Okay, here's the basic setup. My story takes place in the modern day. Things are pretty much the same, with one major exception - there are superheroes. Or, there were. About fifty years ago, superheroes and supervillains started popping up. People with extraordinary powers had always been around, but the popularity of things like comic books and the rise of sensationalism made them more comfortable with coming out. The world accepted the heroes, looked up to them as the ideal. It wasn't perfect, there were some incidents and property issues, but, for the most part, things worked out. The government wasn't too happy with vigilantes enforcing justice, but they were hesitant to take action; the public wouldn't liked it at all, and the heroes did get good results and save the world on a few occasions. So they pretty much let the heroes be. This all ended, however, when a group of heroes fought against an interdimensional god that was holding New York City hostage...and lost. Big time. Though a handful of the citizens managed to get away, New York City was still razed to the ground. Millions died. Everyone lost someone. And, in large part, it happened because of the heroes' arrogance; they went in blind against an enemy with powers they had never encountered before and enraged him. Sentiment for the heroes pretty much evaporated. The government began cracking down on heroes with ruthless efficiency. They came up with a unit specifically designed for taking care of superpowered enemies; heroes and villains alike were taken away. Many we even depowered. A few heroes managed to get away by just hiding in plain sight - they just stuck with their alter egos and swore off crime-fighting. One such person is Carmen Rosewell, the heroine of the story. She moved in with her girlfriend after the incident, and has been living in LA for the past few years, getting by a police officer. ... <_< I don't have much of an actual plot yet, just a backstory. I came up with this five hours ago, I'm still getting a feel for it. How's it look so far?