Steel City is the amalgam of Detroit and outlying areas without being true to the facts. It’s a decaying urban center that’s fallen on hard times, but is struggling to get back up. Heck, though it’s had heroes all the way along, it hasn’t had an officially-sanctioned hero team for about two decades. (There’s an unused superhero base, the home of the Steel City Sentries, on the top floor of the Steward Reed building.) Mayor Jesse Winchester would like to see heroes make up a team: there’s a re-election next year.
There’s hope. A few high-tech firms have moved into the area, spurred by tax incentives and cheap land. Some very wealthy people have chosen to stay in Steel City to try and help out, though others object to their activities. One of the best plastic surgeons in the country has chosen to have part of her practice there.
Of course, villains often choose to hide out in Steel City. There are on-going conflicts with the Atlanteans (aliens, actually) in the lake, and the decaying infrastructure needs help, but those are par for the course.
- Sports and Recreation
- Organizations that aren’t involved with supers, per se — such as companies, non-profits, fraternal orders, etc.
- Super organizations that are concerned with supers
- Actual Detroit being links to Wikipedia articles about what Detroit actually has; useful as reference when you’re trying to invent something.