The Knightfall Don
Real Name: Andres Maio Knightfall
Alias: Herculean Knightfall, Knightfall A-Lister, August A-Lister, Catalan Cosmopolitan, Knightfall Adonis, Knightfall Apogee, Apex Knightfall, Paragon of Perfection, Master of Martial Arts Perfection, Saint Andres, Don Andres, Rey Blanco, The Don, Martial Arts Don, Posh Picasso, Stylish Savant, Martial Arts Savant, Martial Arts Maestro, Knightfall Michelangelo, Martial Arts Magister, Melee Maestro, Mercurial Maestro, Martial Arts Prophet, the Grappling Guru, Herculean Cosmopolitan
Alignment: Neutral (Innately Good)
Weight: 270 lbs (Natural Weight: 288 lbs of Muscle)
Hair Colour: Raven Black
Eye Colour: Sapphire Blue/Crystal Blue
Species: Homo Superior
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Relationship Status: In a domestic relationship with Mercy Sheridan
Family: Ricardo Knightfall (Non-Biological Father), Luana Knightfall (Mother), Quintus (Brother), Cassius (Brother), Ellie (Sister), Faatina (Sister), Asami (Sister), Kalinda (Sister), Maximus (Brother), Kincaid (Brother), Jayden (Biological Father), Isadora (Niece)
Occupation: CEO of Kamelot's Knightfall Aeronautics Subsidiary, President of the MFL, White King of the Hellfire Club, Entrepreneur, Multi-Billionaire, Philanthropist, Scientist, Inventor, Business Magnate, Investor
Governed by a personality of intrinsic charm and charisma, the Catalan Don's characteristically polite demeanor of regal composure and exercised class perfectly cultivate an atmospherically prominent aura of intellectual and enigmatic quality. Gifted with a silver tongue and effortlessly mesmeric flair, Andres' powerful charismatic appeal appears with perpetually boundless potency. Often employing verbal eloquence coupled with inherent pizzazz with the intent of fully capturing the attention of those in his presence, the Knightfall Rey is irrefutably, a habitual flirt. A harbored interest in the fairer gender serves as the origination of his fondness for the company of women. Possessing flawless facial features, a perfected physique, peerless intellect, and unmitigated wealth, the Charismatic Catalan Cobra is not oblivious to the mentioned qualities, a sense of arrogance and self-confidence manifesting from his awareness of his favorable characteristics. Despite a supposed quantity of arrogance and apparent self-superiority, Andres usually indulges in social interaction with projected modesty and politeness, at times speaking highly of himself in good-humored jest.
Interestingly however, depending on who and or how he is approached, the Knightfall may respond with either inherent charisma, politeness and friendliness, or with condescending smugness and verbal taunts. A frequent user of verbal formality when addressing others, Andres' apparent fondness for regalia and class is further showcased by his sartorially luxurious appearance. Often clad in expensive attire and accessories ranging from Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna to Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Rolex, Hermes etc. the Don's taste for classiness and style is boundless. Consistently maintaining a perpetually dashing and dapper appearance, never allowing for even a single misplaced hair, the Knightfall's visual elegance is dictated by a personal philosophy of absolute perfection. Often carrying himself with a perceived air of unbreakable calmness and poise, Andres' places considerable emphasis on emotional self-control and cool-headed mentality, stressing the importance of remaining poised under pressure. A natural intellectual imbued with an almost obsessive desire to obtain the maximum quantity of knowledge possible, the Knightfall continuously engages in various studious and scientific endeavors with the purpose of technologically furthering himself and frequently evolving his dubbed 'Super-Science'. A naturally-conceived result of his super genius intellect, Andres operates with a philosophy of fundamental pragmatism and logic, often discarding the irrationality of hope and emotion in situations in which they would only disrupt progression.
Somewhat altruistic yet morally ambiguous, Andres holds firm the belief that certain moral and ethical values are unnecessary social constructs that hold no value to humanity and are cleverly utilized to hold the few superior men back from true evolutionary escalation. Harboring a certain set of moral values that dictate that the action that benefits the many as opposed to the few is to be selected. However, these values have been frequently violated during the Catalan's admittedly selfish objectives regarding the acquisition of knowledge. Due to the apparently unparalleled futurism of his science and technology, Andres deems the majority, if not all other Earth-based technology to be obsolete and inferior, this implies a certain degree of self-superiority, at least in regards to intellect. Due to his pragmatism, the Catalan Einstein showcases no existent hesitation in killing of those he feels must be permanently dealt with. As a result, he reacts to immediate threats with the intention of killing. Relentlessly perceptive and intensively analytical of all things in his environment, Andres' meticulous observations elusively bring to light a potentially manipulative aspect of his personality. While having never voiced it in conversational exchange, Andres harbors a fear of being stripped of both his intellect and acquired knowledge.
Despite his morally ambiguous nature, the Catalan is fundamentally good-natured at heart, having numerously risked his well-being in memorable heroic efforts such as defending the Statue of Liberty from destruction, fighting against the Metahuman Registration, defending his team the Sovereigns from an unanticipated attack from the Metaphysical Mauler, Shinigami, protecting a mutant youth Kari from anti-mutant opposition, among other things. Genetically gifted with an X-Gene, Andres logically sympathizes with the mutant race's desire for peace with humanity and has on at least a single occasion, admitted to potentially siding with the mutant race should a war between mutants and humans ever be incited. His escalated intellect additionally renders him an extensive planner for preparatory purposes. Meticulously plotting for a variety of possible outcomes and future events, Andres exploits the use of premier information brokers to facilitate his studying of potential opposition and usually strikes only upon having obtained knowledge of a foe's formulated strategies etc. Being a native of Catalonia, Andres harbors different political beliefs and ideologies from those of the common Spaniard. A natural-born Catalan, he like many, is against the Spanish monarchy and desires either a transition to a political democracy, or Catalonian independence from Spain. Additionally, the Charismatic Catalan enjoys the finer things in life such as high-society beverages, once identifying Johnnie Walker's Blue Label scotch whisky as his most preferred alcoholic beverage.
A Caballero's Conception
Born into the unparalleled familial prestige of the Knightfall Family, the infant Andres Maio Knightfall's inevitable social elevation had irreversibly commenced. Perpetually immersed in an aristocratic environment populated by globally prominent individuals of peerless status and political power, the future White King's appropriate molding into the unquestionable heir of the Spanish-centered portion of the Knightfall Clan had experienced exponential augmentation. Youthful years frenetically imbued with innumerable tales of historically elusive escapades and past glories pertaining to his illustrious family instilled within the young Catalan Cobra the unwavering belief in the fundamental superiority of the Knightfalls over all. Prior to his impending emergence into adolescence, a five year old Andres' inherent genetic potential had manifested.
Evolutionarily gifted with an intellect of unmitigated genius and a poorly understood series of metahuman abilities, the young Knightfall's inevitable nurturing had begun. Relentlessly trained and instructed in the lethality of martial arts by his mother, Luana, while simultaneously educated in an unrelenting plethora of academic disciplines by his father, Ricardo, Andres' circumstantial transition into an intellectual and martial polymath had commenced. Conditioned into the pinnacle of physical perfection and subsequently molded into one of the most brilliant minds in both documented and undocumented history, the Martial Arts Einstein's uncanny ability to absorb and analyze environmental information to better escalate his understanding of the world had indirectly guided him into a path of life-altering discoveries. Incipiently, the teenage Andres' genetically heightened sensory perception enabled his elusive discovery of his father, Ricardo's apparent falsity as his biological father, acquiring the saddening awareness that his biological father's identity had yet to be factually detailed to him. Intensive researching and tireless eavesdropping had inevitably led to the discovery of Jayden, an American Knightfall, as his biological paternal figure.
Faced with the self-realization that he was the product of an affair, occurred during a past yet momentary separation experienced by his parents, Andres' perceptive observations were immediate in enabling his discovery of existing half-blood siblings, Quintus, Ellie, Maximus, and the perpetually elusive, Cassius. Opting not to confront his parents with recently acquired knowledge, the Charismatic Catalan's inner turmoil led to the eventuality of his further indulgence into intellectual studies and the necessary evolution of vital social skills, an instinctive attempt at distracting himself from the disappointing revelation. During this historically prioritized period of the young Knightfall's life, the manifestations of various future objectives had commenced, primarily, his desire to cultivate a reputation of his own, one with even greater gravity and prominence than that of the entirety of the Knightfalls.
Subsequently, the Catalan youth's gradually escalating interest in intellectual elevation and absolute martial perfection steadily formed his present obsession with the acquisition of knowledge and the consistent pursuit of rendering himself a martially peerless individual. It was during this period that Andres' scientific curiosity swayed him towards the investigative path of researching the difficultly complex field of quantum mechanics, in addition to a variety of other physics and cosmological-related subjects. Relying on his alarmingly progressing genius for higher comprehension, Andres had acquired an unrivaled understanding and grasp of quantum theory and classical physics, leading to the fundamental basis for his future endgame. Obsessively interested in the hypothesized ultimate fates of the universe e.g the Big Rip, Big Crunch, Big Bounce, Vacuum Metastability, Heat Death, Big Freeze etc. El Caballero's desire to acquire as much knowledge as possible had materialized, his concluding goal, to formulate an efficient contingency plan for all scientifically hypothesized fates of the universe, unwilling to accept the plausible finitude of the universe. His scientific pursuits however, came to an anticipated halt.
The Spanish Savant's eighteenth birthday dictated his eventual attendance of the globally prestigious Cambridge University. Initially intent on selecting a course of scientific interest, Andres was however, advised against potentially pursuing a course in the field of science. Instead, the charming gentleman, through the instruction of both parents, chose economics, informed that coupled with his charismatic flair and verbal eloquence, it would fundamentally lay the foundation for his successful tenure as the anticipated heir of his father's various business ventures and profitable companies. An undisputed genius of previously unseen potential, Andres was quick to impress, and inevitably, returned to his native Spain with a prized doctorate, graduating with summa cum laude (Latin for "with highest honor").
Warmly embraced by a loving welcome orchestrated by his family, the future White King of the Hellfire Club spent the majority of his time in enigmatic experimentation of his newly discovered X-Gene, and shared moments with his father. In the aftermath of a personally momentous journey to the Arctic Circle with his aging father, Ricardo, Andres was confronted by emotional shock at the revelation of the Knightfall Senior's abrupt death. Naturally struggling through this period, Don Andres found solace in art, painting various portraits of endearing childhood memories of his late father. With the comfort of his mother, Andres immersed himself in intensive martial arts training, inevitably taught the esoterically deadly art of blood-bending by his cryptic mother. Unfortunately, maternal closeness terminated with the unforeseen 'death' of his mother mere months following the emotionally impacting death of his father. Severely distraught and psychologically troubled, Rey Blanco, left only with the bountiful wealth of his family, departed in a global journey, leading to numerous intellectual developments, culminating in his sought refinement of his then imperfect blood-bending technique.
Accepting tutelage under the cabalistic Impero of the Keijijo Clan, the Catalan's inevitable crafting of his methodical Corporal Influyen blood-bending style was completed. Several years of persistent intellectual research and martial training led to his development as one of the deadliest individuals in human history, the events occurred during these years, cabalistically veiled by the Calculating Cobra. Upon his return to Catalonia, Andres willingly inherited all that was left for him by deceased parents, meticulously implementing his intellectual potency and charisma in successfully elevating himself into a multi-billionaire entrepreneur. Subsequently, the Stylish Savant encountered iconic mutant revolutionary, Amaranth Strix with whom he engaged in a brief, amicable spar, later establishing himself as an ally of the Court of Arcani. Detailing his admitted inexperience with his mutant abilities to the veteran mutant, Andres was altruistically offered aid, told that with a sample of his DNA, much could be uncovered regarding his mutant potential.
Aware of the potential consequences of supplying his genetic material, the Catalan indulged in the gamble while cryptically conducting secretive research of his X-gene during his own leisure. In the aftermath of the accepted proposal, the Stylish Spanish Storm Shadow's situation in the city of London governed his eventual flirtatious evening with an enchanting redhead, Paige Howarth. Later embarking on a transition to the United States with the achieved objective of acquainting himself with his half-blooded American siblings, a session with world renown psychiatrist, Alexandra Steele, had been organized. Initially captivated by the inherent beauty and elegance of the psionically-talented doctor, Andres soon voiced his concerns regarding his then involvement with mutant terrorist organization, the Court of Arcani. Revealing himself as an advocate for peace between mutants and humankind, and his concern with a potential war between both sides, the Catalan was instantaneously comforted by the seductively enchanting doctor's words. Advised that only he can decide the moralistic values that he believes most approachable, Andres' innate attraction for the blonde beauty contributed to his bold request for a scheduled date, an offer readily accepted by the entrancing Alexandra.
