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I'm afraid I must challenge the presentation that DC comics or comics at all generated the term "metahuman", as I seem to recollect usage of this term in old SF films, and it was probably appearing in SF novels too before DC used it.

I'd have to agree here. I wouldn't even say DC popularized it, or even is the most comon use of it. Maybe separating this into sections for comics, books and other subjects might be better? Ipstenu 19:43, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

I'm curious as to where the information on Marvel usage comes from, too... in my not inconsiderable experience with reading Marvel Comics, they seem to use metahuman as one would expect it to be used... as a convenient catch-all for "more than human", "superhuman", and "non-human"... i.e., if you need one word that describes Spider-man, Thor, and a mutant, it's "metahuman." I've never seen it used to describe anything as precise and narrow as a particular level of physical durability. I'm not touching this right now, because it's possible somebody has seen something in a "Who's Who" type book that I haven't... but I'd like to see a source on it, if there is one.Alexandra Erin 06:46, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

I suspect it's becuase Marvel's skewed towards 'mutants' (ala X-Men) and people forget that the F4 and Spidey (and pretty much everyone up to the X-people) were humans who had 'something' happen to them. I'm more a DC person, and it wasn't until 'recently' (Post Crisis) that I ever noticed anything about meta-humans. That's why I suggested maybe breaking this out into 'usage in media' ... but I don't rememeber enough about Marvel to feel justified in doing it :) Ipstenu 18:34, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Top image[edit]

The image used at the top of the article is a poor choice, because I believe that it is generally understood that characters such as Batman, Robin, and Green Arrow, are not metahuman (super powered), but humans with extraordinarily well-developed "normal" abilities. dfg 14:51, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Homo Magi[edit]

Homo Magi now points to an actual page instead of a redirect to Zatanna. --Basique 20:23, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

"Uses in reality"[edit]

Okay, what's the deal with this bit? It seems rather silly. 172.151.75.189 06:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

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Why limit this article to the DCU term?[edit]

On 29 May 2015, someone edited the page to remove all traces of non-DCU usage of the term for no apparent reason other than the vague "cleanup" statement. I see no valid reason for such a drastic narrowing of the word, and would propose that the page be made a disambiguation for the multiple uses, with the DCU definition being given its own article under a separate name (e.g. "Metahuman (DC Comics)"). MarqFJA87 (talk) 11:01, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

I agree. At the very least Shadowrun and Superworld should have sections on the page explaining their different takes on the term. 82.153.127.94 (talk) 12:23, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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