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Spaketacularverse (Freedom City w/elements of Marvel & DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:44 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm going to be starting a Mutants & Masterminds RPG 2e campaign that has been altered due to what happened in the aftermath of "Time of Crisis"...

The biggest changes in this setting is that the Freedom City timeline has been pushed up, with the Terminus Invasion and the Death of the Centurion happening in 2001… followed very closely by the September 11th Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. This also includes a few iconic characters and places from Marvel and DC Comics into the universe mix alongside with a few from the Silver Age Sentinels (Kreuzritter & his Kingdom of Thüle). This has been done to incorporate a lot more Villains into the mix. But these are not the actual versions of these well-known characters… but duplicates who have grown up and developed in this world… and are integral in the way this world has grown and shaped itself.

SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Department) is part of the United States Executive Branch, and deals with those threats that are too big for the police and the US Military are not allowed by the Potis Comitatus Act to intervene in. Namely, dealing with extra-terrestrial, meta-human and trans-dimensional threats. It includes several of the DC Universe agencies into its frame work.

The Atlantean Empire is composed of a loose alliance of city-states founded by the surviving members of Atlantis who became capable of living under the oceans… be they blue skinned, green skinned, pink skinned or even look like the classical merman/mermaid from mythology. How they adapted to their situation for the most part dictates how they appear as well as their origins. Each of the major Imperial Atlantean City-States are ruled by various monarchies and focus heavily on the needs of their own people and for the most part remain aloof and isolate themselves from the outside world.

The Department of Meta-Human Affairs was originally the Office of Meta-Human Affairs and had been part of the Executive Branch of the government that acted as advisors to the President of the United States… The Department of Meta-Human Affairs was created to handle a wide range of issues dealing with Meta-Humans in the United States, and during the Bush Administration was remarked to have been instrumental in improving public acceptance of meta-Humans. Much of this came from the DMHA organizing groups of meta-human volunteers in providing help and support during natural disasters and other community improvement events. But shortly after his election, President Obama was able to get the long proposed Meta-Human Registration Act that would allow the Federal Government to Federalize all Meta-Humans into government service passed during his first 100 Days in office. While the MHRA was struck down by the United States Supreme Court six months later… it has caused a lot of problems for the United States Meta-Human Community, and set things back to pre-2001 levels due to the backlash of many meta-Humans and government watchdogs against the Act.

The Watchers: The Watchers oversee, observe and study each of the various civilizations throughout the Universe… they have counterparts in all dimensions and while they do defer to the authority of the Monitors, they do communicate with their other dimensional counterparts.

The Monitors: The Monitors oversee the entire dimension in a manner similar to the Watchers who observe and watch the various civilizations within the universe.

Now... for what I need help with.

I need help deciding what from the Marvel and DC Universes into my campaign... I will post a little of the things that I am going to be incorporating into the Freedom City timeline...
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:45 pm

Meta-Human Spectator Sports...

One of the reasons why Meta-Humans are so well liked, is the existence of meta-Human spectator sports... Such as the various meta-human team sports that are loosely based upon those sports played by normal humans. The playing fields' are set up in large facilities that use 'Danger Room' technology to create various dangerous environments that create obstacles that the teams must navigate around while trying to score their points. Truly creating an 'Extreme Sports League'..



Technology & Special Minerals...

Unstable Molecules

Promethium

Adamantium / Adamantine: Adamantine is the ‘mythical’ metal of the Gods.

Vibranium
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:56 pm

Now that i've gotten my notes posted, I can ask for help in picking what from each universe should be incorporated... and where to put them. Especially filling the Silver Age & Bronze Age. I would like to have alot of the DCU heroes and villains having been active during the campaign... but i need to expand the Silver and Bronze Ages... to allow for what happens during the Iron Age to have more of a major slap in the face.

Having the Iron Age end with the Terminus Invasion & WTC attacks in 2001, and having that as the birth of the "Modern Age" allows for many of the things that 'Changed the World' to have happened in recent memory and have alot more impact.

Thus my description of the 1990s as the "Decade of Lies and Deceit" that saw the Moore Administration coming to power in Freedom City... and the election of Micheal O'Connor (a family man whose daughter becomes the second Freedom Eagle) bringing in a new age... But even O'Connor has a darkside, namely being oversensitive to any criticism to his policies... seeing that as an attack on him personally. And not as what it is, constructive criticism based upon differences of ideology and not personal attacks. This causes alot of stress with his Daughter who adopted the mantle as the second Freedom Eagle, who does not share her father's political ideology.

The big names form Marvel & DC will be in the setting... but what of other elements? I'm looking for advice on who to include and who to exclude. And i'm asking your advice on this...
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:48 am

I created this for the yahoo groups mailing list for the PBeM when the game get's off the ground...

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Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:15 am

The Morlocks (Bronze Age, Iron Age & Modern Age): Not much is really known about the origins of the secretive mutant community that are known as the Morlocks... The Morlocks are almost exclusively meta-human mutants whom have taken over the extensive network of incomplete nuclear war shelters that had been built during the height of the Cold War under the streets of Manhattan that had been abandoned and forgotten not long after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Their leader is a woman who calls her self Callisto, and she is a much an enigma as the community that she leads. She is exceptionally close lipped about herself and her past, especially since she fears that if her past was to become know she would loose her position of authority and leadership of the community. Primarily due to the fact, that she had been an FBI Agent assigned by former Director J. Edgar Hoover to ferret out meta-humans and meta-human mutants out of positions within the United States Government… but after a time she was stunned to learn that she herself was a meta-human mutant and realized that what she was doing was morally bankrupt. Instead of arresting or murdering meta-human mutants that she found, she instead started to help them escape and go into hiding, but she realized that she could not do this forever and started to devise a plan that would create a permanent solution. She used her position to find a suitable place for a growing community of meta-human mutant outcasts could easily disappear and found it in governmental archives. She then set out to destroy any and all references to the system of tunnels and shelters. Unfortunately, her actions started to raise suspicion of her superiors… and they set a trap for her that nearly took her life. Instead it cost her an eye and horribly scared her once beautiful features. Callisto has completely abandoned the life she had led before she created the Morlocks… and many of them do not know that she was their patron who delivered them from their imprisonment in secret facilities all across the country, or that she had been the primary agent responsible for their persecution.


The Weapon Plus Program (aka Weapon X): The Weapon Plus Program was a secret quasi-governmental organization that used secrecy to ‘dragoon’ governmental funding for illegal and inhumane experiments on unsuspecting men and women. Many have blamed the existence of the Weapon Plus as being the real reason why Pres. Richard M. Nixon ordered the dissolution of the Office for Special Operations, whose leadership had been infiltrated and compromised by Weapon Plus. Over the years it has been discovered that several members of the OSO Teams whom had been declared ‘killed in action’ were in reality kidnapped to be used as guinea pigs for the many biological Weapon Plus programs to create the perfect super-soldier. Evidence uncovered by several governmental investigations has discovered that Weapon Plus had been inspired by the process that created Captain America in 1940. The international meta-human terrorist Magneto had discovered that in the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War the leadership of Weapon Plus had used their clandestine influence on the Allied governments to have key Japanese and German scientists whom they wished to recruit declared ‘deceased’ so they could be spirited away to one of their many hidden research facilities around the world.


Sentinels (modern age): A federal government official named Sebastian Gilberti who assembled a group of research scientists and specialists in the robotics field to developed a series of fully autonomous robots that would be capable of dealing with meta-human threats. While the initial robots developed by Bolivar Trask showed exceptional successes throughout the second half of the 1990s, there were many accounts of the Sentinel robots being used by elements in the federal government to hunt down and murder meta-humans whom had been born with an active meta-gene (aka Mutants). Due to the increasing instances of these abuses, one of the first things done by then-President George W. Bush in 2001 was to order that the Sentinel robots to be immediately decommissioned and replaced by a series of specially built battlesuits due to the fact that the weapons and equipment would be under the control of a human operator whom would know the difference in a legal and illegal order. Unfortunately, this policy was quietly ended in 2009 by the Obama administration along with the overturning of many other policies enacted during the proceeding administration.
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:16 am

The Pulp Age (1920-1938):

During the horrific depression of the 1920s, Europe started to see the growing emergence of meta-humans… that it was felt was brought upon by the abject poverty and chaotic conditions that caused the activation of the meta-gene. This caused many doctors and scientists to start intensive research the causes of these breakouts, and one of the leading men who first postulated the causes also dubbed the men and women with such amazing powers and abilities that broke the laws of physics "Meta-Humans" was the Jewish German Scientist, DR Josef Reinstein.

DR Josef Reinstein postulated that the heroes and demi-gods of legend where in fact meta-humans, and that meta-humans was a survival mechanism developed by the Human race as a whole to protect them from grave threats that could not normally be solved any other way. He further stated that meta-humans would appear because quite simply That heroes will always appear in their hour of greatest need, and that due to the horrible social and civil conditions that where on the rise around the world combined with the expanding growth in population… that reasoned that more and more meta-humans would appear with an increase in their level of power and abilities.

During what historians would call the Pulp Age, the majority of meta-humans (commonly called Mystery Men by the newspapers) were only slightly more than human with amazing gifts and powers… such as Doc Savage (the Man of Bronze) and the mysterious Shadow. But as the decade progressed their powers and abilities started to increase and become more and more outside the bounds of normal human capacity. Thus prompting more and more interest in trying to find out just what caused the appearance of Meta-Humans… and if it could be harnessed.

During Prohibition and the Great Depression in the United States, saw the rise of what the News Papers dubbed 'Mystery Men' who were operating outside the law in their individual efforts to fight against corruption and the various organized crime families that were located in all of the major cities across the nation. While J. Edgar Hoover had his doubts about the rising tide of Mystery Men, he saw them as an asset that his agents of the FBI could harness in fighting against not only organized crime, but also against communists, socialists, fascist groups and governmental corruption all across the country. Rumors persist even into the Modern Age that J. Edgar Hoover had kept a set of secret files on the Mystery Men, just as he did for public officials and celebrities, and that he used this information as leverage to get the assistance of various Mystery Men to help him bring down Al Capone and other major Organized Crime bosses all across the country.

