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INTRODUCTION Superheroes. A concept that could have, in a different world, inspired and entertained generations of young (and not so young) children. But here, capes (really, men and women with no power more impressive than a good physical condition) have become just real enough for the fantasy to crash against the brutality of the 20 th century. Despised as vigilantes and made illegal by the government, their number has dwindled, and for all but a few crazies their past exploits are mostly something to chat about during awkward reunions. No supervillains left either, unless you count Nixon and his four successive mandates. Along with the visionary industrialist Adrian Veidt, another retired superhero, the President is undoubtedly the one to have benefited the most from this strange alternate history. As for Doctor Jon Osterman, a.k.a. 'Doctor Manhattan', the only person with genuine superpowers, he has become a scientific and strategic asset for the United States. Thanks(?) to him, new technological wonders and unexpected military victories have made the United States even more powerful and influential, but they have also made them more arrogant, the Soviet Union more paranoid, and by the time you arrive the Cold War has never ceased to get hotter. The world is on the brisk of annihilation, everyone keeps waiting for the nukes to fly, and no one expects nor wants any super of any kind to try to save the day. Will your arrival make things better, Jumper? Does the world really need another hero? You start with 1000 CP. Hopefully enough to make a difference. SPACE AND TIME By default, you start in 1985, a few months before the event described in the Watchmen graphic novel. However, if you'd rather hang out with the Minutemen and experience their golden age, you are free to do so, starting your Jump between 1938 and the first public appearance of Hooded Justice, and 1985. Similarly, you'd normally start in New York, but nothing's stopping you from having a background and a starting place from anywhere in the world. Careful, though: people may make assumptions about your true allegiances either way, even if you yourself couldn't care less. This is the Cold War, after all, and even a Jumper is going to be perceived through that particular prism. ORIGINS Pick one. You may choose your gender for free. DROP-IN (0 CP) Superhero? Ha! You're just an ordinary person trying to make a living. And in this crazy world, that's harder and more respectable than being a costumed freak, for sure. Nobody knows nor really cares where you came from, but you still quickly find a mundane job that will pay the bills. Between all this talk of war and chaos, you at least won't have to worry about that. WORLD'S SMARTEST (200 CP) The expression might just be your PR team trying to one-up Adrian Veidt, but nobody can deny that you're brilliant, nor that you've made good use of that intelligence, contributing to the war for law and order with all the flair and skill of a rich genius.
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