When we stopped and started to turn around, we felt a wave of heat and saw a bright flash of light. When our vision cleared, there was nothing left of where we had been eating except a screaming, humanoid, mass of fire. There was a brief pause, as everyone in the cafeteria stopped in shock and stared. Even That Motherfucking Bastard and I were rather surprised, and it takes a lot to do that. Of course, I had to ruin everyone’s shock by freaking out. What? No! Not about the death of a person in front of me. Jeez, that’s not me at all. I shouted, “My fucking pizza!” This was enough to knock the rest of the populace out of their shock, so they all started screaming, the person-shaped fire exploded again, and TMB and I ran for the hills. Usual stuff. Not the running for the hills part. That was weird. Normally we don’t run. But the staying blase while everyone else is freaking? Yeah, that’s us. If everyone’s reaction seems a little too logical, it’s because we’ve been prepped. Superhumans, metahumans, whatever you call them have been around (publically, at least) for more than a year. The first villain was Madman. More on him later. He was defeated by the Enemies of Injustice. Even though their names were straight out of a comic book, the ones still in the hero business are role models and heroes. As for the ones who left… well, while they were a team, they were legendary.
First is The American Hero (No, shit, that’s his actual name), pretty much Superman come to life. Super-strong, invincible, and a flyer, he remains one of the most powerful superheroes. He led the team and inspired countless new super humans to become heroes. He’s still on the team, and is one of the richest people on the planet.
Rocker is the second. A former punk rock star with complete control over sound, he is a huge hit, and has the best concerts. He splits his time between being a rockstar and the team.
Then is Gabriel, the openly homosexual ex-pastor. He has one of the strangest powersets. Not just the team psychic, he can fly, and create light constructs. He’s most famous for his Horn of Truth, which has a calming effect to all that hear it. He’s still on the team.
Samson is the strong and silent one. He is the strongest metahuman, and nothing has managed to hurt him. Even his hair is invincible, so it’s never cut. He’d look really sloppy, but he gnaws his nails to keep them manageable. He spends most of his time out of the limelight, but still shows up to help every once in awhile.
Mold was the only female member of the team. She is a shapeshifter, with complete control over her own body. In fact, with physical contact, and a few minutes of concentration, and mutual consent, she can even “mold” other people’s bodies. The team used her for subterfuge, bribery, and distraction. She’s also a former model, and has been involved in multiple sex scandals. She left the team after a year, and opened up a body modification clinic in San Francisco that many religious people despise with all their hearts.
Finally, there’s Hacksaw. He was a metallokinetic(controlled metal with his mind)… until September 13th. Up until that point, he had been steadily getting more and more violent. They kicked him off the team on the 12th, and he went on a 15-day rampage. During that rampage, he revealed himself to be a terrakinetic(controls earth with his mind… think volcanos and earthquakes) as well, and managed to kill over a million civilians. He has since gone (mostly) into hiding, surfacing every once in awhile with five to ten supervillains to wreck a major landmark and insult any heroes who try, and fail, to stop him.
If you’re interested, you can read their books (set to be released in about a week), or watch any news story from January to February. Any one. The Enemies of Injustice were ALL everyone was talking about until the middle of March, when the SVRA West Coast Chapter was formed.