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Team Reach, or just Reach, was a corporate hero team active prior to Gold Morning.

Modus operandiEdit

A typical if successful corporate team. They operated over a wide area, originally in the state of Maryland but spreading out form there.[1]

StructureEdit

Operated much like a protectorate team, answerable to an onsite supervisor. Though they were more lax with costume coverage and probably had more dedicated personel.

PRT ResponseEdit

The Youth Guard kept tabs on the organization, especially because of the high ranks they had.

MembersEdit

Name Description
Capricorn A Case 70, Tristan and Byron Vega, they could summon materials like metal and stone or ges, water and ice. Tristan had an ongoing conflict with Moonsong, while Byron was close to her.[2] Close with Furcate.[3] Had left the team prior to Gold Morning.[4]
Moonsong Could create multiple overlapping gravity conditions. Had recurring conflicts with Capricorn and Furcate; Capricorn considers them judgemental. Lives in a town where her father is "taking a shot at mayor or councilman". As of Ward, had joined The Attendant.[5]
Tribute Is able to enhance persons speed, strength and intellect at distance in detriment to his owns.[6]As of Ward, had joined the Attendant.[5]
Figurehead Combat-thinker, which reads strangers, but gets more inconclusive results from familiar people.[6] Had well-known issues with being mind-controlled.[7] Had semi-retired after Gold Morning.[7]
Boundless Graduated to the adult team. Current status is unknown
Steamwheel Mousy girl-tinker who created huge steam powered war suits. Her status is unknown.
Coiffure Possessed a fine control of her hair movement.[6] Had an unusually heroic, inspiring personality.[8][9] Did not survive Gold Morning.
Furcate They are able to split up to four individuals with varying degrees of shared traits between them.[6] Referred to as "they" or "them". Had friction with Moonsong. Did not survive Gold Morning.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Reach was a sponsored hero team.[10] They had a recurring pair of nemeses called Scritch and Scratch.[11] The team had a therapist, and engaged in regular merchandising and fundraising.[2][12] They had a good reputation, and seemed to be fairly well-known.[12]

At some point, Capricorn left the team when one of the Vera twins, Tristan, apparently "lost it" and was arrested with a murder charge.[13][14] Several other members were recruited following Capricorn's arrest.[4]

Gold MorningEdit

Coiffure was killed in one of the initial strikes on the East coast,[8] along with her mother and two siblings. Her father survived the attack.

Furcate chose to fight on Gold Morning, and died in Moonsong's arms.

Capricorn was "dragged into" the fight, but survived.[15]

The team's nemeses, Scritch and Scratch, were killed by an unspecified group during a lull in the fighting.[11]

Glow-wormEdit

When Parahumans Online reactivated, Moonsong posted a thread with eulogies and updates.[15] They did not plan to reassemble the team, feeling there was little place for corporate heroes in the new world.[10] By a couple years after Gold Morning, former Team Reach members Moonsong and Tribute had joined the Shepherds, while Tristan had been attending group therapy.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. “It can’t be because of where you lived- you were… North Carolina?”

    “Reach was Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We were Maryland originally. - Excerpt from Gleaming 9.4
  2. 2.0 2.1 “Yeah,” Moonsong said. “I know how that goes. Like with Team Reach’s therapist, right? You get your turn, Byron gets his, you go in for extra advice, you take over, and somehow the team’s therapist gets weird ideas in his head about Byron. You suggest things and then when Byron gets his turn he’s having to play defense, get rid of these preconceived ideas. He gets no time of his own with the therapist, because he’s stuck trying to undo the damage Tristan did during his time.” - Excerpt from Glare 3.6
  3. 3A::u@T_Enki: can we maybe not talk about commemorative plates? maybe action figures? plates make me think of my abuela - Glow-worm P.2
  4. 4.0 4.1 [A18 12:33:23] Cap: if you joined the team after I left you probably won’t get it - Glow-worm P.2
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 “Tristan,” she said. “Tell me you’re not interviewing for a team.”

