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3rd May '16 7:43:48 PM Manny20444
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* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Many of the previously unconnected villains now related back to Oscorp: Dr. Octopus worked as a scientist there, Toomes became the Vulture because Oscorp stole his technology (which is later used in the Green Goblin's glider), Sandman and Rhino get their powers from Oscorp experiments, Shocker gets his suit as the result of Norman Osborn's machinations, and so on. Interestingly, one of the few major villains in the series whose origin ''was'' related to Oscorp in the comics universe, Tombstone, has a criminal-working relationship with the company, and nothing more.
** ''Spectacular'' also makes use of the ESU genetics lab: For one thing, it's where Spider-Man himself got his powers. Then there was the accident with electric eels that created Electro, which in turn affected Doc Connors' Lizard serum. Doctor Warren later used the Lizard serum research to give Kraven powers. And to top things off, the symbiote later known as Venom was to be studied in the lab, too.

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* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Many of the previously unconnected villains now related back to Oscorp: Oscorp(just like in the Ultimate Universe): Dr. Octopus worked as a brilliant scientist there, and inventor who works at Oscorp, Toomes became the Vulture because Oscorp stole his technology (which is later used in the Green Goblin's glider), technology, Sandman and Rhino get their powers from Oscorp experiments, Shocker gets his suit as the result of Norman Osborn's machinations, and so on. Interestingly, one of the few major villains in the series whose origin ''was'' related to Oscorp in the comics universe, Tombstone, has a criminal-working relationship with the company, and nothing more.
** ''Spectacular'' also makes use of the ESU genetics lab: For one thing, it's where Spider-Man himself got his powers. Then there was the a electrical freak accident with electric eels that created Electro, which in turn affected Doc Connors' Lizard serum. Doctor Miles Warren later used the Lizard serum research in order to give Kraven powers. And to top things off, the symbiote later known as Venom was to be studied in the lab, lab(just like in the Ultimate Universe), too.
7th Apr '16 1:10:13 AM Roach
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* In ''Literature/PerryRhodan'', while humanity has branched into environmentally adapted strains (usually making people stronger, hardier or even smaller), there also exist people with psionic powers called mutants. In the early years, most known mutants were born in 1946 with the implication that they were a result of the nuclear bombs used in 1945. Later, after they finally died off, an evil overlord tried breeding super-soldiers, but was thwarted and removed from power. Several generations later, the descendants of the test subjects hasd a high chance of being totally color-blind (unable to discern colors at all), but exhibiting mutantz powers as well. Unfortunately, after just one artc, most of these were killed off again by a power trying to take a shortcut to becoming a super-intelligence.

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* In ''Literature/PerryRhodan'', while humanity has branched into environmentally adapted strains (usually making people stronger, hardier or even smaller), there also exist people with psionic powers called mutants.mutants, as they literally are just that. In the early years, most known mutants were born in 1946 with the implication that they were a result of the nuclear bombs used in 1945. Later, after they finally died off, an evil overlord tried breeding super-soldiers, but was thwarted and removed from power. Several generations ''generations'' later, the descendants of the test subjects hasd showed a high chance of being totally color-blind (unable to discern colors at all), but while exhibiting mutantz mutant powers as well. Unfortunately, after just one artc, arc, most of these were killed off again by a power trying to take a shortcut to becoming a super-intelligence.
6th Apr '16 9:42:59 AM Roach
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* In ''Literature/PerryRhodan'', while humanity has branched into environmentally adapted strains (usually making people stronger, hardier or even smaller), there also exist people with psionic powers called mutants. In the early years, most known mutants were born in 1946 with the implication that they were a result of the nuclear bombs used in 1945. Later, after they finally died off, an evil overlord tried breeding super-soldiers, but was thwarted and removed from power. Several generations later, the descendants of the test subjects hasd a high chance of being totally color-blind (unable to discern colors at all), but exhibiting mutantz powers as well. Unfortunately, after just one artc, most of these were killed off again by a power trying to take a shortcut to becoming a super-intelligence.
26th Mar '16 3:40:01 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' has an unusual example that overlaps with CompositeCharacter. In the comics, Doomsday (from ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'') was a genetically engineered alien LivingWeapon born on Krypton in the distant past, and he confronted ComicBook/{{Superman}} after he was shot into space by the people of the planet Calaton and ultimately crashed on Earth. The "Kryptonian LivingWeapon" premise is more or less intact in the film, but ComicBook/LexLuthor is the one who performs the experiments that create him, and he creates him by mutating and reanimating General Zod's corpse. Thus, Doomsday and Zod are technically the same being, and Luthor is effectively Doomsday's "father".
7th Mar '16 2:40:27 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** This is in fact a MythologyGag, as in early production KamenRider was going to be called Crossfire, and was a superpowered wrestler.

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** This is in fact a MythologyGag, as in early production KamenRider the original Series/KamenRider was going to be called Crossfire, Cross Fire, and was a superpowered wrestler.
5th Mar '16 3:08:00 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' empowers Elizabethan-era [[CaptainErsatz Captains Ersatz]] of mainstream Marvel characters by sending [[spoiler:CaptainAmerica back in time during a failed execution attempt, which "signals" to the universe that it's time for superheroes to start showing up.]]

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** Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' empowers Elizabethan-era [[CaptainErsatz Captains Ersatz]] of mainstream Marvel characters by sending [[spoiler:CaptainAmerica [[spoiler:ComicBook/CaptainAmerica back in time during a failed execution attempt, which "signals" to the universe that it's time for superheroes to start showing up.]]



* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, both Banner / [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] and Emil Blonsky / the Abomination gained their powers through attempts to replicate CaptainAmerica's SuperSerum. Banner thought he was researching ways to resist radiation and had no idea what his superiors were really after. Emil Blonsky's version of the serum seemed to work just fine, but when the Hulk still curb-stomped him he got greedy and demanded they inject him with even more dangerous serum.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, both Banner / [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] and Emil Blonsky / the Abomination gained their powers through attempts to replicate CaptainAmerica's Film/{{Captain America|The First Avenger}}'s SuperSerum. Banner thought he was researching ways to resist radiation and had no idea what his superiors were really after. Emil Blonsky's version of the serum seemed to work just fine, but when the Hulk still curb-stomped him he got greedy and demanded they inject him with even more dangerous serum.



** Also, in the Six Forgotten Warriors arc, CaptainAmerica brand SuperSerum is responsible for six [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] heroes as well as Black Cat, and even Omega Red from the ''Westernanimation/XMen'' cartoon.

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** Also, in the Six Forgotten Warriors arc, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica brand SuperSerum is responsible for six [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] heroes as well as Black Cat, and even Omega Red from the ''Westernanimation/XMen'' cartoon.



** The Wendigo is also introduced as ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s attempt at recreating the SuperSerum that turned Steve Rogers into CaptainAmerica. In the comics, the Wendigo was the product of an ancient Indigenous curse.

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** The Wendigo is also introduced as ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s attempt at recreating the SuperSerum that turned Steve Rogers into CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. In the comics, the Wendigo was the product of an ancient Indigenous curse.
31st Jan '16 8:11:33 AM nombretomado
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* Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' introduced the concept of the metagene into animation, with the explanation that a small percentage of the human race possessed the genetic potential to develop superpowers in times of duress. Comicbook/{{Static}}, Neutron, and [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of the four CanonForeigner SuperFriends all got their powers from metagenes, as opposed to the comics, where they all had separate and wildly different origins.

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* Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' introduced the concept of the metagene into animation, with the explanation that a small percentage of the human race possessed the genetic potential to develop superpowers in times of duress. Comicbook/{{Static}}, Neutron, and [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of the four CanonForeigner SuperFriends {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} all got their powers from metagenes, as opposed to the comics, where they all had separate and wildly different origins.
8th Jan '16 4:37:04 PM nombretomado
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* The 1990s ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' has the science of "Neogenics", which is basically the science of applying LegoGenetics to an existing life-form (why take years to grow your super-mutant to adulthood when you can zap someone who is already an adult?) in a process that involves a kind of radiation. The spider that bit Peter hadn't been zapped by generic [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation]], but with a "neogenic recombinator". Neogenics goes on to be responsible for the transformation Lizard, Scorpion, Vulture, and Morbius, mostly preserving their comic-book origins but pulling them together in a way that makes it a bit more plausible than a bunch of MillionToOneChance accidents.

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* The 1990s ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' has the science of "Neogenics", which is basically the science of applying LegoGenetics to an existing life-form (why take years to grow your super-mutant to adulthood when you can zap someone who is already an adult?) in a process that involves a kind of radiation. The spider that bit Peter hadn't been zapped by generic [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation]], but with a "neogenic recombinator". Neogenics goes on to be responsible for the transformation Lizard, Scorpion, Vulture, and Morbius, mostly preserving their comic-book origins but pulling them together in a way that makes it a bit more plausible than a bunch of MillionToOneChance accidents.
7th Jan '16 8:01:53 PM nombretomado
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* With the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]]'' series, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' began handling this trope surprisingly well, especially when there are so many series in each {{Continuity}} which requires balancing to prevent StoryBreakerPower. Most involve HumanAliens, AncientAstronauts and so on, but a few games will mix the different varieties of AppliedPhlebotinum as manifestations of some greater, overarching power in the universe. For example, ''Alpha'' establishes that [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]], [[Anime/GaoGaiGar The Power]], [[Anime/GoShogun Beamler]], [[PsychicPower Psychodrivers]], the [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} STMC]], [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Anima Spiritia]] and the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ide]] are all aspects of the AkashicRecords, better known as fate.

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* With the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]]'' series, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' began handling this trope surprisingly well, especially when there are so many series in each {{Continuity}} which requires balancing to prevent StoryBreakerPower. Most involve HumanAliens, AncientAstronauts and so on, but a few games will mix the different varieties of AppliedPhlebotinum as manifestations of some greater, overarching power in the universe. For example, ''Alpha'' establishes that [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]], [[Anime/GaoGaiGar The Power]], [[Anime/GoShogun Beamler]], [[PsychicPower Psychodrivers]], the [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} STMC]], [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Anima Spiritia]] and the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ide]] are all aspects of the AkashicRecords, better known as fate.
1st Jan '16 7:49:18 PM jormis29
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* The backstory of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' involves the original SuperHero and his RivalTurnedEvil opening Pandora's Box, unleashing the last four millennia of humanity's stored creativity. This was in the early 1930s, again paralleling UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. In the novel ''Web of Arachnos'', it's claimed that the last time the box was opened, it led to the gods of Greek myth. But it's also said specifically that not ''all'' beings of legend were born of its power...

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* The backstory of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' involves the original SuperHero and his RivalTurnedEvil opening Pandora's Box, PandorasBox, unleashing the last four millennia of humanity's stored creativity. This was in the early 1930s, again paralleling UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. In the novel ''Web of Arachnos'', it's claimed that the last time the box was opened, it led to the gods of Greek myth. But it's also said specifically that not ''all'' beings of legend were born of its power...
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