We also know that Slade Industries are scraping the Internets and munging it into an experimental A.I. jokingly referred to as Wintermute, which seems to be taking a great interest in modified humans of all sorts.
Most of these modifieds, if not all, were given a residual “poison” that makes them spontaneously combust unless they are given the top secret Sinequanon compound (by their seemingly separate handlers). Unfortunately, this compound gets stored in the liver, which leaves a nice loophole for the cannibalistically inclined.
Recently, under Wintermute's guidance, five groups (probably all trios) of modifieds & friends that went off the grid are goaded into a deadly game.
Just a list of random startups around the human enhancement, next-gen security space:
Timeline - events from before/during the campaign
|Couch Potatoes||Head to Oregon||Meet Indian||Ride horses||Rescue Richard||Not get blown (because livers!)|
|Lounge Lizards||Stay put||Talk to Twisted Trio||Lose to Twisted Trio||Richard is rescued|
|Twisted Trio||Head to Oregon||Phone Lounge Lizards||Kick Lizard Ass||Search for Couch Potatoes|
|Southern Comfort||Stay put||Eat chicken||Drink bourbon|
|Transgressors||Relocate to the west coast|
|Couch Potatoes||SMS with Twisted Trio||Mustang to fight scene||Fight Twisted Trio and let them go|
|Lounge Lizards||Richard is on Fox News|
|Twisted Trio||SMS with Potatoes||Wait for Potatoes||Black Apollo and Goth are subdued|
|Couch Potatoes||SMS with Southern Comfort||Chicken and bourbon|
|Lounge Lizards||Richard is also on youtube|
|Twisted Trio||Papa Bear follows the Potatoes||Scopes Bubba's facility||Decides to head them off at NY|
|Southern Comfort||SMS with Potatoes||Chicken and bourbon|
|Transgressors||Shopping for Batcave|
|Dante and Abi||Head to New York and split up||Find Transgressors' dungeon||Boom||Encounter MUTAF||Run away to ground zero|
|Papa Bear||Booby traps duncgeon||Calls MUTAF friends||Boom||Check out ground zero|