Throughout the later half of the 1920s and early 1930s, DR Josef Reinstein would continue to expand upon his theories on the nature of meta-humans during his research in an attempt to better understand the phenomena and possibly trigger the breakout event to create new meta-humans. In fact his exceptionally well-known work received financing and support from benefactors from around the world, including many other scientists who wished to work with him. But the growing rise of the National Socialists in Germany caused much fear and trepidation in DR Josef Reinstein, especially when one of his protégées (DR Arnim Zola) started to espouse the possibility that meta-humans were somehow part of the Ayran Master Race that the Nazi preached about. This caused DR Josef Reinstein so much fear that he faked his own death with the help of some of his colleagues in Great Britain, who helped smuggle him and some of his notes out of Germany to the United States via Canada in 1934 in the aftermath of the "Night of the Long Knives" (German: "Naht der langen Messer").
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Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:16 am

The Golden Age (1938-1950):

On June 1938, perhaps the most famous and powerful meta-humans, Mark Leeds, made his first public appearance when he stopped a bank robbery… and he would become known by codename the Centurion. He would become the greatest champion of freedom, liberty and justice for almost the entire Twentieth Century. He would inspire other meta-humans to don colorful costumes and perform altruistic deeds in a much more public manner; much like the Mystery Men of the Pulp Age had been doing in secret. But his appearance also inspired less altruistic meta-humans as well… costumed villains also started to appear shortly after his public debut.

On 12 November 1938, days after "Kristallnacht" (aka "Crystal Night" or "The Night of Broken Glass") in Nazi Germany and Austria… a group of representatives of the leaders of the United States and Great Britain approached DR Josef Reinstein (now known as Professor Abraham Erskine) and asked him to head up what would become known as Project Rebirth (the precursor to the Weapons Plus Program) to come up with a way to adapt the procedures that where used by Nazi Germany and its allies to create meta-human super-soldiers. Professor Erskine was appalled by the concept, but after being informed that the Axis powers had been using his research to create the initial serum, he relented and threw himself into the project.

By late-1939/early-1940 Professor Erskine had created the prototype of the super-soldier serum and needed a human test subject, and when he did not like subjects that the military provided he started to look elsewhere and found a Fine Arts student who had been found unfit for service, but was desperate to find a way to serve his country… and thus he came to chose Steven Grant 'Steve' Rogers to be the initial test subject, much to the displeasure of US Army General Chester Phillips.

But when the serum worked, and Steve Rogers was transformed into the first allied meta-human super-soldier who would become known as "Captain America"… Rogers was granted enhanced stamina & endurance, exceptional agility & dexterity, amazing regenerative capabilities, immunities to poisons & diseases, each of his senses where enhanced to maximum human potential, and most spectacularly the meta-human ability to lift 2.5-tons.

To make sure that the serum would work on other subjects, the second person to test the serum was a US Army officer named Clinton McIntyre. Due to his already apparent good health and physical conditioning McIntyre was at first seen as an even greater success. His physical meta-human capabilities not only matched those of Rogers, they exceeded them! His strength was more than triple that of Rogers when he was able to lift 10-tons. Plans were underway to unveil him as America's first super-soldier under the codename "Major Victory", but unfortunately this was not to be due to an unforeseen physical reaction to the serum that caused McIntyre to become mentally unstable... a severe increase in his mental state that was compounded by an undiagnosed propensity for violence and rage that triggered a rampage after the leaders of Project Rebirth chose to go with Rogers being unveiled as the first of America's meta-human super-soldiers.

McIntyre's rampage through New York City was stopped by Rogers, in what would become his first appearance as Captain America. The Roosevelt Administration was able to turn Rogers as Captain America in a recruiting symbol thanks to how well he was able to deal with what the papers dubbed "Major Disaster" (a name that would go on to classify Clinton McIntyre) by causing him to be frozen in a block of ice with the aid of cryonics researcher DR Victor Fries (during the Iron Age, Clinton McIntyre's frozen body would be thawed out by agents of <HIVE> in an attempt to get a sample of his blood… but just like Steve Rogers, he was revived from his cryogenic sleep to which he promptly escaped and found himself a man out of time).

Ironically, DR Victor Fries own grandson would continue his research and tragically be transformed into the meta-human costumed criminal "Mr. Freeze" and come into conflict against the costumed detective & Dark Knight of Gotham City… the Batman (Bruce Wayne).

During research into why McIntyre had been such a colossal failure, Professor Erskine was able to discover the presence of something that he would call the meta-gene. And that while both Rogers and McIntyre possessed the meta-gene, McIntyre's meta-gene was very different from Rogers. Using this data, Project Rebirth started searching through the thousands of volunteers for the right 'type' of meta-gene… and working with psychologists who put the volunteers through a tough battery of tests that ended with the personal interview with Professor Erskine himself, was 180 men and women selected for the second stage of the project by mid-1941.

In 1939, Crown Princess Hippolyta was an Amazon known as an excellent warrior and scholar whom was well respected by all of her sisters... and was being groomed for her assumption of her mother Queen Hippolyte's throne when she stepped down, right up until the fated day when a US Navy Carrier-based fighter had been swept up in the Berumda Triangle causing it to crash in the shallow waters just off the coast of Themiscrya carrying US Army military intelligence officer Captain Steve Leonard Trevor. Crown Princess Hippolyta pulled Captain Trevor and the body of the Navy Pilot that he had tried to save despite his own injuries. Having never actually seen a true man before, Hippolyta was immediately attracted to the handsome man despite his extensive injuries. Violating the Island rules about taking in outsiders, Hippolyta took the unconscious Trevor back to the Amazons in an attempt to save his life. Pleading with her mother to save the man, Queen Hippolyte relented and used the life healing Purple Ray on Trevor... saving his life.

As Captain Trevor slowly recovered the Amazons discovered that the outside world was engaged in full world wide war, Crown Princess Hippolyta wanted to participate and help stop the war. But Queen Hippolyte refused stating that she and the others should not get involved in the ways of the outsiders. But when the goddess Aphrodite declared that it was time for an Amazon to travel to "Man's World" and fight the evil of the Nazis, a tournament was held to determine who would be the Amazon champion. Although forbidden by Queen Hippolyte to participate in the tournament, Princess Hippolyta did so nevertheless, concealing her identity with a mask. Upon winning Diana revealed her identity to her heartbroken mother who feared that she would never see her daughter again. After winning the tournament and revealing her true identity, Queen Hippolyte relented and allowed her daughter to wear the costume of Wonder Woman and travel to the outside world. Diana returned Captain Steven Leonard Trevor to the United States and adopted the identity of an Army nurse named "Diana Athena Prince" so she could be close to Trevor as he recovered from his injuries.

After her arrival in "Patriarch's World" in 1939, Wonder Woman I (Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira aka "Diana Prince") joined the Justice Society of America. After the United States of America entered the Second World War, Wonder Woman I (Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira) was asked to join the Invaders for many of their missions on the behalf of the Allies.




Shortly after the end of the Second World War in early-1946, Hippolyta returned to Paradise Island when she was summoned right after she had been elected as one of the new Queens of the Matriarchy. After her arrival she prompted the Matriarchy of Themyscira to return to its pre-War isolationist stance in light of the use of the Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to force the surrender of the Empire of Japan so that the allies would not have to engage in a long and costly conventional invasion of the Japanese home islands… something that estimates stated would have bled the allies dry while bringing about the extermination of the Japanese people. But to now-Queen Hippolyta the devastation that had been unleashed by the atomic weapons was something that terrified her, that MAN should not have the kind of power that only the GODS should wield. While she allowed very limited contact with the Patriarch's world in an effort to ensure that the Matriarchy of Themyscira would not end up the victim of outside forces, she kept that contact limited through her or her co-Ruling Queen.
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The Silver Age (1950-1970):

In 1952, the Amazons had lived for several millennia in peace and advancement… openly working with and obeying the will of the Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Olympus, but Hippolyta after returning form the world of men longed for a child of her own. Thus Hippolyta, the new Queen of the Amazons, begged for the gods to grant her request. Sympathetic to Hippolyta's request, they instructed her to mold some clay from the shores of Paradise Island into the form of a baby girl. Six members of the Greek Pantheon then bonded the soul to the clay, giving it life. Each of the six also granted Diana a gift: Demeter, great strength; Athena, wisdom and courage; Artemis, a hunter's heart and a communion with animals; Aphrodite, beauty and a loving heart; Hestia, sisterhood with fire; Hermes, speed and the power of flight. Pleased with the child, Queen Hippolyta began to raise her daughter as an Amazon with all the station and privilege of her mother's royalty. As the first child born on Paradise Island in the three thousand year history… since every woman in the island population had been in fact immortal, and the Amazons lived in a single gender society and culture, saw that the young girl would grow up surrounded by a legion of sisters and mothers. Diana would age slowly and for the most part stopped aging altogether upon reaching adulthood as with all of the Amazons. Diana would continue to excel surpassing most of her Amazon sisters in her skills and intelligence.

The first Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) starts to operate as a costumed adventurer using his archery in 1958 operating in <city>.


At some point during the mid-1960s, the Kryptonian city of Kandor was abducted by Brainiac, who used a miniaturization device to store the city along with other examples of each of the civilizations he had encountered; the inhabitants of Kandor would later be augmented with the integration of survivors of Argo City.

In 1968, fraternal twins Alexander Joseph 'Lex' Luthor and Lena Luthor are born to Lionel and Letitia Luthor.
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The Bronze Age (1970-1990):

At some point in Earth year 1978, Kryptonian scientist Jor-EL and his wife Lara Lor-Van launch their infant son Kal-EL in an experimental rocketship that Jor-EL had invented in an effort to get him safety away from their doomed homeworld as their home planet is consumed by a planet destroying catastrophe. The small spacecraft carrying the infant Kal-EL crash lands in one of the fields of the Kent Farm located in Smallville, Kansas during the Great Blizzard of 1978, he is discovered and adopted by Jonathan & Martha Kent who name him Clark Joseph Jeremiah Kent.

