Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere.
Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.
This story provides examples of:
- Color-Coded Wizardry: There are seven known groups of Elixirs. Each power is associated with a color: Red for Energy, Orange for Matter, Yellow for Concepts, Green for Life, Blue for Information, Violet for Space-time, and White for Meta-powers.
- Great Offscreen War: The Genome Wars caused by the advent of superpowers from the Elixirs lead to a war that reshaped the world with a supervillain called Mechron being a major player.
- Ignored Confession: Ryan told everyone he met for the first time that he's immortal, but no one seems to believe him anyway. His Catchphrase is "I'm immortal, but don't tell anyone!"
- I Will Find You: Ryan dubbed finding his Childhood Friend Len as one of his most important Main Quest.
- Killer Rabbit: Ryan's ultimate weapon is a rabbit plushie he created in a deep-work trance session while in his underwear.
- Mass Super-Empowering Event: A mysterious someone sent Elixirs by package to a randomly selected population of the world, giving some people superpowers and changing the world overnight.
- Really 700 Years Old: A guesstimate from Pluto reveals that Ryan's real age is in the range of 550-1000 years old.
- The Precious, Precious Car: Ryan loves his Plymouth Fury to the point when Mosquito destroys it he immediately declares the current loop a failure and kills both of them with an atom bomb to reset the loop so he won't be in a world where his car is destroyed.
- Save Scumming: Ryan's main superpower is the ability to create a save point and whenever he dies go back to the point of time where he last 'saved'.
- Superpower Lottery: Augustus was part of the 0.01% of the population that managed to drink two Elixirs without degenerating into a Psycho. It made him so powerful that he turned his mob into an N.G.O. Superpower.
- Time Stands Still: The public use of Ryan's power allows him to stop time for up to ten seconds with it having a cooldown of how many 'seconds' time was frozen from Ryan's perspective.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Looping for a long time is making Ryan unhinged and impulsive, sometimes throwing crude jokes at inappropriate times, breaking rules left and right, and intentionally offending his allies and enemies Just For Fun.