posted on May, 28 2006 @ 11:05 PM
First of all, I just saw it myself a few hours ago... an amazing movie.
Second, whilst something to that effect might exist, it won't to that degree.
For example, no one can heal wounds as fast as Wolverine or that guy whose arms he kept slicing. Why? It's physically impossible - thats a break in
the law of conservation of mass. The two would have to be eating a LOT of food almost constantly in order to keep their cells multiplying. Or the guy
that breathed fire - DNA breaks down into its constituent parts at high temperatures - and no amount of mutation would stop that.
Some of the ones that are, technically, possible:
1. Beast; he could really exist. Some people like him - completely covered in hair - already exist. If the genetic switch from a previous lineage of
humans got reactivated, enhanced strength and higher sensual acuity would come from it. Chances are, however, that the person would also experience
more animal instincts as well, become very violent and agressive, and have a smaller brain.
2. Spiky-guy; no clue what he's actually called, but genetically it could happen. He's not generating spikes (like the one guy - once again a break
in matter conservation), he's grown them and holds them down in his pores, and spikes them out at will.
3. Telepathy; Whilst perhaps some would claim that they have spiritual energies and contacts with spirits and whatnot, there is another more
scientific way that Telepathy could exist. Humans, and all beings with a nervous system, generate a small electromagnetic field (like a spiralled
copper wire). This is a side-effect to the way our bodies work. However, if someone's nerves were sensitive enough to this, they would be able to
pick up on the fields of others. People that can do this are people that can "read auras" - your aura being your EM field. Now, the amount of
information that could be communicated, and the range of the power, would likely not be terribly far - but it could happen.
Now, how do you go about doing these things or getting these powers? Well, for almost all of them you would need to be born with them. However, the
Aura-Reading is something that can be learnt - but, once again, having a genetic predisposition to being able to really boosts the capacity of the
ability, since it would be more natural to you, and you could refine your sensitivity even more.
However, things like regeneration, teleportation, phase-movement, skin-to-steel, life-force sucking (well... technically you could be able to act as a
capacitor and drain a person of the voltage in their body, but it would have to be massive and kept up for awhile to stop the body from rejenerating
it), weather-control, metal-control, and telekinesis, are not really possible.
Mind you, a lot of peoeple believe in Psychokinesis (ie, the Pheonix/Jean-Grey). We don't quite understand everything - but something like the
abilities Jean-Grey possessed won't come out overnight. There is no "leap forward" - all those leaps were caused by catastrophe's where every tiny
advantage made a world of difference. Until a massive catastrophe occurs again, those kinds of abilities won't be made manifest in any powerful form.