In 1978, Captain Atom was Captain Nathaniel Christopher Adam, a highly decorated United States Air Force officer who had flown combat missions during Vietnam War. Captain Adam had been framed for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to death under the watch of Lt. Colonel Wade Eiling. As an alternative to execution, he was invited to participate in a military experiment that had little chances of survival, in exchange for a presidential pardon. The experiment involved testing the hull of a crashed alien ship's durability by exploding a super nuclear bomb under it. Adam survived as the metal melted into his body and the excess energy threw him forward in time over twenty years later (not incidentally, this coating with alien metal gave him a full-body silvered metal).

In 1986, an eight year old Bruce Wayne witnessed the brutal murders of his parents before his eyes. DR Thomas and Martha Wayne were walking home from the theater one night with their young son when they were held up at gunpoint by a mugger whom had leapt from the shadows of Park Row and assaulted them, demanding money. Thomas tried to fight back, but the mugger shot him directly in the chest, killing him. He then turned his gun on Martha and viciously ended her life as well. Bruce Wayne stared on in horror, as his parents lay dead beside him. The killer then turned on his heel and ran from the alleyway. Fortunately, medical doctor and social worker DR Leslie Thompkins was available to give loving comfort to the traumatized Bruce. He would then be raised at Wayne Manor by the family butler, Alfred Pennyworth and educated by some of the finest tutors available. Bruce made a graveside promise that he would bring the lowly killer to justice and avenge their deaths.

In mid-1987, during a high school field trip to Osborn Industries Peter Benjamin 'Pete' Parker is bitten by a spider that had been exposed to the Oz Compound, a super soldier serum. Imbuing him with the proportionate powers of a spider, Peter gained superhuman strength, speed, agility and stamina and the ability to stick to and crawl surfaces. After that fateful day at Oscorp Industries, Parker put his new found abilities to fight and won a local wrestling challenge. The promoter of the fight gave Peter a new costume and Peter was given the name Spider-Man. His wrestling career ended when he was accused of stealing the promoter's money. In a bad mood, Peter allowed a burglar he encountered on his way home to escape from a robbery. His actions would later haunt him.

After having a heated argument with his uncle Ben over poor grades and a bad attitude, Peter ran off to cool down. When Peter returned home, he learned that the same burglar from the robbery had murdered Uncle Ben in his absence. Feeling so guilty over his inactions which had led to the death of a loved one, Parker vowed that as long as he was capable he would serve and protect others. As Uncle Ben once said to him, "With great power there must also come great responsibility." Shortly after turning sixteen, Peter took a part-time job at the Daily Bugle working as a freelance photographer.

In late-1987, the nineteen year old Lex Luthor established a small aerospace engineering company he named LexCorp after graduating from MIT with a one of his many doctorates. By 1992, LexCorp made its first acquisitions of two then-struggling airlines, Inter-Continental Airlines and Atlantic Coast Air Systems (since renamed LexAir). As LexCorp subsidiaries, the airlines began to prosper. And when rising profits were threatened by chronic fuel shortages, LexCorp bought out Southwestern Petroleum (now known as LexOil) in 1994.

In 1988, Richard 'Dick' Grayson was born on the first day of spring. His mother nicknamed him her "little Robin". Little did she know how prophetic this term of endearment would be in her son's future life.

In 1989, Peter Benjamin 'Pete' Parker enrolls in Empire State University pursuing a degree in journalism as long-time girl friend starts classes to get a degree in drama. While attending classes at Empire State University, Pete Parker becomes a lab assistant for DR Jonathon Drew ScD/PhD/MD and DR Kurt Connors ScD/MD/PhD, whom worked with Peter to get him into the sciences program as well as the journalism program… While working in the lab DR Jonathon Drew was able to get a blood sample that had been taken from Spiderman by one of the so-called “Spidey-Slayer” robots that The Daily Bugle newspaper had sponsored. Jonathan used the blood sample to create several clones of Spiderman, but he had chosen to alter most of the clones on a genetic level to change things such as their hair color or sex. One of the three clones that he had changed the gender, would be raised by he and his wife Merriem as their daughter named Jessica 'Jessie' Drew (who would later go on to become known as the costumed meta-human adventuress Spiderwoman in 2007).

The other clones were 'raised' using less mundane methods that rapidly aged them, and 'programed' them with alternate memories and emotions. Unfortunately, the majority of these altered clones would go mad and make their escape to become threats to Spiderman and go after his friends and family.
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Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:18 am

The Iron Age (1990-2001):

The Iron Age was punctuated by brutality and violence, and was thankfully a short and dark time in the annals of Meta-Humans. So much so that many commentators on meta-human activities have often times referred to it as the Dark Age. It is during this period that many cities such as Freedom City and Gotham City had passed local laws that had outlawed both costume vigilantes and Meta-Humans living or operating in their cities. And many of these cities became rife with corruption and violent street crimes that spiraled out of control throughout what many also call the decade of Greed and Deceit.

In 1992, the fourteen year old Bruce Wayne begins a global sojourn so he could attend classes at Cambridge, the Sorbonne and several other famous European universities. Over the next six years he would focus on learning all of the skills that would later serve him exceptionally well in his costumed identity as the Batman.

In 1993, Peter Benjamin 'Pete' Parker and Mary Jane 'MJ' Watson get married in an elegant ceremony shortly after they graduated from Empire State University. Pete continues to work for The Daily Bugle as a photographer, but quickly advances to become a photojournalist whose work becomes used in the other publicans being put out by the Daily Bugle while MJ continues her successful career as a professional model (usually with Pete acting as the lead photographer), and actually is able to start an even more successful acting career on and off Broadway… and landing a role on one of the longest running soap operas filmed in New York City.

In 1993 Green Arrow II (Oliver Jonas Queen) starts his career as a costumed vigilante archer.

In 1994, Pete and Mary Jane Watson-Parker give birth to their daughter May 'Mayday' Parker.

In the mid-1995, US Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class Slade Joseph Wilson volunteers to test a new version of the World War Two-era super-soldier serum that at first appears to be an abject failure causing what appeared to be serious dehabilitating side effects, but will slowly grant him the standard powers of a meta-human super-soldier… with enhanced mental and intellectual capabilities that he will use to create for himself the identity of the meta-human costumed mercenary known as "Deathstroke the Terminator" after he is given a medical discharge from the US Army and placed on full disability. Wilson's desire to continue to serve his country prompted him to become a mercenary and take jobs for the American intelligence community all across the world, but later he started to take jobs for other interests as well.

In 1998, 20 year old Bruce Wayne attempts to join the FBI… but he learns that it would be impossible to fight crime and evil within the legal system. This prompts Bruce Wayne to return to Gotham City where he started to establish several cover identities that would lead up to his creation of the costumed vigilante known as the Batman in mid-1999. Richard Grayson

In 1999, US Air Force Capt. Adam regained coherence and found himself a man out of his time and in the hands of Eiling, now a four-star general and the second husband of Adam's now-deceased wife. Everyone had assumed that Nathaniel Adam had died on the day of the experiment, so his presidential pardon was never issued and the current government refused to acknowledge the previous administration's promised pardon. Seizing the opportunity at hand, the government used the outstanding murder/treason charges against Adam to blackmail him into being a government-controlled superhero (codenamed "Captain Atom"). And in keeping Adam's true origin a secret, the government gave him a origin and he was assigned the alias of Cameron Scott, an Air Force intelligence operative.

Upon his initial return from the Quantum Field, Nathaniel Adam was the classic "man out of his time" and many of his early conflicts involved him coming to terms with his lost time with his children (who were now close to his current age as a result of the time jump), the death of his wife (who had married his nemesis Eiling prior to dying), and the overall ramifications of his newly acquired powers. Captain Atom would serve under Gen. Eiling reluctantly and succeed in finally clearing his name with the help of his teammates in the Justice League of America, thus allowing him the ability to resign from the Air Force and found some fulfillment as an actual superhero in 2003.

In 2000, Pete and Mary Jane Watson-Parker give birth to their son Benjamin Richard 'Benji' Parker after a long and complicated pregnancy that had prompted Pete to take a break operating as Spiderman.

In mid-2000 Alexander Joseph 'Lex' Luthor engages in a hostile takeover of Luthor Corporation and forces his father out of the position as President & CEO in retaliation for having insulting him with only giving him a few million in capitol to establish LexCorp instead of having entrusted him with a powerful position in Luthor Corporation. When he learned what his son had done, Lionel Luthor expressed a great deal of pleasure at his accomplishment. The take over of Luthor Corporation by LexCorp incorporated one of the oldest companies in the United States with one of the youngest & aggressive companies in the country.

In late-2000, While on tour in Gotham City in 2000, Richard 'Dick' Grayson overheard "Boss" Tony Zucco (a well-known and feared crime-lord in Gotham City) threaten the performers unless the circus's owner paid him extortion money. The owner steadfastly refused, and later that night Dick watched in horror as his parents' high wire snapped, sending his parents hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham's elite watched on. Young Dick felt responsible, because he didn't warn his parents in time. Dick was a twelve-year-old Romany circus acrobat, the youngest of a family act called The Flying Graysons of The Haley Circus. Dick joined the act at a very young age, having been trained in acrobatics from birth. Before one appearance in Gotham, in which The Flying Graysons were the main attraction, they were asked to pose for a photo opportunity with the Drake Family, including their young son Tim Drake. From that time on Tim's one and only hero in the world was Dick.

