Characters

ALICE / BRITANNIA / PROTEA

City-State: London

Public Profile: Homeless youth, Contestant, unquantifiable variable.

Genetic Profile: Unknown. Alice’s physical body seems totally comprised of dark matter itself, though most specialists agree this is scientifically impossible. She has exhibited several abilities. She seems unaffected by gravity, and can pass through solid objects as if they aren’t there. She is drawn to sources of energy, and absorbs it into her body. There have been reports of human casualties, it is apparently lethal to come into physical contact with her.

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: Alice was desperate, mortally ill, and starving when she applied for London’s Enhancement Program. She was resigned to her fate, borderline suicidal…

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… Since her transformation she has been diagnosed with severe depression. Following her last evaluation the resident psychologist advised she be under constant care, but unfortunately conventional treatments such as medication are ineffective, and spending extended periods of time in her presence is tremendously dangerous.

Weapons/Equipment: N/A

Notes: After surviving the enhancement process, Alice was involved in some kind of industrial accident at the Laboratoires des Technologies d’Augmentation de Montreal, and reported missing by Dr. Trudeau. There is a theory amongst certain enhancement specialists and Contest Initiative Administrators that Alice is not like other enhanced people, that she is unique, the result of a highly dangerous and controversial experiment in dark matter phase-shifting conducted illegally by Dr. Trudeau. There is very little evidence of this ‘accident’, but there is evidence of a cover-up. Dr. Trudeau and her staff have been placed under investigation on conspiracy charges. 
The being now known as ‘Protea’ is still at large.


THE CANADIAN

City-State: Montreal

Public Profile: Enhanced Soldier, Contestant (retired)

Genetic Profile: -REDACTED-

Cybernetic Profile: Implanted with an experimental A.I. sub-consciousness linked to a global network of artificially intelligent battle-tactical supercomputers left over from the Cataclysmic Wars. HIs implant allows him to -REDACTED-

Psychological Profile: -REDACTED-

Weapons/Equipment: The Canadian carries what looks like a World War 2 era Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle, but is in fact a
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Notes: The Canadian is older than he looks. He grew up during the Cataclysm, and fought in the Cataclysmic Wars. He was…

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severely wounded during the battle of -REDACTED-


DR. GENEVIEVE TRUDEAU

City-State: Montreal

Public Profile: Enhancement scientist, Director of the laboratoires Des Technologies d’augmentation de montreal.

Genetic Profile: Slight age-restricting enhancement

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: Dr. Trudeau is a born rebel, an individualist with overt anarchistic tendencies. She is a true believer is democracy and personal liberty, but has also exhibited an amorality when conducting experiments on living people. She would have been disciplined for her political leanings and questionable practices long ago if not for her absolute supremacy in the field of dark matter and dark energy phase-shifting.

Weapons/Equipment: None, though she…

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…does command the resources and powers of her laboratoires des technologies d’augmentation de montreal, her private enhancement facility, the most advanced in the world.

Notes: Dr. Trudeau was one of the very first researchers to truly comprehend and implement the vast properties and applications of dark matter and energy. She and her colleagues developed phase-shifting technology, the process by which matter and energy is displaced between dimensional states, and by which all contemporary technology is now created and maintained. She is the last living developer of the enhancement method, and the most brilliant experimental physicist alive. Without her, there would have been no contests, and no contest initiative. She is an old woman, past ninety, but still just as sharp and capable of mischief as she ever was.


PRESIDENT NJIA EYADEMA

City-State: Tunis

Public Profile: President of Tunis City-State, Commander-in-Chief of the National Peace Force of Tunis.

Genetic Profile: Baseline human

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: Njia Eyadema is calculating, patient, and extremely intelligent. She rose through the political ranks of the new Tunisian Republic quickly, positioning herself in a crucial role to the General’s presidency while still a young woman. She is a ruthless leader. She commands fear and respect from her people, who live under what’s described as a ‘Benevolent Tyranny.’

Weapons/Equipment: N/A

Notes: President Eyadema established the National Peace Force of Tunis…

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…the day she took power, which as transformed the city-state from a rigid post-war democracy into the police state it is today. After the General’s assassination, Eyadema volunteered to raise his children as her own. Since they enhanced and subsequently joined the Contest Initiative as Tunis’ premiere Contestants, she has managed them as their official Liaison. As the Contest Initiative Administrator of Tunis, a covert role, she is afforded nearly as much power and influence as her presidency.


