My Art: Concept Art I
|| Concept Art II Name:
Elizbeth Steele Other Names:
Patient Zero / ZeroSexuality
: Asexual Age:
Roughly 33, looks about ~24 Height:
About 5' 3" Weight:
Fluctuates from 95 - 135lbs. Noticeable Characteristics:
Has heavy scarring on entirety of body from a lifetime of fights. Most noticeable being a network of scars around her throat where she tried to rip out her own vocal cords with her hands. Her eyes are a very bright blue, which may wash out to a light blue / white / gray depending on the situation she's in. Personality:
Steele takes 'socially awkward' to a brand new level. She may follow your character into the bathroom and not understand why they're so flustered when they need to use the bathroom. Most attempts at humor go over her head, or she may interpret it literally and think it very odd. Steele dispenses information on a need-to-know basis, but may open up a bit more if somebody manages to give her some good reasons why she should divvy up the goods. Naturally impassive, and a little stoic, Steele's not one for too many words. She will attempt to act 'normal' but it will look severely off. Whoever she is protecting at the moment may need to give her lessons on how to act socially in public. Biography
: Patient Zero was the first successful child that was drafted into a supersoldier program designed by PMC Raven. Raven was given unlimited funding from the government to create the perfect super soldier, and Zero was their first and original. The program began on experimenting on consenting adults and 'volunteers' but it was found that adult biology and genetics were too locked in with time. And so Raven began to kidnap children that fit their genetic profile. Sometimes from wealthy family members, sometimes just children from the poverty-stricken areas. They didn't care, so long as that child fit the medical profile.
Eventually they found Zero. After months of solitary confinement, and watching the children who had been brought in with her die, she began to develop a hatred for Raven. That hatred helped to survive the genetic testing and experimentation. Emotional, psychological, and behavioral conditioning was also administered, eventually completely wiping her memories and transforming her into a machine of war. When the genetic experimentation struck, and her body adapted to it, Raven cheered in victory.
Very quickly, Generation 1 was constructed. They had the key to unlocking the genes, now they just needed the soldiers. And so these children grew to be battle-hardened soldiers with body counts that would make most men pale. But Raven wanted to improve on their formula, so plans to draft Generation 2 were formed. Unfortunately, this involved scrapping Generation 1. Generation 1 did not take kindly to this, and staged a coup. It was bloody, and ended with only Zero alive.
During her time in captivity, Zero had developed a love for one Elizabeth O'Connor, a fiery redhead doctor who was a light in the darkness of Raven. She had a moral, a conscience, and completely objected to the treatment of the children. It took her many months, but she eventually managed to break through the veil of drugs and behavior code words to the real Zero. And they developed a hidden relationship rather like an older sister/ younger sister or even a mother / daughter.
In the end, despite the carnage and havoc she had wrought, Zero's main handler, a man named Gabriel Hayes, distracted the child soldier long enough that a sniper shot O'Connor through the neck. She bled out as Zero held her in her arms. Her rage and pain activated the latent genetic treatments and Zero mutated that day. She pounced on Hayes, devouring what she could in revenge, eating him alive. And when she was finished, she turned her attention to the facility, brutally murdering scientists and soldiers alike. Finished with her dark rage, she set the whole thing on fire and watched it burn. She adopted Elizabeth's first name and a pet name "Steele" and rebranded herself as Elizabeth Steele. She tried to live a peaceful life, but her past keeps coming back to haunt her.
Oftentimes, people refuse to let the past stay buried. Black Ops forces, retired soldiers, scientists, doctors, and even the government all want access to Raven's research. And what's left of Raven protects it like a rabid dog. Whoever is unlucky enough to find what little information of those human experiments remains will quickly find themselves being hunted by a variety of soldiers and black ops agents.
Luckily. . . Steele still has her eye on that data. Powers
: Fast healing, intelligent, fast, superhuman strength. Can duck under bullets, have been known to wrench car doors off, and in rare cases, pick up cars.
Steele has the ability to conjure up organic armor. It covers her face, spine, arms and shoulders. Each hand is capped by a talon, and a tail juts out of her spine. Her mutations are controlled, and go in various stages: Stage 1: Normal
: Her tail is shrunk and appears to be metallic links circled around her hips. As a result, Steele has adopted the "punk" way of looking to get the belts to fit in better. Also a better way to hide her BDUs. Stage 2: Activated
: Her tail may or may not be mutated to be roughly seven feet in length, and capped with a deadly, serrated tip. Her armor will cover her face, spine, shoulders, and arms. Stage 3: Uncontrolled
: Her tail will most certainly be mutated. Her jaw will break and unhinge, revealing sharp, serrated teeth that have been mutated from her originals. Her talons will have grown. Movements will be erratic and jerky, mostly instinct and vague thoughts guiding her at this point. Stage 4: Berserk
: Imagine a giant, 14-foot cat. Now cover that in armor. Steele's mind is not present in her body and very much runs off of instinct and battle thoughts alone. Will kill everything in sight. She may or may not be able to calm down on her own. In this state, she has a rough timer before her body will force her to de-mutate in order not to kill her. Drawbacks
: Such powers are not without consequences. When mutated, Steele requires an ungodly amount of calories in order to stay mutated. On a normal day, she may require ~6,000 just to function. On a day she mutates, Steele will require between ~12,000-15,000 in order to survive. If she does not meet the calorie goals for that day, she will begin to starve and shut down. Government agencies, black ops agents, and other PMCs are known to try and 'starve her out'. Cannibalism
: Steele does not eat people for fun. O'Connor taught her a regard for life. But the virus/nanomachines that allowed her to mutate, if deprived of a readily-available food source, will seek out other particles of the virus/nanomachines. Steele tries to eat animals that have mutated into monsters, or even deer or bears or other game, but her body will force her to consume people if there's no other food source nearby.