It is summer in the city of Megalopolis, a gigantic, bustling city, that would seem very much like any other city... except for one notable difference — and not just Megalopolis, but many other cities across the world; Superheroes. Be they a crazy mutant, a refugee alien from another planet, simply a Badass Normal
, or perhaps any number of other different kinds, they choose, for one reason or another, to protect the populace and keep the peace, as best they can. Though of course, with Superheroes, you also get Supervillains
, but the heroes are generally able to keep the villains in line. And for all of that, the citizens generally accept the heroes, with some even idolizing them; in particular, Megalopolis might as well be called the home
of these heroes, or at least one of them. It not only contains the largest population of Superheroes&villains, but because of this, it's the most publicized of all the cities in the world that have at least one superhero. And because there's so many superbeings present, the level of technology in Megalopolois is more advanced then many other cities in the world. Indeed, it seems like Megalopolis is a virtual paradise.
Or at least, it did
. Last Spring, one incredibly tragic incident occurred in Megalopolis which made just about everyone
rethink their opinions on super-heroes. It seemed like an ordinary day. Captain Nuclon (who had been turned into a powerful being of energy trapped in a gold&silver containment suit in a science experiment Gone Horribly Wrong
, ) was flying about the the city, making his daily rounds, when he was suddenly attacked by Dr.Mechano, a notorious Mad Scientist
, who was currently piloting a giant robot. There was something rather peculiar about it though; whereas in previous cases, his robot simply had two giant fists on his arms, now, he had two glowing scythes made up of a strange white energy instead, attached to it's metal arms. Regardless however, after Mechano made Nuclon aware of his presence, he then attempted to make a deadly path of carnage and destruction across the city. Keyword being attempt
, as Nuclon hit Mechano with a strong blast of energy, toppling him over. Nuclon then charged straight at Mechano to deliver the finishing blows, but then... it happened
The upper half of Mechano's robot swiftly turned on it's side... and sliced right into Nuclon's suit with his right scythe. And now... Nuclon's energy had nowhere to go. And, within a mere 3 seconds, in which Nuclon was only able to fly 15 feet off the ground... Nuclon exploded in a gigantic, spectacular, horrible blast of sheer white energy. The result was one giant large crater that spread approximately 60 feet wide, killing at least 300 people in it's wake.
This was not
a happy day.
And so, 2 and a half months later, in the summer of Rankenopolis, an act thought of merely days after Nuclon's big explosion has finally gone into practice. It's name: The Superhuman Prohibition Act. And it's purpose? To outlaw every single superhuman who refuses to not only work with the government, but also give up their Secret Identities, (if they have them,) as well as every single bit of information about themselves. And so begins an incredibly turbulent chapter in the history of Super-Heroes, one in which no-one can predict the outcome.
But there is one
group of sorts who thinks they have
, and will do whatever it takes for that outcome to be reached...
Hello there! As the title of this RP says, this is a reboot of an earlier RP (that I did not create, but was still involved in,) called 'World of Heroes'. As you might have read in the opening paragraphs, the idea is that you're a superhero in the prestigious city of Megalopolis, where a Civil War between Superheroes is just getting under way. The RP will be fairly free-roam, (apart from the very beginning,) but there will still be an overarching storyline that will show up as you all continue to play. So, without further ado...
The Rules: Aside from the obligatory rules such as, play nice, don't make a scene, etc., there are only a couple of rules of note, mainly having to do with Character Creation;
1.Don't go crazy when making your character. Your character can still be strong, but we are not
talking Pre-Crisis Superman levels of strong, or anywhere close. In fact, making a Superman-like character at all is somewhat discouraged, though it's not entirely out of the question.
2. When it comes to your origin, or source of your powers and abilities, feel free to be creative. You can be a mutant, an alien, a Badass Normal
, a cyborg, or any other possible Superhero origin you can think of.
3.This one doesn't have to do with Character Creation, though it's still pretty simple. As per the premise of this game, you're expected to pick a side, (Rethough you can
change to another side throughout the course of the RP. But, while I don't expect the following to occur, I still don't want people changing sides back and forth, back and forth at the drop of a hat. Just to make myself clear.
4. The two sides you can choose from are 'Registered' and 'Not Registered'. Make sure
to put that in 'Side', and don't try putting anything else in there. Makes it easier for me.
