Unbeknownst to most of the world, Jews, cripples, and mentally disabled people weren’t the only ones thrown into the concentration camps during the holocaust. Super-powered humans were being thrown there as well, to be experimented on and then eliminated.
Super Humans have been among us for the past 150 years. There used to be only a handful. By 1940 there were little over 150,000 but those numbers dropped drastically during the holocaust and for some reason have stayed under 20,000 out of 6 billion. The theory is that there is an organization out there with the sole purpose of exterminating every Super Human from the face of the earth.
Wehren, meaning to fight back or resist in German, was founded in 1942 (71 years ago) in Germany when the holocaust began. Its purpose was to find and protect the few Super Humans that were left, hiding around the world.
You are one of these Super Humans. Your genes have evolved giving you unexplainable abilities. Most powers are like the ones people read about in comics or see in the movies every day. Some are unique, unimaginable and/or terrifying. All come with a negative side effect. (With every power...there is a down side. I.E. Enhanced speed could lead to an extremely fast metabolism forcing the person to eat every few minutes. Or the ability to turn invisible could lead to the person slowly becoming transparent permanently.)
You’ve lived with your power and it’s side effect all your life. Typically people with your abilities stay hidden because whenever one your kind shows himself to the rest the world…he disappears. Forever.
You live in Fairview, California. Which consists of approximately 163,000 people. There have been many sightings of strange men and women in black suits over the past month. It’s possible you’ve seen them yourself once or twice. Rumor has it they’re just working for the government or maybe filming a movie. Your instincts tell you different. The occurrences of kidnappings, unusual deaths and unexplained disappearances have been on the rise as well.
The date is August 20th, 2013. At 10:30 in the morning. You’re going about your daily life, possibly as a high school student, maybe a soccer mom, or just an adult taking a class at Simpson University. Little do you know your life is soon about to change.
Abilities and their Side effects: (If you prefer to reveal these throughout the course of the story just pm them to me and take them out when you post your CS)
Occupation/Name of School:
Name: Jeremy Brisbon
Description/Picture: Jeremy is tall for his age with long red hair that goes down to his shoulders. He is very slim and has pure white teeth. His eyes are a piercing shade of green. He often wears a black T-shirt with a satchel bag by his side and old blue jeans along with black runners.
Abilities and their Side effects: Psychokinesis, which when used can cause Jeremy to get very angry and powerhungry which has killed one thing so far and broken many other things... (Basicly, He might hurt his allies.)
Occupation/Name of School: Fairview at Redfield University.
Personality: Cocky, charismatic, bossy and egotistical.
Other: Jeremy discovered his power at the young age of 13 which caused him to kill his dog after he slammed it into the dumpster. He's been hiding it ever since, but sometimes when he's angry at his home or in a private area he breaks things.
Name: Sunny West
Abilities and their Side effects: Teleportation, becomes momentarily paralyzed based on distance teleported. (1 mile is 10 seconds paralyzed)
Occupation/Name of School: Store clerk
Personality: Sunny was just a normal kid. She was born and raised in china until she was 13. She moved over to America due to her fathers work. She learned english well enough along with the American lifestyle. Her father had mentioned to her that she was a gifted child. But she didnt realize what he ment until one night. She was walking home from work when suddenly a drunk driver came speeding down the road at her. She screamed in fear and unknowingly used her power. In a poof of shadows and dust, she appeared in her home. She was surprised but couldnt move due to the side effect. She was really scared at first. But soon came to learn the extent of her powers. She uses it modestly now, but loves to be able to travel places that normal people can't go. So on her times off, she goes all over the world. She lives a pretty normal life, deciding not to use her powers to do anything evil or unmoral.
