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Parahumans Online, abbreviated to PHO, is the "go-to" website about capes. The main website displays recent international news about parahumans, and it also includes a cape wiki, message boards with private message functionality, a chatroom, and other information on cape groups and events. Its URL was Parahumans.net.[1]

Message BoardsEdit

The message boards are the most seen section of Parahumans Online in Worm. The most in-depth look at the boards is seen ;ater,[2] which includes some of Greg Veder's posts, which includes sections of a Parahumans Online message boards thread.[3]

Other characters seen or referred to using it are Taylor, Charlotte, Lisa, WagTheDog, Sveta, Weld, and Vista. Saint has also been shown to pore over messages from Parahumans Online through Dragon's information feeds.

MembersEdit

Known Members
  • Aku-42
  • Alathea
    • Original Brockton Bay board moderator
  • Answer Key
    • Reference to commenter Anzer'ke
  • Antigone
  • ArchmageEin
  • AverageAlexandros (Cape husband)
  • Bagrat (Veteran Member) (The Guy in the Know)
    • Reference to commenter Packbat
  • bothad (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Brilliger (Moderator: Protectorate Main)
  • Brocktonite03 (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Bruce Lao (Brockton Bay Refugee)
  • Chaosfaith
  • Char[4] (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Chilldrizzle (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Chrome
  • Coyote-C
    • Reference to commenter Loki-L
  • Dawgsmiles (Veteran poster)
    • Reference to commenter Sadcat
  • Ekul (Brockton Bay Refugee)
  • Feychick
    • Reference to commenter Faerie
  • Forgotten Creator
    • Reference to commenter Lost Demiurge
  • General Prancer
    • Reference to commenter Admiral Skippy
  • Good Ship Morpheus
  • GstringGirl
  • Judge
    • Reference to commenter Truthseeker
    • Original Brockton Bay board moderator
  • Laser Augment (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Lasersmile
    • Reference to commenter Razorsmile
  • Lo A Quest (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Logs
    • Reference to commenter notes
  • Lolitup
  • Mac’s Dual Rocket Propelled Grenades (Brockton Bay Refugee)
    • Reference to commenter mc2rpg
  • Mane Magenta
    • Reference to commenter Pinkhair
  • Miraclemic (Brockton Bay Refugee)
  • Miss Mercury (Protectorate Employee)
    • Reference to commenter Hydrargentium
  • Mock Moniker
    • Reference to commenter Fake Name
  • Morgan Sinister (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • Mr. Fabuu (Brockton Bay Refugee)
  • Ne
    • Reference to commenter En
  • Nod
  • Nondeceptive (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
    • Reference to commenter Noliar
Noveltry
    • Reference to commenter Comickry
  • Procto the Unfortunate Tinker (Not a tinker)
  • Reave (Verified PRT Agent) (Brockton Bay Refugee)
    • Reference to commenter Reveen
  • Robby
  • Saskatchew
  • SenorEel
    • Reference to commenter MrMoray
  • Sothoth
    • Reference to commenter Yog
  • Space Zombie
    • Reference to commenter Undead-Spaceman
  • Thatdude
    • Reference to commenter Someguy
  • TheGnat
    • Reference to commenter TheAnt
  • TRJ
  • Tumbles
  • Valkyr (Wiki Warrior)
  • Vista (Verified Cape) (Wards ENE)
  • WagTheDog (Brockton Bay Refugee)
  • Weld (Verified Cape) (Irregulars)
  • Whackograve
    • Attempted to fake the "At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay" badge
  • WhedonRipperFan
  • Whitecollar (Cape Wife)
    • Reference to commenter Wage Slave
  • White Fairy (Veteran Member) (At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay)
  • XxVoid_CowboyxX
    • Attempted to fake the "At Ground Zero: Brockton Bay" badge
  • Xyloloup (Brockton Bay Refugee)

ChatroomsEdit

The Parahumans Online chatroom #116, 'The Holdout' is shown.[5] Meeting place of the Chatroom group.

Known Chatroom Members
  • Aloha
    • Reference to commenter Howdy
  • Arcee
  • BadSamurai
  • @Deadman@
    • Reference to commenter Zombie
  • Deimos
    • Changes nick to Absolute Annihilation during the events of the Interlude
  • Divide
    • Reference to commenter Schism
  • Groupies
  • Iblis
    • Reference to commenter Naeblis
  • Kriketz
    • Reference to commenter Klackerz
  • Loyal
    • Reference to commenter Trusting
  • Poit
    • Reference to commenter Narf
  • QwertyD
    • Reference to commenter DvorakQ
  • Ryus
    • Reference to commenter Kens
  • Spiritskin
    • Reference to commenter Soulpelt
  • Ultracut
    • Reference to commenter hyperstrike

WikiEdit

The glorious and noble art of online encyclopedias is followed in regards to capes. Pages are known to have warnings about dangerous parahumans,[6][7] such as Hellhound[8] and Oni Lee.[9]

Weaver and the Chicago Wards vandalized Golem's wiki page, and other websites, in an effort to confuse the The Slaughterhouse Nine-Thousand about his power.[10] Given the severity of the threat this is excusable.

TriviaEdit

  • Wildbow hinted in the comments that Parahumans Online may have been a side project of Dragon.[11]
  • Several of the usernames seen on the message boards are plays on usernames of posters from the site comments and elsewhere.[11][12][13][14]
  • Capes could have a Parahuman account and a plain cloths sock puppet account from when they were on PHO in their civilian identity.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Insinuation 2.2
  2. Interlude 19.y
  3. Interlude 24.y
  4. Interlude 22.x
  5. Glow-worm P.3
  6. Shadow 5.6
  7. The hyperviolent capes I’d come to think of as being the red-tagged, like the old capes on the parahuman online site who’d had the ‘do not approach’ banners across their profile. - Excerpt from Torch 7.8
  8. A red box near the bottom of the page read, “Rachel Lindt has a public identity, but is known to be particularly hostile, antisocial and violent. If recognized, do not approach or provoke. Leave the area and notify authorities as to her last known location.” - Excerpt from Insinuation 2.2
  9. Topping it all off, Oni Lee’s wiki page had a similar red warning box to the one that Bitch/Hellhound had on hers, minus the bit about his public identity. From what they knew about him, authorities had seen fit to note him a sociopath. The warning covered the same essential elements: exceedingly violent, dangerous to approach, should not be provoked, and so on. - Excerpt from Insinuation 2.2
  10. Golem was walking on rooftops at the edge of the effect, and he was surrounded by a nimbus of whirling material. By Wanton. We’d already altered all of the data on the group, to imply by news reports and Golem’s powers on the websites that Wanton’s telekinetic storm was Golem’s power. - Excerpt from Sting 26.2
  11. 11.0 11.1 Interlude 19.y
  12. Comment by user Undead-Spaceman on Interlude 19.y
  13. Comment by user Random Lurker on Interlude 19.y
  14. All of the people who appear in the (two) Parahumans Online installments are either commenters, forum-posters (in various threads on sites where people are discussing Worm) and people from the chatroom, with slight name changes. - Confirmation by Wildbow on Chrysalis 20.3
  15. Their login process notes that her account is a 'cape in civilian clothes' account; they're a cape but has two accounts, and this is the one they switch to when they don't want to broadcast that they're a cape. A kind of legitimate 'sockpuppet' account. - Synopsis by Wildbow