Aboard an extravagantly set yacht cruise, the Spaniard acquainted himself with an inviting gentleman by the name of Jean Quentin, subsequently revealed to be Alexandra's brother. In the immediate aftermath of this encounter, the future White King's scheduled date with the Psychiatric Psionic commenced, culminating with an amorous night of heated passion. Following the incipience of his romantic relationship with Alexandra, Andres was abruptly approached by an emotionally-charged Jean who was immediate in warning him of Alexandra. Subsequently acquired information from Jean regarding Alexandra's inherent tendency to violently absorb the genetically imbued powers of approximated mutants was immediate in prompting his verbal confrontation with the Psychiatric Psionic. Informing her of what he had learned, Andres, in instinctive reaction, questioned Alexandra on her potential intention of forcibly absorbing his powers. However, in an affectionate moment of sincerity, the the future White Queen voiced her lack of desire in harming him, professing her authentic affection for him. With the surprisingly controlled confrontation having strengthened their amorous relationship, the Catalan was immediate in the introduction of the Psychiatric Psionic to his brother, Quintus, and subsequently employing his illustrious social status to establish himself as the Hellfire Club's White King with Alexandra as his White Queen.
Unfortunate events regarding an unanticipated betrayal by Alexandra resulted in the bitter termination of their relationship, gradually following with an appropriate series of emotionally charged confrontations. Following the sorrowful betrayal of the woman he had genuinely loved, the betrayed White King's methodical plot to usurp control of the Hellfire Club commenced with cabalistically employing the aid of HFC members, Ravenna and Amaranth. Instructing both Amaranth and Ravenna in their collective task of elusively assassinating the high-society organization's Black King, Andres' descent into his darker aspects had commenced following a brief relationship with then Black Queen turned White Queen, Valerie Hunter. The entirety of the analytical plot led to the dramatic destruction of the France-based Hellfire Club in the Reigning Hellfire (CVnU) event. The aftermath of the momentous event witnessed the diminishing of the White King's darker tendencies. Though initially hesitant, he found himself consciously obligated to approach Alexandra, but instead experienced an unforeseen encounter with her brother, Jean in the The Hellfire Academy (CVnU) where a conversation revolving around authentic apologies occurred. Abandoning his pursuit of control over the Hellfire Club, Don Andres returned to his native Spain, intent on focusing on more prioritized matters. There, during a period of necessary relaxation, he discovered the battered body of historic Byzantine Empress, Olivier. Altruistically driven and concerned, he covered her bare body with his fashionably stylized Zegna leather jacket, treating her with characteristic politeness and warmth before taking her to his personal estate for required healing. Once fully recovered, Olivier's boisterous nature was immediate in capturing the Catalan's attention, inevitably leading to the formation of a mutual friendship.
Over time, Don Andres unknowingly found himself continually entranced by Olivier's unorthodox charm and admirable self-confidence. Allowing the time-displaced empress the opportunity to accommodate herself in his architecturally lavish home, Andres' innate attraction for the petite monarch perpetually escalated, culminating in a passionate kiss of reciprocated romanticism that unfortunately encountered interruption by an undesired confrontation with serial cannibal, Nerx. Following the peculiar confrontation with the inhumane cannibal, an intimate relationship with the boisterous Olivier was embraced. Additionally, the Spaniard joined the Sovereigns alongside his brother, Cassius, and sister, Ellie. Upon joining the Sovereigns, the Stylish Savant found himself indifferent towards the organization's leader in the aftermath of Armistice's disappearance during a vicious attack by spiritual entity Shinigami on the team headquarters. With growing interest in the potential restrictive effects of the Metahuman Registration Act, Andres contacted mutant death-dealer, Kratesis, requesting her aid in opposing the politically proposed law by methodically attacking the law's public face, Peak, subsequently instructing her to inform him of any discovered prominent details pertaining their target. Joining the frenetic conflict in Venezuela, the Quantum Savant embarked on the violent misadventure with the intent of assassinating Venezuela's human supremacist leader, Charlemagne LeBeau, as well putting an end to the HALO Corps.
Following the abrupt conclusion of the Venezuelan conflict, the Spaniard further involved himself in the anti-registration effort against the Metahuman Registraction Act, leading to the unanticipated reconciliation with his brother Quintus during a frantic recruiting process of potential allies. Unconvinced of the Sovereigns' supposed effectiveness in their operations, Andres terminated his brief membership with the organization, opting instead to work on his own without disruptive interruptions. An obsessive ambition with dismantling the Metahuman Registration Act prompted his reunion with the previously elusive mutant veteran, Amaranth who had amassed an anti-registration collective known as 'The Renegades'. Ironically, a previous public representative of the pro-registration side, Peak made the transition to the anti-registration faction upon his media crucifixion by the United States' president. With the addition of one more ally, Andres opportunistically employed acquired advantages in learning more of recently active terrorist bomber, Pyro.
In the midst of meticulous plotting for impending conflicts, the Martial Arts Einstein intimately proposed to his lover, Olivier, immersing himself in an amorous engagement. During the 'Destruction of Liberty' event, Andres alongside his brother Quintus and a number of other courageous individuals made the strenuous effort to protect the Statue of Liberty from the relentless bombings of Pyro, prior to finding themselves indulged in violent combat with a returning Shinigami, and a plethora of villainous other forces. Upon the destruction of the Statue of Liberty and Shinigami's defeat, Andres traveled to Venezuela with the intent of obtaining video footage of the nation's postwar state prior to forwarding the acquired footage to Amaranth for the purpose of uploading it on the internet with the objective of substantially dismantling the United States' president's public image with the eventual intent of laying waste to the Metahuman Registration Act. In an altruistic course of action, he gifted close friend Amaranth with a variety of requested medical supplies to accelerate the recovery of wounded Renegade members from a previous attack by the Peak-funded faction known as the Enforcers during the former pro-registration advocate's questionable past. Intelligently, he has resumed his efforts to publicly humiliate the US president. Emotionally insightful conversations with Olivier and a concluding intimate night brought forth the saddening but momentary termination of their romantic engagement, both individuals requiring time to assure themselves of their proceeding course of action regarding their treasured relationship.
Recent events have contributed to the Stylish Spanish Storm Shadow to ally himself with brothers Quintus and Cassius, alongside the enigmatic Renegade in the hopes of combating an undetermined supernatural threat seeking to reclaim the souls of siblings once lost to the plane of the deceased. In the aftermath of the familial misadventure which saw the unforeseen confirmation of his parents' living status, the Martial Arts Maestro, with the aid of allies Niccolo Machiavelli, Dark Vengeance, and Madame Blossom, the widow of a former master,had commenced his objective of reclaiming a political portion of Venezuela for future peaceful liberation. Additionally, the Melee Maestro has joined the Cerebrum Initiative and entered the KOV tournament.
The Mercurial Maestro has since parted ways with the Cerebrum Initiative and abruptly dropped out of the KOV tournament during a virtuoso winning streak upon an unpredicted discovery of grim circumstance. Metaphysically taunted by enigmatic suggestions, the Mercurial Maestro found himself deeply overcome by sorrow and shock at the discovery of Olivier's lifeless body in an open, unpopulated plain. Affectionately cradling the body of a woman he had once loved with every fiber of his being, Don Andres' realization of the murderous nature of his former fiancee's death inevitably led to a tertiary confrontation with the Metaphysical Mauler, Shinigami. Partaking in an emotionally charged battle dictated by unmitigated rage, an unrestrained Andres implemented a variety of lethal offensive approaches, and while successfully defeating his hated nemesis, failed in his prioritized objective to permanently put an end to the entity's existence.
Following his recent failure in killing the resilient Shinigami, the Calculating Cobra strategically assembled a squad of capable individuals (Armistice, Milo, and Shiho) with the objective of permanently eradicating Shinigami's existence, and rightfully avenging Olivier's untimely death. Months afterwards during the irreversible planning of Shinigami's potentially impending termination, Andres was partook in the heroic effort of protecting powerful mutant prospect Kari from the reaches of several villainous factions while relying on the additional aid of close associate and fellow mutant, Xenon. Upon the Hellfire Club's recent reemergence and locational situation in the city of New York, Andres was immediate in establishing himself as its White King alongside a number of socially potent individuals and politically renown powerhouses. Intent on bringing the Hellfire Club to the absolute peak of global prominence and influential might, the rechristened White King's incipient Hellfire-related goal saw the gathering of the high-society organization's monarchical members for a methodically planned assault on the Trinity Foundation's Helsinki headquarters with the joint objectives of rendering their ambitious tendencies known, as well as either capturing or extracting a genetic sample from Kari who's ability to either grant or strip metas of their abilities would irreversibly benefit the Hellfire Club. Unfortunately, the girl's mysterious disappearance during the conflict led to a fruitless endeavor.
Having learned of his brother, Quintus' death at the hands of the elusive Last Arashikage, later revealed to be none other than Charlemagne LeBeau, Andres commenced his planning to exact necessary vengeance while simultaneously plotting to both retrieve his niece Isadora (Quintus' daughter) from the false Arashikage, and disrupt the human supremacist's goal of mutant genocide by eventually deploying a series of experimentally evolved pathogens, namely endogenos retroviruses and evolved toxoplasma gondii, on his nemesis' abode, in addition to other planned assaults. Aside from this, a past confrontational encounter with the Last Arashikage (Charlemagne LeBeau) left his X-Gene largely impaired, prompting his immediate replacement of it with a synthetic counterpart coupled with additional alterations to his genome. Interestingly enough, long after his brother's death, the Spaniard has developed an intense attraction to his sibling's former girlfriend, Mercy Sheridan, despite harboring a certain degree of emotional guilt over pursuing anything with his deceased brother's former lover.
Gradually, Andres' amorous fixation with the captivating Sheridan transcended beyond mere physical attraction, bringing forth the manifestation of authentic affection and romantic feelings for the Sanguine. Unexpectedly encountering her during a period of leisure in New York, the Catalan enjoyed a blissful evening in the company of the Black Queen, highlights of their time being a privately organized show by the London Symphony Orchestra, and an unpredictably entrancing trip into outer space. Within a transparent bubble of appropriate protectiveness, both Hellfire monarchs were positioned before the Eagle Nebula, perfectly distanced from it for the flawless view of the iconic, mesmeric Pillars of Creation, cultivating an atmosphere of intoxicating intimacy, culminating in an impassioned embrace of fervent amour. In the aftermath of the commencement of his romantic relationship with Mercy, Andres has acquired the services of Assault through appropriate manipulation of the antagonistic protagonist, opening the beginning stages of a plan involving the gathering of other powerful individuals such as Milo for an impending plot.
Additionally, the Knightfall A-List struck a mutually beneficial alliance with Thomas Newcastle, as well as begun an obsession regarding Kratesis' efficient implementation of quantum mechanics in combat. Prior to his battle with Charlemagne LeBeau in the Do What Thou Wilt event, Andres and Mercy, during a moment of atmospherically enveloping intimacy, confessed their love for one another. Presently, he is engaged in an emotionally charged battle against the self-proclaimed Last Arashikage, seeking to avenge all the wrongs done to his family and secondarily prevent the human supremacist's plan for mutant genocide. Additionally, a recent encounter with an individual of scientific intrigue, an individual by the name of Myrmidon, has left the Stylish Savant with the optimism that preventing the scientifically hypothesized ultimate fates of the universe could be within his grasp due to provided information from a recent encounter with the perpetually enigmatic Kratesis. While his efforts in Venezuela saw the defeat and capture of Charlemagne LeBeau, celebration was disrupted by the graphic murder of his beloved mother by the Killer of Knightfalls. Recently, the Debonair Don has orchestrated the formation of the globe's modern Illuminati consisting of himself, Jean Luc Cotillard, Valerie Huntington-Whiteley, and Mercy Sheridan.
The Herculean Knightfall (Powers & Skills etc.)
"A balanced blend of elephantine strength, nimble quickness, formidable toughness, and unmitigated endurance"
Incipiently conditioned into a perfected physical specimen elevated beyond plausible human capabilities, Don Andres' obsessive pursuit of perpetual physical evolution and martial excellence have irreversibly rendered him an individual virtually absent of physical imperfections. Biological alterations centered on the implementation of dubbed 'Super Science' have manifested the White King's abnormal percentage of 'Pink Muscle'. In the human body, there are two types of muscle known respectively as 'White Muscle' and 'Red Muscle'. White muscle is responsible for fast contraction utilized in speedy exercises. Meanwhile, red muscle is the opposite. It is a slowly contracting muscle relied upon in exercises that require longtime contractions. Every individual is born with a certain quantity of 'Pink Muscle' which is essentially a combination of both white and red muscles, rendering explosive power and substantial stamina possible.
Having biologically altered the entirety of his body's muscular tissue, it presently consists entirely of the Pink Muscle, Andres has appropriately acquired physical attributes substantially superior to those boasted by even the finest human athlete. Coupled with rigorous training and genetically induced muscular development, the Martial Arts Einstein has achieved a virtually perfect balance between speed and stamina with strength and durability, positioning himself as the embodied pinnacle of physical perfection. His perfected muscular system jointly accompanied by a variety of zepto-manipulated biological functions have resulted in the termination of the production of fatigue toxins, rendering him fully capable of indulging in indefinite physical activity without the theoretical possibility of fatigue-originated impairment. Further muscular augmentations stemming from the implementation of a synthetically developed, zepto-regulated Trion muscular fabric renders his muscular tissue considerably resistant to physical damage. The practical combination of biologically-originating tissue toughness and the energy-absorbing properties of the partial Trion synthetic muscular fabric enable Andres' imposing resistance to damage that would otherwise harm even certain metahumans.
