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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:42 pm

Sorry for the delay guys, but the roof needs replacing at the house.

We were all set to go on vacation and it started leaking from 16 or so holes the day we were about to leave.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Libra » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:28 pm

Not to worry old fellow - no one feels more sympathy for a victim of his climate and his cosntruction crew than a Briton! :wink:

Besides, I am hardly the sort of fellow to worry too much about delayed articles (being something of the arch-procrastinator of articles amongst our fellowship - also a touch scatterbrained).
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:50 pm

Yeah.

The good news is that Merciless: How I Became a Supervillain! is complete.

So is the rough draft for Merciless: Dead or Redemption

Now I need to do is get them published.

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Postby greycrusader » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:56 pm

That's great!

And no worries about posting at a relatively slow pace-with my energy levels still fluctuating, I'm behind in developing numerous ideas.

The good new is I'm making decent progress on an adventure which was set to be published by Monkey Housed Games for the classic Villains and Vigilantes game, but which may end up getting pitched as a 3rd party M&M book, given the legal morass surounding V&V right now.

(V&V 2nd edition was the first superhero rpg I ever played, btw.)

I'm also finishing up material I hope still has a shot at making the DC Atlas, since Jon L has indicated the book still needs to be padded out a bit, and final editing has yet to begin (but should start after GenCon),

All my best.
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Hope you get your roof fixed quickly. At least it happened during a relatively dry season.

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs in HED!

Though not the menace that the big organized villainous are. Outlaw motorcycle clubs are more dangerous and better armed then you average street gang. To street level heroes, the big threat is simply numbers and the fact that back up is never more then a few minutes away. Though some like the Techno-Skulls are allied with bigger powers, most are independent criminal organizations. Currently there are hundreds of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs worldwide. Many just have a dozen or so members, some have hundreds and are international in scope. The members of such clubs put everything in their lives second to the club itself.

These criminals didn't start out as criminals. Most of them were simply motorcycle clubs, who didn't conform to society. Many clubs were formed after WWII by returning vets. Once the large drug trade started, the roaming clubs became easy mules. Once the cash began rolling in more criminal behavior followed. Members wear vests usually of leather but sometimes denim. On the back of the vest is the gang's patch which usually has the name of the club across the upper back, the gangs symbol, and then usually what region that member is a part of. Experts divide outlaw motorcycle gangs into a couple tiers:

The Big Five: The five biggest clubs in the world. They are international in scope with clubs in more then one continent. These are currently The Sinners, Berserkers, Duelists, Rock N Rollas, and Desperados. The big five all have more then five hundred members.

2nd Tier clubs: These clubs control large geographic areas or major cities. They may be allied with one of the big five clubs. These clubs include the Techno Skulls, Devils Own, Mamaluks, and Rattlers. 2nd tier clubs usually have between 100 and 500 members.

3rd Tier clubs: Smaller clubs within a larger clubs area. They are usually peons to the larger clubs or are in an area that is so small in population that larger clubs are unconcerned about them. These clubs usually have less then 100 members.

The larger the club the better armed and can cause headaches for the biggest heros. For example, the Black Wings get little sleep when the Rock N Rollas have their annual convention near Falconcrest. Leaving such an organization is hard to do. The clubs believe that anything with their patch on is theirs including bikes, shirts, and even flesh. There main criminal activity is running drugs and stealing bikes but some clubs will do contracted hits, act as muscle for other organizations, and take protections from local shops such as motorcycle repair shops and tattoo parlors.

Sinners Motorcycle Club: Based out of Los Dios, the Sinners are the largest outlaw motorcycle club in the world with about 5000 members worldwide. Their patch is a red old English 7 outlined in white. Though Los Dios is their home base they are major power brokers in Calgary, London, Perth, and Munich. Their weapons of choice are a large socket wrench and explosives. The Sinners were part of the ICL and have not as of yet chosen whom to through their considerable weight behind. The Desperados and Duelists are their main rivals.

