Gang "Grid" Xue

Grid is a Chinese refugee who possesses the ability to interface directly with electronics. He can also transform into pure electrical energy and travel great distances instantaneously via power lines and optic cable.

Description:

ABERRANT CHARACTER SHEET

<table width=”500”> <tr> <td width=”93”>Birth Name: </td> <td width=”126”>Gang Xue</td> <td width=”130”>Eruption:</td> <td width=”123”>Stress</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nova Name: </td> <td>Grid</td> <td>Nature:</td> <td>Tinker</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Series:</td> <td>A Time for Gods</td> <td>Allegiance:</td> <td>Project Eden/Team Aegis</td> </tr> </table>

ATTRIBUTES AND ABILITIES

<table> <tr> <td>

PHYSICAL

</td> <td> </td> <td>

MENTAL

</td> <td> </td> <td>

SOCIAL

</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

STRENGTH

</td> <td>1</td> <td>

PERCEPTION

</td> <td>4</td> <td>

APPEARANCE

</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Brawl
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Awareness
</td> <td>1 (5)</td> <td>
Intimidation
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Might
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Investigation
</td> <td>3 (7)</td> <td>
Style
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

DEXTERITY

</td> <td>3</td> <td>

INTELLIGENCE

</td> <td>4</td> <td>

MANIPULATION

</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Athletics
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Academics
</td> <td>3 (7)+3MI</td> <td>
Interrogation
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Drive
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Bureaucracy
</td> <td>1 (5)+3MI</td> <td>
Subtrefuge
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Firearms
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Computer (hacking)
</td> <td>5 (9)+3MI</td> <td>
Streetwise
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Legerdemain
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Engineering
</td> <td>5 (9)+3MI</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Martial Arts
</td> <td>1 (4)</td> <td>
Intrusion
</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Melee
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Linguistics
</td> <td>2 (6)+3MI</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Pilot
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Medecine
</td> <td>1 (4)+3MI</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Stealth
</td> <td>1 (4)</td> <td>
Science
</td> <td>3 (7)+3MI</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>
Survival
</td> <td>2 (6)+3MI</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

STAMINA

</td> <td>4</td> <td>

WITS

</td> <td>3</td> <td>

CHARISMA

</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Endurance
</td> <td>3 (7)+2MS</td> <td>
Arts
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Command
</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Resistance
</td> <td>3 (7)+2MS</td> <td>
Biz
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Etiquette
</td> <td>1 (3)</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>
Rapport
</td> <td> </td> <td>
Perform
</td> <td> </td> </tr> </table>

ADVANTAGES

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BACKGROUNDS

</td> <td> </td> <td>

MEGA-ATTRIBUTES

</td> <td> </td> <td>

QUANTUM POWERS

</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Contacts
</td> <td>
3
</td> <td>Intelligence</td> <td>3</td> <td>Bodymorph</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Attunment
</td> <td>
5
</td> <td>Analyze Weakness, Mathematic Savant, Speed Reader</td> <td> </td> <td>Electrical Energy </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Resources
</td> <td>
4
</td> <td>Stamina</td> <td>2</td> <td>Cyberkinesis</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Backing (Eden)
</td> <td>
5
</td> <td>Resiliency</td> <td> </td> <td>Alter Data, Fool, Reprogram </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
Eufiber
</td> <td>
3
</td> <td>Manipulation</td> <td>2</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

WILLPOWER

</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>8</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

TAINT

</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>

QUANTUM

</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>4</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>

QUANTUM POOL

</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>30</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table>
Bio:

Gang Xue was born in a poor fishing village near Zhoushan in the Hangzhou Bay. Like his father, Xue was learning to fish even though he exhibited an extraordinary intellect. There was virtually no opportunity for cultural advancement for peasents. Once, when he was 12, Gang saw a small boat motor at a local market. The motor was set aside from the rest of the wares at the man’s stall. He asked the merchant how much he wanted for the motor, he knew his father could benefit greatly from it. The merchant laughed and said that the motor had not run in years, and that if Gang could fix it, he could have it. The young boy sat right down and began disassembling the engine right in front of the merchant. He found that the motor had a ruptured gasket and was able to patch it using a glue he fashioned on the spot. He reassembled the motor and put a little gas in it. The small motor sputtered weakly but sprang to life and ran until the gas ran out. The merchant, now completely dumbstruck, let the boy have the motor and relayed the story to several colleagues.