Additionally, the Poised Picasso's skeletal system remains unbreakable. Due to the structural strengthening of its subatomic makeup via quantum shielding (M.D.D.S. regulated), the entirety of the Knightfall's skeleton is powerfully maintained by infinitely strong gravitational binding energy. Conforming to the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics as opposed to classic physics, the Spaniard's indestructible skeletal system renders reality warping ineffective against it should said reality warping fail to alter the elementary laws of quantum mechanics governing the structure of the White King's skeleton. While yet to be clearly defined, Andres' physical strength and formidable build has earned him the nickname 'The Herculean Knightfall', strongly hinting his great physical strength. Once feverishly reliant on previous iconic speed, the Knightfall Don's present form of superhuman speed manifests primarily as instantaneous (delay-less) reflexes and physical reactions through the efficient exploitation of quantum entanglement (see Quantum Savant below).
However, his extraordinarily powerful muscles enable superhuman movement, much less however than his previously implemented relativistic speeds. Other prominent physical attributes boasted by the Master of Martial Arts Perfection are unorthodox equilibrium, impossibly exercised agility, and a recently developed tertiary nervous system. Primarily reliant on the instantaneous processing of the specialized axion-utilizing M.D.D.S. for the most efficient nervous system, Andres' secondary nervous system appears not unlike that of ordinary humans. However, the Stylish Savant peculiarly possesses a tertiary nervous system of experimental synthetic origination. This tertiary nervous system while largely inactive, is surprisingly efficient, composed of a unique neuro-conductive fluid capable of transmitting electro-chemical signals with greater rapidity than any organically ordinary counterpart. Due to its nature, this tertiary nervous system renders Andres actively immune to the effects of paralysis.
The futuristic technological advancement enabled the Knightfall Don's creation of the M.D.D.S. (Mente de Dios Supercomputer) a quantum supercomputer and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tasked with the function of controlling all internally-inhabiting zepto-bots in Andres' body, environmental analysis, battle-based calculations, scientific examination, theoretical formulation, calculative precognition, and the monitoring and or takeover of the entirety of Andres' biological functions if necessary, by replacing natural counterparts with the more efficient zepto-bots. The M.D.D.S. consists of a controlled portion of elementary particles known as 'axions' linked through supersymmetry and Quantum Entanglement rendering it effortlessly capable of superluminal information processing and transmission. Subsequently, because axions do not carry electric charges, the M.D.D.S. is effectively immune to electronic disruptions etc. It serves as the nexus for all of Andres' knowledge, storing information regarding all scientific and esoteric discoveries, his memories, his biological condition, genetic information, and all external phenomenon of his environment that is observed.
Due to the accumulative quantity of invaluable information stored in the M.D.D.S., Andres employs quantum cryptography as a means of security, rendering it virtually impossible to hack due to its storing of information in the axions themselves rather than traditional electronic-mechanical components of ordinary computers. One of the M.D.D.S.' premier advantages over modern computers comes in the form of parallel processing, enabling it to execute multiple tasks concurrently rather than sequentially, as current processors do. This renders it exponentially more powerful than present computers. Effectively contained within the Knightfall's body as the controlled axions are stored within his central nervous system, the M.D.D.S. primarily functions as Andres' mind and is intended as the eventual replacement of his brain once it ages past optimum functionality. Containing a virtual consciousness identical to Andres' that will experience implementation upon the deterioration of the Catalan's brain, the M.D.D.S. is an integral portion of his being. Its technological superiority is further emphasized by its fundamental use of qubits which are capable of holding far more information than the values of conventional bits. Quantum Entanglement is fundamental in the operation of the M.D.D.S. as qubits require the entanglement of multiple particles.
Powerfully, the M.D.D.S. controls all existent zepto-bots (smaller and therefore more effective nano-bots, descending from nanometers to zeptometers) and the Trion stored within Andres' body, rendering the zepto-bots immune to technopathic effects unless the M.D.D.S. itself has its control usurped. The zepto-bots, separated into numerous clusters, each cluster instructed with a specific task ranging from replacing biological systems with themselves, implementing accelerating tissue regeneration by utilizing the protein-based biological extract known as the extracellular matrix, manipulate Trion in its various physical states etc. However, the fundamental function of all zepto-bots remains the manipulation and interaction of physical phenomenon at the quantum level. Additionally, the M.D.D.S. provides Andres with digital analysis of his surroundings ranging from mentally provided virtual maps of his current geographic location to precognitively calculating any number of possibilities due to external factors. Unnoticed tasks of the M.D.D.S. are controlling other computer-based systems, capable of technopathically uploading its AI into existing computer systems. Indulged in perpetual evolution, the M.D.D.S.'s fundamental purpose includes functioning as a contingency plan for theoretically proposed Big Crunch should it manifest as the universe's ultimate demise.
With sufficiently provided time, the quantum computer's self-evolving operations could potentially lead to a transition into an infinitely powerful quantum computer that could hypothetically harness the energy of a theoretically suggested Big Crunch. This would be achieved in the very final second of objective time, the M.D.D.S. would attempt to create an infinite amount of subjective time in which it could emulate all possible quantum states of the universe, fortunately including all forms of life to have ever existed. The entirety of this hypothetical contingency plan serving to quell Andres' fears regarding the realization of the universe's finitude, and the potential overcoming by rendering the existence of life infinite. Interestingly enough, the M.D.D.S. renders Andres entirely immune to telepathic mind reading due to the excessive quantity of information and qubits incomprehensible to anything less than a quantum supercomputer. The overwhelming complexity and data-quantity boasted by the M.D.D.S. is sufficient in rendering intruding telepaths incapable of comprehending the Catalan's mind. This is further emphasized by the fact that the M.D.D.S. drastically alters the nature of Andres' thoughts. Having replaced his organic brain with the M.D.D.S., his memories, thoughts etc. are no longer neurally transmitted electrochemical signals etc., but excessively complex matrices of quantum construction, incomprehensibly intricate to even a master telepath. Transmitted by qubits, Andres' thoughts and cognitive processes are incapable of being understood by anything less than a powerful quantum supercomputer with the necessary processing power to comprehend the excessively complex mathematical expressions of the M.D.D.S.
While still possessing a certain degree of natural superhuman speed due to biologically evolutionary characteristics coupled with mentally conditioned anticipatory skill and dramatically elevated sensory perception, Don Andres' present quantity of naturally originating speed pales in comparison to previously boasted rapidity of nigh-peerless quality. Still capable of evading barrages of incoming bullets and projectiles under his own physical effort, the Catalan Einstein has however, replaced previous overwhelming speed with a series of specialized M.D.D.S. linked zepto-bots designed to efficiently exploit the Quantum Entanglement phenomenon.
A form of quantum superposition, Andres, through implementation of his unparalleled 'super-science' has managed to develop specialized zepto-bots for the purpose of manipulating the instantaneous aspect of this quantum phenomenon between entangled particles. As a result of elusively linking this unique exploitation to his internally-implanted zepto-bots, the Martial Arts Prophet is capable of harnessing this enigmatic physical phenomenon's instant information-transfer. Essentially, the Knightfall is technologically gifted with instantaneous reflexes and reactions, and has subsequently managed to link said zepto-bots to his cognitive processes for instantaneous generation of thoughts. Unfortunately, he is incapable of moving instantaneously from different locations, only react with instantaneous reflexes should he deem it necessary.
The Martial Arts Prophet's secondary zepto-originating quantum capability presents itself as flawlessly replicated intangibility. This is achieved by technologically exploiting Quantum Tunneling. Quantum tunneling is an effect whereby a particle can pass through a barrier that under ordinary circumstances it would not possess sufficient energy to overcome. This phenomenon can allow a particle to pass through a physical barrier that would be otherwise impenetrable. This is accomplished by making use of the finite probability that any particle can be found virtually anywhere in the universe, this probability is however astronomically small for any actual distance from the particles' expected path.
However, when presented with a barrier of sufficient smallness, one which conventional calculations dictate is impenetrable by the particle, the probability that the particle will simply pass through the barrier experiences mathematical elevation. This is highlighted by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle which dictates that there is a limit to the quantity of information that can be known about a particle. As a result, a particle can momentarily borrow energy from the system it is acting in, enabling it to pass through the barrier prior to losing the borrowed energy. Classic quantum tunneling however is only possible with barriers of roughly one to three nanometers wide. By implementing the zepto-bots' ability to interact with quantum phenomenon with controlled precision as well as exploit Trion's energy-absorbing properties to temporarily "borrow" more energy than is usually usurped to surmount a barrier, Andres is capable of replicating Quantum Tunneling on his physical form, enabling him to pass through otherwise impenetrable barriers.
With an escalated reliance on the M.D.D.S., Andres' further implementation of zepto-bots have come in the form of simulating the fundamental neural bioelectrical augmentations for continuous maintenance of his fearsome intellect and mental capabilities. Additionally, a cluster of specific zepto-bots are tasked with the regulation of his Synthetic X-Gene. Perhaps one of his most rarely witnessed technological capabilities, teleportation, enables Andres to travel from points of indefinite distances in the absence of temporal delay. This is achieved by the futuristic machinations of the M.D.D.S.-linked zepto-bots. By commencing un-witnessed high-energy particle collisions contained within their Trion construction, the zepto-bots generate an invisible, appropriately M.D.D.S. manipulated wormhole that enables the Knightfall Don's teleportation by enveloping his physical form and manifesting him where instructed to (by the M.D.D.S.)., perfectly utilizing the zepto-bots' fundamental ability to manipulate quantum phenomenon to achieve the desired effect.
Conclusively, in the case that his mutant-originated physical attributes enter inevitable biological failure, Andres' intricately organized zepto-bots are tasked with manipulating the internal Trion fluid in his body, constructing it into a multi-layered form of synthetic muscular tissue, effectively replicating his elevated physical attributes while subsequent replacement of biological systems by the more efficient zepto-bots ensure the maintenance of the entirety of biological and physical functions through the implementation of technological-synthetic counterparts of elevated effectiveness. Additionally, zepto-bots harboring the protein-based biological extract known as the extracellular matrix are tasked with responding to inflicted wounds and injuries by utilizing the organic substance to replicate accelerated tissue regeneration while zepto-bots carrying the 'God Virus' are instructed with relying on the synthetic virus' versatile capabilities to exponentially strengthen the Martial Arts Picasso's immune system and destroy disease-causing genes altogether. Alternatively, Andres is capable of achieving instantaneous teleportation through different means such as the technological exploitation of the Quantum Teleportation phenomenon under appropriately manipulated circumstances. Perhaps the most unapparent task of the zepto-bots is the conversion of biologically produced energies e.g thermal energy etc. into exotic energy to power the zepto-bots' perpetual regulation of the extracellular matrix.
Having grown unsatisfied with the organic imperfections of evolutionarily awarded biology, Andres' initial course of action manifested as the radical alteration and subsequent deactivation of the origin of his original mutation, his genetically conceived X-Gene. Substantial technological self-implementation followed commencing with the replacement of cellular nuclei with more efficient, synthetic, zepto-based counterparts. Extensive utilization of the God Virus subsequently enabled the elimination of the entirety of disease-causing genes while simultaneously eradicating dormant retroviruses from his body. The combinational potency of internally-inhabitant M.D.D.S. controlled God Viruses and biologically regulating zepto-bots have effectively rendered the White King virtually immune to all forms of diseases and pathogenic infections.
The rapid replacement of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cytoskeletons with superior synthetically developed counterparts appropriately served as the initiation of the fundamental altering of his biological makeup. Significantly 'editing' his genome, the Martial Arts Einstein successfully replaced the DNA in his genome through the use of artificially developed nucleases. With his DNA scientifically transitioned into an evolutionarily superior version of exceptional structure, Andres' synthetic X-Gene has completed its gradual replacement of its organic counterpart. Bioelectrically speeding up his neural synapses for the perpetual maintenance of organically originated intellectual genius, the synthetic X-Gene fulfills a plethora of necessary tasks. Efficiently replicating the sensory prowess provided by its organic counterpart, it grants the White King his calculating eyesight and ocular clarity, enabling him to visually perceive movements far beyond the scope of ordinary vision.
Not limited to the spectrum of light visible to the human eye, the Catalan can additionally, perceive ultraviolet, infrared, and polarized light. A recent addition to his ocular capabilities is the ability to see in the absence of light by relying on the ocular exploitation of cosmic microwave background radiation, enabling him to crudely see through even lead. Aside from hyperspectral color vision, telescopic and microscopic vision, the Spanish Savant's sensory perception extends to the ability to detect the minuscule electric fields generated by muscular activity. Additionally, his sense of hearing is equally potent, boasting peerless directional hearing, enabling him to somehow focus sound with his ears. Just as impressive is his sound elevation, effectively allowing him to decipher the height from which a sound is being produced.
