Parahumans in GaiaSPΩRE
Parahuamns in LegacySPΩRE
Parahumans are categorized into three basic groups, based on the reason for their development: Deliberate Experimentation, Genetic Anomaly, and Exposure. During WWII, the most common category was deliberate experimentation; while exposure was more common in the years following that war. Over time, as each new generation inherited mutation from its parents, the most common parahuman category has become genetic "anomaly."
In recent decades, parahumans have started to develop a cultural identity. Over half a century of being feared and held to a different standard has caused a movement called the Parahuman Homeland Initiative. Both individuals and organizations participate in this movement--and not all agree on the methods needed to achieve the ultimate goal. While Dr. Brian Stoker and his Firebird Institute work within national and international law, the Parahuman Liberation Army discards all but their own laws.
Ultimately, this will lead to LegacySPORE's version of the Century War.
Parahumans in OtherSPΩRE
S/PIRe was the first organization to categorize these beings. They have done so "accidently" while establishing investigation and response teams tailored to the specific needs of a given "threat": Greater undead (liches and mummies), reanimations (awakened corpses), hauntings (various spirit and psionic entities), and parahumans (ie. otherkin--including revenants/vampires and therianthropes).
The rise in otherkin is attributed to the weaking of the bonds against the elder things trapped throughout the Earth. Someday soon, daemons will be needed again to fight against the would-be overlords of humanity--and they can only do that now through their otherkin offspring.
Edited Dec 25, 2019; Dec 29, 2019.