Berserkers Motorcycle Club: Formed in the late 50s out of Philadelphia the Berserkers control much of the Mid Atlantic. The Techno Skulls are actually a split off from this club in the early 2000s. The Berserkers patch is a snarling horn helmeted viking in black and white. The club's preferred weapon is naturally hatchets. The Berserkers are big in their native Philadelphia, New Amsterdam, Baltimore, DC, and Toronto. The club has a working relationship with Project: Icarus who provided the Berserkers with their drug of choice, a super steroid known as berserk which was named after the club. Their main rivals are the Rock N Rollas and Rattlers.

Duelists Motorcycle Club: Based out of Dallas the Duelists are the newest of the big five only formed in the mid 70s in Dallas. The Duelists patch is crossed silver and white colt revolvers. The gang is fond of revolvers and most carry one wherever they go. Their main business is smuggling drugs coming up out of Mexico and South America as well as acting as enforcers and hit men for the cartels. Their main areas of operation are Dallas, El Paso, Phoenix, Mexico City, and San Diego. They are rivals with the Devils Own and Sinners. They recently opened up chapters in South Korea and Madrid.

Rock N Rollas Motorcycle Club: Originally established in Falconcrest City as the Bar Bombers right after WWII. The Rock N Rollas consider themselves the oldest outlaw motorcycle club in the world. Their look is almost straight out of The Wild One, though they say that Brando copied them and not the other way around. The Bar Bombers changed their name after merging with the Blue B******* motorcycle club from Raven. Their patch is a red skeleton holding a blue guitar in one hand and holding a beer bottle in the other. Unlike other clubs the bottom part of the clubs patch doesn't give the state that particular biker is from, it just says original. The Rock N Rollas also wear leather jackets instead of the typical vests. The Rock N Rollas control the speed trade in Falconcrest City, Raven, Sydney, and Montreal. They are heavily in bed with the Magi and have worked as extra muscle for them.

Desperados Motorcycle Club: The biggest rivals to the Sinners. The Desperados were formed in the Bay Area by a group of bikers that wanted to join the Sinners as a new club. Due to the prospective members containing some Latinos they were rejected. Deciding the found their own club, they named themselves after bandits. Right from the start the two clubs fought each other over pride and territory. The Desperados recruited to the north forming chapters in Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. A similar club with the same name was founded in Orange City a few years later. The two clubs decided to merge into one. The patch of the Desperados is a bandana masked cowboy head pointing a gun at the viewer. The patch colors are red, green, gold, and white. The Desperados are very inclusive and mutli-ethnic. Due to this they had ties with Genesis Island, the fall of the Red King has thrown the club into turmoil. The clubs weapon of choice are machetes.

Techno Skulls Motor Cycle Club: Ride air bikes instead of motorcycles. Are the main motorcycle gang from New Amsterdam. Their patch is a silver human skull with half being a chrome terminator-esque android skull. They dress up their bikes with flashy airbrushed paint jobs and LED lights. They carry higher tech weaponry then other gangs but are fewer in number. They have very close ties with Galaxy and operate in their steed many times.

Devils Own Motorcycle Club: The Devils Own hold the Rio Grande on both sides of the border in their grip. They are very discerning about their membership. First you have to be of Irish descent whether American, Mexican, Canadian, or from the old country. Secondly, you have to have military experience. This has lead to the club motto "Many want to join us, few can be us, none can beat us." They use explosives and their military training to take on clubs many times their size like the Duelists and the Mexican cartels. Their patch is a green four leaf clover with four white skulls on the leaves.

Mamaluks Motorcycle Club: The Mamaluks control Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado. The clubs first leader was a Egyptian-American WWII vet. They named the club in honor of him. Their patch is a Mamaluk warrior riding a motorcycle and raising a sword in one hand. Their colors are green red and black. The Mamaluks are very secretive and only take about a dozen prospects each year. They are incredibly vicious and will preemptively attack any club that tries to muscle in on their territory without warning.