Shortly after the tragedy, Dick had found himself placed in an uncaring juvenile services system, on the grounds that the Social Services were full. He got beaten up by a number of the inmates, and he was later sent to a Catholic orphanage. Bruce Wayne rescued Dick by adopting him as his ward, because the boy did not want to replace his deceased father with the billionaire. But Dick quickly became frustrated by the lack of attention from his new guardian and the mystery still surrounding his parents' death, Dick sneaked out of Wayne Manor one evening to solve the crime on his own - only to stumble into Batman, who was also investigating the murder. When Dick returned to the circus, he was confronted by Zucco's business associate, Eddie Skeevers who nearly killed Grayson, but Dick was saved thanks to Batman's intervention. After waking up in the Batcave, he is shocked to learn that Bruce is really the Batman. They succeed in revealing Zucco's complicity, but he supposedly dies of a heart attack before his arrest. Seeing a reflection of himself in Dick; that he could temper compassion with a thirst for justice, Batman made the young orphan the offer of a lifetime; the chance to become his crime-fighting partner. Dick chose the name Robin to honor the nickname that his mother had given him, and his training began. Dick's first mission alongside the Dark Knight had involved battling The Hangman in Gotham's sewers, and then Two-Face and the rest of Batman's Rogues Gallery at the Batcave. They swore an oath late that night that they would fight together against crime and corruption, never swerving from the path of righteousness. Thus, Batman realized for the first time that he did not have to be alone in his crusade.
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:21 am

The Modern Age (2001-Pres.):

The Modern Age started with the Terminus Invasion and the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon.

In 2001 the gods of Olympus decreed that the Amazons must send an emissary back into Man's World, with warnings of the coming Terminus Invasion. Queen Hippolyta ordered a contest to be held, and much like her mother before her... forbade Diana from participating. But just like her mother had done before her, Diana disobeyed and did so anyway in disguise... easily winning the contest and being named the Amazon's champion. She was given a uniform that was based upon the one worn by her mother during the Second World War, and assumed the mantle as the second Wonder Woman to honor her mother. The second Wonder Woman did not keep her identity a secret, innocent and without guile. Nonetheless, Diana was trained as an Amazon warrior and had no compunction against using deadly force when called for. Diana often dealt with war, injustice, inequality, death, and conflicts involving the Olympian Gods as well as her duties as the Ambassador-at-Large of Themiscyra and the Amazons.

Before embarking on her mission, Crown Princess Diana was given the 'Lasso of Truth', forged by Hephaestus himself that her mother had used during her tenure as the first Wonder Woman. She was also given the Sandals of Mercury, which allowed her to instantly traverse great distances in seconds. Crown Princess Diana's mission was that of peace, but part of it initially involved stopping the pending Terminus Invasion. Crown Princess Diana ventured into the world by starting at Boston. There she met a Harvard professor DR Helena Sandsmark PhD and her daughter Cassandra Elizabeth 'Cassie' Sandsmark, who helped the princess get accustomed to "Man's World" and to meet with the Centurion (Mark Leeds).

The Terminus Invasion ended with the death of the Centurion after his one-on-one fight with Lord Omega that had forced the forces of the Terminus to withdraw from our reality.

Not long after the Terminus Invasion, a group of meta-humans came together in Metropolis to create The Justice League of America, and they based their group charter upon the ideals that had been established and championed by the Golden Age team known as the Justice Society of America… an act that greatly mirrored the establishment of the Freedom League next door in Freedom City. The founding members of the Justice League of America were; Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Kal-EL aka "Clark Joseph Kent"), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana of Themyscira aka "Diana Prince"), Green Lantern Jordan (Harold 'Hal' Jordon), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz aka "John Jones"), Green Arrow II (Oliver Jonas Queen), Black Canary II (Dinah Laurel Lance), Hawkman II (Carter Hamilton Hall), Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara), Flash II (Bartholomew Henry 'Barry' Allen), and Aquaman (King Orin II of Neptuneis aka "Arthur Curry"). Captain Atom joined the Justice League at the request of the U.S. government in 2002.

The sidekicks of the founding members of the Justice League also take the initiative and establish their own team, the Teen Titans. The Teen Titans are composed of; Robin I (Richard 'Dick' Grayson), Speedy (Roy William Harper JR), Wonder Girl I (Princess Donna of Themiscrya aka "Donna Troy"), Aqualad (Garth of Neptuneis), Kid Flash I (Wallace 'Wally' West) and Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders).

The multi-billionaire businessman & industrialist Maxwell 'Max' Lord had been saved by the members of the Justice League during the Terminus Invasion and later saved again after the WTC had been attacked, prompting him to donate half of his fortune to help create the non-profit foundation that would provide the Justice League of America with the kind of financial independence that other groups of costumed meta-human adventurers lack.

Several months after the Terminus Invasion a group of al-Qaeda terrorists carried out the hijacking of four airliners and used them as weapons of mass destruction on 11 September 2001… the September 11th Terror Attacks destroyed both of the World Trade Centre towers and damaged a section of the Pentagon. The fourth airliner was to have attacked the Capitol Building, but the passengers learned what had happened to the WTC and chose to fight back and attempt to retake the liner from the terrorist. But instead the liner crashed into a Pennsylvanian field. This attack shown the world that they did not only have to worry about mega-threats posed by meta-humans, extra-dimensional or extra-terrestrial threats. But even normal humans could deliver the same kind of devastation if given a chance.

The aftermath of the Terminus Invasion and September 11th Terror Attacks saw a major change in the American Psyche when it came to their meta-Human population… for the most part, they where no longer feared and despised by the general public. Especially after groups like the Brotherhood of Mutants had actually helped stop the forces of Terminus during their invasion of Metropolis, and Freedom City… and had actually arrived to provide help in New York City after the September 11th Attack on the World Trade Centre.

During the Global War on Terror, the United States created two new Executive Branch departments… the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Meta-Human Affairs (expanded from the Office of Meta-Human Affairs). The Department of Meta-Human Affairs was originally the Office of Meta-Human Affairs and had been part of the Executive Branch of the government that acted as advisors to the President of the United States… The Department of Meta-Human Affairs was created to handle a wide range of issues dealing with Meta-Humans in the United States, and during the Bush Administration was remarked to have been instrumental in improving public acceptance of meta-Humans. Much of this came from the DMHA organizing groups of meta-human volunteers in providing help and support during natural disasters and other community improvement events.

Early in 2005, a group of far left-leaning costumed meta-human adventurers calling that had been known as heroes called The Authority attempt to overthrow George W. Bush after he won reelection when the Avengers and Justice League of America were off-world dealing with a crisis and SHIELD was focused on other problems that had been engineered by them to provide distractions. The Authority launched their coup d’état, but they where stopped by a group of older veteran meta-humans who came out of retirement and dealt with them without anyone being the wiser of their actions.

While the disappearance and deaths of the members of The Authority has been commented upon by many left-leaning commentators in the blogosphere, who started the various conspiracies that the Bush Administration had used a SHIELD Black Ops team to assassinate and murder the various activists that made up the majority of the group who had been very vocal in their opposition to the Administration and its policies. These conspiracies have continued despite the appearance of the Engineer and Swift on other teams, and they have all been ironically portrayed as having turned Judas on The Authority and helped the Bush Administration kill their former teammates.

Due to the fact that this attempt had been stopped by American Patriot III and a group of retired meta-humans thanks to the defection of both the Engineer and Swift who allowed them to get the upper hand and stop an action that could have easily spelled an end of the American Republic… These veterans had worked together to stand up against a group of meta-humans from attempting to take over the government, and they had been forced to kill several of the leading members of The Authority. These men and women regretted what they had been forced to do, and took great pains to ensure that the truth of the incident would never get out… since it would have done what they felt would have been irreparable damage to the meta-Human community around the world.

In 2005, Bartholomew Henry 'Barry' Allen was killed while the Justice League was off-world dealing with the problem that had kept them form dealing with the Authority, something that the members of the JLA have been very closed mouthed to give details about… prompting Wallace 'Wally' West to become the third Flash and taking his position in the Justice League of America.

In 2006 Green Arrow II (Oliver Jonas Queen) retires from active costumed adventuring and enters into politics when he is elected to the City Council and passed the mantle of the Green Arrow to his son Connor Hawke… Hawke is joined by his half-sister Olivia Amelia 'Mia' Dearden who assumes the costumed mantle as the second Speedy. Green Arrow III (Connor Hawke) and Speedy II (Mia Dearden) are semi-officially members of both the Justice League of America and the Teen Titans when they are not operating as street-level vigilantes.

By 2006 most of the founding members of the Teen Titans had grown out of their side-kick stage and assumed costumed identities of their own, thus allowing for a new generation of side-kicks to take their place… thus the membership had changed to Robin III (Timothy Jackson 'Tim' Drake Wayne), Wonder Girl II (Cassandra Elizabeth 'Cassie' Sandsmark), Starfire (Koriand'r aka "Kory Anders"), Raven (Rachel Roth), Beast Boy (Garfield Logan), Cyborg (Victor 'Vic' Stone) and Kid Flash (Bartholomew 'Bart' West). Super-Boy (Kon-EL aka "Connor Kent") would join the Teen Titans as an associate member, though he did not officially join the team. They would be joined later by Terra (Princess Tara of Markovia aka "Tara Markov") and Aquagirl (Lorena Marquez) in 2008, and then by Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz aka "Megan Morse") and Kid Devil (Edward Allan 'Eddie' Bloomberg) in 2010.

The former Teen Titans quickly became known as the group The New Titans and started with the initial lineup of; Nightwing (Richard 'Dick' Grayson), Red Arrow (Roy William Harper JR), Troia (Princess Donna of Themiscrya aka "Donna Troy"), Super-Girl (Kara Zor-EL aka "Kara Kent") and Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders).

In early 2007, a group of explorers working for Stark International discovered the frozen remains of Captain America, and brought him to the Triskelion… the headquarters of SHIELD at the request of GEN Nick Fury, who hoped that they would be able to extract the super-soldier formula from his remains… only to discover that his body had entered a state of suspended animation. Once he had been revived he was reeducated on just how much the world had changed so that he could better fit into the modern world. While SHIELD was finally able to replicate the Super-Soldier Formula they chose not to use it since they had what they had been wanting ever since the death of the Centurion, a symbol for the American People to rally around.

And with Captain America, perhaps one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War, back GEN Fury felt that creating a new batch of super-soldiers was just not cost effective. But he and President George W. Bush did decide that they should hold on to the Super-Soldier Formula just incase it was ever needed if a full-scale war ever broke out again.

