New Superheroes in Foundry City
Superheroes have been a fixture in Foundry City’s metaphysical makeup since before the United States entered World War II, even if the crime-fighting scene was very different then from what it is today.
However, in this past month several incidents have occurred in which it was suspected that there might have been some superheroic activity: a pawnshop robbery, which was thwarted by the well-known superhero Starlight, assisted by a few unknown others; a botched hold-up at the Sartoris Park Cafe, where Starlight was again verified to be present; a bar brawl across town, where when the police entered the scene, they found all the brawlers asleep; a shooting at the Town Center Library, at which some of the victims were mysteriously healed from their injuries; the Amtrak train wreck two weeks ago, for which services will be held at St. Luke’s Prayer Center on Wednesday; and finally the fire on Wilkins Road Monday.
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It seems like Foundry City has some new superheroes.
The group, which includes Starlight as one of its members despite her previous preferences for working alone, consists of five young women in total. The four previously unknown heroes’ professional names are Clarity, the Watcher, Nightblaze, and Remedy. It is unclear how these names are related to their powers, which will remain off the record according to their wishes. The Watcher, Remedy, and Clarity were all born with their powers. Starlight stated that she and Nightblaze received their powers from their parents, as birthday gifts.
Clarity has been stated to be their leader, despite the presence of Starlight in the group. “Clarity brought us all together,” Starlight said in their interview. She went on to state that as such, it would be appropriate to regard Clarity as their leader.
Officially unconnected to other metahumans in the area, the new team has not been together long, but “what we lack in experience, we make up for in determination,” Nightblaze said. It is unclear which, if any, of the above events these new heroes were present at.
However, it is safe to say that whatever these courageous young women do in the future, it will be well worth following.
Jason Keller is a freelance journalist. He has written, not only for the Foundry City Herald and Foundry City Piper, but for several national magazines, and his first book, focusing on the psychology of superheroes and why they continue to be so beloved, is planned to publish in March of next year.
Marcus Dell has been covered many important political events and is the newly-announced staff photographer covering crime at the Foundry City Herald.