For Science!9 Things That Would Actually Happen to a Superhero Exposed to Radiation or MutagenFor Science! - RSS 2.0
1. Gain the power of... Lactose tolerance!
Let's consider the Ninja Turtles, who were exposed to a chemical mutagen. A mutagen is simply something that induces mutation, but what is mutation, exactly? If we were to go by comic books, we'd be left with the impression that it is the process of changing a living being in some substantial way.
That isn't too far from the truth, though it is grossly exaggerated. A mutation is a change in a living being's DNA sequence - the genetic code that determines our traits. Sometimes - rarely, but sometimes - that mutation is beneficial in some way. But it's not going to let you shoot lasers from your eyes.
So what super powers can you get from mutation? The gnarly ability to have a metabolism that keeps you thinner and more energetic than most people! The tubular trait of having higher-than-average bone density! The radical power to process lactose as an adult, allowing you to stave off osteoporosis!