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See also ''[[Glossary:I#incubus|incubus]]''.
See also ''[[Glossary:I#incubus|incubus]]''.
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A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the [[Daily Bugle]] to refer to all costumed crime fighters regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the crime fighters themselves, except ironically.
A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the [[Daily Bugle]] to refer to all costumed crime fighters regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the crime fighters themselves, except ironically.
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(1).  Of or relating to existence outside the natural world. (2). Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces. (3). Of or relating to a deity. (4). Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous. '''Also see''': [[Angels]], [[Demons]],  [[Vampires]], [[Werewolf By Night]], [[Zombie (Simon Garth)]]
(1).  Of or relating to existence outside the natural world. (2). Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces. (3). Of or relating to a deity. (4). Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous. '''Also see''': [[Angels]], [[Demons]],  [[Vampires]], [[Werewolf By Night]], [[Zombie (Simon Garth)]]
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== super villain ==
A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the [[Daily Bugle]] to refer to all costumed criminals regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the criminals or their adversaries, except ironically.
A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the [[Daily Bugle]] to refer to all costumed criminals regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the criminals or their adversaries, except ironically.
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An alien being that bonds itself to a host body to survive. Named for the symbiotic relationship it maintains with its hosts. There are several characters who are or have had bonds with symbiotes.
An alien being that bonds itself to a host body to survive. Named for the symbiotic relationship it maintains with its hosts. There are several characters who are or have had bonds with symbiotes.
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See: [[Spider-Man]], [[Venom (Eddie Brock)|Venom (Eddie Brock)]], [[Venom (Mac Gargan)]], [[Carnage (Cletus Kasady)|Carnage]], [[Scream (Donna Diego)|Scream]], [[Hybrid (Scott Washington)|Hybrid]], [[Toxin]], [[ZZZXX]]
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See: [[Spider-Man]], [[Brock, Eddie|Eddie Brock]], [[Venom (Mac Gargan)]], [[Carnage (Cletus Kasady)|Carnage]], [[Scream (Donna Diego)|Scream]], [[Hybrid (Scott Washington)|Hybrid]], [[Toxin]], [[ZZZXX]]
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== synthezoid ==

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scrying

Scrying refers to looking into a clear or reflective surface such as water, glass, or crystals, and seeing images of past, present, or future events within.

secret identity

Superpowered beings often choose to have a secret identity when becoming a hero or villain to protect themselves, their friends and their loved ones from their foes.

sentient

Having intelligence of, beyond, or only slightly below the human level.

shamanistic totem

The natural world's representation of someones innate power.

shape-shifter

Any individual who can change form or identity at will; especially : a mythical figure that can assume different forms (as of animals). In the marvel universe there are many individuals and races that fall into this category.


shape-shifting

The ability to alter ones body structure. Shape-shifting can be divided into several forms: Morphing, animal-morphing, transformation, size-shifting and body control.

size-shifting

Size-shifting describes the ability to increase or decrease one’s size, often by means of the so-called Pym Particles (e.g., Ant-Man, Atlas, Goliath, Stature, Wasp, Yellowjacket).

Skrimblatt

A large leaf like substance that the obese Zalkor fed off to survive.

skyfather

The lead god or deity of a particular pantheon or religion. Referred to as such due to their usual association with the sky and/or "heaven." Also known as Godheads.

Sorcerer Supreme

A practitioner of the mystic or magic arts who has greater skills than all others or commands a greater portion of the ambient magical energies than any other organism on a given world or dimension. By definition, there can be only one Sorcerer Supreme per world at a time.

soul

A living or once-living being's life essence, consciousness, or spirit.

space warp

A natural or artificially created nexus leading from one point in space through hyperspace into another point in space. Also called a stargate.

See also hyperspace, nexus.

sub-space

Hyperspace. Originally a term mistakenly applied to the Negative Zone.

See hyperspace.

Subterranea

Subterranea is the Kingdom beneath the surface of the Earth, at one time it was home of the Deviant race. Currently Harvey Elder and a race known as the Moloids dwell in this underground network tunnels. It is also noted, that many of the monsters of Monster Island also call this place home.

subterranean

Any of the various sub-species of humanity who dwell beneath the Earth's surface.

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succubus

A female demonic creature who feeds upon the life essences of living beings.

See also incubus.

super hero

A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the Daily Bugle to refer to all costumed crime fighters regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the crime fighters themselves, except ironically.

superhuman

A skill, ability, or power that is outside the parameters of achievement by ordinary human beings. It is also a term for any being who possesses such a skill, ability, or power.

Superhuman Registration Act

A legislative bill that when passed into law, enforced the mandatory registration of super-powered individuals with the government. The signing of this bill sent the super-hero community into a Civil War.

superhumanoid

Referring to a skill, ability, or power that is outside the parameters of achievement by ordinary humanoid beings. It is also a term used for any humanoid being who possessing such a skill, ability, or power.

supernatural

(1). Of or relating to existence outside the natural world. (2). Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces. (3). Of or relating to a deity. (4). Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous. Also see: Angels, Demons, Vampires, Werewolf By Night, Zombie (Simon Garth)

super villain

A generic term popularized by tabloid newspapers such as the Daily Bugle to refer to all costumed criminals regardless of whether they possesses superhuman powers or not. The term is used by the general public but is rarely employed by the criminals or their adversaries, except ironically.

Symbiote

An alien being that bonds itself to a host body to survive. Named for the symbiotic relationship it maintains with its hosts. There are several characters who are or have had bonds with symbiotes.

See: Spider-Man, Eddie Brock, Venom (Mac Gargan), Carnage, Scream, Hybrid, Toxin, ZZZXX

synthezoid

A special type of android empowered by synthesizing energy, such as the Vision.

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