Why not name the object with an acronym? Something like Impact Object (IO) and then, just to keep the conspiracy ideas up, add a number at the end. It could be classed as IO-5, meaning we would have four other confirmed (lesser) impacts in history. Perhaps they're from a few different alien species as it is, and Earth just happens to be in the middle of all their diplomatic/economic/military activity. Not that that necessarily needs to be said outright.
This could also mean we reverse engineered the microchip from the Kecksberg UFO. Additionally we could work in some version of The Men in Black
, though if so I'd like to see something new done with them.
This might be ramping up the conspiracy aspect a little too much of course. Anyway, here's my idea for a character:
Name: Vadik Novichkov
Vadik grew up on the fringes of social life. From a young age he had a hard time in groups and only had a few friends at a time, though those didn't stick around very long. Despite being skinny and short for his age, Vadik liked hunting with his father - likely because that was the extent of his father's involvement. Vadik preferred bow hunting for the challenge it provided. Vadik slowly lost interest in hunting as his father grew more and more distant and eventually left altogether.
When he was sixteen Vadik found a group of friends he could relate to. After hanging out and partying for more than half a year trouble showed up. Vadik's friend Misha (male) had gotten into trouble with a group of boys about the same age. Those boys decided to show up in numbers at a party to beat Misha.
Despite still small and skinny Vadik joined his friends in standing between the boys and Misha. When the violence started Vadik was clubbed in the head with a vodka bottle (because stereotypes are awesome
). When someone attempted to stab him Vadik worked off pure instinct to disarm his opponent, break his wrist, crack his ribs, flatten his nose, and give him a concussion.
Avoiding legal penalty Vadik once again relegated himself to the fringes, though he did continue to associate with his friends. Shortly after his eigteenth birthday he dropped out of his last year of school and joined the Russian military.
Despite his size Vadik excelled. He was stronger and faster than others his size. As he built muscle size and tone he was able to match some of the largest men for strength and completely outperform them in almost every other way.
At the age of twenty-two Vadik joined the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and simply disappeared. It wouldn't be until he was twenty six that he would show up again in Anchor City, where he offered his skills and services in retrieving xenotech from the wrong hands and putting them in the right ones.
Upon performing tests on him it was found that Vadik has strange compounds in the tissues of his body that allow them to naturally excel in every physical application. His very DNA had whole sections that were vastly different than any genomes seen before the Impact Event. He does occasionally suffer from pseudo-schizophrenic episodes.
For the most part he uses the items he showed up in Anchor City with: a pistol (which he carries a surpressor for), a 10-inch knife, a machete, a tactical tomahawk, and a modern steel recurve bow. He is not opposed to using anything different though, and has first-hand knowledge of how to find the GRU weapon caches spread around the world. Depending on his locale this can give him access to a large variety of weapons and tools, though for the most part only important places such as large cities have these caches. He is also commonly in the posession of prototype xenotech-inspired augmentations.
(I don't read comic books, so if this seems like a standard superhero/superhero origin just tell me and I'll do some tweaking.)
edited 26th Nov '12 9:12:19 AM by Kevlar