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A Breakdown of How to Acquire Superpowers

The X-Men universe provides us with countless superpowered beings, thanks to an evolutionary leap forward that gives these “mutants” a wide variety of amazing abilities. Since those genetic mutations aren’t voluntary or really transferable, how have all the other superheroes and villains out there gained such great gifts? In this list, we break down different ways people have acquired superpowers, and offer some insight into why you may not be able to — or may not want to — obtain powers the same way.

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