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Who Will Die Teaser by DNA-1 Who Will Die Teaser by DNA-1
With the launch of CITY OF HEROES FREEDOM, we started a new series of monthly episodic content called the Signature Stories. The first of these is a 7-parter called "Who Will Die?" and as the title suggests, the story will culminate with the death of one of the game's most recognizable heroes. That'd be one of the following:

--Statesman
--Positron
--Manticore
--Sister Psyche
--Synapse
--Numina
--Citadel
--Back Alley Brawler

And this isn't just a quick throw-away death either; the hero will be meticulously removed from the game following Who Will Die. Fans on the forums have guessed all sorts of endings for the storyline, and I suspect they'll be pretty surprised at how it goes down.

In the actual image, we see charred, busted-up versions of Statesman's helm, Manticore's bow, and Back Alley Brawler's gauntlet.
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matthew-lane Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Who Will Die"

Why, your servers come November.
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RiskoVinsheen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Personally I'm assuming it will be Citadel because he will have the least impact on the game if he gets removed. And it would give them the perfect opportunity to revamp his task force into a Back Alley Brawler TF.

Statesman is a pretty common theory especially with the latest loyalty program being called "Salute to Statesman" and ending the month the last part of the SSA will be released. But that seems too obvious to me. Plus if they remove him that negates most of the higher level content of the game.

Sister Psyche and BABs appear in the new tutorial and its loading screen. So unless they remove them just from everything after the tutorial and leave them there, I don't see that happening. Manticore is important to the entire tutorial arc from Twinshot.

I personally don't think it will be either Synapse or Numina simply because they already had the chance to kill them in the first two parts. (Besides, Numina's already dead. The arc's name would become redundant.) And unless Positron leaves the company any time soon his own avatar that he personally had a hand in creating is likely safe from destruction.

For me, all signs point to Citadel. But I guess Synapse would be my second guess.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Can't fault your logic! Things really kick into high gear in Ep.s 5 and 6 before a giant set-piece finish in Ep. 7. Really can't wait to see what people think. :)
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RiskoVinsheen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Oh absolutely. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm just the kind of person who can't help but analyze those kinds of things beforehand :P

I am definitely loving the new maps you guys have made for these things though. Lava filled Hollows was great. Looking forward to seeing more.
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orabich Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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Bubbawheat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Got to see a bunch of interesting guesses running my contest. Curious to see if anyone got it right or even close. Will find out in a few months I guess.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes indeed. I read the thread, and some people have been quite close about certain aspects. Others are way off. When it's over, I'm sure we'll be seeing a few "see, I called it!" posts. :p
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niekitty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
i havent gotten to it yet, but apparently somebody already kicked the bucket
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but it wasn't the 'main event,' so to speak. That's yet to come.
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niekitty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
figured. :)
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