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Old 04-21-2021, 01:11 PM   #11
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And of course,

"Nyx"
With all the Gaian supers, but from a world of eternal night and necromancy, where all the superbeings are undead, black-magic based, and/or demonic. Accessible only on Halloween or in a cursed blood-soaked soulburner-powered world-hopping vehicle.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:37 PM   #12
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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.
Yes, Gwenpool. The thought occurs to me that perhaps Calliope is a world where supers are actually as common as Pandora, but it's covered with a power suppression field.

Polydeuces: A reality where supers have the power of chi/ki unlocked through meditation and martial arts creating a kind of "fighting game" reality. TL 5 (but guns have never been invented) , Mana level Normal.

Kratos: A reality where humanity is extinct but a variety of ape and monkey species are sapient. Plays host to such supers as Shock (the Monkey), Furious George, Silverback and Battlechimp Potemkin.

Kronos: A reality where the origins of the Gaian superheroes never happened, but the supervillains are still all there. The result is very...feudal.

Zeus: A reality where the only superpowered beings seem to come from outer space. It isn't quite true, since humanity is giving birth to increasing numbers of gadgeteers...but humans don't recognize that as a superpower and aren't aware that the gadgeteers are the lure for the hostile aliens who keep attacking Earth and the more benevolent-seeming aliens who fight for it.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:28 PM   #13
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Apollo - Super-abilities come from an infectious agent. Basically the Wild Cards universe.

Circe - Humans are influenced by animal totems, either psychologically (batman style) or all the way to gaining superpowers (spiderman style) and animal forms.

Charon - Super-abilities can be had by all but the living. Vampires, ghosts and zombies of various calibers.

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Old 04-21-2021, 02:34 PM   #14
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Pan - Animals and only animals have superpowers. Treated as a rather less of a joke after Professor Whiskers conquered Egypt.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:02 PM   #15
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Morpheus - There are no apparent supers, but everyone has a shared dreamscape, and nearly everyone's dream avatar does have powers (it's theorized everyone's dream avatar has powers, but some simply haven't discovered theirs yet). Dream avatars pop out of existence when the person wakes up (and reappear, typically near wherever they vanished earlier, when the person goes back to sleep), are all highly resilient regardless of power set (or lack thereof), and the death of a dream avatar has rather serious ramifications on the person. Such "zombies" typically initially become withdrawn and paranoid, isolating themselves from society. Eventually, they become homicidal, although the details of this varies from person to person - they may become serial killers, spree killers, suicide bombers, etc. Those who's dream avatars are resurrected (because Supers) before the person dies will return to a degree of normalcy (they tend to stay somewhat-antisocial, but not to the same abnormal degree; those who did descend into homicide are usually rather mentally scarred from it). If a person dies in their sleep, their dream avatar lives on, similarly affected but with no way of "fixing" them - many of the most dangerous supervillains are such "ghosts."

Hypnos - This world appears to have been largely identical to Morpheus until around 5 years ago, when a man with a gadgeteer dream avatar figured out a way to create a "resurrection drug" in real life, and used it on his dead wife (who he had had cryogenically preserved). She had died in her sleep, and her dream avatar (a supervillain of some infamy) happened to have just been mortally wounded when the drug was administered. The intersection of one side dying while the other was raised caused some bizarre feedback that resulted in her gaining her avatar's abilities in the waking world. She proceeded to use her shadow-themed powers to murder large numbers of people in their sleep, and when the resulting ghosts slew other supers, the resulting zombies became the "Sandmen" - purposefully seeking out and killing those who are asleep, continuing the cycle. This cascaded until now, outside of a few scattered and terrified survivors, the only living humans are zombies, and the only dream avatars are ghosts.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:30 PM   #16
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Hecate - Super-abilities come from an infectious agent. Basically the Wild Cards universe.
Hecate is already taken. Could call it Artemis or Apollo since they were credited with inflicting disease on humanity with their arrows.
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Old 04-21-2021, 04:13 PM   #17
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DIONYSUS - super powers can only be manifested if you're in an altered state of mind.

ARTEMIS - only virgins have super powers.
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:16 PM   #18
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Trying to think of a suggestion for what IST-Light and IST-Dark would be called if discovered by Gaian worldjumpers. Castor and Pollux are a possibility, but don't quite fit (Castor was mortal until Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his power with his brother, so that fits a pair of worlds that looked similar but one had no powers until someone/something from the other came over), so maybe something related to Janus?
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:58 PM   #19
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Trying to think of a suggestion for what IST-Light and IST-Dark would be called if discovered by Gaian worldjumpers. Castor and Pollux are a possibility, but don't quite fit (Castor was mortal until Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his power with his brother, so that fits a pair of worlds that looked similar but one had no powers until someone/something from the other came over), so maybe something related to Janus?
Eos and Astraeus, Goddess of the dawn and god of sunset respectively.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:39 PM   #20
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Eris - Superpowers are granted exclusively by artifacts and places of power; constant conflicts erupt over ownership of these.
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