IC: Anamnesis - Hero Factory.
Jason Vale: A simple technician operating in the lower levels of the assembly tower, and Anamnesis' first target. He'd been there along with the other four. He was one of the creators, and he would pay for his cruelty.
Anamnesis hadn't made the same mistake as last time. He was careful, navigating his way down to the lower level and discreetly following his target from a distance. Once Vale stepped into a blind spot, out of the field of view of the cameras, he moved in for the kill.
"Are you Jason Vale?"
"Huh? Yeah, that's me."
"Good." He stopped in front of the civilian engineer, eyes aglow with predatory glee.
"I guess it is... can I help you?"
"You don't recognise me?"
"Oh, of course," his form rippled, the false visage of the hero disguise evaporating away to reveal Anamnesis' true form, a crackling, wraithlike entity that constantly shifted in shape and hue. "How about now?"
"No!" Vale stumbled back against the wall, eyes wide with surprise and fear, "We shut you down, we..."
"You tried. You failed." His arm twisted and writhed, contorting into a jagged blade that he proceeded to drive through Vale's chest, pinning him to the wall. "You are but the first. The others shall taste my fury in due time."
Sparks flew as Anamnesis began to drain Vale's power, "You... were a mistake... you were never meant to be..." he was stuttering, his words weak and lacking conviction, as his body began to shut itself down.
"But I am. And you and your companions will pay for daring to cast me aside." He abruptly reversed the flow of power, generating a surge that scorched Jason Vale from the inside out, frying his internal circuits beyond any hope of recovery or repair. Absorbing the remaining power, he tore his blade free and let the smoking corpse sag to the floor."This is only the beginning."
He shifted back into the form he'd worn earlier, and left the way he'd come, only to change appearance once more after moving down a few corridors and passing out of sight of a camera. He repeated the process a few more times - he wasn't taking any chances - and began making his way to the dropship hangar. His next target awaited him there.