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* WorldBuilding: Blackburn is heavily based on worldbuilding. Much of the story is dedicated to the lore of the city, and introducing [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters tons of characters who will be more important later.]]

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* WorldBuilding: Blackburn Mavericks is heavily based on worldbuilding. Much of the story is dedicated to the lore of the city, and introducing [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters tons of characters who will be more important later.]]


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a user named Joker. The series explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and BlackComedy.

The story follows a group of four unlikely heroes in the [[ViceCity crime-ridden]] Rust Belt city of Blackburn. The threats to the city are immense, and each of them will have to fight internal battles to find the strength to keep the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll assemble a supporting cast and learn to work together to combat villains they wouldn’t be able to alone.

Mavericks launched in August 2018 and updates six times a month.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is was a WebSerialNovel written by a user named Joker. The series explores explored the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and BlackComedy.

The story follows a group of four unlikely heroes in the [[ViceCity crime-ridden]] Rust Belt city of Blackburn. The threats to the city are immense, and each of them will have to fight internal battles to find the strength to keep the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll assemble a supporting cast and learn to work together to combat villains they wouldn’t be able to alone.

BlackComedy.


Mavericks launched in August 2018 and updates six times was slated for a month.
rewrite in February 2019.



* CrapsackWorld: Blackburn is absolutely crawling with thugs and gangbangers, has one of if not the highest murder rate in the country and at the start of the series doesn't even have a [[SuperTeam superhero team.]]
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:Skinnyman's operations would not have taken such a beating if he hadn't experimented on the wrong man's sister.]]



* DeathByOriginStory: Wilbur's parents were killed in a car accident five years before the story begins, leaving him to inherit Scholz Enterprises alone.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals: Referred to as anomalies.
* DyingTown: Surprisingly somewhat averted. Blackburn was until the very recent past a [[IndustrialGhetto Rust Belt]] city that was a shell of its former self, but it recently has begun to stabilize in population and diversify its economy, cleaning out some of the blight. Some.
* ViceCity: Blackburn is crawling with criminals, with human traffickers more or less openly running [[WretchedHive Olympic City]].


* TheDreaded: Skinnyman. Dozens of Blackburners have been kidnapped by his gang, their bodies horrifically mangled by experiments. He evades capture by sticking to the shadows of Olympic City, yet he isn't afraid to attack cops or civilians in broad daylight.
** At one point, he even [[NoSell No Sells]] being shot and a ''grenade''.



* EqualOpportunityEvil: Skinnyman has no qualms about employing women in his vile schemes, nor does he seem to a give a hoot about race.
* HerosFirstRescue: Wilbur saving Jessica from an ass-beating by the Mafia.
* HumanTraffickers: Skinnyman and his gang. Uniquely, they're not interested in sex or labor slavery, rather they conduct [[TheyWouldCutYouUp horrific experiments]] for an unknown reason.
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: Superhumans have existed for eons, but that doesn't mean Skrillex doesn't exist.
** WeirdHistoricalWar: A glimpse of how the Germans used anomalies during the First World War is shown. The ultimate outcome didn't change.
* TheMafia: Show up a few times in Shortcircuit Volume 1, but they're a shell of their former selves and [[spoiler:half of them are unceremoniously offed by Blackout.]]
* NonLethalKO: Wilbur's gloves essentially function as overgrown tasers.
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. Without Jeff's assistance, none of Wilbur's raids on Skinnyman's territory would have accomplished anything.
* PowerMisidentification: The public at large seems to think Wilbur is actually an electrokinetic and not using technology.

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* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: Superhumans have existed for eons, but that doesn't mean Skrillex doesn't exist.
** WeirdHistoricalWar: A glimpse of how the Germans used anomalies during the First World War is shown. The ultimate outcome didn't change.


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a user named Joker. The series explored the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and BlackComedy.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a user named Joker. The series explored explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and BlackComedy.



Mavericks launched in August 2018 and updates twice a week.

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Mavericks launched in August 2018 and updates twice six times a week.
month.


