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- Most probably the first and last one which is very ironic because my first idea was a combination of ALL of them!
The student has an estranged sister who his family believe died years ago after a bitter divorce and the discovery her ex-husband is an infamous supervillain.
His daughter having been responsible for the creation of a team of elemental powered superwoman who dropped her from their group to recruit some similarly powered girls began her own career as a supposedly nonpowered crimefighter until she succeeded in persuading her father to retire only for his enemies to try and kill her since they didn't know she was his daughter and only thought a nonpowered nobody had succeeded where some of the most powefulest superhero teams and enforcement agencies had painfully failed.
She has taken up a new identity and is unaware her father is keeping watch over here after her new identity was villified after five of the hero teams she had adventured with were targetted and eliminated by a former student of Hope Academy who was also an embittered rival of the Elemental group.
With her half brother struggling at Hope Academy, Nightfall has decided to help him but in so doing has drawn the attention of the school who have been led to believe "he" isn't a suitable choice for a mentor for the new student who is the only one aware that Nightfall is his estranged sister.
Hammerdawg as he calls himself was expelled from Hope Academy when it was discovered he had been the subject and had paid for the implanting of superhuman organs that was take from kidnapped victims at the behest of an underworld organisation, he has since he was expelled has tried to make it look like he has been making amends by working for the government BUT he has been targetting and eliminating neophyte hero teams of foreign nationals in return for immunity to prosecution when he was caught.
Nightfall is the only hero to have ever caught him, since she has never revealed she has power negation abilities along with some mystical abilities she had once hidden with apparent stage magic tricks during her earlier career.
His attempts to kill her has led to his handlers getting her villified in the the hopes it would bring their operative back under their control unfortunately he has now focused on his old nemesis the Elementals and as the game leads to is making an attempt to abduct the daughter of one of the members' leading to a confrontation with Nightfall who is on her first nocturnal mission with her new sidekick with the PCs in tow leading to a three way fight that might result in the villain abducting the child or the potential addition of a new ally to the PCs and Hope Academy which they're going to need as Hammerdawg is planning on avenging himself on Hope itself in an attempt to abduct not only any of the staff and student he can but to harvest any potential superhuman organs for his profit but to once and for all earn the kind of supervillain status he believes is his right...
Meanwhile a certain hero's father is about to make his presence felt, his daughter is about to get into serious trouble and the only hope he has of finding the help he needs is to do the unexpected and approach Hope Academy itself!
And the news he brings is dire indeed for he not only knows who Hammerdawg is actually working for but that a hero everyone looks up to isn't who he claims to be and is about to set off a masterplan to bring the world to its knees and the only person who knows the truth is one of the world's most imfamous ubervillains and he's come to Hope Academy because for the true villain of the piece's plan to work he will have to eliminate the only hero who stands in his way and thats something her father will NOT allow!
Sorry went overboard again!!!
--- In email@example.com, John Dunn <john.dunn@...> wrote:
> All great ideas, Colin! Thanks for sharing them.
> One of the published scenarios bears a bit of a resemblance to one of your
> suggestions (I'd rather not post spoilers here, but shoot me a line
> off-list if you want to know which one).
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Colin T <colinfit20@...> wrote:
> > **
> > How about a student is struggling with life at the Academy because their
> > family doesn't realise he/she isn't fitting in and how the PCs handle this
> > they could create either a new supervillain or find someone who can help
> > this student before things explode as the student tries to solve their own
> > situation with potentially fatal results.
> > A Supervillain approaches Hope requesting their help with his/her
> > estranged child who is determined to become a hero to redeem their
> > villainous parent unaware their parent is willing to make amends to protect
> > their child from their former allies and enemies some of whom call
> > themselves heroes but are far from that!
> > The PCs discover a new hero group calling themselves the Elementals gained
> > their powers from a magic ritual cast by a fifth member who they abandoned
> > because they thought she didn't develop powers.
> > However another student has discovered this secret and is targetting them
> > to try and steal their abilities kidnapping them and holding them captive.
> > With precious little evidence to track down the perpetrator the PCs have
> > to persuade the remaining members to reveal their secret as their only hope
> > is the missing fifth member who has kept secret about her power after she
> > was dumped because she was afraid it was their empowerment that caused the
> > situation and unlike them she has the ability to locate the others being a
> > powerful neophyte mage in the Zatanna style except she doesn't speak her
> > spells backwards she simply uses stage magic as part of her spellcasting
> > style!
> > A new supervillain is targetting neophyte hero groups and Hope Academy has
> > been warned, however the villain has a connection with Hope Academy that
> > leads to a dangerous threat to both the school and the students.
> > A teacher at Hope has been replaced by a doppleganger who is working
> > behind the scenes leading to several of the teacher's being kidnapped and
> > the only students who suspect anything are being held in detention which is
> > handy because the school is closed down locking down any of the students in
> > their dormrooms or outside of the facility and the only ones who can do
> > anything have just witnessed their detention teacher kidnapped in front of
> > them, what will they do?
> > Sorry trying to make them as brief as the previous posters did, hope
> > they're clear enough!
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Curt Meyer <curtmeyer@> wrote:
> > > Here's some high school tropes I think you ought to cover:
> > > Unrequited or forbidden love between students;
> > >
> > > Coming out;
> > > Love affair between teacher and student;
> > > Drug use, perhaps introduced into the school by villains;
> > > School Food, maybe made into an amorphous killing machine or given
> > sentience by an alien pathogen or a super science experiment;
> > > villains taking over funding sources to shut down beloved programs, or
> > the entire school;
> > >
> > > And events like class reunions, home coming, UIL competitions and
> > standardized testing of super abilities.