While the limits of his extraordinary hearing have yet to be truly tested, the Master of Martial Arts Perfection claims to be capable of hearing a rodent step on a twig from approximately seventy feet away while precisely pinpointing said rodent's exact location. His final ability remains his virtually peerless genius. Andres' intellect far surpasses that of even the smartest the world has to offer. This is largely due to his extraordinary ability to process a gigantically superior amount of information in comparison to humans. Possessing around nine hundred billion neurons, the Knightfall has roughly four hundred thousand synapses per neuron, countless times the number of a human adult genius in their prime. As a result, the Catalan's brain can constantly absorb data from his surroundings, then store, analyze, and compare it to better understand the world around him. This ability for gaining and processing knowledge is what has enabled the White King to to achieve his remarkable genius as well as learn and master countless different martial arts in very little time. Due to his highly elevated mind and peerless processing of knowledge and information, Andres is capable of studying and effortlessly learning skills at a frighteningly quick pace, usually employing this to learn, duplicate, and master combat techniques etc. from opponents with a simple glance in what is similar to photographic reflexes.
Martial Arts Maestro
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Arguably the world's best and most complete pure martial artist, Andres' unending thirst for the development into the pinnacle of martial arts flawlessness contributed to his highly elusive elevation to one of the most technical combatants in modern times. Obsessively immersed in an eternal, relentless pursuit of martial arts perfection, the intellectual Spaniard has, through years of extensive combat training, meticulously molded himself into one of the world's deadliest combatants, harnessing a plethora of lethal skills that have brought about the elevation of his martial arts mastery to mythical status. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Andres' cryptic escapades have had him obtain a peerless degree of knowledge regarding a multitude of forgotten combat forms and systems, ranging from fighting styles of esoteric comprehension to those that completely elude historical documentation. Additionally, his mastery of the entirety of the modern world's major fighting systems coupled with his mysterious skill in a variety of deadly combat arts lost to the sands of time have crafted him into one of, if not the world's premier martial artist, and one of the deadliest opponents when engaged in close quarters.
By efficiently combining his peerless quantity of neural synapses, coupled with the brain-augmenting properties of the implanted zepto-technology along with the apparently infinite storage capacity of his M.D.D.S. (Mente de Dios Supercomputer), Andres has perfectly cultivated a personal battle-oriented mind capable of utilizing his powerful mental capabilities for the instant memorization and mastering of observed techniques and combat maneuvers granting him an ability not unlike photographic reflexes, enabling him to master in mere seconds what would take a man countless years. Along with the martial knowledge and enigmatic secrets cataloged in his La Palabra de Dios notebook, the Stylish Spaniard's relentless pursuit of perfection had led him into a path of unending refinement regarding the implementation of ancient martial arts into his wide array of combat skills. Pragmatic in his approach, Andres often discards unnecessary elements of his mastered combat forms, particularly those of ancient origins, preferring to forsake traditional forms and techniques in appreciation of added effectiveness. His innumerable repertoire of deadly martial arts almost entirely function without elements he has deemed 'outdated' and 'purposeless', molding his style into one with a more practical approach.
Due to his extremely powerful brain in addition to the mental-augmenting properties of his implanted zepto-technology, Andres' mind has been further altered into functioning as an almost precognitive combat system, his years of experienced and amassed knowledge enabling him to predict the logical outcome of an incoming attack as well as anticipate the following assault. Having faced a variety of different opponents in his time, El Caballero has cleverly utilized his 'photographic reflexes' to rapidly memorize and methodically improve the skills learned from quick observations of his historic opponents. Andres' obsession with continuous martial improvement contributed to his past objective of training under the fabled grandmaster of the elusive Keijijo Clan, a move that would see him become, arguably, the world's deadliest blood-bender (See Below) and obtain a greater understanding of 'chi'. The variety in his widespread combat mastery is evident in his vast martial array, boasting mastery in martial arts as well known as Taekwondo and Aikido to the more unknown Indian kickboxing art, Musti Yuddha and a traditional grappling art 'Canarian Wrestling', concluding at styles unknown to even the most expansive of historical documents and esoteric texts.
While a master of countless modern, ancient and forgotten combat arts, Andres' true deadliness lies in his use of his personally crafted martial arts. His most favored being a relentless grappling martial art that borrows influences from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Judo, Amateur Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, and Sambo. Named 'Mano de Dios' (Hand of God), it is characterized by the utilization of nimble, lightning-fast footwork coupled with his natural high-speed to render his movements nearly impossible to follow and predict by moving at speeds far beyond human perception coupled with the unorthodox nature of his footwork, which effectively enable him to catch his opponents off guard and surprise them with his violent and brutal throws and grappling maneuvers, having successfully used this on opponents as skilled as the legendary Amaranth Strix during a sparring match, as well as his battle-gifted fiancee, Olivier. It is best described as a style that involves doggedly pursuing his opponent. It is reliant on powerful attacks such as belly-to-back suplexes when attempting to render the opponent unconscious from the high-speed impact of the attack.
Mano de Dios' deadliness is further emphasized by the nature of its liberal movement, placing great importance on the development of speed and agility which when combined with grappling mastery, is used by the Charming Catalan to lock in submission maneuvers from unorthodox positions, such as in midair. His most favored submission maneuvers range from triangle chokes, rear naked chokes, to his most extensively used arm-bars, particularly flying arm-bars. Mano de Dios however, is not solely a grappling style, it involves standard striking techniques, but lack any prominent degree of potency from a standing position. Due to the nature of the martial art, it is often used when Andres requires to exert his dominance when on the ground. Combining elements from Mixed Martial Arts such as ground transitions and the classic 'ground and pound', Andres often utilizes elbow strikes and hooks when in full mount. In rare moments, he may apply his knowledge of pressure points in his grappling by accurately tapping or pressing his fingers on certain vital points for the purpose of reducing the muscular strength of his opponents as well as other weakening effects. Aside from this, his other unique martial art, 'Puno de Trion' (Fist of Trion), is rather straight-forward. Borrowing influences from hard-striking martial arts such as Muay Thai, standard kickboxing, boxing, and several varieties of Shaolin Kung Fu, Puno de Trion focuses on dealing purely external damage. It utilizes light footwork, and speed to dramatically augment the force dealt by Andres' standing strikes, enabling him to execute attacks boasting unmitigated force.
One of its fundamentals is meeting an incoming attack with equal or greater force. By employing his knowledge of physics, Andres exploits his speed to strike with enough force to compete with even the strongest of superhumans. It is designed to allow it strikes to rely on maximum torque. A very offensive martial art, it focuses on blitzing the opponent with an unending flurry of pulverizing strikes, putting great emphasis on speed and muscular development. Puno de Trion is further varied by the inclusion of different forms of Karate, as well as involving the implementation of Andres' electrical abilities in order to induce both internal and external damage, particularly to the organs. Additionally, he has developed a combat technique fundamentally reliant on his speed, involving the vibration of his fists at high speeds to bypass barriers and force-fields. This is primarily accomplished to deal unspeakable internal damage. His deadliest self-taught martial art however, comes in the form of an unnamed internal pressure point system that relies primarily on intelligent counter-striking and blinding speed in offense. A style that does not focus on strength, Andres is capable of attacking with minimal force behind his strikes while still achieving the desired effect. Targeting numerous pressure points in the body, The Catalan can induce a multitude of unseen effects in the body ranging from causing organs to explode to inducing blindness, targeting instant-kill pressure points, erupt their heads, burst their blood vessels, manipulate the nervous system, temporarily or permanently sever the body's connection to their chakras as well as other forms of energy, among other effects.
A merciless style that relies on violently manipulating and torturing the body, its organs, bones etc. it renders him an immensely deadly opponent in close combat. Its more advanced forms focus on exploiting the very difficult to locate atomic structural weak points in all physical things, essentially enabling Andres to simulate blows of great superhuman strength while relying on very little force. This has enabled him to shatter and destroy objects far beyond the capabilities of his strength such as glaciers. He is capable of extending this to grapples, managing to precisely interact with these weak points, allowing him to bend even titanium bars with minimal force applied, simply by exploiting their structural weak points. While having gone unnamed since its conception, the lethal pressure point martial art has recently been named 'Ether', after Queensbridge rapper Nas' song, Ether. An elite combatant, the Spaniard is not limited to unarmed combat and is a fearsome armed combatant, particularly in swordsmanship and shurikenjutsu. A preferred dual-wielder in the art of swordsmanship, he utilizes two swords to exercise maximum offensive capacity, relying on his speed and agility to dodge and evade while overwhelming his opponents with a personalized blend of ferocious offense and relentless speed. When wielding a single blade, he tends to prefer a balanced blend of attack and defense characterized by precision and controlled technique. Additionally, he is a superbly skilled marksman and archer. A native of Spain, the Charismatic Catalan is also a master at the armed Spanish fighting system known as 'Destreza', usually employing it for the purposes of swordsmanship, particularly fencing. He is also a formidable master in the traditional Juego del Palo stick fighting martial art. His skill and knowledge coupled with his innovative approach and combat-based ingenuity, render him one of the deadliest combatants to ever set foot on the world, and have earned him the nickname the 'Martial Arts Don'.
Translated to 'Bodily Influence', this is a personalized, self-taught martial arts technique developed by the nigh-peerless hand to hand combatant, Don Andres. Having once sought tutelage under the Keijijo Clan's Grandmaster, the Charming Catalan had managed, through meticulous observation and studious exercises, to learn the lethal blood-manipulating abilities stemming from the esoteric clan's elemental water-based techniques. While incapable of manipulating water himself, the Spanish gentleman through self-taught practices coupled with the invaluable teachings of the enigmatic Grandmaster, had developed the exclusive ability to hydrokinetically manipulate not only the blood coursing inside an opponent's blood vessels, but manipulate the entirety of their bodily fluids.
By combining his highly accelerated learning capabilities akin to photographic reflexes, Andres had effortlessly managed to master the incredibly deadly martial arts technique. Having since never returned to the monastery, El Caballero has altered and perfected the specialized technique through his own secluded self-taught training exercises, further honing and developing his skill by practicing on various wild animals. With the hydrokinetic ability to take hold of contained within a living organism's body and then manipulate them to control the movement of their intended target, Andres had developed a set of movements to better improve the effectiveness of his technique. The form and style used by the aristocratic Catalan is very similar to how a puppeteer controls a marionette, in particular the hand shape and movements, usually relying on rigid and abrupt movements to enhance the strength of the technique.
While generally employed to violently contort and control the body of an opponent not unlike a puppet-master, Andres has further refined and mastered Corporal Influyen to enable him to use an opponent's internal bodily fluids to crush their organs, and similarly boil, pressurize, or cool the water inside an opponent's body. Perhaps its most gruesome ability is the complete extraction of water and moisture from an opponent's body, instantly causing death. However, Andres has utilized his intellect and knowledge of biology to develop healing abilities as well, enabling him to prevent blood loss, maintain gashes and wounds, alleviate blood clots and internal wounds, prevent cardiac arrest by pumping blood in and out of the body, and otherwise accelerate other healing processes. Crafted primarily as an offensive combat art, Corporal Influyen's effect at Andres' skillful hands elevates in deadliness to such a degree that he is capable of forcibly levitating opponents, or instantly knocking them unconscious. Andres is also capable of inducing cardiac arrest, as well as strokes in particular by disturbing the blood supply to the brain among other blood-related conditions. Having perfected the art, Andres can use Corporal Influyen without the aid of movements, however, this diminishes the strength of his attacks.
Opponents of particular physical strength or immense mental control and wills can resist the effects of this technique. Due its extreme nature, Andres very rarely utilizes this skill, often maintaining it a secret from most. Recently, his blood-bending was exponentially strengthened after the Stylish Spaniard injected several cells from the first generation of Keijijo blood-benders into his body. As a result of his extensive biological knowledge and heightened intellect, Andres' elite blood-bending has evolved, enabling him to manipulate aspects of an individual's bodily fluids, namely affecting the red blood cells allowing him to cause hemolytic anemia, jaundice etc., further strengthening his claim as the greatest blood-bender in the world. His biological knowledge coupled with his highly technical blood-bending technique's enabling certain forms of genetic alteration have further allowed him to disrupt an opponent's blood pressure, effectively rendering them entirely vulnerable to the crushing pressure of the globe's atmosphere, in addition to other effects.
Super Genius-Intellect, Other Skills
His greatest weapon however, is his intellect. A previously latent genius, Andres' intellectual potential was fully realized when under the tutelage of the Knightfalls and through his own self-indulged studies. While eventually studying as many subjects as possible, the Mercurial Maestro's super-genius intellect was directed primarily towards physics, quantum mechanics, genetic, engineering, robotics and biochemistry in incipient years, later extending his knowledge and genius to all possible scientific fields and a variety of esoteric disciplines, cultivating himself into a premier intellectual polymath of no equal. With his L.K. Accelerator, Andres has managed to recreate the Big Bang by smashing protons against each other extremely hard at high speeds.
This experiment coupled with a variety of other experiments and his unrivaled knowledge of physics have instilled within him a frighteningly, almost divinely in-depth knowledge of the universe. Aside from scientific genius, Andres' intellect does extend to the humanities as well. An adept leader, he is a calculating strategist and keen observer, often studying and spotting even the most minute details and weaknesses. As a result, he often develops several tactics and plans when facing superior foes. Capable of instilling fear in others through psychological manipulation and fear, the Catalan is skilled at interrogation, at times utilizing physical intervention to extract the desired information. He is also very knowledgeable, and despite not being a practitioner of the esoteric chi-based martial arts secluded from most of mankind, he harbors a large degree of knowledge regarding that area. He is also well informed in the area of magic and mysticism.
