There was a time when nanobot injections were used to treat everything from cancer to the common cold. For some, the injections were a godsend. For most, the nanobots had little, if any, effect. And for almost a half million people, the ultimate result of the injections was death. The government eventually banned the nanobot treatments.
But a small number of people were Altered by the nanobots. They developed abilities, powers beyond their wildest dreams…or, in some cases, their worst nightmares. These Altered individuals are now vilified and persecuted. Most people fear them. Some people even blame them for the nanobot deaths. And the government has built an army of robots to deal with them.