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GSI Sectors by jollyjack GSI Sectors by jollyjack
I've been asked a few times why the super heroes in Victory Girl all seem to have a specific colour running through their costumes.

It's all down to which sector they are posted to.

During the Cold War, when the UN started deploying Geneva Sanctioned Independents (GSIs/Super Heroes) around the world, they wanted to ensure that there was an even distribution of abilities/super-powers so as to avoid a rise in tensions between the likes of the USA and USSR.
They accomplished this by dividing the map into sectors to which GSIs were posted and from which they were not permitted to stray without authorisation.
After 1989, a revised “soft border” approach was taken to sector monitoring, with GSIs now permitted to travel freely between neighbouring sectors, assisting where needed.

The only regions of the globe that are not covered by GSI sectors are the commonwealth nations that declined to sign the 1955 Pantheon Treaty – Canada, Australia, India and Britain itself.
These are designated GSI no-fly zones by their respective governments, who each maintain an “Office of Dangerous Anomalies” within their security services to deal with situations in which a “super hero” would be of use.

(Edit: don't read too much into the pseudo-politics I'm playing with here. It's just a basic backdrop to a piece of fiction.)
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hart7668 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
For a simple backdrop it's pretty darn intriguing
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Wikijunk1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Impressive, very nice backstory, ties very well into true history.
Which superheroes patrol which sectors?
Probably the only missing thing in such a thorough description.
I'm critical. Sue me.
:)
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jollyjack Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I only really have Gold Sector nailed down, as that's where the current story is set.
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Struffert20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need a pearl sector just for shits and giggles
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Wub-Bouncer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So im guessing the best of the best work in the restricted areas?
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Original yet believable way there could be superhero without the threat of one of them causing the cold war to go hot.
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Stookam Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Why is Greenland not its own sector?
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Am I crazy or something, or are all these colors based on the Poke'mon game colors?
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Struffert20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are missing pearl
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Ravenhull Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I'm kinda left wondering how 'cross border' jurisdictional friction is handled between the various sectors...
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