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Super by Palladian

Superpowers in a modern world 

Like many, Lex McKilliam was a woman in search of a job. The one that came looking for her was like nothing she’d expected, however. Suddenly thrust into a world where everyone can do something a little more than ordinary, Lex manages to befriend her new co-workers while she works overtime trying to bring her own skills up to par. The mystery behind the agency that recruited Lex and the strange procedures the team undergoes begin to intrude on their lives further, until a surprise revelation lays bare the trap Lex and her friends have fallen into. Will they be able to save themselves the way they’ve saved so many others?

Story updates on the third Saturday of every month.

Note: Super contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.

A serialized novel, updating monthly

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Listed: Jul 31, 2012

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Editor’s First Impression

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Aug 5, 2012: An ambitious addition to the wealth of great superhero stories we are accumulating on Web Fiction Guide. The martial arts training her father gave her is what brings Lex to the attention of a secret organization, but her memories of him are of extreme abuse and terror. It is not clear at first if Lex actually has a superpower, but we presume she may, so that adds some anticipation to the opening chapters.

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The Long Superhuman Game

By Psycho Gecko, author of World Domination in Retrospect

Feb 17, 2014: This is a story for those who don’t mind doing a bit of waiting. It’s a once-monthly tale of Lex, a martial artist with a past and abilities bordering on superhuman. That’s okay, because she’s just gotten herself mixed up with a job at an agency that wants someone like her.

This story differs from conventional superhuman storytelling in a number of ways so far. If you go into it with high expectations of lots of action, exciting fight scenes, superheroes [more . . .]

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New addition to the Superhero Serials

By Wildbow, author of Ward

Aug 9, 2012: Super introduces us to Lex, an American businesswoman with some martial arts ability she picked up during a rough childhood. She is invited into a secretive agency that employs people with special abilities. Three chapters in as of the writing of this review, there are already hints of something deeper going on.

Chapters are long, the story is focused, and each character has a distinct identity. Lex actually has a life before the story’s beginning, and she seems to be a [more . . .]

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Ninja Training Gone Wrong

By Syphax, author of Stone Burners

Aug 2, 2014: This is a story that doesn’t seem quite committed to a genre. This is mainly devoted to victim empowerment, and that’s fine, though not necessarily my cup of tea. But wait! There are subtly super powered people (as the name would imply) in this universe, including Lex, our martial artist protagonist. Now things are interesting. But wait! There’s also this detective mystery thing that’s really at the forefront, not all that super heroics stuff. OK, that works too. But wait! Forget those last two things. All the characters are now [more . . .]

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