s) or toe(s), alopecia (lack of hair)), debilitating (limb deformities), and probably not going to survive for long after birth, if the infant even lasts that long (born ''without most of the brain''). Some people also have pointy ears, pointy teeth, or excess body hair, which makes them look like elves, vampires or werewolves, respectively.

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* There are also quite a few other congenital birth disorders, from practically invisible (webbed fingers/toes), mostly harmless (hare lip, (cleft lip/palate, extra finger(s) or toe(s), alopecia (lack of hair)), debilitating (limb deformities), and probably not going to survive for long after birth, if the infant even lasts that long (born ''without most of the brain''). Some people also have pointy ears, pointy teeth, or excess body hair, which makes them look like elves, vampires or werewolves, respectively.



* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple supernumerary nipple]] is a third nipple that grows on the human body, with a rate of about 1 out of 18 males and 1 out of 50 females. They typically appear on the "milk line" of the human body, but have been known to develop as far away from the chest as a person's foot, and depending on the type are frequently mistaken for moles. Notable people who have supernumerary nipples include MarkWahlberg and ZacEfron

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* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple supernumerary nipple]] is a third nipple that grows on the human body, with a rate of about 1 out of 18 males and 1 out of 50 females. They typically appear on the "milk line" of the human body, but have been known to develop as far away from the chest as a person's foot, and depending on the type are frequently mistaken for moles. Notable people who have supernumerary nipples include MarkWahlberg Music/LilyAllen, Creator/MarkWahlberg, and ZacEfronCreator/ZacEfron.



* Synesthesia is likely another example (likely because science isn't completely sure what causes it, but its most probably biological) It's a sensory condition where two or more senses are connected, causing synesthetes to see sound, or taste words when they speak, for example. As it's something you need to be born with, many synesthetes don't realize that most people don't experience the world the way they do until they're older.

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* Synesthesia is likely another example (likely because science isn't completely sure what causes it, but its most it's probably biological) biological). It's a sensory condition where two or more senses are connected, causing synesthetes to see sound, or taste words when they speak, for example. As it's something you need to be born with, many synesthetes don't realize that most people don't experience the world the way they do until they're older.
6th Oct '16 5:28:48 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Peter Watts' ''[[http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/ The Things]]'' subverts this. The humans in the story are perfectly normal...which is utterly ''baffling'' to the alien. We can't shapeshift [[HumansAreSpecial like all other life in the universe]], we can't truly communicate beyond exchanging grunts, and our minds aren't disseminated throughout all our body cells but left coiled up inside cystic nerve fibers locked within bony cavities. To a creature that doesn't understand the concept of individuality, we're miserable, lonely, barely sapient ''tumors.''
3rd Sep '16 5:20:20 PM Glindart
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* The Deathless Kings from ''Literature/CraftSequence'' are undead human skeletons that can still eat, drink, and have sex.
31st Jul '16 11:09:06 PM M84
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** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.

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** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.dying.
31st Jul '16 11:05:39 PM M84
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** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.

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** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. This is apparently due to an extra gene dubbed the X-gene. Certain outside conditions seem to be able to cause the X-gene to manifest more often in the human population -- the detonation of the atomic bombs during World War II triggered a rise in mutant birthrates. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.
31st Jul '16 10:56:42 PM M84
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* Humans in the MarvelUniverse are very different from RealLife humans thanks to the Celestials' experiments on their ancestors. All humans possess the potential to manifest superpowers if the right conditions are met. Different subspecies have different triggers:
** Eternals and Deviants are born with their powers: Eternals get immortality and the ability to manipulate cosmic energy (at the cost of constantly needing to vent off heat), and the Deviants get BodyHorror.
** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.
** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.
** Baseline humans usually never manifest powers on their own, but exposure to certain (usually life-threatening) conditions can cause them to appear.
11th Jul '16 8:55:27 PM M84
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** The Primarchs. All of the above? Derived from the Primarchs' genetic material. And they were created from the Emperor's genetic material. While the details of their biology remain unknown, the Primarchs' and the Emperor's superhuman abilities are signs that beneath the surface, their bodies were ''very'' different from the bodies of normal humans.

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** The Primarchs. All of the above? Derived from the Primarchs' genetic material. And they were created from the Emperor's genetic material. While the details of their biology remain unknown, the Primarchs' and the Emperor's superhuman abilities are signs that beneath the surface, their bodies were ''very'' different from the bodies of normal humans. A combination of this, his own psyker abilities, and the Golden Throne (which is falling into disrepair), are probably what's keeping the Emperor barely alive even though most of his body has rotted away after Horus tore him apart.
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