iHero World Info Thread

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  • Welcome to the world of iHero: First Class! In this thread, the world is split between two types of people: normal humans and powered humans called evos. Up to this point in history, evos have gained full citizen's rights, have a self-sustained government, and created one of the biggest entertainments (and law enforcement agency against evos) in the world: iHero. Every single evo dreams of one day being a famous hero that is constantly saving the world and protecting the lives of everyone. In order to do that, millions of teenagers and young adults feverishly apply for the only training for heroes of iHero. The Hero Program is the exclusive course of iHero in training future heroes. You will play one of those lucky applicants that have been accepted into the 4-year course, but it’s estimated that only 100 will make it out in the end (by Year 4). Do you have what it takes to become a hero.
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  • 1940’s                  
    2 September 1945 --- WWII ends.

    23 June 1949 --- The first ever recorded human to have superpowers is born.

    1950’s                  
    25 June 1950 --- Several countries have reported on dozens of cases of children being born with superpowers.

    14 January 1955 --- The Kansas City Incident occurs. The term “Super” begins to be coined to label the children born with superpowers.

    1 November 1955 --- Vietnam War starts.

    1960’s                  
    1960 --- The 1960 United States Election main focus is on resolving the growing fears and problems of these “non humans.” Scientists in the United Kingdom first coin the name “Superman Syndrome” to label children born with superpowers. The Soviet Union begins their unethical experiments on children born with “Superman Syndrome.”

    8 November 1960 --- John F. Kennedy is elected president.

    20 January 1961 --- In his inaugural address, President Kennedy spoke about those affected by the “disease” and attempts to “bring down the public’s fears” were in the works.

    1961 - 1963 --- Incidents in regards to children and young adults diagnosed with the superpowers rises, causing international uproar, especially in the US. The divide between supporting those affected with Superman Syndrome and those that want to contain them (permanently) have caused massive riots to break out and series of attacks against opposing sides. The term “Super” becomes a “racial slur.”

    22 November 1963 --- President Kennedy is assassinated by anti-super supporter Lee Harvey Oswald. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office as the 36th President of the United States.

    23 March 1964 --- The Superman Reformation Act is presented to Congress.

    21 April 1964 --- President Johnson signed the S.R.A. Weeks following signing the bill, the “Super” populous undergoes mandatory testing and tagging. Those deemed too dangerous to the public are sent to designated facilities for further testing.

    3 November 1964 --- President Johnson is voted back into office.

    1967 --- Many Supers began to protest against the Superman Reformation Act, calling for equal rights for those affected by Superman Syndrome. The movement starts to spread on a global level. Supers that have been drafted into the Vietnam War fight against it, stating that the US has no right to “force” them to fight due to the severe treatment in their own country.

    10 February 1969 --- Generation Evolve is created. Attacks from religious organizations began, condemning the name and the idea that humans are “evolving.”

    20 January 1969 --- Along with Generation Evolve, other groups protested the inaugural speech of the newest elected President Nixon.

    1970’s                  
    1972 - 1975 --- The Soviet Union begins testing with the first batch of genetically engineered Supers in Vietnam. The success of the experiment pushes for plans to begin a worldwide invasion.

    30 April 1975 --- The Vietnam War ends with Northern Vietnam winning.

    3 September 1978 --- Generation Evolve’s peaceful protest in Washington D.C. turns violent when anti-super activists attacked 15-year old Evette Kingsley.

    7 November 1978 --- Maverick K. Armstrong is elected Senator of New York. He is one of the youngest members of Senate in years and is the first openly “pro-Super” political figure. He is supporter of Generation Evolve, pushing for the removal of the Superman Reformation Act along with the connotation that they’re affected by a “disease” Maverick calls for a new study of the cause of this “change” and to refer to the affected populous as “EVOs” (based on Generation Evolve’s beliefs).