THE GENERAL

City-State: Tunis

Public Profile: Soldier, Military Leader, President, deceased.

Genetic Profile: Baseline Human

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: Much has been written and recorded of the general’s heroism, tactical genius, and sacrifice. Even his vanquished enemies during the campaigns of the cataclysmic wars came to respect the man who showed mercy to his fallen would-be conquerors. Less is known of his private life, the kind of father he was to his children, who would become the solar twins, or the kind of partner he was to his companion, Njia Eyadema, the woman who would become his political successor. He was a great man who deserves the undying adoration of his people, and the remaining human population…

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Weapons/Equipment: N/A

Notes: As principle architect of the global armistice, the document that would become the cornerstone of a new global peace among the remaining city-states of the earth, and one of the authors of the constitution of the new league of nations, the general is the most significant, and most loved and respected figure in recent history. The details surrounding his death fourteen years ago are still a total mystery. The lone gunman who took his life is still at large.


MAX DAMAGE

City State: London

Public Profile: Contestant, Vigilante, Champion of the People, Public Menace

Genetic Profile: Max possesses an enhanced physiology by a factor of three. His dark matter implant has altered his genetic structure so that he is able to metabolize the core’s dark energy, and channel it through his prostheses. He has a natural aptitude for maths, geometry in particular.

Cybernetic Profile: Max has been implanted with a dark matter power core, which produces dark energy that he harnesses and fires as destructive bolts of force through his artificial arms and eyes. These prosthetics are composed of an experimental material synthesised by dr. Trudeau, a crystalline substance that is able to store, focus, and amplify dark energy…

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…The precise destructive range of this ability is unknown, but he has been known to level entire city blocks during contests, apparently for the sheer maniacal joy of it.

Psychological Profile: He exhibits extreme anti-social behaviour, presents a vicious outward persona, loud, crass, prone to violent outbursts. Paradoxically, he regularly puts himself in harm’s way to protect ordinary citizens at risk. He is known in his poor London disctrict of hackney as a guardian, a vigilante protector. If it weren’t for his standing as London’s premiere contestant his extracurricular activities would have been curbed long ago. As it stands, only so much public chaos can be tolerated by this administration. Max has struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse his entire adult life.

Weapons/Equipment: Leather jacket.

Notes: Max grew up a blind, feral child in the northern wastes of old Britain, amongst a community of near-savage survivors. Using his wits, intellect, and an intimate knowledge of his environement he was able to keep himself alive long enough to be rescued by the contest initiative. As a contestant, Max is one of the privileged elite of society, but for some inexplicable reason chooses to live amongst the poor and disenfranchised, in the darkest ghettoes of London.


EL CRYPTID

City-State: Mexico City

Public Profile: Contestant, Monster

Genetic Profile: The cryptid has been so thoroughly modified genetically he is no longer able to ‘focus’ on one single profile. He is constantly shifting between human, canine, reptile and insect physiologies, often with grotesque, overlapping features. As a result he is incredibly fast, agile, and strong, with no fixed enhancement factor. He also possesses one of the most augmented healing abilities ever recorded.

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: Sucidal. In constant psychological and physical agony. His psychological profile seems as unstable as his physical form. He has exhibited vicious cruelty and selfless acts of heroism. He is a tragic figure, enslaved to the contests, but also deadly.

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Weapons/Equipment: N/A

Notes: After several attempts to reverse the process, each one causing the subject to retreat further and further from recognizable humanity, the cryptid began attempting to end his own life. So far he has yet to discover a method by which to achieve this end. He is a desperate creature with nothing to lose.


SKYJACK

City state: Montreal

Public Profile: Contestant, celebrity, former dissident

Genetic Profile: Skyjack is of a certain category of enhanced person, a subject whose dark matter power core implant affects their genetic structure on such a fundamental level that they become in essence a seperate species. Skyjack’s genetic structure allows for her to access the dark energy within the power core, and manifest it as an invisible force field that expands around her body. She is able to control the size and shape of the field. So far the only force capable of penetrating the field are sonic frequencies, it has proven impervious to even the highest-gauge ordinance. Within the field gravity and inertia are cancelled out, which allows skyjack to fly.

Cybernetic Profile: Skyjack has an implant…

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… next to her heart which contains a sphere of dark matter about the size of a grape. The implant is an interface between her nervous system and the core.

