Full Name :
Alice Greyson aka "Red Shadow"Age and Birthday:
Mid 20sGender :
FemaleMarital Status :
It's ComplicatedSpecies :
Marvel/DC/ Scifi UniverseOccupation:
Few have seen the assassin and lived, but those who have describe her as a black blur with a red streak. In reality, she is quite fair, with a beautiful synthetic face, pale with lack of sun exposure. Her skin grows over a titanium skeleton, with many hidden slots and sections where weapons and armour plates hide just below the surface. Her amber eyes could be any color and contain lights, lasers, and an array of sensors to help hunt down her quarry. In fact, in her entire body, only her brain and her bright red hair are from the original human Alice. (Oh and her nether parts, but that's not mentioned in the brochure)
Her body is normally mat black, with the shape and curve of a tall athletic human. Under this, there is a thin layer of organic skin. This allows her to hide her armour plates and masquerade as a normal human when she is dressed. Under that skin, there are many gadgets she can use, such as foot boosters, wrist guns, skeleton keys, and other infiltration devices. But as long as no one tries to sweep her off her feet, she can pass as a beautiful redhead girl.Biography:
So named for the silhouette of blood left around her victims, Alice Greyson Aka 'Red Shadow' is the ultimate hero-killer.
At a young age, Alice had been fascinated by the mutants and heros that populated her world. She read about some of the greatest hero of the age: Batman, Superman, the X-Men, the Avengers, the rest of the Justice League, Fantastic Four, and more. Instead of joining in on the common pursuits of girls her age, she immersed herself in their lore. What she didn't realize, was that subconsciously she was memorizing their weaknesses and their vulnerable points. At the same time, she was adept at engineering, beyond the talent of those twice her age and experience. Problems that would have taken months or years to solve took her mere hours, and several of her science projects gained national fame for their revolutionary ideas and concepts. However, she lacked popularity and funding, and therefore always stayed in the shadows.
She would have enjoyed the quiet nerdy life of a gamer girl, but it was not to be. In one of the clashes between heroes and villains, Alice's family was caught in the collateral damage. A terrible explosion killed her parents and brother, and mutilated much of her body. Rushed to the hospital, the doctors tried their best to restore her organ function and maintain her blood flow, but they couldn't repair the terrible damage. At 4:30 AM, after 8 hours of desperate surgery, Alice was declared dead, her remains signed off for cremation to lie with the rest of her family's ashes in the cemetery. But things were not as they seemed... Unknown to the public, she had actually survived the blast. Her body was transferred to a secret government research laboratory, where they probed her brain for information. Realizing her uncanny talent for technology, and her flawless memory of mutant weaknesses, they reconstructed her body to be the ultimate titan-killer. A living, breathing Iron Woman.
At this point in time, the government publicly supported superheroes and their abilities to defend the city, but secretly the fear of a superhero revolution had already seeded in the minds of some of the more paranoid members of the government. In Alice, they saw a means to police and control the mutants and heroes among them. Drawing from research from the experimental Inspector Gadget and the long deceased Alex Murphy (Robocop), they rebuilt Alice almost from scratch. Her limbs and part of her torso were rebuild to be more powerful and reactive than any known to exist in nature. With her new body, she could run faster than the best sprinters, jump several times her own height, even carve handholds in rock to climb up sheer cliff faces. Her senses too were multiplied beyond her ordinary 5. She could now see heat, smell the tiniest particle, feel sound, taste fear... everything that you hope your opponent could not do, she could.
To cap this all off, the government implanted an interface chip into the base of Alice's skull. Into this chip they downloaded every military manual known to exist. She easily absorbed it all, from the Navy Seal's handbook to Sun Tzu's art of war. The chip also served as a means to control. The devious scientist, Dr Onyx had developed a way to implant and withdraw thoughts and emotions from Alice's mind. With this, he could drain her of all emotional attachment. He could sap her of any shred of humanity, and turn her into a controlled machine. She was a beautiful abomination...a deadly mix of man and machine that should have never been.
For several years, Dr Onyx and the government used her to hunt down villains and rogue heroes alike. Always successful in her missions, her name became a by-word for death among the mutant and super community. The phrase "Don't get a red shadow." came to mean "Follow orders...or else!" Few had ever been down to the deep labs to actually see the young girl trapped in the machine, and so it would have remained, had there not been an accident in the laboratory.
Dr Onyx, having grown a moral conscience, had decided to create a synthetic hero-hunter from scratch. Basing it off Alice, he worked to create a purely mechanical being of obedience and intelligence to serve him and his government. It would ultimately replace the heroes, bring an end to crime, and perhaps stop the underlying fear of mutants taking over the world. But intelligence and obedience never go together. Once fully operational, the machine, known simply as X-A2 (or Alice 2), turned on Dr Onyx, mortally wounding him before Alice could come to his aid. In the ensuing deadly duel, much of Dr Onyx's laboratory was destroyed, Alice had been dealt a debilitating blow to the back of her neck, and X-A2 had disappeared. Dr Onyx, knowing he would sccumb to his wounds, downloaded all his knowledge and work into Alice, before passing away.
When Alice awoke, she felt like she had just woken up from a hibernation. Her emotions had returned, her senses were her own. The blow had damaged the controlling chip, and for the first time in several years, Alice was fully conscious. She also had within her, the entire works of Dr Onyx and his computerized subconsciousness. By this time the government troops had arrived. Seeing only Alice and a dead Dr Onyx, they assumed Alice had gone rogue. She was forced to flee the government's protective custody. Now a true rogue element, Alice has no friends to turn to. Her family is dead. The heroes and villains fear her. The government hunts her. And somewhere out there is a mechanical doppelganger of herself who wants her dead. Her only choice is to work as a mercenary in exchange for recharging her batteries, and a place to lay her head.Personality:
All the tampering with her emotions via the chip has left it's mark on Alice's personality. Deep down she's a very geeky nerdy girl who would like nothing more than to talk shop endlessly. But with the chip's random signals, she is prone to outburst of inappropriate emotion. Sudden rages or sobbing fits can occur under stress, and outbursts of laughter at the most somber times can occur. Still, deep down she is a young girl who has been handed a weaponized body and told to grow up too fast. She has never known friends or the bond of love, but likes the concept.