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    Since we have a fresh start here, I'm going to try to use the different forums the way they were intended. So instead of cramming everything in J-Mart, I'll put the setting info here, playtests and storylines at a thread in Story Hour and keep just the builds at J-Mart, with links here. At least that's the plan for now.


    THE SUPERIOR THORPOCAVERSE:



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    EARTH-217 SETTING

    Note: Only characters that I have updated for the Superior Thorpocaverse setting are listed in the different locales and teams. Updates are constantly in progress. I mean, like ALL the time. It's a sickness...

    General Info:



    Cities/Locations:




    Settings:



    The Teams:



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    Last edited by Thorpacolypse; 04-30-2014, 08:27 PM.
    The Thorpacolypse
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    Co-Chair of the Council of 13
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    Re: The All New Amazing Superior Thorpocaverse!

    This is still a work in progress, but I figured since I was posting incomplete works, I might as well drop it now before I lose it.

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    EARTH-5150 Year 10

    For some reason it all starts with Superman. – Alexander Luthor

    The seminal event in the history of superheroes on Earth happened almost ten years ago on December 30th at approximately 5 p.m.. A plane bound for Metropolis, MO, was going down in a snowstorm. It appeared that the 115 passengers and crew on board were heading for certain doom. When suddenly, a red and blue blur streaked by the window, the plane’s dive was halted and to the astonishment of the captain, was set down gently in a field outside of Metropolis. As the flight crew opened the emergency exit doors and activated the inflatable safety slide, they saw a dark-haired man in a blue costume with a flowing red cape floating outside. He asked if everyone was OK, smiled then flew away into the early evening sky. One of the passengers, star reporter for the Daily Planet Lois Lane, chronicled the entire event and within minutes her uploaded cell phone picture and internet headline gave the world the first real glimpse of the man who would become known to the world (and half of the known universe) by the name she gave him: Superman.

    There had been sightings and rumors of a “blue blur” appearing across the globe for moths previously, but this event took those incidents from the realm of speculation and myth to reality. There was someone among us with powers beyond those of mere mortals. Where did he come from? Why is he here? Are there more like him? Those became the questions asked by billions across the globe.

    Nick Fury, legendary Director of S.H.I.E.L.D, calls that the day that superheroes “came out”. Prior to that, the only other acknowledged superhero was the legendary Captain America, who was one of the greatest heroes of World War II but was lost just prior to the end of the war and presumed dead. But even though he could leap 20 yards and throw men around like ragdolls, he didn’t fly and carry planes around. This was a whole other level of power that people had never seen.

    Of course, Fury and a handful of others knew that superhumans, also known as posthumans or metahumans had walked among us for thousands of years. Aliens, mutants, wizards, magical creatures thought only to exist in fantasy worlds and people using technology far beyond what the general public had anything but the faintest idea of, had long operated in secret. Early reactions to displays of their abilities had not been met with understanding, and usually violence. Knowing full well that risking exposure to the world at large could cause all kinds of upheaval in the world, most remained hidden. In the early ages, people’s fundamental belief systems would be challenged, and in more modern times there were was not only that, an but impact on tenuous foreign relations and economics across the globe.

    But once Superman made the news, everything changed. Soon after, it seemed he was everywhere at once. Rescuing trapped miners in Chile, saving people from burning buildings all over the US, catching a jumper off the Eiffel Tower, removing a bomb that was going to blow up Big Ben and even finding time to save a cat stuck in a tree in Smallville, KS. His commitment to humanity was proved during a massive attack on his adopted home planet by the Kryptonian General Zod and his allies that he repelled. So much to the surprise of Fury and world leaders at large, instead of starting a world-wide panic, he became a beloved figure. He quickly became the most searched for entity on the internet. And his sit down interview with Lois Lane became the most widely viewed event in TV and internet history.

    A few weeks after the Daily Planet article, reports of superhuman activity across the globe exploded. Rumors of a man sized bat terrorizing the Gotham City underworld gained more traction. The NYPD refuted dozens of claims about man who was crawling up walls and leaving criminals bound in webs. Upstate New York had claims of strange goings on at Charles Xavier’s School for the Gifted. There were rumors of weird things happening at the Baxter Building after the return from of space of noted scientist Reed Richards, his fiancée Susan Storm, her brother, extreme sports superstar Johnny Storm, and former astronaut Ben Grimm. General Thunderbolt Ross deflected questions about a giant green skinned humanoid monster rampaging through rural New Mexico. There were claims that beloved ruler of Latveria, Victor Von Doom, was a warlock. And there were countless other stories and rumors about superhuman activity from across the globe.

    But it was billionaire playboy Tony Stark that kicked the superhero craze into high gear later that year. He developed the Iron Man armor after a traumatic experience as a prisoner in the Middle East and once he started using it to dispense justice to his captors, he had a very public altercation with his former mentor Obadiah Stane who had created his own suit of power armor. Instead of shying away from the media, Stark embraced it and as he did, it seemed to herald the beginning of the superheroic age. Within the year, the Fantastic Four made their first public appearance, as did The Flash, Green Lantern, Thor, Spider-Man and several others. Daredevil became the guardian devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Great Britain publicly acknowledged MI-13 operatives Pete Wisdom and Captain Britain. China introduced the world to the Great Ten. The legend of the great Mexican hero El Chupacabra began to spread. The X-Men had their first of many battles with Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants, and their acts brought the issue of mutant rights, and the believed wide-spread mental suppression of the memories of mutant/superhuman incidents over the years to light (which was true, actually). Seemingly overnight, every major city had a protector, supervillains by the score rose up to challenge them and the world governments slowly began to release sealed documents on several superhuman related events that had been covered up over the years. And former superheroes that operated in secret during the Cold War and before, like The Comedian, went to the media with their stories. And 8 years ago, the world welcomed back one of their greatest heroes, Captain America, who was found frozen in ice in the Antarctic by S.H.I.E.L.D. And soon after his return, he and Superman helped lead Earth’s heroes in repelling an attempted invasion by the alien despot from Apokolips, Darkseid, which led to the formation of The Justice League.

    Now, 10 years since Superman ushered in the new superheroic age, superheroes and supervillains are commonplace. There are continued debates about how to police superhuman activity with super-secret agent Amanda Waller’s Checkmate imitative at the forefront. After the equally disastrous attempts to register mutants and the attempted mass registration of costumed vigilantes that resulted in the Superhero Civil War, new strategies are being developed, as anti-mutant sentiment remains prevalent and public support of superheroes ebbs and flows. The Justice League has grown and changed membership several times and remains unaffiliated with any government so that they can focus on global and extraterrestrial threats. Captain America and Iron Man left the League years back to form The Avengers, who are registered with the government and focus more on US threats. The groups Stormwatch and the Guardians of the Globe, under the watchful eye of Cecil Stedman, also look out for global threats and are UN and NATO sanctioned.

    S.H.I.E.L.D. estimates that there are 3600-4800 super-powered individuals on the planet of varying levels and more being born every day. While they are the vast minority in the world population, there’s no denying that the world is being changed by their presence every day.
    Last edited by Thorpacolypse; 04-30-2014, 08:50 PM.
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                  Re: The All New Amazing Superior Thorpocaverse!

                  Well this looks like a fun setting. Nice mash-up of the Marvel, DC and Invincible(?) verses.

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                    Re: The All New Amazing Superior Thorpocaverse!

                    I have to admit, that's an excellent way to mix the major universes together.
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