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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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Originally written for NaNoWriMo 2018 Royal Road challenge.

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lomie0
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Please! Not so great! It hurts!

Easily one of the best superpower world fictions I have enjoyed finding and has lots of well designed scenes that are super easy to visualise as it's being read. Would make a great anime.

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!

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.

BrickedKeyboard
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Why this story is good : 

      It has a nonhuman, extremely intelligent protagonist who gradually learns more about a well constructed superhero sci-fi/fantasy world.  Come to think of it, there's a lot of fics similar to this at the top of the rankings here.  (Threadbare, Everyone Loves Large Chests).  Unlike those fics, this one has a more interesting setting - it's very similar to Worm, but better thought out.  

      Another difference, something that grabbed my attention in the first few chapters, is our protagonist is smart.  In the other similar fics, the protagonist starts out a barely animate object with about 1 point in INT - while this leads to some hijinks, the character has no agency, everything is just luck.  In this fic, our protagonist is making the best choices it can with the knowledge it has right from the first chapters.  (with some mistakes as a result of incomplete knowledge).  Another interesting thing is our character is not OP, but not a pushover with no agency either.  

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.

Nitrous_Hail
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Usually i avoid superhero novels

But this one floored me with how much it has sunk its teeth into me. 

Wow, okay I just binged until ch. 17 and let me tell you, this is a good one. 

At first, the wording and way the writing is done can be difficult to understand. Even now I sometimes have to stop and remember what the word "Drones" actually means in the concept of the story. 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 The MC is diverse and interesting and tends to have a very interesting 'outsiders perspective' on how the cities inner workings are going down. 

I can't wait to see how the rest of this story fleshes out!

KoboldPatrol
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unique and hilarious view from a non-human

(as of chapter 17)

'Super Minion' plays in a superhero/supervillain universe and tells the story of a shapeshifting biomechanical superweapon that escapes from its lab to the city outside. In order to get the tasty stuff called food, it takes on human form and a job that turns out to be being a minion for a Super Villain. Hilarity ensues as it doesn't really understand how those strange 'humans' function or even that they aren't machines like itself.

Style: Told in first-person internal view, the story is told by a 'thing' that doesn't have the least bit of information about humans and society beyond what it can observe. This means a lot of wrong conclusions that are described lovingly. The wording is fine with a harmonic flow of the writing.

Story: The story shows how a machine sees the world and copes with it. It's funny how the protagonist observes something and tries to understand what happens, the author is really letting creativity run wild. As the protagonist has superhuman powers it hasn't met any real danger so far but the social aspect in the contact with its surroundings is described just fine. Many tiny aspects of our everyday life are shown from a non-human perspective, making you realize how strange our modern world really is.

Grammar: Not perfect but very good.

Characters: The protagonist is not human and so doesn't have a normal personaly as we know it. Its main motivation are "food" (energy needed to function) and "safety" (not being found out and brought back to the lab). But over the course of the first chapters we can already see the first glimpses of compassion. Though the world is divided between superheroes and supervillains, they mostly adhere to some rules instead of needless violence.

This is a story that will make you laugh with its many off-hand remarks and it's refreshing to see how we would be seen by an outsider.

redman s trials at writting
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I love this, I surprisingly don't have any real nitpicks as of chapter 18, I basically orgasmed at each description as the author managed to do something great with them, he managed to get us to know what animal he was talking about with such a small amount of details that I nearly feel ashamed of my own descriptions and how much time I spend to do basically the same thing.

The mc's thought process is a well mixed balance of human and robot that really makes me understand the mc, he doesn't get an existential crisis out of killing drones nor does he get some sort of sick pleasure out of doing immoral deeds and in doing so he manages to feel more human than any character I've ever managed to write myself and far more human than most other characters on this site.

The 'contemporary/ slightly in the future with heroes' tag applies really well to this novel, or as I like to shorten this, I feel that the 'worm' tag applies really well to this novel.

Surprisngly enough though, 'Worm' tag novels are really rare overall.

I do know that wildbow isn't the one who created thsi genre but I do know that he most likely is the best one out there.

Still, it gets bonus points from me for trying something that I haven't seen tried by many others before.

There are several original concepts such as 'odd summer' which I really appreaciate, the villains so far aren't 2D bad guys but feel just as human as everyday people do.

I rate this a 4.5/5 because it's stil pretty young and I feel that it's too soon to properly rate it 5 stars.

 

FreddyDiebitsch
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Found account just to recommend

Found my old account I didn't log in to ages just to say I like this.

The style is pretty cool. I'm used to lots of novels on this site having only one theme for any powers they obtain, but this novel gives itself more opportunities by involving robotics, mutations and super powers. I really enjoy the diversity and competition they could all have.

For grammar, I only spotted one tiny error out of the 19 chapters currently released. It's great.

The story itself is basic as can be at the beginning, but that's because the main character is obviously a robot just fighting things. After that (no spoilers, don't worry), it becomes much more enjoyable and has many branching storylines that actually get involved in the main character's life, whether good or bad, it feels natural and enjoyable. Nothing feels truly robotic, just like the super minion.

The protagonist starts off very mechanical and basic in thought processes and functions, but it doesn't last very long. He builds himself with each encounter he has with a person, monster, super hero, facility and even with a piece of food. It's very wholesome and satisfying.
Him alone would be better than average for this website, but the story has many memorable characters that actually feel like people and all have their own quirks that make you actually visualize and notice them each time you read their name. I have nothing to complain about any of the characters, it's very well blended and none of them feel artificial.

Overall, I love the story and I look forward to the future of its world and the protagonist. I hope this becomes more than trending and reach the best rated of this site.

I'll check each monday for this story and appreciate whatever it pops out, since I know the author will always think of something good.

Thank you Gogglesbear.

sir chicken
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I binge read the entire thing in a day.(chapter 15) Can't wait to get more to read.