On May 11, 2016, an illegal operation was taking place in Freedom City. The local organized crime organization, The Syndicate, were transporting a highly illegal drug, known as Elixir. Elixir is known for having been experimented on by the soviets in an attempt to build a supersoldier. The Syndicate was using it to their own ends.
A firefight broke out.
A barrel was shot.
An explosion could be seen for miles.
Hundreds of people died. Those who didn't but were near the explosion have begun developing strange powers. Some can shoot fire, others have become capable of feats of incredible strength.
Power corrupts, however. Many of the people, dubbed Paragons, have begun using their powers for their own gain. The government is asking for the assistance of any Paragons in tracking down the criminal ones. Meanwhile, The Syndicate is quite eager to recoup their losses.
This is a fairly freeform superhero RPG. I do have events that will occur, and something of a plot, but whether you follow that or not is entirely up to you. You could very well come up with your own evil scheme for heroes to try and thwart. Make any sort of character you like. You could be an idealistic hero from the Golden Age, set on saving everyone. Or a cynical 90s antihero who angsts 24/7 while killing as many people as he saves. Be a silly villain whose schemes are really just elaborate and illegal pranks, or a complete monster bent on obliterating all life. It's all up to you.
Freedom City is a bustling metropolis of a bit under 20 million people. It's main legitimate businesses are international shipping and textile manufacture. It's illegitimate businesses are myriad. It's divided into five districts.
North Loreto: North Loreto is the main shipping area of Freedom City. It's where trains stop and ships leave. It also contains much of the lower income housing of the city. Crime is fairly high here, and the Syndicate does much of it's dirty work in the area.
Roman Park: The main entertainment district of Freedom City. It contains malls, bars, nightclubs, arcades, and movie theaters. Ferries go from here to Jeffry Isle. The boardwalk is a popular tourist attraction.
Harveysburg: North Loreto is sometimes known as the "business district" for Syndicate members, but most legal business is done in Harveysburg. This area is dotted in large business towers.
New Convent is a middle-class residential area. It's a nice place to raise your kids, with nearby schools and parks. Most of the people here live in houses.
Jeffry Isle: This island is mostly for high-income housing. You can take a ferry out here, and there are stores and entertainment, but it's all very expensive.
-Violence is fine.
-PM me if you want your villain to try and find some ancient artifact to become more powerful. I'd love to hear it.
Name: What's your character's real name?
Alias: What name does your character take on when the act as a paragon?
Gender: What does your character view themselves as?
Age: How old is your character?
Alignment: Good, evil, or somewhere in between?
Appearance: Make sure to include what they wear in their persona as a Paragon.
Background: Optional. It's here if you want it.
Powers: What superpowers do they have? This can be anything from invisibility to cryokinesis. Just don't be too powerful. There are some superheros that existed before the Elixir explosion, so if you want it to come from a magical tome or something, go for it. Just make sure it has limits. Your characters are superhumans, but even superhumans have chinks in their armor.
Abilities: What mundane abilities does your character have? Again, you don't necessarily need to have gotten what makes you above regular people from the explosion. You could just be a really smart guy with neat gadgets. Anything that doesn't come from a superpower, basically.
Equipment: Does your character wield katanas in battle? Or perhaps they have a pair of custom handguns?