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[Pinned] Player Made Heroes, Villians & Organizations

This is for NPC heroes and villains. Names that one may have heard in passing, on the news, in someones backstory, or is now deceased. Please use the following skeletons and they will be added to the main list.HERO/VILLAINNAMETrue Identity:Gende...
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[Pinned] CO Lore Primer (Updated 3/19/17)

Go here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzHmfdC4jXPpVmxGd1ZxcHVfbFk/view?usp=sharing
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[Pinned] Player Made Places & Things

Landmarks, cities, bases - post it all here using the following skeleton.NAMELocation:Brief Description:Remember to keep it BRIEF! Just a few lines, please.
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[Pinned] The Champions Lore Links

So, the CORP forums has a whole heap of threads about the Champions lore, posted by helpful folks out to give a hand to fellow RPers. But, alas, like any forum, these threads often get lost to the passages of time. So! This thread is designed to b...
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[Pinned] Official Heroes, Villians & Organizations

A list of official heroes, villians & organizations in the Champions Universe. (source)AACI: Advanced Concepts Industries, one of the largest corporations in the world, run by unscrupulous businessman Franklin Stone. All-American, the: Patrio...
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[Pinned] Official Places & Things

A list of places in the Champions Universe. (source)---Agharti: A city of evil martial arts masters and teachers located several miles below Mt. Everest. Arcadia: The secret city of the Empyreans, located in Antarctica. Atlantis: The fabled under...
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Government Super-Soldier Projects

Ever since the origin of Captain America during the Golden Age of comics, the concept of government-funded projects researching the creation of superhumans has been a feature of comic-book worlds. Understandably, the military and intelligence serv...
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Lore Inquiry: Dweomer? who's that?

One of my characters by the name of Natalia Kromstock(a moon spirit possessed human, technically half fae) uses Dweomer as her mystic consultant so.. the roadblock I've come into is that from what I can see, he is sparsely detailed in the books I ...
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Champions Universe: Unique Character Origins

The Champions Universe, being inspired by the major mainstream comics companies, embraces the full range of classic super character origins you see in those comics: mutagenic accidents, genetic mutation, radical scientific inventions, mystic marti...
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Our Timeline has Diverged

Per the published Champions Universe timeline, 2020 was to have been the beginning of the end of the Age of Superhumans. In that year, invasion of the Earth by the epic transdimensional conqueror, Tyrannon, led to the diminishing of "ambient magic...
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Santa Claus/Father Christmas

A repost of a question/thread started by "kaosarcanna" on the main Champions Online forums, due to seasonal relevance. 🎅 My response to it follows.Does the PNP cover Santa? Or Krampus?The game books don't specifically address Santa Claus's place i...
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Lore Inquiry:Heroic Machines, where art thou?

I recently made a Mechanon A.I. defector by the name of Lokinis Alpha and it made me wonder, are they are more robotic superheroes in lore. I don't expect much but still would be cool to know.
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The Alien Thread

No, that title isn't a typo. 😉 I see many CO players running alien PCs, but most of these are either some variation of Qularr or Gadroon, or else completely original species of their own creation. This is natural and understandable for players wh...
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Guamanga, PSI, Menton, oh my....

We're approaching the Defender's National Training Program week of anniversary in all likelihood, so I've been playing out plans for a new Champion - and really, at this point the only niche I've not done to satisfaction is a Crowd COntrol type, s...
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Witchery, Weaponry, and Medieval Superhumans?

So, since Cryptic continues to hate Melee in all its forms beside tanking....I've been working on a new character, who has a concept more than solid lore and identity yet, playing looselywith what I already know and the effect of the powerset - Ra...
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Tezcatlipoca's Mirror- a question

Hi Liaden,I'm hoping you could help me out, I have an intrest in Tezcatlipoca, the Mayan war god, and his magic mirror. I know in the champs universe he's more evil then good, and rampaged around New Mexico some in one of the books. Does he ha...
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Western Heroes (Old and New)

Here's a little seed for discussion - Western heroes. A classic part of comic lore, from Carter Slade, to Lady Rawhide, etc.I know Burnside is one huge shout-out to Deadlands and I suspect none of the characters have any real base in the lore (tho...
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Super Metals, Elements, and Materials

In response to another question on the main Champions Online forums, I did a rundown of things falling under the heading above that are unique to the Champions Universe. Since these things have plot and character potential, there's no reason not t...
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Time Travel?

I know Captain Chronos is a thing (but no more than that), and that Mechanon resulted from an ill-advised attempt at changing the past, but beyond those two points (and the fact our Anniversary host this year seems to be connected somehow)... In s...
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Measuring Strength

The sepulchral silence around here has gotten pretty depressing. 😞 OTOH there's been a fair amount of activity on the main Champions Online forums, including inquiries about my specialty, Champs lore. I decided I want to try to jump-start discuss...
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