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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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
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.
The epitome of a character driven masterpiece. So many well made characters, I actually care about what happens to most of the side characters! Best portrayal of such an inhuman protagonist I've ever read.
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.
Great writing quality, pretty unique world especially for a Superhero plotted book. But it was suddenly just dropped. Which I know for a fact annoyed many, including myself, so 5 Star to 3.5 Star.
The Author is a good writer, I didn't follow up on why he quit, but he did, so like I said, 3.5 Star
This story is refreshing, entertaining, and enthralling. The characters are well fleshed out, the story is consistent and most plot holes are swiftly amended, the author has impeccable grammar, and the story has yet to disappoint me in any way. As of now the story has been placed on hiatus but I do hope that the author will continue it and eventually give it a proper ending. I would hate to see this one become like so many other amazing stories on here, abandoned without a proper ending.
This is, hands down, my favorite work on this site.
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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.
Very much a "Stranger in a Strange Land," the main character gradually grows into an ironic contrast to other super powered individuals. The author provides a very fun cast of characters that earn the readers' interest and even affection. A strong and succesful attempt is made at helping the main character evolve into a more powerful individual in order to keep up with life's increasing challenges. World building is done piecemeal, without it distracting from the plot, character development and is intentionally both funny and grim.
Highly addictive! Even if the author has put this story on Hiatus, it's an epic 50 chapters of character growth and world building. Keep a lookout for the author's new work.
"Advanced Reviews must be at least 200 words long", so I've padded this updated review in order to comply with new rules. This text is irrelevent compliance with a rule. Yet amazingly, I'm still getting this message that there aren't enough words, because there's really nothing else that I want to say. I like rectangles, like all normal humans. Also, nobody can tell me I need to lose weight, my body mass is precious to me. I don't understand what is happening, this review has gone way over 200 words, yet the dreaded message continues to appear when I attempt to update the review to recognize that the author has put writing the story on hiatus.