Alright, I'm trying to restate a closed question to see what I get....I'm more than a little nervous. Background: In a world where Desonia exists (see What Would The Result of Tangible Chaos Be On The Military?), a team of Dissonants has made a deal with the government, becoming essentially contracted superheroes in exchange for medical treatment (they want to become Resonants).
However, one of the character's superpowers has (as yet unknown) a nasty side effect, and this superpower happens to be why she was selected to be the team's top healer. Let's do this piece by piece, shall we?
Superpower Overflow-Mariposa regenerates life force every round, and she can grant some or all of that life force to adjacent organisms (must be multicellular; bacteria are not an option here). If her Constitution (amount of life force; represents vital force and health) is full, this health will be given to an ally (or allies) automatically. If no allies are present, Mariposa vents this energy into some nearby organism (or organisms). She chooses where her life force goes, allowing her to heal
Side Effect Unbeknownst to our Dissonant heroes, Desonia is actually pieces of an alien being's very being, bits of it that were scattered after a meteorite struck it and gained a 'half-life' of their own. I say 'half-life' because while this substance has a primitive consciousness, survival instinct, and what have you, the life force inside it is incomplete and therefore Desonia is not truly alive. It's a shell, a husk, a piece of something forever separated from the whole. Forgive me my tangent; the reason this matters is because when Mariposa uses Overflow, the life force she transfers is a mix of human and alien life force. The human life force is filtered by the recipient into their own specific wavelength (life force type) while the alien DNA separates and seeks out the 'half-life' inside the Dissonant to be healed. This is actually a rather big problem because then the 'half-life' of each Dissonant fuses and creates a new organism, a spirit. In females, this spirit finds an egg cell and triggers pregnancy, while in males, they simply end up having the soul of a new alien being residing within them until they have a kid (which results in the new alien being born).
My question is, What Will Be The Impact and Implications of Pregnancy-Inducing Healing?
- I'm looking for the impact on the team and quite possibly the governmental branch assigned to oversee (supervise and direct) the team (and if not already made clear, the reaction of both as well). Implications will be the technical stuff that comes with Mariposa's healing literally creating new beings inside Dissonants (not regular people, they don't have Desonia).
- The government has scanners that can detect life force and differentiate between the different wavelengths, so they'll soon figure out exactly what Mariposa unintentionally did when they check up on the "victims" after Mariposa's first time on the field. Why the check-up? When people feel sick or just plain 'off,' they usually get checked out. Even more so for a Dissonant, since they know they're prone to genetic defects (and insanity, which is what the males will likely get checked for).
- This is a 'one-and-done' thing; while Mariposa is constantly generating hybrid (human/alien) life force, the others aren't. In other words, whether the victim is male or female, once they have the kid (or a kid for the men), the alien life force inside them is gone and they won't have to go through that ordeal again. In fact, since the alien life force inside Desonia is what causes Dissonance's nasty side effects, after going through that the individual will essentially be cured! Furthermore, the government has the means to figure this out, and it should take (I'm guesstimating) a week at the most to figure this out.
- The first comment concerns abortion; that's simply not feasible. A) the alien life form has Mariposa's regenerative ability and B) there is no B, only A. Mariposa is virtually immortal, like Wolverine or Deadpool; if she takes a bullet to the head, chances are she'll be out of action, but she won't be down for long. This means the alien babies won't be invincible, but they will be virtually immune to all but the most extreme abortion methods (I'm guessing) and I'm guessing the government will be more than willing to have these alien babies be born so they can figure out how exactly they can obtain Mariposa's healing factor for themselves from their genes.
If more information is needed, or you noticed something that needs fixing, comment and I will address that ASAP. Thank you all! (Oh, and if the tags aren't right, I apologize in advance).