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Old 04-20-2021, 06:26 PM   #1
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Gaia: Gaia is the baseline reality, a typical kitchen sink supers setting.

Hera: Hera is a reality where the most powerful supers took it upon themselves to agree upon a set of laws that that all would be answerable to, arresting and imprisoning any national leaders who did not follow them. Among those laws is a requirement that any active super must join their gigantic super team. Default TL 8. Default Mana Level: Normal.

Hephaestus: Hephaestus is a technologically advanced reality where "superpowers" as such do not exist, but super technology is producing robots, synthezoids, battlesuits and cyborgs, allowing corporations and governments to create highly visible superheroes, as well as plausibly deniable supervillains and low profile superspies. Major corporations are increasingly influential and unanswerable to government authority.
Default TL 9. Default Mana Level: Very Low.

Athena: Athena is a reality where almost every person on Gaia has an opposite sex counterpart. Thus almost all of the nations on Earth are led by female leaders, women dominate the sciences and the military, and a majority of the superheroes and villains are female. (Since on Gaia only a quarter are female) Default TL 8, Default Mana Level: Normal.

Thanatos: Thanatos is a reality where Gaia's superheroes have almost all fallen to a necromantic villain who killed them and revived them as undead under his control, possessing their full powers.

Hecate: Hecate is a reality where magic is the source for superpowers and superheroes and the monsters and dark magicians they fight usually operate in secrecy (and when they don't bystander memories get erased). Default TL 7. Default Mana Level: High.

Persephone: Persephone is a reality where the supers of Gaia mostly ended up on the opposite side of the fence. Default TL 8, Default Mana Level: Normal

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Old 04-20-2021, 08:24 PM   #2
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Persephone: Persephone is a reality where the supers of Gaia mostly ended up on the opposite side of the fence. Default TL 8, Default Mana Level: Normal
How does this work exactly? Like all Gaia heroes have a villain doppelganger here and vice-versa?
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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Okay, I see the gimmick here. That makes things easier.

"Ares"
A world like Gaia but all supers are drafted into the military as soon as they're identified. And the Secret Police are part of the military.

"Hestia"
The supers are enforcing a hippy-dippy flower-child Peace-And-Love commune over the world. Great brownies.

"Heracles"
There are no supers as such, but costumed heroes are well-known. All counterparts of supers on Gaia are costumed athlete types, masterminds, inventors - whatever doesn't need powers to work. Very noir.
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Is this an open thread to which people can contribute, or a personal project?
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:38 PM   #5
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How does this work exactly? Like all Gaia heroes have a villain doppelganger here and vice-versa?
More or less. It's the Earth-3/Mirror Universe idea.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:45 PM   #6
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Is this an open thread to which people can contribute, or a personal project?
Open thread. The basic assumption is that Gaia's inventor of parachronic travel was a Greek mythology buff and those who followed in his footsteps followed the precedent he set.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:39 PM   #7
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Calliope: Calliope is a reality where there are apparently no native supers or exotic technology, but a certain comic book company publishes tales of Gaia's supers. TL 8, Low Mana.

Pandora: Pandora is a reality where something over 80% of the population have developed "mutant" superpowers. Having little or no power is a social stigma, leading to many abuses. TL 7, Low Mana.

Typhon: Typhon is a reality where the Stars Were Right and human civilization was mostly destroyed or suborned by Things Man Was Not Meant To Know. TL 5, Twisted Mana
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:37 PM   #8
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Echidna: Echidna is an "Atomic Horror" reality where the Power of the Atom (and other forms of pollution) has created Kaiju and other monstrous beasts. The efforts to battle them has lead to progress in Mecha technology, Robotics, and Cybernetics, but also in genetic engineering and psionics. At this point there also also a few "heroic" Kaiju (in that they're not actively hostile towards humans.)
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:44 PM   #9
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A couple "time travel" realities:

Prometheus: A far-future reality, where the present of Gaia is Prometheus' past from several thousand years ago. Empires span the galaxy, and there are supers and threats to match - as well as superhuman abilities that are just normal in comparison to modern technology. Strangely, Prometheus' supertech is unreliable in other timelines...

Epimetheus: A cavemen-and-dinosaurs reality. Technology is neolithic at best, but powerful supers roam the land, often setting up as gods. And who's to say they're not? They often battle with titanic beasts, supers in their own right, or go questing in the spirit plane that may connect to other worldlines.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:00 AM   #10
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Calliope: Calliope is a reality where there are apparently no native supers or exotic technology, but a certain comic book company publishes tales of Gaia's supers.
This is the starting dimension for the ever-popular ordinary normal / "imagine yourself" characters that acquire superpowers when they fall through the portal to Gaia (or your other favorite reality for them). So, the characters have at least some knowledge about the world they wind up in, if perhaps skewed by the Calliope authors.
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