Dramatis Personae (Cast of Characters)
If you are a new reader to this story, the following visual guide to
the characters will help you get to know the various characters in the world of Cy-Boar.
(Click on the portrait of the character that you want to learn
Cy-BoarAn ordinary boar who was taken into
a secret government research facility and experimented on. These experiments and military training molded Cy-Boar into a deadly weapon. Cy-Boar realized that he was being controlled though, and broke free…
Now, he is trying to figure out where he belongs in this world. He thinks like a human, but can’t live among them. He looks like a boar, but is no longer one of them – no place, no home, and no one to go back to. So far, he values the Project’s other experiments as potential friends and is trying to find and help them.
In addition to his skills, Cy-Boar is equipped with titanium armor plating, a multi-spectral camera-eye, grappling hook, computer interface and other cybernetic gadgets.
A squirrel was caught in a trap and found by the scientists at the Project.
In a story very similar to Cy-Boar’s, Squirrel
was genetically altered and trained in a number
of military skills. The scientists tried to brainwash
him, but Squirrel resisted their brainwashing and
escaped into the surrounding forest. After staying
out of sight for a long time, he finally revealed
his existence to several humans in a remote bayou
swamp, and befriended them.
He found Cy-Boar unconscious and near death in a swamp, and convinced
his human friends to aid the big guy. He has remained Cy-Boar’s friend
A Major General (2 star)
in the US Army, Trevor is in charge of “The Project”. the
top-secret R & D facility that produced Cy-Boar
and many other
innovations of questionable morality.
Trevor doesn’t care whether the US is fighting Communism
or Terrorism. He firmly believes that animals are
the future of warfare. Without direct approval
from Washington, he has put much of his budget into
the creation and
training of his genetically altered animals. Currently,
he is testing many different animals to determine
which will make the most effective warfighters.
A lifetime military man, Trevor first got the
idea for these animal warriors while on a recon
patrol back in Nam. His squad was pinned down by an
enemy machine gun nest. They would have been mowed
they had left their cover, but they would have been
surrounded if they waited there too long. Trevor strapped
dynamite to a nearby water-buffalo and sent it toward
the enemy gun. The enemy didn’t suspect the bovine
and were blown to smithereens. After this encounter,
Trevor remained convinced that animals could some day
do all of the fighting for man.
He hopes to soon unveil his creations and be awarded
the Nobel peace prize for his contribution to keep
humans out of the wars of the future. (Trevor is, of
Dr.HudenpolThe world’s foremostresearcher in genetic modification, Dr. Hudenpol wanted his genetic
experiments to benefit science. Unfortunately,
his secretive financial backers were only interested
in the military applications of his research. At
their direction, he concentrated his research
for 35 years on the mapping and manipulation
of DNA. He was the lead scientist on The Project.
was shut down, Hudenpol put his careeron the line to secure a safe home for the animals who had been genetically
modified. It cost him his job, but he was able to set up a remote wildlife
preserve for animals to live on in peace, if any of them could have been
brought in alive…
After his dreams of a peaceful mutated animal preserve fell through, Hundenpol
bitterly retired, wanting nothing more to do with his past research.
Although people often think Hudenpol is of German
ancestry, he was actually born in Britian
and now resides with his wife and two young sons in Atlanta, GA after
retiring from The Project.
FarmerJeb BrownAGood-Ol-Boy who fondly remembers the Great Depression
and tries his best to tend the fields of his small
Jeb and his wife are retired and live on his
small pension and army benefits. Although his
wife would like to move to Florida, Jeb stubbornly
refuses to leave his small farm.
RazortoothA cougar who was foundmauled by a bear. Like Cy-Boar he was genetically
modified as part of the “Project”. Although
Razortooth doesn’t have any robotic enhancements
like Cy-boar does, he has been modified to grow “Saberteeth”,
just like his genetic ancestors. He also sometimes wears high-heat
Thermo-claws (another weapon developed at The Project).
Cyber-Claw claims that he killed Razortooth, but
this claim has not been verified.
Several small bears
who were among the first successful animal warriors
at the Project. They were also the first to escape.
Bears are MINOR characters and will probably never be seen again.)
TheTwin Ninja HawksTwin birds trainedin martial arts, they were given a mission to track
and eliminate Cy-Boar. When they realized that he
wasn’t “evil” they befriended him and gave up their
(The Hawks are MINOR characters and
will probably never be seen again.)
Born into a very poor
family in the southern Louisiana swamps, Jill was
very bright and excelled in her one room school house
enough to get a full scholarship to college,
where she studied veterinary medicine.
However, Jill put her studies on hold when her grandfather, her only surviving relative, became ill. She returned
to the swamp to take care of him. There the
two of them met Squirrel, and later Cy-Boar.
Unfortunately, Cyber-Claw tracked the renegade
mutants to the LeBanc house and killed Jill
for her classified knowledge of these exotic
Pa(Remy LeBlanc)A small-time fisherman,Remy lived all his life
inthe southern Louisiana swamps. He had to give up
his fishing business when he contracted
a rare form of “swamp fever” and couldn’t work. Near
death, his granddaughter Jill moved in to
care for him.
