UnderAqua is an Aquaverse born out of chaos from the mind of Kenny Scharf. This unique one-of-a-kind story of a post-nuclear universe is told through NFTs, and the participation of its collectors, AKA scientists. This concept represents what is possible when a community comes together to accomplish a goal for the greater good.
The Year: 2045
The Place: An abandoned nuclear power plant off the coast of the Pacific.
The Situation: Unforeseen tectonic movements and intensifying ocean waves crashing against the complex have eroded the bordering wall of a nuclear facility – and small cracks have begun to spider along with the concrete. Unbeknownst to all, highly toxic ooze has been seeping into the surrounding waters, converging with a century of untended plastic pollution. When scientists at the plant finally discover the leak – years after it began – they find that the doomed wildlife has been ravaged by hazardous plastics and radiation from the nuclear plant, permanently mutating the fish, with some exhibiting erratic behaviors and unnatural abilities. For example, some fish have mutated, and others have built underwater metropolises. Some fish have grown legs, while others have grown wings. Some smoke weed, and some take steroids. The impact of the superpowers combined with their newly found free will is something never before seen. Now it is up to us, a massive task force of analysts, known as "UnderAqua," to study the effects of radiation on the fish. Each expert will be granted full access to the plant's staff, tools, and the quarantined areas, which are presumed to house infected fish species.
The Mission: The lead scientist hypothesizes that although these fish's superpowers can be dangerous, we can find answers to some of humanity's most significant threats if studied correctly. So our goal is to study these fish and figure out not only what specific mutation happened but how we can apply these superpower-like abilities to help society for the greater good of humanity.