||Cybernetically reconstructed mole
|Appearance: Matilda's body seems to be that of a 4ft. tall mole mobian, though her skin has become grayish and odd. Her brown fur has also lost it's luster and shine, becoming rather ragged and even missing a few patches.|
A combination of inhabiting a body that's been dead for a month and the heavy amounts of reconstruction required to bring it to life will do that to a Mobian. A few patches of metal from where skin had burnt away during her fake suicide are visible on her scalp, though her rather long brown hair tends to hide them.
What she cannot hide however is the fact that one of her arms was unable to be saved. Instead, a large, vicious looking robotic replacement has been grafted to her body. The arm itself seems oddly humanoid in shape and structure, a bit out of place on her. The fingers of the robot hand end in razor sharp points and a blue glow seems to emit from inside through the gap between all the wires and tubes.
Matilda's eyes are also robotic replacements, yellow glowing lights that function far better than her organic replacements, often flickering and changing color for what seems like little reason.
Her attire is a torn and ripped labcoat and shirt along with white pants, almost making her seem like some sort of "mad scientist" to most people.
|Personality: Matilda is a being of hate now. Errors caused by the damage Izzi caused to her robotic body during her attempt at building scrap city and creating the TAC-95 units, based off of Anne as a prototype. She hates everything she knows. Herself, mobius, buildings, greater society, overlanders, mobians, cities, forests, anything that she knows of is instantly hated.|
She doesn't set off to destroy these things immediately or enter a murderous rampage every time she spots a person, however. She just hates them. She despises their very existence and wishes for their destruction. It is up to her whether or not to take it upon herself to carry out that destruction.
Matilda was never a very sympathetic person to begin with, her robotic body that she has abandoned was programmed to not carry over emotions at all when she entered it, a programming decision that holds true with her new body.
The unknown exception is hatred. Unknown to her, the programming wasn't perfect and this emotion carried through to her robotic body, though it was not awakened until Izzi caused severe damage to her internal components. The only emotion in her mind now, it is part of everything she does...except..
Alternate Personality(played by Guide when necessary):
Her alternate consciousness. A glitch in Anne's cyborg body was that the brain addon would, over time, produce a separate AI. This AI, given the limited space and automated creation, would be severely flawed and erratic, such as Jupiter, the AI extracted from Anne's mind.
However, this unknown flaw carries over into Matilda's cybernetics, due to the similar design. Given much more memory space, more robotic components to power it and an updated version of the coprocessor brain implant, a full fledged, complete artificial intelligence could be formed.
This new AI seems to be based on Matilda's deceptive and tricky side. It is however completely based on this alone. One would consider it a neutral trickster, it's "pranks" and deception could be good or evil, morals not applying to her tricks.
Given the amount of processing needed to sustain an entire intelligent being, both personalities are unable to co-exist at the same time. When one is active, the other has "blacked out" and is unaware of what is happening. Neither are aware of one another and are unable to even detect that they other exists, given the circumstances of their existence and faulty diagnostic tools.
|Backstory: Matilda was born to a rather...uncaring family. She wasn't abused or neglected, however. In fact, she wasn't really openly loved either. It was as if she wasn't there, only momentarily addressed by her busy parents when she got their attention. Her mother and father were both notable scientists working for GUN, having little time to personally care for her. They would often leave for months on research duty, leaving Matilda alone with an appointed caretaker and her studies.|
She enjoyed studying, yet unlike her chemist parents, her love was of neuroscience and programming. She was amazed at how the human brain could out-think an advanced computer at times, how even science couldn't comprehend what it could really do... she was interested as well in programming and how it could form basic "intelligence" on it's own, even full AIs in some amazing cases.
Eventually, Matilda grew up only caring about her studies. Ironically, her ailing parents barely phased her, leaving their side for the sciences much like they did to her when she was young. She enrolled in Capitol City University for programming and neurology, studying both the "brains" of machines and the brains of living beings, amazed at the similarities.
At the University, she met Bernard, Anne's future father. He was at the University studying robotics himself, creating the "physical" part of machines to compliment her programming. The two quickly fell for each other and started a romance that lasted beyond their years at Capitol City University, where each passed their subjects with flying colors.
Two years after their graduation, the two married and Matilda gave birth to her daughter, Anne, 8 months after their marriage. She vowed at first to be a caring mother, unlike her own. To take interest in Anne's development and future.
That changed, however, when groups began requesting Matilda's assistance for high paying, sometimes illegal research. The programming of weapons systems, virus programs and defense systems were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to her new "employers".
The moral implications of these jobs did nothing phase her, the pay was outrageous and the amount of knowledge she gained about just what she could do with her skills was finally reaching her. Morals were a thing of the past, she had power that she never knew intelligence could bring.
Meanwhile, she was both neglecting husband and daughter, leaving Bernard to take care of Anne himself mostly. On the day of Anne's 10th birthday, an argument over her absence and immoral research lead to a swift divorce. She was never heard from by either for over 7 years.
Over that time, Matilda studied deeper into her Neuroscience and programming, along with robotics research documents that she had stolen from her husband. Then, she had an idea. An idea she felt could change all of Mobius.
She could defy death itself. Through specialized rebuilding through cybernetics and neuro-implants, one could be brought back from the dead stronger, faster and more durable than ever. Nano-wire enhanced muscles, titanium alloy bones, synthetic eyes with built in targeting, diagnostic and zoom modes and even cybernetic organs that could do their job four times as well as their organic counterparts. All of this could be done she realized, all of it could come true... but she would need her ex-husband's help, as well as a test subject.
There was a way. A way that would make any other mobian cringe at the sheer thought of it, but morals were dead to Matilda. Sneaking into her ex-husband's lab as they were out and sabotaging the latest daughter father project they were building, a prototype power generator, she would kill Anne as she started the project. Bernard would be more willing to help if it ment reviving Anne and she would have a free, unregulated test subject.