Rattlers Motorcycle Club: The Rattlers motorcycle club claim Freehold as their own. They are in fact just one of the fronts for the House of Serpents. The Rattlers are highly xenophobic to a somewhat absurd degree. They are not racists per se as the Rattlers have members from many ethnic groups, they hate other cultures that aren't American. The absurd part is that they will hate a new immigrant whether legal or not but not the 2nd generation as they see them as Americans. The Rattlers patch is the Gadsden Flag. The Rattlers actually don't consider themselves outlaw bikers rather as a right and proper militia. Tire irons and switchblades are their weapons of choice.
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:44 pm

The New Generation

The New Generation is a group of heroes that gets mentioned a great deal by the public but rarely gets talked about in superhero circles. For the public, the New Generation set off the "hero for profit" trend and resulted in dozens of laws being created which allowed superheroes to be able to benefit personally from the use of their image as well as story.

It also allowed corporations to directly sponsor crime-fighting efforts as well as write-off taxes for maintaining "search and rescue" heroes in areas. The Elite, Asgardians, and about ninety other knock-off shows whose heroes came to nothing all stem from the New Generation. Much to Lady Grayhaven, Crimson Wing, and Misty Weiss' horror. They, to this day, believe they led friends as opposed to trained superheroes into life-threatening situations.

Frankly, the trio may be overly harsh on themselves. The New Generation actually contained a number of genuine heroes amongst its ranks and saved the world on no less than three occassions. Its handling of its adventures was garish and silly but compared the Fighters for Freedom, they were significantly more even handed. Let's face it, a lot of people were unable to wrap their heads around Dawn Wing blowing up terrorist compounds with Angel Girl. The New Generation seemed a neat way to make heroism accessible to new generations and it only blew out of control later.

The Beginning

The dissolution of the Patriots followed by the rise of the Justicars hit Lady Grayhaven and other younger heroes hard. The Fighters for Freedom were now determined to dismantle the world's terrorist organizations directly while the Justicars were performing summary executions in the streets. Lady Grayhaven, Crimson Wing, and Misty Weiss all believed this was against the code of being a superhero. They decided they would reform the Patriots themselves and continue to fight the good fight against evil.

Unfortunately, they met John Chambers, a sleazy television executive who had done work for the state department. He did much of the negotiating for the Patriots International (remember them? Neither does most of America). John offered to help them not only recruit a new team but sold them on a massive multi-media blitz campaign which would re-envision heroism for a new generation. He even hinted they could do a massive amount of good for Metamen by showing not all of them were monsters or superhuman terrorists.

What? Twenty-somethings not understanding what they were getting into? Surely, you jest!

The fight between John Chambers and the founding members pretty much began from day one and continued for much of the team's five year run. John Chambers was interested in recruiting superheroes who were attractive, marketable, and with impressive powers. The Founding members, hereby known as the Power Trio, were more interested in people who actually wanted to be heroes. The Power Trio inevitably won these fights but the consequences were severe, including the creation of no less than three teams of rejects.

The first team of rejects, The Castoffs, were a group of unphotogenic but altruistic souls who bonded over their inability to join the team. Some had rotten powers, others were horribly deformed, and a few were scandalous in other ways. The Castoffs only later found out the Power Trio had never even heard of them let alone rejected them. Whatever the case, they served as back-up for the New Generation right up until their final mission.

The other two teams, The New Blood, and The Debutantes were a group of sociopathic pretty people who either had the tech or wealth to make themselves foes of the New Generation. John Chambers initially welcomed them as good footage making rivals only to discover in the Iron Age, these people viewed superheroism as an opportunity to do whatever the hell they wanted. Both teams ended up joining the Psychotic Seven's coup with only a couple of redemption cases.


Acquiring Patriots Mansion from the Timons estate through legal trickery, they rigged the entire thing to record their actions virtually 24/7. The Power Trio hadn't seen the Real World and had been told this would allow people insight into the lives of superheroes. Only later would they discover all of the heroes had been edited into looking like valid, spoiled, sex-obsessed lunatics.

