While numerous similarities could be made to the X·Men
, the professor that heads the main group is a bit more reminiscent of The Doom Patrol
in how he handles his team. Still, they're more like the Marvel team than the DC one.
Alphas are born with powers that're fundamentally more physical than energetic. The notable exception thus far was a man who could project his own internal bodily electricity outwards to devestating effects. So no eye lazers, no flight, no teleportation...all of the powers the Alphas have are theoretically possible if unlikely.
The main team are powered (1 power each) thusly: superhuman strength, extremely enhanced reflexes, enhanced senses, technopathy, & hypnosis.
Summer Glau's character on this past Monday's episode had an ability akin to the X-Man called Forge, extremely gifted in the field of invention.
I find the series better than Mutant·X
and just a hair below Heroes