Glossary
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Below is a list of important terms used by the characters of Common Descent MUSH:

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Metahuman

Metahumans are typically defined as any inhabitants of Earth who have have a human lineage and have gained superhuman abilities through natural or scientific mutation, technological enhancement, or magical means. Legal definitions vary across the United States, but many also include all extraterrestrials.

Mutant

A specific subset of metahumans, a species carrying the X-Gene. The presence of the X-Gene may or may not result in the manifestation of mutant abilities. Individuals who do not manifest abilities are not typically considered to be mutants, but are considered to be carriers.

Mutate

A specific subset of metahumans who receive and manifest their abilities by means other than the presence and activation of the X-gene.

MRPSA

MRPSA (most often pronounced Murp-Sah) is an acronym for the New York Metahuman Registration and Public Safety Act of 2018. It is legislation presently in effect in the state of New York. (More detailed information on MRPSA is available on the New York City page.)

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