Master Report: Metatide

Master of the Game’s Report: Metatide

Critical information regarding Project Metatide 01-00398-XB
Report Beta 1
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Metatide, a.k.a. Lake Rain

Prepared for: Edward Cupps, Master of the Game
Prepared by: Dustin Evermore, Agent

August 14th, 2008
Proposal Number: 000-0001


Master of the Game’s Report: Metatide

Critical information regarding Project Metatide 01-00398-XB
Report Beta 1
NeoGenesis

Background

Powers

Metatide is an Alpha Class mutant with a flexible and powerful ability to shift forms almost at will. While the task requires some effort on Metatide’s part, this mutant is capable of using it’s apparently water-based form to achieve a number of effects. Metatide appears to be capable of sustaining any form indefinitely, or at least until conscious control is lost.

Goals

Unknown. Metatide’s motivation and agenda are currently unknown. It is recommended that she be approached and requested to join a team to give her a positive focus.

Known Aliases and Personal History

Metatide has an alternate, mundane identity of Lake Rain. As Ms. Lake Rain, she appears to be an attractive blonde caucasian woman of 5’7” in height and 125 lbs in weight. Ms. Rain was thought to have died in a tragic vehicle accident during her time as a student at a prominent North American university. However, there appears to have been an error as she was seen to be very much alive an well hours later.

This agent, however, will go on record to state that is his feeling, though there is no proof, that Ms. Rain did in fact die in the vehicle accident and that her identity was simply assumed by Metatide, who needed an official name and place in society. Admittedly, there appears to have been no noticeable impact on Ms. Rain’s friends or family as a result of Metatide assuming her identity. We propose that Metatide’s ability to mimic people is so good that friends and family did not notice the transition.
Careful research in following this suspicion has led the agent to further conclusions. Metatide may in fact be not one, but two people previously thought deceased. As you read the report below, it is our hope that you agree with our conclusion.

Doctor Kenneth Zaris

Dr. Zaris was a Delta Class mutant, though he hid it well. He was cursed with the peculiar disfigurement of translucent hips and legs, a disturbing mutation that he hid for most of his life. He graduated university with a doctorate in Biochemistry and Biology and soon took a job as a researcher for Zenware Corporation.

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Master of the Game’s Report: Metatide

Critical information regarding Project Metatide 01-00398-XB
Report Beta 1
NeoGenesis
He was awarded a grant by the company as a response to his proposal. His idea was to produce a Stealth Serum, allowing Terran soldiers to actually become invisible. His preliminary results were persuasive and they gave him a lab, an assistant and all the equipment he needed to make it happen. Unfortunately, his research, which was in fact secretly based on his own mutation, failed to show serious results, even after five years of work. During a financial review, Zenware decided to shut down the money-pit that Dr. Zaris’ research had created and terminate his contract. Dr. Zaris was outraged and even barged in on a board meeting to rave that they had no right to close his research when he was so close to seeing real results. Not only did he demand they reinstate him, but he demanded to be allowed to proceed with research on human subjects. Appalled at his behavior, the Zenware board summoned security and had him forcibly removed from the premises.

This was the last official contact anyone had with Dr. Zaris.

Doctor Tia Hellon

Dr. Hellon was the assistant provided to Zaris for his Stealth Serum project. We suspect that Hellon and Zaris were in fact lovers, that their five-year working relationship had spilled over into a personal relationship as well. When Zaris’ project was shut down, Hellon was reassigned. Questioned observers lead us to believe the relationship was largely one-way, in that Dr. Zaris barely recognized the relationship while Dr. Hellon was truly “in love” with Zaris.

We do not believe their relationship ended with the the Stealth Serum project.

Agents now suspect that Kenneth Zaris came to Tia Hellon after being terminated from the company, begging her to let him have access to his lab before they took it all away for disassembly. Dr. Hellon likely complied with his request. We believe that in desperation, he used himself as the target of his experimental Spectral Atomic Modifier (SAM) instead of a specially-prepared serum. This was, unfortunately for Dr. Zaris, his literal un-doing.

The SAM may have even worked. We will never know. What we do know, is that his mutation responded to the treatment in a very dramatic way. His entire body became completely translucent, though not truly invisible. When his mutation triggered, every cell of his body became “slippery” and unable to retain cohesion. In fact, even cell walls disintegrating, leaving only a wet, translucent mass.

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Critical information regarding Project Metatide 01-00398-XB
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Tia Hellon would have been horrified. Zaris’ body had broken apart into a watery solution before her very eyes. Weeping, she may have prepared to dispose of the unfortunate doctor’s remains when she noticed there was movement; a reaction. Further examination showed the wet mass responded to light, movement, even showing dim signs of recognition. Dr. Zaris was alive!
Hellon collected his remains and placed him in a hyper-oxygenated solution before removing him to her home. There, over the next few months, she built her own lab with the intent to reconstitute Dr.Zaris. Under the supposition thatZaris had somehow survived decomposition,Hellon theorized that if she could re-compose him, thenZaris might recover.This would require some kind of framework upon which to work. After weeks of work,Hellon had no solution; nothing seemed to work. His recovery seemed to require human flesh and bone. Devastated by the final loss of her lover, Dr.Hellon would have had to face the grim reality that she would have to putZaris to rest for good.However, in a final flash of insight, Hellon hit upon the idea to use her own body as the framework upon which to allow Kenneth Zaris to recompose himself. She was devoted enough to him to sacrifice herself so that he might live — a man who rarely, if ever, returned her feelings.

Tia Hellon drowned herself in an acid bath, hoping against all odds that he would be able to use her skeletal framework and organic compounds to recompose himself. This was not to be.

Metatide awoke days later to discover that Tia’s mind had survived, as well as something of Zaris’ mutagenic form. Dr. Kenneth Zaris, however, was not the consciousness or body that arose from the ruins of Hellon’s basement.

Current Status

Post-graduation

Metatide continued under her assumed identity of Lake Rain. Upon completion of college she took a job as a pharmacist, where her trained skills were quite useful. She continues still, taking meticulous care to retain her identity and very modest income. She has, however, had several encounters in which she was forced to assume a superheroic identity as Metatide. Once was to foil a robbery at her pharmacy. Another was to foil would-be muggers. She appears to be highly social, spending time in various social locations such as bars,

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Master of the Game’s Report: Metatide

Critical information regarding Project Metatide 01-00398-XB
Report Beta 1
NeoGenesis
Metatide continued under her assumed identity of Lake Rain. Upon completion of college she took a job as a pharmacist, where her trained skills were quite useful. She continues still, taking meticulous care to retain her identity and very modest income. She has, however, had several encounters in which she was forced to assume a superheroic identity as Metatide. Once was to foil a robbery at her pharmacy. Another was to foil would-be muggers. She appears to be highly social, spending time in various social locations such as bars, movie theaters, parks and recreational areas. We suspect, however, that she is aware of her greater potential and may simply be awaiting an opportunity express herself as a hero.

Status of Dr. Kenneth Zaris

After a long period in which no contact has been made, his missing persons file has been closed and the state declared him deceased. His possessions fell to his closest relatives.

Status of Dr. Tia Hellon

Similarly, Dr. Hellon was never seen or heard from again. Due to the damage to her home, foul play was suspected but never proven. No body was produced and she was listed as missing. After a few years, the state declared her deceased. Her possessions fell to her closest relatives.

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