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28th Sep '16 3:48:22 PM Masterweaver
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* Downplayed in the ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld.'' At the end of the first story, the whole world is infused with magic and every human has strange new mutations... but for the most part these mutations follow very similar patterns, with only a few individuals being more powerful than everyone else.
27th Sep '16 5:07:55 AM thatother1dude
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* Minor but awesome example: when the young [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]] saved an old man of being run over by a truck, a tube of mysterious chemical ooze from said truck hit his eyes, granting him SuperSenses. That same tube of ooze fell then into the gutters, covering [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles four turtles and a rat]]. This means that the same FreakLabAccident created '''six''' superheroes.
** Seven including [[{{Comicbook/Alias}} Jessica Jones, aka Jewel]]. Her family was riding in a car which collided with the truck carrying the chemical. The rest of her family was killed, she got powers.
** Well, as far as Splinter and the turtles are concerned, sort of. TMNT was originally a parody of Daredevil and their origin involves the ooze being in a canister that hit a boy "near his eyes" but Marvel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are in different universes.
* Most of the initial heroes and villains in the [[MilestoneComics Dakota Universe]] got their powers from "the Big Bang," when police tried to douse the participants of a massive multi-gang rumble with an experimental radioactive tracker. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Good job, men!]]



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', an explosion at a Singapore spaceport in 2150 caused [[AppliedPhlebotinum Element Zero]] to be spread across a wide area, affecting many unborn humans exposed to it. If you were lucky, nothing happened. If you were extremely unlucky, you died from radiation poisoning. And if you were ''extremely'' lucky, you got [[GravityScrew biotic powers]].
** Kaidan, a biotic caused by the Singapore incident, also mentions that several other such incidents occured over the next few years. While there's never been any proof they weren't genuine industrial accidents, it's ''[[ContrivedCoincidence very]]'' interesting how they never seemed to happen in ''[[TestedOnHumans unpopulated]]'' areas...

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', an explosion at a Singapore spaceport in 2150 caused [[AppliedPhlebotinum Element Zero]] to be spread across a wide area, affecting many unborn humans exposed to it. If you were lucky, nothing happened. If you were extremely unlucky, you died from radiation poisoning. And if you were ''extremely'' lucky, you got [[GravityScrew biotic powers]].
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powers]]. Kaidan, a biotic caused by the Singapore incident, also mentions that several other such incidents occured occurred over the next few years. While there's never been any proof they weren't genuine industrial accidents, it's ''[[ContrivedCoincidence very]]'' interesting how they never seemed to happen in ''[[TestedOnHumans unpopulated]]'' areas...



* In the [[MultipleEndings "good"(ish) ending]] of ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'', all of humanity is [[BioAugmentation Augmented]] with {{Nanomachines}} that provide [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture Perfect Health]], [[ViewersAreGeniuses Universal Education]], and a link to a central AI as part of program of "perfect democracy" - not just universal suffrage, but universal ''intelligence'', ensuring that everyone's vote is based on educated opinions. This results in TheSingularity - world peace, [[MatterReplicator universal prosperity]], rapidly advancing technology, [[IWantMyJetpack easy space development]] and nanotech superpowers... for ''everyone.''
** In comparison, the [[BlackAndGrayMorality alternatives]] are dictatorships by {{Mega Corp}}s, {{Church Militant}}s, or {{Social Darwinist}}s.

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* In the [[MultipleEndings "good"(ish) ending]] of ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'', all of humanity is [[BioAugmentation Augmented]] with {{Nanomachines}} that provide [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture Perfect Health]], [[ViewersAreGeniuses Universal Education]], Education, and a link to a central AI as part of program of "perfect democracy" - not just universal suffrage, but universal ''intelligence'', ensuring that everyone's vote is based on educated opinions. This results in TheSingularity - world peace, [[MatterReplicator universal prosperity]], rapidly advancing technology, [[IWantMyJetpack easy space development]] and nanotech superpowers... for ''everyone.''
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'' In comparison, the [[BlackAndGrayMorality alternatives]] are dictatorships by {{Mega Corp}}s, {{Church Militant}}s, or {{Social Darwinist}}s.



* The Big Bang from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' (and from the original MilestoneComics line that inspired it) would fall under this: the experimental "radioactive tracer gas" that police used during an apocalyptically large gang war left many of those exposed to it (participants and bystanders) with superpowers. Of course, some of these powers were not beneficial, and some characters likely died as a result. It is notable that the number of empowered characters is much lower than the number of people implied to be at the Big Bang.

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* The Big Bang from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' (and from the original MilestoneComics line that inspired it) would fall under this: it): the experimental "radioactive tracer gas" that police used during an apocalyptically large gang war left many of those exposed to it (participants and bystanders) with superpowers. Of course, some of these powers were not beneficial, and some characters likely died as a result. It is notable that the number of empowered characters is much lower than the number of people implied to be at the Big Bang.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy and his friends are all given super powers after flying into a magnetic space storm, as a reference to a similar anomaly which granted the Franchise/FantasticFour their powers. (Of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod they turned out to be only temporary]].)
27th Aug '16 7:37:49 AM 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

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* Superhumans begin to appear in the world of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] 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
27th Aug '16 7:29:08 AM Bosco13
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* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', The Lizard plans to make all humans into superpowered ReptilianHumanoids like him by releasing a chemical cloud from Oscorp's tower, to eliminate the weaknesses he believes plague humanity. Needless to say, Spider-Man stops him.
4th Aug '16 7:09:45 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The storyline of both versions of ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] involve all of the riders being exposed to high amounts of gamma radiation and gaining the Hulk's powers, which the coaster itself simulates the feeling of.
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31st Jul '16 6:06:21 PM jormis29
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31st Jul '16 3:20:43 PM Willbyr
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has a grand total of three Events (with the tie-in books, technically five, as the first spawned beings who became the Titans, and another generation who became the Greek gods), two playing it straight and one inverting. The first is [[BigGood Marcus Cole]] and [[BigBad Stefan Richter]] drinking from the Well Of Furies, which supposedly opened the PandorasBox on superpowers of all origins. Similar to the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} example above, mutants began appearing with more frequency after the first atom bomb was detonated. Finally, the Event was inverted at the beginning of the comics series when Lord Recluse (alias Stefan Richter) depowered all of Paragon City's ''extremely'' numerous heroes. Tying into this is the Event that ''re''-powered all the heroes, the unleashing of Prometheus's Flame.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has a grand total of three Events (with the tie-in books, technically five, as the first spawned beings who became the Titans, and another generation who became the Greek gods), two playing it straight and one inverting. The first is [[BigGood Marcus Cole]] and [[BigBad Stefan Richter]] drinking from the Well Of Furies, which supposedly opened the PandorasBox on superpowers of all origins. Similar to the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen example above, mutants began appearing with more frequency after the first atom bomb was detonated. Finally, the Event was inverted at the beginning of the comics series when Lord Recluse (alias Stefan Richter) depowered all of Paragon City's ''extremely'' numerous heroes. Tying into this is the Event that ''re''-powered all the heroes, the unleashing of Prometheus's Flame.


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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.
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