Partially the doing of Death Mask III's doppleganger who laughed his ass off at the fact the superheroes had opened themselves up to this sort of libel.


The original team was freakishly large with almost two-dozen members but quitting, in-fighting, firings, and so on eventually widdled the team down to thirteen members. Microbe, Miracle, Gadget Girl, The Power Trio, Ghost Girl, Tattoo, Jane Bull, Mighty Man, Sonic Boom, Trick Arrow, and Valkyrie.

Valkyrie was about eight years old when the show first aired. People just mistook her childish behavior for incorruptible pure pureness.


Of the twelve, only Sonic Boom and Microbe were genuinely interested in becoming rich and famous. Well, most of the others weren't against it but a common plot of the New Generation would involve both getting the entire team in trouble out of their desire to make a name for themselves. There was the time they bought an island, the time they accidentally the sold the team to Hell (everyone assumes that was an elaborate gag), and so on. Gradually, both members actually started to regret their get rich quick schemes and felt deeply ashamed of their choices.

Unfortunately, their one attempt to get redemption by going after a PHANTOM weapons shipment ended disastrously with Microbe getting killed trying (and failing) to rescue some people. As a result, Sonic Boom was expelled from the organization and ended up becoming an alcoholic as a result. To this day, no one is quite aware of what happened to him and some believe he killed himself.

The death of Microbe marked a turning point for the New Generation as their popularity took a serious dive. They became a watch word for unskilled amateurs and John Chambers was secretly instructed by the Foundation for World Harmony USA Branch Director (Michael Spectre) to arrange for them to job several major fights. John Chambers failed miserably to make them less prepared but the team ended up facing The Justicars, A-Squad, and New Fighters for Freedom on camera. Needless to say, these contests were not even remotely close and further demoralized the team.

Black wing II is still ashamed of his actions during this period as his "Roy Harper only worse" anger made him say numerous things he'd later come to regret regarding the team.


The death kneel of the team came with The Constructozors, a group of sentient robot dinosaurs and tech-based thieves, The Foreigners. Virtually the entire fourth season of their television program was based around dealing with these two groups. The team managed to always beat both groups and was starting to feel really good about themselves when crusading reporter, Angelica Lynn, did an expose that shook the entire nation. She exposed John Chambers as having bribed the various firms to let the crimes take place and was the man who had commissioned the creation of these supervillains.

The Constructozors were robots leftover from a foiled plot by Doctor Necros while the Foreigners were all using tech confiscated by the Foundation for World Harmony. Angelica Lynn was sadly stone-walled to why someone would let Chambers use billion-dollar technology, even if it wasn't as good as top of the line stuff.


Backlash was immediate with the team's show being cancelled followed their transformation into international pariahs. This made them easy prey for several psychotic supervillains hoping to make a name for themselves. Miracle was killed by Blood Wing II, seconds after accepting a marriage proposal from Trick Arrow. Trick Arrow, himself, died in a suicidal attack on a Exterminator robot sent to destroy the team by Project: Icarus. Even John Chambers, reviled by the team, warned them away from an ambush by PHANTOM even though they'd planted a bomb in his chest.

The team participated in the final battle against the Psychotic Seven but the losses they'd suffered crippled their desire to continue as a team.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:48 pm

Phrozen wrote:Hope you get your roof fixed quickly. At least it happened during a relatively dry season.


Thanks Phorzen.

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs in HED!


As a Sons of Anarchy fan and student of the RL phenomenon, you did an excellent job incorporating real life elements into the fictional setting.

All of these are excellent villains for street level heroes or for bigger ones to fight against.

Kudos!

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Postby Libra » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Excellent work fellows - I'm especially interested in The New Generation, since your write-up has effectively provided me with a new opportunity to pursue my favourite writing exercise (READ: take a name and little else, then start tailoring a character to fit that name).

Hopefully I'll get around to actually POSTING something soon as a result:- please accept my apologies for recent distraction fellows (I will note, however, that I hope to see The Dark Knight Rises tomorrow so posting may be delayed as a result).

Now I need to do is get them published.


