Many of the ideas in this section are Superman themed. As you might guess, he is a favorite of mine. If any of those ideas jumps out at you at all, let me know. We might be able to tweak it to suit both of us.
Arrow Year One (Arrow and Felicity)
This one would be loosely based on the tv series, but not bound by it. I really want to create an original take on the characters and situation.
Oliver Queen has returned from five years on a hellish island, and now seeks to use the skills he learned there to bring justice to his city. The problem is that while the island might have taught him how to fight and shoot, it gave him no information on how to hack into databases or track a foe's digital movements. In order to complete his mission, Oliver is forced to recruit someone with the skills he lacks.
His search ends before it ever really begins. While walking home, Felicity Smoak is attacked by a mugger, only to be rescued by the Arrow. Oliver recognizes her as an employee of the company, someone with unrivaled computer skills. Bringing her into the fold puts her life at risk, but it means protecting the rest of the city.
I would like to see this develop into a loving romance that is mixed with action. The two have to learn how to deal with their significant other being put into harm's way, and have to consider that even together, they may not be enough to save the city.
Flashpoint (Barry and Caitlin Snow)
This one is taking a bit of a leap from where the show is now. Barry finds a way to travel back in time and confront the man in yellow on the night his mother was killed. A battle ensues, and in the end his mother is saved. Barry returns to the present day, expecting to find a world where all his problems never happened.
Instead, he returns to a nightmare. The world is on the brink of war, and Metahumans have taken control of Central City. This is a world where the Flash never existed, and time is punishing Barry for his manipulations. Barry seeks out his old team, looking for a way to make things right, but the only one he can find is Caitlin. Can the two of them put the world back the way it was?
Injustice (Superman/Wonder Woman. More dom/sub)
This is loosely based on the video game.
A disaster devastates Metropolis, leaving countless dead and the world vulnerable to future attacks. In the wake of such loss, Superman starts to question whether his previous tactics have been for the best. Could all of this had been avoided if he had been more firm and proactive?
As he sorts through all of this, he finds comfort in the arms of Wonder Woman. Diana has always been a little more strong and proactive than Clark, and now the two of them find themselves pushing their limits. At the same time, this new, more dominant Clark finds that his romantic tastes have become a little more dominant.
Lex Luthor is a canidate for President of the United States, and barring something unexpected, he is assured to win. Lois Lane started out researching him for a puff piece, but she found some irregularities in his history that she couldn't explain. As she dug deeper, she found connections to organized crime, illegal experiments, and worse, but she couldn't prove any of it. Her publishers ordered her to kill the story, as it was going nowhere, but she continued to dig. She was sure she was close to something, she just had to dig a little deeper.
On the way home one evening, she is attacked by a few masked men. She realizes at once that it is a hit. It will look like a robbery gone wrong, but her investigation into Lex will be silenced. Instead of finding a police officer or good Samaritan, she finds 'him.' The vigilante in blue and red has been protecting Metropolis for months, but he isolates himself from people. In turn, people fear his superhuman powers, and most consider him a menace in the making. When Lois looks at him though, she just sees his kind eyes and concern for others.
I'm looking to do a retelling of the Clark/Lois romance. I'd like to develop a long term relationship, where Lois gains a partner in her investigation and Clark gains a connection to humanity and an outlet to start to gain the world's trust.
Rise of the Syndicate (Ultraman/female character)
"This world is ours."
With that simple message, the Crime Syndicate announces that they have taken over the world, removing the Justice League as a threat. One by one, countries start to cave to the Syndicate. As he consolidates his power, Ultraman prepares this world for the threat that destroyed his home.
(This could go a number of different ways. The pairing could be between Ultraman and a female member of the Syndicate, such as Superwoman. It would be like a Superman/Wonder Woman relationship, except Ultraman might expect her to be more submissive. The pairing could also be between Ultraman and one of the fallen heroes of this earth. She could be kept as a trophy, a symbol of the futility of resisting the Syndicate.)
Scoop of the Century (Superman/Lois. Manipulative)
Superman is the story of the century, but nobody has been able to break it yet. He has been operating in Metropolis for three months now, but nobody has gotten him to explain who he is. In fact, nobody has really gotten him to talk. As soon as he helps solve a problem, he takes off and disappears into the sky. Just because he doesn't want his story told, however, doesn't mean people don't want to find it. Some news agencies are offering huge cash rewards for any information on Superman.
One of the people trying to cash in on those rewards is Lois Lane. She's an aspiring journalist, but news agencies aren't hiring right now, so Superman is her ticket to starting her real life. While trying to track his movements, she gets herself into some hot water. When Superman arrives to help, she expects him to just leave like he always does once she is safe, but something stops him. He stops to make sure she is alright, sees her home, and they even talk a little bit before he leaves.
Rather than cash in what little she knows, Lois tries to get more, putting herself into real and perhaps even fictitious dangerous situations. When Superman arrives, he is always concerned and seems to let his guard down a little more every time. Lois is getting close to learning everything and getting a shot at the life she wants. Unfortunately, she is realizing she is also starting to care about the man she is manipulating.
There are a whole bunch of exciting ways this can go. How far is Lois willing to go to keep attracting Superman's attention? Will she ever tell Clark the truth? What happens if he discovers it on his own? And what happens if someone like Luthor figures out Lois can be used to manipulate Clark and keep him out of a fight?
Training Days (Arrow/Canary)
After a personal loss, Dina Laurel Lance is determined to become a tool for justice, something that can make sure others don't suffer her same loss. With limited training, she has success against isolated criminals, but finds herself overwhelmed in the face of the more organized, violent criminal element.
During one of her less successful encounters with organized crime, she runs across the Arrow, Star City's other vigilante. The Arrow has been in action longer, and knows his training could be a valuable asset to her journey to reach her full potential. Unfortunately, the Arrow isn't looking for a partner, and instead warns her to get out of this life while she can.
Rather than give up, the Canary continues to put herself in dangerous situations, forcing the Arrow into a reluctant partnership, since letting her go untrained will clearly get her killed. While he starts out seeing her as a disruption, over time he starts to warm to the idea of a partner. Eventually, he starts to wonder if she might be something more.
World of Men (Superman/Wonder Woman)
Exactly one year ago, Queen Hippolyta of the amazons started having visions. She wouldn't tell anyone what she saw, but she warned that the dangers she was warned about could spell doom for the entire world. Hippolyta left her daughter, Diana, in charge of the amazons while the queen went to combat the threat directly. Diana's orders were clear. If a year passed and Hippolyta hadn't returned, Diana was to travel to the world of men and seek out the danger herself.
A year has passed, and there is no word from the queen. Diana arms herself and travels to the world of men for the first time. All her life, she has been warned about this world, told that the men here are cruel, yet weak compared to the amazons. As she travels, Diana realizes that is not true for all of them. She quickly learns that this world is protected by a being who calls himself Superman. Superman is the first man to be able to match her power, yet doesn't use that power for selfish gains. As Diana reevaluates her beliefs, she realizes she might require a partner to succeed where her mother failed.