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The Legion of Superheroes: Arete Saga
Season One: The Rebirth of Valor
Produced and Written By: The Girls of the Star Quill Society
Theme: New Beginnings by Future World Music
In the 31st century, 1000 years after the Age of Heroes, three children embarking out to explore the universe find their paths intertwined when another's life is placed in their hands. The first of many, these three formed the Legion of Superheroes, a band of youths taking their fate and their future into their own hands. Through trials and strife, they seek to carve their own path, to disrupt the corruption in the government, find their place and rediscover the unwritten code of heroes. With no one to guide them, will they fail? Or will they succeed?
Arete: virtue or (human) flourishing: (Greek: ἀρετή; pronounced /ˈærətiː/ in English), in its basic sense, means excellence of any kind. In its earliest appearance in Greek, this notion of excellence was ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one's full potential. Arete in ancient Greek culture was courage and strength in the face of adversity and it was to what all people aspired.
The Legion Oath:
To the Legion of Superheroes and to the Milky Way Galaxy, I make this solemn pledge. To use my powers for good, to fight against evil for justice and to protect the innocent. To aid my fellow Legionnaires in times of peril, to keep their secrets safe, to accept their flaws and assist in their times of suffering. We have chosen new names to honor the heroes of the past, for we are the Legion of Superheroes!
Season One: Rebirth of Valor; Focus Characters: Ensemble - The Legion of Superheroes and the Supporting Cast
The dawning of a new era began at the turning of a year and now, nearly four years later, this band of youths finds themselves taking part in the defense of the galaxy's great leaders even as new conflicts arise, new allies step forth, and old tensions remain strained. With three years of work behind them, the Legion of Superheroes find that enemies conspire to undermine their reputation and unhinge the galactic stage and with the peace at stake, they must remain loyal to their pledge as a sinister conspiracy slowly begins to come to light. At the peak of catastrophe who will the people chose to be their protectors? When the pieces begin to fall into place and the Legionnaires must place their very lives on the line, everyone will be forced to realize the meaning of their sacrifice, valor, and great heroism.
Strength, Courage, Integrity, Wisdom, Skill, Virtue and Unity.
Strength, Courage and Integrity.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.(1)
Unity is bringing all those traits together and supporting your comrades in times of great need. (2)
(1) David-Starr Johnson
(2) Mirror's Mirage
Participating SQS Members
Producer/Directing Creator/Episode Writer: Mirror's Mirage
Co-Producer/Supervising Director/Episode Writer: Peonywinx
Researcher/Government Profiler/Episode Writer: Philosophizes
Beta-Reader/Illustrator/Taskmaster/Co-Writer: Dranzer's Inferno
Character Illustrator: Viral Juggernaut
The Plot of First Season of the new LoSH Arete was written by the founder of the Collaboration, Mirror's Mirage and was edited/added to by Peonywinx
The Galactic Chart for the Arete Universe was charted and mapped by Peonywinx, with help from Mirror's Mirage, Philosophizes, and Dranzer's Inferno.
Notes: This is a reboot and some Legionnaires have had codename changes (mostly the guys) Their real names remain the same.
Bouncing Boy now known as Ricochet (nicknamed Rico, Bouncy or Bounce)
Ultra Boy now known as Ultimatum (Ulti for short)
Colossal Boy now known as Colossal
Element Lad now known as Alchemist
Star Boy now known as Gravity Star (Grav)
Lightning Lad now known as Lightning
Cosmic Boy now known as Cosmic Wave (Cos)
Matter Eater Lad now known as Matter-Eater
Sun Boy now known as Sunflare (Sun)
Shadow Lass (not a boy, I know) now known as Umbra
The White Witch/Jewel now known as Diamond (also not a boy)
Further notes: THIS IS BASED ON CARTOON CANON. Comic Canon may be refered to but this CARTOON CANON BASED.
Will feature OCs as guest stars, enemies, allies and civilians
The chapters may appear different in writing style. This is because three different people are writing the chapters but it shouldn't interrupt the flow of the story.
There will be links on the profile page guiding you to important pictures and drawings of the characters, weapons, places, equipment, (etc if I missed anything)
All songs referenced in the story can be found on YouTube b/c that's where I got them from. Links will be found on the profile page.
Pictures will be posted soon; links will be provided on the profile page when they are ready.
This collaboration was founded by Mirror's Mirage as the Star-Quill-Society's first ever collaborative project that actually gets off the ground. :D
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We hope you enjoy. And for the beginning of this epic tale, please turn to the first chapter (when it's posted tomorrow.)
Disclaimer: We do not and did not make any money from this production. If we did this would be on TV, not this site. We did this out of pure obsession and enjoyment. And this will be the only disclaimer for the story because I see no reason why we should have to repeat ourselves. This site is called fanfiction.net for a reason!
Rated T because we are paranoid