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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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:iconjykell:
Jykell Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good to see the superheroes spaced out, instead of them all being in new york city.
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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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:iconjollyjack:
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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:iconstruffert20:
Struffert20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need a pearl sector just for shits and giggles
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:iconwub-bouncer:
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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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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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:iconstookam:
Stookam Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Why is Greenland not its own sector?
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:icongrandmasterfdc:
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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:iconstruffert20:
Struffert20 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are missing pearl
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:iconravenhull:
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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:iconrayno72:
Rayno72 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
hahaha this is fany because i'm from Russia XD
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:iconerikwarhammer:
ErikWarhammer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Wait. What happened to New Zealand? isn't that a commonwealth nation?
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:iconrinim10:
rinim10 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
South Africa isn't Restricted either. The description says "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" So I guess not all Commonwealth nations declined.
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:iconnorthern-megas:
Northern-Megas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Looks like it's a Emerald Sector. :shrug:
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:iconerikwarhammer:
ErikWarhammer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I saw that but, as part of the British commonwealth, wouldn't it be like India and Britain?
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Dunsinare Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
im curious about each division of the ODA, are they each run separately for each country, or do they all have a singular ruling office with holdings in each country. I'm also surprised to see Canada with an ODA.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Each office is run individually.
The Canadians/Indians/Australians just adopted the British model. They don't take orders in any shape or form from the UK's O.D.A.
(Nor do they wear the same get-up. C.O.D.A officers don't go around in discreetly armoured bowler hats, for example.)
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:icondunsinare:
Dunsinare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I just realized, the states would have to always go around canada if they had an outpost in alaska.......
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Not a problem. Alaska is in Vicky's patrol area, and she can fly :)
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Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Just a note, but in general, Canada tends to side with the US more than Britain.

And anyone who wants to say "51rst state" Go bleep yourself.

Canada is the 51-63 states.
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:icondunsinare:
Dunsinare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Vicky can fly yes, any other super who couldn't though would have to go around by plane, or have Vicky carry them. Leaves a funny image in my head XD
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:icondunsinare:
Dunsinare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
XD okay, I'm seeing super teched mounties right now but that is just too overdone. okay thanks for that I just wanted to check.
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Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Suprisingly, the Mounty uniform is still in use in canada as a show uniform, something people wear to ceremonies.
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:iconarsondadko:
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry about Canada, Miko and Danger Dave have it covered (except if he runs out of mousse...).
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
They're probably contractors for the C.O.D.A. :D
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:iconstookam:
Stookam Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Why the rare element names? Do the more precious materials indicate a higher-risk area?
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:iconthabian:
Thabian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Makes me wonder what the Aussies do about all the possible crazy out there (as I am an aussie XD ).. Love this comic by the way.. I actually used it with an rpg group when we were doing a super hero themed game.
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K-Jounin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
why is the republic of ireland not in the platinum sector? theyre part of the EU arent they? i seriously doubt they wouldnt sign this pantheon treaty becuase britain said it wouldnt?
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:iconnorthern-megas:
Northern-Megas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Different reality would be my guess. I don't think many rebels would wish to fight this... [link]
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:iconk-jounin:
K-Jounin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Hmmmm that is a big death machine true
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:iconamythelovelyelf:
Amythelovelyelf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
fascinating....
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:iconneo-draco:
Neo-Draco Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Cool!
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SnakeoilSage Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Yeah you heard us, Goldilocks; the next time Captain Seattle and the Warriors Glee try to have a curb stomping party in Vancouver they can share an adamantium cell we keep in the Rockies for a few weeks. Now get your ass state-side, hosers.
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:iconnorthern-megas:
Northern-Megas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Don't you mean the North West Territories? Where it's so cold, The press nor hero fans dare not go. [link]
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MichaelPaddyMan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I'm curious to know, dose the UN exist in this universe.
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:icongiganaut:
Giganaut Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
i is in emerald sector... WOO! GO TEAM EMERALD
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thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am somewhat puzzled why the area including Russia is not dubbed, "Ruby Sector."

...Ha ha. Terrible joke. My apologies.
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Syko7-y Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
does this cover the story for SA as well?
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Sequential Art has nothing to do with Little Victory/related projects.
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:iconpoptart36:
poptart36 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
no one remembers Antarctica
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:iconnightmare-jackal:
Nightmare-Jackal Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh noes im evil? MAHAHAHAHAHAHA... >3>
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:iconnorthern-megas:
Northern-Megas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Not evil, just British and proper. :)
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:iconnightmare-jackal:
Nightmare-Jackal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i had to look back on the orginal of what i commented on. oooo im british and proper like the friendly canadian i am :p
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:iconkiyrradellienne:
Kiyrradellienne Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am intrigued...
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
Even so, it makes good sense.
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ObsidianOrder Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Do other commonwealth nations have something like Dartmoor battalion?

for those who don't know what i'm talking about
[link]
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
An "Office of Dangerous Anomalies" is a division of each nation's military/security and so has the full support of the rest of that armed service. It's safe to assume that specialist units, similar to Dartmoor Battalion, exist within them.
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ant-onoma Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving the map! :)
Just a question though... are the Pacific islands covered by Emerald or Sapphire? It would be cool to find you've left them and Antartica out on purpose as a super-secret zone! :mwahaha:

And Bermuda, Saint Helena & Deigo Garcia are just begging for secret ODA projects and GSI tracking stations :w00t:

If the Super Heroes were issued with cards, I can imagine the Europeans always getting stuck with the bill after dinners!? (Oh, I'm sorry, don't you have a PLATINUM card? :pointandlaugh:)
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BoredTrucker Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
canada has it's own unique powers. look at our military...2 mounties, a canoe and a beaver :D rofl
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