Alpha Force were the finest heroes the world had ever seen. Collectively they had saved the world too many times to count, often thwarting some scheme or plot at the last minute. Like most hero teams they had an arch nemesis. Unifier. They had fought each other many times, their battles becoming headline writing epics. No matter how complex the scheme, Alpha Force foiled it. No matter how many times they beat him, Unifier would always rise to threaten world peace.
Until the unthinkable happened.
Until they day Unifer won.
March 4th 2008, Unifer yet again launches another assault on Washington. It was also a Tuesday. For two hours the battle raged between Unifer’s forces and Alpha Force. At 5:00 PM Unifer finally arrived and confronted the heroes. They fought each other to a standstill in the middle of the National Mall beside the ruins the Washington Monument. Then, glancing around and ensuring that the TV camera’s were broadcasting every second of what was to follow, Unifer raised his fist and shot a beam of energy at Alpha Force. In an instant the worlds greatest hero’s were shredded and killed live on network television. The image of which was transmitted to a stunned world. Turning the the cameras he addressed the world, gloating over his victory as his forces stood ready to unleash destruction on the city. With a smile, he signed by pressing a button on his wrist-mounted communicator and every computer on the planet shut down.
The world plunged into darkness and chaos as power grids failed and communication networks were knocked out. Flashes of light in the sky heralded the next phase of his plan as EMP devices secretly deployed in orbit detonated. Disabling all unshielded electronics. Paralysed the armies of the world were powerless to stop Unifer from accomplishing his goal of global conquest. Especially when nuclear missiles refused to fire as a mysterious electronic life form calling it self Medusa seized control of their firing systems and threatened to turn the weapons on civilian populations. As an example, the cities of Mumbai, Karachi, Delhi, Shanghai, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Istanbul, Mexico City, Jakarta, New York, Tokyo, Lima, Beijing, Cairo, Tehran, London, Bogota, Lagos and Hong Kong were destroyed killing some 178,202,845 people. (The twenty most populous cities)
All the old hero’s are now dead, imprisoned or in hiding.
Unifer rules the world with an iron first imposing martial law on all. Despite this, the trains run on time, people still have 9-5 office jobs and there is still a world cup. However, a dictatorship is still a dictatorship. A new generation has grown up in this brave new world surrounded in some cases by the decaying ruins of the old. A new generation raised on stories of great heroes and epic battles. A generation determined to taste freedom.
The old heroes failed. Time for someone new.
Characters will either be mundanes or low-powered metahumans who have joined the Resistence.