Character Name: Dr. Nadia Soon
Orientation: Bi, primarily homosexual
Species: Human clone, cybernetically & genetically modified
Department: Nanocybernetics & Behavioral Matrices
Personality: Nadia is brilliant and can be charmingly playful, but at heart she's a twisted sadist.
Background: From her earliest years it became clear that Nadia Soon was a prodigy; her parents, religious conservatives, saw this as divine will. They believed Nadia's destiny to be nothing short of the salvation of mankind, and therefore drove her mercilessly to prepare and succeed through discipline, verbal abuse and beatings. Despite her endless stream of successes - honors, accolades, publications and degrees - she was never able to live up to their demands or expectations. She was charming and pretty, but never enough to sway converts to Catholicism. Indeed, her successes seemed to accomplish the opposite: her advances in adaptive behavioral programming were, according to some of her peers, leading inevitably towards artificial intelligence.
Horrified by what they saw as a corruption of divine blessing, Nadia's parents destroyed her work, took away her privileges and incarcerated her in her own house, where they attempted various means to drive the demonic possession from her soul. Nadia was starved, beaten viciously, poisoned, and humiliated. There wasn't much left of her faith to destroy by that point, but it was certainly true that her soul was lost: something within her mind broke and the young, dedicated humanist became a calculating murderess.
She tricked her parents and killed them very slowly before vanishing for fourteen years into the cybernetic underworld, where she built a virtual empire based on electronic espionage and the cybernetic black market. She came to the attention of key members of the military industrial complex that were forming a new technological black ops unit under the cover of a corporation, and joined as one of the Thirteen - the original founders - although she has always preferred the role of researcher to executive and in a company where it's unhealthy to ask too many questions, few realize she's anything more than a fellow scientist.
Five years later, in an attempt by one rogue executive to seize sole control of the Corporation and sell out to a foreign government, Nadia Soon was assassinated.
It came as quite a surprise to her peers, therefore, when she returned the next day, appearing fifteen years younger and toting her former coworker's corpse. The technology of cloning was sufficiently advanced to be understood, but her ability to record and reconstruct a brain into an artificial behavioral matrix remains unparalleled and secretive. With her resourcefulness, viciousness, and creativity proven she's been given carte blanche to pursue her own projects however she sees fit; that currently involves using matrices grafted to less than willing subjects for behavioral modification and control.