Captain America became a founding member of the Avengers, based out of the New York City mansion of Tony Stark III… the President and CEO of Stark Enterprises. The founding members of the Avengers where: Captain America (CPT Steven Grant 'Steve' Rogers, US Army - Retired), Ironman III (Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark III), Wasp (Janet van Dyne), Thor (Thor Odinson aka "DR Donald Blake, MD"), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Lehnsherr), Quicksilver (Pietro Django Lehnsherr), Black Widow (Natasha Alianovna Romanova), Ms. Marvel (Capt. Carol Susan Jane Danvers, US Air Force - Retired), Hawkeye (Clinton Barton). The Avengers quickly became one of the leading teams of Costumed meta-Humans in the world… rivaling the Justice League of America or even the exploits of the Justice Society of America in short order.

GEN Nick Fury is able to establish a reserve corps of various costumed meta-human adventurers that would be associated with the Avengers. Among them where;
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Also GEN Fury is able to create a ‘farm’ team for the Avengers that would officially be called the New Warriors, but would be more communally referred to by the media as… the Young Avengers.


In early 2008, Stark Industries purchased 'Liberator Hall' from the Federal Government. 'Liberator Hall' was the Base of Operations of the Second World War team, The Liberators that had been built on a small island in the Great Bay of Freedom City by the US Army. The birth modern incarnation of 'The Liberators' occurred when a group of meta-human costumed adventurers were invited by Toni Stark to come to Liberator Hall for a meeting. The founding members of the modern incarnation of The Liberators were American Patriot III (Nathaniel Hale Spaight III), Iron Maiden (Antoinette Edwina 'Toni' Stark), Nautica (Princess Nautica Undine I’Ta di Neptune of Neptuneis), Ocelot (Esmeralda Francesca Lopez), and Yellow Jacket (<> '<>' <>).

In November 2008, Barrack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America, making history as the first American of African Descent to be elected President. Along with the election of President Obama, many other Progressive Democrats are elected to office all across the United States. Among them is Oliver Jonas Queen who was able to be elected Mayor of <city>.

Shortly after assuming office in 2009, President Obama was able to get the long proposed Meta-Human Registration Act that would allow the Federal Government to federalize all meta-Humans into government service passed during his first 100 Days in office. While the MHRA was struck down by the United States Supreme Court six months later… it has caused a lot of problems for the United States Meta-Human Community, and set many things back to pre-2001 levels due to the backlash of many meta-Humans and government watchdogs against the Act. While the plight of the majority of meta-Human mutants is not as bad as the situation they faced pre-2001, it has been greatly weakened by the backlash created from the entire MHRA fiasco. This has seen the rise of problems for Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning, both places of learning that had publically admitted that they taught young meta-Human Mutants how to responsibly use their amazing talents and powers. So many problems that Headmaster Duncan Summers (formerly the original Raven) was very pleased that he had kept the special nature of the Claremont Academy secret after he founded the school in the aftermath of the Terminus Invasion.

Shortly after the Supreme Court of the United States had struck down the MHRA, President Obama used an Executive Order to recreate the former United Nations meta-Human team Stormwatch, and placed them directly under the control of the Office of the White House. The Weatherman, the man placed in overall command of Stormwatch, became an unofficial member of the Presidents National Security Council and the Cabinet.

In 2010, The Liberators inducted four new members into the team… they were;
Freedom Eagle II (Michaela Colleen O'Connor), Spiderwoman (Jessica Miriam 'Jessie' Drew),
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:41 am

The Legacy of the invincible Ironman!

The Stark Family is just like the Wayne family, with a history that goes back to the founding of the British Colonies in North America, and establishing a thriving family business that shifted from shipping to manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution. One of the Stark's even was in the Continental Congress in the later half of the American Revolution and later one of the people who signed the Constitution (establishing a connection with the Spaight family and the Legacy of the American Patriot).

Tony Stark III (Iron Man III) and Toni Stark (Iron Maiden) are the fraternal twins of the second Iron Man (Tony Stark II), and inherited not only their father's business sense… but his remarkable technological genius. To many, it is as if the twins were born with an even greater intellect, and have been able to develop even greater technological advances than their father or grandfather had thought possible. Only a very few know that this is due to genetic fluke that caused the additional growth of neural tissue throughout their bodies that has greatly augmented their already exceptional intelligence.

Tony Stark III inherited the control of Stark Enterprises whom focused heavily on civilian technology, while Toni Stark inherited control over Stark Industries that had focused heavily on military technology. The two have each worked in their respective fields to develop new and innovative technology to improve the world around them.

Tony Stark III has increased the investments started by his father with such organizations as the Maria Stark Foundation, and has founded new international charities that focus heavily on assisting in helping people in those war torn areas of the world that had been greatly effected by the weapons of Stark Industries. Over the past three years the Stark Twins have proven themselves to be excellent heads of their respective businesses.

Shortly after becoming the Owner, President & CEO of Stark Industries, Toni Stark had relocated the headquarters to Freedom City from Los Angeles. Her brother Tony Stark III relocated the headquarters of Stark Enterprises to the Stark Building located in New York City a month after he became Owner, President & CEO of Stark Enterprises. Their grandfather is still the President & CEO of Stark International, the parent company of Stark Enterprises and Stark Industries and its headquarters has remained in Los Angeles.


Meet the Starks...

Howard Anthony Stark (1905-1970)
Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I (1935)
Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I (1957-2001)
Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark III & Antoinette Edwina 'Toni' Stark (1982)

Arsenal (Howard Anthony Stark), Inventor (PL10): American industrialist Howard Anthony Stark was the father of Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I (the first Ironman), and during the Second World War had turned the Stark fortune into one of the largest and most powerful corporations in the Western World. Stark Industries was one of the companies that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was proud to declare as being the source of all the weapons in the 'Arsenal of Democracy'... during the war Howard Stark developed the first generation of American combat battlesuit power armor that was fielded alongside the combat walkers he had designed to counter some of the high-tech German weapon systems. It was during the years after the war that Stark Industries had grown to become known as Stark International after the expansion of the company into Stark Enterprises and Stark Technologies. Howard Anthony Stark was a contemporary of Howard Hughes, and both men lived parallel lives… But where Hughes descended into madness over the years, Stark instead became more and more obsessed with building his company into the Arsenal of Democracy that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had bragged about during the Second World War. During the Second World War, Howard Stark was given the codename "Arsenal" by the Allies… and referred to him exclusively by this codename during the war in an effort to protect him from Axis spies and saboteurs. During the Second World War, Stark was instrumental in the development of allied walking tanks to counter those fielded by the Axis powers in Europe and the Pacific. Maria Collins Carbonell Stark was the beloved mother of Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I, and the namesake of the Maria Stark Foundation... a non-profit charity organization that was created by her husband Howard had created after her tragic death.

Ironman I (Anthony Edward Stark I), Battlesuit (PLxx): Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I became the first Iron Man after suffering severe injuries in 1962, during a visit to Vietnam to assist in the training of personnel in the use of a series of new weapons that he had designed for the US Army to use in the fight against Communism in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Anthony Stark I was an amazing businessman who stood up as a bulwark against corporate corruption, and helped the United States maintain the technological edge over the Soviet Union that would eventually lead to the collapse of Soviet state and end of the Cold War. Anthony 'Tony' Stark I retired in 1984 and turned over the identity as the first Ironman and position as President & CEO of Star Industries over to his son Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark II.

Ironman II (Anthony Edward Stark II, deceased), Battlesuit (PL10): In 1984 Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark II assumed the mantle as the second Ironman in 1984 when his father retired from wearing the battlesuit, and allowed him to become the new mascot for Stark International. He assumed the duties as the President & CEO of Stark International in 1994, and he started to become even more publicly known than his father for his philanthropic activities. His work with fundraising for the Maria Stark Foundation and other charities had became newsworthy events, as did his well known womanizing and battle with alcoholism. He and his ex-wife had ended their marriage in the early-1990s over his alcoholism... triggering his decent into self-destructive behavior, such as his being seen with starlets on each arm at the most stylish of parties in Hollywood and New York City. This behavior had finally stopped in 2000 after his father and children had used their influence to pull an intervention, and got him into rehab. Tony Stark II had decided to retire the Ironman armor... but when the Terminus Invasion happened, he donned the armor one last time and flew into battle to fight alongside the Centurion in Freedom City. Tony Stark II died from injuries fighting against the Terminus invasion in 2001, leaving Stark Industries and all of its subsidiaries once more under the control of his father. The elder Stark oversaw the company until his grandchildren turned 23 years old, and decided to give each one different aspects of the Stark conglomerate as a whole since he felt that this would be a fair and equitable since the two each had different strengths and weaknesses. He gave Tony Stark III control over Stark Enterprises, since they were more focused towards civilian technology... and he gave Toni Stark control over Stark Industries since they were more focused towards civilian technology.

Ironman III (Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark III), Battlesuit (PL10): Tony Stark III is the President & CEO of Stark Enterprises and has become known as being a philanthropist cut from the same cloth as Bruce Wayne.

Iron Maiden (Antoinette Edwina 'Toni' Stark), Battlesuit (PL10): Toni Stark is the President & CEO of Star Industries, who has become known as being one of the most canny minds in business as well as being a leading industrialist and philanthropist. While her philanthropic endeavors have not been as well known as her brother's, she and her company have provided a great deal of resources to the Maria Stark Foundation as well as covertly founding the Loving Hearts Foundation since she wishes to draw attention away from her efforts so that the focus can remain on the good that the foundation is doing.

Howard Gregory Stark is the younger brother of Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark II, while his brilliance is not related to making technological breakthroughs... He is known as one of the best business minds in the world, said to be on the same level as Alexander 'Lex' Luthor. Many observers are expecting him to assume the duties as the President & CEO of Stark International when Anthony Edward 'Tony' Stark I once again steps down and goes back into retirement. Presently Gregory Stark is the Owner, President & CEO of Stark Technologies... a company that focuses heavily on the development, manufacture and production of cutting edge computer and artificial intelligence technologies. When Gregory assumes the duties as the President & CEO of Stark International, he will give the company over to his son Morgan in accordance to his father's wishes.

