|Leader||Unknown (first iteration)|
Pierce Wheels (second iteration)
|Notable Members||Alan Albright (second iteration)|
Helen Wheels (second iteration)
|Objectives||Serve the Rooters|
|First Appearance||Cool Kids|
The Amalgam Kids are human kids fused with alien DNA, used for the Rooters' dirty work.
Prior to Bonds
In 1989, Magister Wheels, a member of the Rooters, came up with the idea to use children to do their bidding. The Rooters kidnapped many children from across the galaxy and brought them to Servantis, a reluctant ally of the Rooters who worked for them at the Null Void Incarcecon. They ordered him to fuse them with DNA from other species. Dozens of them did not survive the hybridization process, but the majority of them did. Interestingly, many of the survivors were originally human, indicating that there is something in human DNA that makes them genetically compatible with other species. The survivors were forced to work for the Rooters as a group known as the Amalgam Kids. They eventually died on missions, forcing the Rooters to retire the project.
In 1994, the Rooters planned to restart the initiative, but this time, they wanted to take their time raising and training the Amalgam Kids instead of rushing things. Magister Wheels in particular wanted to have a child with her husband and fellow Rooter Trystan to train personally. Fearing for his potential child's future if they were to be used as a child soldier, he decided not to have one. It was around this time that Magister Wheels and Trystan's teammates, the Valdes family, had a child named Pierce. They were thinking of giving him up for adoption as they did not think they had enough money to raise him, which led Magister Wheels to convince them to give him to her. Ultimately, they decided to keep him. Dead set on having Pierce to herself, she brought the Valdeses and their other teammates, the Waynes, on a mission without Trystan's knowledge and set them up to die. She gained custody of Pierce and the Waynes' daughter, Helen. Horrified by Magister Wheels' actions, Trystan went into hiding, prompting the Rooters to issue a galaxy-wide manhunt. Magister Wheels began to raise and train Helen and Pierce.
In Thnks fr th Mmrs, Adriel Albright, a friend of Servantis, came to Incarcecon with his 5-year-old son, Alan, whose body temperature had dropped dramatically after coming into contact with a plant from Lepidopterra, which Adriel brought home after his most recent mission. After examining Alan, Servantis fused him with Pyronite DNA to increase his temperature and save his life. He was contacted by Magister Gorvan, who instructed him to keep Alan as the Rooters planned to restart the Amalgam Kids. He reluctantly obeyed, suggesting to Adriel that he should leave Alan with him in Incarcecon to help him master his powers. Adriel returned home with Alan, bringing Servantis with him to help explain the situation to his wife, Adalia. She was very distraught by what had happened to Alan, but insisted that he should stay with them, whereas Adriel felt it was safer for him to be with Servantis.
Distressed by the sight of his parents arguing, Alan concentrated and was able to revert to human. Servantis had hoped to take Alan non-confrontationally, but was forced to change his plans. He electrocuted Alan and Adalia and apologized to Adriel before electrocuting him too. He erased two hours' worth of memories from Adriel and Adalia's mind and went back to the Null Void with Alan. There, he was greeted by Magister Wheels, along with Helen and Pierce. She informed him that he was being assigned a new job at their headquarters; to oversee the new Amalgam Kids, consisting of Alan, Helen and Pierce.
On the same day, Servantis altered Alan's memories to make him believe his parents were dead and fused Helen and Pierce with the DNA of a Kineceleran and an unknown species, respectively. He discovered that Helen and Pierce's bodies were filled with microscopic probes, which were all connected. He extracted a probe from Helen's body for further study. He was replaced as warden of Incarcecon and subsequently moved into Rooter Headquarters and started training the Amalgam Kids.
Almost three months later, in Cool Kids, he pitted Helen and Pierce against each other in a training session. After Pierce won, Servantis revealed that the Rooters were sending the Amalgam Kids on their first mission. He later joined Magister Coronach in debriefing the kids about the mission, stating that their objective was to retrieve the Conquest Ray from the leader of the Incurseans, Emperor Milleous. On the way to the space cafe Fllrton where Milleous was having a drink, Pierce confided in Helen, doubting that they would succeed. Servantis interrupted him through comms and assured him that he had the necessary skills to lead the Amalgam Kids to success. He also stated that he would guide them on the mission.
However, as soon as the kids arrived at Fllrton, Servantis muted himself at the request of the Rooters, as they wanted the Amalgam Kids to fail the mission. The kids managed to follow Milleous back to the Incursean ship by disguising themselves as Incurseans with the use of ID masks, at which point the latter ordered to have them seized and removed their masks as he did not fall for the act. Helen used her enhanced speed to bring the team a good distance away from Milleous. Pierce decided to fight off the Incurseans, while Alan and Helen went in separate directions to find the Conquest Ray. Helen eventually found Milleous resting in his room and, during a battle with him, swiped the Conquest Ray (unbeknownst to her, it was actually a decoy) and ran off to find Alan.
