Capital City, the home of the bold, the free, the superpowered.
Capital City is the name and setting of the M&M campaign I'm gearing up to run. It's basically a homebrew but I'm tying it into Freedom City. As such I have 2 versions of my characters and Npcs, FC and non. As they are very similiar I'm posting the already tied in versions so that it's easier for people to use as is. Before I post the populace of Capital City a few notes on the city itself.
Capital City is essentially a twin to Freedom City as a home to super powered activity. Founded at the end of World War 2, the city promised to be the "Capital of a Bravce new world!" Turns out it was simply the capital of a new beggining of corruption and endless frauds. That is until the mid 50s when The American Icon made his home in Capital City, becoming it's resident hero. Quickly the cities fortunes turned around as America's sweetheart changed its image and cleaned up the corruption. This providence lasted until the late 90s when American Icon having started becoming more and more corporate and visiting the city less. The city started to lose its former glory as the city went unprotected trime and again as the American Icon was elsewhere making photo ops and autograph signings. It wasn't until 2004 when a new hero group calling themselves Rumble squad and taking a more aggressive stance appeared, that the city started towards its once glorius haven of heroes that it was. Sadly thats not how things actually go. At this point Capital City is at best a haven for superhero wannabes as there is enough crime to fight during this rebuilding process.
A few Notable personalities:
Trevor Lance was poor american soldier who was caught in the attacks on Pearl harbor during World War 2. Trevor survived due to his suddenly active Metagene (Further giving scientists "evidence" metagenes become active as a flight or fight reaction) saved his life by granting him paragonial superpowers. Over the years he became synonomous with superheroics and the american way. Fighting Nazi supersoldiers and mobsters at home his fame was only rivaled by the Centurion of Freedom City over the years. During this time he picked up a sidekick, a femme fatale calling herself American Shield. The two were succesful stopping many of the greatest villians of the time including the many epic boughts they had with AI's nemesis the villianous Dr. Armageddon. This lasted until the early 90s, when shortly after the Centurion's death during the Terminus invasion AI seemed to change and American Shield left the position of his sidekick changing her name to Lady Amazing and disapearing, reapearing later as a member of The Rumble Squad. Over the next few years American Icon changed even more drastically as he dropped the standard Red, White, and Blue opting for a sleek Blue and Black outfit and cutting his flowing blonde hair into a spiked sleek cut. He then became much more commercial opting to make movies and sign photos than save lives. He's still a big hit with people and one of, if not the most popular super being alive. However he has little to no fans in the superhero community save those few new supers who grew up watching his "Cheesy wanna be hero movies" as Lady Amazing says.
Icon's nemesis and master villian of Capital City, the "good doctor" hails from time and parts unknown. Having been evidenced to have been alive and operating since man can walk he is rumored to have been the backing for every major organized crime since the Dark Agents. His mystical power and technical savvy has saved him from his enemies and allowed him to escape a failed plan more times than one could logically count. He is rumored to have his fingers in everything from Big business, mob crimes, the Yakuza, and even SHADOW. The doctor is such a manipulative planner that every plan has a backup to the extent that every failure is a win for him. His only actual loss was to the Centurion at the begining of the Terminus invasion as he allied himself with Omega. This turned out to be the only un fixable loss he had ever experienced and as the Centurion died he has no ability to recoup that loss. This he reminds Icon of everytime they meet and sources say Icon hates it.