Brockton Bay is a fictional coastal city located in the US Northeast and is the city in which most of Worm takes place. It houses PRT Department ENE.

Geography & ClimateEdit

Brockton Bay is located in the northeast of the United States. Its state is never mentioned. The Atlantic Ocean lies to its East and is surrounded by mountains/hills.

Brockton Bay had a civilian population of around three hundred and fifty thousand as of the Battle against Leviathan,[1] which declined significantly with the subsequent evacuation.[2] It was probably in the top 10 US cities in terms of total cape population.[3]

Being a coastal city along with its surrounding geography, Brockton Bay has fairly mild climate. The summers are comfortably warm and the winters are one of the mildest in the Northeastern States. This may be one reason people in costume congregated there.[4][5]

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Brockton Bay had originally been a big trading post and port, back when America was being colonized.[7]

When the import/export business in Brockton Bay had dried up, there had been a whole lot of people who were suddenly out of work. The richest and most resourceful people in town had managed to make more money, turning the city’s resources towards tech and banking, but all of the people who had been employed on the ships and in the warehouses had few options left to them. They faced leaving Brockton Bay, sticking around while scraping up what little work they could or turning to more illicit activity.[3]

Villain TakeoverEdit

This all contributed to the boom in the local supervillain population in the mid eighties. The potential for big money coupled with the number of eager-to-please mooks and henchmen made it the city to be for the villains in the late 90s. Said at one point to have gotten to the point where Supervillans and effectively ruled the city.[citation needed] the Slaughterhouse Nine under King visited the area and would later decimate The Teeth. It took a few years for the hero presence to establish and organize themselves, but they did, and there was something of an equilibrium following high profile arrests of Marquis and the formation of New Wave. As far as cape population went, Brockton Bay wasn’t in the top 5 cities in the U.S., but it was probably in the top ten[3].

Story StartEdit

After Bakuda's scuffle with The Undersiders, she went on a bombing campaign, indiscriminately targeting several major locations across Brockton Bay. Initially, targets included a power transformer, a school, a bridge, train tracks, and other major services. At least 27 people were reported to have died in the attacks.[8]

Soon after, the bombs became coordinated against other gang and villain organization fronts. This led all the other villains of Brockton Bay to ally themselves against the ABB.

The ABB terror campaign climaxed when Bakuda attempted to hold the city for ransom with a threat of a 'superbomb', one authorities[who?] feared to be equal to a nine megaton bomb. Through a concerted effort between the Protectorate and the Wards, both the ABB leader Lung and his lieutenant, Bakuda, were apprehended.[9]

Leviathan's AttackEdit

In May 15, 2011, Brockton Bay became the target of an attack by the Endbringer Leviathan. This event caused the loss of power and other services to significant parts of the city, the flooding of most of downtown and southern Brockton Bay and the formation of a sizable lake in the southern downtown area. It was speculated that a more successful attack on the part of Leviathan would have caused the collapse of large sections of the city into the aquifer it was built on.[10]


Escutcheon   Tyrone Venson
Erudite   Mavis Shoff
Fenja   Jessica Biermann
Gallant   Dean Stansfield
Geomancer   Tim Mars
Good Neighbor   Roberto Peets
Herald   Gordon Eckhart
Impel   Corey Steffons
Iron Falcon   Brent Woodrow
Kaiser   Max Anders
Manpower   Neil Pelham
Mister Eminent 
Oaf   Wesley Scheaffer
Pelter   Stefanie Lamana
Quark   Caroline Ranson
Resolute   Georgia Woo
Saurian   Darlene Beckman
Shielder   Eric Pelham
Smackdown   Jennie Ryan
Snowflake   Charlotte Tom
Strider   Craig McNish
Velocity   Robin Swoyer
Zigzag   Bennie Debold and Geoff Schearn

The loss of Shielder and Manpower, and later Glory Girl and Panacea in the wake of these events largely ended the New Wave experiment.

Slaughterhouse 9 AttackEdit

Capitalizing on the chaos wrought by Leviathan, the Slaughterhouse 9 chose to visit Brockton Bay in order to recruit a ninth member. There they suffered a massive defeat, losing all but three of their members.

Echidna's attackEdit

Released in the wake of Coil's death, Echidna rampaged through a section of the city. Under the advisement of local thinkers, the attack was raised to an A-class threat before any major damage was done, allowing her to be subdued fairly quickly.

Aftermath of the event included Alexandria's civilian identity and the Triumvirate's association with Cauldron to be revealed and the defection of the majority of Protectorate Case-53s to Weld's Irregulars, as well as the creation of a portal to Earth Gimel.


Following Tattletale, Labyrinth, and Scrub's creation of a portal to Earth Gimel, Brockton Bay became much more important, attracting both unpowered humans motivated by greed and capes going after the rich pickings created by this influx of wealth.

This portal was used an evacuation point for most of the East Coast following Scion's attack.


  • Many of the features of Brockton Bay were based on Vancouver.[11] Such as the Thugs hired by the market people to protect their stalls.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. I was scared. A huge part of me wanted to just close my eyes and hope Leviathan didn’t come, that I wouldn’t have to deal with him. It would be nice to join the three hundred and fifty thousand other Brockton Bay residents that were trusting the heroes to handle things, find a peace of sorts in surrender and helplessness. - Extermination 8.4
  2. The humans outnumbered parahumans by eight-thousand to one, give or take, in urban areas.  Outside of the more densely populated areas, it dropped to a more manageable one to twenty-six-thousand ratio.  But here in Brockton Bay, many had evacuated.  Few places in the world, if any, sported the imbalanced proportion that Brockton Bay now featured.  What was it now?  One parahuman to every two thousand people?  One parahuman to every five hundred people? - Excerpt from Interlude 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gestation 1.3
  4. Gestation 1.2
  5. Comment by Wildbow
  6. Interlude 10
  7. Tangle 6.2
  8. Shell 4.11
  9. Tangle 6.4
  10. Extermination 8.2
  11. East coast guy. A lot of the little details about Brockton Bay were pulled together from Vancouver. - Comment by WildBow on Shell 4.5

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