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Phoenix symbolism?

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Phoenix symbolism?

The most prominent motif associated with the game is the Phoenix.

- The working title was The Phoenix Project.
- There's a macguffin that powered American Star and later Anthem called the Phoenix.
- Titan City's biggest landmark is Phoenix Plaza. It's the seat of Titan City's government, has a number of different key buildings, and has the statue of the Phoenix.
- A hundred years ago, Titan City was burned down by the Great Fire of 1908 (an event that actually happened), and would rebuild, leading to the "Like a phoenix, we will rise from these ashes" speech by Oswald Lawrence to describe the reconstruction.

Hmm, maybe there's an entity called the Phoenix Force... wait, wrong verse.

Anything else?

I suspect the Phoenix isn't a motif of the game just because it's a cool, but I think there's a deeper meaning to it. The connection I made is that the community is like a phoenix, rising from the ashes that was the shutdown of City of Heroes, and rebuilding something new.

What do you think?

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Yes.

Yes.

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I thought that was obvious.

I thought that was obvious.

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Good, glad to see I wasn't

Good, glad to see I wasn't the only one who immediately made the connection.

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City of Heroes Reborn.

City of Heroes Reborn.

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More like, City of Heroes for

More like, City of Heroes for a new age ;)


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Yeah, that's it.

Yeah, that's it.

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- It also presages much

- It also presages much nixing of foes.

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I've always thought of

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