    1979 - 1984 --- The battle between pro “evos” and anti-supers are at an all time high. Globally, there’s a movement of accepting the newly dubbed evos and a need to remove any laws that are inhumane to the treatment of said group. On the other side, conservatives and religious organizations battle against the rising liberal opinions, believing that “Supers” poses a major danger to the public and going against religious beliefs (mostly in being “far more powerful than God). Many famous celebrities and politicians came out as being “evos” to the general public.

    24 December 1979 --- The Soviet Union led a coup in Afghanistan as the start of their global takeover. The Soviet-Afghan War starts.

    1980’s                  
    1983 --- The first unit of genetically engineered “evos/supers” (named The Red Stars) are deployed in Afghanistan in attempt to secretly capture enemy states and remove them from power.

    6 November 1984 --- Senator Armstrong is reelected. He expanded the powers of Generation Evolve and has worked with political figures around the world that is trying to create a universal group that supports Evo’s rights.

    16 June 1985 --- The first public information of the Red Stars appear after news outlets reported attacks in the Kunar Province. Footage were captured, revealing their existence and threat to democracy.

    17 June 1985 --- Members of Generation Evolve come forward and asks for an audience with President Reagan and Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. Despite political backlash and negative press, they agree.

    18 June 1985 --- Along with Senator Armstrong, the head representatives of Generation Evolve met with President Reagan and the Secretary of Defense to discuss the appearance of the genetically engineered soldiers. Hours after the meeting, a plan is created to stop the threat of the Soviet Union in exchange of reconsideration of the Superman Reformation Act.

    29 June 1985 --- Operation New Hope begins with selected evos deployed in Pakistan to assist the resistance movement and to remove the threat of the super soldiers.

    1985-1988 --- Several campaigns in the Middle East between the deployed evos and the super soldiers take place. All the while, Senator Armstrong created a political think tank that included: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, François Mitterrand, and Yasuhiro Nakasone. The main purpose was to bring together different government powers to discuss the creation of a separate government branch to represent the growing “evo” populous.

    August 1986 --- The Soviet Union loses control of their super soldiers, resulting in negotiations and withdrawal. They leave the group of evos to handle the soldiers.

    4 July 1988 --- The last of the Red Stars members are terminated. The recognition of the heroism of members of New Hope spreads worldwide. President Reagan honors his promise with Generation Evolve and takes it a step further: announces the repeal of the Superman Reformation Act. It would be considered one of President Reagan’s greatest acts as president.

    8 November 1988 -- George H. W. Bush is elected into office.

    1 March 1989 --- The work of Mavericks think tank is revealed: the Global Agreement on the Treatment of Evolved Humans (G.A.T.E.). This document outlaws the basis of global law that would govern the newly dubbed “evos” along with international laws based on country. The official name of the newly created government is dubbed “GATEKeepers.”

    1990’s & 2000’s                  
    1990 - 2008 --- Over the years, most have accepted the presence of evos. Changes in GATEKeeper occurs when situations arise. G.A.T.E. is amended several times to include several new important key points. Evo-suspected crimes have become a bit of a problem in handling based on the growing collateral damage from suspects and evos that interfere. Attempts to find a balance in sufficiently handling evo crimes, public safety, and collateral damage is a constant problem. Information in regard to the creation of the Red Stars is revealed and is used to discover the true source of“superpowers.” Dubbed the Evolution Gene (or EVO Gene), Superman Syndrome is discredited and removed from public health information. It becomes an accepted fact by the general public.

    2008 --- Officially, the US housing bubble bursts and is a catalyst for the great economic recession.

    2010’s                  
    2010 --- Famous corporate C.E.O. Ryuu Seung approaches representatives of GATEKeeper and several senators for an idea like no other: iHero.

    2016 --- iHero officially opens to the US.

    2018 --- iHero becomes a global phenomena.

    2020’s         
    2030 --- Current​

  • First Ever Super Born. According to birth records, Barry Wright is the first ever recorded evo born. His mutation granted him the ability to alter gravity in order to make himself fly. Tests concluded that he couldn’t exert his power to affect objects including other people. Barry Wright is still alive at the ripe age of 81.

