VULTURE – Google Docs
V.U.L.T.U.R.E. They are the very Platonic archetype of a superhero world’s international villainous paramilitary organization, with one glaring exception. Everything from their green and black uniforms (complete with masks obscuring their features) to their endless array of custom-built, themed weapons, armor and vehicles — plus their deliberately obscured origins and numerous secret bases — screams “Cower before the might of Vulture-One, people of Earth!” Or it would, if V.U.L.T.U.R.E. ever showed any sign of trying to take over the world. Or, indeed, any sign of organized villainy at all.
Oh, to be sure, V.U.L.T.U.R.E. is a criminal organization in several countries: the kind of countries where ‘criminal’ can be a badge of honor. Elsewhere, they come across as an extremely bizarre and melodramatic charitable NGO, devoted to disaster relief and infrastructure repair in the most over-the-top, four-color way possible. Is there a drought? Fire the Precipitation Mega-Stabilizer Ray, my Vulture Nestlings! Dam just collapsed? Watch the Earth itself tremble as we unleash the power of the Vulture’s Interlocking Claws! Need a road network? The Screaming Hammer orbital laser network will make short work of any presumptuous hill that dares to defy our greatness!