Morgan Anthony Stark is the only son of Gregory Stark, and is the eldest of Gregory's four children. He is known for being an exceptionally gifted computer programmer and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence. He graduated from M.I.T. before his nineteenth birthday with several doctorates in computer technology and artificial intelligence. Stark Technologies.

A little deep information about the twins...

Well the twins both have the extra neurological tissue throughout their bodies that gives them both greater intellect, and when Tony III dons the StarkTech armor as the third Iroman and starts to use Ironman as the Corporate mascot for Stark Enterprises... Toni builds her own version of the StarkTech armor with the appearance of Iron Maiden as the corporate mascot of Stark Industries. Something their grandfather is exceptionally proud of... Toni inherited his political ideology (a staunch capitalist that believes that the more money you make, the more good you do for the country... and the country and people's needs comes ahead of just profits, but if you can make a profit doing what's best for the country and American people... all the better).

Tony Stark III is a liberal Republican/neo-conservative and sees no problems with massive governmental regulations, and actually has publicly championed a lot of the changes that Obama has embarked upon (healthcare reform, financial regulations, ect) while still being opposed to the outright government take-over of so much of private sector.

The twins had already created the company Stark Medical & Heathcare, a company that sponsors a network of hospitals & clinics in NY, CA and DE. They have contracts with each state they are located in to provide subsidized healthcare to the citizens. The company also operates a series of medical schools that train doctors, nurses and other medical & healthcare professionals... And the hospitals provide a 'hands on' environment for the education. In fact Tony Stark III had proposed using the kind of system that Stark Medical & Healthcare was built upon to be the kind of thing that the Federal Government could help subsidize to provide healthcare on a much wider scale. Unfortunately, the passage of Obamacare sidetracked the Twins' plans to expand the company country wide by 2011... and greatly effects the lives of all of their employees.

Toni Stark is a Conservative Republican of the TEA Party variety. She doesn't make a lot of fuss over who she has helped financially, and established several foundations that she funnels money into local community projects that she wishes to see expanded and become even more successful.

Case in point was when she and her brother worked together to create the company Stark Medical & Healthcare, something that is under their grandfather's umbrella of responsibly as President & CEO of Stark International in 2002. The company was patterned originally on the VA Healthcare system that was adopted in 2001 by the Bush Administration to provide healthcare for their employees... and opened their doors to everyone two years later. A subsidiary of Stark International had built the computer network used by the VA, and this gave them a lot of experience in setting up the system. The improvements they have made on the system network has gone along way in improving efficiency and healthcare that was being provided. Some of the satellite clinics employ Stark Life Model Decoys as part of their staffs to make sure that there would always be 'someone' available with the necessary skills to deal with emergencies.

The Republicans offered the Stark Medical & Healthcare model as their counter to the government run Obamacare... And thus one of the reasons why Obamacare is not wanted by many Americans (and the massive decline in Obama's approval ratings).

Toni is a lot like the pre-Alcoholism Tony Stark written by Stan 'the man' Lee (back when being a capitalist industrialist was a good thing)... she is a maverick and seen as a possible Republican candidate for president when she turns 35!


Special thanks to JD for help building Ironmaiden!

Iron Maiden (Antoinette Edwina 'Toni' Stark), Battlesuit (PL10):
Real Name: Antoinette Edwina 'Toni' Stark; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: None; Base of Operations: Freedom City, DE, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the USA w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: President & CEO of Stark Industries, Multi-Billionaire, Inventor, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Meta-Human Costumed Adventurer; Allegiances: United States of America, The Liberators, Stark Industries; Meta-Human Capabilities: Enhanced Intelligence due to neurological tissue throughout her body, Cutting Edge High-tech armored battlesuit; Ethnicity: Caucasian; Gender: Female; Orientation: Bisexual; Age: 28 (1982); HT: 5' 6" (34B-24-34); WT: 110lbs.; Hair: Black; Eyes: Blue; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: she has dual Piercings in her earlobes, a pierced tongue, a pierced navel, and a tattoo of a <> at the small of her back.
Abilities: Str 11 (+0)/35 (+12), Dex 14 (+2), Con 12 (+1), Int 26 (+8), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 18 (+4).
Saving Throws: Toughness +12/+1 (w/o power armor), Fortitude +4, Reflexes +4, Willpower +7.
Skills: Bluff 8 (+12/+16 when people find her attractive), Computers 8 (+14), Craft: Electrical 9 (+15), Craft: Mechanical 9 (+15), Diplomacy 4 (+8/+12 when people find her attractive), Disable Device 8 (+14), Gather Information 6 (+10/+14 when people find her attractive), Knowledge: Business 8 (+14), Knowledge: Physical Sciences 8 (+14), Knowledge: Technology 8 (+14), Sense Motive 8 (+9).
Feats: Attractive, Benefit (Owner of Stark Industries), Contacts, Eidetic Memory, Inventor.
Powers: Power Armor 19 [Hard to Remove, no extra effort; Combat Computer (Enhanced Base Combat 3, Enhanced Defense Bonus 4, Attack Focus: Ranged, All out attack, Power Attack), Combat Chassis (Super strength 5: heavy load 50 tons; PF: Bracing; Alt: Impervious Strength 10, Armored Chassis - Protection 11: impervious 10, Repulsor Technology (Blast 12, Penetrating, dynamic - Dyn. Alt: Uni Beam - Damage 12: line, Penetrating; Dyn. Alt: Pulse Blast - Blast 8, penetrating, Autofire 1; Dyn. Alt: Flight 12 – dynamic; Dyn. Alt: Enhanced Strength 24), Super Senses 6 (Dark Vision, Distance Senses, Direction Sense, Extended Vision, Radio, Time Sense), Immunity 6 (Cold, heat, suffocation (no need), pressure, radiation)].
Combat: Attack +7 (+8 ranged), Grapple +24, Damage +12 (unarmed), +12 (Repulsor Beam), +12 (uni-beam), +8 (Pulse Blast), Knock Back -17/-22 when bracing, Initiative +2.
Drawbacks: Migraines (weakness, common, minor; Using the armor causes her to have migraines on occasion related to physical damage taken by the armor), Normal Identity (4 minutes to put the armor on), Vulnerable (minor, common).
Complications: Secret Identity, Responsibility (Job), Flirtatious (bi-curious), Fame (famous both in her real identity, and secret identity).
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:41 am

Some more Legacies of the Campaign Setting...

The Legacy of the Freedom Eagle

Freedom Eagle I (Michael O'Connor SR):

Mayor O'Connor (Michael O'Connor JR): Michael O'Connor JR is an extremely well-known liberal and progressive democratic mayor in the history of Freedom City. Prior to having run for political office, Michael was the President and CEO of O'Connor Technological Innovations, and after entering politics he turned over the day-to-day operation of the company to his wife Rachael Katherine 'Kate' Schön-O'Connor. He has sunk a lot of his political capital by becoming the only mayor to have successfully won a fourth term as the mayor of Freedom City. Despite his successes in his reelection, the Democratic Party has recently lost control of formerly democratically controlled City Council and he has started to find many of his policies to be at odds with the general public. The recent election also saw two new conservative politicians assuming the offices as Police Commissioner and District Attorney. Since his recent unprecedented fifth reelection, Mayor Mike O'Connor has set policies have taken several unpopular stances against the modern Meta-Human team of adventurers known as the Liberators whom have captured the hearts of the local population who sees them in the same light as the Freedom League.

Freedom Eagle II (Michaela Colleen O'Connor): Michaela Colleen Schön O'Connor is the granddaughter of the original Freedom Eagle, Michael O'Connor. Michaela O'Connor is the daughter of Michael O'Connor JR and his college girlfriend Rachael Katherine 'Kate' Schön-O'Connor. Michaela O'Connor is Michael O'Connor JR's youngest of three children, while she is seen by her father as the black sheep of his family, she has been the pride and joy of her grandfather who sees in her the same fire and dedication that he once championed as the original Freedom Eagle. She does not share her father's political beliefs, nor does she trust the party handlers that the national party has sent to help him with his family and their affairs. While she and her father have a horrible relationship, but her relationship with her Grandfather has been exceptionally well. In fact the two have a relationship that is more like that of a father and daughter than grandfather and granddaughter. Michael SR shares his grand-daughter's ill-feeling about the political handlers assigned to guide and mold his son's political career. Michael SR was pleased to pass on the mantel of the Freedom Eagle onto his granddaughter, much to the displeasure of his son who privately does not much care for meta-Humans taking the law into their own hands. Due to her father's opposition to the global war on terror and other perceived political stances of the Liberators, she has been forced to take a position to run interference with the Mayor of Freedom City.


The Legacy of the Green Hornet..

Green Hornet I (Britt Elijah Reid, Sr.), <> (PL10): Britt Reid was murdered by the Black Hornet during a re-election fund raiser, leaving the legacy of the Green Hornet in the hands of his son.
Real Name: Britt Elijah Reid; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: <>; Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of America w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: News Paper Publisher; Allegiances: <>; Meta-Human Capabilities: <>; Ethnicity: Caucasian; Gender: Male; Orientation: Heterosexual; Age: <> (day-month-year); HT: 0' 00" (00X-00-00); WT: <>; Hair: <>; Eyes: <>; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: <>.

Green Hornet II (Britt Elijah Reid, Jr.), <> (PL10): After witnessing the murder of his father at the hands of the villain the Black Hornet during the re-election fund raiser that he had been hosting, Britt Jr. sought out the Green Hornet… only to learn form Kato that his father had been the Green Hornet and that it was up to him, to take up the mantle and bring his father's murderer to justice.
Real Name: Britt Elijah Reid, Junior; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: <>; Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of America w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: News Paper Publisher; Allegiances: <>; Meta-Human Capabilities: <>; Ethnicity: Caucasian; Gender: Male; Orientation: Heterosexual; Age: <> (day-month-year); HT: 0' 00" (00X-00-00); WT: <>; Hair: <>; Eyes: <>; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: <>.

