So, in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we have:

  • Lex Luthor, a human psychopath
  • Batman, a human psychopath ( :) )
  • Cyborg, a apparently a technology enhanced human; i.e. a cyborg
  • Superman, an alien
  • Doomsday, an alien/human hybrid based on alien (Gen Zod) and human (Lex Luther's) DNA

So what exactly are the other meta-humans we've seen: - Flash - Wonder Woman - Aquaman

Are they aliens, naturally occurring mutant humans uh, I mean meta-humans, altered in some way, or what?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Rogue Jedi, Himarm, Kalissar, Jason Baker, phantom42 Apr 5 '16 at 16:29

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    First, I think it's not appropriate to mix the nolanverse with the DC extended universe. Second, I guess we'll juste have to wait and see... – Kalissar Apr 5 '16 at 15:29
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    What does this have to do with The Dark Knight trilogy? It seems your question is just about the DCEU. – Rogue Jedi Apr 5 '16 at 15:29
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    I didn't downvote ! I considered voting to close but I don't remember how we handle "wait and see" questions so I just left a comment. – Kalissar Apr 5 '16 at 15:39
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    If you're asking specific to the DCEU, the future works policy is applicable. – phantom42 Apr 5 '16 at 15:50
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    Asking "what are they?" is no different than "what will be revealed about them?" if there is no/insufficient information currently known. The point of the future works policy is to prevent rampant speculation and partial answers. – phantom42 Apr 5 '16 at 16:24

In the DC universe, any Earth-born humanoid that is different (i.e., powered) from regular humans is usually called a meta-human. There is nothing to suggest this definition is different in DCEU, the files taken from Lex are labeled META-HUMAN and have the following four characters listed under that heading.

Wonder Woman = un-aging clay golem? She is at least 100 years old, and I vaguely recall her making a comment relating to centuries. Before the New 52, she was modeled from clay and had life given to her by the Greek Gods. Since then she is the goddess daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus, king of the Greek Gods. Still born on Earth though.

Aquaman = Atlantian, traditionally king/prince of the sea, descended from the survivors of the Lost City of Atlantis.

Flash = human turned meta from an accident involving plot device + lightning.

Cyborg = while his reanimation is a mystery (mother box?) he is typically classified as a meta-human.

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    +1, for fixing Wonder Woman part before I can complete my comment ;) – Steve Harrington Apr 5 '16 at 16:01
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    Cyborg's New 52 origin has him merging with a Mother Box which seems likely for the Snyderverse version given the look of the cube in the video clip and all the Darkseid references. – TheIronCheek Apr 5 '16 at 16:03

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