Name: Unknown (goes by Red)
Age: Unknown (In his early twenties)
Gender: Unk...ah wait he knows this one. Male
Abilities and their Side effects: (If you prefer to reveal these throughout the course of the story just pm them to me and take them out when you post your CS) He has the power to copy any action he watches someone preform this can be something as simple riding a bike to Karate. The downside is his power affects his memory at fist it was little things like he would look at a picture from years ago and not remember it but it started to get worse and soon he was only able to remember things that happened in the past few months.
Occupation/Name of School: Thief, Cage fighter and anything he gets paid for.
Personality: He may not remember a face but he is a quick judge of character and can read body language very well. Very sarcastic making jokes about most things often offending people. Cocky and his not very trusting of people preferring to be on his own.
Other: He has no family or friends due to his powers downside he doesn't remember anything from his past all he has is his red jacket that he wears nearly all the time and a necklace he has just never taken off.
Name: Mitchell "Mitch" Redding
Description/Picture: Mitch stands at about five foot two and is broad shouldered. He has long black hair that almost covers his eyes. His eyes are a clear blue. He looks young for his age, usually being mistaken for a 17-18 year old. He usually wears a black T-shirt with black jeans and white running shoes.
Abilities and their Side effects: Vanishing: he has a two part setup, he chooses a place for the object to go in his field of vision, or somewhere on his body if it is small enough, and has to touch it to move it to chosen place. This ability can also allow him to switch items if he's holding an item in both hands. If he moves something that would be too heavy for him to psychically move, he will get a headache, varying on mild to migraine depending on how heavy it is for him to move.
Occupation: Amateur magician.
Personality: Mitch is a nice guy, and he tries to help people whenever he can. He tries to see the best in people, but he knows that not everyone is a good person. When he is threatened, he will try to get out of the situation without hurting anyone, but if his friends are threatened, he will do anything to make them safe. He tends to make jokes and puns whenever he can, and he sometimes makes them without realizing it.
Other: He hates being called emo if it's directed at him not in a joking way.
Name: Mina Takamine
Abilities and their Side effects: Mind Reading. It has varying levels depending on how close she is to the person. When she's standing and talking to a person, she gets emotions and can recognize lies. When she's touching a person, she can choose to read their thoughts. With a hug, she can dig through subconscious memory. After doing either of those, though, she'll faint from exhaustion. On it's passive setting, it's just a lie detector and emotion sensor. She can't turn it off, and it always uses her energy, so the more people she's near the harder it is on her.
In relation to the others: She might be able to help XIII, but not much. With Red she would likely put them both into his thought loop until they broke contact. If they were lucky, he would've found one new memory. (Hehe, new memory. )
Occupation/Name of School: One of the new prisoners in the BES facility.
Personality: Despite being frail, Mina is bright and cheerful. She has a child's curiosity and wonder. One of her most common expressions is an awed, "Ooooooh."
Other: Her father moved from Japan to America where he met her mother. So while her name is Japanese, and she has learned some words from her father, Mina can't speak it.
When her parents learned of her ability, they struggled for a time. Finally someone came that said they had created a special research program for just such special individuals. Mina was taken by BES, her parents believing that she would come back a normal girl.
Mina's been clinging tightly to her small satchel; it was a present from her mother on her birthday, and thus the only thing that still ties her to home.
Name: Ian Nashan
Description/Picture: Ian stands around 6 foot even, he has a medium build he has shaggy brown hair and dark hazel eyes. His preferred clothing is a simple t-shirt, jeans and well worn sneakers. Finally a tattoo like mark is imprinted on the back of his right hand
Abilities and their Side effects: Primordial Darkness Manipulation. The saying "Do not stare too long into the abyss, for it will stare back into you." never rung more true than with Ian. The drawback of his power is a double headed beast, the more he uses his power the more chance he has of being corrupted by it and that the more power he uses at a single given time the more he risks complete corporal breakdown due to the forces his power involves. Because of this he tries keeps a tight cap on his powers
Occupation/Name of School: Waiter, Simpson University
Personality: Ian has often been described as kind but abrupt, he says what he has to say and usually doesn't linger on a single conversation for too long.