Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) are the first metatype - the one that was around for some thousand years before the awakening. Each new subspecies of metatypes who appeared after the awakening, via UGE in 2011 (Elves, Dwarfs) and Goblinization (Orks, Trolls) in 2021 are classified "Metahumans". Now this race has been considered normal or current.
Humans who developed some strange mutations during SURGE in the Year of the Comet are still considered "Humans" and not Metahumans. Humans also have a higher chance of expressing SURGE then other metatypes. Mutants such as Changelings, however, are outsiders to most human societies.
Humans who become infected with a variant of the HMHVV will succumb to infection and become new organisms, such as Vampires, Nosferatus, Loup Garou or Ghouls, no longer considered humans. They are "the Infected," and believed to be more critters or monsters than metahuman.
In most countries in the 2070s, humans are still the majority population, leading to the new colloquial term "Norm", a term also potentially used as an insult or slur. They continue controlling most of important, wealthy positions into society.
- Average height: 1.75 meters
- Average weight: 78 kg
- Ears: Rounded
- Skin color ranges from white to dark ebony.
The normal gestation time for a human is 266.5 days.
- Shadowrun 1st Edition p27; o90387045Shadowrun Second Edition p37; Shadowrun 6th Edition p55