    Kansas City Incident. The incident in question was caused by a six-year old first grader (their name had redacted from records) that had used their powers to cause collateral damage during a field trip. Whether the child used their powers with intent or had no control of them is unknown. Most of the events of the Kansas City Incident was the aftermath of the child’s actions. Local and national newspaper blew up the story to be far worse than what had occurred and caused many of the citizens of Kansas City to seek out the child in question in a witch hunt. At least 10 were sent to the hospital during the witch hunt. The child was never identified.

    Evette Kingsley. At the time, she was visiting the capital when the peaceful protests of Generation Evolved was taking place. During the protest, she was a part of a group that was “outted” by anti-super activists and was attacked. She had used her powers illegally to protect herself from the assault, resulting in her arrest while hospitalized. She soon became an active member of Generation Evolved and has become one of the biggest activists in history. She continues to give lectures about evo and human relationships at college campuses.​
 
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  • In 1964, President Johnson signed the bill called the Superman Reformation Act. The bill states that all those affected by “Superman Syndrome” are to report to designated facilities to undergo mandatory “medical check ups” which includes taking blood, tissue, other samples, and undergo vigorous testing. Those that that were deemed a “danger to themselves and the public” would be transported to designated safety sites for further assessments.

    Every person that has this “disease” that came in would be registered by the US Government and have to carry around an ID tag that identifies them as being a “Super.” Supers of the US were not allowed to leave the country. Those that refused to come to these mandatory facilities faced federal charges. Due to the fact that the only ones affected by this was children (with the oldest group being around 15), most underwent treatment (some were able to hide due to how minute their power were).

    The act was put together quickly with no thought to the repercussions of the other side of the issue: those that had superpowers. The entire bill was built on the fear of a real threat stateside and… the possibility of others existing outside of the US, especially in communist countries.

    Along with profiling for race, law enforcement profiled Supers, assuming that they are all reckless and a danger to the public. The public’s fear of something so powerful and “abnormal” living next door empowered a movement to gather all of the Supers and send them into internment camps (despite that already happening). Many Supers were segregated from social groups and treated like second class citizens.

    Within three years, activists against the S.R.A. gathered and formed groups, calling for equal rights for “evolved humans.” The biggest of the group was called themselves the “Generation Evolve.” They deemed the use of “Superman” and “Super” to be derogatory, referring to a character that’s “not human.” To them, it translated that everyone had the right to treat them as some sort of alien being than a flesh and blood human and an American. They began to coin the name “evo” to refer them by. Because of the choice in name, creationists refused to acknowledge the idea of evolution taking place and believed they were the sign of the Rapture. It wasn’t long before similar treatment from other countries were reported and foreign Supers joined in Generation Evolve. Soon, just about every first world country was aware of the civil rights movement for all “evolved humans” to be treated as human beings by the people and their government.

    Maverick K. Armstrong was the first evo to run for a political position and win. He became the senator of New York in 1978.

    Over the years, attempts to abolish the S.R.A. came with great opposition from conservatives and religious organizations, condemning the idea of letting “dangerous monsters” roam free. Many churches advocated to the exorcism of these “demons” and praying to Jesus that that the Rapture would begin shortly. One of the church organizations was the cause of the 1978 riot in Washington DC with the attack on a teenage girl.

    It wasn’t until the end of the Soviet-Afghan War that the Superman Reformation Act was abolished by President Reagan.​

  • Between the 1960 and 1988, the Soviet Union dealt with the first Supers in their country by declaring them as “inhuman” and using all of their power to rope up as many of them as possible. Many families tried to escape the country with their children little success. Those that were captured were treated similar to the Supers of the US. They were sent to undisclosed facilities and underwent testing and experimentation to crack the “source” of this mutation.

    Rather than fearing them, the Soviets wanted to exploit them in order to expand their power into other territories. The results defied all logic and science. Russia was the first country to ever genetically engineer modified “Supers.” Their test subjects were in Vietnam during 1972 and 1975. Data was collected and used to fine tune the ‘formula.”

