The small screen heroes and villains who were augmented by science … or something worse.
Netflix’s Marvel Cinematic Universe features a number of characters who were not born with powers but were later enhanced, altered or otherwise empowered through science, exposure, or alchemy.
This list is strictly about the Netflix MCU so there won’t be any mentions of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Gifted, Legion, Runaways, Cloak & Dagger … if the character didn’t appear in a Marvel-Netflix show then they’re not on the list.
Scroll through the slideshow below for the most notable of these heroes and villains who have gained newfound abilities. SPOILERS for all the Netflix MCU series follow!
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