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Humans/Homo sapiens
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Name
Human
Scientific Name
Homo sapiens[1][2] or
Homo sapiens sapiens[3][4]
Aliases
Humans, "True Humanity",[5] Mortal Men,[6] Saps,[7] Flats,[8] Flatscan,[9] Preak,[10] Cro-Magnon,[11] Homo inferior,[12] Hu-Mans,[13] "Homo sapiens/Homo Ape-iens",[14] Ords,[15] Terran,[16] Earthlings,[17] Gene-trashes[18] Homo sapien,[19] "Evolutionary Neanderthals",[20] mayflies,[21], Transients,[21] Low-Genes,[22] Sapien,[23] Baseliner,[24] Norms,[7] Hu-Men,[25] Midgardians
Identity and Affiliations
Identity
Physical Characteristics
Body Type
Humanoid
Eyes
2
Number of Limbs
4
Number of Fingers
5
Number of Toes
5
Origin
Reality
Galaxy
Star System
Home Planet
Base of Operations
Earth
Creators and Appearances
Quote1.png Sooner or later, all human beings have to face the truth about themselves. The difference between who we are and who we think we are. Quote2.png
The Unseen[src]

History

The entire branching off of the species Homo sapiens came with the arrival at Earth of the Celestials, the Space Gods of genetic engineering; the Celestials as a race have their origins shrouded in mystery, and are beings of phenomenal cosmic power and knowledge, but are definitely known to visit planets across the universe, enhancing the local sentient fauna, returning periodically to monitor the progress of their charges.[citation needed]

According to the Supreme Intelligence of Kree, all members of the human race have the potential to reach a latent evolutionary potential which includes god-like powers like "the Destiny Force", but the level and state of the present humankind makes them still too fragile and weak to survive and handle such powers. [citation needed]

"Humanity" developed generally ignorant of its genetic relatives the Eternals and Deviants, and even of the few isolated cases of mutation to, on the whole, develop identical cultures to those of the real world, parallel in almost every way; at least until World War II, when the appearance of superbeings became proliferated, and unable to avoid.[citation needed]

Changes between human cultures in the Marvel Universe and the real world since that point have entirely reflected the greater presences of superbeings, notably Homo superior ("mutants"), although in recent times all metahumans have been targeted by certain bodies; this can be seen in such governmental legislation as the weakly-backed Mutant Registration Act, and the more popular Superhuman Registration Act, and traditional prejudices against mutants and certain other superbeings.[citation needed]

Homo superior

Main article: Homo superior

It is possible for those within a supposed Homo sapiens subspecies, due to their genetic potential to support benevolent mutations, to spontaneously develop a gene within the newly created zygote which endows superhuman abilities and/or appearance on the individual; however, anyone born with this "X-Gene" is automatically a member of a alleged separate subspecies Homo sapiens superior (nomenclature and existence of this subspecies is a reason for controversy among the members of the species), distinguished only by the presence of a single gene. The gifts endowed by the presence of the gene can be minimal to phenomenal. There are many of theories as to what can catalyze the development of the gene within an individual, ranging from sunspot activity, to parental exposure to radiation in some form; however, ultimately, the answer is unknown.[citation needed]

The circumstances and opinions surrounding these human mutants as a political body have always been very much polarized, presumably because of a similar polarization within the attitudes of the mutant community; some strove for acceptance, whilst others declared themselves "humanity's successors" and sought to take their place by force. As a result, opinions on how to deal with the mutant community have always been similarly divided. There have been attempts to exterminate mutants (with the robotic Sentinels, or the deadly Legacy Virus, amongst other things), enslave them (using the mutate process created by the Sugar Man and employed by the Genegineer of Genosha), or indeed both (such as the Weapon Plus programs), and even appease them (such as when Magneto was given sovereign command of the country of Genosha); it has only been recently that mutants have been accepted as members of society by law, as equal to other superhumans (as evidenced by the Super-Hero Registration Act, which affects all with metahuman abilities, regardless of origin of said abilities).[citation needed]

Crossbreeding

As all races are simply closer species to Homo sapiens, crossbreeding is necessarily possible between all of them. This can be proven and demonstrated from a variety of established incidents:

-Homo sapiens can breed with Homo superior (proven in the birth of the being known as Polaris, to Magneto and his human mistress, Suzanna).[26]. However, it is good to remember that there are doubts about the scientific validity of Homo sapiens superior being considered a subspecies of Homo sapiens, this being a subject that generates much controversy. Some believe that they are a separate species (Homo superior), a subspecies (Homo sapiens superior) while others believe that they are simply Homo sapiens born with mutations.

-Homo sapiens can breed with Homo mermanus (as shown by Namor the Sub-Mariner, son of Leonard McKenzie and an Atlantean princess) – based on available evidence, a deus ex machina effect occurs when these two meet, producing a being of superpowered status in either race; this effect can be confirmed in Namor, and the being Namorita, herself a direct genetic clone of Namora (another Atlantean/human hybrid), both of whom possess identical abilities to those of Namor, and the same infertility, (although Namorita possesses several minor differences due to DNA alteration by a villain whilst incubating) or indeed in the villain Tiger Shark, himself a product of human and Atlantean DNA strains, although his differing powers are due to the willful contamination of his otherwise pure hybridization with certain DNA traits of a tiger shark.[citation needed]

-Homo sapiens can breed with Homo immortalis (proven by the fact that a "regular human" woman could act as surrogate mother for the children of Thena, the Eternal) – however, there is as yet no known example of an Eternal and a human mate together producing a fertile child with Eternal superhuman traits.[citation needed]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Varies, mutants can be born with powers varying from the trivial to the god-like. "Normal" humans can be altered by outside agents and turned into mutates, granting them superpowers. Lastly all humans have the potential to learn the mystic arts and gain magic powers in the process.[citation needed]

Abilities

Abilities varies from individual from individual, including intelligence, knowledge in the fields of science to create powered exoskeletons, physical training musculature and various abilities.

Habitat

Habitat

Earth

Gravity

9.80665 m/s2

Atmosphere

75% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, remaining percentage other gases

Population

7 billion

Miscellaneous

Type of Government

Multiple: There is currently no world-wide system of government. Each country governs itself in a manner usually unique to that country, although democracies, republics, monarchies, communist states, and dictatorships are most common.

Level of Technology

Depends on Universe

Notes

  • The humans were stated by the Shi'ar as being at level 4.7 on the Varakis Scale,[27] and by the Brood as level two on the Standard Evolutionary Scale.[28]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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