During World War II, a small group of men and women, labelled the Mystery-Men, fought aside Allied forces against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. There history was kept hidden from the public until the very end of the war, where the secret super-conflict being fought simultaneously came to the light of the ravenous war-time press.
The details of the Mystery-Men are virtually non-existent. There is no archive footage of any kind showing the Mystery-Men. All that is known of them is their names: Lady Patriot, (blank), (blank), (blank), and (blank). Combined, these five super powered individuals successfully foiled the Axis plots deemed too dangerous for conventional warfare. Their identities were known to no one, not even, as the popular speculation went, to the governments of the Allied forces.
Their name seemed to be very aptly chosen, as it were. The war ended, and the Mystery-Men were never seen or heard from again. It wasnít until the sixties did the US government officially recognize the Heroes involvement in the war, creating a memorial (with artistsí interpretations of the five heroes) in Kings City, where the Mystery-Men were first seen.
These men and women inspired a generation to follow, an overwhelming surge in Ďsupersí popping up all over the world, with the largest number appearing in the Eastern United States, following their involvement in the war. They have been a lasting presence in the Super Hero world, respected universally as the men and women who protected us during our greatest time of need.
The truth behind the Mystery-Men is known by one man: Dr. Chronos, Guardian of the Time Stream. In truth, they were a group sent back in time, at the behest of Dr. Chronosí superiors, the Masters. It was of paramount importance, he was told, that he gather a group he trusted to defend the flow of time, threatened by the man of the future, Synax, an alien from another world, and his cohorts. It was Synaxís goal to give the Axis and Allies the power of the atom bomb, leading to a nuclear holocaust and removing the threat the planet Earth would pose to his planetís empire.
We are the Mystery-Men, fighting in both past, present, and future, to keep the alien Synax from achieving his goal of nuclear destruction.
Itíd be freeform, with discretion between players and myself, who will be the final arbiter if need be. Iíll also be controlling the NPCís (with help, if anyone is willing). There will be multiple story-arcs running within the overall conflict with Synax: Being sent in to the past to stop him from achieving his goals in WWII, as well as fighting him in the present and the future (with the aid of Dr. Chronos). I think this could be really fun, and spawn other stories set in the Kings Universe (what Iíll call it).
Interest? And of course, that's just but one idea. If it does not interest you, I am all ears for other ideas. It's a Superhero Universe (sometimes a silly one, too. Afterall, this is an Adult RP site), so basically anything goes.
Also note, five members isn't set in stone, it was just a number I put down.