Under the Mask

Character and Setting Inspiration

Classical Inspiration

When writing about fictional characters in history, there are a few go to experts that can be quickly consulted. While working on Under the Mask, we went to the best we could think of. In addition to all of the great DC and Marvel inspired characters that appear in game, a good number of them are also heavily influenced by my good old friend Bill- but I’m sure most of you would recognize him more formally by his pen name- William Shakespeare.

So far- here is a list of plays that have inspired many of the renaissance personalities in game;

  • As You Like It
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Measure for Measure
  • Merchant of Venice
  • Othello
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Tempest
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • The Winter’s Tale

Heroic Inspiration

Under the Mask is a superhero story wherein all of the heroes are based on some of our own favorites from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. The heroes in Under the Mask are all derivative- so you won’t see Luke Cage or Clark Kent appearing on the Who’s Who.

Here are some of the heroes we have pulled from to inspire the heroes in our story:

  • Ant Man
  • Aquaman
  • Avalanche
  • Batman
  • Black Manta
  • Black Orchid
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Blackfire
  • Captain Britain
  • Colossus
  • Cyclops
  • Dr. Doom
  • Dr. Fate
  • Dr. Strange
  • Emma Frost
  • Elastic Man
  • Harlequin
  • The Hulk
  • Human Torch
  • Iceman
  • Invisible Woman
  • Ironman
  • Joker
  • Kingpin
  • Magik
  • Magneto
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Mera
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Mystique
  • Namor
  • Nightcrawler
  • Nightshade
  • Phoenix
  • Polaris
  • Professor X
  • Psylocke
  • The Punisher
  • The Question
  • Quicksilver
  • The Riddler
  • Sabretooth
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Selene
  • Silver Fox
  • Spider Woman
  • Starfire
  • Storm

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