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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatHotness:
** Caitlin Fairchild's gen-activation changed her from a redhead ShrinkingViolet geek girl to an AmazonianBeauty.
** Ja'nelle Moorhead's gen-activation turned her from a short, overweight wannabe-rapper into a StatuesqueStunner, so basically the same as Caitlin's.






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* AmbiguouslyBi: Zigzagged with Rainmaker. Despite originally claiming to be lesbian in early stories by Mike Choi, later stories by Scott Lobdell confirm she is bisexual and even dating Burnout.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Zigzagged with Rainmaker. Despite originally claiming to be lesbian in early stories by Mike Choi, later stories by Scott Lobdell confirm insisted that she is was bisexual and even dating Burnout.Burnout. When the Wildstorm universe was rebooted, this was undone, and Rainmaker became a lesbian again.



* BeachEpisode: The second issue of the first ongoing series is a veritable beach/swimsuit extravaganza, made even more notable by the revelation of a major cast member as a homosexual.

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* BeachEpisode: The second issue of the first ongoing series is a veritable beach/swimsuit extravaganza, made even more notable by the revelation of a major cast member as a homosexual.lesbian.



* {{BFG}}: In the first arc, the newly gen-active Fairchild picks up a massive laser/rifle type weapon she obtained from one of the fallen I/O ops to brandish in her fight to save her new comrades....though it seemed to be more of just a chance to see a hot spandex wearing redhead brandish a gun considering she was now about 6'5 and superhumanly strong regardless.

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* {{BFG}}: In the first arc, the newly gen-active Fairchild picks up a massive laser/rifle type weapon she obtained from one of the fallen I/O ops to brandish in her fight to save her new comrades....comrades... though it seemed to be more of just a chance to see a hot spandex wearing redhead brandish a gun considering she was now about 6'5 and superhumanly strong regardless.



* BreakTheHaughty: Warren Ellis' run on [=DV8=] consist almost entirely of this happening to the cast. Even sociopath like Bliss and Treshold ends up broken or close to breaking point.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Warren Ellis' run on [=DV8=] consist consists almost entirely of this happening to the cast. Even sociopath like Bliss and Treshold Threshold ends up broken or close to breaking point.



** Gwen Matura, who was Asian-American, and whose powers came from a magic spirit dragon. Really.

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** Gwen Matura, Matsura, who was Asian-American, and whose powers came from a magic spirit dragon. Really.

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See also ''ComicBook/TeamSeven'', where Lynch as well the fathers of various of this team came from.


The book was created by Brandon Choi, Jim Lee and artist J. Scott Campbell, and any familiarity with those three should already give an idea of what the book was going to entail. The characters were introduced in ''Comicbook/{{Deathmate}} Black'' (September, 1993). In 1994, they got a 5-issue mini-series. It sold well enough for the introduction of an ongoing series in 1995. It focused on the exploits of five teens who were invited to participate in a government research project, but who all later discovered it was nothing more than a prison used to locate children with "Gen-Active" genes that the government would later attempt to experiment on and use as weapons, of course.

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The book was created by Brandon Choi, Jim Lee Creator/JimLee and artist J. Scott Campbell, Creator/JScottCampbell, and any familiarity with those three should already give an idea of what the book was going to entail. The characters were introduced in ''Comicbook/{{Deathmate}} Black'' (September, 1993). In 1994, they got a 5-issue mini-series. It sold well enough for the introduction of an ongoing series in 1995. It focused on the exploits of five teens who were invited to participate in a government research project, but who all later discovered it was nothing more than a prison used to locate children with "Gen-Active" genes that the government would later attempt to experiment on and use as weapons, of course.



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[[caption-width-right:213:Don't be fooled by the above shot. [[SubvertedTrope In some issues they were completely naked.]]]]