Best of luck to you, old fellow! :D
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Postby Charles Phipps » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:18 am

Heroic Earth: The Next Generation part 1

It all really comes down to the 2012 election with Jack Washington Junior being the clear favorite for the All-American Party to be elected President of the United States. In the majority of timelines, he's elected and he unleashes the Omega Protocol that wipes out a chunk of the planet and plunges the world into anarchy. An anarchy, of course, which he intends to use to build into a fascist state with him as its godlike ruler. This, of course, leads to the hellish future of 20XX where cyberpunk and dystopia are the orders of the day.

However, there's another reality where your PCs stop it. Yes, you. In the canonical timeline without your player characters to rectify the balance, the world is doomed to chaos, but it's entirely possible for the heroes to right the world by stopping Jack Washington III and saving the planet from his ambitions. This is the reality where your characters, whoever they may be, prevent his ascension to power.

Setting

The year is 2037 and the world has managed not to collapse into total anarchy. Human society has continued along a fairly predictable pattern with fewer glorious leaps into the future and horrific collapses of society than expected.

Cars still run on the ground but are mostly electric now (and have a feature to drive themselves). The United States has free health care but it's dysfunctional as the government keeps fighting over how to regulate it.

The European Union has managed to stabilize its economy but is still fighting off the inequalities and power sharing that come with one country being better. The United Nations has its own permanent peace-keeping force supplied by its slightly larger security Council.

The moon has been colonized and there are bases on Mars but humanity has more or less decided to stay out of alien politics, making a treaty with several major alien powers to not leave the solar system this century.

Corporations are still ridiculously powerful but aren't making a East India Company nation-state.

Cybernetics have been semi-perfected but are now outrageously expensive to anyone who isn't government subsidized or a multimillionaire. Robotics have resulted in dummy AI being fairly common but actual androids and living machines are fringe science.

The population of Metamen has expanded again to make the world population of them close to thirty million. China has relaxed its policies against them as have India in other nations. Attractive Metamen with powers have replaced superheroes as "popular for being alive" while deformed or weak Metamen are constantly treated with harassment and disdain.

Vampirism is now public with America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Canada all recognizing their right to exist. All other countries (and the exception of the U.K.) have destroy on-site orders for them. Ironically, this freedom lead to the destruction of the Vampire Nation as Ashely Morgan helped many of the younger ones destroy their elders.

The Superhuman Registration Act continues to be enforced in most parts of the world but was repealed in Europe and Canada. Secret Metamen are subject to harrassment and criminal penalities but the threat of Project: Icarus rounding people up never materialized.

It is now possible to try supervillains by the World Court for terrorism with a common sentence being banishment to a prison world in the Annihilation Zone.

Countries

Zulan's mysterious Leader was defeated by a mysterious group of heroes who defeated not only his army of anti-Metamen forces but also the criminals who were leftovers from the previous regime. As a result, the nation has...split into several competing nations.

Great.

Nestoria has has also split into two nations with East and West Nestoria having undergone a variety of bloody but short-lived civil wars between them. The two populations are now bitterly divided and only getting worse with competing governments.

Ruritania is currently ruled by a Queen Vanessa of the previous royal family of Ruritania. A descendant of Rudolf Rassendyll with Princess Flavia from an alternate timeline where World War 1 never ended, she is also the illegitimate daughter of Black Wing II. This bizarre heritage was enough to make her the Queen by a populace desperate not to be absorbed by Greater Wallachia.

Vanessa is hoping deeply to avoid being overthrown as she transitions the country to democracy.

Greater Wallachia and its cousin Lower Wallachia are pains in the ass for modern Romanians as Dracula and Urielus have seized control over the countries and instituted their own draconian regimes. One is a mystical supernatural kindgom and the other is a Stalinist technocracy.

Over a million people died in the war between the Republic of China and the Empire of Khanate. Limited nuclear weapons were used but stopped by superheroes. As a result, China has occupied many of the former territories but others have become smaller nations that maintain their independence despite China's best efforts. These postage stamp dictatorships are a source of never-ending frustration for superheroes.

