“My name is Enrico Mancini. You killed my immunity. Prepare to cry.”
You’ve heard the story before. Man teaches virology; students love teacher; teacher develops a new strain of immuno-deficiency virus; teacher is given six months to live. Such is the tragic tale of Dr. Enrico Mancini, who once was thought to be the heir apparent to the dean of life sciences position at Las Venganzas A&M until his fateful diagnosis. Hard pressed to find funds to research his own cure, Dr. Mancini took out an ill-advised loan out by agents of the mysterious Allvminata Group (yes, with a V).
Unbeknownst to the professor, the events leading to his business dealings were fully orchestrated by the Allvminata themselves. Little is known why the group would have interest in virology given their ties to metallurgical studies, other than they subjected Dr. Mancini to his own experimental specimens in order to secure his services.
Promised the funding necessary to research his own cure, Dr. Mancini is now a walking disease cocktail split between helping his oppressors and plotting his vengeance. Tailoring himself a state-of-the-art quarantine suit, Dr. Mancini now secretly moonlights as the cunning Phage Mage in hopes of one day turning the tables on the Allvminata…
Powers & Abilities
- I Think I Got a Cootie Call! The viruses at play in Enrico’s body create unpredictable effects on his body in combat. If Phage Mage fails to execute a successful attack, his subsequent frustration allows him to heal himself. Conversely, he can accelerate this combat prowess and mobility at the expense of his own vitality.
- Peptide Rally. The good doctor has creating new strains capable of temporarily scrambling his enemy’s DNA, leaving them susceptible to unpredictable effects. Joint menopausal cholera is actually now a viable diagnosis…
- Viral Miasma. Phage Mage unleashes hell on his opponent’s immune system, targeting nearby with a double dose of cancerous goodness that drains their will to find their meaning in life. Lethal and depressing.