Inhuman Culture

Inhuman Biology


The Terrigenesis is the source of most of the Inhumans' powers. Please consult the following pages for more information: Inhuman Law, Terrigenesis


Inhumans are subject to diseases, among them "Gral's disease", a hereditary disease that expresses as extreme weakness in the sick Inhuman. It is not fatal if caught in time.[7]

Alternate Universe Inhumans

The Inhumans are present in many realities, with more or less important variations in their history, appearances, biology.

Powers and Abilities


Varies, if any. Even without using the Terrigen Mist, centuries of selective breeding have given some Inhumans certain advantages. Their average lifespan is 150 years,[8] and an Inhuman adult in good physical condition who has not undergone Terrigenesis can possess strength, reaction time, speed, or endurance superior to the finest of human athletes.[9]

Medusa claimed that "her people" didn't really feel cold.[10] It is unknown if it is a power common to Inhumans or if she is referring to the Attilans who lived for centuries in the North Atlantic, then decades in the Himalayas.

The Inhumans were meant by the Kree scientist who created them to be a "deadly weapon of cosmic scale", "Galactus-level weapons".[11]


None known.

Average Strength level

Karnak can lift 1 ton and is physically slightly superior to the peak of normal human physical achievement.[9] As one of the few known adult Inhumans who has not undergone Terrigenesis, Karnak's abilities can be considered roughly average for his people.


Due to their closed society, Inhumans have a far lower threshold to disease and pollution than ordinary humans.[12][13]


Habitat: Attilan, same as Earth
Gravity: Same as Earth
Atmosphere: Same as Earth, though with no germs or pollution
Population: At present there are about 1,230 living Inhumans, all of whom dwell in Attilan.


Type of Government: Monarchy. Inhuman society is formatted in the style of a genocracy; ruled by the genetically fittest. As such, the elected Genetics Council is the major ruling body of the Inhumans besides the Royal Family.[8]
Level of Technology: Mostly Genetic Manipulation, though in general superior to Earth standard. Echo-Technology, which utilizes power from vibranium capacitors that store whispers of Black Bolt, including Echo-Skeleton Armor and Echo-Weapons (designed by Maximus).[14]
Cultural Traits: Miscegenation Prohibition, Rigid Caste System based on abilities, Conformists. Marriages have long been arranged by the government to eugenically further the race with couples only allowed to have a maximum of two offspring.[8] Those born with powers not useful enough to Inhuman society are cast off to live in the Darkward End of Attilan as rejected outcasts and unmentionables to be detached from their former associates and family members.[15]
Representatives: * Black Bolt



When asked if there was a way to distinguish Inhumans from mutants, Tom Brevoort (presumably joking) stated that all Inhumans were left-handed.[20]

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