A high tech cabal whose goal is to destroy and then rebuild human civilization around the principle of Survival of the Fittest. They’ve infiltrated the highest levels of government, business and law enforcement, and recruit only the most talented and driven individuals to join their ranks. In the way the Black Plague eventually gave rise to the Renaissance, The Combine envisions their Z-Kron Virus giving rise to a second Great Renaissance.
Media mogul, restaurateur, and old friend of Janice Lee, this southern gentleman assumes a guardian angel type role to Janice and Alex. Though The Combine’s resources dwarf even his own, his old-fashioned beliefs will not allow him to abandon his friends—and he may have to pay the price for his loyalty.
Detective Lucius Goncalo
A twenty-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, Goncalo has become desensitized to the violence and corruption he faces daily. He thinks he’s seen it all—until he is called to a crime scene at an East Village restaurant. Soon, he’s hunting a young fugitive named Alex Hawking—though he senses there may be some greater force at work.
Dr. Eric Lansing
A hawkish, intolerant virologist employed by The Combine. Like all Combine scientists, he is one of the world’s most accomplished in his field, and he is one of the handful who understands the true power of the Z-Kron virus.
Dr. Ernst Kelso
A world famous scientific entrepreneur and visionary who is drawn into the orbit of a high tech secret society known as The Combine. Kelso worships at the altar of evolution, and believes that modern society has corrupted man’s potential. When he accepts The Combine’s funding for his and business partner Marcus Hawking’s biotech firm, it sets off a conflict that threatens to engulf the entire world.
A New York City college student who is drawn into conflict with the immensely powerful and secretive Combine, and whose body holds within it the vast BioCosmic Universe defended by the Biowarriors. Alex’s impatient, cocksure personality stands in stark contrast to that of his father, renowned scientist Marcus Hawking. What the two do share is great natural intellect and curiosity. When The Combine assassinates Marcus with the Z-Kron microbe, Alex contracts it as well—but survives. Now, he’s on the run, desperately fighting The Combine on the outside while his body’s immune system battles the Z-Kron virus within.
An informatory T-Cell who, along with Gamma-9, deploys Blastor’s B-Cell Legion and Phagien’s Macrophage Corps based upon information received from the Council of the Mind. Analytical to the point of coldness, he is resigned to the fact that many of the BioWarriors he dispatches into battle will never return.
A protein projectile fired from the Antibody-Cannons located on the forearms of BioWarrior B-Cells. Antibodies are used to target and neutralize invading pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. When in battle mode, Blastor, Humron and their fellow B-Cells emerge Antibody-Cannon cannons to wage war on the BioCosmos’ attackers.
Advanced BioWarriors of the Immune System. Each of these BioWarriors has the ability to create up to seven short-lived clones of himself, enhancing their numbers against dangerous foes. Additionally, cyto-skeletal armor envelops their bodies during battle, and they are equipped with antibody cannons. They are deployed by the Informatory T-Cells from numerous Lymph Outposts scattered throughout the body.
A harmless, peace-seeking eColi bacterium who is her tribe’s sole survivor when they are attacked by the Macrophage Corps. She is found by Raze, who uses Conjugation to transform her into the deadly Tenzor.
Microscopic organisms that enter the BioCosmos from the Beyond. Some are dangerous, but many others are benign or even beneficial to their Hosts. They have the amazing ability to transfer genes and powers through the ancient ritual process of Conjugation. Through this a benign bacteria can mutate instantly into a life threatening pathogen.
The living, breathing world within the human body. Inhabited by trillions of cells, this vast alien-like terrain hosts many different life forms. Some are friendly and loyal to the cause of the whole, while others are invading predators who seek its destruction and dominance.
The life force of every cell, including BioWarriors. Trillions of cells inhabit the BioCosmos, all of which are linked together and to the subconscious mind of their mysterious host. When this supreme being’s will is strong, the cells become more energized, their biods glowing more brightly. Conversely, when the will of the host is weak, the strength of its cells diminishes in equal measure, their biods dimming. When this occurs, the BioCosmos as a whole becomes more vulnerable to bacterial incursions and viral infections.
The warrior cells of the Immune System, dedicated to protecting the life and health of the BioCosmos. In the world of the Biowars, the BioWarriors and Messenger Nerve Cells are given humanoid forms, while retaining their real life cellular powers. The B-Cells, Macrophages, Messenger Cells, Fibroblasts, Natural Killer Cells, and T-Cells, are some of the most prominent BioWarriors. Each has its own specific role to play in order to maintain the living Cosmos’ delicate balance, functions that often force them to put aside friendship and love.
The constant battle for survival that occurs within every body of every creature. In the epic struggle for life, the BioWarriors defend their home world—the BioCosmos—against the invasive forces of viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents. Life sometimes has a cruel twist, and the Biowars may also spark a battle of host versus host when one of the BioCosmos’ own cells turns against it. Agent cells can go rogue via contraction of a viral infection or through a genetic mutation. In the story of Biowars, the cells of the Immune System and Nervous System are given human forms, but retain their real world biological powers. All other cells retain their actual forms and biological functions.