* CapeBusters: Implied, but it seems SWAT has the capability to deal with anomalous criminals.
* CodeName: In this universe, many of the hero and villain nicknames are created by the press.



* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:Skinnyman's operations would not have taken such a beating if he hadn't experimented on the wrong man's sister.]]



* DeathByOriginStory: Wilbur's parents were killed in a car accident five years before the story begins, leaving him to inherit Scholz Enterprises alone.



** At one point, he even NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.

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** At one point, he even NoSells [[NoSell No Sells]] being shot and a ''grenade''.''grenade''.
* DyingTown: Surprisingly somewhat averted. Blackburn was until the very recent past a [[IndustrialGhetto Rust Belt]] city that was a shell of its former self, but it recently has begun to stabilize in population and diversify its economy, cleaning out some of the blight. Some.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Skinnyman has no qualms about employing women in his vile schemes, nor does he seem to a give a hoot about race.
* HerosFirstRescue: Wilbur saving Jessica from an ass-beating by the Mafia.
* HumanTraffickers: Skinnyman and his gang. Uniquely, they're not interested in sex or labor slavery, rather they conduct [[TheyWouldCutYouUp horrific experiments]] for an unknown reason.
* TheMafia: Show up a few times in Shortcircuit Volume 1, but they're a shell of their former selves and [[spoiler:half of them are unceremoniously offed by Blackout.]]
* NonLethalKO: Wilbur's gloves essentially function as overgrown tasers.


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* PowerMisidentification: The public at large seems to think Wilbur is actually an electrokinetic and not using technology.
* ViceCity: Blackburn is crawling with criminals, with human traffickers more or less openly running [[WretchedHive Olympic City]].


** At one point, he even [[spoiler:NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.]]

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** At one point, he even [[spoiler:NoSells NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.]]


* CopsAreUseless: Averted. Without Jeff's assistance, none of Wilbur's raids on Skinnyman's territory would have accomplished anything.



** At one point, he even [[NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.]]

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** At one point, he even [[NoSells [[spoiler:NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.]]]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. Without Jeff's assistance, none of Wilbur's raids on Skinnyman's territory would have accomplished anything.

Added DiffLines:

* CopsAreUseless: Averted. Without Jeff's assistance, none of Wilbur's raids on Skinnyman's territory would have accomplished anything.


Added DiffLines:

* TheDreaded: Skinnyman. Dozens of Blackburners have been kidnapped by his gang, their bodies horrifically mangled by experiments. He evades capture by sticking to the shadows of Olympic City, yet he isn't afraid to attack cops or civilians in broad daylight.
** At one point, he even [[NoSells being shot and a ''grenade''.]]


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' was a WebSerialNovel written by a group of three users named Joker, Moss, and London. The series explored the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story was centered around a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn, Florida.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between the machinations of her mother and the fires of the criminal underworld, forced to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop the city from falling to chaos.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 and was cancelled in January 2018.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' was is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of three users user named Joker, Moss, and London. Joker. The series explored the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story was centered around follows a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is group of four unlikely heroes in the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn, Florida.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between crime-ridden]] Rust Belt city of Blackburn. The threats to the machinations of her mother city are immense, and each of them will have to fight internal battles to find the fires of the criminal underworld, forced strength to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop keep the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll assemble a supporting cast and learn to chaos.

work together to combat villains they wouldn’t be able to alone.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 2018 and was cancelled in January 2018.
updates twice a week.



