# What percentage of Marvel's Earth 616 has super-powers?

Between all the mutants, aliens, mutates, super-soldiers, Inhumans etc, Earth 616 has a lot of super-powered people. But my question is how many?

I'm considering "super-powered" to mean:

• Capable of doing something impossible for a normal person to do.
• Their power is part of them (e.g., Iron-Man doesn't count)
• Their power isn't just being really skilled at something through normal training and practice (e.g., Punisher doesn't count)
• Could whoever downvoted this please tell me why so I can improve the question? Sep 30, 2015 at 1:13
• 'percentage' of what... earth's population? Are you basically asking how many characters have 'super-powers' by your definitions in the entirety of the Earth-616 universe? May 3, 2016 at 19:14
• @dasmetzger No, I'm asking what percentage of the 616's earth's population has superpowers. May 3, 2016 at 19:17
• Our real earth exists in Earth-1218 in the Marvel Multiverse. The fact that our real world exists in the overall multiverse means one can assume that Earth-616 has roughly similar total world population, or 7.125 billion. Finding any significant percentage of people with super-powers among 7 billion would mean there are several million people with superpowers. 1% of 7 billion is 70 million, or twice the population of Tokyo, Earth's most populous city. It's quite an insane question, who's answer is probably in the .0005%, conservatively. May 3, 2016 at 19:23
• Writing as a comment because I'm too lazy to search for sources. Well, the magic factor is: when? Mutant population recently has been extremely variable, going from a little more than 30 million individuals in 2001, to about 14 millions after the Genosha massacre, then down and up again, and right now is about 200-300 people. Depending of the moment in time you choose, you may get very different results. Feb 18, 2019 at 7:27