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There are now several superhero-flavored manga and anime that we can borrow ideas from; My Hero Academia is one that seems especially useful. World background: Similar to Earth until about five generations ago, when people started being born with "quirks", starting with a glowing baby in China. As far as science can tell, this is the next step in human evolution, and about 80% of the population now has quirks. Most quirks are relatively minor like "can pull small objects within about a meter to one's hand" or "can breathe flame equivalent to a small candle." But there are people with much, much more impressive powers, such as invisibility or turning sweat into nitroglycerin. People who feel compelled to commit crimes use their quirks for them, necessitating the rise of the professional licensed superhero. Only licensed superheroes can fight powered criminals; vigilantism is against the law. To get a license, it helps to have gotten proper training, so many prospective heroes attend schools that offer hero training. The "badass normal" is not a thing in this setting; all superheroes and villains are what would usually be called mutants. Since most people have a relatively narrowly defined quirk, many heroes carry special gear to cover their weak areas, but there are no heroes that rely on equipment alone. Most people with quirks develop them around age four, and late bloomers are extremely rare. An x-ray of the foot can confirm, as all people with quirks have one less joint in their little toes. The majority of people with quirks whose parents have quirks inherit some version of either parent's quirk, or a combination of same. Some animals have quirks; we have not yet had an explanation of this. Despite the many changes, Japanese society is very similar to the real life one. There were at least two films in the Alien series, and H.R. Giger still did the monster designs. Due to the many physical alteration quirks, personal appearance standards have shifted--it's rare for Distinctive Features to evoke an Extreme reaction, and someone with a bird head suffers little or no hassle about it. The primary focus of the series is on a class of potential superheroes, so most of these ideas will be suitable for Teen Champions.