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17th Jul '16 5:18:39 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' has something like this. Lex Luthor comes from the future where he killed the Justice League, only for Brainiac to show up and ruin his party. So he goes back in time to give large numbers of people superpowers to stop his past-self's plans AND Brainiac. The Exobytes contain data on all of earths heroes and villains, they are released into the atmosphere infecting random people who can be either good or evil depending on their personality before being infected.

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* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' has something like this. Lex Luthor comes from the future where he killed the Justice League, only for Brainiac to show up and ruin his party. So he goes back in time to give large numbers of people superpowers to stop his past-self's plans AND Brainiac. The Exobytes contain data on all of earths Earth's heroes and villains, they and are released into the atmosphere infecting random people who can be either good or evil depending on their personality before being infected.
17th Jul '16 5:18:14 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' has something like this. Lex Luthor comes from the future where he killed the Justice League, only for Brainiac to show up and ruin his party. So he goes back in time to give large numbers of people superpowers to stop his past-self's plans AND Brainiac. The Exobites contain data on all of earths heroes and villains, they are released into the atmosphere infecting random people who can be either good or evil depending on their personality before being infected.

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* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' has something like this. Lex Luthor comes from the future where he killed the Justice League, only for Brainiac to show up and ruin his party. So he goes back in time to give large numbers of people superpowers to stop his past-self's plans AND Brainiac. The Exobites Exobytes contain data on all of earths heroes and villains, they are released into the atmosphere infecting random people who can be either good or evil depending on their personality before being infected.
9th Jul '16 12:00:02 AM PantaroP
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* In a [[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bartman]] comic, every human in Springfield except Bart(man) got hit with a nuclear blast. Not only did they gain diverse powers, but they started fighting each other for no particular reason. Bart(man) observed, "[[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity With great power comes even greater irresponsibility!]]"

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* In a [[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bartman]] comic, The Simpsons]] comic event "When Bongos Collide", every human in Springfield except Bart(man) Bart got hit with a nuclear blast.blast caused by Itchy and Scratchy turned real. Not only did they gain diverse powers, but they started fighting each other for no particular reason. Bart(man) Bart observed, "[[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity With great power comes even greater irresponsibility!]]"irresponsibility!]]" In order to set things right, Bart dons his Bartman persona, and using Flanders' video camera, a comic book, and the same alien technology that made Itchy and Scratchy real, he teams up with Radioactive Man.
22nd Jun '16 7:16:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' has [[FreakLabAccident 1150 GMT, 24 December 1981]], in which babies born at that time become a Whispered.
* In the ''TigerAndBunny'' universe, people started developing or being born with many and varied superpowers about forty-five years before the time the show's set in. No one is quite sure ''why'' this happened -- they just roll with it.

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* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has [[FreakLabAccident 1150 GMT, 24 December 1981]], in which babies born at that time become a Whispered.
* In the ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' universe, people started developing or being born with many and varied superpowers about forty-five years before the time the show's set in. No one is quite sure ''why'' this happened -- they just roll with it.
4th Jun '16 11:04:36 PM KrspaceT
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* Superhumans begin to appear in the world of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls]] in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/316498/equestria-girls-the-empowered-world Equestria Girls The Empowered World]] after an explosion of Equestrian energy in Canterlot. The source of it is yet unknown, but it appears to have been caused by the formation of the Human World Elements of Harmony
31st May '16 7:43:11 PM TitoMosquito
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* In ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'', Magneto's plan is to turn all the world leaders into mutants.

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* In ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'', Magneto's plan is to turn all the world leaders into mutants. Not only would it kill the leaders, [[spoiler:but it also broke the mental barrier that sealed the Dark Phoenix within Jean Grey's psyche.]]



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** The series has arguably had three [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent mass super empowering events]], the first being the infusion of the initial 4400 returnees with promicin. Many non-returnees later get powers when [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned extremists]] make promicin shots available to the public. The series ends with thousands of people in Seattle, [[spoiler: including almost all of the remaining protagonists]], getting powers as a result of the PowerIncontinence of a character with the ability to release promicin into the atmosphere.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' '''ends''' with a mass super empowering event, with Willow using the power of the Slayer Scythe to make all the Potential Slayers around the world into full Slayers.

