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    291. An old enemy who was believed to be dead has returned as an unstoppable robot. Will the heroes have what it takes to take down their foe?

    292. The city is being overrun by mischievous little creatures. Can the heroes round them up before these things cause too much trouble?

    293. A mummy has come to the city to reclaim an artifact that was stolen from him, and he has an army to back him up! Will the heroes destroy the mummy and his army, or will they find the artifact and return it to its rightful owner?

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    294.) Online data mining. Seriously, this was the Riddler's evil scheme from Batman Forever

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    295. An alien vessel crash lands on earth, just outside the city. The crew has died, but the AI has survived, sending out drones to collect materials to help repair the ship. But when the drones go far as to tearing cars and trucks apart as well as stealing from stores, it is up to the heroes to bring order to the chaos.

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    296: A secret society of communists have completed an AI that perfectly emulates the personality of Joseph Stalin. They convince another villain to mind-control the US military and orchestrate a violent overthrow of the government, placing AI-Stalin in charge. The mind-control is then transferred to the AI, and a new Great Purge begins across America that the heroes are now targets of.

    297: Meanwhile, a nazi society has recovered the body of Hitler and by means of magic has placed his soul into a giant mecha. Seeking revenge for WW2, Hitler sets out to destroy the communist Amerika and end AI-Stalin. The heroes now have to fight mecha-Hitler as well.
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    298.) Ragnarok is happening. Worse still, most of the world's leaders are adamantly denying this fact in order to pander to religious special interests (as these generally tend to be non-odinist in nature).

    299.) A local organic farm is being propped up by a malevolent agricultural cult like the ones in The Wicker Man and Children of the Corn

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    300.) The farm-cult from 299 eventually gets into a war with another evil farm of opposite approach to technology. This second farm is run by a Monsanto-like company developing a strain of genetically engineered killer nazi cabbages with which to take over the world.

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    301. When the hottest video games in the market turns out to have mind-control programs in the software, it is up to the heroes to shut it down and find who's responsible for this nefarious plot.

    302. A trickster of unimaginable power has been causing mischief everywhere, and making it look like the heroes did it! Can the heroes prove their innocence and stop the powerful prankster?

    303. A supervillain team has broken into the heroes' headquarters! Can the heroes fight them off?

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    304.) The INS wants to deport one of the heroes back to their destroyed home planet.

    305.) An army of ninjas is wrecking havoc. they were pretty comically harmless at first, but as they lose numbers they seem to be getting more powerful

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    306.) Yellowstone is erupting

    307.) Someone's hacked into the army's computers and stolen America's nuclear launch codes

    308.) Someone's hacked into the Russian government's computers and stolen America's nuclear launch codes

    309.) A giant robotic John Wilkes Booth

    310.) Somebody has switched the city's wastewater and drinking water pipes around

    311.) Fracking has opened a chasm into Hell

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    312. The heroes find themselves in some sort of game show in another dimension, where they'll have to compete against other heroes and villains in hazardous challenges to win fabulous prizes (such as a new headquarters, a new vehicle, gain a level or two). And the losers will be erased from existence forever!

    313. There is an underground supervillain race where the villain's compete for a grand prize. And the race usually causes a lot of collateral damage throughout the city. Can the heroes put this supervillain racing events to a complete stop?

    314. The high-tech suit of a superhero malfunctions, causing it to go out of control! Can the heroes stop the suit before it can do too much damage?

    315. An alien ship has crashed landed onto earth, and the slaves try to flee while their captors aren't too far behind. Can the heroes protect the alien slaves from the alien slavers?

    316. A peaceful protest turns chaotic when it turns out that one of the protesters has superpowers, and uses those powers to take aggressive action against what was being protested against.

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    317. The city is being conquered by jaguar-people from another dimension.

    318. A supervillain has seized control over the ghost of another supervillain, and is making the ghostly villain do his bidding.

    I wonder if anybody ever borrows from this list.
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    319.) The leader of the Vichy regime, who prior to that was also a member of the pre-eminent council for matters pertaining to the French language, has risen from the dead as a supervillain known as "The Grammar Nazi"

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    320.) Doctor Juvenile has stolen all the toilet paper in the city

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    I wonder if anybody ever borrows from this list.
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    321.) Plague of dancing zombies like in the Thriller video

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    322. There is a new super villain in town! But he's really bad at being a villain. What will the heroes do with him?

    323. The city is being destroyed by a giant flying eye that shoots lasers!

    324. A supervillain is holding a hospital/laboratory hostage, saying that he'll kill everyone there unless he gets a cure for his condition.

    325. A hidden civilization of superpowered people (not humans, but related) has been uncovered, which provokes the superpowered race to declare war on the human race! Will the heroes fight them off, or talk them into calling off the war?

    326. An extraterrestrial lifeform has landed on earth, and it is slowly growing. Can the heroes find the lifeform before it becomes big enough to destroy the entire city?