The story spread quickly and before long the people’s representative came to visit Gang’s village. He spoke with Gang’s father, who was the village’s local party leader. The representative said he wished for Gang to go with him to Shanghai and go to school. From there he would go to university and study to become a very important contributor. Though he did not want to leave Gang was forced to go with the representative. He did not struggle, or cry. He would be a good boy and honor his father and mother by becoming more than a peasant. He would make his family proud.

He hasn’t seen his family since.

Gang learned quickly and began outstripping his classmates in every subject area. He excelled, finished primary and secondary education and began university at age 16. Gang was assigned to an electronics curriculum, though he also had a fondness for poetry. He learned the inner workings of electrical devices, as well as circuitry and computers. He learned to build, program, and network entire computer systems and that is what he was doing when the Galatea exploded.

News on the event was tightly controlled by the Chinese media. As novas began erupting all over China, the government did the only thing it knew how. It tightened its grip and tried to control the phenomenon. Newly erupted novas were taken to ‘medical facilities’ which were little more than prison camps. Five days after the Galatea incident, Gang erupted. He was captured by the Military police and thrown into a cell where he stayed for several months. He was beaten daily, asked questions he did not know the answers to, and accused of conspiring against the People’s interest. In his cell, he scrawled poetry and diagrammed circuitry in the dirty walls.

On the day when he had been told he would be executed if he did not cooperate, something happened. Up until now, his powers had revolved around interfacing with electronics. He could “talk” to electronic machines. Since his powers were not immediately demonstrable, the officials thought he was keeping something from them. He was being interrogated in a small empty room. He was seated in an uncomfortable chair beneath a bare dim and dirty light bulb. The men gave him one last chance to confess his powers and his intentions to overthrow the People’s government. He cried and swore he wished no harm to them, though that was a lie. He had dreamed of these men’s deaths many times, but he was weak and no fighter. With tears, streaming down his face and while begging for his life, Gang exploded in a shower of sparks. Gang’s vision changed. It was like he was in a small tunnel and he was moving so fast he couldn’t even see where he was going. As he screamed through this claustrophobic tube, he saw that there were little branches off to each side, many paths, millions, maybe billions. He explored them all, he did not know where he was, only that he was free. He had seen the men who were interrogating him in the moment before he entered the tube. They had convulsed and flown back several feet from him as he went up. He remembered, his feet were bare, and the floor had been wet.

Gang eventually came to a tunnel with fewer and fewer branches. He could not control his speed. He eventually came to the end of his line and came spewing out of the tube like toothpaste that he had been run over by a truck. He looked around, he was in a desert. He looked up, there was a single light pole that was sparking and crackling madly. The light bulb in the lamp was broken and arcing. He passed out.

Gang awoke in another cell, this time a cleaner cell at least. The writing on the doors and hall were strange and not Chinese at all. Gang was held here for nearly a week until someone attacked the prison where he was being held. He was able to sneak out of the complex during a pitched battle. He eventually made his way across several borders and into a major city. He found work fixing computers and electronics to pay for illegal border crossings and to be smuggled from city to city until he made his way to Mexico. From there, he crossed the border into the United States. He went to the Rashoud Facility in San Antonio and was sent to Project Eden HQ in New York.

Gang is now fluent in many languages and has learned how to control his powers. The Chinese government, on learning of Gang Xue’s asylum in America, demanded he be turned over to their custody, citing him as a fugitive. Extradition processes are currently mired in an impenetrable bureaucratic morass. There the proceedings will stay, Eden has no intention of letting one of their most prized assets go.

Gang still remembers his family and hopes they are well.

Gang "Grid" Xue

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