The first thing you will do when creating a new character is select their race. Along with your origin, your characters race will determine the types of missions and training affiliations your character will start with. Initially the Marvel Universe Online will have three playable races, listed below.
More races will be introduced as the game develops, giving players even more variety in character creation. Ultimately players will even have the ability to create hybrid characters, opening up even more dynamic affinities.
The baseline intelligent species of Earth, humans have the greatest genetic diversity in the known universe. With such flexible, humans have a great affinity for Science,Technology, and Natural origins. With the help of artifacts and modifications, they can gain an affinity for Magic and Mutation.
Believed to be the result of genetic manipulation by the mysterious cosmic beings know as the Celestials, mutants develop a wide variety of active and passive abilities when puberty triggers the x-gene the source of their mutation. Mutants have a higher affinity for Mutation and (to a limited degree) Magic. With the help of artifacts and modifications, they can gain an affinity for Science and Technology, but due to their heavy reliance on their mutation, have a very limited affinity for Natural origins.
In an attempt to create living weapons in their war with the Skrulls, the Kree empire tinkered with the human genome to create the Inhumans. The terrigen-triggered mutations of the Inhumans are limited to more active, combat abilities. The Inhumans have a higher affinity for Mutation and Technology. They can gain an affinity for Science through artifacts and modifications, but due to their reliance on their mutations and Kree-based technology, have limited affinity for Natural origins.