* ArcVillain:
** Rebecca Napier, former Maverick and current [[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMC]] [[HairTriggerTemper nut]][[KnightTemplar job]], is this for ''From Ashes''.
* CaptainErsatz: The American Spirits, mentioned only in passing, are clearly based on Captain America.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Mouse does ''something'' to a minion of Martin's that leaves her completely soaked in blood. [[GoryDiscretionShot Mercifully, it's not shown to us.]]
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Jessica does this with Alex and Fritz, former Cerberus operatives, twice, rather than leaving them at her mother's mercy.
* CrapsackWorld: Blackburn is absolutely crawling with thugs and gangbangers, has one of if not the highest murder rate in the country and at the start of the series [[SuperTeam the local superhero team]] has been disbanded.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Ooooooooooh yes. Mavericks relies heavily on RealityEnsues and the tropes of the superhero genre being brought into a world where people react to them realistically.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's hard to pick due to the setting being a WorldOfSnark, but Jessica and especially Fritz stand out.
-->“I’m here because I thought there’d be free food,” Fritz called out. “We were lied to!”

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* ArcVillain:
** Rebecca Napier, former Maverick
CrapsackWorld: Blackburn is absolutely crawling with thugs and current [[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMC]] [[HairTriggerTemper nut]][[KnightTemplar job]], is this for ''From Ashes''.
* CaptainErsatz: The American Spirits, mentioned only in passing, are clearly based on Captain America.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Mouse does ''something'' to a minion
gangbangers, has one of Martin's that leaves her completely soaked in blood. [[GoryDiscretionShot Mercifully, it's if not shown to us.the highest murder rate in the country and at the start of the series doesn't even have a [[SuperTeam superhero team.]]
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Jessica does this with Alex and Fritz, former Cerberus operatives, twice, rather than leaving them at her mother's mercy.
* CrapsackWorld: Blackburn is absolutely crawling with thugs and gangbangers, has one of if not the highest murder rate in the country and at the start of the series [[SuperTeam the local superhero team]] has been disbanded.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Ooooooooooh yes. Mavericks relies heavily on RealityEnsues and the tropes of the superhero genre being brought into a world where people react to them realistically.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's hard to pick due to the setting being a WorldOfSnark, but Jessica and especially Fritz stand out.
-->“I’m here because I thought there’d be free food,” Fritz called out. “We were lied to!”
realistically.



-->Fritz: What am I, a birth defect?
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Mavericks have a secret bunker in the forest near AbandonedWarehouseDistrict. It even comes with a SuperheroTrophyShelf.
* EvilMatriarch: The BigBad of Arc 1 is Rebecca Napier, [[TrulySingleParent clone-mother]] of series main protagonist Jessica Napier.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Cerberus headquarters, a corporate skyscraper crawling with armed mercenaries equipped with weapons up to fighter jets.
* {{Gangbangers}}: Of many flavors! Colombian, [[UsefulNotes/TheMafiya Russian]], Haitian, even a few [[EqualOpportunityEvil women.]]
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The Russian and, more commonly, Spanish speaking citizens of Blackburn have a habit of lapsing into this.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Averted. While superheroes and villains still wear unique outfits, they're practical.
* LawEnforcementInc: Rebecca's plan is to, in Detective Cardozo's words, "turn the BPD into a subsidiary of Cerberus" so she can more easily stamp out crime [[KnightTemplar by any]] [[PoliceState means necessary.]] As of Chapter 1.5, it didn't work out for her... yet.
* MookChivalry: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Jessica is pasting all the inmates who attack her in jail... until the remaining ones all rush her at the same time, taking her down in seconds.
* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. While the BCPD is stretched thin, many officers are honest and competent thanks to the leadership of [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Chief Fletcher]].
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Cerberus Security Corporation. Not only are they run by a former superhero, they work with local governments the world over to eradicate criminals and terrorists, have access to assault rifles, a fleet of patrol vehicles and ''fighter jets'', and can even cover up the murder of a congressman. They quite easily border on a NGOSuperpower.
* PowerNullifier: Anomaly inhibiting handcuffs and collars are briefly mentioned when Alex and Fritz get arrested. Fritz [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the implausibility of the devices.
* ShoutOut: Many.
** In Chapter 1.1, Jessica references the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] when discussing [[MadScientist Martin's]] latest possible genetic experiments.
** Chapter 1.3, Evil Angel, is named after a pertinent Music/BreakingBenjamin song.
** Chapter 1.4 is called [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks The Golden Age.]]
** Alex mentions that he's a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Texas Longhorns]] fan.
* SinisterSubway: UpToEleven - there's an entire criminal meet-and-greet in the Blackburn Metro.
* TooDumbToLive: One of Mouse's goons has the [[SarcasmMode great idea]] to make a sexist remark and flick off a mercenary leader with well-known [[HairTriggerTemper anger management issues.]] Needless to say, it takes the cooperation of his buddy to save him from a bullet to the head.
* ViceCity: Insanely high murder rate? Check. Street racers cruising on major roads at nearly a hundred miles an hour? Check. Gangbangers in every alley and on every street corner? Check. The murder of the district's congressman barely being noticed? Check. One of the local superheroes going nuts and killing almost all of her former teammates? Check. Hell, a quarter of the city is even ''officially'' called the Vicio District.
* WhiteGangBangers: There's implied to be plenty of white thugs, [[EqualOpportunityEvil even female ones.]]


