(Clifford Ronald Stanton III)
-The founder and
CEO of the GenTech corporation,A world leader in the
field of genetic technologies.When his own body began
to mysteriously fail him,Cliff turned to the best
scientists and engineers on his staff,in the hopes of
finding a cure.Unable to do so,the engineers devised a
cybernetic suit that would give Cliff continued
mobility.The suit combined with some experimental
immunity boosting drugs failed to halt the diseases
progress.Subsequently,Cliff has had to have several
major organs replaced by state if the art artificial
ones,an must constantly wear a cybernetic body suit to
monitor and maintain his organs.With each operation
Cliff becomes more machine than man.
Unwilling to adhere to the strict rules of the FDA
regarding the introduction of new drugs and
radioactive treatments,Stanton performed secret tests
on a group of students.Four of the test subjects
developed extraordinary abilities.A series of mishaps
exsposed the Secret testing,and the entire project was
appropiated by the U.S. government.Stanton was never
implicated in the unlawful activities.
After having made some unauthorized (and deadly)
modifications to his cyber-suit,Stanton began calling
Convinced that the members of Vanguard possess the
genetic material needed to cure his condition,Cliff
has become obsessed with their capture.
"These children are ruining my name,my reputation,my
company,threatening to undo everything that I have
worked so hard to achieve.....I must destroy
them,before they destroy me."-Cliff.