As expected, the machine exploded when Anne started it and she was killed in the blast. Bernard begrudgingly agreed to re-construct her and worked with his ex-wife to do so, though he made a few secret adjustments to allow her to retain free will and her peaceful nature. He was told to fake insanity to make his story less believable if it were to ever be told.
Anne, however, was told by her father to leave the lab after her creation and he was thankfully detained in an asylum before Matilda could find out. Her story began there...
However, Matilda's story was forgotten at this point. She was back at square one, no "assistant" and no prototype. Things were looking bleak for her.
That was when she met with another android, "Sehsa nightmare", about Anne's whereabouts. Sehsa was rather close to Anne however and did not willingly reveal where she was located. That didn't stop Matilda from tracking her, of course.
Over this time, Matilda also began dabbling in research based off of Beangirl and Prognosis, that being transferring one's brain to a robotic body through turning it into data. She was able to create the robotic body using research stolen from Bernard, but was unable to access the classified information on Beangirl's research.
Matilda soon came across the artificial intelligence "Search" and was given most of the information she needed, in exchange for assisting him in Anne's capture along with her love interest, Izzi. The events lead to Matilda being wounded by Anne and eventually being captured by Scyll and brought to the two.
Matilda was eventually turned over to GUN by David "Killer" Hades and taken into a special custody given her skills. She was to do programming for GUN to counter Search, based on her brief alliance with him. She agreed, yet began work on two side projects.
One was hiding a malicious line of code in the virus to be used on Search. She intended for the AI to send disruptive data to Anne, damaging the robotic portions of her brain.
The other was a machine to transfer her brain to data form and to the robotic body she had still waiting as a means of escaping GUN, faking her death in the process. She would prepare the materials and access the information quickly preparing the "electric chair" and note for her fake suicide beforehand. When the information was accessed and she quickly made the proper adjustments, she activated the machine before GUN could investigate, as there was no way to break into the database without being caught.
Believed dead by GUN, Matilda's transfer was a success. She headed to an abandoned section of the oil ocean zone along the border, an area mostly of abandoned refineries and oil rigs.
There, she began to quickly build cheap, expendable humanoid combat robots made of scrap. Though weak, these "junkmen" were able to be easily produced en-masse, some could even construct more.
Converting the refinery and an off shore oil rig into a robotics lab over the course of many months, Matilda began a new research goal. Anne had proven herself combat worthy at times, so she had observed. She would kidnap her and base an entire line of obedient, robotic soldiers on her design. These soldiers would then be sold to the highest bidder in platoons for a high price.
However, Izzi, Sehsa and Bernard managed to rescue Anne and supposedly destroy Matilda in the process, though Bernard was lost in the battle as well as the first wave of the super soldiers, known as TAC-95 units.
Matilda was indeed mostly destroyed, but managed to barely function, keeping herself together with scrap metal and rebuilt machinery. Her programming at this time was damaged, making her into a being of irrational hatred. She felt nothing but contempt for everything and never questioned why. It was time for a new body after all, this one was too weak.
She had managed to save what research she had accomplished in her refinery lab to the hard drive inside her own robotic brain. The information managed to survive all the damage done to her systems, thankfully.
Matilda had also arranged for some of the junkmen robots to retrieve her organic body from the graveyard and attempt to keep it preserved and slow it's decay. Her robotic body was failing and she did not have enough time to build a new one. She would have to use the research she applied to Anne on herself.
Lucky for her, however, repairs were quite simple. There was plenty of things to salvage in her temporary home in the casino night ruins, plenty of metal, damaged robotics and electronics. She eventually managed to steal a working computer system and finalize the process, transferring her own brain back to her now cybernetic body. Amazingly, the process went smoothly.
With her new body, Matilda renewed her grudge against Izzi. After nearly destroying her and ruining her plans for the TAC-95 troopers, Matilda directed her hatred towards the squirrel. Soon though, she found a hatred for everything.
Bricks, ground, trees, buildings, every person she met...all she could think about is why she hated them or why she hated it. Irrational as it was, the only thing Matilda retained was hatred.
|Residence: Matilda is currently lurking around various parts of mobius, wandering from place to place.|
A long flexible tendril of metal can lash out from the palm of Matilda's robotic arm, the entire length electrified for added damage. With it, she could lash or strangle a target.
Matilda can see in thermal vision, allowing her to track targets rather easily through most obstructions and objects, though the range is limited.
Matilda is incredibly well versed in any an all sciences dealing with the human and Mobian brain as well as the knowledge of cybernetics and robotics she has stolen from various experts.
Silent walk: White noise generators inside Matilda's feet cancel out 90% of her footstep sounds when she's walking.
Durability: Matilda's body is full of durable robotics and long-numbed flesh. Her skin has also toughened slightly due to drying out in her grave.
Wireless Command: Matilda can command any of her creations via "thought", which is actually thoughts turned into wireless signals via brain implants. This way, she can secretly transfer orders from miles away.
EMP weaponry: EMP weapons could damage Matilda's cybernetics easily. If anything important is fried through an EMP attack, she could die from organ failure, as quite a few of her important organs were replaced.
Viruses: A computer virus probably wouldn't kill Matilda outright, but it could literally scramble her brain, damaging portions or interfering with neuron signals.
Not a direct fighter: Matilda's new body is unlike the combat robot one she had. It's her old organic one outfitted with cybernetics. She's not as combat able in a direct fight now.
|Comments: Yes, Guide is also going to be playing the character at times if she gets approved, we figured it'd be an interesting way to do the split personality dynamic.|
I know the backstory is incredibly long, but I had to tie it in with stuff that's already happened in MRP when she was an NPC.