George Winston Goldstein
Big Brother is the governing agent of Oceania. He is funded and controlled secretly by Scorpius.
In the 1980s when the British government waned in control of the South Atlantic islands of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, the local populace lost their British abode citizenship status, while experiencing an economy collapse across said islands.
Seizing the opportunity, a shadowy socialist movement took root literally overnight in the islands, calling itself "Oceania". Within a month, island citizens were demanding cessation from the British commonwealth. The British installed a new governor, Sir George Winston Goldstein. Sir Goldstein, noted for his amazing roll in British Intelligence for the last 20 years, took charge and immediately joined with Oceania's movement and seceded from Britain.
The British, unhappy over this debacle, sent warships, fighters, bombers and troops to take back the island (think Falkland Islands War, as an example). When the troops hit the beach two weeks after they left port in England, they were assaulted by hundreds of thousands of black-clad troops. All British troops were summarily killed in minutes. The British Air Force and Navy were blown out of the sky and water respectively by high-tech aircraft, subs and warships all carrying the Oceania flag and symbols.
After several more attempts, the British government got the United Nations involved and cut off all connections with the islands. All attacks and attempts to take back the island were stopped, and the Governor won the war.
Months later, huge industrial sites began construction and manufacturing on the islands of thousands of new high-tech weapons, aircraft ships and combat vehicles. Eventually, they even made nuclear weapons with long-range missile capabilities. The Governor was responsible for all of this.
As such, the Governor initiated Oceania's new form of militaristic and industrious socialism synonymous to George Orwell's '1984' philosophy. There was initial resistance, but soon, all the populace was 're-educated' to goodthink. By the close of the 20th Century, Oceania's propaganda started calling the Governor "Big Brother". Citizens of Oceania truly believed that they were the world power, and that other nations wanted to take away their power, such as the evil United States and the cruel Europeans and British powers.
Today, Big Brother runs all of 'Oceania'. Some of the island
cities, harbors, points and ports were renamed. Regardless, the citizens remained loyal and brainwashed, while their military might a superpower unto itself. All citizens love him as their 'Big Brother'. None are allowed to think otherwise.
The question Big Brother now has is: Should Oceania 'expand" its social views out to the rest of the world....
WAR IS LIFE
FREEDOM IS CONTROL
IGNORANCE IS EDUCATION
A few years ago, a jealous co-worker decided to sabotage one of her more dangerous experiments in toxic and acidic recombinant, allowing the compound to go airborne and mutate. As Doctor Tochs was displaying her new process for displacing toxic and acidic recombinants, the jealous co-worker added a mutagenic derivative, wherein the entire lab filled with toxic and acidic vapor. Everyone in the lab was dying, however, in a heroic feat, Doctor Tochs grabbed the new dangerous solution and ran with it to a secure room and went into lockdown, saving most of those in the lab from certain death. While in lock-down, she was exposed to the solution for nearly 5 days. Her body changed; her mind warped. Interestingly enough, she gained new toxic and acidic powers.
Upon learning what her co-worker did, she broke out of containment and killed him. Several security guards died trying to stop her. She ran from the facility, planning to go as far as she could. She commandeered (ok, hijacked) a Learjet and wanted to fly to a remote island in the Atlantic, where she could harm no others. Unfortunately, her pilot, on the last leg of the flight, died of toxic gas (that was emanating from her body), and the plane crashed just off of Ascension Island, home of Oceania.
Days later, she awoke in a bio-chemical lock-down ward, brainwashed by the Doubleplusgood/ungood twins into becoming an Oceania Loyalist. Since then, she has done the will of Oceania's Big Brother, and has been added to the "Champions of Oceania" super-group.
The US Government had originally dropped any charges of WMD against Doctor Tochs, but as a result of her actions with Oceania, she is now wanted by the World Court for crimes against humanity...even though Doctor Tochs has now become the new mind-controlled, sinister "Doctor Tox"!
Doc Tox has an excellent caustic and acidic touch that, at it s ultimate power, can eat through an inch of steel in less than a minute.Anyone within three feet of Doctor Tox without some form of industrial breathing protetion will become nauseous and sick from her toxic vapors. After 20 minutes of exposure, a victim may die from the airborne toxin exposure. Using her gauntlets, Doctor Tox can fire an good concentrated liquid/chemical stream at a range of 10 feet. Doctor Tox can also exhale her 'toxic breath' to all within 10 feet to receive good toxin damage every few seconds. As a result of her new biology, Doctor Tox does not need to eat or breath, however, extreme cold and heat have nearly double the effect on her and her body's system. As an added bonus, when Doctor Tox focuses well, she can emit beams of plasma energy from her eyes dealing good energy damage to any in sight within 30 feet from her.
Doctor Tox carries a variety of equipment to include:
- In order for her to pick up or touch things, she must wear special gloves with a disintegrating field that prevents acid and toxins from her body to permeate whatever she touches. When she turns off the field in her gloves, she can use her powers to the fullest degree; when the glove's energy disintegration field is on, she cannot project any of her powers from her hands.
Although a secretive man, Professor Ruhn was cast into the TV and media spotlight by way of his incredible discoveries in the paranormal and demonology. In several instances, he had 'exorcised' demons from homes and locations without incident. Several years ago, he encountered a demon that did not want to leave; the location was an orphanage. The demon started possessing the children, hurting them and killing them.
When the media showed up, they ostracized and blamed the professor for not doing enough, even though he'd been working feverishly for days to stop the incursions. Finally, exhausted and out of options, he unleashed a spell from a grimorie he kept with him; a spell that would take control of the demon, but may also infuse the demon's essence into himself.
As he cast the spell, he was attacked by invisible claws and what felt like a fiery whip, slicing at him from all directions. In the last passage of his incantation, a clawed attack caused him to pause in the recital, distorting the spell. It vanquished the demon, however, it fused the professor with the demon's powers...and desires.
Empowered with control of lesser demons, a hellfire whip and wounds that would not heal properly, he left his profession to run away to "Inaccessible Island" in the South Atlantic, where he'd never be able to harm anyone if he lost control of his new powers.
Unfortunately, Oceania found him. Through subtle mental manipulation by mutant psychic, Doubleplusgood, he now believes he is and has been working for Oceania for decades. Doctor Ruhn is no more; all that remains is Rune 101!
One day, she was 'working' for a sadistic crime warlord when he was attacked by a psychic superhero. In the battle, she thought it would be fun to see how a superhero handles pain, and attempted several cruel means of inflicting pain on the fighting hero. The superhero used his psychic powers to stop her, but unknowingly, severed several synapses between her pain receptors and the other half of her brain, allowing her to use new powers of pain domination and psychic blasts. The superhero died in agony battling her with her new-found powers.
Ostracized in 'normal' society, she instead traveled to the new nation of Oceania, where the nation's governor, otherwise known as 'Big Brother', has used her as his tool for torture and 're-education' of its citizens. She has since become a member of the island nation's "Champions of Oceania", however, due to her powers, she is very hard to control. Since she enjoys pain, she has a tendency to exceed the orders of the team...and at times Big Brother. Regardless, she is a dangerous, sadistic woman, hell-bent on invoking pain to any who cross her.
- Allows for closed channel, encrypted two-way communications. Range: 250 miles (although it can piggy-back on existing wireless/WiFi networks).