Modern super-slang in the Anglosphere is mostly based off Internet slang, with a bit of street slang and military jargon thrown in. This section covers some of the cape-specific slang.
- Accorded: Neutral territory. Normally used to conduct negotiations. The Time in a Bottle is the most well known accorded location in Britain, due to the local magic making it effectively impossible to use any offensive powers or weapons inside. Other accorded locations include hospitals, holiday resorts, as are any kind of pop-culture conventions (Due to cosplaying making it hard to tell the difference between friend, foe and bystander).
- Base Raider: Someone who goes looking for abandoned hero and villain bases, seeking to acquire super-tech or other methods of empowerment. The Mad Maple and the second Red Death are known to be successful base raiders.
- Blazer: One who uses fire-based abilities.
Freezer: One who uses cold-based abilities.
Shocker: One who uses electricity-based abilities.
- Candle: Any tower or other tall building used by fliers as a landmark or navigation aid. Known candles include Pyramid Plaza in Freedom City, the BT Tower and the Shard in London, the Berlin TV Tower, the Eiffel Tower and the Tokyo Tower.
- Cape FM: The radio station (Complete with on-line stream) that covers the super-human community in general and Britain in particular. The studio's exact location is unknown. It is believed that Cape FM uses multiple transmitters both on land and sea. The station's hotline has a mobile number.
- First Contact: The first time any non-native race arrives on Earth. The "Of Two Worlds" story is one example of a First Contact.
- Flier: Anyone who can fly unaided.
- Flying your colours: Making it obvious that you have powers. Certain metahumans can't help themselves in this aspect.
- Flying your flag: Making your affiliations clear.
Flying a false flag: Pretending to be affiliated with a certain group. Penalties are always as harsh as possible when discovered, to discourage such a grave offence.
- Maxed-out: Under the influence of Max, a highly illegal drug which temporarily gives the user superhuman strength. The main reason it's illegal is that it's very addictive and about an hour after using it, the user becomes so exhausted that death is a real possibility.
- Metatremors: A rare reaction akin to mild shock when something is real, but your mind's not accepting it. It usually happens the first time an affected subject actually sees superpowers being used near them. The first bout of it is always the worst, but it tends to be less shocking each time, the more an affected person sees them, until they stop being shocked. It's sometimes mistakenly called a normal person's version of PIP. It's much easier to recover from metatremors than from PIP.
- The Ministry: Short for the Ministry of Powers, the British super-human goverment agency. Its detractors call it the 'Mop'.
- Origin Chasing: Taking great risks in hope of triggering your metagene. Origin chasers often end up with severe or permanent injuries as a result, if not death. See "Spark Party" below for why the practice hasn't been stamped out.
- PIP: Power Induced Psychosis. A very small percentage of people who gain powers (about 0.1% of powered people) tend to lose their grip on reality as an unintended side-effect. Those who are most likely to lose their grip this way tend to be those who develop powers linked to a known phobia of theirs (The most quoted example being of an arachnophobe who finds they can crawl on walls like a spider) or those who spark up after a major personal tragedy (especially where said power actually would have averted the situation if the sufferer had it earlier). Professional psychiatric assistance and therapy is currently the most effective method of treating PIP.
- Punisher: Term for any vigilante or any super who is willing to kill their opponents. Derived from Frank Castle's alias "The Punisher." Punisher-types have only proliferated since Castle died while killing Wilson Fisk, New York's "Kingpin."
- Solo: To fight opponents by yourself. The greater the challenge that's soloed, the more respect you get if you can prove it. (I.E. Someone who solos Batman will get much more respect than someone who solos a street gang.)
- Spark Party: Where a group of origin chasers get together to push their bodies to the limit in the hope of triggering their metagene, be it through really extreme sports, 24 hour parties or other means to stretch your endurance. Spark parties aren't exactly illegal in and of themselves, but the activities needed for them to be any good are usually incredibly dangerous to the participants, and sometimes to bystanders. You can tell if an organiser is honest if they warn you in advance of the chance of not having a metagene to trigger in the first place. The main reason that no one's successfully stopped origin chasing or spark partying is that every so often, it'll actually work, which only gets more people to try it.
- The Three M's: Short for "Machine, Magic or Meta?" which is what some people will ask when they want to know how someone got their powers.
- Warlock: Any magician who practices magic for selfish or destructive ends.
- Zoomed-out: Under the influence of Zoom, which temporarily gives the user superhuman speed. It's as illegal as Max for the same reasons. In Britain, any addictive drug that grants superhuman abilities is designated as a Class S controlled substance. 10 years minimum for unauthorised possession, maximum of life for unauthorised supplying. Only the Ministry of Powers can authorise possession or supply of a Class S drug in Britain.