Paramorphism

Paramorphism is the term given to the phenomenon upon which parahumans develop abnormal physiological features. Paramorphs as they are called account for ~7.6% or one in sixteen, of registered parahumans.

Legal Treatment

Over the years paramorphs have been the victim of discrimination due to their altered appearance and had many of their rights violated; with some countries requiring paramorphs to somehow prove they are still human to be endowed with the same rights. Heavily mutated paramorphs are often the target of hysteria and in some regions of the world such as Asia and Africa the victim of witch or demon hunts.

Reproduction

Most mutant paramorphs are capable of reproducing, provided they have working genitalia, both with other paramorphs and with baseline humans or non-paramorphic mutants. The children however do not inherit their parent’s paramorphic features, In all cases of children born of parahumans, the children were born as an ordinary human. Although mutant children will typically develop paramorphically once they manifest as Paramorphic genelines tend to be dominant over other mutant lineages.

Categorization

Class I

Type one paramorphs are the most common and account for nearly sixty percent of paramorphs. Class I only have minimal alteration to their apperance and remain visibly human.

Class I mutations include; alternate colored skin, natural bio luminescence, small alterations such as animal ears, eyes, teeth, claws.

Class II

Second most common, Class II paramorphs have significant alterations to their appearance and are about twenty five percent of paramorphs.

Class II Mutations include; whole animals body parts, additional limbs, carapaces, scales, alternate posture, wings.

Class III

Rarest but most striking, Class III paramorphs are unrecognizable as human beings in the first place and have no or very few human traits remaining. Around 15% of paramorphs are of this class.