As the name suggests this happens after a rather nasty event in the near future, aliens invade and attempt to wipe out humanity with a viral agent that they just call the Mutagen. As the aliens have experienced on countless other worlds, the mutagen warps the DNA of what ever species it comes into contact with, and changes them in random, violent, and always fatal ways….
Now the reason this is important is because, when they used it on Earth, everything happened to how they expected it to. But after a few months of deaths, and horror….. Humanity changed to accept the mutagen into their genetic structure. This allowed them to survive the plague, grow stronger, and become something else, they were Altered in such a way that the survivors were no longer base line humans.
Humanity took to calling the survivors, Altered beings, and the Altered beings helped to win the war against the alien invaders, and send them back to the stars. Now adays you can find Altered beings in almost all aspects of Humanity. They are soldiers, police, heroes, villains, politicians, models, and so much more. Their abilities run the gamot from super strength, invulnerability, immortality, laser eye beams, the ability to change their shape, enhanced physical and mental abilities, enhanced looks and personality, aura’s that effect people around them, and change their molecular structure at will….. But there is also shape shifters, Psionics, and Magic is all now apart of the world.
Now with all of this you must be asking…. What about the normal people… Are there any.
Yes, there is. Some of the survivors for what ever reason didn’t change, they woke up healthy and normal. But with an immunity to the Mutagen that allowed them to work with others who were infected. Also some parts of the world were successfully quarantined before they were able to get infected.