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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
Ch43 I Can't Believe It's Not Tofu ago
Ch44 Slices of Life ago

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Non-human lead done right

Reviewed at: Ch38 Chew

Although I'm pretty sure the author's definition of bioweapon is a bit different from the dictionary... The story was quite surprising, I was bored, the description didn't seem very appealing to me but I thought I'd give it a shot, and what do you know...

The story is well written, it's good, the characters are good, the pacing is perfect, I have literally no complaints about anything. (Except the slow pace of chapter releases maybe, the wait kills)

A lab created, bioengineered monster, not awfully dissimilar in concept to a slime, just with a fleshy body rather than being made of jelly, with outstanding shapeshifting capabilities, it's defining feature is it's shapeshifting ability, it's greatest weapon, it's greatest defense, the answer to most of it's problems.

One of these problems is surviving in a post-modern city in a world where superpowers more or less grow on trees (seems like a world not so dissimilar to Worm to be honest) where it will shapeshift into the image of a close approximation of a human to blend in, it's character development is constant, although under the hood it's just a lifeform prioritizing it's own survival, as time passes it learns more and more about humans, and the world it lives in, and it has an actual personality as opposed to just being a slave to instinct like in most stories with non-human protagonists tend to be like, it's instincts are a weapon honed alongside it's intelligence, rather than a crutch holding it back.

True to it's name however, it's mentality is that of a minion, it is reacting to the events that surround it, it rarely takes it's own initiative to do anything major, and this might end up becoming the story's achilles heel, since our protagonist is really more of a side character drifting along through everyone else's story. How long such an approach to narrative can be maintained without becoming bland is a bit questionable (currently I'd say it's working because it's fun to see how this monster is slowly finding his way around in this world, but isn't quite there yet, it's a fun development especially since the world is quite chaotic), at least so far it has been a blast, and it will most likely remain so for a long time as there seems to be an overarching plot holding all the pieces together, but what that plot is has yet to be fully revealed.

Hyeon
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one of the more unique novels on rrl and its done really well with lots of future potential, the grammar is also really a good point :) im looking forward to the releases :P

Newbage
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All-around genre defying excellence

All around excellent fiction. Extremely creative. Detailed without being verbose. Believable character interactions. Extremely imaginative depiction of what a several week old lab grown bioweapon, who isn't innately evil, but has little to no context about the world would act like when presented with various situations and scenarios. A very well-done fish out of water story with a likeable and sympathetic character, despite the character being thoroughly non-human. 

The world building is also quite inventive -- taking inspiration from superhero tropes, but with enouhg innovation and twists to make the work very original overall. Even with the narrow slice of the world we've seen so far, the world building seems vast and thoughtful. Excellent work on the authors part. 

If you usually don't like superhero stories, I'm willing to bet it's because of the genre's tendancy toward 2d characters and the cartoony motivations held by heroes and villains alike. Or maybe their tendancy towards implausable behavior and contrived scenarios that require serious suspension of disbelief. If that's the case, I bet you'll still like this fiction just fine.

Give this story a shot. You won't be disappointed.

Eriand
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Definitely A Favorite

Reviewed at: Sidedish #5

This is, hands down, my favorite work on this site.

Earthsea
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Had to give it for Chapter 22

Okay here is your review

 

 

I laughed

titulusfeles
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Definitely a must read on Royal Road.  Even if you aren't a fan of sci-fi or some other tag on the story at least give it a shot I'm sure it'll enthrall you with it's minute yet valuable details, amazing world building and interesting cast of characters.

It is very well written, the only gripe I have is that there aren't enough chapters to feed my addiction. Then again, I can't really blame the author because the chapters are quite long and (I know I've said this already but...) incredibly well written. 

Jukonon
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I had a lot of misgivings before actually reading this story. I normally don't like superhero stories, the few I read were mediocre at best. So I didn't start with the best of feelings into this story. However, it's actually a really great fiction. The world is interesting, the mc is actually cool and fleshed out and the story arc so far is very entertaining.

I would love if there were more chapters coming out, 2 chapters a week are not great news for my addiction.

Krota
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A Fresh take on the superhero genre

A really well written take on the superhero genre, I can’t say I’ve read better on this site, it’s not to fast and the build up is really satisfying when something does happen because he isn’t becoming an invincible killing machine of the apocalypse within 1 chapter, a lot of indie authors takes on this genre and who am I kidding even seasoned writers have a really hard time with the pacing in this kind of novel, thing always happen to fast and we end up with half a book of pointless jumping around and then he just gets super strong and his personality does a 180 for the last like 20% of the book, I really love your concept and how you started us at something of a true beginning for your character, I really hope you end up finishing this novel and we see you popping it on Amazon one day!

crusaderbond
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The prose is great, I love the word choices and the descriptions. The characters aren't completely fleshed out yet, but that's partly because the mc doesn't really understand people. In this case it's really well done and leaves room to grow.

 

The worldbuilding is interesting, there are a few details that have been dropped in that raise all sorts of questions. 

 

I really like it so far. :)

 

Nice work, author!

 

FrequentFailure
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i really can't be bothered to give an advanced review so i'll keep this simple.

this novel makes me feel

1. happy

2. warm

3. fuzzy

if you like feeling any of those three things when you read then i recommend this novel.

it also has what id describe as silly action which is fun.

OK last bit, basically the MC is a naive and innocent(?) bio-weapon and the novel is basically him stumbling through a world of super heroes and villains so if that'd interest you maybe try reading it.