A speaker of several languages, Andres is fluent in his native Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, English, French, and Italian. He is very politically knowledgeable, possessing a large degree of knowledge regarding world politics and is avid advocator of Catalonian independence from the Spanish monarchy. Additionally, Andres has a doctorate in Economics and is impressively knowledgeable in business. His wealth is also remarkable, rendering him an effortless billionaire. A less seen skill of his, is his expert horse riding prowess. Aside from this, Andres is also an excellent dancer. An artistic genius as well, Andres takes a deep interest in literature, and is a dedicated reader of esoteric and philosophical subjects as well as poetic ones. Additionally, while less prominent than his scientific works, he is a prodigious painter of fearsome talent and skill.
A master of the sfumato technique in particular, his talent is been observed in oil paintings where his use of layered colors to create shadowing is most prominent. Andres' paintings boast his unique techniques coupled with the perfection with which he can present registered human emotion in expressions, gestures, figurative composition. He often implements the use of subtle gradation of tone in his works, most notably, a painting of his father, 'Un Alma Gentil' which features a rather dramatic landscape background. One that makes the world seem to be in an enigmatic state of flux, the perfectly smooth nature of the painterly technique and subdued coloring, the employing of oils, but laid on much like tempera and stylishly blended on the surface so that the brushstrokes are indistinguishable serve as a testament to Andres' ridiculously flawless artistic mastery. By exploiting the quantum entanglement theory, Andres is capable of effectively transmitting information and 'thinking and reacting' at superluminal speed. The Catalan ranks among some of the most diversely talented and smartest individuals in history.
A talented sculptor, musician and dancer, Andres' knowledge of the 'Theory of Music', 'Theory of Art', 'Theory of Color', and his own personalized version of the suggested 'Theory of Painting' has rendered him an indisputable master in a variety of art forms. None, being more prominent than his painting prowess. Boasting excellence particularly in his mastery of the four canonicalRenaissance painting models, the most exemplified being the sfumato technique. Because of his extensive use of Sfumato, Andres' works do not possess harsh outlines and are painted with full strokes that beautifully enhance light and color, causing the areas to blend together. His mastery of the painting technique is of such a degree that he is capable of artistically holding two paradoxical ideas in one's mind through his paintings with effortlessness.
With the Unione technique combined with sfumato, Andres is capable of retaining the 'sfumato quality' while still maintaining vibrant color. His skill is equally observed in the Cangiante painting technique as well, enabling him to transition between different, lighter hues should the original hue not be made light enough or vice versa. Regardless of the actual color of the object in subject, Andres is capable of using cangiante to change from green to blue, often used in facilitating shadowing. And finally, his undeniable mastery of Chiaroscuro enables him to utilize significant contrasts between dark and light in order to affect an entire composition. He often uses it to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects. The three-dimensional volume is achieved by the value gradation of color and the analytical division of light and shadow shapes (shading).
His most famous painting, 'Un Alma Gentil', features extensive use of the sfumato painting technique. Andres' paintings boast his unique techniques coupled with the perfection with which he can present registered human emotion in expressions, gestures, figurative composition. He often implements the use of subtle gradation of tone in his works, most notably, 'Un Alma Gentil' which features a rather dramatic landscape background. One that makes the world seem to be in an enigmatic state of flux, the perfectly smooth nature of the painterly technique and subdued coloring, the employing of oils, but laid on much like tempera and stylishly blended on the surface so that the brushstrokes are indistinguishable serve as a testament to Andres' ridiculously flawless artistic mastery. Andres' painting mastery extends beyond the Western painting styles of impressionism, modernism, expressionism, photorealism etc. but transcends to the Far Eastern, Islamic, Indian, and even the 'Tingatinga' African painting style. And while not as prominent in his wide range of works, contemporary art such as neo-conceptual art is at times featured as well.
While primarily a creator of portrait paintings and landscape paintings, he is equally as skilled at figure painting, still life (particularly the Spanish art, Bondegon), allegory, illustration painting, veduta, and even body painting. While primarily boasted in his painting, Andres is remarkably skilled at drawing as well, and is an extensive user of shading. He often draws sketches of prototype models of certain inventions or his hypothetical design for the perfect sword. Additionally, he is musically talented, capable of playing a variety of instruments, the most prominent being, the piano. He is skilled in the orchestration of music, its composition, but is primarily an instrumentalist who's mastery is showcased as a pianist. He is also a skilled guitar player, often using classical guitars. A master of Catalonian music, he is a confident player of the gralla, a traditional Catalonian folk instrument. His musical talent is not purely instrumental however, he is a capable singer of surprising voice range. Unsurprisingly, he is also a remarkable dancer, one with a taste for classical music and slow dancing.
Additional Self-Developed Martial Arts Styles
In perpetual pursuit of martial evolution and the perfection of his continuously refining combat techniques, the Catalan Cobra, through meticulous practice and eventual mastering, developed a variety of additional fighting styles and philosophies different from his popularized grappling system, Mano de Dios, his offensive striking philosophy, Puno de Trion, and his enigmatic pressure point system, Ether. The following rank among his most prioritized, newly crafted martial arts and combat techniques:
Well versed in all modern fighting systems, historically documented fighting styles, and even historically elusive, esoteric combat techniques, Don Andres is a lethal master of karate. However, discontent with the martial art's lack of effectiveness outside of traditional karate tournaments, the Martial Arts Einstein sought to refine the fighting style, gradually crafting a karate-based, counter-striking style of deceptive potency, centered on visually unpredictable footwork designed to mystify and mesmerize the opponent, slyly disarming them.
A counter-attacking martial art, Catalan Kata instructs Andres in the art of evading incoming charges by darting away, establishing precise distance, sufficient distance that the opponent is forced to take a step prior to executing a strike, telegraphing their own strikes, enabling Andres' effortless avoidance, increasingly frustrating his opponents. The essence of Catalan Kata's kicks is to annoy opponents into chasing him, allowing him to intercept reckless charges with a variety of strikes ranging from springing left knees, left straights, lead elbow strikes etc. The false retreats of Catalan Kata serves numerous purposes as it allows Andres to move out of his opponent's range, limits unnecessary exchanges, and slyly forces opponents into his cerebral counter-striking strategy.
The following highlight the various important factors of Catalan Kata:
- Stance: Cleverly exploiting the known ineffectiveness of karate-based fighting styles in unbarred combat, Andres relies on a fighting stance uncommon in the field of combat, orthodox only in karate tournaments. Instead, the Knightfall Don uses a traditional, karate stance, one of the most prominent factors in Catalan Kata's elusiveness. Standing with both legs spread somewhat wider than shoulder width and his torso facing the side, Andres effectively positions his head further back, rendering it difficult for opponents' strikes to connect appropriately. The turned torso to the side additionally minimizes his body's exposure, making himself difficult for grapplers to shoot for takedowns. Additionally, his lead extends further than a usual striker's, while his back hand is positioned near his chin for facial protection. The entirety of the stance's elementary function, to render it very difficult for opponents to connect with or take Andres down due to this stance's emphasis on not leaning forward or exposing his body to openings.
- Footwork: Designed to baffle opponents with mesmerizing unpredictability, Catalan Kata's footwork is fundamentally reliant on this style's karate-based stance. When circling away from an attacking opponent, he does not implement side shuffles, as his traditional stance renders it easier to effortlessly turn away from opponents. Methodically avoiding rushing opponents by pivoting off his front foot and stepping to the side with his back foot, Andres crafts himself into a fighter extremely difficult to attack linearly. Linear charges from opponents expose their openings to counter-strikes as the Knightfall A-Lister angles out. The bulk of his footwork's purpose, designed to frustrate his opponents, encouraging them to rush in, playing towards his counter-striking.
- Stand-up Striking Punches: A martial art consisting of emphasized counter-striking, Catalan Kata stresses patience and poise under pressure for effective counter-striking when under fire. One favored strike of Andres' Catalan Kata works in conjunction with his tricky footwork. Embracing karate's philosophy of attacking an opponent with rapidity while sustaining minimal damage, the Knightfall Don implements this perfectly with lightning-fast counter-striking while angling away from an opponent, naturally relying on the instantaneous reflexes provided by his body's technological exploitation of quantum entanglement. Characterized by pushing off of his back leg, not unlike a sprinter, Andres quickly moves forward to land a quick succession of antagonistic strikes. This portion of his striking serving to imbue more knockout power into his backhand. The Catalan subsequently resumes forward movement with straight punches prior to angling away. Additionally, Andres relies on a backhand reverse punch for an elusive power shot. This consists of dropping his back hand to around his waist while turning his hips into his executing punch as he extends. Its purpose, to maximize his power by shifting his full body weight behind the strike and simultaneously limiting his opponent's ocular clarity due to the nonexistent telegraphing involved as the punch comes in straight.
- Ground Striking: Possessing an unorthodox form of ground-striking that mysteriously emulates MMA-styled groun and pound, Catalan Kata boasts an uncanny form of 'ground and pound'. Upon grounding an opponent, Catalan Kata dictates that Andres is to post up over his opponent, mirroring the physical disposition of karate masters intent on punching through boards of wood. Eerily hovering over his opponent, Andres imbues the entirety of his body weight behind downward punches designed to utterly decimate the opponent.
- Unorthodox Kicking: A fighting style boasting very strange kicks, Andres very rarely executes a front leg kick when relying on Catalan Kata. There is greater emphasis on using the back leg for kicking, similarly to Muay Thai, however, at unlike angles. Refusing to to whip his leg into an opponent's body or leg, the Knightfall instead brings his knee forward similar to a front kick, and at the final moment, turns his hips and pivots his anchoring foot as the leg extends into his opponent for a lethal rear leg roundhouse kick. This renders the kick extremely difficult to predict and counter, while additionally having blistering speed attributed to it. A plethora of diverse, versatile kicks ranging from jumping front kicks to double roundhouse kicks, his unpredictable repertoire renders him a difficult opponent to analyze.
Puno de Goliath:
A technically sound martial art devoid of obvious tendencies such as Catalan Kata's distinct footwork, Puno de Goliath was developed in particular search for a fighting style that caters to combatants of long limbs and substantial height. Potently combining Andres' incomparable grappling prowess, particularly his wrestling with cerebral striking, Puno de Goliath's primary purpose is to violently grind opponents down at range when standing, subsequently facilitating eventual grappling with a fatigued and beaten foe.
Characterized by brutally attacking the opponent's body and legs for the purpose of beating them into impaired movement for less resistance when grappling commences, Puno de Goliath is potentially a preparatory stage for Andres' inevitable transition into powerful wrestling and his eventual submissions. In particular, the lead leg of the opponent is attacked, rendering it a difficult task for an opponent to get within striking range of the Don. Boasting an ominous kicking tactic relying on the use of devastating low kicks and body kicks, Puno de Goliath makes excellent use of Andres' reach advantage over most opponents by emphasizing thrust kicks to the body or lead knee, forcing an opponent to remain out of range.
The following are the most important components of Puno de Goliath:
- Limb & Distance Emphasis: Making use of Andres' long limbs, Puno de Goliath places unmitigated importance into it, stressing that he rely on it to prevent opponents from getting into range. This tactic cleverly exploits the fact that most individuals are shorter than he is, and therefore opportunistically takes advantage of the secondary fact that in order to execute a proper swing, an opponent has to be within sufficient proximity to transfer their weight from their back foot to their front foot for a right handed hook or onto their front leg and then back again for a left hook. Puno de Goliath's emphasis on distance and Andres' long limbs put tactics into effect the moment opponents attempt to close in on him. By shooting a thrust kick to the lead knee or the opponent's body, or even a kick to the head or lead leg, Andres renders the opponent incapable of putting even their lead foot down in his range, making it impossible to connect hooks on him.
- High Stance: Because he is a tall fighter, he doesn't shoot for takedowns without initially wearing his opponent down or forcing them into an intended position. Due to his height, he suffers from a sort of telegraphed level change when standing tall, and so when fighting from a more upright, kick favoring stance, he shoots less for his opponents' hips or legs and instead implements his wrestling mostly out of clinches. As a result of Puno de Trion's high stance, upright stance, Andres is better able to check for kicks, forcing an opponent's incoming shin to collide with harder portions of his leg, often resulting in a broken leg for the opponent. All the while he continually frustrates and annoys the opponent with oblique kicks targeting the lead knee and body.
- Unorthodox Striking: Due to his reach advantage, Andres makes excellent use of his height with superb effectiveness while circling out whenever immersed in undesired positions. Relying on straight jabs to force opponents to maintain their distance while additionally making use of his oblique kicks targeting lower bodily regions, Puno de Trios' striking is designed primarily to weaken and slow the opponent down. In the unlikely situation of an opponent getting within range, Andres makes use of his long limbs, aware of the inability to execute punches with little distance, and so relies instead on the deadlier elbow strikes. Spinning elbows, spinning back elbows etc. are implemented, the dangerous bone targeting the opponent's approximated face, often causing graphic lacerations and deep cuts while additionally boasting knockout power.