Green Hornet III (Brittany 'Brit' Reid), <> (PL10): Brit Reid assumed the mantle of the Green Hornet after her father had suffered a near-fatal heart attack he realized that he and his faithful assistant Kato were both just too old to continue, and his son was too young to take on the mantle...
Real Name: Brittany Elaine 'Brit' Reid; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: <>; Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of America w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: <News Paper Publisher>; Allegiances: <>; Meta-Human Capabilities: <>; Ethnicity: Caucasian; Gender: Female; Orientation: Bi-Curious; Age: 28 (day-month-year); HT: 0' 00" (00X-00-00); WT: <>; Hair: <>; Eyes: <>; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: <>.

Kato I (Hayashi Kato), Martial Artist (PL10): Hayashi now acts as a mentor and advisor for the current Green Hornet and his daughter Mulan.
Real Name: Hayashi Kato; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: <>; Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of America w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: Chauffer; Allegiances: <>; Meta-Human Capabilities: <>; Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese); Gender: Male; Orientation: Heterosexual; Age: 29 (day-month-year); HT: 0' 00" (00X-00-00); WT: <>; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: <>.

Kato II (Mulan Kato), Martial Artist (PL): Mulan Kato and Brit Reid grew up together and attended the same private schools, preparatory school together. After graduation, the two young ladies went to the college together thanks to their exceptionally high grades and SAT scores.
Real Name: Mulan Kato; Identity: Secret; Other Aliases: <>; Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA; Legal Status: Citizen of the United States of America w/no criminal record; Martial Status: Single; Occupation: Chauffer; Allegiances: The Green Hornet; Meta-Human Capabilities: <>; Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese); Gender: Female; Orientation: Bi-Curious; Age: <> (day-month-year); HT: 0' 00" (00X-00-00); WT: <>; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Distinguishing Physical Characteristics: <>.


The Legacy of Hawkman

Hawk-man I (Katar Hol aka "Carter Hall"), <> (PL): Kator Hol was a Thanagarian lawman who chased a fugitive from their world to Earth. Upon arriving on Earth he traced the fugitive to Chicago… He worked with an FBI Agent to try and capture the fugitive. But, the deaths of the agent and fugitive caused Kator Hol to remain on Earth living under the identity that the agent had created for him as "Carter Hall". He used his Thangagarian technology to create an additional flight harness for the woman he had fallen in love with, named Shiera Saunders. Carter and Shiera both decided to retire after the debacle of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, since he felt that after fifteen years of costumed adventuring that he had more than earned the right to spend the rest of their lives together quietly.
Hawk-woman (Shiera Saunders Hall), <> (PL):Carter and Shiera both decided to retire after the debacle of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, since he felt that after fifteen years of costumed adventuring that he had more than earned the right to spend the rest of their lives together quietly.
Hawk-man II (<given> Hall), (PL): <given name> Hall followed his parent’s example and had a career as a costumed adventurer during the late Silver Age and throughout the Bronze Age as the second Hawk-Man. <given name> retired during the start of the Iron Age.
Hawk-man III (<given name> Hall), <> (PL10): The grandson of Carter Hall, the first Hawkman who operated during the Iron Age… he had been assisted with his cousin Kendra Saunders who wore her grand-aunt’s costume and equipment as Hawk-girl.
Hawk-girl (Kendra Saunders), <> (PL10): Kendra Saunders is the grand-nice of Shiera Saunders-Hall, the first Hawk-woman.


The Legacy of the Black Canary

Black Canary I (Dinah Drake Lance), <> (PL):
Black Canary II (Dinah Laurel Lance), <> (PL):

The Legacy of the Green Arrow

Green Arrow I (Oliver Queen), Archer (PL): Oliver Queen died in 1993, leaving the family business and the legacy as the Green Arrow to his grandson Oliver Jonas Queen.

Green Arrow II (Oliver Jonas 'Ollie' Queen), Archer (PL): As a young child Oliver idolized his hero Robin Hood and was said to be a natural archer, frequently practicing with his bow and arrows. He was mildly traumatized the first time he accidentally killed an animal, but when his mother and father were mauled by lions in a tragic safari accident because his hesitation to shoot had cost them their lives. Afterwards he was raised by his grandfather and he would eventually inherit the family fortune and business, along with their legacy as the Green Arrow. Despite his grandfather’s best efforts, Queen had grown into a rich thrill-seeking drunken playboy with no real sense of responsibility or direction in his life. Everything changed when he fell off his boat in the middle of the ocean and washed ashore on the remote isolated Starfish Island, where he was completely stranded. During this time spent without food or shelter Queen developed his skills as a hunter to survive and gained mastery over his bow.
Oliver Queen became the CEO of Queen Industries after the death of his grandfather in 1993, while his business acumen that was nowhere near as good as his grandfather or father… he was smart enough to hire an excellent President to run the family business. Oliver would become known not only for his adherence to liberal and progressive political ideology, but for his constant womanizing that caused many to compare him to then-President William Jefferson 'Bill' Clinton.
During his time with the Justice League of America, Queen attempted to pursue a relationship with his teammate, the second Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance), who rebuffed the older mans his attentions. When she finally did give him a chance and agreed to start a relationship over her better judgment, she was rewarded later when she learned that he had been unfaithful from the start. After this discovery, the other members of the Justice League stood by as they watched the upset Dinah repaying Queen for the humiliations she had suffered at his hands during their three year relationship. Unfortunately, Queen did not learn anything from this…
In his public identity, Oliver Queen would become well known for his very popular biweekly column with the Daily Star, and after 2005 his regular column for the progressive internet website "The Huffington Post" that was routinely picked up and carried by various newspapers across the country. It was because of his column that he was approached by the local Democratic Party leaders to run for City Council. Thus Queen retired from active costumed adventuring in 2006 so he could run for one of the seats on the City Council in Star City, he would be elected mayor in 2008 riding on the coattails of Barrack Hussein Obama.
During his tenure as mayor of Star City, he has been known for using his office to produce what many see as the shock value of the extremely controversial decisions and statements made by him to draw attention to the city. Such as performing same-sex marriages as a political statement and to boost the local tourist economy… he also used his position as mayor to blackmail business leaders who had been opposed to many of his policies, causing several to relocate their businesses that Queen Industries would move in and take up the position vacated by their departure.

Green Arrow III (Connor Hawke), Archer (PL10): Connor Hawke is the illegitimate son of Oliver Jonas 'Ollie' Queen, and after the death of his mother in 2004 he found himself moving in to live with his father. After he discovered the truth about his father he was trained to assume the mantle as the second Speedy… but when his father decided to retire and go into politics he found himself becoming the new Green Arrow. At first Connor was enamored and inspired by his father, but over the six years that he got to know him better… Connor has grown to not care that much for his father, who he sees as being self-centered, narcissistic and sexist.

Speedy I / Red Arrow (Roy William Harper JR), Archer (PL10):

Speedy II (Olivia Amelia 'Mia' Dearden Queen), Archer (PL): Mia Dearden is the illegitimate daughter of Oliver Jonas Queen and his grandfather’s personal secretary, Maria Angelica Dearden. After throwing his hat into the ring to run for City Council, he married Maria and officially adopted his daughter… but much to Mia and her mothers dismay, this did nothing to stop his womanizing that led to a string of affairs that caused Maria to become depressed and suffer an emotional breakdown that ended in her suicide. Her mother's sucide prompted Mia to stop using her father's surname and use her mother's maiden name. She and her half-brother work together as the new Green Arrow and Speedy.


The Legacy of Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange I (DR Stephen Vincent Strange SR MD), Sorcerer Supreme (PL18):
DR Stephen Vincent Strange SR MD was born in 1903 to Eugene & Beverly Strange, was an exceptionally renowned surgeon in New York City with a bright future in not only his chosen career of medicine, but was also the toast of the town as one of the most eligible bachelors due to the fact his successes as one of the (if not THE) leading surgeons in the United States of America. But a tragic car accident in 1933 changed his life forever. Although the team of surgeons was able to save him, the nerves in his hands were damaged limiting his manual dexterity. With his surgical career over and too vain to accept positions as a consultant or assistant, Strange had exhausted his fortune following every rumored treatment, no matter how legitimate. In a matter of months the once wealthy surgeon became a derelict, and resorted to performing a number of shady medical procedures to survive (and pay his growing bar tabs).

After hearing rumors of the mystical Ancient One, Strange pawned his last possessions for a ticket to the East. Strange found the Ancient One's Tibetan palace, but the aged sorcerer refused to cure him, instead offering to teach him in mysticism. Strange refused, but couldn't leave immediately due to a sudden blizzard. While staying for the duration of the storm, Strange witnessed the Ancient One's apprentice, Baron Mordo, secretly attack the teacher with mystically summoned skeletons, which the old man easily dispeled. Strange, his skepticism eroding, confronted Mordo about the treachery but Mordo responded with restraining spells that kept Strange from warning the Ancient One or attacking Mordo physically. Amazed by these displays of magic, Strange underwent a change of heart. Deciding that the only way to stop Mordo was to learn magic himself in order to challenge Mordo on his terms, Strange accepted the Ancient One's offer. Pleased by Strange's acceptance for unselfish reasons, the Ancient One removed the mystic restraints, explaining that he was well aware of Mordo's treachery but prefered to keep Mordo close by in order to control and possibly change him.

The Ancient One had known of Strange and his potential to serve as the Sorcerer Supreme prior to even Strange’s first encounter with him, regarding his hidden prowess so highly that he rejected Damien Hellstrom for Strange as his pupil. The Ancient One had planned to make Dr. Strange his successor.

Strange spent years under the Ancient One's tutelage, learning to tap the innate mystic powers of himself and the world around him, as well as how to invoke the powers of Principalities, powerful beings such as Dormammu, Satannish, and the Vishanti, who resided in their own mystic realms. A few years after Strange's arrival, Mordo left the Ancient One's palace to seek greater power. The two rivals would clash often in the future.

