Parahuman (or para-human) was a label attributed to the humanoid members of the Special Executive team during the early days of the Time Lord history. Parahumans showed abilities such as psychic powers, time acceleration or the ability to pass through solid matter. (COMIC: 4-D War, Black Sun Rising) The first parahuman brigades were contemporaneous with the first Looms on Gallifrey. (PROSE: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Lance Parkin's short story Executive Action, originally published the charity anthology Walking in Eternity, explained that parahumans were the result of Rassilon's first experiments with Looms, and Rassilon formed the Special Executive to do the Time Lords' "dirty jobs". Later, when Rassilon ordered a purge of the Womb-born (as seen in Cold Fusion), the Special Executive fled Gallifrey and became an independent team. This backstory has been accepted by many Marvel fans and official Handbooks, it also was referenced in the Faction Paradox short story Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.