The Human-Martian Wars
In an alternate reality, Earth enjoys an era of technological advancement. They have gone about their lives, even as wars between powers such as Germany and Britain brew, enjoying this new renaissance. However, this utopia is shattered when mankind's existence is threatened. One night, strange objects come to Earth, landing in the rural parts of the world. Originally thought by astronomers to be meteorites, people realized they were some sort of landing craft. From the cylinders emerge extra-terrestrial life forms, who begin to invade the Earth. Astronomers confirm that these strange creatures originated from Mars, long thought to be lifeless. In the wake of the invasion, the nations of Earth begin to unite. Even Britain and Germany have put a stop to their war. The humans have in their possession the best weapons of their time, from tanks to airships, as well as the Tesla gun, a weapon capable of generating a bolt of energy and causing lethal damage. However, the Martians have weapons of their own. Colossal Fighting-Machines devastate the countryside, as slave-soldiers, genetically-engineered troops, and mutant monsters clash with humanity's soldiers. In these dark times, heroes rise to defend humanity from the Martian threat. But humanity will not fight alone, for the residents of the Moon have come to fight alongside them. Will the Martians defeat humanity and claim Earth for their own, or will Humanity prevail?
Inspired by H.G. Wells' the War of the Worlds and other Alien Invasion media, as well as the steampunk and dieselpunk genres of science fiction. There are also elements from Wells' other works.
Humans- Humans are the dominant species of Earth. They are a fractious race, divided into countries, and have fought each other throughout history. However, humanity has also made countless scientific achievements, such as the discovery of electricity and flight. For a while, the nations of Earth have been at unease. The British Empire and German Empire have been fighting each other over territory and colonial rights in Africa and the Pacific. Tensions have begun to grow between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. A war threatens to break out between the United States and Mexico. However, with the coming of the Martians, the humans have put aside their differences and banded together to face a common foe. The humans are a very industrious species, having created many inventions. They have also invented many weapons of war. Among their weapons are tanks, landships, airships, submarines, powered armor, and Tesla guns. The United States of America, the British Empire and her colonies, the French Third Republic, the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, the Chinese Empire, the Japanese Empire, the Mexican Republic, the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Italy, and the Kingdom of Spain stand as Earth's strongest nations politically, economically, and militarily.
Martians- Inhabitants of the planet Mars, the Martians are a mysterious species, possessing highly advanced technology. They rule much of the Solar System, including Ceres, Venus, Phobos, Deimos, and have even established twelve colonies in the Asteroid Belt and on Jupiter's moons, and have come to Earth to conquer it. There are different kinds of Martians: The Martians themselves and numerous subspecies. The prime Martians, known as Martian Purebreed or Master-Martians, are octopus-like creatures, their "bodies" mostly a head four feet across, with gray skin, dark, luminous eyes, sixteen long, snake-like tentacles, and lipless v-shaped mouths. These Martians are usually the ones seen piloting the war machines, such as the dreaded three-legged Fighting-Machine and sleek Flying-Machine, and five-legged Handling-Machine. One subspecies is a six-feet-tall, thin Martian with a round, erect head and large eyes in flinty sockets. This species, named Drone-Martian, is further divided into two other species, one of which serves as manual labor and a food source, while the other, known for its gray skin, serves as one of the Martians' warrior species. Another subspecies serves as the primary shock troopers of the Martians. They are tall, muscular, and have red eyes and orange skin. These troopers are able to withstand earth's gravity, but are unable to pilot most of the fighting-machines of the Martian army. They can, however, utilize an assortment of firearms, such as energy, plasma, and even projectile weaponry. The directed-energy rifle, or energy gun, is their standard-issue weapon, but they also use a portable version of the heat-ray. In addition to war-bred subspecies, the Martians also have legions of robots at their disposal. Cold and without remorse, these metal men have proven to be just as horrifying as the fighting-machine and heat-ray. The Martians have also created super soldiers, some of them created from a combination of human DNA and Martian DNA.
Note: These are meant to be representations for a story in addition to being cool. I do not intend to steal any ideas.
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