New Olympia is currently on the moon, populated by survivors of the Olympians and many modern descendants of the gods.

The Republic of Genesis has absorbed the remains of Lemuria after its royal family and many of its relatives left to join the Thran Empire. The survivors, working with The Atlantean Empire's backing have joined the U.N. Security Council.

The Federation of Pangean City-States is lead by Warlord Grayhaven.

New Freedom, a kind of Libertarian fantasy-state was founded by a man called the Old Snake in Africa and is now host to many of the world's most dangerous PMCs. Peculiarly, the group has a strong ethical code for intervening in other nations.
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Postby Charles Phipps » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:28 am

Heroic Earth: The Next Generation part 2

Teams

The Patriots were formally decommissioned again by the United Nations due to an international incident where the heroes stopped a genocide of Metamen in Africa against all diplomatic protocol. As a result, the world is currently without its premiere superhuman team.

The Tomorrow Society was torn apart by several breakaway leaders with the Black Sheep forming a militant faction dedicated to the extermination of the Red King and Genesis Island's former regime. As a result, the ideology of peaceful coexistence has been co-opted by various leaders to the point the group has ceased to exist.

(As stated by many, the Red King is a guy on a t-shirt and Serena Mass is a girl who used to be important)

There are several superhero teams presently active you have probably never heard of. None of these have yet managed to become the kind of heroes the above two teams have.

Heroes

Black Wing II has formally retired due to the severity of his injuries and is no longer even CEO, working instead full-time at the John Smith Society and lecturing at various technologies conferences. He's also married, shockingly enough, Angel Girl with their two children both expected to be superheroes.

With great reluctance, Brick has become Black Wing III using technology from the Steel Commando suit and is looking for his successor. If it doesn't happen soon, he'll likely die.

*cough* PC origin.


Discovering that Zeus was responsible for the destruction of Olympiana to weaken her, Athena regained her godhood and proceeded to defeat the King of the Gods, claiming rulership over Olympus and banishing all of his generation to Tartarus. She is currently looking for a consort to sire the next generation of gods.

The cycle continues.

Ymir perished in Ragnarok but was raised as a full god along with Baldur and all the others who perished. These spirits have since gone on to reincarnate themselves amongst humans so they can be redeemed of their evil. Many believe this was Odin's plan all along and that "Wotan" was merely a shell of his evil.

Ymir is currently living on High Edenia with his wife, a human nurse.

Have you noticed there's a paucity of experienced heroes around?


Ashley Morgan used a reversal of the spell from the Book of Orkus which gave the souls back to every vampire who had not intentionally murdered someone. For the past two decades, she's not been a Patriot but doing her best to exterminate the vampires who didn't get their souls back. She's been marginally successful, driving many of them back to Greater Wallachia.

Lucien Drake and Valkyrie of all people married and have had a number of children. These have formed their own creepy-kooky sort of family of superheroes with witches, demon power, and fun personified.
It's almost like I'm dropping hints for character origins.


Black Dragon is STILL looking for a cure for his cancer, unaware he's managed to keep himself alive almost thirty years with it (and not aging a day).

Divinos successfully opened up the Bottle Universe and resettled its people on New Pantheon. This world, formerly known as the planet Mercury, isn't one humans are likely to visit but regularly trades with the planet Earth.

Divinos has since, SHOCKINGLY, actually lightened up and has attempted to live a semi-human life in addition to his Samaritan-like habits.

The Steel Commando III lost a leg in battle and an arm as well as an eye, which forced his retirement from the military. General Shepard has since gone on to become the head of the Foundation for World Harmony. There have been several since then, the last one turning out evil and the position is now open.

Ultimatum has decided to retire and marry his childhood sweetheart and is looking for someone to pass his powers onto as well.

Man, the world is ****ed if anyone notices how many heroes are retiring at once.

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Postby Charles Phipps » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:50 am

Heroic Earth: The Next Generation part 3

Villains

General Venom seemingly died decades ago and is irrelevant to most people's lives.