    The Soviet Union decided to unleash the first of their elite soldiers (codenamed The Red Stars) during their time occupying the Middle East. Compared to the test subjects in Vietnam, the unit was groomed for war with particular powers chosen to annihilate any resistance and cause mass damage. Campaigns were discreet, using the cover of the activity of the insurgence to hide their activity. It wasn’t until one campaign in the Kunar Province that their existence was revealed. The world was tossed into fear of the latest advances in technology. The Red Stars was a threat to international security and opening up the power to play God.

    Immediate action was swift from the U.S. The influential members of Generation Evolve, Senator Armstrong, President Reagan, and his Secretary of Defense discussed the matter with the Red Stars. Within 24 hours, planning came to an end and Operation New Hope began. Taking the strongest “evos” of the world, they formed a unit to take on the Red Stars. Backed up by the U.S. and UK’s military, they underwent basic training and were deployed within 6 weeks. Operation New Hope took a turn after a year of skirmishes with the Red Stars. The Soviet Union reported losing complete control over the unit and had begun to withdraw from the Middle East, leaving the evo unit to eliminate the uncontrollable elite soldiers.

    Within 3 years, Operation New Hope succeeded in wiping out the last of the Red Stars. Their defeat was a victory for all evos around the world, showing that they weren’t monsters but people of liberty and justice. Despite the treatment from their government and people, they still fought to protect them.​
 

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  • “Patient Zero” or Barry Wright is the first ever to be born with the, now, widely accepted “EVO Gene.” At the time his powers emerged (around a year old), the exact cause of this outrageous and inhuman feat was unknown. He was kept in observation in a wing at a local hospital in the area (of his birth). Scientists from across the globe came to examine this bizarre child. More children were soon born with similar side effects, developing unnatural “superpowers.” Around 6 years after Barry Wright was born, he and all the children like him were finally diagnosed with a new “disease” dubbed “Superman Syndrome.

    It wouldn't be until over 3 decades later that the true answer behind the emergence of powers in humans thanks (in part) of the research apprehended from the genetically engineering project. All medical journals in regards to Superman Syndrome was discredited and the “disease” was officially dismissed. Instead, the answer lies within the breakthroughs of DNA. Evos seem to have an additional set of chromosomes (24th set), revealing that these humans are mutations of “homo sapiens.” They concluded that this is a sign of human evolution in the works, calling the 24th set of chromosomes the “Evolution Gene” aka EVO Gene (naming it after the first activist group, Generation Evolved).

    As of now, scientists highly doubt that the EVO Gene would mutate (again) anytime soon. Rather, it would take a unique situation similar to the end of WWII to possibly trigger another development in the human race.​
 

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  • The Global Agreement on the Treatment of Evolved Humans (or G.A.T.E. for short) is the official doctrine that all evos follow under the ruling body of the GATEKeepers. For humans, it is an official agreement to give evos power to govern themselves while giving them equal rights (based on the laws of each country). Over the years, more regulations were added to G.A.T.E. based on situations that arose. The following are some of the main points of G.A.T.E.:

    • All existing governments will not abuse their power to take advantage of an evo’s “born ability.” They cannot detain, perform invasive testing, and force an evo to use their power.
    • Evos cannot use abuse their own powers to create fear and gain political power.
    • Any genetic engineering with the EVO Gene on any human or animal is illegal.
    • Testing for the Evo Gene is mandatory during pregnancy.
    • Those with the Evo Gene must be registered under GATEKeeper.
    • All evos must attend training courses in order to control their power.

    There have been backlash with G.A.T.E. and GATEKeeper due to adding similar laws from the notorious Superman Reformation Act with mandatory registration. The problem arose when some Evos taking advantage after the repeal of the Act and others like it. A crime sweep hit the world, leaving many cases unsolved. Mandatory testing and registration was added to GATE shortly after.​

  • Spearheaded by Senator Armstrong, GATEKeeper represent the governing body of all evos. Rather than override other government powers, GATEKeeper works with the laws and system within each government while creating and enforcing laws and programs that only apply to evos. The main reason for the creation of a separate government is due to the lack of knowledge and deep-rooted fears of forced control from humans. Currently, all funding for GATEKeeper is generated from two sources: donations and 50% of the total profits of iHero.

