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About the Protectors

Not too long ago, a young MIT technical wizard who'd created a powerful battlesuit calling himself  "Ascender", decided to use his new suit for good; stop evil; be a helpful citizen.  He got his wish...and then some.

Operating out of the San Francisco Bay area, Ascender soon found more crime and evil than he bargained for.  Day and night he was battling villains and thugs.  Eventually, he had to call for help.  He went on TV and radio and invited any other superhero or highly skilled combatant wanting to make a difference in the region to come help him.

Shortly thereafter, during the middle of a losing battle, several new superheroes 'ascended' on the scene, mopping the floor with the villains just as they were about to deal Ascender a death blow. These new heroes didn't perform well as a team, however, they eventually defeated every villain on the scene and hauled off to jail.

A day later, Ascender awoke in an old abandoned military hangar at the Palisades in San Francisco. The new heroes had no idea where to take him or how to get his armor off, so instead, they kept vigil on him, all the while taking turns taking down villains in and about the region.

Eventually the conversation turned to how the villains were, up until the other day,   more powerful in California than anyone had imagined.  No one hero, nor police force or military unit, could ever hope to defeat them without more super-powered help.  That's when Ascender recommended they all team together to 'protect' the folks of California and stop the shadow of evil that had penetrated most of the US west coast.

They all agreed to form a super group; a super-group called 'The Protectors'.

 

Original Protectors of CoHverse

From that day forward, The Protectors teamed up and worked together to push back the villainous organization, mercenaries and thugs that had obviously been more deeply rooted in the region than was previously thought.

Not long after that, the Governor of California proclaimed 24 January of every year henceforth as "Protectors Day"; a day to thank the super-group, The Protectors for their unending efforts to 'protect' the citizens of California.

That's when over 150 villains and troops 'descended' upon the capitol building. 

The site was a war zone.  With the help of the National Guard and the US Air Force, the Protectors defeated EVERY SINGLE VILLAIN that day.  The spent the next three days helping to rebuild and shore-up the Capitol building, allowing repair crews to safely enter and reconstruct the building.  For their efforts, the Governor granted the abandoned military base at the foot of the San Francisco bridge, known as 'The Palisades' to be their new super-group base of operations...tax free, of course. 

Since then, Ascender and the Protector have continued to fight the good fight, protecting the citizens on the US west coast and beyond.

 


Ascender

Aaron Walker

HISTORY

Inspired by many of today's superheroes, young Aaron Walker decided to become the next technology-based superhero and create his own powerful, armored suit; a suit he could use to help people, maybe even save them.

Hitting the books as early as age 8, Aaron studied constantly, always getting "A"s in his classes.  After he was accepted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aaron he worked on a triple major in advanced metallurgy, alternative power and weapons science.  Years later, he achieved his Masters Degrees in both Engineering AND Science.

He found a job with a reputable technology firm, but soon learned that anything he proposed was far above 'status quo' for the company.  Instead, he fumbled with jobs that were far beneath his skills and learning.  The nation's financial crisis and rising unemployment even further hindered is ability to find a place where he could apply his incredible engineering skills.  That's when he made a fateful decision - he'd go into business himself.

Within the first two years of his newly-created company, "Walker Technologies" of San Francisco, California, he was able to achieve several government contracts for weapons systems for the Navy and the Air Force.  With some money in the bank and his family's inheritance nearly spent, he started designing the armor he believed he was destined to wear. Hundreds of failures later, Aaron was finally able to wear his first battle armor, which he designated as "Ascender Armor Mod. A".

 Ascender Mod A Armor

His first time going out as a superhero in his armor was far from perfect. he destroyed two cars on the freeway, sending five people to the emergency room...all to save a duck crossing the highway. The public was not amused.  Weeks later, he aided the police in a band robbery, however, after he was done setting up a complicated trap for the bad guys to be caught in, he found out they'd escaped through the floor into the sewer system.  Again, the public was not amused.

That's when it happened.