    “I’m not,” he said. “I’ve got the team already.”

    She pursed her lips together.

    “History, Moonsong?” someone asked.

    “Yeah,” Moonsong said. “Tribute knows.”

    “Yeah,” the guy who was apparently ‘Tribute’ said. He wore what looked like a hypermodernized version of the suit of armor with the cape over one shoulder. It wasn’t old fashioned armor, though. It was panels on a bodysuit, and the cape was cut to cling close to his body, angular for flowing cloth, with glowing lines where the sharp angles were. “History is putting it lightly.” - Excerpt from Glare 3.6
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Interlude 9.y II
  7. 7.0 7.1 Figurehead is alive but you all should know his issues with being controlled.  The events really shook him.  He’s retired in large part, he’ll be doing something capey, but he’s said he isn’t coming on PHO.  He asked me to wish you all the best. - Glow-worm P.2
  8. 8.0 8.1 It is with the heaviest of hearts that I inform you that Coiffure did pass.  When Gold Morning arrived, we suspected something might have happened, given the reports.  She was killed in one of the initial strikes on the East coast.  She was a friend, a teammate, and she was a true hero.  She elevated others around her to be better people by the standards she lived by. - Glow-worm P.2
  9. [A18 12:38:21] Cap: Coif– after everything that happened I thought I might not want to be a hero anymore
    [A18 12:39:50] Cap: your example is the only reason I still want to
    [A18 12:39:55] Cap: you were one of the good few - Glow-worm P.2
  10. 10.0 10.1 [A18 11:29:35] Cap: is Reach still a thing?
    [A18 11:29:56] Moonsong: I consider the others friends and teammates.
    [A18 11:30:11] Moonsong: I consider myself a member of Reach
    [A18 11:30:33] Cap: I get that
    [A18 11:30:35] Cap: doesn’t answer my question
    [A18 11:30:40] Cap: will it carry on?  what happens?
    [A18 11:43:50] Moonsong: It won’t. I don’t think so anyway. There’s a lot of hero teams out there and its hard for a sponsored team to get traction even without people feeling betrayed. - Glow-worm P.2
  11. 11.0 11.1 It might be crass to say, but I don’t know if anyone’s going to have words for them.  Scritch and Scratch were the closest thing we had to a nemesis.  They had their scummy moments.  They also kept to the rules.  They were killed during one of the lulls in the fighting, by a group I won’t name. - Glow-worm P.2
  12. 12.0 12.1 “It can absolutely pay, though,” Tristan said. He glanced at Mrs. Yamada and then said, “I was a member of a corporate team, I saw and participated in the fundraising and merchandising, and we did well. We made a good bit of money.”

    “Which team?” I asked.

    “Reach.”

    “Oh, kudos. I know Reach,” I said. “I’m not sure I could list off the roster as of Gold Morning but I’m more than passingly familiar. Good team.” - Excerpt from Flare 2.6
  13. “I lost it,” Tristan said, his eyes fixed on the road even though traffic crawled. “I’m not trying to deflect blame or anything, but I was dealing with the C-seventy bullcrap, three-point-four GPA, kicking ass as a hero on a kick-ass team, made friends and hung out with those friends. I did it while living half a life… and something gave.”

    [...]

    “It goes back to what happened with Reach. I tried to do it all and when I couldn’t do it anymore I let something slip, I became a villain and didn’t even realize it. I got arrested, I lost most of my friends from back then, my team, my academic record, and I lost my family. My dad doesn’t want to do dad things with me. My mom is really careful around me, like it’s all forced. They don’t call me, it’s always me calling them.” - Excerpt from Torch 7.3
  14. “It’s not, not exactly. It’s- I can’t talk to Byron, because the two of us can’t be in the same room at the same time. My parents don’t like talking to me. Not since the murder charge. I’m limited in the friends I can talk to, with one being worse off and one in prison. I needed to vent and I needed to say it out loud and make sense of it.” - Excerpt from Beacon 8.3
  15. 15.0 15.1 Glow-worm P.2