The Anti-Life Equation is a formula that saps beings of their free will through an equation that makes life, hope and freedom irrefutably pointless.
Comics Code Authority
Created in 1954 amidst controversy subsequent to the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham's book "Seduction of the Innocent", publishers established the code to curb potential governmental regulation. The fall of the Code is most often attributed to Alan Moore and his work on the Swamp Thing in the 80's.
The process of being exposed to the Terrigen Mists which is considered to be a rite of passage for the Inhumans, and is central to their culture.
The legacy virus was a biological weapon engineered and released by the madman Stryfe for the purpose of killing all mutants. The plague lasted for years and killed many mutants and a few humans.
Mutant Growth Hormone
Mutant Growth Hormone (MGH) is a drug created from the genetic material of superhumans. MGH temporarily grants powers to humans, or enhances the power of superhumans or mutants.
A class of subatomic particles first discovered by Hank Pym. When used properly they allow a person or object to change size.
The Speed Force is an extradimensional energy source in the DC Universe that lets speedsters travel at otherwise impossible speeds as well as do other nifty tricks without being hindered by physics. In the Post-Flashpoint continuity, the Speed Force is the very cosmic force that pushes time forward.
The Fastball Special is a maneuver in which Colossus launches Wolverine at an enemy, claws-first.
Kherubim technology is some of the most advanced technology in the Wildstorm Universe.
The Darkforce is a fictional concept in the Marvel universe. It is a source of energy for a number of super powered characters, derived from an alternate dimension known as The Darkforce Dimension.
A Green Lantern is an officer of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who have the ability to overcome great fear with the might of willpower. They possess power rings capable of creating constructs characterized by their will and strength to use it. Each Green Lantern is given a Sector of the Universe to protect and it is their priority to suppress any threat against their sector.
The Power Cosmic is synonymous to any kind of cosmic forces.
In the early 20th century the American government started Project: USA (Ultra Sapiens Alliance) to create an army of superhumans.
Supremeverse is the title given to the home reality of the Squadron Supreme. A parallel universe to Earth-616 and its resident superheroes, it's most renown reality of Supremverse is the team of super heroes called the Squadron Supreme. Various realities exist seeming to mirror one another in concept.
The Children of the Atom, mutants are individuals in the Marvel Universe who are born with an X-Gene that grants them superhuman abilities. Mutants mark the next step in human evolution, known as Homo Superior.
Super-Human Registration Act
The Super-human Registration Act was a bill the Civil War arc revolved around. It deals with sacrificing civil liberties to promote a nation's safety.
The generic term for Multiverses or What If...? type scenarios. An Alternate Universe usually features pre-established characters living in different situations from those of the main continuity universe.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
"With great power comes great responsibility" is a mantra that was passed down to Peter Parker from Uncle Ben during Peter's teenage tribulations.
The Odin Force
Ancient and vast Asgardian power wielded by Odin and later inherited by Thor.
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