    There are 30 main GATEKeeper government facilities worldwide with branches that operate on a smaller level. Each main facility is governed by 6 appointed “councilmen” to conduct the duties of a GATEKeeper representative and to enforce G.A.T.E. in their region. Every 2 months, all the councilmen of a continent region meets to discuss issues and update on their current situation. Once a year, every councilmen meet to discuss global issues and make official rulings if changes in G.A.T.E. is needed.

    One of the more controversial divisions of GATEKeeper is the Law and Justice Division. Working alongside with the authorities of each country, they take over when it’s confirmed if the suspect(s) is an evo. In some instances, they work together to apprehend the suspect and turn them over to GATEKeeper for processing and interrogation. Many of iHero’s heroes work with the Law subdivision to apprehend suspected evos and warrants issued by them. If the suspect is charged, the Justice Subdivision takes over.

    The judicial system works on a 2-step system to expedite minor offenses and focus on severe offenses in-depth. If a defendant is found guilty of the minor offense or they are found innocent, the trial ends there (and the defendant is charged). The second step focuses on the evidence in-depth and allows witnesses to appear (rather than reading witness testimonies in the first trial). The defendant can still receive an innocent verdict in the second trial, but that’s uncommon.

    Once an evo is found guilty, their punishment is decided based on the severity of the crime. Minor offenses usually involves community service and wearing a “nullification” band around their right ankle for a few months. If the defendant is sent to a criminal rehabilitation facility (aka jail), they are sent to an undisclosed location to serve time while wearing a nullification collar. The most severe punishment is death. Only 2 evos have ever been sentenced to death.​
 
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  • Servo Polytechnic serves as an alternative post-secondary education for evos looking into fields that require the use of their power. Specializing in general fields such as medicine, engineering, and the arts, many hopeful evos apply to the campus (located in New York City). The university is also known for being the only institution in the world to offer the Hero Program. All around the world, many hopefuls work for the chance to get into the exclusive program to become an official iHero hero (or work alongside the heroes themselves).

    The process to enter the Hero Program doesn’t start with the application process. The age range of acceptable evos are 18-20. There has never been a student in the program younger and older than the designated age range. Servo works alongside different high schools to put on “career fairs” to attract future pupils. Along with having the usual booths for their main courses, a wide range of different companies rent out booth space to attract potential evos for iHero. Once they fill out a quick Q&A along with basic information, it’s collected and processed to select the applicant. Most companies choose those they can see boosting sales such as their personality or powerset.

    Once selected, the applicant must sign and fill out an extensive application sheet. All tuition cost, supplies, housing, and food is paid by the company. In order for the applicant to become an official student in the Hero Program, they must sign a nondisclosure agreement. If the student were to talk about their knowledge of iHero, they can face severe charges. Some are rumored to have “disappeared” from breaking the agreement. Once the rest of the paperwork is in order, the applicant is accepted and must make arrangements to stay for the duration in New York City. Students in the Hero Program stays in designated dorms separate from the rest of the Servo student body.

    Students have 4 years to complete the Hero Program. There are small exceptions for students to extend the window of opportunity including: medical and family emergencies and written consent from their sponsor. The first 2 years is dedicated to learning the basics of iHero’s and GATEKeeper’s internal structure, combat, physical training, acting, and improv courses. Those that drop from the program before their third year have an option to transfer into a program that gives them work opportunity in GATEKeeper. Those that drop in the third year have the option to transfer into a program that allows them to work as an iHero employee outside of heroism and villainy.

