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Detroit Heroes

Detroit, Michigan

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a part of Detroit Heroes, by kemj25.

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kemj25 holds sovereignty over Detroit, Michigan, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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Detroit, Michigan is a part of Detroit Heroes.

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Daniel Blake [12] "It's not about knowing your strengths, it's about knowing their weaknesses"
Travis Oleander [11] Wam, Bam, Thank You Ma'am
Carlos Lopez [8] My Beloved.....
Jane Christopher [7] "Going slow can make you miss so much..."
Zachary Smith [6] A hero for the modern age.

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Everyone waited in the debrief room in the Grand Circus Warehouse. Each vigilante was invited to be part of a team and were waiting for the man who summoned them all. After everyone settled in, an older gentleman walked in. Roughly in his 60s, grey hair, eye patch, trench coat. This was the Voice. He stepped behind a desk with a detailed map of Detroit.

"Gentlemen, welcome." His voice was gruff and stern. "Welcome to my base of operations, and hopefully a home for you who are before me. You all received an invitation because you are all trying to kick out the bad guys. This means that all our interests align together very well. What I'm offering you individuals is a deal. The terms are clear: I provide each of you with a base, here, and all the resources you could need. In return, you will operate under my coordination. I don't plan to profit from this, and I promise that I will be unobtrusive when it comes to how you operate in the field. I understand you each already have your own style, and I wouldn't dare interfere. I just want to give each of you a goddamn fighting chance in this city. Are you in?"

The Voice leaned over the table, eyeing each of the heroes, waiting for questions or responses.

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Daniel Blake lounged back in his chair, or rather Blue Hawk did. His eyes darted from one person to the next. 'Who knew there were so many other vigilantes in this city' he thought to himself. Whilst it stood to reason that a high level of crime would bring a fair few of unhappy citizens he didn't expect that many colourful costumes to be sat around one table. Though what can you expect when you are unexpected summoned to a discreet location and made to sit in a room with strangers.

When the old man entered the room, he took him for just another costume. He however listen intently to what the man was saying. 'a free base? Must be a catch somewhere there, although perhaps keeping my hero stuff as far away from James as possible is a good thing'. He waited for the old man to finish before being the first one to pipe up. "Just so long as you don't but into the way I work, I'll happily accept the help." He was concious of how his English accent stood out horribly. 'Wouldn't take a genius to track me down after all'. He tapped the end of his beak in a moment of thought. "I can't say however that I'm just going to take orders from some... octogenarian, I'm independent and I don't need some parrot crapping in my ear every other step I make." Having finished venting he lounged back into his chair.

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Travis twisted around in his chair looking down at the table and chewing gum. What am I doing here? He thought flicking his eyes up at everyone else sitting at the table. There were five of them at the table, all very different and yet quite alike. Travis had heard about other vigilantes in the city but never did he think they would ever be in the same room together, or that it would be because someone figured them all out. Let alone figure himself out, he never left a trace, he made sure of that.

It was several awkward, quiet minutes until The Voice finally showed up. An old man with an eyepatch. That has to be a great story. He thought smiling under his mask.
The Voice greeted them and explained what he wanted and what he could do for them. “A free base.” I’ve got a base, but I guess it would be safer somewhere I don’t put my head at night. “All the resources you need.” I’m always running low on supplies, especially for my poison arrows.
He stopped chewing and started to actually focus on what the man was saying. The man cleared a few other things up and after a brief silence one of the other vigilantes across from Travis spoke up first. He was wearing some type of bird mask like something a plague doctor would wear, with an obvious English accent to boot. Finishing what he had to say he leaned back in his chair.

Travis sat up and leaned on the table “How’d you find us?” He said looking up at The Voice, slightly muffled by his mask. “I don’t know about these guys but I make sure I don’t leave a trace.” This had been bothering him ever since he got the invitation here. He messed up, but he doesn’t know how and that’s something he can’t stand for.

