The S.O.S. is the U.S. government's new, international strikeforce team. The Special Operations Strikeforce polices the world and is set up to prevent major catastrophes. It can be sent to any hotspot in a short notice using left-over flying saucers from the Martian invasion for transportation. It grew out of the Chicago Police's Freak Force group, which had been created to effectively combat The Vicious Circle, Chicago's powerful criminal organization. Most members are superpowered, and have non-human physiology. In the S.O.S., in contrast to the Freak Force, they are all allowed to carry their own costumes. The group has access to a major headquarters in Washington DC, called Complex One. Each member has his own quarters and a training facility, where even super powers can be trained. The plan is to eventually have a total of five complexes around the country to use. Each member is classified as a level one, two or three member, the level one being the ones most prominently promoted in the general public.