    Once they reach the final year, the students have to complete their final project: creating an alter ego and demonstrate the alter ego in a live situation. The final project is the accumulated work the student has put in for all 4 years. Their sponsor will put in input of what direction to go in while mentors and teachers assist the student in forming their alter ego. If the alter ego passes by the end of the 4th year, they move on to the final test. The live demonstration is their “premiere” as a hero. Normally, a new hero is paired with a veteran. The test scores depends on 3 variables: performance, safety and regulations, and popularity. Many have failed the final part due to their popularity tanking. If they pass the test, they are welcomed as official members of iHero.​
 

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  • Due to the influence of evos, the level of technology and medicine have skyrocketed in the last four decades. Worldwide, every first and second world country felt the ripple effects of all scientific advancements.​

    The average lifespan of a human being rose to 100 with certain diseases now treatable. Treatments for HIV, AIDS, and cancerous cells eliminates them with low impact on the patient. Prosthetic limbs and other parts have reached a sophisticated level to the point that there is minimal differences between artificial and real. The organ transplant list has long since been retired. Transplant patients can take alternative routes such as choosing between an artificial organ or a cloned organ from a healthy volunteer (based on total costs). Most hospital stays for major surgery have been cut down due to the growing numbers of evos with “healing powers” entering the medical field, increasing the numbers of outpatient procedures.​

    Travel and public transportation have returned to the level of luxury from yester years. Alternative fuel sources such as biofuel, fuel cells, and hydrogen have replaced the dependency for fossil fuels since the late 90’s. Commercial vehicles have been streamlined in terms of appearance and amenities including “autopilot mode.” Autopilot mode was introduced as a safety measure when the driver is unable to react properly or incapacitated. The car will override all manual control and will take over from the driver to move away from danger, park in a safe location, and call an emergency dispatcher (with an automated voice speaking for the driver, using GPS coordinates to specify where the vehicle is located at).​

    The revival in trains have hit an all time high with the construction of “XROSS CO Rails,” a “mega” rail system that connects 48 states with 3 major rail systems. From New York City to Los Angeles, it’s now an 8-hour train ride. For airplanes, the return to the “luxury days” have renewed interests in flights. It’s become a part of the fun journey instead of being a mandatory way to travel around the world. Trams, subways, and buses have all been upgraded for convenience, time management, and comfort in the same ways as trains and airplanes. All drivers are now automated machines that are programed to drive, make safe decisions, and manage the vehicle.​

    Move over singers and bands! The world has officially jumped aboard the virtual band wagon. Alvin and the Chipmunks started it and Gorillaz popularized it. Now, just about every mainstream band, singer and dj out there have dived head first in some sort of virtual band. One of the most popular method of building virtual bands is using voice synth programs such as the famous Vocaloid program. Similar processes are flooding other areas of entertainment such as television shows and cinema, creating virtual actors and actresses using Voiceroid and computer animation. Many of the virtual creations make “public appearances” via projections and holograms to entertain a crowd. The technology has come a long way from its humble beginnings, leaving everyone’s jaw drop when the truth about their origin is revealed.​

    Speaking of projections and holograms, it’s taken over just like the 3D craze. Just about every commercial product has some sort of holographic billboard. Even the famous heroes of iHero can be spotted in holographic form, modeling the latest fashion and products.​

    Robots are here to stay! Within 20 years, robots have pulled the plug and are powered by solar fuel cells. The technology is one of the most sophisticated and streamlined products currently in existence. Uses for robots come in all shapes and sizes, taking on dangerous tasks or acting as caretakers for the sick and elderly. Robots have even integrated into regular devices such as cell phones and media players (iCritter<3). The most common models are sold as a variety of animal appearances including: lizards, hamsters, octopuses, fish (dragon), kittens, bear cubs, and puppies. The fish (dragon) model is popular with businessmen due to the size, adding an intimidation factor to their overall professionalism. It’s common for people to mistake another human being with a robot due to the uncanny design. However, proper identification is located on the back of their neck (along with their ID Tag, there’s several flash ports for the robot).​