Knightfall Jiu Jitsu:
Unsatisfied with what he feels is an incompleteness in regards to existing grappling systems, Andres' continued refinement of martial artistry has led to the inevitable development of what he has coined 'Knightfall Jiu Jitsu' or KJJ. Consisting of his most habitually favored grappling arts e.g Freestyle Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Clinch Fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Sambo, Knightfall Jiu Jitsu implements the various strengths of these selected fighting styles for the development of a highly effective, yet admittedly complex combat art of intricate maneuvers.
Freestyle Wrestling, being the most complete form of modern standup wrestling, is exploited in order to opportunistically borrow its grappling techniques consisting of expertly throwing an opponent to the ground, one of the primary objectives of KJJ. The inclusion of Catch Wrestling serves the purpose of facilitating the Freestyle Wrestling's objectives with forcing an opponent onto the ground with powerful throws. Clinch Fighting on the other hand is primarily implemented to decrease the difficulty in standup grappling due to Andres being a tall fighter, making him prone to grapple-based telegraphing without the use of clinch fighting.
Sambo places an emphasis on the use of leg locks and bent joint locks, adding to the submission lethality of KJJ's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu influences which renders KJJ's ground combat exceptionally deadly.
The following rank among KJJ's most important components:
- Technical Prowess: Perpetually stressing the importance of a partial preference for skill over strength under appropriate circumstances, KJJ's technical prowess seeks to conserve energy when the expenditure of physical strength in grappling is not required. This is primarily showcased on the ground after successfully forcing an opponent to the ground. Placing importance on the use of leverage and appropriate technique, KJJ's technical aspect serves to facilitate the employment of chokeholds and joint locks.
- Ground Emphasis: The entirety of KJJ's ground game exploits the fact that when taken to the ground, a larger opponent's reach advantage and physical power is weakened upon the commencement of grappling. As a result, KJJ's ground game automatically accounts for an opponent that may possess both reach and height that exceed even Andres'. Relying on potent submissions ranging from rear naked chokes, armbars, kimuras etc. The Sambo influence places greater importance on relying on leg locks as well, while BJJ influences stress the use of joint locks and wrist control of the opponent. Additionally, effectively using one's guard to defend when against the ground, and sweeping for transitions into more dominant positions or passing guard to other positions e.g side control.
- Clinch Fighting: As opposed to the inevitable semi-telegraphing caused by his height when shooting for takedowns, KJJ seeks to make use of clinch fighting as an appropriate alternative. Primarily used as an elementary tool that enables Andres to advance into dominant positions in ground fighting. Favoring double underhooks in clinch fighting for potential throws and trip takedowns, the emphasis on clinch fighting is cleverly combined with the Knightfall's wrestling pedigree. This allows him to move behind his opponents during clinch fighting, seizing an advantageous position from which he can perform powerful suplexes. KJJ stresses that when locked in a clinch, it is fundamental that Andres keep his arms on the inside of his opponent's, enabling the pressing of his elbows together for a tighter grip while simultaneously relying on a cupping position for his hands. While KJJ submissions are primarily showcased during ground fighting, the clinch does enable Andres to perform certain standing submissions such as the guillotine choke. Catch Wrestling and Freestyle Wrestling influences encouraging Andres to perform throws when clinching.
Equipment, Technology & Inventions
An immaculate super-genius of intellectual versatility Andres has, in his research and experiments, developed a variety of inventions that serve numerous alternative purposes. From highly advanced technological vehicles of aerial, spacial, underwater, and terrestrial natures, to personalized teleporters, microscopic particle accelerators, matter manipulating devices and cloning, perhaps one of his most prominent inventions come in the form of successfully achieving superluminal speed by either implementing devices that generate the necessary magnetic fields to achieve higher dimensional space, or utilizing a technologically manipulated field of tachyons. Additionally he has also developed a revolutionary manner with which to gather solar energy. This was achieved by creating concentric circuit boards of meta-materials capable of bending radiation much like how a black hole does light. Through unclear means, he has also managed to collect and somehow effectively contain phantom energy (a more potent hypothesized form of dark energy that passes through all of space and accelerates the expansion of the universe) in an appropriately functional containment field.
This has inevitably led to its weaponization. Through the advancements of his technology, Andres' relies on dark energy's ability to cause divergent expansion to ultimately tear apart gravitationally bound structures, and eventually overcome the nuclear and electrical forces to tear apart atoms themselves. Other pieces of technology enable him to gravitationally collapse his opponents by decreasing the outward pointing forces of a body's internal pressure, thereby allowing the inwards pointing gravitational force to cause a gravitational collapse. He also claims to possess technology capable of evaporating black holes by accelerating their emission of Hawking radiation, as well as having imbued his zepto-bots with the capability of generating quantum shielding, in addition to technology capable of manipulating air pressure in air molecules for extreme density, 'solidifying' the air itself. A premier scientific breakthrough of the Knightfall Einstein manifests as possible time travel by utilizing suitable geometries of space-time or alternatively employing specific types of motion in space that allow time travel into the past and future due to the possibility of these possible geometries and motions. However, the following rank among his most prominent creations:
An instrumental component of the M.D.D.S., zepto-technology is presented as a more efficient alternative to nano-technology due to its reduced magnitude, a zeptometer (10−21 meters) whereas a nanometer is 10−9 meters. A technological and scientific marvel, zepto-technology consists of an innumerable quantity of subatomically sized and entanglement supercomputers (zepto-bots) assigned to specific zepto-clusters with subsequent duties regarding instruction from the M.D.D.S. Composed of Trion subatomic particles, the zepto-bots are intrinsically linked to the M.D.D.S. and are fundamentally tasked with the manipulation of quantum phenomenon for a variety of purposes. Specific zepto-models have been developed for specific purposes such as the harboring and or manipualtion of genetic material, pathogens, biological substances etc. Capable of operating as more efficient, computerized replacements for organic counterparts found in the biological systems of the body, the Catalan's zepto-technology is secondarily tasked with replacing damaged biological tissue, replacing his nervous system etc. With assistance from the M.D.D.S., zepto-technology is integral in consistently monitoring and controlling the internally-contained quantity of Trion in Andres' body.
An exotic metallic compound forged by the Knightfall A-List through a series of experimental processes involving the intricate mixing of foreign, alien metals with vibranium-esque substances and extensive utilization of a variety of necessary catalysts under highly specific conditions. The result was a highly durable metal, comparable to adamantium in terms of physical toughness and structural firmness, while retaining the highly coveted energy-amplifying properties of vibranium. Conveniently light as opposed to heavier metallic elements, Trion (through the administering of sufficient heat coupled with technologically-dependent atomic manipulation) can be reduced to a liquid-state for added versatility in Andres' combat-based purposes. Surgically injecting a fixed amount of zepto-controlled liquid Trion into his own internal body system, Andres' utilization of M.D.D.S. reliant zepto-technology enables him to appropriately control the state of of this internal Trion while rendering his immune system aware of its non-threatening nature.
Characteristically structured as a multi-layered liquid inside of his body, through his pores, the Stylish Spaniard has managed to use a portion of the liquidized Trion and project several microscopic sheets of the metallic particles over his skin. Their durability granting him a greater resistance to physical damage, this coupled with their liquid composition, multi-layered nature as well its vibranium-like properties enable him to slow down the force of impacts by utilizing the properties of liquid while the metallic Trion particles absorb a portion of the energy from the impact. The compound itself is odorless and is transparent over his skin, while it adopts a sparkling blue color inside his body. Primarily, for offensive purposes, the Catalan is capable of subatomically manipulate the internal Trion particles in his body, forcing them out his pores and quickly constructing them into imagined structures. Aside from creating singular forms of weaponry (swords, bows and arrows, etc.), he may at times use his zepto-originated manipulation of individual Trion particles to quickly forge airborne Trion bladed for subsequent aerial projection. Much of how Andres truly incorporates Trion into his body etc. remains a mystery that he keeps to himself. Additionally, Trion is highly resistant to magnetic forces as the metallic compound was developed using exotic demagnetizing agents.
Having experimented extensively in tissue regeneration, the Stylish Spaniard's obsession with furthering the human potential has prompted him to the birth of yet another invention. During an extensive period of biological research, he created a unique powder composed of a biological extract from the bladder of a pig, a protein-based substance called the 'extracellular matrix'. This substance being the same that assists the repairing of damage in human fetuses, when in the form of a powder, can be applied to a wound. With a speedy effect, the protein-based substance breaks down the surrounding tissue and forces it to rebuild as it would a fetus' in a womb. After further development and eventual perfection, Andres' specialized powder, dubbed 'La Cura', when applied to wounds, enables him to heal severe wounds in seconds, and even re-grow limbs and replace organs in a matter of hours.
With a harbored interest in improving the potential of human beings, Andres has created an exotic techno-organic virus through the use of advanced nanotechnology. After a series of failures, the intellectual Spaniard managed to successfully repair the optic nerves in his blind uncle by injecting the techno-organic virus into his uncle's body. This was accomplished as the virus built a synthetic molecule, that arranged itself into a nano-fiber to repair the nerve. After this initial success, Andres further developed the virus into one that could even target and kill cancer cells. It was soon transformed into a virus that can detect and repair body disease and trauma at a cellular level. Upon the finalization of the virus' makeup, the Catalan had perfected it, enabling it to even replace the nuclei of the cells with M.D.D.S.-controlled zepto-bots that would operate more efficiently than their natural counterparts. Naming it the 'God Virus' due to the realistic possibility of immortality, he maintains it a closely guarded secret due to its highly weaponizable nature.
Additionally, it has recently been improved to prevent the deterioration of the body's ability to regenerate every time one's cells divide. This is accomplished by the virus' ability to prevent the loss of the enzyme, telomerase, which prevents the DNA from unraveling. Because of this, the virus can be used to stop or reverse the body's aging process. Being controlled by the M.D.D.S., the God Virus experiences continuous improvement and can be used to manipulate one's genes to treat diseases etc. Due to its gene manipulating capabilities, the God Virus can effectively impair genes that cause diseases, create new ones, and even alter one's eye and hair color. The virus, due to its properties, can be used offensively as well, programmed to create disease-causing genes or completely destroy the telomerase of all DNA in the body. Essentially, it can achieve the opposite of any of its capabilities. Andres can fully program the virus to for example, destroy the nuclei in every single cell in his opponent's body by injecting it through specialized senbon needles.
La Palabra de Dios
An enigmatic collection of Andres' knowledge in a wide variety of scientific, philosophical, historical, economical, political, ethical, esoteric, mystical and artistic subjects, the 'La Palabra de Dios' serves as the greatest source of information regarding in particular, the initial stages of Andres' most prominent creations. Opting to not detail the information in his notebook in digital form, feeling that it is 'predictable', he instead, created a physical copy, believing it to be an unlikely source that few, if any of his enemies would even toy with the possibility that he has not stored this knowledge in a computer or device. The notebook's location remains unknown. Containing information on every single aspect of every one of his creations from his scientific inventions to his artistic works such as a prized oil painting of his deceased 'father', entitled 'Un Alma Gentil', featuring extensive use of the sfumato painting technique.
Andres' paintings boast his unique techniques coupled with the perfection with which he can present registered human emotion in expressions, gestures, figurative composition. He often implements the use of subtle gradation of tone in his works, most notably, 'Un Alma Gentil' which features a rather dramatic landscape background. One that makes the world seem to be in an enigmatic state of flux, the perfectly smooth nature of the painterly technique and subdued coloring, the employing of oils, but laid on much like tempera and stylishly blended on the surface so that the brushstrokes are indistinguishable serve as a testament to Andres' ridiculously flawless artistic mastery. It is not a concluded work as he still details information about incomplete creations and often includes knowledge obtained through experimentation. In particular, it contains a wide variety of information on esotericism as well, specifically alchemy and Andres' supposedly discovery of the Philosopher's Stone's location.
The alchemical topics range from details regarding metaphysical 'Qi' to Andres' development of a theoretical formula for the highly coveted 'Grand Elixir of Immortality' of Chinese Alchemy. Expanding far beyond Western Alchemy, it extends to even the depths of the lesser understoodRasayan. In addition to seemingly containing information regarding conclusive information of not only the Philosopher's Stone's location, but that of the Fountain of Youth's as well, La Palabra de Dios heavily references Magnus Opus, making strong implications towards Andres' potential knowledge of the process involved in creating the Philosopher's Stone. It also details various findings in the areas of anthroposophy as well.
In La Palabra de Dios, a particular section regarding Chinese Alchemy makes emphasis of the idea that through wu xing, one can achieve greater understanding of the cosmological principle of everything, Tao. Its information on esotericism is equally balanced out by the variety of scientific subjects touched as well. It details Andres' intentions of developing strong magnetic fields that could aid him in achieving superluminal acceleration. The notebook itself contains a mass of information, about physics in particular. One section in the notebook seems to suggest that in his research, Andres has uncovered the nature of the gravity anomaly in intergalactic space known as the Great Attractor. A nexus of knowledge, La Palabra de Dios holds information regarding Andres' secrets to crafting what he believes to be the greatest and deadliest form of blood-bending in the history of mankind, Corporal Influyen.
