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Eight years ago, a series of freak lightning storms blanketed the globe. Several people were caught in the storms and were struck. Some died, but most survived completely unscathed—leading to a media frenzy for about a week. The public interest in the lightning survivors died down and was mostly forgotten, except for a few crazy conspiracy theory websites.
Over the last year, those individuals started exhibiting with superpowers. Some strong, some subtle. They were dubbed the “strikers” by the media. The government, corporations, and the mob have all been moving to recruit these people. So far the most successful has been Magnus Security Services which is where we currently find our heroes….