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"I can't say however that I'm just going to take orders from some... octogenarian, I'm independent and I don't need some parrot crapping in my ear every other step I make."

The Voice looked at him and smiled, "Good. Aside from some of that sass, I'm glad you're on board. I'm glad to see you aren't too scared of taking on the big dogs." The Voice said this to hopefully rile up the others.

Oleander spoke next. "How’d you find us? I don’t know about these guys but I make sure I don’t leave a trace.”

The Voice let out a raspy little chuckle. "Sure, you don't leave much of a trail, but you have a pretty common MO. I was able to predict the next few times you'd strike and made sure to leave your invitation for you."

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Grant looked all around the room. There was a prune with an eye patch staring down some costumed thugs. The luchador in the corner was especially unsettling. It didn't take long for the old man's pitch to entice Ricky. He did run around as "The Avenger" so this would hopefully springboard him into a closer position to the Chairmen.

"Sure, you don't leave much of a trail, but you have a pretty common MO. I was able to predict the next few times you'd strike and made sure to leave your invitation for you."

Ricky saw the Split Arrow's body tense up a bit. Those two were having an interesting exchange, but Grant couldn't contain himself. He quickly stood up to announce, "Alright! You got me convinced! I mean, you're an eccentric with a secret bunker that contracts vigilantes! Count me in!" The Avenger realized how overzealous he may have just appeared in front of the others and quietly sat back down out of embarrassment.

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Carlos sat in the furthest corner of the room and listened to the voice as he spoke to them about fighting the crime and how he would supply them with resources. To Carlos this all seemed very good and helpful but his Vendetta was personal. It would take some time before he fully trusted any of these vigilantes. That didn't mean he wasn't willing to try, He would just be wary. The Voice finished giving his speech and it wasn't long before one of the other Costumed Vigilantes spoke up. Then they all started asking questions and talking. Carlos hadn't said a single word since he arrived he was to busy analyzing the rest of them and inspecting their surroundings from his spot in the corner. He continued to be silent and listen to the other heroes exchange words with the Voice and get aquainted.

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Jane just frowns at this person who came in, the one she kept getting contacted by and just finally gave in to go to the meeting. The others in the room had on colorful, strange costume like things making Jane feel like she was the only adult in the room though the men looked older. She was the only girl at the moment and it was definitely a strange feeling with all these costumed guys. Sure she didn't want her city to be taken by the stupid gangs, but it didn't mean she wanted to dress up in a costume like the others. She was perfectly happy wearing what she always wore at night to get around.

"I stopped trying to kick out the bad guys as you put it a few years ago, you would know that if you knew me. Why would I want to get back involved with all the b@st@rds of the city?" Jane asks from where she was lounging back in her chair pushed away from the table. "I might consider if I have a real reason other than revenge," Jane says not really needing another reason but wanting to see if there was one.

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Zachary was keeping to himself so far, but not because he was hesitant to interact with these people. Rather, he found this whole turn of events to be exciting. He simply wanted to learn more about who he would be working with, so he didn't want to interrupt until the others had said their introductions. For the most part they seemed like the type of antisocial person you would expect to moonlight as a vigilante. The big guy standing in the corner in particular exuded dark vibes. He liked this Avenger guy though. He hadn't expected anybody here to be so...enthusiastic. The smile on his face was almost as wide as the one painted on the welder's mask that hid it.

"I can think of one reason." he said, cutting in after Jane. "With this many of us, we might actually have a chance of success. We can do more than just chip away at these gangs. Because let's face it, none of us here could take on all of them alone and reasonably expect to make a big difference. Not that I wasn't having fun just being a minor annoyance." he finished with another mischievous grin that none of the others could see. He hadn't meant to say anything yet, but the thought of someone opting out of the team was mildly depressing to him. It would tarnish the mental image he had painted in his head of the amazing team of heroes that would "save the city." There would be parades. Stores would sell Daedalus action figures. It would be awesome.