** However, there may actually be a legitimate yet subtle explanation behind it. Their parents (Gen-12) all had SuperSerum psychic powers, which they could barely control. Given how the latency of Gen-13's powers, the superpowers they got maybe be a reflection of themselves in name and personality. Caitlin ''Fairchild'' was a nerdy shy wallflower who wanted more attention and so she gained a very ''fair'' body (hers is the most subtle example.) Slacker ''wannabe'' Percy "Grunge" Chang would end up with the power to ''mimic'' anything. Sarah ''Rainmaker's'' powers speak for themselves regarding her Native American hertiage. Robert "Burnout" Lee is an angsty musician who's "burnt-out" regarding his passion for music and thus may be looking for something to ''re-ignite'' his passion or fire for music. And lastly, Roxanne "Free Fall" Spaulding, a ShrinkingViolet who was always pushed around and now wishes to ''push back'' against people and force them down to make herself go up.

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** However, there may actually be a legitimate yet subtle explanation behind it. Their parents (Gen-12) all had SuperSerum psychic powers, which they could barely control. Given how the latency of Gen-13's powers, the superpowers they got maybe be a reflection of themselves in name and personality. Caitlin ''Fairchild'' was a nerdy shy wallflower who wanted more attention and so she gained a very ''fair'' body (hers is the most subtle example.) Slacker ''wannabe'' Percy "Grunge" Chang would end up with the power to ''mimic'' anything.the properties of anything he touches. Sarah ''Rainmaker's'' powers speak for themselves regarding her Native American hertiage. Robert "Burnout" Lee is an angsty musician who's "burnt-out" regarding his passion for music and thus may be looking for something to ''re-ignite'' his passion or fire for music. And lastly, Roxanne "Free Fall" Spaulding, a ShrinkingViolet who was always pushed around and now wishes to ''push back'' against people and force them down to make herself go up.


** However, there may actually be a legitimate yet subtle explanation behind it. Their parents (Gen-12) all had SuperSerum psychic powers, which they could barely control. Given how the latency of Gen-13's powers, the superpowers they got maybe be a reflection of themselves in name and personality. Caitlin was a nerdy shy young woman who wanted to be more, so she got an envious physique. Slacker ''wannabe'' Percy "Grunge" Chang would end up with the power to ''mimic anything'. Sarah Rainmaker meanwhile has her powers associated with her unique last name. "Burnout" is an angsty musician looking for something to "re-ignite" his fire. And lastly, Roxanne, a former ShrinkingViolent who was always pushed around would become indestructible and strong enough to ''literally'' push everyone back.

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** However, there may actually be a legitimate yet subtle explanation behind it. Their parents (Gen-12) all had SuperSerum psychic powers, which they could barely control. Given how the latency of Gen-13's powers, the superpowers they got maybe be a reflection of themselves in name and personality. Caitlin ''Fairchild'' was a nerdy shy young woman wallflower who wanted to be more, more attention and so she got an envious physique. gained a very ''fair'' body (hers is the most subtle example.) Slacker ''wannabe'' Percy "Grunge" Chang would end up with the power to ''mimic anything'. ''mimic'' anything. Sarah Rainmaker meanwhile has her ''Rainmaker's'' powers associated with speak for themselves regarding her unique last name. Native American hertiage. Robert "Burnout" Lee is an angsty musician who's "burnt-out" regarding his passion for music and thus may be looking for something to "re-ignite" ''re-ignite'' his fire. passion or fire for music. And lastly, Roxanne, Roxanne "Free Fall" Spaulding, a former ShrinkingViolent ShrinkingViolet who was always pushed around would become indestructible and strong enough now wishes to ''literally'' push everyone back.''push back'' against people and force them down to make herself go up.


* BlobMonster: Caitlin became this following [[spoiler: her death and rebirth]], displaying a nifty teleportation ability with it as well, though it remains to be seen whether or not she retained these powers following the DC 2011 reboot when the series was merged with DC.

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* BlobMonster: Caitlin became this following [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her death and rebirth]], displaying a nifty teleportation ability with it as well, though it remains to be seen whether or not she retained these powers following the DC 2011 reboot when the series was merged with DC.



** One of the earlier runs had the Gen13 kids battle an Italian superhero team who worked for the Vatican.



** The third occurred with the Worldstorm reboot of the Wildstorm universe

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** The third occurred with the Worldstorm reboot of the Wildstorm universeuniverse, which was complicated by the fact that the Wildstorm's editors couldn't decide just how far the reboot was supposed to go, and failed to keep Gail Simone in the loop.



