NAME: The Sidekick Society (AKA Fanmen) TECH: III
TYPES: Pure Strain Humans (20%) Humanoids (65%)
Mutant Animals (10%) Androids (05%)
NUMBER ENCOUNTERED: 1d6
BASE: varies, but always referred to as a “Secret Lair”
SECRET SIGN: Head upturned, chin thrust forward as if in contemplation of a Better Tomorrow. Fanman bases are marked by a seal which reads “Approved by the Comics Code Authority”.
DESCRIPTION: The Fanmen are a Cryptic Alliance dedicated to bringing truth and justice to the wasteland. They hold to a moral doctrine derived from religious pamphlets discovered in a bunker of the Ancients, housed in a cache which included small plastic idols and colorful costumes. The pamphlets themselves were encased in radiation-resistant mylar sleeves, and are rumored to describe the mythical exploits of mutant “Superheroes” who protected Earth Alpha from crime and alien invasion. Fanmen point to these myths as proof that Mutantkind existed on Earth Alpha, and that Genetic Purists are full of Brutor shit.
Most folks think they've been in the wastes too long, but Fanmen dedicate their lives to defending those who cannot defend themselves, and to exacting ironic and frequently brutal justice/revenge upon those who would victimize the innocent. This puts them at odds with the vast majority of other Cryptic Alliances, whom the Fanmen refer to as “Supervillains”.
Fanmen can be recruited (if they believe the cause to be just). They can never be hired, and they never check morale.