The year is 2102. Twelve years ago the Superhero World War ended with the world adoption of the MMRA, Metahuman Mandatory Registration Act. With the passing of that landmark document, all present and future superheroes were required to disclose their identities to their government or licensed corporations.
Where superhero groups once managed world crises, each team now works on behalf of their licensor's interests.
Operating outside the MMRA are free agents, illegal superheroes protecting their identities and their territories.
Led by Captain Atom, the UNIT is the metahuman taskforce under the joint oversight of both the United States Government and the United Nations. Less concerned with common supercriminals, the UNIT only gets involved when threats endanger national security and relations with foreign nations. Notable members include Ballistic, the Atom, Fracture, and GI.
Owned and privately funded by LexSTAR, the Initiative is the only corporate registered team; half superhero team, half marketing arm, The Initiative always seems to be prepared for any crisis, turning the defeat of supercrime into something only one step short of a spectator sport.
Led by Supernova, a mysterious super-heroine who prefers to keep her identity secret to the public. Other notable members include Terra, A.M.A.Z.O., Punchline, and Xerox.
Originally a clandestine superhuman intelligence organization under United States oversight throughout the 20th and 21st century, the group was disavowed and disbanded halfway through the 21st century after the third Batman, Terry McGinnis, released hundreds of classified documents through the internet, revealing the existence and identities of almost every piece of the organization, up to and including the White and Black Kings.
Several years after the scandal, the fourth Batman, Damian Wayne, began allocating resources to a few key projects (Knight, Gambit, and Castling) which would eventually be compiled and become the new Checkmate. The team, as far as the public is concerned, is an urban myth. Organized and entirely funded by WayneTech, only a handful of people including its members know of its existence. Directed by Batman, Checkmate operates in the shadows. Key members include Robin, Dr. Light, Superboy, Marvel, and Overdrive.
this a game! sorry, not taking recruitment, players were already selected beforehand.