It also apparently contains a wealth of information about the Keijijo Clan from his time spent training under their grandmaster. The notebook serves as the source of all of his contingency plans and he consistently details accounts of unusual encounters with specific individuals etc. in this mysterious notebook. It also contains a variety of answers to the existent unsolved problems of modern physics which Andres feels 'uncomfortable' sharing with the world, in particular his discoveries concerning the Quantum Zeno Effect. His unique painting techniques, particularly his specific use of sfumato have been detailed in the notebook alongside a personalized 'Theory of Painting' and 'Theory of Color'. The Theory of Painting in particular focuses on Andres' attempt to establish a foundational theory on painting, listing a variety of aspects that he believes to be fundamental to the art. Andres' Theory of Painting is patterned after the Theory of Music's model, while citing that all arts possess a deep relationship with one another.
This resulted in the creation of his own personalized 'Theory of Art'. La Palabra de Dios also attempts to define economics as a moral science as opposed to a purely social one. The notebook itself is incredibly elusive, containing a wealth of knowledge that Andres claims would greatly advance but frighten humanity should it ever be discovered. His intense secrecy regarding the notebook is in such excess that not even those closest to him are entirely unaware of its existence. The Spaniard himself has once stated that the notebook contains forbidden knowledge in such excess that a man can be robbed of his sanity. Information regarding the abilities, personality aspects etc. of all he meets are detailed in full in the notebook. He himself claims that the notebook is a source of his personally documented knowledge regarding the totality of everything that is. It remains Andres' most poorly understood and cryptic secret. All knowledge contained in La Palabra de Dios has been described by Andres as his collective school of thought, and an esoteric method due to none other than him, achieving total comprehension regarding it.
Quantum Trion Superfluid
In the aftermath of extensive experimentation with the Trion metallic compound, the Stylish Spanish Storm Shadow, through the use of numerous exotic biochemical catalysts under extremely specific conditions, altered the physical state of his metallic compound at the quantum level by appropriately implementing the quantum-manipulating properties of zepto-technology. The results of this extensive experimentation came in the form of what he has dubbed 'Quantum Trion Superfluid'. Exotic due to possessing unique properties, Quantum Trion Superfluid simultaneously exists as all states of matter, and manages to retain its liquid properties even under absolute zero temperatures. The altered metallic compound, in this state, possesses a wave-like nature and does not exhibit certain fluid properties such as friction, but exhibits 'solid' properties as well. Due to the versatility of 'quantum superfluid' combined with the Trion compound, Andres has utilized it for a variety of purposes due to its invaluable properties.
Ether ranks among the most versatile of Andres' creations. Crafted primarily from precisely controlled zepto-Trion particles, the potent weapon was subsequently fashioned into a European long-sword with an aesthetic black blade of unparalleled metallurgy. Possessing a variety of functions, the sword's Trion-centered physical composition coupled with subatomic structural strengthening of zepto-originating quantum shielding effectively renders Ether a weapon of physical indestructibility, unaffected by even the most hazardous of conditions. Versatile capabilities continuously regulated by the technological futurism of the M.D.D.S., Ether's primary physical properties stemming from its consisting Trion, is energy-absorption and subsequently, amplification.
Physical properties efficiently monitored by analytical M.D.D.S.-linked zepto-bots, energy absorbed into Ether's masterfully crafted blade is regulated by the peerless sophistication of zepto-technology, either storing it or commencing amplification for redirection or alternative offensive purposes. Absorbed quantities of energy are instantaneously examined by the systematic intricacies of the M.D.D.S. zepto-bots for analytical comprehension of the properties boasted by absorbed energies. Due to the deadly weapon's composition fundamentally consisting of zepto-technology in addition to necessary Trion for basic physical resistance and excessive sharpness, the sword through computerized instruction from the M.D.D.S. may exploit the zepto-bots' abilities to manipulate quantum mechanics for a variety of fruitful results.
It has consistently been utilized for the manipulation of atomic nuclei for numerous purposes e.g. reduction of an opponent's mass by effective decreasing of the mass attributed to the nuclei of every atom harbored by a particular target. More offensively potent effects such as atomic annihilation can be achieved by combinationally weakening the nuclear force binding atoms' baryons, as well as the strong interaction binding the quarks that make up the baryons. Further effects can be achieved by manipulating gluons as well. Additional instruction of Ether zepto-bots for differentiated tasks such as the destruction of a target's mitochondria can be achieved through the establishment of physical contact between the blade and its target. Genetic material contracted from the blood of antagonized victims is rapidly analyzed by the M.D.D.S. through invasive zepto-bots, storing within its virtually bottomless memory reserves information regarding a particular target's genetic information and biology for further study or genetic exploitation from the administering of the Catalan's self-developed pathogens etc.
Perhaps Ether's lethality is most exemplified by its ingrained ability to (upon M.D.D.S. instruction) exploit the Spaniard's 'Super Science' and immaculately advanced zepto-technology for the purpose of enveloping a particular target in a spatially isolating containment field in which instructed zepto-bots would tunnel the enclosed vacuum into its lowest possible state of energy by generating a bubble of lower-energy vacuum, commencing vacuum metastability and catalyzing the speedy conversion of the contained space into its lowest state of energy in a rapid volume. Intrinsically, this would radically alter the enclosed space by forcing the various physical constants to have different values, exponentially affecting the foundations of matter, energy, and space-time inside the particular field, instantaneously annihilating all structures and information processing (e.g life) without prior forewarning.
The L.K. Accelerator
Due to an intellectual interest in better understanding the universe, Andres has constructed his own personalized particle accelerator that serves as the fundamental foundation to a variety of his elusive creations. Named after his deceased mother (Luana Knightfall), with it, the Stylish Spaniard has managed to achieve a nearly unmatched understanding of the universe due to the observations made during an excessive series of experiments. While his findings are quickly stored in the M.D.D.S., it is fully detailed in La Palabra de Dios as well. Claiming to possess a virtually unparalleled understanding of the universe's origin and why it is the way it is, Andres has managed to recreate the Big Bang in his particle accelerator by firing protons at dangerously close to the speed of light and smashing them extremely hard against each other. How he managed to contain the generated energy remains a mystery. With his successful experiment, the Charming Catalan suggests that the discoveries made are revolutionary but has stated that he is uncomfortable sharing them with others as the reality is admittedly, frightening.
This has undoubtedly granted him an extremely deep understanding of the universe and its workings. Additionally, with his particle accelerator, Andres has conclusively proven the existence of Strange Matter during his invention's atom-smashing activities. The high-energy particle collisions created strange matter from quarks. The intellectual aristocrat claims to have used specifically designed equipment in anticipation of the creation of strange matter to stabilize it and observe its effects on existing matter. He found that when in contact with other atoms, strange matter converted said atoms into more strange matter. While his discovery is revolutionary, he has opted to keep it secret due to the highly weaponizable nature of strange matter, ironically however, he himself has developed methods of offensively utilizing strange matter without causing a reaction with all existent regular matter. Another creation of his using the L.K. Accelerator is antiparticles, more specifically, antimatter which is extremely expensive to create.
Due to the destructive nature of antimatter when in contact with its corresponding opposite, Andres has admittedly commenced its weaponization. Other than antimatter, positronium has been created which Andres has found greater use for. Being both a particle-antiparticle, a positronium can be used for a variety of purposes. However, its eventual self-destruction has hindered much of Andres' progress. Fortunately, the intellectual Spaniard has managed to create a positronium-based gamma ray laser after trapping positronium atoms in porous silicon structures to create positronium molecules. While the laser itself is used for offensive purposes, Andres has further developed his research with positronium to use molecular positronium to investigate the fine structure constant of the universe to increasingly escalate his understanding of the universe.
Aside from this, he has managed to create black holes and even the mathematically theoretical white hole through intricately progressed high-energy particle collisions under controlled circumstances. The L.K. Accelerator is used as the generator of the energy that Andres powers his machines with as well, but is often cautious with how much energy is produced due to the existent destructive potential. The L.K. Accelerator is also a secondary source for his time traveling experiments. With high energy collisions, Andres' particle accelerator has managed to create wormholes that the aristocrat has learned to technologically manipulate for time-traveling purposes. The large particle accelerator has been used to literally create from nothingness by shooting two very powerful lasers at each other, using the energy generated to break down the vacuum into matter and antimatter by shooting the lasers at the ambient energy until mass was produced.
While the Cultured Catalan has produced several new useful semiconductors, he acknowledges the difficulty and instead has opted for a different approach related to the theory of evolution. The existent mathematical difficulty in creating new useful semiconductors at a continuous rate applied to even the intellectual aristocrat, prompting him to collect the genes that allow marine sponges to create solid structures and placed them in a bath of minerals. Using a tube with a laser at the end, he had the genes pass through it, allowing reproduction only for the genes that used titanium-dioxide reflecting semiconductor shells to pass the lasers. Following this, Andres proceeded to amplify the DNA of the genes, multiplying only the ones capable of reproducing and being detected. This effectively resulted in the production of a population coded to create semiconductors. And by reshuffling the selected population and repeating the experiment, the Don managed to evolve other materials as well. Additionally, solutions to material problems were created by replacing laser reflection with other methods such as photo-luminescence.
Trion Bow and Arrow
A perfected master of all forms of combat, Andres' relentless exercising of martial versatility have led to his inevitable mastering of archery. While initially prioritizing his duty as a swordsman, the Knightfall Don's habitual preference for the art of archery have gradually rendered the bow and arrow as his primary weapon of choice in most cases. A personally-constructed compound bow consisting of incalculably resistant Beta-Trion, Andres utilizes the accumulative augmentation of the compound bow's personalized mechanical aids to further escalate the force and speed behind a fired arrow. Accompanied by a bowstring crafted from molecularly aligned-inert Beta Trion particles rendering it virtually unbreakable, the bow's entirety is designed specifically for the appropriate accommodation of a totality of three simultaneous arrows. Arrows are typically constructed from pure Trion in order to maximize the energy-absorbing-amplifying properties of the metallic compound. Additionally, due to the entirety of his bow and arrows being forged from the exotic Trion compound, they are internally-contained as a free-formed particles along with the rest of the Trion inhabiting the interior of his body. Capable of instantaneously manifesting it by forcing the fundamental metallic particles through his pores, the accessibility of his weapon is virtually maximized. Most, if not all capabilities of the listed arrows have been replicated by the Catalan through different means such as the usage of other projectiles or technologically innovative weapons e.g Trion-based firearms, swords etc. The following are the types of arrows usually utilized (with the exception of ordinary Trion arrows):
- Gravitational Arrows: Constructed from pure Trion like all other arrows, the gravitational arrows do not differ from design in order to retain an aura of deception. Within their physical frame is a contained device comprised of a variety of M.D.D.S.-linked zepto-bots specifically constructed for the purposes of fixed gravitational manipulation. The arrow, upon entering the gravitational field of any physical target will rapidly decrease the outwards pointing forces of a body's internal pressure, allowing the inwards pointing gravitational forces to cause a gravitational collapse.
- Phantom Arrows: Perhaps the most lethal of his arrows, and most rarely exhausted, are pure Trion arrows containing phantom energy in an interior anomalistic field within the arrow's form. Phantom energy is a more potent form of dark energy, characterized by its ability of divergent expansion. When fired at a target, the arrow (upon physical contact) will release the phantom energy into the target, causing divergent expansion to commence, encountering incipience in the tearing apart of gravitationally bound structures, and eventually overcome the nuclear and electrical forces to tear apart atoms themselves. Due to the difficulty in acquiring phantom energy, it is rarely used and has only been employed once again the unstoppable Shinigami.
- Genetic Arrows: These are arrows containing genetically-altering substances, most prominently, Andres' 'God Virus'. Often exploiting the accuracy of his shooting technique to inject the synthetic virus into his opponents, the Martial Arts Maestro usually waits for the virus to induce a variety of effects. Traditionally, the virus will engage in the destruction of the victim's telomerase enzyme, causing DNA to unravel, simultaneously accelerating the body's aging process and robbing said victim's cell's regenerative abilities, rendering them unable to heal from physical damage. Additionally, by exploiting his M.D.D.S.' link to the synthetic virus, Andres may instruct the virus to instead replace the nuclei of his opponent's cells for the process of genetic rewriting e.g instructing the immune system to antagonize the body itself in a variety of matters. It can incidentally (due to its genetic-manipulating properties) be used to affect the mutant gene as well, primarily in the reduction or disabling of an individual's abilities.
- Delta Arrows: Specifically designed for combating telepaths, Delta Arrows contain zepto-bots designed for the reduction of the Delta Brainwave upon being successfully shot into a target. Depending on the quantity of reduction of the high amplitude brainwave, Andres' arrows can cause schizophrenia, dementia, fibromyalgia (by alternatively commanding alpha waves to interrupt delta wave activity), temporal lobe epilepsy, depression etc. but most severely (when delta waves are significantly altered) an exponential decrease in intelligence and jointly, telepathic/psionic aptitude.
- Neutrino Arrows: Trion-constructed arrows with the secondary function of turning existing matter into neutrinos, elementary subatomic particles devoid of electric charge and unaffected by electromagnetic forces that affect charged particles such as a proton. The conversion of ordinary matter into a mass of neutrinos is achieved by specifically directing zepto-projected cosmic rays to targeted atoms.
