“Wait, you have these powerful humans and ERA needs me?” Lexx stopped walking as the thought struck him.
“They don’t work for ERA.” Keith stated. “They work for the cities they live in and don’t have any incentive to go hunting your dice.”
“There’s no money in it for them.” Chel added quickly, still hoping that was true.
“And that’s why ERA doesn’t like them,” shrugged Keith. “It’s always about the money with them.”
I am making an effort to stop using the words, actually, really, very… I really, really am.
It’s funny that I wrote the above notes down years ago and they work. Registered CAPES act as an aid to police, kind of like supercops. I uppose I should mention again: Most, while being superhuman, beyond what normal humans can do, are not to any degree near what Lexx can do.
Oh, and they like money. A lot.
Seeing comments below, I should clarify: They’re like sports stars. Many won’t lift a finger without being paid/ only help as part of their job, some will do what they want, some are criminals, a few reject the system and float around. Their pay comes from their cities, donors, etc, anonymously. Their pay also covers any damages they might cause, so many won’t risk their pay on something that might cause serious damages to property, leaving a few who do the real nasty work, despite pay. Justice and Castle are the top for that kind of work. Anytime Justice is mentioned, he’ll be referred to as a jerk, because he has no use for anyone who isn’t family or a limited circle of friends and lets it be known. He’s not a tool, he’s just a jerk.
Castle’s actually a nice down to Earth type who has tea parties at children’s hospitals with sick kids. He gives away most of his pay and is far more liked than Justice.
Chill’s an orphan, zero family, and a ward of the state. She’s wrapped herself up in her persona and nobody knows who she really is. She doesn’t even know.
Very few can just walk away from the system, and the others LOVE it when one tries, since they get a challenge in hunting down one of their own. By the way, I need to go adjust my numbers. There’s only 300 of them in the US.
Anyone working for ERA is biased against them, because they meddle in ERA affairs.