I’ve been keeping this little bit of fun a secret for a little bit, but under impulse I simply ‘ran’ with the idea. SO here it goes.
A fish out of water tale.
A young isolated MC without a ‘voice’ grows up in a lab poked prodded and tested for eighteen years finds themselves thrown into the chaotic world of powers and abilities beyond human kine. They will have an adventure that will define who they are and make an impact in a world they never knew existed.
Will they be a hero, a celebrity, a terror, a freedom fighter, or a corporate weapon.
Regardless of who you want to be your actions will speak for you.
To sum it up it is a very ‘different’ angle on the comic-book hero type story.
This in particular is how someone who’s never even heard of heroes or superpowers reacts to them.
The world itself is a bit more capitalist in nature. Hero’s having to make ends meet as much as anyone else in the world, its become a job and entertainment.
-Freaks- slang for those having been born with abilities, referred to as Darwins Syndrome.
-Swigs- slang for those having the right set of genetics pay or accept a job to have Darwins Syndrome induced artificially.
-Swigs: the term originates as a slang for taking a ‘drink’ in reference to their powers figuratively coming out of a bottle.
-only 40% of the population has the potential of being Swig only 10% can afford the induction procedure and only 5%(freaks) are born with these abilities.
-The MC is a very potent Freak.
-Freaks and Swigs often have jobs in entertainment, military, paramilitary, law enforcement.
-Be a celebrity, pose for the crowd and magazines!
-Be a hero or a rebel
-Protect or cause trouble
-an economy has been built around these individuals world wide, replacing a great deal of jobs in their respective fields especially reality TV and sports.
-The MC gets to experience all of this in the whirlwind that becomes their life.
-there are more ‘Swigs’ than Freaks, and natural born powers are stigmatized because of Corporations painting them as radicals and uncontrolled because they operate outside the current contract system for most Swigs.
I keep most of the details in the dark for the start for effect but this is more ‘fun’ based.
Also contains mature themes, violence, and language.
EDIT: Making revisions to smooth the narrative, and draw you all in!
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Knowing what works and that you’re reading really does fuel my writing!