* ContinuitySnarl: The Creator/GailSimone run ended up being this due to ExecutiveMeddling. Wildstorm's editors flip-flopped back and forth over weather the Worldstorm re-launch of Wildstorm's titles were going to be a full reboot, a soft-boot or not a reboot at all, and then failed to tell Simone when they reached a conclusion. The result was her run being a full ContinuityReboot at odds with the rest of the relaunched Wildstorm Universe.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The Creator/GailSimone run ended up being this due to ExecutiveMeddling. Wildstorm's editors flip-flopped back and forth over weather whether the Worldstorm re-launch of Wildstorm's titles were going to be a full reboot, a soft-boot or not a reboot at all, and then failed to tell Simone when they reached a conclusion. The result was her run being a full ContinuityReboot at odds with the rest of the relaunched Wildstorm Universe.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Fairchild.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Fairchild.Fairchild has many male admirers and at least one female admirer.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Rainmaker frequently admonishes Grunge for being perverted, but she herself makes perverted comments towards women. For example in Issue 17 she yells at Grunge for staring at them when they were kidnapped and dressed in teddies, but two pages before remarks to Catlin that a Coda Warrior has a "nice ass."

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Rainmaker frequently admonishes Grunge for being perverted, but she herself makes perverted comments towards women. For example in Issue 17 she yells at Grunge for staring at them when they were kidnapped and dressed in teddies, but two pages before remarks to Catlin Caitlin that a Coda Warrior has a "nice ass."



* InNameOnly: Grunge in the New 52. About the only thing left of the character is the name, the costume and the powers; the Grunge we meet in the New 52 is not only tall and clearly Caucasian -- he's also a sadistic, murderous bad guy who scoffs at ideas like "mercy," "compassion" and "morality."

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* InNameOnly: Grunge in the New 52. About the only thing left of the character is the name, the costume and the powers; the Grunge we meet in the New 52 is not only tall and clearly Caucasian -- he's also a sadistic, murderous bad guy who scoffs at ideas like "mercy," "compassion" and "morality." "morality".



* SimilarSquad: The "Mongolian Barbeque Horde" from Adam Warren's run.

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* SimilarSquad: The "Mongolian Barbeque Barbecue Horde" from Adam Warren's run.



* TownGirls Rainmaker (Femme) Fairchild (Neither) and Freefall (Butch)

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* TownGirls Rainmaker (Femme) Fairchild (Neither) and Freefall (Butch)(Butch).




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* YourCheatingHeart: At one point, Grunge had a fling with Swift from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' while he was still dating Freefall.


* StevenUlyssesPerhero: From the "They weren't even trying" file - What were the odds that someone named "Sarah Rainmaker" would gain weather control powers? She's a Native American, see, and as we all know they all have names like that, right? Right?
** The same book gave us the slightly less on the nose Caitlin Fairchild, who imaginatively fights crime with the Code Name "Fairchild." The manifestation of her powers gave her enhanced beauty and a perfect physique.
** And Burnout's nickname was "Burnout" before he gained fire powers.
** Their Gen-12 parents were all given (barely-controllable) psychic powers via SuperSerum. Perhaps, since their own powers were inherent until activated, they subconsciously "selected" what powers they got based on their own names and/or personalities? It would also explain why a slacker ''wannabe'' would end up with the power to ''mimic anything'' and a shrinking violet who was always pushed around would become indestructible and strong enough to ''literally'' push everyone back.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: They inherit powers from the genetic SuperSoldier project that produced Team 7 and other gen-actives. Naturally, these powers have nothing to do with their parents' powers.

