So I've seen your posts pointing out the 'not telling that they'd give them superpowers is weird and shady' plus 'bad idea to say 'we'll make you gods'. And I've been thinking... The voiced 24 questions didn't entirely match the sort of humanitarian organization Clint's been describing. Something MUST be off right?
I think it’s very possible.
Like I won’t say that it’s for sure planned or for sure where they’re going to take the story - there’s a big chance that this is all coincidence - but there’re a lot of compelling things to consider.
Why weren’t these people better informed about the nature of their employment before being brought to an island that falls outside of a higher power of law? Why was the assumption of everyone in the room during the test that they needed to compete with each other instead of work together, at what was specifically a new-employee mixer? Why the strange phrasing, with an experimental method that they probably don’t know for sure will work as planned (and the exact outcome of which seems uncertain)? And while the “you have to be in proximity of each other for your powers to work” is an interesting gameplay element, it’s also a weakness - their powers would be neutralized if they were isolated, for example.
It’s very possible that none of this means anything and this isn’t where the plot is going, so I wouldn’t necessarily count on it being true, but it would make for a very interesting story and potentially an interesting arc for a long campaign if they decided to go with this concept.