There are multiple origins you can use for your hero is this setting.
- Natural: Some people are naturally gifted with powers, having their powers awaken at different points in their lives, usually in moments of great stress. These supers have always been a part of Earth, appearing through out history.
- Acquired: Supers who acquired their powers fall into this category. Whether through spider bite, atomic radiation, or experiments gone terribly wrong (or right!).
- Relic: You acquired your powers through a relic of some sort. A family heirloom or a sacred sword.
- J-Day: The giant energy wave the destroyed our electronics also did something unexpected, it randomly granted normal humans powers. Humanity had to deal with these new supers as their powers manifested, the supers not knowing how to control their newly acquired powers.
- Skill: Some normal humans have trained themselves to be peak human, and have used their natural abilities for different reasons throughout history.
- Tech: Some humans, through normal means or through powers, are incredibly intelligent or amazing with technology. These supers use their gifts to make devices, armour, and weapons to suit their various needs.