The Story

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This story takes place in a world where superpowers exist, albeit in a much reduced capacity from the high fantasy of comic books and movies. Enhancements manifest in roughly 1% of the world's population and many manifestations are mundane and hold no significant application. However, there are those that were born with abilities that make them suitable for science, industry, or military applications. These individuals are highly sought after and fought over by world governments and industry. Espionage and terrorism are commonplace and those with abilities are regulated in an effort to combat this, and specialized units are often formed as first responders or elite special forces centered around these individuals. In this world organizations like NASA have come to the forefront of research and study to help regulate the application of these individuals. History has shown the existence of these "supernormal" individuals throughout the ages. Classified into three categories, the commonplace "Sigma', the rare "Delta" and the super rare "Quantum". 

Born with no indication of any special abilities to nonpowered parents, Danielle "Dani" Walker grew up normally until the age of ten when Dani’s powers manifested suddenly in a small explosion at the family home resulting in the family dog being hurt accidentally and her falling into a coma. After being in the hospital and laying unresponsive for fifteen days Dani exploded again as she woke up, this time much stronger. After a year of trying to hide her abilities in which they were lucky to avoid any casualties, it was time to do something before she accidentally hurt someone. Not knowing where to turn the family reached out to NASA in the hopes they would know what to do.  

Realizing that something extraordinary had occurred NASA and military scientists began researching why and how Dani had developed her abilities early.  The Supernormal Theory and Advance Research (STAR) project was created and known only to a few high ranking officials. In exchange for their cooperation with the project, the Walkers made a deal with the scientists that Dani was to be allowed to live a normal life once or if her powers were brought under control and all research was to be for non-military use and applied to the betterment of humankind.

By Dani’s thirteenth birthday, her powers were considered under control but were growing with her physically. Dani’s physical functions started to become stronger and surpassed what would be considered normal for her age. It became rare for her to get sick and it soon became much harder for her to sustain a physical injury. Her body was strengthening itself to handle the growing energy it possessed. 

Now in Junior in college and training to be a Supernormal First Responder Dani has taken on the code name of “Star”. While the government nominally supports her it fears the research collected about her could be used against it and lead to new weapons development. Classifying most of the research and creating a First Response Tactical unit under the title of “Project American Star”. Having always loved patriotic-themed heroes such as Captain Flag Dani designed a uniform of red, white, and blue and will operate as the face of this Unit. 

Eager to begin her journey to help others and be a positive force in the world as she juggles her desire to use her powers and training with finishing college, but little does not everything is as it seems. Unbeknownst to Dani and the majority of the STAR project a top-secret black box research team dubbed the Superhuman Utilization Network (SUN) has been working not just to understand her powers but also on how to recreate and use them as feared. 

How Dani’s path will intersect with SUN’s agenda remains to be seen.