This is a freeform game, but not all characters are created equally. While there are no stats to speak of and certainly no system or dice, there are three 'tiers' of power that a given character may fall into.
Tier One are the characters closest to what could be called "Street Level". While they are powerful compared to normal people, they are at the lower end of the superhero spectrum.
Tier Two are the characters that are more powerful than Tier One, but not as powerful as Tier Three. Most Marvel heroes tend to fall into Tier Two.
Tier Three are the mightiest of the Heroes Earth has to offer. Note that the list of Tier 3 characters is fairly short.
For simplicity's sake, every character is considered equal in power to others within his or her tiers. If you don't see a favorite character on the lists we provided, let us know and we'll be happy to consider adding them and assigning them a tier.
Individual powers and skills may still factor into any RP'd battles. Common sense should apply. For example, if Spider-Man (a Tier Two hero) is fighting Juggernaut (a Tier Three villain), it would likely end up being a stalemate. Spider-Man isn't powerful enough to defeat the Juggernaut (very few heroes are), but the Juggernaut likewise probably can't actually hit the amazingly agile Spider-Man. Spider-Man is smart, so he knows that his best bet would be to try and hold Juggernaut's attention with taunts and stay out of harms way until help can arrive.
Also note that though power levels may factor into superhero fights, the game is not about who's the biggest badass. You can have as much fun role-playing Black Widow as you would playing the Hulk. We can promise you one thing... we will never purposely make your character look weak, foolish or otherwise "bad" unless asked to by the player. Everyone will have the opportunity to do some badass things.
As well, that players will not be permitted to play a Tier Three character until they have played a Tier One or Two character consistently for at least a month. We want to reward those who show us loyalty to the game with those characters.
If you see a Tier One or Two character on the following lists that you want to claim to play, let us know in this thread and we'll mark them as taken.
Your GMs for this game will be LunarSage (main GM) & Josietta (co-GM).