Thought crime: once the sole domain of Big Brother in Nineteen Eighty-Four
, it's now cropped up in City of Heroes
. Praetoria City, featured in City of Heroes'
latest expansion Going Rogue
, curbs the local crime with a bit of mind reading and proactive rehabilitation.
This initiative is led by Mother Mayhem
, the leader of a new faction called the Seers
. Mayhem is a powerful psychic who contains the consciousness of two people (truly, a good deal for any superhero) and uses her talents to help bring other psychics under control. These Seers, as she calls them, are a bit like the precogs of Minority Report
, able to predict crime before it happens and stop it.
Continuing with the blurred-line-between-good-and-evil theme of Going Rogue
, players may choose to see Mayhem as a positive force who prevents bad things from happening, or a totalitarian enforcer who violates personal privacy. Is Praetoria better or worse off with Mayhem and her Seers cleaning up crime? That remains to be seen, but in the meantime, you can get a deeper glimpse into this character and faction over on the Going Rogue website