I can't promise to hold spots. HOWEVER, right now my player Eric is running an adventure and we won't begin the new game until his ends. I'm actively recruiting now because it always takes a while to find people and because I hope to do some one-on-one stuff. The total idea is not 100% set as I'm taking input from players, the I'm going for very powerful men and women who tackle steep challenges, and balance the daily life.
Within the setting as it already exists there are three, possibly four, people who have been established as Alpha in the public eye. (There are more known to the PCs of the game just ended). Interestingly, even though costumed heroes are very much still a rarity, three of the four known Alphas are also costumed superheroes.
Senator Jacob 'Polaris' Richter - His "costume" is the suit he wears to work. He was the first, and remains one of the strongest, Alpha before the term became popular, and still an Alpha even among Alphas. He expressed on 9/11 at the age of 38. Today, thirty years later, he still looks like a man in his forties, on the short side, lean, receding hairline, glasses. He downed a jet on 9/11, and has only gotten stronger. Even after 30 years, he does not like being addressed as "Polaris." It's a name the media picked in the early days, and it's stuck, but he prefers his real name.
Kazé no Kensei - A costumed hero believed but not confirmed to be Alpha. The self proclaimed "Wind Sword Saint" has prowled the streets of Tokyo for 24 years, one of only two costumed heroes to maintain a secret identity for so long. Appearing abruptly when someone is in need, he metes out harsh justice to criminals with a deadly sword only he can see. To others it just looks like he's pretending to hold a weapon... until it severs a body part. Then he disappears as suddenly as he came.
Pulsar - The other long-term costumed hero, this French man has patrolled the skies over Paris for more than 20 years. This is the iffy one. He may or may not be Alpha. He flies, and blasts enemies with a sort of electromagnetic pulse with variable effects. But it's hard to get a read on the exact amount of raw power he uses because he controls it so carefully.
Quantum - The third secret identity. Calling herself Quantum, Sarah Voltaire was the first costumed superhero, from April, 2007 to June 2009. But then she lost her powers (itself a remarkable occurrence) and retired to the quiet (yeah, right) life of a baseline college student. Eleven years later, on September 11, 2020, no-one was more surprised than Sarah Voltaire when Quantum appeared again, quelling a riot in Dallas with panache and minimum force. Her appearance had altered a bit, becoming a blend of Sarah's two distinct looks (one pre-outing, one post-outing when her mom made her dress more sensibly). Since then, Quantum has appeared repeatedly wherever there is someone in great enough need, anywhere in the United States. Like Kazé no Kensei, Quantum simply appears when there's trouble, handles it, and leaves again. Unlike her Japanese counterpart, she doesn't seem to mind chatting it up a bit before leaving. She also uses different powers than Sarah used to use when she was Quantum.
Part of the intent here is a deliberate more toward a more "four color" world. The original Delta Factor focused on the lives of PCs who used to be ordinary Joes, now trying to maintain lives while the world heaved around them. The power curve went up over time but there was always that focus on their lives. This game, I want to keep some of that, but the focus will be more on the challenges.