In this AU, there is no X-Men team, but there is still the blind prejudice towards mutant-kind, those who fight against it and turn their powers against humans, and a fledgling organization whose mission is to combat these violent mutants, but there is an unease in the air about this Mutant Control Corp (MCC) and what it may be a precursor to.
Your characters are playing the roles of students of the Xavier school, whether new or having attended a few years in this world where society is against you and Xavier's school is one of the few bastions against that prejudice and injustice. An oasis of safety, at least, for now.
Note: This AU does not include other superhero teams or metahuman types or aliens (Yet at least). Like the X-Men movies, we'll be excluding the rest of the Marvel universe, though people like Captain Steve Rogers and things like Stark Enterprises are around with their purposes slightly tweaked and without their superhero powers and/or inclinations.
We'll be going third edition, power level 8 with 120pp. The only specifics for what is banned is stuff that is typically seen as potentially abusive or game breaking. If you're not sure if something is, then ask. Plenty of very experienced and phenomenal M&M players here that can help with those kinds of questions.
I will be filling in some more details about the professors at the school, where some of the more noteworthy X-men of the standard universe are, as they are around, just not part of any X-men team.
Submissions wrote: Shadowbourne / Anton Jakova - Shadowjak "Lord of the edges"
Camus / Rafael Schults - Briophyte "And you thought acne was bad"
Flynnnarrel Wallace Iverson - Skew "Thinking with portals"
Doctor Malsyn / Ana Sofia Moya - Sharq "Dentist's worst nightmare"
Zero Prime / Ulyana - Evo ""Has seen some shit"
Hero4hire / Robbie - Redline "Redline, green light"
Hawk / James Crow Horse / Helix "Thick skinned"
CaptainChaos / Brittney Reese - Thermic "Hottest girl around"
Bladewind / Robert Drake / Ice "Coolest guy around"
Rokoran / John Baye / Rapid "Gotta go fast"
Original Interest Post wrote:I am thinking about putting together an alternate universe XMEN games where the players would actually be the first X-team of mutants, so the XMEN as we know them are not around, even as teachers, though the team may run into them as circumstances have them cross paths.
I have two ideas for this depending on interest;
1) the PCs are students of the prestigious Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters. Sought out and recruited as many young Mutants tend to be, to help them with their powers and give them a high caliber of education for integrating with a society that hates Mutants. Through events and circumstances, the group of teenagers would form the first X-team.
2) the PCs are adult mutants just trying to get by in a society that distrust and hates them as Mutants. They find themselves approached with an offer; a mysterious benefactor wishes to put together a team of Mutants, but let them determine their own path, to either strike back at humanity that had held the down, or defend them against a recent wave of Mutants-related attacks.