This individual has been genetically modified by exposure to a mutagen, by deliberate action via SCIENCE!!, or by who knows what other kind of freak accident.
- If the individual was in a lab accident and developed superpowers as a result, that's a mutate.
- If the individual experimented on themself, or volunteered as the subject of someone else's test runs, that's a mutate.
- If a Gadget went kaplooey! after which the individual could suddenly defy the known laws of physics, that's a mutate.
- If the villain organization Infinity Inc is anywhere in their background, that individual is most definitely a mutate.
- If the individual had any kind of precipitating experience before which they were observably a normal human, but now they have super powers: they are probably a mutate.