r/K: Dark Energy Wave - Usurpers
Every power structure has the potential for a power vacuum. The r/K Universe has many powerful characters and dominant personalities that patiently wait for their chance to take up a more influential position. Ruses, musing, and playing the muse allow these second fiddlers to contribute to causes while keeping their private agendas secret. These profiles explain how r/K characters are involved in the first major story arc - Dark Energy Wave.
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Dark Energy Wave: When the dark energy surge occurred, Ginman manipulated Hoffman's daughters into joining his cult, The Uprising. Zombie Hoffman now has a personal score to settle with Ginman. Zombie Hoffman is out in the countryside in Southern England with his two close associates, Lobotomous Coal and The Banisher. They are all very upset about the changes in the world. Most of all, they are angry about being stuck between Evangeline and Ginman. They take out their anger on followers of both organizations and they can be particularly cruel and sadistic.
Dark Energy Wave: Fly is best friends with Cuckoo. They both play muses for Bill Ides and lead him to believe that they are part of a team. Fly spends a lot of time hoping that Bill will leave the palace one day so that Fly and Cuckoo can move in.
Dark Energy Wave: Evangeline is not aware of it, but, Guinness is planning on teaming up with Bill Ides to take over England and help consolidate his power in Europe. Scoobird does not like the man and will ensure that Guinness's plans fail.
Dark Energy Wave: Manatee was born from the guts of Evolucia's father. Manatee went after Papa Gaga. He found Papa G to be unworthy of the power he was granted. He challenged Papa Gaga and successfully killed him in battle. This ended a public nuisance, but, set a frightening precedent.
Dark Energy Wave: C.C. was discovered in a pit of quicksand by Kiora. Kiora intended to bring her to Atlantis and sell her to Boogey Girl for jewels. Instead, Miss Civ robbed the bounty and took C.C. to Evolucia for a future favor. Evolucia trained the spaced-out C.C. and turned her into an expert hunter. Her purpose was to hunt Manatee and kill him. C.C. does not appreciate how she has been treated as an object. Furthermore, she is disgusted that it has been by the hands of women. It was something she would have expected from men. She is not in fact loyal to Evolucia and desires ruling Atlantis for herself. It is not a realistic plan, but, if she combines forces with Athora, it may be possible.
Dark Energy Wave: Hellgrade challenged Bill Ides and suffered a similar fate as Rule. His mind was taken over and his own powers used against him. Bill opened a fissure in the earth all the way down to the Earth's core. Hellgrade was made to throw himself into the pit. He perished in the molten iron core. Later, Sassy released the doppelganger of Hellgrade. He joined the second Rule in pledging total allegiance to Bill Ides.
Dark Energy Wave: The young man's testimony in court put Pwn behind bars for a lengthy prison sentence. He was being put in his cell when the dark energy surge occurred. He incited a prison riot using his powers and slipped out unscathed. Pwn has a headquarters called The Range. He trains kid soldiers to become cold-blooded murderers. The Meddler resurrects his soldiers when they die in the war simulations. Eventually, the kids are completely desensitized and totally fearless. These hardened troops are completely loyal to Pwn.
Dark Energy Wave: Wasteoid was harassing Crunchy in Las Vegas. Papa Z murdered Wasteoid. He was thought dead, but, The Meddler resurrected him. Wasteoid made his way to NYC. Ikon discovered that Wasteoid had done something awful in the city. He had a house filled with his mind slaves. They were all underage girls. He had clearly been raping them. Flo made him pay dearly. She murdered him. Yet again, without anyone realizing, the Meddler resurrected him once more. Wasteoid moved to Chicago, showed Papa Z the proper amount of respect and made an alliance with The Host.
Argus & Temple
Dark Energy Wave: Temple and Argus are always prowling for victims to send to Temple's prehistoric world. Bushman seems to have been in that world from the beginning while his disciples have all been captured from Temple since the dark energy surge. Argus lives in Temple world and has his head intact. He rules the land like a cruel barbarian overlord.
Dark Energy Wave: Cuckoo Mittens and Fly Pig are in Egypt close to Bill Ides's palace. They play the muse for Bill. They flirt with him and pander to his ego. However, they are not interested in his plans or his power. They are more eager for exciting adventures and meeting handsome, heroic men. Their interests are very traditional.