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of three users named Joker, Moss, and Spartan. Starting off in 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The series of Mavericks follows four unlikely heroes in their quest to fight crime in the decaying industrial center of Blackburn. While the threats to the city are immense, each of them will have to fight their own internal battles to find the strength to keep the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll have to assemble a supporting cast and learn to work together to handle villains they wouldn’t be able to fight alone.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 and is currently on-going.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is was a WebSerialNovel written by a group of three users named Joker, Moss, and Spartan. Starting off in 2017, the book explores London. The series explored the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The series of Mavericks follows four unlikely heroes in their quest to fight crime in story was centered around a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is the decaying industrial center of Blackburn. While last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn, Florida.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between the threats to machinations of her mother and the city are immense, each fires of them will have to fight their own internal battles to find the strength criminal underworld, forced to keep lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll have to assemble a supporting cast and learn to work together to handle villains they wouldn’t be able to fight alone.

chaos.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 and is currently on-going.
was cancelled in January 2018.



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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four users usernamed Joker, Moss, Hammy and Spartan. Starting off in 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story begins with a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between the machinations of her mother and the fires of the criminal underworld, forced to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop the city from falling to chaos.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 and is currently in its first arc, From Ashes.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four three users usernamed named Joker, Moss, Hammy and Spartan. Starting off in 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story begins with a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is series of Mavericks follows four unlikely heroes in their quest to fight crime in the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between decaying industrial center of Blackburn. While the machinations of her mother and threats to the fires city are immense, each of them will have to fight their own internal battles to find the criminal underworld, forced strength to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop keep the city from falling into complete chaos. Along the way they’ll have to chaos.

assemble a supporting cast and learn to work together to handle villains they wouldn’t be able to fight alone.

Mavericks launched in August 2017 and is currently in its first arc, From Ashes.
on-going.


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four users usernamed Joker, Moss, Hammy and London. Starting off in 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story is centered around a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn, Florida.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between the machinations of her mother and the fires of the criminal underworld, forced to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop the city from falling to chaos.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four users usernamed Joker, Moss, Hammy and London.Spartan. Starting off in 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

The story is centered around begins with a woman named Jessica Napier, whose mother is the last known former superhero in [[ViceCity Blackburn, Florida.Blackburn.]] Jessica is a petty criminal who fled her mother's mercenary group, angry but aimless. She soon finds herself caught between the machinations of her mother and the fires of the criminal underworld, forced to lead the rebuilt [[SuperTeam Mavericks]] and stop the city from falling to chaos.



* OnlyInFlorida


'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four users usernamed Joker, Moss, Hammy and London. Starting off in [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture the 2040s]], the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

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'''[[https://mavericksserial.wordpress.com// Mavericks]]''' is a WebSerialNovel written by a group of four users usernamed Joker, Moss, Hammy and London. Starting off in [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture the 2040s]], 2017, the book explores the superhero genre through a different lens that combines both {{deconstruction}} and {{reconstruction}}, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids story-telling aimed]] [[RealityEnsues at adults]] and a ''lot'' of BlackComedy.

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