Jack Washington III also known as The Intelligence has become a pure science criminal with dreams of instituting a technological utopia with himself as godlike mastermind over a race of cyborgs and androids,

He, thankfully, has had a lot of time to think about this since he's been imprisoned the entire time.

Aquarius sacrificed his life to protect Atlantis and was raised to godhood by Posiedon. A fact that backfired when he supported Athena to driving back the sea. He has since sired numerous demigod children.

Red Jaguar died protecting Nestoria from an invasion from the future.

Long story.

Hecate has assumed the mantle of Athena as Earth's Defender with the ressurection of her family. NO ONE on Earth accepts her as a hero and she's hunted in-between her acts of heroism.

Moss Pit was destroyed by Michael Drake who has since been charged with finding a new host for the being's Elemental Powers.

Jack Union and Jane Union died blowing up a meteor of Annihilation Zone matter sent to destroy Earth. Really, no one saw that coming.

The Dark Undermaster has since spent the past 1,000 relative years studying with the Furies and Lamialith the arts of black magic. Having grown bored with the gatekeeper role long ago, he's abandoned it and now intends to take over the world!

You know, for kicks.

The Red King attempted to live a peaceful life with his daughter only for her to be killed by mutant-hating bigots. Using a power-drainer, he proceeded to steal the energy of Helios the Sun King and killed his old mentor before causally eradicating the pathetic remnants of his followers.

The Red King (also known as the Scarlet Emperor since he's abandoned his Alice in Wonderland fetish) is now the single most powerful Metaman in the world, possessed of limitless genius, and fully intent on transforming all humans into superpowerful Metamen. He's even enslaved the Lord Evillutionary.

Orkus? Orkus...is.

Ultramind merged with Death Mask III and the two beings have since become a star conquering evil.
Kenneth Kane, ironically, is trapped in the Annihilation Zone as a time-travel accident left two of them. Kenneth Kane was found guilty of all of his crimes, forcing him to be banished for the rest of his natural life.

The Iron Khan perished and his daughter has since taken over the secret society with her all-female ninjas. They have since adopted a more classist-based movement designed to destroy civilization.

Assisting them is Deathwing, the great grandson of Graywing who is every bit the physical and mental equal of his ancestor. Yes, he looks like a very bulky luchador.

Nergal, a blond cackling maniac, has seized control over a third of hell and is actively plotting to conquer/corrupt everything in the universe. Mostly out of boredom, Belial and Mister Hoppy have allowed him to become part of Hell's Triumvarite.

The Darkness Beyond Time was slain by Orkus who hoped to claim his power, instead releasing numerous Elder Gods' avatars into reality who are plotting the destruction of everything. The barriers between the Annihilation Zone and this reality will continue to weaken until a replacement is found.

The Wicked Queen from every fable ever has taken over Otherworld for the time being. The bright and noble fey are fighting back this time.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:55 am

Finished the Outlaw Motorcycle gang article adding some more notes on the Techno Skulls and Devils Own. Also added Mamaluks and Rattlers.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:58 am

I imagine the Rattlers are why General Venom's plan to FIX AMERICA failed horribly.

"This, by the way, is what you get when you form a society around that."

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:09 pm

Charles Phipps wrote:I imagine the Rattlers are why General Venom's plan to FIX AMERICA failed horribly.

"This, by the way, is what you get when you form a society around that."

:mrgreen:


He kind of attracted mostly all the wrong people.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:55 pm

Charles Phipps wrote:Heroic Earth: The Next Generation part 2


It seems like this future is in some ways less dangerous then current times. Though the 2012 is a period of transition which can be very dang....interesting. Interesting in the Chinese proverb sense.

The Patriots were formally decommissioned again by the United Nations due to an international incident where the heroes stopped a genocide of Metamen in Africa against all diplomatic protocol. As a result, the world is currently without its premiere superhuman team.


Is this why all the big name superheroes decided to settle down or at least find other pursuits?

