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Posted: Aug 23 2017, 11:13 AM
KY GON JINN is Online
250 years old
All members are registered and agree to abide by the Sokovia Accords. They carry out missions as ordered by the United Nations.
The rest of the world, who do not directly engage in superhero activities and are mainly interested in living an ordinary life. That's not to say they're not fighters, though; screw with their city, and collectively, they're more powerful than an army of enhanced soldiers.
Starting out as a ragtag group of enhanced individuals linked by a common goal, the Defenders saved New York City when an ancient organisation known as 'The Hand' threatened to wipe the city's existence. Since then, the unofficial group has disbanded, but there might come a day when past and new members come together to save the day once again.
A club for the elite and obscenely wealthy, most members are unaware that the Hellfire Club, up until recently, used to be run by the Inner Circle, a secret organisation with significant influence over political and military affairs. However, a couple of years ago, the Inner Circle was defeated by the X-Men. Most of its members have been brought to justice, but a few managed to escape persecution and arrest.
Purifiers was originally a small organisation, started by William Stryker after Magneto's attack on Cape Citadel in 2007. However, as public awareness of mutants and resentment of them have grown, so has the group. It's home to many a religious fundamentalist who believes that mutants should not be a part of this world, an idea that is only strengthened by its fanatic leader. Currently its direct tie to William Stryker is not known to the public. He operates his private army in the shadows, while in the light preaching, giving sermons and successfully running his company The Crusade, monetizing aspects of his anti-mutant propaganda to fund the Purifiers.
Members were once part of the Avengers team prior to the creation of the Sokovia Accords; now, they are considered a vigilante group and are wanted criminals. The Secret Avengers are led by Steve Rogers.
An international espionage organisation based in USA, SHIELD was formed shortly after WWII to protect the world and preserve the delicate peace. However, thwarted by the enemy organisation HYDRA, SHIELD fell in 2014. The organisation has slowly been trying to rebuild itself and recruit new and old agents alike. The current director is Nick Fury.
Sokovia Accords Task Force (Thunderbolts)
Registered assets that are assigned to enforce the Sokovia Accords. Informally nicknamed after Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross, these agents operate at street-level, occasionally in collaboration with law enforcement, to deal with threats that are beyond human. Its members are all enhanced in some way.
Superhuman Restraint Unit
The RSU complements the Task Force and operate under the same conditions, although its members are exclusively human. Many of its members have military background and have received extensive training in how to neutralize enhanced individuals.
A team of mutants established by Charles Xavier, the X-Men operate under the radar and are locally based, only occasionally working out of state. Beginning in 2007, the X-Men's deeds have attracted the attention from the public. While the group haven't been very active since the establishment of the Sokovia Accords, they've found ways to keep themselves busy.
This ragtag group of unregistered do-gooders and dreamers operate in a little corner of New York, juggling superheroism and calculus homework on a daily basis. They're old enough to save the world, but sadly, not old enough to rent a car.
People who have no loyalties to any particular group, and mainly operate under the radar to either carry out their own brand of justice or just make a living. Independent bounty hunters, mercenaries, and vigilantes are included here, as well as antagonists, regardless of purpose or goal. Whatever their intentions might be, this group's unorthodox methods usually puts them at odds with the law.
Posted: Aug 23 2017, 11:14 AM
KY GON JINN is Online
250 years old
While no one truly knows when or how mutants came to exist, it is believed that they have always existed alongside humans. However, due to the fact that their numbers are few in comparison to humans, they have kept their abilities hidden to avoid persecution.
Extraordinary events have cropped up time and time again during human history, but a combination of fear and self-preservation have allowed mutants to remain largely unknown. SHIELD has been aware of mutants for decades but encourages ignorance of their existence by helping to conceal mutant-related events. A number of agents with remarkable abilities have been employed by SHIELD over the decades, although for their safety, their status as mutants is deliberately omitted from their records.
Widespread public knowledge of mutants first arose in 2007, after mutants were witnessed during an attack of a military naval base in the United States. From there, word quickly spread about these 'aliens' and 'monsters', and more animosity than acceptance was given to these mutants. Over the years, anti-mutant campaigns grew steadily in number and influence, with the most extreme group led by William Stryker, a vocal, charismatic preacher and war veteran. Having seen first-hand the destructiveness of mutants after they attacked his post ten years ago, he condemns all mutants as demons disguised in human form and orders their immediate eradication. Among all the anti-mutant protesters, Stryker is easily considered the most radical and thus, the most dangerous.
In 1965, Professor Charles Xavier established a private school in the United States; unbeknownst to the public, the students attending his school were exclusively mutants. Within this safe environment, he taught them to harness and control their powers, and also trained them to protect themselves. His efforts eventually culminated in the formation of the X-Men, a team of highly skilled mutants who reacted and handled mutant-related incidents. While they operated in secret, their activities eventually caught the attention of SHIELD. However, Director Carter and Professor Xavier reached an agreement, and the two factions formed a symbiotic relationship: SHIELD protected the secrecy of the X-Men and omitted all knowledge of mutants from their records, and in return, they were allowed to recruit the X-Men and the school alumnis into the organisation. This agreement carried on even after Nicholas Fury took over as director of SHIELD.
Public knowledge of mutants remained extremely limited due to the self-preserving nature of mutants as well as SHIELD's additional efforts to minimise their visibility. However, this changed when Magneto, a powerful mutant who believed that humans were subservient to his kind, finally made his move and declared war against humanity. Assisted by his team, the Brotherhood, Magneto attacked a navel military base off the Atlantic coast. Although he was thwarted by the X-Men, his attack resulted in the deaths of many officers and the destruction of military property. SHIELD was able to contain the situation, but the first murmurs of hostility towards mutants had already begun.
Before SHIELD fell in 2014, the long-standing agreement between the X-Men and SHIELD ensured the anonymity of the former. However, without SHIELD's protection, the X-Men became vulnerable to the public eye; soon, their activities garnered much attention and criticism from the media. Driven by his desire to protect his students and ensure the survival of mutantkind, Xavier ordered the X-Men to withdraw. His decision proved to be wise when the Sokovia Accords came into effect a couple of years later.
Today, Xavier Institute remains a safe haven for all mutants. Students that arrive at the school are offered not only regular schooling but also power tutoring. There are voluntary combat classes available for students that are interested in honing their powers further. After the age of eighteen and high school graduation, they are eligible to become X-Men in training. While the X-Men are officially 'retired', the members still helps out in their own way, either working in the school or within society.
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