Comic convention/Earth 53
Big Industry DC, takes advantage of rise of new super powered individuals. Hiring super powered PCs to play as the title roles, while increasing sales of the comics. This will be more or less based on the Paragons Universe, except the PCs have a unified origin for their powers. Their powers are real, and close enough that you are hired by DC characters, ranging from the famous such as Superman, Martian Manhunter, Flash to lesser known such as Etrigan, Ambush Bug or Firestorm. But just because you dress like that character means your powers are identical-or your personality either.
For example: You could be playing batman, however, you actually have enhanced superhuman powers with sensitive raccoon senses. But with some grappling hooks, and smoke grenades you barely know how to use, you can pass for him.
Or, you could be playing the Flash, however you are neither happy nor go-lucky. Methodical, devious, and without the mask look a bit like Lex Luthor
. However, thanks to the catch phrases written by your special team of writers, the public will never know that!
The most drastic one could be where your playing Green arrow, or a different promiscuous superhero/ine (I know he got married, but he did get around for a large portion of his life). Thus the fact your PC is married in real life, or gay, is kept on the down low by DCs media department. Although your PC might not consider that very 'PC'. Get it?
anyway, moving on.
All the PCs though must belong to the same comic company. However, all the comic companies exist in this universe, so you may find you are only the first group of comic copy cats. JLA + Avengers versus the B.P.R.D and WildC.A.T.s anyone?
The game is 2E, and the starting PL will be 9, representing minimal training, gadgets/wealth. You just started working for DC as a super hero. I plan to advance this to PL10 fairly quickly, and eventually PL11.
Reputation ruleThe DC ProjectHawkgirl: CaptainChaosZatanna: AerlwynGreen Arrow: kenseidoCaptain Atom: EnigmaticOne Dropped outMary Marvel: badpennyNon: KreuzritterTriplicate girl: BladwindWonder Woman: PersistenceHunterBatman and Robin: ursinethemadbear Rejected characters:Aquaman: Chris4172Riddler: Evolución Stargirl: TinkerbellShelly the stand-in: CelticREI Power Girl: elspark
Is there anyone I've missed out? If so, post again, so I can update this list.