"This is not the world that you are familiar with."
The year is 2012 and 'superheroes' is not a word that exists in the English language. Instead, we have 'freaks' and 'monstrosities', 'abominations' and 'aliens'. In this word, the very notion of people with powers living in your country, your city, on your street has only just been revealed as an actuality and nations are divided on how to deal with this new threat to life as it has always been previously known. Homo superior
are the most common aberration within the human population and politicians jockey to advocate their stance on the mutant problem, either pro or against, but other powered individuals are arising, people whose superhuman abilities cannot be explained by the presence of an X-Gene. So where does that leave humanity?
Add onto that the fact that, an entire layer of reality away, Ragnarok has begun on Asgard. Facing an enemy that outclasses even their power, the Asgardians are one by one being crammed into human bodies and dumped on Midgardian Earth, mortal and powerless and trapped. This is the first time any Asgardian has set foot on Midgard for a thousand years and things have definitely changed since they were worshipped as Gods.
This is a world that is on the brink of change, a world having to come to terms with what mankind has produced from itself. This is a world where the Phoenix force tired of Professor X and Magneto wasting their potential to change the world for good and rewound them in time to give them a second chance. This is a world where mutants are hated and feared, where superhero teams like the Avengers never occurred because who would trust a person with powers strange and incomprehensible? This is a world where anything is possible, timelines have been rewritten and the entire mutant question is a new and terrifying one. Starting from the beginning, our world is only just realising the extent of the talents that can be born out of the human genome and how it deals with the rise of mutants and superhumans...well, that's up to you.
Welcome to Wake of Humanity, an AU Marvel roleplay opened in May 2011 that accepts both canons and OCs and where any facets of any Marvel-verse continuity can be drawn upon when crafting a character. We are an 18+ site with an emphasis on gritty realism, character-driven story development and being a relaxed roleplay community where everyone has bountiful options for joining in the plotting since organic is how we roll.