After doing so, she went to find Pierce. With little warning, the decoy Conquest Ray exploded, injuring Helen, therefore rendering her unconscious, and destroying some parts of the ship. Pierce arrived at the scene and before long, the kids were surrounded by Milleous, as well as the Incurseans and their commander, Raff. Milleous threatened to kill Helen if Alan and Pierce did not surrender. As soon as they did, Servantis, Magister Wheels and Magister Coronach invaded the ship and brought the kids back to Rooter Headquarters. Magister Wheels berated Pierce for failing the mission, a conversation that ended in Pierce walking away in anger.
Meanwhile, Servantis conducted a medical check-up on Helen and gave her a sedative, after which he was approached by Magisters Wheels and Coronach. The former asked him when Helen would be able to resume training. Servantis explained that, while her physical body would heal within two or three days, she would be emotionally distraught for considerably longer. He advised Magister Wheels to show Helen love and care, to which she reluctantly agreed. She later found Pierce sitting by an unconscious Helen's side in the headquarters' sickroom. She insincerely apologized for her harsh tone towards him, but her apology was denied by Pierce, who promised that he would train harder. Shortly after that, Helen regained consciousness and she talked to Pierce, who expressed his doubts about the Amalgam Kids' true purpose and revealed his suspicions about Magister Wheels. Helen still had faith, however, and convinced Pierce to wait for the truth to reveal itself.
Over a year later, in Verge, a bounty hunter named Disease found Trystan on Revonnah and brought him to an undisclosed location. The Rooters retrieved him and brought him back to Rooter Headquarters. Not wanting to split their attention between Trystan and the Amalgam Kids, they canceled the kids' next mission and ordered Servantis to break the news. Dissatisfied with the explanation given, the kids decided to snoop around to get answers by disabling the camera in the elevator to access the restricted levels. Alan and Pierce went to sub-level 2, only to be greeted by Servantis, who told them to return to their rooms. Magister Gorvan and Magister Leander arrived at the scene. Magister Gorvan reprimanded the boys for disobeying orders, and soon realized that Helen wasn't with them. He checked the cameras and saw Helen taking Trystan out of the interrogation room in which he was held. He made an announcement to notify the rest of the Rooters and told Servantis to take the boys back to their rooms. They tried to stand their ground, but Servantis electrocuted them to knock them out. The two Magisters then left to find Helen.
Contrary to what he was told to do, Servantis left Alan and Pierce on the ground and went to find Helen as well. She hid in her room with Trystan, who, after realizing she was connected to Magister Wheels, told her how her biological parents died. Magister Wheels soon found them and intended to kill Trystan using a Techadon Dissipator. Helen stood between them, refusing to let him get hurt. Servantis reached the scene and upon seeing Helen in danger, he electrocuted Magister Wheels to death. Seconds passed before Helen suddenly began writhing on the ground in pain. He theorized that the probes had activated because Magister Wheels had died, and wanted Trystan to follow him to the operating room to see if his theory was true. Trystan wished to stay behind as he had broken his leg and couldn't walk. Servantis took off, promising to come back to help him escape. When he reached the operating room, he found Pierce in the same state, with Magister Coronach and Alan accompanying him. He performed a scan on Helen and Pierce's bodies, confirming his theory. He sedated them and confessed to killing Magister Wheels to Magister Coronach, who grew furious. Servantis ultimately managed to convince him to help him save Helen and Pierce. Magister Chang and Phil soon found them and demanded to know the truth, but Servantis and Magister Coronach lied.
Magister Gorvan came shortly after that and revealed that he found Magister Wheels' body, and that he killed Trystan. To balance the scales, he intended to kill Servantis and the Amalgam Kids, as he claimed they were of no use because Magister Wheels, who came up with the idea in the first place, was dead. Magister Chang agreed, but Magister Coronach and Phil did not. Phil transformed into his Terroranchula form and trapped Magister Chang in a web before engaging in a battle with Magister Gorvan with Alan's help. This gave Servantis a chance to focus on saving Helen and Pierce. He explained to Magister Coronach that the probes were overloading their pain receptors, killing them slowly. He began writing a program to make the probes attack each other, which proved successful. He persuaded Magister Coronach to set the Amalgam Kids free, admitting that he cared about them and that he did not want them to suffer the same fate as the original Amalgam Kids. Magister Coronach agreed, so Servantis erased a year's worth of memories from Alan's mind and almost all of Helen and Pierce's memories. He personally brought Alan home and restored Adriel and Adalia's memories, while the other Rooters teleported Helen and Pierce to a desert just outside of Bellwood.