Not a plot so much as a... notice? Device? Background noise? Reason for Maxxie to be even more cranky?
It's 2096, and the summer games will be happening, and I've decided that they ought to happen in about a month, for the two weeks at the end of July. Given what happened with Maxxie four years ago, and the current climate towards Wild Cards, much of the current publicity leading up to the games is filled with speculation about the influence of Wild Cards on the future of the game. Instead of steroid use, or the influence of technology on sport, people are talking about hidden Wild Cards changing the games and Maxxie is being held up as an example of someone who competed using her power for years before she was caught.
I was thinking this might be a time that detection devices could be introduced in the public eye in part because they'll want to screen Olympians for Wild Cards (known and unknown) and there may be various minor uproars about people who didn't even know they had flipped a card (Deuces or invisible Aces like Maxxie was) or people who were hiding deformities that helped them (extra joints, etc. etc.) being pulled from the games. Just to add a little extra furor.
Er. No idea where the games are taking place this year. Any preferences?
Oh, and a thought -- do we have ideas on what the international view on Wild Cards is, and would this be a good time to bring those on screen, so the gang has an idea whether non-US boltholes would be good? One of the things Maxxie was thinking of was an underground railroad to rescue endangered WCs, so shuffling them out of country (if they could make contact in other countries) might be one way of doing that.
I have now reached the point of just burbling ideas in the hopes that someone latches on to them for brainstorming and making sense.
EDIT: The 2096 Olympic Games will be in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, during the last two weeks in July. This means the opening ceremonies will be on Friday, July 16, and the closing ceremonies will be on um... Sunday, August 1st.