Parahumans, also called the Worm-verse, is a name used to refer to the series of stories begun by Worm, written by the author J.C McCrae, aka Wildbow.


The Parahumans setting was first developed using a number of drafts featuring a number of variations on characters and ideas that would eventually feature in Worm.

The website for Worm,, was originally intended to host a five stories set in the same universe - Skitter, Guts & Glory, Aegis, Faultline, Travelers.[1]

An later story set in the Worm universe, PRT: Department Sixty-Four, was published elsewhere (on the SpaceBattles forum.) This story was an interactive "quest" rather than a traditional story, with the protagonist's actions determined by vote and the villains' actions determined by a number of roleplayers.[citation needed] As such, it is only considered partially canon.[2][3]

Following the completion of his other stories Pact and Twig, Wildbow returned to the Worm universe. was finally used to post a short story in the same universe, Glow-worm, a prequel to the then-upcoming Ward.



  1. Wildbow on Reddit
  2. Periastron & some of the other PRT Quest villains were player-generated via. the early Weaverdice system, and were consequently somewhat broken. I don't count PRT Quest in canon, really, or only ambiguously, for much this reason.Archived on Spacebattles
  3. PRT Quest is canon [but] the events of the PRT Quest never happened. It was all a vision that Roullette saw and [the vision] put her in a coma, though not before writing down as much as she could. - Archived on Spacebattles

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