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** The series has arguably had three [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent mass super empowering super-empowering events]], the first being the infusion of the initial 4400 returnees with promicin. Many non-returnees later get powers when [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned well-intentioned extremists]] make promicin shots available to the public. The series ends with thousands of people in Seattle, [[spoiler: including almost all of the remaining protagonists]], getting powers as a result of the PowerIncontinence of a character with the ability to release promicin into the atmosphere.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' '''ends''' with a mass super empowering super-empowering event, with Willow using the power of the Slayer Scythe to make all the Potential Slayers around the world into full Slayers.
15th Apr '16 10:40:41 AM Godzillawolf
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* This is the OriginStory of the title entities of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''. They originated as beings similar to humans, but their sun began to die. So they built the Plasma Spark to act as their artificial sun to survive. This had the side effect of mutating the entire species into gigantic EnergyBeings of immense power.
22nd Mar '16 4:30:52 PM LondonKdS
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* Lavie Tidhar's novel ''The Violent Century'' is a deconstruction of World War II AlternateHistory stories involving the existence of superpowered people (the superpowered people are too few in number and historical forces too gargantuan for history to be changed much if at all) in which all the great powers have superpeople by 1939 due to the effects of a quantum physics experiment in the mid-1930s by a MadScientist named Dr. Vomacht.
4th Mar '16 10:21:50 AM Scorntex
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** Similarly, the White Event from the short-lived reboot ''Newuniversal'', which explores the idea more. Here, rather than being random happenstance, it's a deliberate act by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, designed to help mankind through a "paradigm shift" as the planet enters a "strangematter web". Problem is, the choosing is at random. So the man given the Starbrand is drunk off his ass, and the man give the Justice glyph is a brain-dead cop (who subsequently thinks he's in Hell). The setting also mentions a previous failed event, The Fireworks, which occurred back in the 60s, and only produced three superbeings, who were all killed within a decade. And there was ''another'' event several thousand years before, which did work... only one of the people empowered was an utter bastard who started killing and mind-raping the others for his own gain (and by the modern day, that event is completely lost to history).
27th Feb '16 3:05:40 PM Prfnoff
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* The anime ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' fits this rather neatly, having a mysterious event which opened two mystical singularities known as "Heaven's Gate" and "Hell's Gate" -- in South America and [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], respectively -- resulting in people from around the world being transformed into either Contractors (those with special powers who are stripped of their emotions/morality [[spoiler: [[TinMan although, that turns out to be much more complicated]]]]) or Dolls (people left almost completely non-sapient who are used as living tracking devices), and the atmosphere around the earth being replaced by an AlienSky that cut off Earth from the rest of the universe.
* ''{{NEEDLESS}}'' has a WWIII level event causing a 'black spot'. Many of the people within this area have superhuman powers. [[spoiler: Late in the anime, it's revealed that originally a CrystalDragonJesus Figure existed within the area and his death caused the powers to spread throughout the black spot.]]

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* The anime ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' fits this rather neatly, having a mysterious event which opened two mystical singularities known as "Heaven's Gate" and "Hell's Gate" -- in South America and [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], respectively -- resulting in people from around the world being transformed into either Contractors (those with special powers who are stripped of their emotions/morality [[spoiler: [[TinMan although, that turns out to be much more complicated]]]]) or Dolls (people left almost completely non-sapient who are used as living tracking devices), and the atmosphere around the earth being replaced by an AlienSky that cut off Earth from the rest of the universe.
* ''{{NEEDLESS}}'' ''Manga/{{NEEDLESS}}'' has a WWIII WorldWarIII level event causing a 'black spot'. Many of the people within this area have superhuman powers. [[spoiler: Late in the anime, it's revealed that originally a CrystalDragonJesus Figure existed within the area and his death caused the powers to spread throughout the black spot.]]
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