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Roleplay / SupeRPowered

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"This city is fucked."
"This city is beautiful."
"This city is going to hell."
"There is no in-between."
The oft-repeated motto of the RP.

Set in a Present Day Earth where "metahumans" or "metas" (people with various genetic and/or supernatural abilities) exist and are well-known throughout the world, SupeRPowered is a script-style IRC-based Super Hero RP beginning in September 2014 and currently active. The story follows the collision path of several metahumans residing in fictional Shore City, a sprawling metropolis found somewhere along the American West Coast, and their struggle to deal with the consequences of their newfound awareness of each other, as well as the increasing meta activity across the city— all thanks to the mysterious new IRC chatroom that pops up one day...


Storywise, the RP is loosely organized in a series of overreaching "arcs" or "seasons". So far, there have been two arcs, and the current running is referred to among members as the Crackdown arc.

SupeRPowered contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: One that served as home to the The Butcher, a cannibalistic serial killer, and his variety of booby traps. Even more egregiously, somehow able to comfortably fit seven people, all but two grown adults.
  • Anti-Villain: Molly. Despite declaring herself a villain, she has yet to perform an actual villainous act against Shore City, instead helping to capture or fight against several others.
  • Bar Brawl: Briefly, between Morph and Cal at the nightclub Spinal Drop.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Applies to nearly all the heroes, but Morph, Dread, Remiel, and Tekno are notorious for this in particular.
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  • City of Adventure: Shore City.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Once you relieve aspiring villain Cassidy of most of his weapons, fights usually slide towards the extreme of this. Justified by Cassidy's power (post-death resurrection) and his penchant for abusing it to no end.
  • Destructive Saviour: Many of the heroes. In fact, the immense destruction typically left in the wake of major metahuman fights was one of the largest factors in the Shore City council's decision to pass legislation restricting metafights.
  • Good Is Not Nice: All of the "heroes" (AKA any of the chatgoers who had fought the several villains threatening the city at this point) were accused of being assholes of varying degreessomething they quite readily agreed to. In fact, a part of the "heroes" list includes the fed-up local vigilante who has no qualms about ending villains' lives permanently, a hostile Electropath bitch, and the even worse pyrokinetic possessed by the spirit of War who's declared herself an outright villain.
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  • Monster of the Week: With the way the RP is set up, this tends to be how events play out, as the players move to deal with a villain causing havoc in Shore City.
  • Mysterious Stranger: Whoever created the metahuman IRC chatroom "Shore City Social Club", which drew everyone together in the first place. Although they haven't been seen or heard from... yet.
  • Never Was This Universe: It's implied through the official worldbuilding information that metahumans have always existed; it was only the development of Super Soldier programs in WWII and the subsequent powers granted to the participants, as well as growing acceptance of metas coming out from 'hiding' that their presence became widely publicized.
  • Online Alias: Necessary, as the main line of communication between all the metahumans is an IRC chatroom.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Morph's response to the police standoff involving Becca and Natie, right on the heels of accusations of harboring an international criminal, a forcible search of his home, and distrust after years of heroic work with the police.
  • Super Registration Act: While it exists, it's certainly not enforced very much, with most governments taking a lax stance on this.
  • Super Soldier: What happened during WWII that really kickstarted the metahuman movement and added to the meta population to boot.
  • Take It to the Bridge: The District A-D bridge explosion marked the first major event of the RP and the first face-to-face meeting of the chat frequenters.
  • Urban Segregation: Shore City is split into 7 districts coincidentally renowned for where it falls on the scale between heroic and villainous activity, from the completely heroic A to the villain-leaning E. And District X, neutral ground rife for negotiation and home to City Hall.
  • World of Pun: Many of Shore City's shops and businesses have names that are all puns of some variety, not to mention the sheer amount of puns Morph, Remiel, Tekno and Dread drop on several occasions.

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