... If they found out there are superpowered people causing chaos with their abilities? I'll explain a bit more. I have a fantasy story that is set in a fictional town in America. I plan on having a few books on it and have ideas for those books. It's not gonna be published since I'm writing this only for my own amusement, but still want it to be as accurate as it's possible. There are six of these 'books' planed. At the end of book five, something happens and causes these superpowered people to be exposed. In book six, a demon releases the Eight Guardian curses (Guardians are those superpowered girls and main characters. They're called that because they guard the sources of their powers). The curses are: pride, lust, greed, envy, gluttony, rage, mendacity and sloth (something like seven deadly sins in Christianity). Those curses make Guardians go crazy and use their powers a lot. But the more they use their powers, the more the curses drain powers from them and they're slowly dying without knowing it because the curses make them feel good. Personal gain with powers is not forbidden, but since they're cursed, it becomes a problem. And even bigger problem is when they start using their powers for things even normal themselves would never do witht them: stealing, destroying everything around them, thinking of themselves as being better than 'normal and weak' people, causing earthquakes, storms, tornadoes, fires etc. When they first got exposed it was hard enough for them, but now their curses make them do evil things, it's all complicated. So what would the government do in this case? Would they be considered terrorists? Would it be something alike seen in X-Men? Would the citizens be warned about them and such? And a question for people who are answering this... How would you react if something like that happened in your town? Would you be afraid? Or maybe confused? Opinions and suggestions about reactions are wellcome.