Not All Heroes

by Rhodenworks

Original Action Drama Psychological Sci-fi Cyberpunk Female Lead Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Secret Identity
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  • Traumatising content

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“Thirty years ago, the world went mad. Today, it continues to fall apart.”

Not All Heroes is a web serial set on a world that changed -- or some might say ended -- forty years ago, with the appearance of a new class of human: the costumed demigod.

Set on a near-future Earth that has been irrevocably altered by the sudden appearance of men and women with fantastic powers, the world has been dealing with a radical shift in the nature of humanity.

For a time, the world was hopeful that the empowered, as they were termed by the majority of people, would be the ones to lead humanity to a new era. The belief was that the empowered heroes would bring an end to the old problems and tragedies and usher in an unprecedented age of social, cultural and technological advancement.

A Golden Age.

But given time, things change. Enough time, and they all fall apart.

The year is 2061. The Golden Age ended in the fires of The Collapse. The world came to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking a 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.

As it turns out, heroism and villainy are matters of perspective -- and narrative.

Not All Heroes follows three individuals caught in the ruins of history. An idealistic young woman named Sabra, a weary ex-cape named Fisher, and an iconoclastic mercenary known only as Leopard.

Not All Heroes is the story of them and many more, of the people trying to change the world -- and those just trying to survive in it.

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

Not All Heroes began on August 29 2017. Updates Tuesdays weekly @ -- visit the site for further information on the world and to join the discussion. 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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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!