The scientists were actually quite nice for fiction. Even knowing their creations (who they even referred to as their children) were pretty much immortal, they made sure that their tests were as non-invasive and safe as possible. The children had psychiatrists, and were cared for by the scientists like they were their own kids.
The thing is, the first one, Adam, was the first. This sounds redundant, but it's important. They didn't perfect the method of the children's creation until the second, Lilith, came along. Adam came out of the process the first of a new breed, but his abilities were somewhat stifled, and he showed trace signs of emotional imbalance. He was treated as the wonder child for years, being coddled and doted on by his creators, and he got used to it. He loved their attention.
So you can imagine he didn't take it well when all the attention shifted to his newer, more refined sister. She was heralded as the project's zenith, and Adam was left to stew in his own juices. So, a few years later, when the project finally ran out of funding due to the costs involving Lilith's creation (their sponsors thought it much cheaper to have inexpensive but slightly more crude mass produced weapons than costly but effective soldiers), not only did Adam already hate her for making him The Unfavorite
, he blamed her for the project's liquidation, and the disbanding of the group of researchers they'd loved like parents.
Long story short, the lab went boom, killing the government officials sent to supervise the project's shutdown as well as a few of the researchers (this part was unintentional). So now they're both free, and Adam is on a manhunt for his sister, eager to put an end to her and prove himself worthy of mummy and daddy's love.
edited 1st Oct '11 10:35:22 PM by KSPAM