Now, although Marvel and DC are big on this universe, it also contains other superhero comics, which I intend to use fully.
A bit skeletony, I admit, but it will build up in time.
Name: Joe Gilmore Hero Name: Marshal Law Known Alias': Screaming Eagle (formerly), The Vet (formerly), Hero Hunter, Fascist Thug Age: 49 Powers: - Super Strength. Strong enough to lift a car over his head and throw it 20 feet. - Minor healing factor - Marshal Law doesn't feel pain, allowing him to continue longer than a normal person. Equipment: - Marshal Law has a vast array of guns with extremely large calibers. Necessary against the targets he hunts. Besides regular slugs, his guns can fire a variety of special ammo, such as smart bullets and fear gas. - Other weapons range from simple knives all the way to bazookas, depending on the situation - Hoverbike in the shape of an eagle. Room for partners and captures Appearance: Like other superhero costumes, Marshal Law's is full of symbolism. It is militaristic and dark in color, giving an impression of a hard man of authority with no mercy inside (which is true at least when it comes to supers). It has many threatening and violent slogans written in, and contains depictions of wounds, such as the red "razor slashes" on cheeks and the throat. His right arm is left exposed and wrapped in barbed wire, a mark of his guilt for previous actions in war.
Joe is a relatively good looking middle-aged man with black hair, black eyes and chiseled facial features. His boy is muscular and contains no scars, thanks to his healing factor. Known Affiliations: San Francisco Police Department, Cadmus
Character Basis:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshal_Law_(comics) List of Reimagined traits: - Instead of South America, "the Zone" superheroes were sent to is in the Middle East, and instead of communists, the war was against terrorism. - San Francisco is still San Francisco. If the earthquake happened, it might have been caused by Lex Luthor's plan to destroy West Coast, but the damage was limited to San Francisco. - For an added crossover potential, the Shocc treatment could be replaced with Compound V produced by Vought-American (From the Boys). Story Overview: - Sample Post: - Post Links: (Please regularly update your CS to include links to the posts you make in the IC, makes it easier for people to read your story in consecutive order)
I had no particular plan for anything gratuitous. Let's just say that comics about "bad superheroes" (Black Summer, Irredeemable, The Boys) tend to be on the mature side, so it was more of an FYI.
I think Marshal Law would align more towards CADMUS. I think he and Waller would have some interesting bonding experiences over their shared antipathy towards superheroes.
History of legacies is probably very interesting in here. After Superman (or whoever was the first flying brick) appeared, other flying bricks started appearing as well. I don't know how many Superman-packages are out there, but one potential number could be 84 (after the PS238 character, who is the 84:th confirmed flying brick).
Then there are of course all those vigilantes who see Batman as their inspiration.
In fact I already have at least two possible character concepts in mind. They're both pretty out there, but I can easily come up with some more grounded ones.
Marshal Law: He hunts heroes, Hasn't found any yet. The alter ego of war veteran and supersoldier Joe Gilmore, Marshal Law is a government sanctioned superhero hunter, who takes down heroes who have gone rogue, which he does with maximum force and great pleasure.
Marshal Law would fit into a story with a darker and grittier tone with +18 possibly added in, with a focus on the hidden nastier side of superheroics. Although rogue heroes are Marshal Law's main targets, he can fight supervillains as well (they're all superheroes in his eyes). Possible targets for him (which double as crossover potential) include among other things Plutonian, Kid Miracleman, the twisted franchises of Vought-American and (if you want to go to that direction) Brightburn.
Supreme: Ethan Crane has been many things, more than he can remember. He has been a son, a brother, a lover, a man, and a hero. But most importantly he has been an observer. Ethan has seen his past and his future change before his eyes, and now he awaits eagerly to see, what the next universe will offer him.
Supreme fits best a campaign that has room for metafiction. This Alan Moore's reimagining of a Superman expy could have some adventures in places where stories happen, such as the Dreaming.