- Physical Appearance:
- Other Skills:
- Miscellaneous Notes:
- D Acriznips
- Gaunt 88
- Eternal Noob
- Space Jawa
- Totemic Hero
Closing Words: The RP can begin when there's at least 4 people on each side, though others are still perfectly welcome to join. And also, when we begin the RP, it'll start out with a specific short scenario, but once you're done with that, feel free to do what you want. Though again, there will still be a storyline occurring. And finally, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask them here. Hope to see some of you in the RP!
Starting Date: Tuesday, May 8th. Sign-ups will continue past that point.
EDITS: Oh, and because someone asked, no, you can't play as villains. That's because the focus here is on two different groups of heroes against each other. Having playable villains would just get in the way. Also added to Character Creation; just a part where you say what side you're on.
RECAP OF EVENTS THUS FAR
: Our hero's task, managed by their government liaison, (a black man by the name of Robert Mc Cullen
,) was to prevent an a Superhuman Prison break attempt by a group of former Superheroes called 'The Radicals', (not by themselves, but by the media,) who had individually protected Metropolis for years, and felt that the act had to go. They were also trying to free Dr.Mechano, so that was another cause for alarm. Obviously, the superheroes prepared for the act, though by the time the attack had began, some of their number had gone mysteriously missing...
The heroes were able to fend off the attack and capture the Radicals, except for one; a mystrious man in a white tuxedo wearing a Greek Comedy mask, known only as 'Comedy'. After interrogating Mechano, and through various other events, our heroes learned something quite surprising; that there was an alternate universe parallel to their own, and that it was ahead of theirs by five years. And this alternate reality's extra five years were a horrible fate that could still befall their own if they didn't take action. But it all started with one man; Dr.Reich.
Dr.Reich started life as a mild-mannered scientist living in Nazi Germany in the late 30's and early-mid 40's who was pressured into working for the Nazi's, but he only did it at first to protect his only daughter, Maria, as well as to pay the bills. But tragedy struck when America's top Superhero at the time, 'The Captain,' went after Reich. The problem was that everything America knew about the Captain was a life, for in reality, he was a ruthless bastard who only became 'The Captain' because he was the only one the government had found that their Super-Serum worked properly on. The Captain was perfecly fine with doing whatever it took to complete his mission, even going so far as to take hostages — and in the ensuing struggle between Reich and the Captain, Reich's daughter was killed
, by the Captain himself. Since that day, Reich vowed to use all his intellect and knowledge to bring down the Captain, and surprisingly, one day, he did.
The world thought that both Dr.Reich and The Captain went down together in a burning building in Germany, but in reality, the Doctor survived. He went into hiding for decades, but during those decades, he slowly grew a burning hatred for all
Superheroes, thinking that they were a menace to society. (And considering all the collateral damage and innocents caught in the crossfire, he might have had a point...) So, ten years before the RP began, he appeared before the USA government, exchanging his services for a full pardon from all crimes he committed during the war. The government saw this as too good an opportunity to pass up, and agreed, and once that was taken care of, Reich waited for his chance...
When Nuclo was blown to smithereens, Reich saw his chance, and took it. He knew that Nuclo would regenerate himself eventually, but he kept this information from everyone else until soon before the RP started, when signs of Nuclo's return were imminent. His plan was to alter one atom in Nuclo's suit, so that when he reformed, the alteration would in turn alter Nuclo's thoughts, causing him to go crazy and cause random damage and destruction. This would lead to Superheroes being forever discredited. However, on Earth 2, (the unofficial designation for the AU,) Reich's alteration had effects that even he did not forsee. Nuclo attacked and completely annihilated the White House
, with the President still inside.
The former Vice President, now President, thus declared all Superheroes, including those who were previously under the protection of the Act, public menaces. This eventually lead to a war between all regular humans, and all Superhumans, (villains included,) one that the Superhumans one. And Arguma, (one of the PC's,) became the leader of this new nation, though it's suspected that Scio, (another PC,) known now in this AU as Comedy, might be the real
power in office...
Now, through the efforts of our heroes, the Dr.Reich of their universe was defeated, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. You see, for reasons of their own, Earth 2 has tried to make sure that Earth 1 ends up like their universe, and now that Reich's been defeated, they're resorting to plan B: brute force.
It's going to take quite the effort to bring them down...
Also, several of the heroes are off in yet another AU, this one being several centuries ahead of ours, to both gather resources, as well as find out some information.
edited 31st Jan '13 5:23:10 PM by kkhohoho