First Impressions

I'm using #WriteFreely platform for the first time, and dove straight into the deep end by starting a #webnovel called I Am What I Kill. It starts out at a Superhero #Academy, a prominent institution for teaching young people with #superpowers how they should use their powers. The expectation, of course, is that they become #superheroes.

The protagonist veers off a little from this path, as his powers are utilized best if he becomes a prolific serial killer. Specifically one that kills other superpowered people.

The world is one where having superpowers is rare, but seeing them is not. While some superheroes, maybe even most of them, try to think along the lines of “with great power comes great responsibility”, many find this a harsh standard to aspire to. Some don't even try, toeing the line between heroic and villainous. A small minority abandon heroism entirely and go full vigilante.

With great power can also come great ambition, or just plain greed. When you're at the top of the food chain, at least locally, then why not take what you want? Sometimes reasons are more complicated, and sometimes the label doesn't fit, but the reality of #supervillains is undeniable.

Superpowers like supertechnology and superintelligence mean that the world has significant #scifi elements even beyond the superhuman society. Teleportation and space travel aren't such impossibilities as they are in our world, and some supers tend to seemingly break ten laws of nature before breakfast every day.

Superpowers, or their users, are divided into power tiers. The lowest and most numerous tier is the Epsilon-Class, and the rarest and most powerful is the Majestic-Class. There exists technology to determine one's power level, but not what their actual superpower(s) is.

Here's a tentative look into rarity of the #superhumans:

  1. Epsilon-Class: 1 / 10,000
  2. Delta-Class: 1 / 100,000
  3. Gamma-Class: 1 / 1,000,000
  4. Beta-Class: 1 / 10,000,000
  5. Alpha-Class: 1 / 100,000,000
  6. Majestic-Class: 1 / 1,000,000,000

That's pretty much it for now. I'm off to play #GuildWars2.

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