A super-villain group known as the Arachnoknights were attacking a military supply depot several miles from his business.  He donned his battlesuit and flew to the scene where the military was being beaten back by a band of powerful villains wearing spider-like armored battle-suits. Charging in the battle, he fought them all simultaneously, keeping each one on the ropes long enough to concoct a means by which to defeat them. One by one, the Arachnoknights went done.  When the battle was done, 24 Arachnoknights laid defeat at his feet. The military lauded Ascender's involvement, garnering him national attention and a medal form the base commander.  After that battle, every villain wanted to test their mettle against Ascender.

It soon became a cacophony of battles and assaults. No soon than he finished defeating one villain or group of thugs, another would attack.  His business was floundering due to his lack of involvement, and he was becoming not only traumatized over the repeated attacks, but was starting to pass out from lack of sleep. During that time, he made improvement to the suit's power and weapons, dubbing the new suit as "Ascender Armor Mod. B".

 

 Ascender Mod B Armor

Regardless of his suit's improvements, he needed help.

That's when he put out the call. 

Using TV and radio stations, Ascender called for a general invitation to any and all super-powered and highly skilled warriors to aid him in his unrelenting battle against evil in the Bay area.  Two days after his pleas went out on the airwaves, he still had no one contact him.  He was starting to average 30 battles a day.  Since he was one of the VERY few known heroes on the US west coast, he became the whipping boy for every villain and villain group in the region.

Finally, it happened.  He collapsed in battle from fatigue.

In Oakland, California, at an old train-yard, the Arachnoknights had Ascender on the ropes for hours, draining his suit's energy and leaving him bruised ribs, strained muscles and broken fingers. As the Arachnoknights lead warrior,  Arachnoknight was to deliver a killing blow, that's when the miracle happened.

Ascender's call for help was finally answered.

Several new superheroes 'ascended' on the scene, mopping the floor with the Arachnoknights and a few other villains that decided to join in on what was thought to be Ascender's final folly. These new heroes didn't perform well as a team, however, they eventually defeated every villain on the scene and hauled off to jail.

A day later, Aaron awoke in an old abandoned military hangar at the Palisades in San Francisco. The new heroes had no idea where to take him or how to get his armor off, so instead, they kept vigil on him, all the while taking turns taking down villains in and about the region causing their normal havoc on the populace.  Surprised, yet relieved to know he'd survived, he thanked each of the new heroes.  Eventually the conversation turned to how the villains had, up until the other day, were discovered to be more powerful in California than anyone had imagined.  No one hero, nor police force or military unit, could ever hope to defeat them without more super-powered help.  That's when Ascender recommended they all team together to 'protect' the folks of California and stop the shadow of evil that had penetrated most of the US west coast.

They all agreed to form a super group; a super-group called 'The Protectors'.

From that day forward, The Protectors teamed up and worked together to push back the villainous organization, mercenaries and thugs that had obviously been more deeply rooted in the region than was previously thought.

Not long after that, the Governor of California proclaimed 24 January of every year henceforth as "Protectors Day"; a day to thank the super-group, The Protectors for their unending efforts to 'protect' the citizens of California.

That's when over 150 villains and troops 'descended' upon the capitol building. 

The site was a war zone.  With the help of the National Guard and the US Air Force, the Protectors defeated EVERY SINGLE VILLAIN that day.  The spent the next three days helping to rebuild and shore-up the Capitol building, allowing repair crews to safely enter and reconstruct the building.  For their efforts, the Governor granted the abandoned military base at the foot of the San Francisco bridge, known as 'The Palisades' to be their new super-group base of operations...tax free, of course. 

Since then, Ascender and the Protector have continued to fight the good fight, protecting the citizens on the US west coast and beyond.

Ascender's business, 'Walker Technologies' has been getting steady work since then.  Aaron's designs he'd dreamed of building were now being mass produced and bought by families across the nation.  After assigning a new Vice President for Operations to take over the day-to-day operations of the business, Aaron has since found time to do the one thing he wanted to do most - be the superhero; be "Ascender"...of course, with a new Mod C armor...

 

 Ascender Mod C Armor


MDUverse Info

The original concept of The Protectors was created in July 1975 by Don "Major Deej" Finger.

COH verse: The Protectors SG was created on 24January 2007, with Irish Fighter being the original leader.  Eventually, Ascender became the leader on 18 July 2010.

MDUverse: The Protectors were newly created on 10 January 2013, with Ascender as the team's first leader.