From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|"The 55th Iteration"|
|Known Aliases:||"Anachronism," "#55"|
|Place of Birth:||A Lab in Arizona|
|Base of Operations:||Unknown|
|Marital Status:||Single, not seeking|
|Known Relatives:||None living|
|Time movement, Mild time control|
|"Teleportation," "Super Speed"|
In 1989, a government project was developed and initiated to develop a rudimentary form of time travel for the sole purpose of military information and economic stimulation. This project was codenamed "Operation: Anachronism." The head scientist of Operation: Anachronism, whose name has been wiped from all records, spent ten years and billions of government dollars developing a suit of technology, capable of skipping through time, in any fashion imaginable. The military, all too eager to see the suit in action, forced the scientist to begin the suit's maiden voyage before it had even been beta-tested. Luckily, the suit worked quite well, showing capability to move short distances through time. Unfortunately, the suit had a very detrimental glitch in its systems, automatically skipping back in time on the date of August 25, 2019, sending the wearer back to the same date twenty years in the past. The scientist that had developed the suit had been trying to fix this glitch, but each time it took more than twenty years to solve the problem. Although each fold in time had the scientist retain his knowledge of past (and future) experiences, thanks to the suit's patented "Paradox Correction Device," nothing he did was retained. The device seemed to have a certain definite future planned out, and it would infinitely reset the suit until the future it had predestined came to pass, exactly as it had predestined it.
What's Happening Now
The scientist who developed and lived in his suit died long ago of old age, spending the rest of his life in the same twenty-year span. The suit is now moving and acting of its own accord, thanks to modifications mild enough to not cause a paradox, and has the intelligence of its old bearer. The suit is now acting just as its owner had, repeating the same twenty year span infinity until it finds either the glitch within itself, or find the series of events that would free it from its infinite time folds. After fifty-four attempts, the suit and its late master came to no flourition. This is the fifty-fifth iteration of that suit and its journey through its twenty-year life. Perhaps this time, it will tell the story the "right" way...
The suit, as stated before, had adapted the intelligence and overall mind of its previous owner before his death. Thus, the suit acts exactly as he would, with the same overall personality traits.
Among other things, the suit is very cautious, though impatient. It is compassionate, but knows what must be done in the most literal of terms.
Its cautiousness spawns from its need to do everything exactly perfect, or be doomed to live another twenty years doing it again. The suit has learned to not leave anything to chance, and will take action into its own hands if it thinks things will no go as they should.
The suit's impatience comes from the fact that it has seen these twenty years in a loop for some time now, and has gotten quite accustomed to the series of events as they play out. Similar to watching the same movie ten or twenty times and simply wanting to see the best parts, the suit has no deep interest in every little thing that occurs, even though he must make sure that they do.
Compassion was not something the original scientist had to develop so much as something he always had. A deep love for humankind and a wish to not see it marred by evil forces.