Heroes of the North tells the story of Canadian superheroes in our modern world.
The show uses the premise that if there were superheroes, they would work under the auspices of the Federal Government. Except, of course, in Quebec, where the Bloc Québécois refused any Federal intervention.
Hence, in Québec, there is only one superhero, Fleur-de-Lys, a field agent cleared for active duty. She answers only to the Premier and the Security Minister.
Fleur-de-Lys wears gauntlets that shoot electricity. Developed by Hydro-Québec at their research centre in Varennes, the gauntlets were custom made. The plans destroyed during an explosion after an attempted theft of the gauntlets.
Tensions run high between Fleur-de-Lys and her Ottawa colleague, The Canadian. Any similarity to real life politics is coincidental, of course.
Trained since childhood to become the best man and soldier he could be, The Canadian has a somewhat naive view of life. This often leads to unintended conflicts with his beautiful colleague.
The Canadian powers are superhuman strength and stamina as well as an electrostatic shield.
Most powers in the Heroes of the North universe are technology based.
Most powers in the Heroes of the North universe are technology based. In part due to budget reasons. And also from a desire to tell stories that are somewhat close to reality.
Through technology that is actual or near achievement, we can anchor the stories in a more or less grounded context. For superheroes stories, of course.