Please be sure that your characters are following everyone on the masterlist as clearly stated in the general guidelines. This ensures that no one feels left out and every character has the opportunity to interact with every other available character.
Maya Hansen ✗ Scientist ✗ FC: Rebecca Hall ✗ OPEN ✗
→ “What I actually am is a biological DNA coder running a team of forty out of a privately funded think-tank, but sure you can call me a botanist.”
Maya Hansen is a talented biotechnologist, who briefly worked for a corporation called FuturePharm, based in Austin, before she met Aldrich Killian in an elevator in Switzerland, 1999. The same night she met Tony Stark — and introduced him to Extremis. At the time, Hansen’s work was limited to plant life. After the conference ended, Hansen reached out to Killian and his think-tank in order advance her research into human testing. The results were largely successful, with the exception of a small glitch, which had originally resulted in destruction of parts of the plants Maya had worked with. In humans, it manifested itself into a high-intensity explosion, incinerating anyone within a twelve-foot radius. Maya needed help, and all she had was a thirteen year-old piece of formula from Stark, the only thing left of their brief affair.
When Maya gasped for breath in that old empty house, she’d sat up with a start and thanked the gods that she’d been smart enough to eject herself with Extremis. Aldrich was a lot of things, but a good shot wasn’t one of them. She was sure he missed her heart by inches. She needed to get in contact with Tony Stark and start on her own road to redemption. There were more than a few things she still needed to accomplish.
SIDENOTE: Current events/how Maya survived is completely up to player. This was just an idea.
Aldrich Killian | Mandarin ✗ Scientist, Terrorist ✗ FC: Guy Pearce ✗ OPEN ✗
→ “No more false faces. You said you wanted the Mandarin, well you’re looking right at him. It was always me—right from the start. I AM THE MANDARIN!”
Dr. Aldrich Killian was a brilliant scientist working for Advanced Idea Mechanics, shortened to AIM. In 1999, while approaching Maya Hansen in an elevator at a conference in Switzerland, he met her alongside Tony Stark and proposed his company funding to her studies. In an effort to get rid of Aldrich, Stark sent him to the roof with the promise of listening to his proposal. When Stark never showed, he woke a dragon inside of Killian and sparked a fire he’d soon come face to face with. Aldrich is ridiculously smart and cunning, no longer the impressionable young scientist he once started out as. He’s prepared to do what it takes to better the human brain and revolutionize science, often referring to himself as a visionary. No longer the type to let anyone get in his way, he’ll accomplish his goals and recieve what he’s due, by any means necessary.
After the showdown on the rig in Miami, Florida, Killian literally found himself rising from the ashes that night. This time with a new goal in mind; take down Tony Stark. It wasn’t about revenge. Aldrich was too smart and too busy for that. Tony was simply a roadblock on his road to glory. Once he was taken out, Aldrich could do what he was always meant to do; change the world for the better and revolutionize mankind.