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Open Source: Reddie Redback

Reddie Redback
Real Name: Redback "Reddie" Zauber
Powers: Clone/Spider Physiology, Enhanced Bite, Venom Generation, Burrowing, Urticating Hair, and finally, if she cannibalizes one of her own siblings, she gains traits identical to said sibling.
Equipment: None
First Appearance: Deviantart (10/27/2016)

The Cyberpunk District's Evil Mega Corporations, Catalyst and The Unicorn Foundation, have a vested interest in the potential uses of the many wonders inside The Ever-Changing City and The Sea as a whole. Using spy drones, Catalyst's R&D Department have kept an eye on several superbeings, studying their abilities and coming up with ideas of how they can be better implemented.

With the research into Sargasso's superbeings, Project Zauber was created. The basic summary of this project is first clone several superbeings to better study the abilities and how they function in a controlled setting. Then after enough information is collected, perfect the surgical procedure and clone the necessary individual body parts to sell under their Bioware line of products, after they made sure that there isn't a very high chance of very serious tissue rejection.

And one of the "donors" for this project was Creepy Crawler, the half-spider mutant of The Weird Boys. As to the R&D Department sees the potential for a half-spider infiltrator, one that can easily infiltrate places such as The Unicorn Foundation to collect intel and destroy the source after the info was collected.

So after collecting samples from the superbeings such as hair follicles, saliva and blood via insectid drones, the individual clones are grown in their vats, with Nitrox being the first to be "born". Though something was off about Creepy's clone, or shall we say, Clones. While the DNA of Nitrox's genetic donor was stable, Creepy's DNA apparently wasn't. The resulting zygote ended up growing into a layer of fleshy human & spider tissue wrapped around a clutch of 10, larger then normal spider eggs.

When these eggs hatched, almost all the resulting offspring were more or less baby jumping spiders with green eyes that are the size of kittens with the temperament of puppies, though one stood out from the bunch. This somewhat larger spider hatchling was more like that of the shape of a newborn female human with two additional humanoid arms and a pair of spider legs in the back. And while "her" siblings were more or less harmless at the time of their birth, the only female of the bunch was much more aggressive, going so far as to actually devour her nearest sibling with fully developed baby teeth. The other spiderlings were quickly separated from their cannibalistic sibling as the R&D Department didn't want to lose any more test subjects.

Observational studies of these spiders as they grew was surprising to say the very least, as each of the "normal" spiderlings had grown features that come from several different species of spiders then whatever kind Creepy was. One looking like a Peacock Spider, another looking like a Wolf Spider, another like a Spiny Orb-Weaver, and so on. While their more aggressive and larger sister showed traits of both a Tarantula and a Redback Spider, with the red markings on her back along with human hair growing from her head.

As they grew, scientists have discovered that the spiderlings are capable of learning, as they were able to be taught and understand the english language, though the female was the only one capable of actual speech, with her first words being "F**k You!", possibly learning it after she leaped at a near-by janitor during the night while he was cleaning near her enclosure, but she was stopped by the glass and the frightened janitor swore at her as a result.

The female, codenamed "Redback", was the most difficult to work with unlike her siblings, who were more receptive to learning new techniques about things like infilitation & computer hacking. Though Redback, or Reddie as her handler calls her, had to receive stricter forms of discipline, which didn't help with her bad attitude. She does however display other kinds of behavior instead of just plain homicidal bitchiness. As when she isn't having her moments, she does check herself in the reflection of a piece of equipment, combing her hair with her multiple claws as to try to keep herself presentable for some odd reason.

And like their "older brother" Nitrox, the spiders, especially Reddie, also had specific codewords integrated in their minds just in case something were to go wrong, such as Reddie eating her handler or her siblings during an infiltration mission."---)

A redesign of a character I recently adopted for 5 points, specifically the Redback Spider Lady by Krystalizedstorm. Right when I first saw this character, I knew she would be the perfect rival for Creepy Crawler, since the female of a spider species is larger and more dangerous, to both the male of the species and to humans. So when you do use this version of Reddie Redback, please also give some credit to Krystalizedstorm since she was the one who originally created this spider woman.

Here is a list of other characters connected to Reddie and Catalyst:
Andra, The Sassy Cyborg
Ferro Kan

This character was made using Hero Machine 3.

Redback "Reddie" Zauber and her siblings are open source characters created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use them any way you wish. You must also give creator credit.

The image is copyright AFD Studios/ and is posted here as a fair use reference.
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D3AD-MAD-HATT3R's avatar
I can imagine her escaping from her cell and going on a stealth based rampage through the laboratory. Now that would be cool. I really like this character. Great design and great backstory.
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
Now I kinda imagine your idea like an Aliens-esque game where you play as Reddie instead of a Xenomorph. Or it could be like Alien Isolation, where you play either as one of Reddie's siblings and/or that spider's handler as they try to escape the facility and away from Reddie. Or maybe have both options in the same game. :)

And I'm glad that you like her! :)
D3AD-MAD-HATT3R's avatar
In the 2010 Aliens vs Predator game the Alien campaign was by far my favourite to play. Playing a version of it as Reddie would be awesome.