A few years passed, and memory of Dr. Decem quickly diminished. Then one day he was spotted in the capitol city of Westen by some police men who recognized him as wanted and immediately arrested him. Ryan went willingly, and while waiting in prison convinced the officers to allow him to call the Westen government. He made a proposition to them, saying he had found a way to not only pay them back for the damages he had caused, but also give them an edge against the country of Rites. They became intrigued, and had the police bring him to a hearing in front of the president and his cabinet.
Ryan explained that he had found a way to not only meld man and machine, but make them one, a human-mechanical entity. A being with the intellect and learning abilities of a human, and the mechanical precisions of a machine. As Ryan spoke, he could see the greedy, violent gears in the cabinet members heads turning, thinking of all the possibilities such a thing would allow them. They