Psychological Profile: Young, hotheaded, and dangerous. Skyjack carries a chip on her shoulder and has shown a complete disregard for authority. These traits are a hold-over from her dissident past, she was a member of several anti-fascist and anti-government grass-roots orginizations, before she enhanced. Though she still carries the banner and wears the fashion of the dissident rebel, the administration feels confident she has been brought to heel. A new addition to montreal’s contestant roster, she has taken to the games with gusto, and has proven herself capable of following orders.

Weapons/Equipment: N/A

Notes: Though she plays the role of the dangerous rebel, skyjack has proven time and time again during training and contests that she will risk her own life to save her fellow contestants, onlookers, even enemies. For all her bluster and bravado, and her nearly limitless physical power, she is an open book. She is a hero, and therefore, vulnerable.

She has been recorded during covert surveillance claiming that one day she will bring down her native government with the power that has been bestowed to her by the contest initiative. At this time there is no protocol in place to prevent her from carrying out this threat, if she ever attempts to.


Solar Flare

City-State: Tunis

Public Profile: Contestant, athlete, Champion of the people, Unofficial monarch

Genetic Profile: Solar Wind and her twin brother solar flare share an enhanced physiology. Their strength and agility are enhanced by a factor of four. Their speed and endurance are enhanced by an unknown factor, but their top running speed so far has been clocked at just under the speed of sound, or mach 1. Solar Wind exhibits higher endurance, but slightly lower speeds than her brother. He’s faster, but Solar Wind can run farther. Their abilities are dependent on exposure to light, solar radiation is by far the most effective source. Without daily exposure they revert to baseline human. Secondary abilities include rarely needing to eat or sleep, since they seem to be able to metabolize light as nourishment, and they are for all practical…

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…purposes impervious to temperature shifts. Extreme heat and cold seem to have no effect.

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: While both twins are highly intelligent, Solar Flare is a playboy, a thrill-seeker, and an impulsive adventurer. He is quick to laugh, gregarious and extroverted. He revels in his enhancements, and wields his social influence expertly, with a great respect for the common people. He is kind, generous, and loving, but also easily distracted, careless, and narcissistic.

Weapons/Equipment: The uniforms the twins wear are woven from a highly advanced nanite fibre. The material is capable of changing its form according to pre-programmed structure models, the most useful of which is a wing-suit configuration. The nanite fibre is also designed to capture and store solar energy, self-repair and clean, heal minor wounds, and repel most low-gauge energy and projectile weapons. Their goggles project a 3d rendering of the immediate topography in real time, and the helmets contain communicators linked by satellite.

Notes: The twins enhanced at age fifteen, shortly after their father, the General of Tunis was assassinated. They grew up in the shadow of his memory, a war hero, and the principle architecht of the global armistice that ended the cataclysmic wars. They have enjoyed a lifetime of wealth, fame, privelege, and power, but are also burdened with the responsibility of living up to their father’s legacy. They are universally loved and revered as heroes and defenders of the people of Tunis.


SOLAR WIND

City-State: Tunis

Public Profile: Contestant, Athlete, Champion of the people, Unnofficial monarch.

Genetic Profile: Solar wind and her twin brother solar flare share an enhanced physiology. Their strength and agility are enhanced by a factor of four. Their speed and endurance are enhanced by an unknown factor, but their top running speed so far has been clocked at just under the speed of sound, or mach 1. Solar wind exhibits higher endurance, but slightly lower speeds than her brother. He’s faster, but Solar Wind can run farther. Their abilities are dependent on exposure to light, solar radiation is by far the most effective source. Without daily exposure they revert to baseline human. Secondary abilities include rarely needing to eat or sleep, since they seem to be able to metabolize light as nourishment, and they are for all practical…

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…purposes impervious to temperature shifts. Extreme heat and cold seem to have no effect.

Cybernetic Profile: N/A

Psychological Profile: While both twins are highly intelligent, Solar Wind exhibits a more rational, patient temperament. She is moral and compassionate, but she has been raised in a protected, privileged realm of entitlement and comfort. She is quick to judge, and can be haughty, humorless, naive, and sometimes cruel. She is emotionally isolated, even from her brother.

