Cancerous Omni Cell
Dire threat to the BioCosmos
Ravenous, malicious, egocentric.
Once, there was a humble Messenger Cell called Nero. Unlike his fellow couriers, he resented his unheralded but crucial role in the BioCosmos. He craved the feeling of superiority that only comes from defeating an enemy in combat. When he saw the chance to achieve his goal, he seized it, with tragic results.
Outmatched in a one-on-one struggle with the pathogen leader, Viron, Nero was simultaneously infected by the virus and bombarded with radiation, the result of Alex Hawking receiving an X-Ray. He was left to die in excruciating pain, his body wracked by a slow and grotesque series of mutations. Time lost meaning; all that anchored him to reality was a sense of betrayal and the desire to strike back against his former BioWarrior friends.
When his agony finally passed, he awoke in a new form. Seemingly infinite knowledge raced through his mind and unprecedented power surged through his body. No longer was he an anonymous messenger cell, though he still retained the abilities of one. And the abilities of a B-Cell. And Macrophage. And all types of cells in the Cosmos. Now, he is a cancerous Omni Cell who calls himself Carcin; and when he surveys the sweeping valleys and towering caverns of the BioCosmos… all he sees is clay with which to mold his dominion.
When he thinks of the Biowarriors whose approval he once yearned for, he chuckles. He’d wanted so badly to be one of them, and they’d dismissed him. He’d show more mercy; he’d transform them, body and soul, make them soldiers in his new army of darkness.
Glory will be his, on a scale he’d never dared to imagine in his old life.