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Old 04-22-2021, 03:30 PM   #21
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Selene - Powers ebb and flow with the moon. Everyone has the Lunacy disadvantage.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:47 PM   #22
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ARTEMIS - only virgins have super powers.
Wow. That would get super ugly. Not using that one.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:23 PM   #23
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Wow. That would get super ugly. Not using that one.
Yea, in retrospect that may encourage inappropriate countermeasures. Originally I was visualizing teen super world with a reason why older supers have to retire.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:42 PM   #24
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Yea, in retrospect that may encourage inappropriate countermeasures. Originally I was visualizing teen super world with a reason why older supers have to retire.
Which brings us to:

Hebe: A reality in which superpowers are a manifestation of adolescence and fade away after 6-8 years
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:51 PM   #25
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Eleutheria - Only free states have supers.
Oedipus - All supers are related by blood.
Midas - All supers have powers that are more like a curse.
Aegea - Only women are supers.
Lycurgus - Supers have formed a brutal oligarchy, where all supers are equal and everyone else is a slave.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:04 AM   #26
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Yea, in retrospect that may encourage inappropriate countermeasures. Originally I was visualizing teen super world with a reason why older supers have to retire.
There are workarounds for that - perhaps part of the default package for supers is some power that makes it impossible for them to lose their virginity without consent (say, a very specific repulsing force that they have to consciously suppress). Do note that, while this might mean teen supers are a bit more common than older ones, you'll still likely end up with quite a few older ones opting to remain celibate (or at least celibate in the manner that "counts") so they don't lose their sweet powers. Of course, that does seem appropriate for a worldline named after Artemis.

A worldline where supers lose their powers upon having their first child - or risk power loss with the birth of each child they have - could also be interesting, optionally with the child who causes them to lose their powers being guaranteed to develop powers later in life (probably closely related - if not outright identical - to what their parent(s) had). That will certainly result in far fewer adult supers than teen supers, because "doing this might have these consequences" is far less of a deterrent ("It'll never happen to me) than "doing this will have these consequences." It also makes those inappropriate countermeasures less likely to be used (as they're less reliable), potentially avoiding that particular issue (although things arguably get a lot darker if such countermeasures are used). I'm not certain what - if any - Greek mythological figure would be fitting to name the worldline after, however.
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:53 PM   #27
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Eleutheria - Only free states have supers.
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Um...why?

Enyo is a reality which reflects the past of Athena, currently their version of World War II with Adolphine Hitler, Winifred Churchill, Francine Roosevelt and the like. Male Gaian heroes may be annoyed or amused by the blatant sexism with which they'll be welcomed should they visit. TL 6, Mana Level Normal

Nike is a reality with a steampunk aesthetic although it's the same year as on Gaia and has many steampunk versions of the Gaian heroes and villains. A crumbling British Empire struggles to retain its possessions, while Germany dominates Europe and Japan has similar problems in Manchuria. TL 5+2, Mana Level Normal.

Artemis is a reality where men have been eliminated and women reproduce by magic. TL 2+7, Mana Level High.

Zelus is the inevitable reality where the Axis won World War II. TL 7 (9 in Aerospace). Mana Level Normal.

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Old 04-23-2021, 08:39 PM   #28
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Gemini - only twins have powers (possibly working together ala the wonder twins, or perhaps just by being a twin).

Janus - powers come from transformations or alternate forms ala the Hulk, Mr Hyde, or any number of lycanthropes.
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:18 AM   #29
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Demeter - The world itself is somehow sentient, and grants powers to those (human, animal, plant, not fussy) that will protect it.

Hermes - All supers have super-speed.
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:00 PM   #30
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Rhea - Superpowers run in families, with each super-family having a specific superpower with minor variations. "Hybrids" can be extremely powerful and dangerous.
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