During his early years as a student of the mystic arts, Strange befriended many sorcerers around the world, including Lord Julian Phyffe and Sir Clive Bentley of Great Britain; Cardinal Alfeo Spinosa and Count Tancredo Carezzi of Italy; Omar Karindu, Rama Kaliph, and Turhan Barim of the Middle East; Wai Chee Yee and Sen-Yu of Asia; and Aleister Kane, Kenneth Ward, and Frank Brukner of America. Strange also found allies among more of earth's heroes, aiding the Black Fox in at least two adventures, while other adventurers, such as Immortalis and Terror, Inc., regarded him with skepticism.

During his early years as a student of the mystic arts, Strange befriended many sorcerers around the world, including Lord Julian Phyffe and Sir Clive Bentley of Great Britain; Cardinal Alfeo Spinosa and Count Tancredo Carezzi of Italy; Omar Karindu, Rama Kaliph, and Turhan Barim of the Middle East; Wai Chee Yee and Sen-Yu of Asia; and Aleister Kane, Kenneth Ward, and Frank Brukner of America. Strange also found allies among more of earth's heroes, aiding the Black Fox in at least two adventures, while other adventurers, such as Immortalis and Terror, Inc., regarded him with skepticism.

Doctor Strange II (Stephen Vincent Strange JR), Mystic (PL16): Stephen Strange JR

Doctor Strange III (Stephen Vincent Strange III), Mystic (PL12): Stephen Strange III

Doctor Strange IV (DR Stephanie Virginia Strange MD), Mystic (PL10): While Stephanie never expected to take on the mantle as Doctor Strange to carry on her grandfather’s legacy, she had some limited knowledge of the Mystic Arts. After her elder brother suffered a debilitating injury, Stephanie was asked by her brother to assume the mantle… Stephanie


The Legacy of the Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle I (Daniel Dan Garrett), <> (PL):
Blue Beetle II (Theodore Stephen 'Ted' Kord), <> (PL):
Blue Beetle III (Danielle Garrett), <> (PL):
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:44 am

The Department of Meta-Human Affairs (formerly the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs):

The Department of Meta-Human Affairs continues the original mission of the former Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs in keeping the President and Congress advised on those issues that relate to Meta-Humans as well as now having gained many of the regulation duties of several other offices that had been under the Department of Justice in the past that related to Meta-Humans.

Originally founded as the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs in the early-1930s during the Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide the President and Congress of the United States of America with advice on how to deal with the rapidly growing number of Meta-Human adventurers (at that time referred to in the media as Mystery Men).

During the build up to the Second World War, the agency found itself being used for the nationalization of Meta-Human resources for the war efforts and found it placed under the authority of the War Department throughout the war years. During the 1950s the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs actually found itself covertly being used to seek out possible communist sympathizers in the Meta-Human Community that could become a threat to the government. During the late-1960s the agency was once more was used to seek out Meta-Human threats to the Republic. In the mid-1980s during the Reagan Administration the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs lost much of its quasi-legal powers and was returned to its original mission of advising the President on issues concerning the Meta-Human Community.

In the aftermath of the September 11th Terrorists attacks on the United States of America by Islamic Extremists the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs found itself undergoing a major change in its operations. Gone were the days of the Agency being just providing a advisory role to the President, the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs found itself transformed into an actual Department of the Federal Government with extremely strong ties to the newly created Department of Homeland Security. In its new role the Department of Meta-Human Affairs found it being the new regulatory body for a wide variety of Federal Agencies that had been used to deal with Meta-Human threats and official concerns.

To better do these new duties as well as maintain its advisory role on the various concerns of the Meta-Human Community President George W. Bush appointed many well known Meta-Humans to manage the new and improved Department of Meta-Human Affairs.

The current Secretary for Meta-Human Affairs is <d>, formerly known as the Meta-Human adventurer <d>.

The Director-General for Field Operations is COL <d>, US Army (retired).


The Bureau of Meta-Human Law Enforcement: The Bureau of Meta-Human Law Enforcement is one of the Federal Agencies that is regulated by the Bureau of Meta-Human Affairs, and oversees the various law enforcement agencies around the United States that was established to deal with meta-human crimes and criminals.

The Meta-Human Tactical Assistance Service: d

The Death Valley Meta-Human Super Maximum Security Detention Facility: The Death Valley Meta-Human Super Maximum Detention Facility, aka the "Vault", was the first of three super maximum security detainment centres that has been designed and constructed by the US Government to imprison it’s more dangerous meta-human career criminals, and is the only one who’s location is known to the General Public. The other two prisons are located in an isolated location in Alaska and on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Amnesty International has protested the existence of these facilities ever since their construction and called the facilities at Gitmo that are used to hose human terrorists as being based upon the meta-human super maximum security detention facilities.

Meta-Human Affairs Training Centre: The Department of Meta-Human Affairs operates a wide variety of training facilities to assist in training Meta-Humans in how to use their powers and abilities wisely. Each state has a least one Meta-Human Affairs Training Centre that is dedicated to providing free training to Meta-Humans, and each takes great pains to ensure that each ‘student’ is able to maintain their ‘secret identities’ by not only allowing meta-humans to register for classes using either an alias or call-sign, but actually by encouraging it. During enrollment each meta-human is issued a Meta-Human Registration Number that will never change (even if the meta-human chooses to change their call-sign / codename numerous occasions) and is how all students are officially referred to in all correspondence and forms.

The Meta-Human Privacy Act: The Meta-Human Privacy Act of 2002 was written in a way that protects the ‘secret identities’ of meta-humans by making it illegal to publish their identities in any way. The Act is just like those laws protecting members of the CIA and undercover law enforcement agents. Only those meta-humans who have convicted of felonies are exempted form the Meta-Human Privacy Act, and their identities are made public knowledge thanks to an online database that is maintained by the Bureau of Meta-Human Law Enforcement.

The Commission on Meta-Human Activities: A non-governmental organization that is dedicated to acting as a watchdog group on meta-humans and meta-human activities. The Commission on Meta-Human Activities support increased governmental controls of meta-humans, and promotes the passage of laws that will limit the rights and freedoms of all meta-humans.
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Re: Help needed with a Campaign (Freedom City w/some Marvel/DCU)

Post by American_Patriot » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:52 am

The Hellfire Club:

Hellfire Club, New York City Chapter:
Black Court: The majority of the members of the Black Court consist of a mix of meta-Humans, meta-Human mutants and non-meta-Humans. A position on the Black Court is completely offered by a persons personal merits, and not by anything but.
Black King ()
Black King’s Bishop ()
Black King’s Knight ()
Black King’s Rook ()
Black Queen ()
Black Queen’s Bishop ()
Black Queen’s Knight ()
Black Queen’s Rook ()
White Court: The majority of the members of the White Court consist of primarily meta-human mutants.
White King (Sebastian Shaw)
White King’s Bishop ()
White King’s Knight ()
White King’s Rook ()
White Queen (Emma Frost)
White Queen’s Bishop ()
White Queen’s Knight ()
White Queen’s Rook ()
Red Court: The majority of the members of the Red Court consist primarily of non-meta-Humans whom rely upon other methods of holding onto their exceptional levels of power and prestige (be it exceptional creative genius or cybernetic enhancements). Under the leadership of Red King (Lex Luthor) and Red Queen (Ivana Baiul) the Red Court is become the most involved in a great deal of international criminal and espionage activities.
Red King (Alexander Joseph 'Lex' Luthor),
Red King’s Bishop ()
Red King’s Knight ()
Red King’s Rook ()
Red Queen (Ivana Baiul)
Red Queen’s Bishop ()
Red Queen’s Knight ()
Red Queen’s Rook ()


Hellfire Club, London Chapter: The oldest and most senior of the Hellfire Club Chapters, and thus its three courts that makes up the inner circle are considered to be the most powerful.
Gold Court:
Gold King ()
Gold King’s Bishop ()
Gold King’s Knight ()
Gold King’s Rook ()
Gold Queen ()
Gold Queen’s Bishop ()
Gold Queen’s Knight ()
Gold Queen’s Rook ()
Silver Court:
Silver King ()
Silver King’s Bishop ()
Silver King’s Knight ()
Silver King’s Rook ()
Silver Queen ()
Silver Queen’s Bishop ()
Silver Queen’s Knight ()
Silver Queen’s Rook ()
Bronze Court:
Bronze King ()
Bronze King’s Bishop ()
Bronze King’s Knight ()
Bronze King’s Rook ()
Bronze Queen ()
Bronze Queen’s Bishop ()
Bronze Queen’s Knight ()
Bronze Queen’s Rook ()


Hellfire Club, Hong Kong Chapter: The Hong Kong Chapter of the Hellfire Club is the youngest and must junior of the three chapters of the Hellfire Club.
Ivory Court:
Ivory King ()
Ivory King’s Bishop ()
Ivory King’s Knight ()
Ivory King’s Rook ()
Ivory Queen ()
Ivory Queen’s Bishop ()
Ivory Queen’s Knight ()
Ivory Queen’s Rook ()
Ebony Court:
Ebony King ()
Ebony King’s Bishop ()
Ebony King’s Knight ()
Ebony King’s Rook ()
Ebony Queen ()
Ebony Queen’s Bishop ()
Ebony Queen’s Knight ()
Ebony Queen’s Rook ()
Jade Court:
Jade King ()
Jade King’s Bishop ()
Jade King’s Knight ()
Jade King’s Rook ()
Jade Queen ()
Jade Queen’s Bishop ()
Jade Queen’s Knight ()
Jade Queen’s Rook ()

The Knights of Hellfire: The Knights of Hellfire are mercenaries that have been employed by the Hellfire Club, pure and simple. They are the Pawns of the various courts of each chapter of the Hellfire Club... Their base uniforms are identical, and their ultimate loyalty is to the Club as a whole and not to the individual Courts (thus why members of the various colored Courts have established their own small groups of operates). While being assigned to work under one of the various courts during their duties The Knights will wear a patch that displays the symbol of a Pawn that is in the color of the Court they have been assigned.
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