The girl who would become Delix was expected to succeed. Born among the pampered elite of a thriving Kuati merchant family, she knew luxury and power came with responsibility-- to be above, and separate, from the dregs of society, and to rule responsibly with the exponentially huge tracts of wealth that her family had accrued. The Reever family was famous for its broad mastery of commerce-- wealth that spanned systems. Celebrities on Kuat, the Reevers were followed like royalty- the epitome of merchant success that threatened to breach the realm of sovereignty and political power.
The girl was the youngest of three daughters, and she was in many ways the favorite of her mother and of the public-- pretty, charming, intelligent-- brilliant in debate and history, with an adorable amateur fascination with robotics. Though her shrewd sisters worked their power plays and paved their way with scythes of cunning, Kuati refrained from the harshest of inter-house competition and, instead, was the public darling of her family's name. While her family expanded its power-base, she charmed the public with her affable nature and virtuous appearance, and began the inevitable rise to fame that would pave a way to a future in politics-- perhaps one that would have ended in a Senatorship.
This was too much success, too fast, for rival house's liking, and in retrospect it may have been an act of retaliation that made her into Delix... of course, it could easily have been punishment for a double-cross, or a warning to avoid exploiting wealth in an unfriendly system, but whatever the cause, everything came down in a ball of fire.
it is still unknown how security was breached, or what force was responsible, but the method used to strike out at the Reever family was sophisticated and merciless. Her oldest sister, Talia, was slated to accept a Telbun and further the line's prosperity, and Delix was accompanying her as honor escort as they shuttled to a luxurious island sanctuary. Strategic assassinations of the Reever's security forces were carried out in coordinated movements, and their shuttle was fired upon from orbit by an unidentified assault craft, destroying it utterly. From the remains, Delix's body was retrieved-- though alive and in a coma, she had suffered 3rd degree burns over most of her body, as well as traumatic brain damage. Her sister's remains were obliterated.
The family spent a fortune-- easily the cost of a sizeable cruiser-- to restore her to 'life'. A team of masterful cybernetic doctors and neurologists provided her with a replacement dermis, organs, musculature, and peripheral nervous system, as well as some key functional units in her brain to restore motor function and consciousness. Sadly, she was never the same; she lived because of prototype cybernetics in a simulation of humanity so real that, to many, she was a living miracle. But she was changed-- much of her brain was reconstructed, and though functional, she was not the Reever girl any more.
Much of her memory was lost permanently, though speech and motor function remained unimpaired, and missing memories were replaced with ascertained data from family records. She could not perceive these 'memories' as part of her, though-- she began to unnerve people, including her own mother. She became utterly absorbed into her preoccupations with technology, robotics, artificial intelligence-- what was once a hobby had become an obsession. She abandoned her careful tact and natural charm in favor of calculations, seemingly unable to differentiate her own motives from commands she was issued. Rival families looked on with pity and, in some cases, smug glee as the Reever line hung all its hopes on its remaining "living" daughter.
The being decided to adopt a new name-- Delix--as she constructed a false identity with the intention of leaving her home forever. Fully aware that she could play no part in the careful political games of her family, and seeing that their own financial computers far exceeded her own capabilities at trade management, she smuggled herself off of Kuat and carefully eluded the family's persistent search for her.
In the rim worlds, she traded her skills for short-term passage with Captain Shaw's crew, and without discussing her motives, she soon applied to, instead, join the crew long-term as engineer and technician-- her skills are masterful, but it is not out of a desire for profit that she remains-- rather, it is in the hopes that she can learn from them, perhaps be accepted as she is, and begin a slow, and ageless, search for purpose-- seeking some spark to reconnect her once bright soul with the machine that she has become.