The Gene Bomb was a device secretly created by a low caste of the Dominators in the Alien Alliance during Invasion! to negate the effects of the metagene and disable the powers of metahumans. An effect of which the rogue insurgent's superiors never truly desired as they wished to harvest the eugenic anomaly for their own ends, In truth however the bomb had a two pronged effect. Instead of merely deactivating and erasing metahuman potential, temporarily, at that. The Gene Bomb had the aftereffect of jump starting latent metagene's within a select few of humanity across the earth.
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