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* StevenUlyssesPerhero: From Much of the "They weren't even trying" file - What were the odds that someone named "Sarah Rainmaker" would gain weather control powers? She's a Native American, see, and as we all know they all cast have names like that, right? Right?
**
or nicknames that match perfectly with their powers. The same book gave us big example is the slightly less on the nose Native American Sarah Rainmaker getting weather manipulation powers. Caitlin Fairchild, who imaginatively fights crime with Fairchild meanwhile becomes an AmazonianBeauty while Burnout gets fire powers, despite the Code Name "Fairchild." The manifestation of her powers gave her enhanced beauty and a perfect physique.
** And Burnout's
nickname was "Burnout" before he gained fire powers.
from being beforehand.
** However, there may actually be a legitimate yet subtle explanation behind it. Their Gen-12 parents were (Gen-12) all given (barely-controllable) had SuperSerum psychic powers via SuperSerum. Perhaps, since their own powers were inherent until activated, powers, which they subconsciously "selected" what powers could barely control. Given how the latency of Gen-13's powers, the superpowers they got based on their own names and/or personalities? It would also explain why maybe be a slacker reflection of themselves in name and personality. Caitlin was a nerdy shy young woman who wanted to be more, so she got an envious physique. Slacker ''wannabe'' Percy "Grunge" Chang would end up with the power to ''mimic anything'' and anything'. Sarah Rainmaker meanwhile has her powers associated with her unique last name. "Burnout" is an angsty musician looking for something to "re-ignite" his fire. And lastly, Roxanne, a shrinking violet former ShrinkingViolent who was always pushed around would become indestructible and strong enough to ''literally'' push everyone back.
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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: They inherit powers from the genetic SuperSoldier project that produced Team 7 and other gen-actives. Naturally, these powers have nothing to do with their parents' powers. powers, which were psychic powers they could barely control (though as noted above, said powers appeared to become a reflection of them.)


* {{Adorkable}}: The "New52" Fairchild in her [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/91/Fairchild_0005.png "normal"]] form

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* {{Adorkable}}: The "New52" "ComicBook/New52" Fairchild in her [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/91/Fairchild_0005.png "normal"]] form



** In her New52 incarnation she can become muscular at will by activating her powers. The first time she shows her abilities is in ComicBook/{{Superboy}} where the increase in muscle size shreds [[DressedInLayers her first layer of clothes revealing]] a [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/60598/2079418-jnjm.png swimsuit-like outfit underneath]].

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** In her New52 ComicBook/New52 incarnation she can become muscular at will by activating her powers. The first time she shows her abilities is in ComicBook/{{Superboy}} where the increase in muscle size shreds [[DressedInLayers her first layer of clothes revealing]] a [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/60598/2079418-jnjm.png swimsuit-like outfit underneath]].


* AnimatedAdaptation: There was one made, but it was never officially released in the US.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: There A pilot was one made, completed, but it was never officially released in the US.went to series.


** Fairchild (TheHero)

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** Fairchild (TheHero)(TheLeader)


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* TownGirls Rainmaker (Femme) Fairchild (Neither) and Freefall (Butch)


* ContinuitySnarl: The GailSimone run ended up being this due to ExecutiveMeddling. Wildstorm's editors flip-flopped back and forth over weather the Worldstorm re-launch of Wildstorm's titles were going to be a full reboot, a soft-boot or not a reboot at all, and then failed to tell Simone when they reached a conclusion. The result was her run being a full ContinuityReboot at odds with the rest of the relaunched Wildstorm Universe.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The GailSimone Creator/GailSimone run ended up being this due to ExecutiveMeddling. Wildstorm's editors flip-flopped back and forth over weather the Worldstorm re-launch of Wildstorm's titles were going to be a full reboot, a soft-boot or not a reboot at all, and then failed to tell Simone when they reached a conclusion. The result was her run being a full ContinuityReboot at odds with the rest of the relaunched Wildstorm Universe.



* MistakenForMasturbating: Inverted. In the GailSimone version, Grunge was shown as being a geekish, mommy-boy kid. Wanting to "reinvent himself", he cleverly and systematically rebels against it, for example disposing of all his anti-asthma medications, vitamins and dietary supplements in the toilet while faking a double-entendre laced ImmodestOrgasm just to mess with his family.

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* MistakenForMasturbating: Inverted. In the GailSimone Creator/GailSimone version, Grunge was shown as being a geekish, mommy-boy kid. Wanting to "reinvent himself", he cleverly and systematically rebels against it, for example disposing of all his anti-asthma medications, vitamins and dietary supplements in the toilet while faking a double-entendre laced ImmodestOrgasm just to mess with his family.

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