Original ONGOING Action Sci-fi Non-Human lead Secret Identity Super Heroes Villainous Lead
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Fortress City has Super Villains, who have evil lairs, and in them they make super weapons. But when a bioweapon is granted super powers of its own, will Fortress City be able to handle the Super Minion?

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Ch1 Taste Test ago
Ch2 More Than You Can Chew ago
Ch3 Bait Fishing ago
Ch4 Out Of The Frying Pan ago
Ch5 What's On The Menu? ago
Ch6 Travel Rations ago
Ch7 Let's Do Lunch ago
Ch8 Rat Meat ago
Side Dish #1 ago
Ch9 Will Work For Food ago
Ch10 Cafeteria Cuisine ago
Ch11 Bitter Pill ago
Ch12 First Come, First Served ago
Ch13 Preheat The Oven To 10,000 Degrees ago
Ch14 Egg Scramble ago
Ch15 Crunchy Critters ago
Side Dish #2 ago
Ch16 They Are Made Of Meat ago
Ch17 All Part of a Balanced Breakfast ago
Ch18 Tips For Delivery ago
Ch19 Fly In My Soup ago
Ch20 Snack Run ago
Ch21 Leftovers ago
Ch22 Jailhouse Rock Candy ago
Ch23 Home Cooking ago
Ch24 Good to the Last Bite ago
Side Dish #3 ago
Ingredients (Glossary) ago
Ch25 Kitchen Prep ago
Ch26 Dining Etiquette ago
Ch27 Salad Fork ago
Ch28 Double Danger Dinner Date ago
Ch29 Brewing ago
Side Dish #4 ago
Ch30 Food Courting ago
Ch31 Refried ago
Ch32 Dinner Bell ago
Ch33 Hangry ago
Ch34 Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts ago
Ch35 Picnic ago
Ch36 Smart Sushi ago
Ch37 Monster Mashed Potatoes ago
Sidedish #5 ago
Ch38 Chew ago
Ch39 Beefy Boy ago
Ch40 Cake ago
Ch? Rubber Chicken ago
Ch41 Smells Fishy ago
Ch42 Sweet, Salty, Sour ago

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I absolutely love this fiction. There's something about characters like yours that draws me in and gets me hooked. There are not that many good modern world fiction, especially villain/hero stories. The whole concept in and of itself is unique and fun, having a world of huge variety to show for it. The chapters are long and engaging.


STYLE
The writing style is super easy to follow and gives all the right descriptions. It is a pleasure to read.


GRAMMAR
Grammar is really good and fluent. A mistake here and there is normal, there really aren't that many.


STORY
The story itself is very interesting, I just find it slightly disappointing the firm he was created in doesn't have any screen time. I am constantly curious about what they're up to but the topic isn't all that clear until this point. I do think the author is getting to it though.


CHARACTER
I just love Tofu. He is interesting and fun to follow. I especially loved the last few chapters where some of his dirty little secrets come out, haha. Keep it up.
All in all, 5-stars without question. Keep doing what you're doing. It would be awesome if the chapters came out more often but, as a writer myself, I understand it can be difficult at times. Best of luck!

bobbj
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Brilliant and a must read

Reviewed at: Ch40 Cake

Absolute gold. The main character is hilarious, not too overpowered nor too weak, and the reactions of the people around the main character is reasonable and makes sense. 10/10 reccomended

Fernanfernando038
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I read this from this site for a year now and I felt I was doing a disservice to the author by not leaving a review. So here it is! I don't need to say much I just love this story. Thanks to ky reading buddy Bo, who helped me made an account. 

NetiZen
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Don't be fooled! This is a cute story!

Reviewed at: Ch41 Smells Fishy

Let's face it, monsters nightmares and horrors, death destruction and mayhem, these are not the things you associate with cute cuddly things.  But GogglesBear has somehow made the nightmares and horrors cute and friendly, in a deadly sort of way.  Our main protag Tofu is a vegan designed soy based murder weapon (ok not really) strait from a horror film that melts hearts with his innocent foolishness.  Definatly the definition of "creepy cute" the characters have an almost slice of life take on living amidst the chaos that is a capes n cowls super universe.  Join GogglesBear's awkward teen(like) murder weapon as he navigates through the chaotic metropolis of fortress city, fighting capes, gaining sustinance, and navigating teen social structure.

So let me start with the style.  I'll admit I was expecting a much darker setting given the plot and material the author was working with.  But somehow, this ended up being a relatively lighthearted story despite that massive amounts of gore and horrors that are most of the characters (get to that more in character design). The author has found his niche and unique style and I hope to see it further explored in the future.

Grammar: nothing really to note hear, no big glaring grammatical mistakes, no real basic ones, but also nothing to set of those with a literary fetishism either.

story, besides the overarching plot of survival, and basic human interaction with a being coming to terms with it's marginal humanity it doesn't have anything of real note here either, much like gramma.  But this isn't really a mark against the author but more of the slice of life genre in general.  While theres always something to do in Tofu's life and somewhere he has to be, plus random quests from social interaction, theres also nothing of note, no greater goal.  But, in a way, that's also not a strike against the author either as Tofu has lived his (short) life for one reason up to this point, survival.  So finding out that there is something more is just one of Tofu's greater quests.  Something that he is forced to face with greater frequancy as he is thrust into "normal" life and day to day.