- Heat Death Arrows: A form of Trion arrows implanted with the characteristic zepto-bots necessary for the achieving of his chosen variety of objectives, the Heat Death Arrows are among his deadliest projectiles. The arrows, upon triggering or achieving physical contact with the target, will envelop said target in a specialized field for contained effect. Subsequently, the arrow affects the enclosed space by diminishing it to a state whereby there is no thermodynamic free energy. This state consists of a maximum state of entropy in which everything is evenly distributed, and there are no gradients, therefore it can longer sustain information processing such as life, causing death. Essentially this space reaches thermodynamic equilibrium as a result of chemical equilibrium, thermal equilibrium, radioactive equlibrium, and mechanical equilibrium.
- False Vacuum Arrows: Like previously mentioned Heat Death Arrows, the False Vacuum Arrows likewise envelops the target in a specialized containment field upon computerized command or physical contact with the designated target. In this field, specific zepto-bots tunnel the enclosed vacuum into its lowest state of energy, inducing vacuum metastability by generating a bubble of lower-energy vacuum that would catalyze the conversion of the enclosed space into its lowest state of energy in a rapid volume. This would fundamentally alter the contained space as well causing the various physical constants to have different values, substantially affecting the foundations of matter, energy, and space-time in said space, destroying all structures with immense rapidity without existent forewarning.
- Plasma Arrows: Trion arrows containing specialized zepto-bots designed for the purpose of converting atoms into plasma. This is accomplished through ionization. The zepto-bots of the arrow, upon physical contact with the target, will either produce positively charged ions by imbuing a bonded electron of an atom with the necessary energy to escape from electric potential barrier that incipiently contained it, causing it to break free and granting it free mobility or negatively charged ions by colliding a free electron with an atom, causing it to be trapped inside the electric potential barrier, releasing excess energy. The ionization of atoms and molecules is designed to convert the opponent's atomic makeup entirely into plasma.
- Pressure Arrows: These Trion arrows rapidly envelop the target in a specialized, spacial isolating field, specifically separating the enveloped target from the Earth's atmospheric pressure. As a result, the liquid that consists of seventy percent of the contents in the human body fails to remain in its liquid state, causing exponential expansion until the formation of water vapor. This violently causing severe internal swelling throughout the body, painfully swelling said target to approximately twice their body size. The swelling however, is insufficient to burst the skin. The absence of the Earth's pressure in this specific field possesses additional effects. The lack of pressure causes the oxygen in the bloodstream to reverse-dissolve and escape from the blood causing hypoxia, rendering the cardiovascular system useless, and no oxygen would be delivered to the muscles and vital organs. The lack of pressure affects the nitrogen in the body as well. It causes nitrogen bubbles to form throughout the circulatory system, leading to excruciating joint pain, blockages in the arteries and veins, strokes and seizures by bubble formation in the brain, and heart failure should a bubble form in the heart. Difficulty in maintaining blood pressure would be an existent dilemma as well. The final effect due to the lowered pressure is the lowering of the boiling point for bodily fluids because the lower the pressure in an environment, the lower the boiling point will be for any liquid in said environment. The nonexistent pressure enables easier movement for molecules, requiring less thermal energy to transform the molecules of a liquid into a less dense gas. Due the complete absence of pressure within the momentarily materialized field, theoretically the boiling point for of a target's own blood would drop to the same as the standard human body temperature causing fluids to boil.
Evolved Toxoplasma Gondii
Having extensively studied a variety of biological disciplines, Andres had taken a profound interest in the obligate, intracellular, parasitic protozoan regarding potential evolutionary effects. In addition to utilizing the ordinarily developed version of the parasite to cause toxoplasmosis in his victims, the Knightfall Don's interest experienced further elevation in the studious observation of the parasite's effects on rats. Toxoplasma gondii is capable of reproduction only inside the intestines of cats, and has intriguingly adapted itself into methodically infecting rats for the purpose of significantly controlling rat brain functions, granting a practical form of 'mind control'. The parasite proceeds by forcing the rat towards cats for immediate consumption by the feline. Having observed the effect and due to the fact that humans are genetically very similar to rats, Andres came to the intellectual conclusion that an evolved version of toxoplasma could identically affect humans as they do rats. Through the use of the God Virus, Andres has managed to implement evolutionarily altering genes into the parasite, inducing controlled evolution. However, as studies have shown that up to a third of global population has been exposed to and are chronically infected with toxoplasma gondii, the Melee Maestro feels it more practical to instead transfer the God Virus into his victims for the purpose of evolutionarily escalating chronically infected individuals. His resultant evolved toxoplasma gondii is further controlled by appropriately developed zepto-bots, enabling the Knightfall Intellectual to utilize the evolved parasite for the purpose of controlling the entirety of his victims' brain activity and functions.
A newly developed semiconductor of magnetic origination intelligently crafted by the Catalan Einstein has lead to the birth of faster yet more energy-efficient electronic devices. Dubbed spintronics or 'magnetoelectronics' this innovative technology exploits the spin state of electrons to transmit and store information. While conventional electronic circuits use only the charge state of an electron, spintronics takes advantage of the electron's spin direction. Information processing through circuits utilizing spintronics effectively enables information to be conveyed in two simultaneous directions, additionally reducing the size of electronic circuits. This recent development enables the injection of electrons into the semiconductor centered on their spin orientation, subsequently, electrons course through the semiconductor and ready themselves as spin detectors on the other side. An optically transparent semiconductor capable of functioning perfectly at room temperature, it is capable of operating with touch screens and solar cells. As a result, Don Andres has managed to construct an even greater quantity of multi-purposed devices boasting unmitigated technological futurism.
In an effort to further protect the information contained by the M.D.D.S., zepto-bots, supercomputers etc., the Charismatic Catalan Cobra has futuristically implemented 'quantum cryptography' as a means appropriately securing invaluable information. Combining an arguably unmatched scientific understanding and technology, Andres has effectively combined cryptography with quantum phenomena. Fundamentally, cryptography consists of a string of ones and zeros known as 'the key'. The addition of the key encodes information, while a subsequent addition decodes it. Modern cryptography is vulnerable as an unauthorized external presence may crack the code by obtaining the key. However, with quantum cryptography and by relying on quantum key distribution, attempting to interact with the key without authorization reveals the external intruder's presence, rendering it a virtually flawless system of information security. Further advancements regarding this field by the Catalan enable him to encode say messages inside an individual photon for a variety of purposes.
A futuristically advanced space-station of immense physical enormity situated in the unorthodox reaches of higher dimensional space reached through superluminal travel generated by specific magnetic fields. Maintained and governed by an externally established M.D.D.S. Artificial Intelligence perpetually transmitting real-time information regarding the space-station's condition and ambient surroundings, 'Madre' serves as Andres' primary setting for technological and scientific development consisting of a variety of experiments, and additionally operates as the location for his most prized possessions and inventions as well as a secondary home distant from the ordinary physical universe. Gravity in Madre is simulated through appropriate rotation, comfortably set at a standardized 1.03 G's. A colossal technological construct forged from Beta-Trion, it weighs a staggering 8.3 billion tons and is shaped similarly to a pentagon. Descriptively, Madre consists of a central ring approximately 7.4 kilometers in diameter, from which five arms protrude, each 48.2 kilometers long and 330 meters thick. For reactionary defensive purposes, Madre is capable of closing in on itself through the convergence of its five arms, forming into a long cylinder of nigh-impenetrability.
Ports appropriate located on the central ring of the station facilitate access for those wishing to dock with the station. The large arms of the space-station constitute the various technological and scientific sectors in addition to residential areas. Countless infrastructural constructs rise from the superstructure, sealed against the ambient outer vacuum in the form of a breathable atmosphere of similar chemical composition to that of Earth's. The height of this artificially developed atmosphere however, is maintained only at 10 meters. An internal security force in the form of techno-organic, robotic, and organic sapient officers (La Presagio) of Andres' scientific creation inhabit the station in hundreds of thousands, efficiently patrolling the superstructure while the M.D.D.S. AI maintains an undisturbed awareness of the station's internal and external surroundings, utilizing quantum cryptography to render itself virtually impossible to hack. Defensive measures in addition to La Presagio come in the form of turrets.
Madre is subsequently protected by a quantum shield that structurally strengthens its subatomic makeup. A large fleet that operates as Madre's primary defense force and largely controlled by the M.D.D.S. AI with the exception of a select number of ships, the Madre Fleet resides hidden and near Madre or circumstantially docked in the space station. Due to the primary control of the M.D.D.S. over the fleet, the Madre Fleet (when engaged in combat) showcases an almost nonexistent sense of self-preservation. This is undoubtedly because of the M.D.D.S.' to store experiences, memories, information files etc. without a required physical platform, enabling the effortless downloading of useful war-centered strategic information etc. into a new unmanned warship. All ships are constructed from Beta-Trion material and utilize a variety of weaponry ranging from Trion-based projectiles, particle beams, Trion-based missiles etc. to the more lethal phantom beams containing the hypothesized form of more potent dark energy designed to cause divergent expansion in targets, atomically tearing them into nothingness.
A highly advanced starship of gargantuan size, Apex serves as Andres' main means of space-travel for purposes of scientific exploration. Black in color and resembling a squid or cuttlefish in basic design, Apex boasts a bulky semi-cylindrical body, and a tapering plate over the rear and four tentacle-reminiscent legs extending from its front end while six jointed legs subsequently extend from its body. The rear-most set of large legs aesthetically showcase crescent-shaped extensions while a variety of small tube-like structures protrude from Apex's underside. While primarily constructed for the fundamental task of effortless spacial transport, Andres as an instinctive result of his meticulous approach, included a technologically sophisticated weapons system in the massive starship.
Its premier-most weapon of destructive capacity is a spinal-mounted cannon of 'magneto-hydrodynamic' nature, boasting a monstrous yield of 300 kilotons of TNT. Further inclusion of phantom energy projection-based weapons and the inclusion of missile-equivalents to Andres' lethal Trion-Arrow types e.g. Heat Death Arrows, False Vacuum Arrows etc. augments Apex's offensive potency. A variety of particle beam cannons in the ominous starship's tendrils coupled with an M.D.D.S. controlled point defense system renders Apex a formidable anti-projectile and anti-fighter force. Constructed primarily from Beta-Trion with certain True Trion components, the visually imposing starship's defensive resistance is further enhanced by quantum shielding, substantially strengthening its structural subatomic makeup. Powered by a specialized engine-core that utilizes high-energy particle collisions as a means of generating the necessary energy for distant space-travel, it relentlessly relies on the production of magnetic fields to achieve superluminal travel by entering a higher dimensional space.
Ominously potent thrusters powered by an onboard particle accelerator's high-energy collisions enable advanced flight capabilities should superluminal velocities not be necessary for a particular destination. Far too massive and distinct to be maintained on Earth, the Catalan instead has Apex remain aboard Madre for the purpose of traversing the cosmos or in the case of ever requiring it to combat a potential alien invasion. Additionally, Apex's piloting system, computer mainframe etc. is exponentially dependent on the M.D.D.S. Due to its massive size, in order for it to land on Madre, the M.D.D.S. must significantly lower Apex's mass via technological manipulation of the Higgs Boson Particle, Higgs Field and Higgs Mechanism which causes a relatively prolonged period of energy-based restoration that renders Apex vulnerable as the energy-reliant maintenance of its quantum shielding is temporarily deactivated. Theoretically, the same dilemma is faced should Apex ever require to land on a planet.
Endogenos Retrovirus Exploitation
Obsessive scientific pursuit, particularly genetics and biology, in this case, has led to the discovery of a fruitful form of exploiting endogenos retoriviruses. Unlike ordinary viruses that invade host cells and use it for reproduction, retroviruses reproduce differently by mixing their genetic material with the DNA of the invaded host cell. Distantly in the past, retroviruses acquired by ancient human ancestors would at times circumstantially maneuver themselves into the reproductive organs, causing the viruses altered DNA to be passed down from ancient generations well into modern times. A result of this biological occurrence, modern humans harbor hundreds of thousands of these microscopic menaces in their DNA. Combined with the the assorted genetic material left behind, roughly forty percent of human DNA consists of ancient, undocumented viruses. Tests done by the Charming Catalan on the cerebrospinal fluid of schizophrenic individuals revealed an abnormally elevated quantity of a particular retrovirus which suggests that the mental illness is potentially a long-term side effect of a retrovirus harbored by humans. In those who are genetically inclined, this particular retrovirus can be activated by a separate viral infection occurring during birth e.g toxoplasmosis, herpes etc. Technological development enables Andres to effectively activated the retrovirus in a particular individual's DNA, infecting said individual with a variety of lethal diseases.
Through continuous scientific innovation and experimentation, Andres has technologically developed refined metamaterials, artificial composites that are controlled to react in manners that do not ordinarily occur in nature. Primarily, the Catalan Scientist methodically refined a specific metamaterial that can have its index of refraction tuned in order to adopt a different index of refraction at different points within itself. Through appropriately altering tuning, Andres perfected what a layman refers to as an 'invisibility cloak'. Metamaterials however, serve as only a single example of the various forms of programmable matter developed by the Catalan.