Legacy of Von Ness
Or, One Step Into the Darkness
My name was Joseph Von Ness. That name, however, no longer applies.
My name is now Von Nebula.
I was once a hero, for the corporate giant called "Hero Factory". We were a privatized company for the public protection. With the Government's collapse over 20 years ago, we were the only protection of innocents. Equipped with high-tech armors and weapons, we would fight against criminal masterminds and their minions. It was our great mission, which I was proud to be a part of.
Until one day, when everything changed.
It started simply. I was only a novice hero, training with my good friend, Preston Stormier. Under our team leader, Tobias Thresher, we trained, learning tactics and weaponry. We were good friends, it seemed. This changed, however, in one mission.
It was a routine mission. Some mysterious damage had been found around the city. It was our mission to figure out why.
We did not expect what we found.
A giant robot ran out of nowhere, stomping around and being a general disruption. With thousands of lives at stake, if the robot was not stopped, Thresher and Stormer charged the robot. I stayed at our aircraft, ready to fire our ships weapons. However, it was futile, and within seconds, Thresher was stomped on by the robot. I knew that it was futile to try to stop the thing, and prepared the craft for takeoff. We would be able to get backup, and try again. However, Stormer didn't see it that way. As soon as he saw the aircraft powering up, he assumed that I was abandoning him. He charged at the craft, ripping me out of the cockpit. He then, in a very stupid and risky move, jumped off the craft, onto the robot, and began pulling wires out. The robot fell, deactivated.
And who was labeled a coward, for calling for backup? Who was blamed for the death of Team Leader Thresher? Who was subsequently kicked out of Hero Factory?
Me, of course.
Needless to say,my anger was sparked. I chose that day, to enact my revenge, anyway I could. And so, I would bring about the end of the Hero Factory. It was my new mission.
Edited by Lord Aspie, Dec 20 2011 - 07:28 AM.