Weapons/Equipment: The uniforms the twins wear are woven from a highly advanced nanite fibre. The material is capable of changing its form according to pre-programmed structure models, the most useful of which is a wing-suit configuration. The nanite fibre is also designed to capture and store solar energy, self-repair and clean, heal minor wounds, and repel most low-gauge energy and projectile weapons. Their goggles project a 3d rendering of the immediate topography in real time, and the helmets contain communicators linked by satellite. Notes: the twins enhanced at age fifteen, shortly after their father, the general of tunis was assassinated. They grew up in the shadow of his memory, a war hero, and the principle architecht of the global armistice that ended the cataclysmic wars. They have enjoyed a lifetime of wealth, fame, privilege, and power, but are also burdened with the responsibility of living up to their father’s legacy. They are universally loved and revered as heroes and defenders of the people of tunis. Solar Wind in particular is expected to be named successor to the presidency once the current president, njia eyadema steps down.


SAINT GEORGE

City-State: London

Public Profile: contestant, champion of the people, celebrity

Genetic Profile: baseline human

Cybernetic Profile: Saint George posesses a cybernetic implant that allows him to interface with his synthetic horse, ‘Windsor’, and his armor.

Psychological Profile: Saint George is a puffed-up and self-aggrandizing performer. He feels at home in front of the cameras, and will not miss an opportunity to bask in the glow of his own ego. He fancies his role as a contestant an opportunity to be the living symbol and embodiment of London, and a true gentleman warrior. He has exhibited extreme dissociative narcicissim.

Weapons/Equipment: Saint George rides a winged robotic horse that is equipped…

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…with various armaments and its own a.i.. George carries a lance which fires a powerful laser, and emits an electromagentic charge. He wears what looks like a traditional, medieval suit of armor, but what is in fact a state-of-the-art weapons system of his own design.

Notes: Saint George is a brave and powerful contestant, and is well-loved in his home city-state, but will rarely ever put himself in harm’s way to protect or fight for his partners in the contests, unless of course the cameras are there to record his ‘heroic’ deeds.


VIKING

City-State: Berlin

Public Profile: Contestant, Champion of the people

Genetic Profile: Severe physiological enhancement, with a focus on physical strength and endurance. Viking has been engineered for brute force. His upper limits are unknown. His skin and musculature have been hardened with an organic protein which makes him impervious to most conventional mid-gauge weaponry. He is also literally a giant, standing at nearly nine feet tall.

Cybernetic Profile: Viking has implants in his eyes which cause them to glow with what appears to be bright blue eldritch energy.

Psychological Profile: He is a gentle, caring man, outgoing, joyful, and proud. He believes in an ancient, animistic teutonic mysticism, a religious belief system set in…

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… the virtues of truth, honour, and righteousness. He is not an educated man, but his morality and sense of justice are unwavering and absolute.

Weapons/Equipment: Viking carries an enormous iron battle-axe that weighs over a thousand pounds and emits a destructive electro-magnetic charge.

Notes: Viking has been known to fly into berzerker rages and cause massive property damage. He calls them his little “sturm und drang episodes”. He is unilingually german.


THE WEISSE FRAU

City-State: Berlin

Public Profile: Contestant, Assassin, Synthetic human, Leader of the Paramilitary group known as ‘the Enforcers’.

Genetic Profile: N/A

Cybernetic Profile: The Weisse Frau is of the most recent and advanced generation of android. Her a.i. is so complex she’s believed to have lived the equivalent of an entire human lifetime in a matter of weeks.

Psychological Profile: The Weisse Frau is equipped with a multiphasic quantum dark-matter a.i. processor. Whatever personality profile she selected during her nascent consciousness phase is a matter of personal privacy and therefore confidential, but she has been observed exhibiting behavioral patterns that share common markers with an a-type dominant, while showing a lack of compassion and empathy…

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…A dangerous combination.

Weapons/Equipment: The entire body of a synthetic life-form can be considered a weapon, their senses, reflexes, speed, strength, agilityand endurance are dependent on the parameters of their design, and the skill and resources of their designers. The Weisse Frau was specifically designed for combat. This particular model comes equipped with an experimental weapons system- her skin can emit a high-frequency light-pulse, specifically designed to interrupt normal human cognitive function. Paired with that, she extends an unbreakable, nearly invisible filament from each of her wrists that can cut through almost anything.

Notes:Though most androids are ordinary citizens, with the same rights and freedoms as biological humans, the Weisse Frau is unique. She is a killing machine, a synthetic predator.