The Tomorrow Society was torn apart by several breakaway leaders with the Black Sheep forming a militant faction dedicated to the extermination of the Red King and Genesis Island's former regime. As a result, the ideology of peaceful coexistence has been co-opted by various leaders to the point the group has ceased to exist.


I really can't see the Black Sheep being in the Tomorrow Society. If they caught him I would imagine they would throw him in the deepest darkest hole they can find. Then again, depending on how many members of the Tomorrow Society the Scarlet Emperor killed, I could see some younger and more revenge focused members deciding to get him out of that hole and learning what they can. It is a spectacularly bad decision but it is the folly of youth.

The others are various amount of peaceful living. Many are just a hairs breadth away from what the Red King initially envisioned.

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Black Wing II has formally retired due to the severity of his injuries and is no longer even CEO, working instead full-time at the John Smith Society and lecturing at various technologies conferences. He's also married, shockingly enough, Angel Girl with their two children both expected to be superheroes.


Who took over Raven Industries?

With great reluctance, Brick has become Black Wing III using technology from the Steel Commando suit and is looking for his successor. If it doesn't happen soon, he'll likely die.


I am not understanding how Brick would have the possibility of death when Alex and George didn't?

Discovering that Zeus was responsible for the destruction of Olympiana to weaken her, Athena regained her godhood and proceeded to defeat the King of the Gods, claiming rulership over Olympus and banishing all of his generation to Tartarus. She is currently looking for a consort to sire the next generation of gods.

The cycle continues.


"I know we invented the tragedy but it would be nice if my family would stop trying to follow it."

Ymir perished in Ragnarok but was raised as a full god along with Baldur and all the others who perished. These spirits have since gone on to reincarnate themselves amongst humans so they can be redeemed of their evil. Many believe this was Odin's plan all along and that "Wotan" was merely a shell of his evil.

Ymir is currently living on High Edenia with his wife, a human nurse.


I would say lucky happenstance or that Loge was playing the long game.

Ashley Morgan used a reversal of the spell from the Book of Orkus which gave the souls back to every vampire who had not intentionally murdered someone. For the past two decades, she's not been a Patriot but doing her best to exterminate the vampires who didn't get their souls back. She's been marginally successful, driving many of them back to Greater Wallachia.


I know Ashley killed many people but did she after she was turned? What exactly is the errata on that spell?

Lucien Drake and Valkyrie of all people married and have had a number of children. These have formed their own creepy-kooky sort of family of superheroes with witches, demon power, and fun personified.


Did Valkyrie dye her hair black? Did Lucien grow a pencil thin mustache and adopt a Spanish accent? Does the family snap in time? These questions need answers.

Black Dragon is STILL looking for a cure for his cancer, unaware he's managed to keep himself alive almost thirty years with it (and not aging a day).


I think Death is just to weirded out of to try and take his soul. I mean they would meet, BD would chat Death up, they would go out for drinks, and the next morning Death would wake up without robe and scythe, a pounding headache, and no memory of the past night. Death just doesn't want to deal with that kind of hassle.

Divinos successfully opened up the Bottle Universe and resettled its people on New Pantheon. This world, formerly known as the planet Mercury, isn't one humans are likely to visit but regularly trades with the planet Earth.

Divinos has since, SHOCKINGLY, actually lightened up and has attempted to live a semi-human life in addition to his Samaritan-like habits.


Divinos and Athena are good friends but there is no romantic chemistry between them at all. Still Divinos is beginning to enjoy things like theater, cool jazz, and well food.


The Steel Commando III lost a leg in battle and an arm as well as an eye, which forced his retirement from the military. General Shepard has since gone on to become the head of the Foundation for World Harmony. There have been several since then, the last one turning out evil and the position is now open.


They need a good spy to run the organization not some military brass. Cloak & Dagger business should be well cloak and dagger.

Ultimatum has decided to retire and marry his childhood sweetheart and is looking for someone to pass his powers onto as well.
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Considering how many times the future goes really bad for Ultimatum, this is probably for the best.


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