Not All Heroes

by Rhodenworks

Original ONGOING Action Drama Psychological Sci-fi Anti-Hero Lead Cyberpunk Female Lead Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Secret Identity
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"Thirty years ago, the world went mad. Today, it continues to fall apart."

The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift.

The world is not as it once was. The relics of the Golden Age, natural and artificial both, stand as monuments to a period of history that some wish to forget. All across the known world, individuals and institutions try to guide the new world towards salvation, preservation or destruction.

In a city on the verge of collapse, Sabra Kasembe dreams of being a renowned hero, even as her idealistic efforts draw her towards a future where the only crowds calling her name are her victims. Pavel Fisher is a weary ex-hero, bereft of powers and costume in the wake of horrific trauma, listlessly searching for purpose.

When their lives intertwine with that of the iconoclastic mercenary known only as Leopard, whose murderous associates threaten to usher in an apocalypse, the trio realizes that maybe — just maybe — three people can change the course of history.

But heroism and villainy are matters of perspective — and narrative.

Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic. And some say apocalypses don't merely end.

Not All Heroes began on August 29 2017. Updates Tuesdays and Fridays weekly. Visit the Wordpress site for further information on the world. Comments and feedback are encouraged!

“The greatest folly of any hero is not recognizing the tension between salvation, preservation, and destruction.”

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue ago
Chapter 1.1 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 1.2 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 1.3 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 1.4 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 1.5 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 1.6 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 1.7 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 1.8 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 1.9 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 1.10 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 1.11 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 1.12 (Fisher) ago
Source 1: IPSA Email (dated 2043) ago
Subject 1.1: Ironheart ago
Subject 1.2: Bushranger ago
Chapter 2.1 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 2.2 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 2.3 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 2.4 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 2.5 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 2.6 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 2.7 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 2.8 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 2.9 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 2.10 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 2.11 (Leopard) ago
Source 2: Court Extract (2052) ago
Subject 2.1: Esmer ago
Subject 2.2: Desi ago
Chapter 3.1 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 3.2 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 3.3 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 3.4 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 3.5 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 3.6 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 3.7 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 3.8 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 3.9 (Fisher) ago
Source 3: Subject 463 (?) ago
Subject 3.1: Sergeant Vega ago
Subject 3.2: Great Barrier ago
Chapter 4.1 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 4.2 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 4.3 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 4.4 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 4.5 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 4.6 (Leopard) ago
Chapter 4.7 (Fisher) ago
Chapter 4.8 (Sabra) ago
Chapter 4.9 (Leopard) ago

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Jerks in Capes and the Future

This story is absolutely AMAZING so far. The characters are all interesting, I was even able to get attached to one or two of them at this point. The concept is incredibly fascinating as well as the setting.

You write so well and I love this story to pieces.

Keep up the good work!