Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

2013

A pharmaceutical company called Nexus developed a new process for genetic engineering that was both effective and no more expensive than a regular check up. Due to the inexpensive nature they even managed to convince insurance companies to cover it. They promised the ability to make perfect children. Stronger, faster, smarter. They promised a completely customized children.

Many complained about the suspiciously speedy approval by the FDA but by then it had become trendy. Millions of parents worldwide flocked to Nexus clinics to have their unborn children upgraded for over a decade. Eventually the trend faded, the children born from it were for the most part exactly as promised and people started to just see it as another passing fad until the oldest of these children began entering puberty.

It started small, a 12 year old boy in Texas made headlines by breaking a land speed record on foot. A month later a 14 year old girl in Germany shocked her family by lifting a truck above her head. At first people marveled at these children but as the stories began to become common and wide spread people started to get scared. This fear quickly turned these upgraded children into outcasts, in some cases even the parents of these children turned on them.

The government began to pass restrictions, splicers as the children had come to be called were now forbidden to join in sports with the so called normal children. They were forced into segregation, and denied government aid. There was even serious discussion among politicians about having them declared non human.

As these children became adults anger and resentment toward what they called the Norms began to grow as colleges and employers refused splicer applicants condemning most to poverty and the most menial of jobs. Crime as it turns out is an equal opportunity employer. As the rate of splicer crime increased it became obvious that normal police were incapable of handling them.

After much debate the federal government came to the conclusion that the only way to bring these super humans under control was to form an organization to police them made up of their own kind. The Trans human task force was formed and a nation wide recruitment drive was initiated.

#1 Posted by batkevin74 (10793 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Nice set up

#2 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Thanks, I'm hoping people can come up with some interesting characters to populate this world

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33432 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds cool

#4 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: thanks

#5 Posted by AweSam (7375 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll start working on my character once I finish my next X-Faction and Spectre chapters.

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam: Cool, I'm putting my own together right now. I still have a lot to get done in Iron Age as well tho

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

I posted my first full chapter today

#8 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome I'll try to have my first chapter written by Monday

#9 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: cool thanks

#10 Posted by batkevin74 (10793 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor:looking forward to seeing your stuff

#11 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: I hope to have it up by tomorrow night

#12 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

So this where this Splicer stuff began, nice. It's a bit short but it is the prologue so I really have nothing to complain about :) So quite a lot of people are 'spliced', do they all have powers though or is it just like a random fluke that, say Billy got powers but Bradley did not for an example.

#13 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@4donkeyjohnson: Not all of them have powers but they all are pretty much peak human since that was pretty much the whole point of splicing the kids in the first place. And as I've pointed out in The Corp splicer kids are immune to Cancer

#14 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

Bumped, because it's good :)

#15 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

bump cause new Splicers will be up soon

#16 Edited by batkevin74 (10793 posts) - - Show Bio

Ancient history bump :)

#17 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Screw it there will be a new chapter of the Corps up by Tuesday. I don't even care if anyone reads it or not anymore.

#19 Posted by batkevin74 (10793 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:Sometimes you just gotta write, bit like my Criminal Enterprise. I enjoyed writing it but only a few people read it and after 5 chapters I stopped. I'm glad that you're more persistent than I am

#20 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump

#21 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump

#22 Posted by batkevin74 (10793 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Very interested and that was very cool to read. I think you have a really great set up here -- I know I love your series (and **ahem** waiting for more PLEASE).

#24 Edited by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by RedHood13 (153 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Would they have powers that are more like suspended abilities that Humans have or could they have unique powers. Like Captain America powers or Superman powers

#26 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@redhood13: Their basically the same as mutants in Marvel, they could have virtually any power but I try to avoid reality manipulators.