Dark Energy Wave: The dark energy surge occurred while Reign was at her first session with a new psychiatrist. Reign pretends to be from another dimension. She acts as if the Earth is a fantasy world for her to conquer. She pledges allegiance to made-up deities and often uses her power to walk around like a ghost playing up her fantasy story. Lochness plays along, but, doesn't believe a word of it. She, in turn, plays along and pretends to be loyal to him. Her ultimate plan is to lead the Cart Horde down to Stonehenge and defeat Ginman and his Uprising. She is not in touch with reality given that the Cart Horde do not respect or fear her and would certainly never obey her or be led by her. Reign has a lot of growing up to do.
Dark Energy Wave: Lobotomous, like his two buddies, Zombie Hoffman and The Banisher, spend most of their time tormenting, torturing and killing the mind slaves of Ginman and Evangeline. They do not see the human face of the victims any longer. It is just a game for them as they wait for answers. Lobotomous keeps a continuous storm over Stonehenge where Ginman holds his congregation and gives his sermons.
Lobotomous Coal often keeps a storm around himself as well. A horrible hurricane in a perfect ring around his location in a corn field. Where he is located inside the storm, it is completely serene and eerily silent.
Dark Energy Wave: The Banisher, in his new pure energy form, derives a great amount of joy from haunting people. He can appear as a shadow by rendering himself an outline of a regular form. He spent many nights scaring people to death. He would scare kids that were out camping and chase them to highways were they were hit by trucks. He would enter houses and give old people heart attacks when they thought he was the grim reaper coming for them. He was sadistic and listless. Being a member of The Fallen seemed to have no point... and that was the point. These powerful beings did not believe in fighting for a cause because that seemed the height of futility and superfluousness. The Fallen are still waiting for answers.
Dark Energy Wave: Once Rule was transformed into a super powered being, he made big changes in the Middle East. He willed that Iraqi and Lebanese people begin serving Iranians as a slave caste. He caused a great typhoon that wiped out millions in India. When he turned his attention to Israel, Bill interfered. Bill had his own plans for Israel. Rule took exception to that and made his way down to Bill's palace. Bill took over Rule's mind and made him use his own powers against himself. He was torn apart limb from limb by Bill's mind slaves. They crushed his skull to mush and that was the end of Rule. However, Sassy sent out the second Rule doppelganger from the Nth Rock stasis tanks. That Rule pledged allegiance to Bill Ides and was a loyal follower of his. Perhaps it was this inevitable fate that granted Bill the control of the mind of a super powered being. Still, it seems that when Bill's life is threatened, he is able to perform such feats, but, at no other time.
Dark Energy Wave: Papa Gaga was in the hospital in stasis when the dark energy surge occurred. He broke out of his casts and flew out the window of his hospital room. He was vain enough to think that God had selected him specifically to be the world's first super hero. Unfortunately, Papa G has an uncanny ability to have his good deeds turn into disasters. He had remembered a dying little boy in his hospital and returned to grant the child one wish. The child said that they had always wanted to walk on the Moon. Papa Gaga flew to the Moon and punched out a huge strip of moon rock. He flew back with it. As he was reentering the atmosphere, a piece of the strip chipped off and fell on a school, killing everyone inside. That was typical of Papa Gaga and his good intentions. Nevertheless, some of The Root decided to defect and became a PR team for Papa Gaga's bid at the Presidency of the United States. Manatee examined Papa Gaga and found him unworthy of his powers. Manatee challenged him to a battle and eventually killed him. There is of course a doppelganger of Papa Gaga in the Nth Rock. It remains to be seen if and when the new Papa G will show up and what will be different about him and his powers.
Dark Energy Wave: Xanadu is interested in motivating The Root. 001 made a robot called Torrent that was to infiltrate all military facilities and bring their nuclear warheads to a neutral location to be destroyed. Xanadu had already achieved that goal himself. He has burrowed a tunnel into the mountain that The Root keep their home base at. He has stored all the warheads in a cache there and he has not deactivated them. It is unclear what his future plans are.