Consider the sheer scale of the media frenzy that would have followed the events in Hero Project and Herofall. Black Magic, one of the most popular Powered Individuals, is outed as having a sinister origin for that person's powers. An infini-powered has a power meltdown on live television. Another (or the same, depending on your choices) infini-powered goes on the run from the law and is the subject of a manhunt. Think of how much media coverage events like this would generate, especially with the President himself goading them on behind the scenes.
A movement dedicated to hating Powered individuals comes to prominence, a sitting president attempts an execution on live television and the new MC heard absolutely nothing about this? We could stop Prodigal from toasting a good chunk of a city with our own infini-power so maybe it only made the news but other events would have likely saturated the airwaves over all forms of media. You would have to have been deaf and blind not to have heard at least an inkling of it. JK would have at least brought it to our attention. With the Meek walking around, wouldn't the Redemption MC be wary of these people who seem to be interested in harming him just on the basis that he, and more importantly his sister, have powers?
Not forgetting that the original trilogy MC was described as being an icon, a rallying point for other Powered individuals. That is kind of like an American not even having any clue who their president is. Highly unlikely to the point where it strains suspension of disbelief. Not that the original trilogy had clean hands on the matter. I don't know about you but I don't think that a US president actually can order a public execution without breaking the constitution in half. Its not like the original MC's parents had not already been tried in a court, by the same person no less, and already sentenced. Whatever happened to Double Jeopardy laws? Were they repealed when we were not looking?
I think that so far my main gripe with Redemption can be summed up in one word, "contrivance". Jury breaking up with the MC is the equivalent of breaking up with Powered Gandhi (or if you played your MC in a more vicious manner, young Malcom X). The Rise MC is nationally famous, an icon and very likely close friends with many prominent heroes including the Millennial Group. If you are going to jump start a failing career, I hardly think that dumping that sort of significant other for sleeping with your boss is going to win you any favours. If the original MC is heartbroken enough, many of that MC's friends and allies will look at Jury with a certain degree of disdain. Not to mention all of the MC's fans. Personally I do not regard the risk-reward ratio to be in Jury's favour in this case. The stance our MC takes is also straitjacketed into caring more about social issues than say, doing whatever it takes to win so that he could afford the life-saving treatments for his sister. Why would the latter playstyle be seen as illegitimate? To care more about your sister than championing causes that already have so many champions? After all, the only person JK has to count on is you.