Paint-by-Numbers

Little is known about the vile Cowl Paint-by-Numbers. In fact, the only thing certain is that while not the cause of the Cape Riots, he was certainly the instigator. Numbers understands secret codes of verbal and non-verbal gestures tuned to unique individuals, in order to “suggest” they do his bidding; a form of mind control through …

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Rainier Cherry

Rainier Cherry was the pin-up girl ever man wanted to be with. Think of Bettie Page. Too bad she’s no longer real. You see, the real Rainier Cherry, the human one, that is, was murdered. On a military base. When doing her patriotic duties, entertaining the enlisted, Cherry was attacked and killed by a GI …

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Slingback

When Ginerva Blaine was just a girl, she loved a man. A man who could not love her back. For while Gin had excellent breeding, surpassed by her upbringing, and her family’s fortune, she was only of admirable beauty, and not enviable. This rendered her useless to Preston Oxford (The Wingtip). Intent to win his …

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Wasabi-Stained Sky

Abe Eiiji (pronounced “Ah-bey”) was born in San Francisco to Japanese parents, but was relocated to internment camps in Salinas. After internment, his mother moved the two siblings up to Seattle, in the remnants of the old Japantown where they were reunited with their father, and settled. As the Japanese identity faded—replaced with the growing …

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The Conductor

For nearly two and a half decades, the citizens of Seattle need not fear, for they were under the vigilant watch of “The Human Locomotive,” “The Man Who Couldn’t be Stopped,” The Conductor. In those years, Seattle’s crime rate was tenth lowest in the country, and dropped a total of 144%; the Conductor thwarted several …

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