levitation: The psychic, psionic or magical
ability to screen the physical body from the effects of
gravity and thus rise off the ground. The ability to fly.
life essence: See astral form, death.
lift (press): The act of picking up a given amount
of weight from the ground and hoisting it at arm's length
above the head. This is the standard term used to estimate
relative strength levels in the "Marvel Universe."
limbo: A generic term used to describe any of
a number of dimensions characterized by a static or unchanging
quality. Properly this term is used to describe True Limbo
and its associated pocket dimensions.
Limbo: True Limbo is a dimension that is unique
in that it exists outside the timestream and thus possesses
no time. Reality in Limbo is comprised of a single, ever-changing
moment in which everything that ever was, is, and could
be coexist. Human beings within Limbo might imagine that
time passes there, since they are conditioned to think
in such a way, but they cannot age or die there. In order
to time travel without aging, it is necessary to pass
magic: The art, science, and practice of utilizing
certain universal energies whose nature is beyond the
scope of the technologically-oriented science of all known
mass accruing: The process by which an organism
who decreases in size and weight extends bodily mass extradimensionally.
metamorph: A being who can physically change
shape and appearance. If the transformation requires the
addition or subtraction of mass, the mass accruing or
mass shunting process is involved. Also called polymorph.
microverse: A parallel universe that can be reached
from the Earth dimension by compressing one's own mass
to a certain point, thereby forcing it through an artificially
created nexus into the other universe. Microverses were
once erroneously believed to exist within atoms.
micro-world: A world existing within parallel
universe known as microverse. Micro-worlds were once erroneously
believed to exist on subatomic particles.
multiverse: A group of universes which are in
some way related.
mutagenic: Something capable of making cellular-level
changes in a living organism.
mutant: A being who was born with physical characteristic
not possessed by either of its parents. See mutation
mutate: A being who acquires a physical characteristic
through exposure to a mutagenic agent such as certain
chemicals or radiation. All superhumans who were not born
with their superhuman powers are mutates.
mutation: The process or result of a cellular-level
change in a living organism. A good mutation is one that
benefits the organism in some way, such as the acquisition
of a spare heart, Increased cerebral capacity, or a superhuman
ability. A bad mutation is one that impairs the organism
in some way, such as a deformity. Many special traits
or powers are the result of a body-wide series of good
mutations, not just the mutation of single cell.
Negative Zone: An anti-matter universe first
discovered by Reed Richards.
nexus: A point in a dimension through which access
to other dimensions or time periods is mere easily achieved
than at other points.
omnipotent: All-powerful. The term is also used
generically to describe numerous beings possessing vast
power, which, although not unlimited, by far surpasses
that of most sentient beings. Among the known so-called
omnipotents are Galactus, the Celestials, the Watchers,
the Stranger, the Living Tribunal, and others.
omniurn: A steel alloy stronger than titanium but
weaker than Adamantium.