"We can do this one of two ways. You can turn around and go back to where you came from without a scratch, or I can blow your skull apart from the inside-out."
Strange biotechnology allows Zivik to read the minds of other creatures and machines based on their level of intelligence. Using this machinery, which is apart of him, lets him also shape psychic energy into a physical pseudo-matter, and use the power to assert control over some machines.
Zivik's cybernetics are designed to mostly give him a mental advantage, but they also give him enhanced strength somewhat above a few people. This means that he is capable of withstanding the dangers of environmental hazards such as extreme temperatures or radiation.
Zivik cannot remember who he was before the experiments began. His earliest memories take place in a United Cities facility so far off the books that it legally didn't exist. Thinking that far back is difficult for him, since most of what he can remember is fragmented from being unconscious during constant surgical procedures to modify his lab rat of a body. Every day he was monitored in a prison cell while wired to countless and vaguely identifiable machines. Zivik was separated from the other test subjects, who were all forced to interact with one another while he remained isolated. One by one, other subjects disappeared behind metal doors and never returned. The thing he remembered most was the constant pain of being cut up, and the unbearable pain in his skull that made him pass out more times than he remembered. Whatever his captors were trying to achieve must have worked, because he was kept alive no matter how many other test subjects died in droves around him. "Zivik" is not the name he was born with, but the scientists referred to him as Subject Z-K, and it's the only thing he can think of that he was ever known as back then.
Zivik eventually learned how things worked in the labs, and his blackouts became less frequent to the point that his train of thought didn't stop and start with a shaky blur. They scientists thought he was nothing more than docile because they weren't aware of how well Zivik's brain took to the tech, but one day the machines in the surgery rooms started acting funny, and then the scientists felt the kind of pain he felt in his head. He could understand the intentions and the sudden onset of fear when the security had no idea what to do with him. In no simpler terms, he went on a rampage. Zivik doesn't remember what happened after he was removed from his cell one day for the usual routine "check-ups," but the entire facility no longer exists, and there is nothing but a mile-wide cloud of space junk where the black site use to be. He vaguely recalls stealing a ship full of "supplies" that moved without being piloted. Anytime he tries to remember those events beyond indiscriminate destruction and an explosion, his head starts to hurt, but some people haven't forgotten.
In the years that followed his escape, his memory is more consistent and solid, but someone found out that he destroyed the space station, and as a result, Zivik a fugitive wanted charged with the most extreme crimes that the United Planets can accuse him of. Most, if not all of these crimes are entirely fabricated. Murder and destruction of property are the only crimes one could realistically attribute to the incident, but it has nonetheless branded Zivik a social pariah. Any place within United Planets jurisdiction would shoot him on sight and his presence would be reported to all law enforcement in the galaxy, dead or alive. After someone confirms he is dead, his body would be taken, and the technology bonded to his neural system would be harvested, restarting the cycle that put him in this situation to begin with. Zivik has been avoiding that outcome by any means necessary since his escape.
Name: Talzaar The Whelp Homeworld: Grand Cathedral Epsilon Age: 23 Alien Power or Skill: Talzaar isn't much in the eyes of his people but to the average citizen of the universe, Talzaar is herculean. The Idisputables are capable of braving most environments thanks to their rough, ash white with black spotted skin including the void of space or the crushing depths of water planets. Talzaar himself is skilled with a plethora of weapons but finds himself most comfortable wielding a warhammer adorned with a pick for latching on one side of the hammer's head. Brief Bio: The Indisputables are a race of warriors and conquerors that travel space, pillaging large worlds and carving their moons into new Battle Cathedrals that the whole species lives in. Talzaar was born to a brood within the Grand Cathedral Epsilon on the Cathedral's ninth creation-day. From the beginning Talzaar was the runt of litter, but The Idisputables believed that even the scrawniest of their kind could grow to their full potential wether that be through blade or the more academic arts of cannibalizing stolen tech into their home. The Whelp, as Talzaar would eventually become known as, would do his best improve himself in the war-focused society he found himself born into. For all his effort though the boy would seem to never excel at anything, not even being good enough to be considered a jack-of-all-trades for his kind. This lead to The Whelp staying in training much longer than most of his brood-mates before eventually being shuffled out onto the battlefield when the Grand Cathedral Epsilon had spread its conquest thin.
Though Talzaar was a wimp among his own kind, he was still able to mow down the best warriors of some world and keep the citizens subjugated. However, eventually Grand Cathedral Epsilon's effortless conquest was brought to a halt with the appearance of the Nightstars. A group came and began to push back The Idisputables until a retreat was in order. Seeing an opportunity to shed some bad genes, some higher ups sent Talzaar on a suicide mission to prove himself and give time for escape. Talzaar, seeing an opportunity to live up to his potential, leapt at the chance as he faced down with the Nightstars. Needless to say Talzaar was beaten and eventually arrested. Time passed and Talzaar's fanatical view of his people was eventually broken away as he saw the true camaraderie of his Nightstar captors. Talzaar began to try to turn over a new leaf but only got a chance to prove himself when some alien shapeshifting 'thing' attacked the Nightstars. In the chaos of the uncertainty, Talzaar was able to escape and help fend off the beast, earning some respect from the Nightstars. Sometime later, now Talzaar is a Nightstar under very strict supervision. Notes: