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The New Champions


Registration is theoretically mandatory for all superheroes; while in practice this has never really been enforced, unregistered superheroes are technically "vigilantes" in the eyes of the law. Registered superheroes, while not considered to be working for the government, can normally expect to get full cooperation from PRIMUS and any other law enforcement agency nationwide; they also have access to PRIMUS itself as a source of information and assistance. Registered superheroes are also permitted to testify in criminal trials without disclosing their identities to the court. (Since most players regard testifying as at least as much of a nuisance as it is as a bonus, this is reflected as a 0-point Perk.) However, the downside is that registered heroes are required to disclose their Secret Identities to the government, and PRIMUS will generally keep an eye on their activities.

Registered Superhero Package Deal (HeroDesignerV3 File)
12Contact: PRIMUS (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has useful Skills or resources), Organization Contact (x3) (12 Active Points) 11-
2Fringe Benefit: Registered Superhero
1Fringe Benefit: Able to testify in court in Hero ID
-15Hunted: PRIMUS 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Secret ID On File, Watching)

Government Sanction

A few heroes go a step further and become officially sanctioned by the Government. Sanctioned superheroes are, for most purposes, considered to be Federal employees. In addition to the benefits and constraints of registration, they are sworn law enforcement officers; they also receive government security clearances, and are issued passports valid under their Hero names, making it far easier for them to travel abroad when needed. Their relationship with PRIMUS is generally much better than a registered agent has, and they are granted direct access to PRIMUS' computer network. In some cases, the government may even provide the hero with vehicles, bases, or other equipment or resources. As an incidental bonus, they can also expect to become quickly skilled at working with large bureaucracies. Finally, they receive an annual salary starting at $100,000. In return, however, sanctioned heroes are expected to follow orders when the government orders them on some dangerous mission.

Sanctioned Superhero Package Deal (HeroDesignerV3 File)
3Computer Link: PRIMUS Computer System
15Contact: PRIMUS (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact), Organization Contact (x3) (15 Active Points) 11-
11Fringe Benefit: FBI Special Agent Equivalent, Federal/National Police Powers, Passport (In Hero ID), Security Clearance, Able to testify in court in Hero ID
1Salary: $100,000 per year (starting)
-15Social Limitation: Subject To Orders (Frequently, Major)
-15Hunted: PRIMUS 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Secret ID On File, Watching)
var.[optional] Vehicles, Bases and/or other Resources