Characters, now this is where this story, and the greater capes n cowl genre set things apart.  I love good character development and character design, and this story has BOTH!  Not only is Tofu not living in a Barbie TM franchise universe but the mutavirus and general universe meta means that every character is unique by simple universe physics, it's awsome.  In addistion to character design but the characters themselves all have unique stories and development from the oblivously adorable MC to the background characters that you just don't get. Forget about in other stories even an MMO doesn't go into this depth for background NPCs that are going to be thrown away at the end of the quest.  But it is done with in an ergonomic way that doesn't clog the story with lore and WORD BLOCK.

All in all it's a cute story and I look forward to more Tofu adventures.  I highly recomend, for those that aren't squeamish anyway.

Nicholas Obviouslyfakelastnamebecauseprivacy
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Pretty good. Not the greatest, but quite fun to read. It has an actual plot and conflict so it's immediately better than 90% of the stuff on this website. No complaints from me, but it didn't really make me go "oh wow that's good". In my opinion a 4 star means "better than normal, everything put together really well, but nothing extra special or above and beyond like Threadbare's unique charm" and that describes the book really well.  It doesn't have a special charm, but it does it's bit, and it does it well. I definitely recommend a read!

 

the true cat king
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This story is very funny wal remaining very well stocherd I think any one who injoys a blood thresty merdor mc then this is the story for you 

Felix Helixihare
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I love it! Wish there was more.

Reviewed at: Ch38 Chew

Definitely deserving of its position in the top ratings section. Holy cow, this story is a beast that has successfully nabbed my heart.

It has very interesting backstory that is obscured by the forestory. Mysteries galore. MC's stilited humanity is certainly a breath of fresh air. Although it follows prevalent contemporary elements, it's not just a shallow reskin of some of the popular web fiction.

MC's inhuman streak is certainly a gold mine of humor and potential. So far, all the new elements only reinforce previously introduced elements which form an interesting story. The light bulb of narrative continually warms up, revealing more and more of the construction site that is reading this story.

I love it! Wish there was more.

SaintxMeow
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Better then the cover would usually entail

Very well written, one of the few superhero-esque stories i can read.

ThePhantomMan
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A great story brought down by it's schedule

Reviewed at: Ch41 Smells Fishy

This is one of my favorite stories on the site. It has wonderful characters, an interesting world that seems to follow the iceberg rule, and has interesting ideas and powers throughout.

The only problem is the upload schedule. I know that the story is free and therefore people think it's frouned upon to judge the author for the upload schedule, but at the time this review is written it has been  a month and a half since the last chapter, a chapter that raised a lot of questions.

Other than that, the story is great, the author has a good sense of style and they manage to have dialogue flow nicely in a way thats comedic when it wants to be. 

Overall it's great until you reach the most recent chapter. If the author ever gets a consistent scheduel (even if the chapters are spaced out more than normal) then i'd give it 4 stars

James Mandy
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This book is a masterpiece.I felt it has good bits in it. However I felt it couldn't compare with Watership Down as an adventure tale (that is another great book, surprisingly brilliant). My Grandmother ("on my father's side...") once said that I should read the book and put the old, incomplete cartoon into the video player. Intrigued, but didn't really get what was going on (the Black Riders in that cartoon are terrifying - scarier than the movie versions, and cost me some sleep!). later I sometimes considered looking at this book again, but was rather put off the idea due to it's imposing size and the apparent "unfathomability" of the tale in my own ignorance having not read it yet. Nor had my understanding of the cartoon improved. But, somehow in someway, the tale that had not been read just niggled at me from time to time. I met some good friends at 20 years old and they said, "you've not read it yet!? You've got to read it. It's so worth it - but READ IT ALL or you won't get the benefit!" Later that year I bought the one piece, bulky novel and got down to it... It has maps in it, always a good thing and gradually helped my immersion. Gradually, gradually. The first part, the first time, the super minion was kind of slow and for me, was an effort to read, I didn't know the characters, the lay of the land, the lore or anything. It had some tense and joyous moments. It was basically a deeper version of the world found in the Hobbit. But the English and sentence composition was exquisite in many parts. Didn't dig the singing though, for I knew not the tunes or hints! Then after the main character left the lab... Suddenly the book changes tracks! Whoa! It became a massive page turner, though the times I paused reading and was lost in my imagination about what was happening, where and to whom gradually increased in length and frequency. And THIS is what makes it great. You get lost in this world in your own imagination before returning to read the next paragraph... Suddenly the book ends. What an epic and what a fabulously cool ending! Such a good ending, When I read reviews of people complaining about the book, I can see from my own experience that almost all of them didn't get through super minion! LOL. For those who haven't read it yet, heed my old friend's advice, READ IT ALL. It becomes a page turner after the first part. Seriously. This book is awesome. The movies are great (I love them), but they are just like the images you see in the corners of the pages of old children's books. Wonderfully complimentary, but not actually it itself. Read it.