View Full Version : I need a Alien Race that does Genetic Experimentation

09-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Hey Think Tankers I need some input...

I have a player who is making a character that is loosely based on Rocket Racoon. I need a race that abducted and genetically modified him. preferably something from the Freedom Universe, I have some ideas for a made up race, but I'd like to use a race or space villain that already exists.

Here are some guidelines.

- The Player wants to used the temporal/dimensional weapon storage idea from Ultraviolet for his guns and gear.
- He wants his character to literally have a flying saucer, you know, the disk and the little dome for the cockpit.
- We are doing a storyline that is going to be a combination of Emerald City Knights combined with elements of the Marvel Civil War Storyine (with some Brave New World Elements tossed in as well).

My top two choices at the moment are Tellax (Who was experimenting to see if he could get his "project" to affect animals) or the GRU (He was one of many of the abducted test subjects from Earth).

Any other suggestions?

Batgirl III
09-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Not alien, but Dr. Simian has "uplifting" animals as a standard part of his M.O.; The Foundry is also another Earth-based option, since high tech weaponry and vehicles are definitely part of their area of expertise, they also dabble with genetic engineering and cybernetics (sometimes paired with Dr. Simian).

On the alien front, Farside City is home to many odd animals: the canonical Moon Apes and Cosmo the Moon Monkey. Who's to say what other species might be up there? Plus, we know Lady Lunar did a lot of tinkering with the Moon Apes during her reign... Maybe your hero was a "prototype," liberated when the Atom Family dethroned her?

The technology of the Lor Republic is very advanced, but mostly undeveloped in the game books. Since it's made up of hundreds of worlds and populated by oodles of scientific geniuses, it could be an easy origin for the hero.

09-21-2014, 04:39 PM
My player specifically wants to be a Honey Badger that was abducted by aliens and experimented on by them, so Simian and the others you mentioned are out.

I was thinking that the Gru or the Broan would be a much more proper fit than the Lor. Though some rogue scientist amongst the Lor could work as well.

09-22-2014, 09:57 AM
The Preservers did gene-modification in Earth's prehistory but have not been seen for millennia. The character could be the result of one of their experiments getting thawed out (or one of their devices such as a Genetic Splicer being discovered and used). On Earth, the Saurians of Lemuria also did gene-modding, but they're only as alien as the humans.

09-22-2014, 10:16 AM
If the character is the result of Preserver modification, he or she could have been one of the samples collected by the Curator and held in stasis until recently, which would explain how they're still around.

09-22-2014, 06:24 PM
For something a bit Lovecraftian, I want to say the Mi-Go perform genetic experiments on what they consider 'lower life forms' as well.

09-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Actually the Curator turned out to be the perfect idea.

- Whether the Curator experimented upon him himself or some one else did before the Curator added him to his collection is still unknown (on purpose).
- I used the story in the book about Doctor Metropolis destroying one of the Curator's museum ships as an explanation why the character escaped.
- His high tech equipment (mostly guns, and a small flying saucer) were part of the Curator's collection that he gathered up and used to escape.

This leave me with the story options of the Curator sending drones, or another villain to reclaim his lost property, as well as the mystery of who exactly made the mutant Honey-Badger what he is today.