    A common sight in all restaurants, bars, coffee shops, eateries, offices, and homes is the Surface Table. Coming in all sorts of table designs and sizes, it’s an interactive touch screen device. Depending on the location, the Surface comes with all sorts of functions. People can order their meals from their table and busy themselves with interacting the table such as browsing the web or accessing information from their cell phones via “temporary connections” (either by placing the module on the Surface or connecting the devices wirelessly). For bars, Surface adds another layer of interaction in bar games and safety. If a drink has been tampered with, the Surface will display a contamination warning. Even DJs have adapted and use Surface technology as a part of their performance.​


  • NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
    POPULATION 14,365,179​
    EVO POPULATION 1 in every 100 birth results in an evo​
    DATE 2026 August 31st​

    New York City represents the pinnacle in evo/human relations with the former Senator Armstrong being the first elected evo for the state of New York. Even the most renowned heroes of iHero are from the Northeastern Branch of GATEKeeper, all calling New York City their home. The city has been rated as the “best home for evos” 5 years in a row due to the vast opportunities and minimal activity of anti-evos.​

    Currently, it is considered one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world along with Tokyo, London, Moscow, and Paris. Most of the buildings are up to date in terms of modern conveniences. One of the biggest tourist attractions is none other than Time Square with the giant screens and holographic overload. Another tourist destination is the official GATEKeeper and iHero building in the Financial Business sector of Lower Manhattan.​

    The city is divided into 5 boroughs: Manhattan Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Manhattan is the most popular destination while Staten Island acts as the “suburban area” of New York City. Brooklyn is famous for Coney Island. It has recently been renovated and is one of the biggest carnival attraction in the US. JFK Airport is located in Queens. The famous Bronx Zoo is located in, of course, The Bronx.​

    AREAS OF INTEREST
    • American Museum of Natural History --- Located in Manhattan; across the street from Central Park (west of Central Park)
    • New York Aquarium --- Located near Coney Island in Brooklyn
    • The Bronx Zoo --- Located in the Bronx
    • GLAM! Club --- A LGBTQ-Friendly Club that features nightly shows including: burlesque, exotic dancing, drag shows, and live bands.
    • Coney Island --- Located in Brooklyn
    • Deus Ex Machina --- Located in the Financial District in Manhattan, it’s an exclusive bar, club, and restaurant for all employees for iHero, including the heroes. Everyone that shows up dons on masks to hide their identity. An iHero ID card and pin is required to enter the club.
    • The 5th Circle ---Located in Harlem in Manhattan, it’s a low brow bar for the sus crowd. If you got a criminal record, something to hide, or in a bad mood, you come to this place to burn off some steam.
    • Servo Polytechnic --- Located in Greenwich Village of Manhattan.
    • Hero Dorms --- Located near Servo Polytechnic, it’s the official dorms for all students in the Hero Program.
    • iHero/GATEKeeper HQ --- Located in the Financial District of Manhattan
 
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U.N. 0W3N

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  • AGE. 48
    OCCUPATION. Department Head of the Hero Program
    EVO? Yes
    POWER. Shield Projection
    BRIEF SUMMARY. Formerly the Professor of study of G.A.T.E. and GATEKeeper, Cedric is a recent replacement after the former head of the department retired last year. He has been a part of the program since the beginning, watching evos come and go… and heroes rise! It doesn’t seem like he’s feeling the pressure and stresses of filling a pair of shoes left behind by the former head. Rather, he’s determined to help shape the future heroes in large numbers rather than the usual miniscule numbers that seem to turn out every year. Loud, outspoken, and kind, he seems to recall every former student in his class including the very heroes that flash across screens. For every great story of a hero, Cedric has at least 5 embarrassing stories about them. ​


  • AGE. 34-35
    OCCUPATION. Hero
    EVO? Yes
    POWER. Electromagnetism Manipulation
    BRIEF SUMMARY. The Arbiter is one of the original heroes of iHero and has become one of the most popular among the line up in the United States. Courageous, selfless, humble, and, sometimes, reckless, the world has watched this hero save the world countless times. Most of his fans can recall the time where he sacrificed his left arm to save a child’s life! Even though many of the originals have already retired from iHero, the Arbiter continues to fight, swearing that he won’t stop until his own body quits on him.​
 
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