It happened in the midst of the Second World War. The birth of the first super-soldier took place in a secure, top-secret location in the United States. It wasn't long before the Axis forces soon cracked the formula and created a super-soldier of their own. The battles between these two men soon became the stuff of legends, and even after the end of the war, the world watched with awe as they continued onwards; one for truth, justice and freedom, the other for what most saw as evil and corruption. Despite the end of the war, governments all across the world continued to create super soldiers to defend their countries and the world, hoping that one day they would rival those of the 1940's. Soon 'natural' supers began to appear, with new abilities appearing after an accident or simply manifesting on their own. In time, both military and civilians trained ordinary human beings to gain incredible physical prowess and even pilot mechanical suits to rival the gifted supers. Even one or two aliens are rumored to have appeared and taken a particular shine to the planet and it's people. These events gave rise to the so called Golden Age, where suppers defended their chosen cities, countries and even the world once or twice. Heroes and villains alike became celebrities, worshiped by the public at large. The clashes between good and bad almost became a sport, enjoyed and supported by people around the globe. However, by the early 90s the lines between good and bad began to blur a little as celebrity and corruption began to penetrate the lives of the supers. It became harder to distinguish hero from villain, and even amongst those who still fought for good, complacency and indifference started to set in. The result was disastrous, accumulating into a series of events worldwide the showed the super world for what it had truly become. It became a torrent of failures and scandals that left the super hero world unpopular, in disgrace and very quickly in decline. It all too soon began to become dangerous to be a superhero, even one truly working for a good cause. Public outrage turned to protests, protests quickly turned violent. Vigilante 'normals' soon began to target super-humans. A prejudiced police force and even the occasional lynch mob soon resulted in the end of the super hero phenomenon. For their own protection, the government helped them to start over with a new identity and a new life. Ten years later, life as normal has been resumed. The 'super-issue' is a taboo subject, a history mostly ignored by the population. However, young supers are still manifesting powers, and the supers from the old days are still very much alive and kicking... just in hiding. With this new generation of supers though, they are growing frustrated. A small group of supers is planning on an uprising, hoping to bring their people back to glory and stopping at nothing to achieve that goal. There are also rumors of the old guard reuniting to prevent a war that will only make things a whole lot worse from everyone.