During his slow recovery, they met
Squirrel, and later Cy-Boar. Unfortunately, Cyber-Claw
tracked the renegade mutants to the LeBanc
house and killed Pa for his classified knowledge
of these exotic creations.
Cyber-ClawAlong with developinggenetically modified animals, The “Project” also
developed tactical implants for humans. These modified
humans were often trained with the animals to determine
if the exotic animals were any more effective in
combat situations than a human would be.
Cyber-Claw was the first of these experimental cyborgs
to be approved for use in combat situations. Behind
the fancy armor, Cyber-Claw is Sgt. Raymond Escobedo,
a decorated special forces soldier with Airborne
and SEAL training. Once mastering his new implants,
Raymond came to think of himself as a monstrous
killing machine. Cyber-Claw preferred to viciously
maul opponents with his retractable climbing claws,
rather than use his powerful
arm-mounted cannons. His superiors admired his killer
attitude, but didn’t realize how
he had become. Cyber-Claw was killed in a poorly-planned brawl against Cy-Boar which he could have easily won if he had remembered his years of training.
John One of the scientists
at The Project, John and his team are in charge of
finding and recovering appropriate sample specimens.
They recovered a wounded boar that was turned into
Cy-Boar. They also found Squirrel caught in a trap,
and rescued farmer Jeb Brown when he was trapped
in rubble beneath his destroyed home.
The head of Miami’s
underground crime syndicate, “Sylvio Quintero” has
his hands in a range of illegal activities including
drug smuggling, racketeering, bookmaking, weapons
smuggling, protection, robbery, arson and murder.
very careful “businessman”, Mr. Q has no criminal
record and is very careful to avoid creating
a trail back to himself.
VinceMr. Q’s chauffeur andright hand man. He also sometimes takes out his Tech-9
and does a hit…
SalSal is Mr. Q’s bestcon man and risk-taker. He and his partner Joey are
often right where the action is in illegal situations.
JoeyJoey is Sal’s not-too-brightpartner in crime. He doesn’t say a lot, but is good
with a pistol.
(File Name: Classified)
A career soldier with airborne and special forces
training, Side-arm was permanently disabled when
he stepped on a mine in Southern Iraq. His arms
and legs were replaced with bionic limbs which give
him extra strength and endurance.
Before his accident, he had been a decorated squad
leader and thus was considered the best candidate
for a field
leader for the Pentagon’s new secret team.
limbs are state-of the-art and very expensive.
The reason Sidearm is risked in the field,
is because he is part of
a little-known pilot program to rebuild maimed
soldiers and return them to active combat duty.
Stealth(File Name: Classified)
The daughter of an air force general, Stealth grew
up around the military and dreamed of serving in
combat. Current US policy precludes women from direct
combat duties however. Stealth found herself a way
around these rules. Women are allowed to be fighter
pilots. So she trained daily to become the best in
the southern command. Later, she volunteered (against
her father’s wishes) for test piloting. She was the
top candidate to test the new stealth jetpack. It
was a successful product, but it could only carry
a relatively light load. Many of the male pilots
were too heavy. Stealth was awarded the opportunity
to test her jetpack in combat situations.
Because she feels that she is always trying to prove
herself around men, she has developed a very gruff
“no nonsense” outer shell. She is all business when
on a mission. When she is on a weekend pass though,
she is a completely different girl…
Scorp(File Name: Classified)
Little is known about the man called Scorp.
He was recruited for the Pentagon team from the
CIA, who are not cooperative about discussing his
His large cat eyes, pale albino-like skin and wrinkled
nose-less face make people ask about him but he
never answers. Scorp
rarely talks at all, unless it’s an emergency.
Even when he does, it’s a strange raspy voice
than one word.
What IS clear though, is that he is highly skilled
in exotic martial arts of an unknown style.
To compliment his strange fighting style, he wears
knee and elbow blades. He also carries spring
loaded stick weapons that can unfold into a
number of different
configurations. More recently Scorp has gone rogue from the Pentagon Team and dug up facts about his past. Where is he really from? He is still searching for these answers…
Pounder(File Name: LesterJohnson)
Lester served several years in the national guard
as a mess hall server. After leaving the military,
he served as a custodian for a military chemical
research company. It was during this time that he
underwent an amazing transformation. He had weighed
well over 400 lbs. and been barely able to function.
Suddenly he was a huge wall of pure muscle. Of course
the military scientists studied this situation but
their results are sealed.
The result was that he agreed to serve in the military
again, this time in a more active capacity.
MainframeMainframe was a researcher
developing advanced computer systems. Due to budget
reductions, his funding was set to be revoked.
Desperate to prove his projects worth, Mainframe
attempted to transfer the contents of his brain into
The transfer was a success, but the electrocuted
his human body. His mind was trapped in a computer..
One of his colleagues developed a robotic housing for
his computer brain, but he was STILL in danger of loosing
his resources. Mainframe convinced the top brass that
he would be an asset in combat situations, so was assigned
to the Pentagon’s new internal response squad.
While on their first mission he inadvertently got his
program transferred into Cy-Boar. His whereabouts after
this incident have not yet been explored.