Episode 0 serves as an introduction of Mutants and Masterminds to new players, and as the backdrop for some key plots and characters in the game world.
A group of UNTIL Special Operatives have been dropped into a non-UN member country in search of kidnapped scientists. It is believed that they are being held in a facility within the western border of Sudan. The group holding the scientists is of unknown origin. Surveillance has been poor due to the terrain of the area. The only hint of the location came when a tracking chip that was previously embedded in one of the scientists transmitted GPS data for a brief period, before falling silent again. The specialties of the scientists are varied, and no immediate link has been established among them.