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Jane considers the words for a second, fiddling with one of the dog tags hanging from her neck. She shrugs her shoulders almost bored before leaning forward and speaking up again. "You said you'd provide anything we need... does that include cars?" Jane asks not able to hide her interest now that she figures it would be as good a chance as any. "Because if you know me like you seem to be saying you do, I like cars, and I need them if I'm to really tick off the powers," Jane says with a smile that she remembers her brothers calling unnerving, as if she were thinking about doing something illegal, or "fun" as she put it.

Jane had just recently been having difficulty with money anyway so she'd been forced to sell her beloved car as well as her old home and move into a small apartment that still wasn't furnished. Getting a place to live, a "base" as the voice put it, would be great, especially if it came with free wheels. Revenge was definitely a wonderful encouragement and reason to do anything, especially when the revenge is for the death of a loved one, but being able to stop all the crimes, maybe prevent some families from being divided and sad like Jane's own had been would definitely be worth it in her eyes.

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Travis nodded, ‘A common MO.’ He smiled and balled up his fist at such a simple mistake. He sat back and almost as soon as his back hit the chair one of the other vigilantes jumped up and out of their own.

“Alright! You got me convince! I mean, you’re an eccentric with a secret bunker that contracts vigilantes! Count me in!”

He looked up at The Avenger and couldn’t help but let out a small chuckle. Kids got spunk. He noted. The Avenger sat back down after a silent second. Speaking out next was a girl at the farthest seat back and then a man wearing a welder’s mask with a painted on smiley face, he seemed to be the only one that sounded like he actually wanted this. And who’s to blame him, he made a good point, they couldn’t take on this city single-handedly.

It was clear to him now, they all had to help each other. Even if they didn’t want to, which happened to be exactly how Travis felt. “Well shit, if we’re all after the same thing,” he dragged off “I guess i’m in.”

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The Voice stood there, stoic as each member of the group spoke their mind. Well, every member but the luchador. He was looking at quite an array of interesting characters and was quite surprised to see how everyone got on board easily.

"You said you'd provide anything we need... does that include cars? Because if you know me like you seem to be saying you do, I like cars, and I need them if I'm to really tick off the powers."

Of course the Voice knew she liked cars. She had gotten into some trouble with the Wheelers before. "I have a few vehicles at the group's disposal. And I can assure that one of them is a custom car I built with some wonderful toys for you, Soldier." And as each vigilante agreed to sign up, a grin found its way onto the old man's face. He wasn't sure if everyone would start out a team player, but he knew they were all devoted, particularly the quite man in the back. The luchador's eyes told the Voice everything he needed to know. A man who was in pain, and ready to fight back. A man that didn't want anyone to feel the same pain he felt.

"Alright everyone," the Voice started as he walked towards a set of monitors. "I see you're all on board. I suggest you get to the living quarters and familiarize yourselves with your new living space before hitting the streets. If anyone needs intel, I will be in this command room."

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Jane considers the words before a small smile creeps on to her lips. "Okay, done. I'm in, but to make sure I don't die right away, what's the plan? We don't know who we're attacking first, and we don't know how. Each gang has their own strengths and weaknesses, so there has to be a plan, right?" Jane asks as she looks to the voice and stands. Name definitely didn't like to be sitting down for a long periods of time.

Jane hadn't really reacted much to being called soldier. Majority of people she helped just called her a secret soldier or something, the silent soldier maybe? Whatever it was, it was probably because of the dog tags and what looked to be military clothing. Name only wore military clothing because she felt that it might bring her closer to her family. Maybe if she did help these guys, her family wouldn't feel like she betrayed them as much.

Jane couldn't help but also be quite excited to look at that car. A custom car? With toys for her as the soldier person? The car probably has some features that Jane could never afford, but could totally wreck and ruin, but also fine tune and fix if she could understand the basics of their use and such. Jane was definitely in, even if it was for only two or three reasons, one being the car...