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25th Jun '17 11:17:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Godlike}}'', a supers TabletopRPG set in WorldWarTwo, posits the appearance of superpowered "Talents" starting in 1936. Talents may ''believe'' they got their powers from magical artifacts or radioactive spiders or alien rays, but all are [[PsychicPowers psychics]] with [[RealityWarper the power to warp reality to their will]]. Because they all share the same origin, all Talents can detect other Talent powers in use, and can attempt to interfere with other Talents in a contest of wills.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Godlike}}'', a supers TabletopRPG set in WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, posits the appearance of superpowered "Talents" starting in 1936. Talents may ''believe'' they got their powers from magical artifacts or radioactive spiders or alien rays, but all are [[PsychicPowers psychics]] with [[RealityWarper the power to warp reality to their will]]. Because they all share the same origin, all Talents can detect other Talent powers in use, and can attempt to interfere with other Talents in a contest of wills.
1st Jun '17 8:09:09 PM nombretomado
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* In WhiteWolf's supers RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', super-powered "novas" come about after a massive release of [[PureEnergy quantum energy]] into the atmosphere begins to trigger the "eruption" of [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain heretofore unknown nodes of the human brain]] that allow the novas to manipulate the very building blocks of the universe in certain ways.

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* In WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's supers RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', super-powered "novas" come about after a massive release of [[PureEnergy quantum energy]] into the atmosphere begins to trigger the "eruption" of [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain heretofore unknown nodes of the human brain]] that allow the novas to manipulate the very building blocks of the universe in certain ways.
22nd Apr '17 9:39:30 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'': All of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Phantoms]] in the show are the result of a singular event, a [[RitualMagic dark ritual]] called the Sabbat that killed many people and released the Phantoms that existed within their psyches. This also serves as Wizard's origin; Haruto was present at the Sabbat, but fought back from the DespairEventHorizon, gaining access to his Phantom's magical power in the process. Later on the show introduces characters who got powers independent of the Sabbat, like [[SixthRanger Beast]], who found an artifact TransformationTrinket with a Phantom sealed inside of it.
3rd Apr '17 9:04:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PokeWars'', Ho-oh uses the orb of creation to substantially boost the power of Pokémon attacks and make them lethal. In addition, Lugia uses his own orb of creation to [[spoiler:remove the dampeners of humans, granting them the ability to perform superhuman physical feats.]]

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* In ''PokeWars'', ''Fanfic/PokeWars'', Ho-oh uses the orb of creation to substantially boost the power of Pokémon attacks and make them lethal. In addition, Lugia uses his own orb of creation to [[spoiler:remove the dampeners of humans, granting them the ability to perform superhuman physical feats.]]
16th Mar '17 9:41:31 AM nombretomado
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* The ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting Paragons deals with superpowered individuals appearing in a world LikeRealityUnlessNoted. The point when the paragons first started appearing is called "The Breakout." [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Game Master]], the Breakout can be overt or subtle and a backstory event or the focus of the first session.

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* The ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting Paragons deals with superpowered individuals appearing in a world LikeRealityUnlessNoted. The point when the paragons first started appearing is called "The Breakout." [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Game Master]], the Breakout can be overt or subtle and a backstory event or the focus of the first session.
14th Mar '17 9:32:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/ForgingHephaestus'', there are occasional events called Confluences that result when a combination of unrelated factors result in the appearance of lots of new[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]]. While metas can still appear outside of Confluences, those occasions are far less frequent. The first known Confluence involved a FreakLabAccident, resulting in the laws of physics becoming far more malleable than before, thus allowing superpowers to be possible. Both the Alliance of Heroic Champions and the Villains' Guild anticipate Confluences and scramble to snatch up new recruits and prevent collateral damage from people suddenly having powers. The book's protagonist, a WreathedInFlames scientist named Tori Rivas is "[[AnOfferYouCantRefuse recruited]]" into the Villains' Guild and becomes an apprentice to a retired villain. While she herself gained her powers outside of a Confluence, one happens not long after she joins the Guild.

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* In ''Literature/ForgingHephaestus'', there are occasional events called Confluences that result when a combination of unrelated factors result in the appearance of lots of new[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]]. While metas can still appear outside of Confluences, those occasions are far less frequent. The first known Confluence involved a FreakLabAccident, resulting in the laws of physics becoming far more malleable than before, thus allowing superpowers to be possible. Both the Alliance of Heroic Champions and the Villains' Guild of Villainous Reformation anticipate Confluences and scramble to snatch up new recruits and prevent collateral damage from people suddenly having powers. The book's protagonist, a WreathedInFlames scientist named Tori Rivas is "[[AnOfferYouCantRefuse recruited]]" into the Villains' Guild and becomes an apprentice to a retired villain. While she herself gained her powers outside of a Confluence, one happens not long after she joins the Guild.
13th Mar '17 6:40:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/NightWatch Twilight Watch]]'', the book's villain wants to use a magical artifact to turn all humans in the world into [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]], not realizing that it'll be total chaos with people settling scores and grudges with magic rather than the usual way. In ''Sixth Watch'', a prophecy predicts the death of all Others in the world. It's explained that this will result in humans becoming Others to compensate with the same result as in ''Twilight Watch''. Both events are averted, fortunately.
13th Mar '17 6:21:02 AM ChronoLegion
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** Of course, this doesn't include powers granted through magic, and an episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' season 3 also revealed that metahumans exist who were nowhere near Central City at the time of the accelerator explosion.

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** Of course, this doesn't include powers granted through magic, and an episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' season 3 also revealed that metahumans exist who were nowhere near Central City at the time of the accelerator explosion. The most recent season also gives Team Arrow its own meta, who happened to be in Central City during the event.
13th Mar '17 6:19:43 AM ChronoLegion
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** Then along comes ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', revealing that metahumans have been around since at least TheFourties (e.g. some members of the Justice Society of America). Then there are people affected by [=Nth=] metal (an alien substance from planet Thanagar), such as Vandal Savage, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl. Some are never expalined, such as the Pilgrim's ability to freeze and reverse time locally.

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** Then along comes ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', revealing that metahumans have been around since at least TheFourties TheForties (e.g. some members of the Justice Society of America). Then there are people affected by [=Nth=] metal (an alien substance from planet Thanagar), such as Vandal Savage, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl. Some are never expalined, such as the Pilgrim's ability to freeze and reverse time locally.
13th Mar '17 6:19:13 AM ChronoLegion
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** Of course, this doesn't include powers granted through magic, and an episode of ''Arrow'' season 3 also revealed that metahumans exist who were nowhere near Central City at the time of the accelerator explosion.

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** Of course, this doesn't include powers granted through magic, and an episode of ''Arrow'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' season 3 also revealed that metahumans exist who were nowhere near Central City at the time of the accelerator explosion.explosion.
** Then along comes ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', revealing that metahumans have been around since at least TheFourties (e.g. some members of the Justice Society of America). Then there are people affected by [=Nth=] metal (an alien substance from planet Thanagar), such as Vandal Savage, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl. Some are never expalined, such as the Pilgrim's ability to freeze and reverse time locally.
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