Department of Security, Order, and Protection (DSOP) — the gov’t agency in charge of Registration. Other duties include managing a meta-human task force, outsourcing to Super Teams, and maintaining meta-human prisons.
Homo Sapiens Mutantes Theory — popular theory of how “gifted” people evolved, coined first by Dr. Alexander Crucible in his book .
The1987 Kuyper Registration Act — this act created the DSOP and made Registration by all metas-humans.
The 1995 Leo-Kuyper Registration and Service Act — replaced the 1987 Registration Act. This version allows for more security and privacy of metas.
Meta-humans — Most commonly used term to refer to “gifted” people, sometimes abbreviated as metas.
Mutants — based on the Homo Sapiens Mutantes theory, term coined for all “gifted” people.
Onset — another term for POSS.
Pubescent Onset Symptom Sickness (POSS) — consists of a few days being dizzy, nauseated, and dehydrated and culminates in becoming “gifted”; typically males experience POSS 12-15 and females 11-14.
Supers, Supes — Another term for “gifted” people; although not widely used.
Types and Categories of Powers (unofficial, slang included):
- Beamers: Beamers are mostly energy projectors, but also include powers like telekinesis or force fields.
- Gearheads: Gearheads have technology-based powers: inventor geniuses, cyberkinetics, and so forth.
- Head Cases: Head Cases are mentalists. Every time a Head Case gives someone a knowing look, the person can’t help but wonder if he’s having his mind read. Every time someone agrees with a Head Case, they wonder if the Head Case used mind control.
- Physiques: Physiques are bricks, speedsters, and martial artists — in short, physical superpowers.
- Strangelings: Strangelings are mystics or nebulously-defined powers like the ability to alter reality or move between dimensions.