Neon lights projected across digital billboards across the city; This is Utopia™ (Coined by the Ministry of Utopian Society and Government), a massive city that spans almost the entirety of Eurasia. See, they couldn't really put it in the Americas, as the US was blown into nonexistence, but we'll get to that later.
Utopia's been around for upwards of 50 years; A safe haven for the whole of humanity. A few cataclysmic events here and there brought the world population to just above 2 million, and given that humanity had very little left that wasn't consumed by the rift or by nature, almost everyone lives in Utopia. And to rule them all is one single man; the self-proclaimed 'Emperor' of Humanity, Garrison Slavadio. He rules Utopia with an iron fist, alongside the Ministry of Utopian Society and Government, all rich and powerful men that are advisers to the Emperor.
The city is separated into three districts:
Well you see, this is where it gets a little illegal. About 55 years ago, the US discovered something amazing, which was A tiny rift that a wonderful substance called Relatium seeps through. They did numerous experiments with the stuff, and soon they learned something world-shattering; If a human being ingested or was injected with Relatium, they were able to control certain elements in their surroundings. With some refinements to stop the side effect of death and addiction, the US had suddenly realized they had the perfect material to make an army of super-soldiers. They also decided to attempt to implement Relatium into the most volatile weapon on the planet; Nuclear Bombs.
Let's say it didn't go well. Almost all of the Northern American Continent was blown into smithereens, and in it's place was left a massive glowing rift of oozing Relatium. Get some of it into the air and water, and suddenly more things than you could count were becoming changed and mutated by the substance. A lot of people died by attacks via mutated wildlife, or died of the strange illness that began to spread after being touched by something infected with RAD (Relatium Affected Disorder). Those who were left quickly fled to the last safe haven, A growing city on the Asian Continent. Even more people died trying to get there, leaving the 7 billion population to drop to a mere 2 million.
As humanity began to grow and repopulate something strange had begun to occur. A select few of the new generation of folk born A.R (After Rift) had Relatium particles running through their DNA; They were born with the ability to use magic. Anything Relatium-related, from books to drugs were all outlawed in Utopia, in fear that even speaking of the substance could spread RAD. Unfortunately for those who were born with Relatium DNA, they were quickly found and executed. 'Public Safety' they claimed, saying that those who had such altered DNA were not humans at all, but monsters hellbent on destroying the Human Race.
It's been 30 years since the first Relatium-DNA came around, and not all of them were killed. A few escaped, hiding away their true nature and effectively creating more of their kind; And that's where you fit in. You're a Relatium-DNA, a 'Super-human', in laymen's terms. You were born with the ability to control a specific element and wield it as a weapon of sorts, but you weren't so cautious with it. You and a few other of your kind are on the run after being caught using your magic somehow, and now you must figure out a way to show the world that Relatium-DNA aren't as bad as Emperor Slavadio makes them out to be.
✠Follow basic RPF rules. Romance and some cursing is allowed, but keep it at a low.
✠If I ask you to stop something/change something, I suggest you do it. My word is law 'round these parts.
✠Don't be an asshole. No Godmodding, Metagaming, etc. Don't do Permanent Damage or kill another character without explicit permission.
✠If there's a problem, come to me first. Don't start arguments in the OOC over stuff just because you don't like it.
✠Don't make your character overpowered. They've probably never actually USED their powers except for once or twice, so they won't know how to do everything already.
✠If you read these, put 'Utopia Suxs' In your extras.
✠Don't be mad when another character doesn't like yours. Not everyone is going to get along, especially considering their all fugitives now.
✠Put in your character's Bio HOW you were caught using your powers.
✠Control and Manipulation of Plant Life and ability to communicate with Animals and influence their actions.
✠Control over fire, the heat it brings, and the light it produces. Immune to heat-related injuries, and cannot be burned.
✠Control over water. Ability to breathe underwater, walk on water, and talk to sea-life.
✠Manipulation of wind and air. Able to levitate above ground slightly, jump higher, and control storms to a certain degree.
✠Control of the darkness and shadows. Ability to turn invisible when in shadows, see in the dark, and also manipulate the darkness into shapes.
✠Control over Rocks and other minerals. High level of strength, able to run faster than others, and higher durability against injuries.
✠Control over electricity and lightning. Able to create light, immune to shocks and electric injuries, can create large volts of electricity.
Abilities: (Minimum of 2. Give them a ranking, 1-5. 5 being "I don't really know how to use it" and 1 being "I'm a master".)