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    327.) A supervillain has managed to drug one of the heroes with a chemical that has caused them to become morbidly obese

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    328. A Von Neumann machine (an artificial interstellar spaceship with onboard factory for making a number if copies of itself and fuel to power them, in this case alien in origin) has landed in some semi-remote but resource rich part of the world, like Ferghana valley, or Norway, or downtown Houston/Detroit, and started strip mining the place for anything of value. This includes fresh organics.
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    329) When the greatest heroes fall into their arch-enemy's trap, it is up to the sidekicks to step up to the challenge and save the day.

    330) The heroes are pulled into a war between two alien races.

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    331.) The heroes' resident Captain America expy gains an archnemesis in the form of The Cargo Cult Patriot, a villain who worships the symbols of America (the flag, the founding fathers, the national anthem, the words "freedom" and "democracy" {but not the concepts that those words denote}, etc.) almost like gods, but espouses an ideology of authoritarian fascism and religious establishmentarianism

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    It's tempting to make a politics joke, but I'm not stupid. It's also tempting to make a Hydra Captain America joke, but I don't know enough about the comics for that. So I'll just post my own thing.


    332.) One of the superpowered gangs in the city recently recruited a powerful superhuman, and are leveraging the recruit's power to force large numbers of people to work for them, take over swathes of territory, etc. Heroes and villains alike need to work together against this gang, who will be pulling out all the stops once the full force of every superhuman in the city is against them.
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    333) Strange parasites are crawling around in the city, and they suck away superpowers from any superhero and supervillain!

    334) A mysterious supervillain who can summon ghosts had taken residence in an abandoned mansion.

    335) What happens when people find rings in Crackerjacks and cereal boxes that can grant superpowers to whoever wears them.

    336) The heroes have become old and have retired from crime-fighting. But when an old enemy resurfaces, the heroes must come out of retirement and save the day one more time.

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    336) The heroes have become old and have retired from crime-fighting. But when an old enemy resurfaces, the heroes must come out of retirement and save the day one more time.
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    337) Ninjas hunt the superheroes with nothing but common tech and careful planning. It seems the resident Batman-expy is next. Let the mind-games begin

    338) Rival ninja clan insists on using only traditional tools like shuriken, blowguns and such. Somehow, they still manage to hunt superheroes. Something mysterious is going on

    339) The ever-loved Dr Juvenile has joined the ninja clan from 338. He wears orange jumpsuit now.
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    340) A insane chemist/chef is running around the city. He have isolated the compounds that give cherries their tartness and is injecting it into pork rinds. This be odd but not a problem if he wasn't breaking into warehouses and people's houses to do so.

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    341) A supervillain and his followers are taking over the earth by banishing everyone to another dimension. Can the heroes stop them and return the banished people to earth?

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    341) A supervillain and his followers are taking over the earth by banishing everyone to another dimension. Can the heroes stop them and return the banished people to earth?
    I wonder what their endgame plan is.
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    I wonder what their endgame plan is.
    "Mwahaha, I now control the entire world! Now I can kick back and watch some movies. ...What do you mean, the power's down?"
    Well, the endgame plan of that plot could be a number of things. Like building a new civilization (or world order) with themselves in charge, getting rid of all the humans so that aliens can colonize earth, or even saving the entire human race from the end of the world.

    342) An evil computer virus takes control of the heroes' headquarters, turning their base of operations into a death trap!

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    343.) A certain interior design and decorating firm is part of a plot to use to use the power of feng shui to siphon the life force out of the city's people and transfer it into the firm's leader, turning him into a god

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    Take anything from the cartoon The Tick. Just watch episodes on youtube or something.

    If you want a plot about nothing how about: Pick up your mentor's dry cleaning.

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    344. An ancient fae queen has awakened and is attempting to reassert her reign over the land by magically overrunning the city with a massive, monster-infested forest domain.

    345. The team's home country declares war on another, requiring that all heroes of both countries be conscripted into the military to fight their nation's battles. Can the heroes end the conflict prematurely before the bloodshed begins?

    346. Enormous monsters begin surfacing all over the world and attacking major locales, and it's up to the heroes to rally their world's defenders to repel this massive threat.

    347. An artificial intelligence gone rogue is targeting the president, taking control of anything technological it can find in an effort to eliminate the nation's top executive.

    348. The new hero in town is revealed to have two conflicting personalities that swap at random: one is kind, benevolent, and heroic, while the other is a nihilistic vigilante who frequently employs excessive violence when taking down criminals. The heroes have to decide whether this new hero is too risky to stay on the streets.

    349. Valuable artifacts all over the city are abruptly stolen over the course of one night- seemingly all by the same person. The team must catch the culprit before they escape with their prizes.

    350. The apocalypse has come, and this time there's no stopping it. Can the heroes devise a desperate last-minute plan to save humanity by alternate means, or is it time to give up and say last goodbyes to their loved ones?

    351. One of the heroes is attacked and possessed by an alien body-snatcher. The alien is benevolent and actually wants to be a hero, but it doesn't really understand what's wrong with suppressing the mind of another to get what it wants.

    352. The team has just gained a new member; an ex-supervillain who seems to be making a genuine attempt at reforming. But will rough interactions with an unforgiving public, reunions with old contacts in the criminal underworld, and temptation to employ lethal force curb this crook's attempt at atonement?
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