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For powers used by mystical means, see List of magical powers.
For powers used by aliens, see List of alien powers.
"Well, maybe meta-humans and superpowers were given to us to deal with all the crazy."
Cisco Ramon[src]

Following the explosion of the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator an unknown, but large, number of individuals had their lives transformed. Many of those affected by the explosion and its further effects were given superhuman powers or abilities, being named meta-humans, (often referred to simply as "metas"). This happened on Earth-2 as well. It was confirmed by H.R. Wells that meta-humans are called "meta-homanids" on Earth-19.[1]

Not all individuals who have superhuman powers or abilities have been gained them by being exposed to the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion, as many experienced mutation in some other way, in ancient times the first known way of becoming a meta-human was by exposure to the Philosopher's Stone, other ancient means of gaining powers are mystical such as the Anansi Totem and the Khushu Idol, some, like Slade Wilson, had their DNA genetically modified by being injected with the Mirakuru serum, giving them superhuman physical attributes, senses and an accelerated healing factor. Eobard Thawne's biomolecular enhancer would have similar properties, additionally turning its users into monstrous creatures; as would the Stardust drug, modified to change beings on a molecular level.

Known meta-human powers

Known non-meta-human powers

References

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