|Basis||The Gospel Story|
It is based on the question, "What if Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?".
Under the iron fist of I.C.O.N., nearly all religion in the world has been wiped out, except for small occult and mystic sects.
Only one synagogue in Brooklyn exists.
Currently, New York City is a police-occupied warzone between ethnic gangs and small, isolated revolutionary groups fighting I.C.O.N.
Of all the ancient world religions, only Judaism survives and flourishes, at least, as much as it can.
In Bethlehem, PA, a child named Jesus, but referred to as HERO, is born and forced to flee with his family to the small Jewish section of Brooklyn.
Jesus grows up and begins to preach and teach the principles of Christianity to the people of New York City, teaching people to love their enemies and care for each other.
The Opera is narrated by "Agent Hunter", a former I.C.O.N.
agent who met HERO and was soon thrown into prison for joining him against I.C.O.N.
The storyline progresses through several stories about Jesus' miracles and sermons, using references from the Bible's four gospels, continues through Jesus' execution, at the hands of I.C.O.N's angry mob, and eventually ending with his resurrection.
See also: !Hero (album)
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/!Hero.