Metro City Chronicles

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The Metro City Chronicles is a series of online stories focused on the lives and adventures of the titular Metro City's local Super Heroes as they fight crime and deal with life. Each story is a first person narrative with a different character viewpoint for each arc.

The first story can be found here. This one follows Atlas and sets up the Metro City backdrop.


Tropes used in Metro City Chronicles include:
  • Action Mom: Gamma Girl.
  • A Father to His Men: Despite not being the team's leader (as there is technically no team) Atlas still manages to dance the line between this and Team Dad.
  • A God Am I: The alien villainess Princess Nebula after she gets possessed by Zeus.
  • Alien Blood: Squid Kid has black blood.
  • Alien Invasion
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Gamma Girl has blue skin. Strych-9's hair and skin are green.
  • Amicably Divorced: Hypothermia and his wife are divorced, mostly because his powers make it almost impossible for them to have a normal family life. They still meet weekly so they can spend time together with their son. Hypothermia is still miserable about the situation, though.
  • An Ice Person: Hypothermia.
  • Apocalypse Day Planner: Over the past few decades, evil wizard Maximillian Mortis has apparently made a habit of this.

"He reversed the planet's rotation in the 1950s, sold the Earth's soul to Hell in the '70s. (...) He actually blew up the Earth twice in the '60s, and he and Tiamat destroyed the whole universe in the '90s."

"I emit heightened degrees of heat, blindingly intense light, and extreme levels of stellar whupass."

[she] yelped when she hit the pavement in the alley. Yelped like a wounded puppy.

  • Nigh Invulnerable: Daphne 'Daffodil' Diller, to the annoyance of every villain who's ever broken a weapon or wasted a bullet on her.

"[Shadow Shinobi], a ninja with shadow powers. Yes, that's exactly as irritating and frustrating as it sounds."