Origins of the Rivers

Apokalipse: The Beginning of Hell

In 1153, A rogue Celestialsapien began to ponder the thought of humans. He had frequently studied and viewed Earth and human culture. This rogue Celestialsapien had disguised himself as a human male and traveled to Earth to ponder what it was like to be a human. He fell in love with a French woman named Juliez de Cara, and had no difficult time being a human. Interested in this fascinating woman, he wanted to reproduce with her, but she did not feel comfortable doing so.

The Celestialsapien began to grow impatient, and eventually forced himself on her, doing as he wanted. The woman got pregnant soon after, and fell gravely ill. The Celestialsapien monitored her carefully, awaiting for her to birth his child, but she had died. 

Terox, an Aqasian rogue that had survived the Civil War of his species, was badly injured. He traveled through space, trying to find a way to heal himself and live on, where he came across the rumors of Apokalipse, the rogue Celestialsapien who could give power to anything. Terox, curious and also extremely desparate, sought out Apokalipse, and found him in his most suffering state. Apokalipse had felt sorrow and pity for Terox, and tried to heal him as much as he could, but did little. Terox became very thankful towards Apokalipse, and showed immense gratitude toward him, becoming his disciple. 

Terox saw the amount of power Apokalipse had flowing within him, and eventually devised a plan to gain his power; he convinced Apokalipse to use all of the power he had within him to bring back the love of his life and his unborn child, which he did try indeed. Terox, using this moment to his advantage, assaulted Apokalipse. Weak and vulnerable, Terox absorbed his genetic makeup and acquired his leftover power, as well as absorbing Apokalipse into his bloodstream. Terox, now with God-like power, traveled back to his planet, wiping it completely out, and murdering many that came across him, gaining more and more power from each and every kill he made.

Eventually, Apokalipse began to resent Terox, and the two had multiple power struggles, which led to drastic consequences. Terox began to grow desperate to get him out of his system. 

The Rivers Family

Cole Rivers was born in 1953 by his two parents, Zeke and Linda Rivers.

By the time Cole had turned 7 months old, Zeke was drafted into the army to help serve in the Korean War, as things were beginning to get rough. This left Linda Rivers to take care of her son, Cole, alone. 

Linda kept in close touch with her husband; frequently, he sent her thoughtful letters, always ending them with "my one and only Linda." Linda would write back, but it became less and less frequently. Zeke kept sending letters, but began to worry something was awry, when she began to stop writing back. At home, Cole was a bored, lonely child. He would often play by himself in his room until his mother would feed him. Linda became very distressed and detached from everything; she would often leave the house during the middle of the night and take walks out on an abandon boardwalk nearby, and return at around 3 am.

As the new year passed by, Zeke stopped writing back to his wife, and sent his last letter, demanding a divorce and custody of their child whenever he got back from the fight. Linda saw the letter, but burned it. Cole had his first birthday alone; his mother left him alone in the house for the entire day, causing Cole to grow hungry, soil himself, and cry all day. One of the neighbors, Rosemary Pompass, constantly heard him crying, and would constantly see the very uncaring Linda leave her child alone. Eventually, Rosemary got sick of it; she went outside and towards the door, trying to open it, but realized it was locked; she grabbed a crowbar and smashed the door apart, stepping inside and seeing Cole trying to eat dust and dirt off the floor.

When Linda had returned, she called the police right away to report that her home had been broken into, and that her child, Cole, was missing. The police showed up, but found a tragic sight; Linda was scattered across the floor, with an outline of blood surrounding her. Oddly, there was no sign of injury or trauma or anything in the further autopsy analysis of her body; her death was pronounced as suicide. 

Shortly after her death, word got around to Zeke while at war. Zeke was very upset, but more so upset that his beloved son was missing. Zeke went missing in action towards the end of the war in 1955, and was presumably captured and beaten to death.

Cole's Life As An Orphan

In 1963, Cole's life was very rough; he had lost both of his parents not too far away, and had not known why or how, and was taken from them by Rosemary. Rosemary had quickly fled Glenndale and moved to Washington D.C., with her husband, Alfred. At the age of 10, Cole attended the 4th grade at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School. Cole had trouble making friends, as he was seen as a quiet, boring child, who often kept to himself, sitting at the swingset talking to himself. His grades, though, were surprisingly good for a child his age; his teacher, Mrs. Statford, had discussed with Rosemary and Alfred about bumping him up to 5th; they agreed.

Although it was more pressure on Cole, he succeeded in 5th grade, and he acquired tons of friends. He was popular for being the youngest kid in the 5th grade, and still maintained his good grade streak, especially in the field of science, particularly biology. 

When he had reached high school, in 1968, Cole immediately chose science as his ideal career path; he argued with Rosemary and Alfred about business, which they took and loved, but he denied it every time they brought it up. He hated his parents and the entire business field in general. Cole got himself into football as a hobby, becoming a very athletic and tough student at his school, often winning the games mainly by himself. His grades began to decline a bit, but his science remained extraordinaringly high. 

One day, Cole got home late from football practice, and noticed something bizzare; when he got home, he noticed that the coffee machine had been unplugged. This made him alarmed, as Rosemary was obsessed with coffee, and had a certain way of making it; she distributed it around their neighborhood as well, and her dream was to make her own coffee brand and selling it nationwide. Cole looked everywhere for Rosemary and Alfred, and went up to their room, noticing an etched sign in the door: WE NEED TO TALK, COLE. Cole immediately called the cops, who came over to his house, but the etched sign was gone. There was no trace of Alfred or Rosemary anywhere.

Attending Central City University

Cole quickly fled his home in Washington D.C. and moved to a small town in Oklahoma, with the nickname of the town being Boom City. Cole fell into a deep state of depression, trying to commit suicide over five times, but never could successfully do it. While in Boom City, living in a makeshift hotel and not attending a school, he met someone there, named Elise Potters. Elise felt sorry for him, and decided to take him into her home, feeding him and giving him a place to live. Cole began to have waking nightmares of the message at his former home in Washington D.C., dreaming up his dead parents coming at him, and then Rosemary and Alfred. Elise often called the hospital to make sure he was all right, and he was there for a couple of months.

He was diagnosed with minor schitzophrenia, and was put under medication, and weekly therapy sessions. At the age of 18, in 1971, he decided to move away from Boom City and get his life back on track; Elise suggested a fantastic new college that has been talked about everywhere in Central City, California. Elise offered to take him there, and he accepted, although he felt bad.

He instantly signed up to Central City University, after doing thorough research, and found that they had a prestigious biology program. While attending college, he began to flunk all of his other classes, even skipping a few, but remained alive and well in biology. Elise, surprising him, had also attended the college during sophomore year in 1972. The two became best friends, often goofing around with each other, and even sharing the same interests; unfortunately, though, lust ate both of them up, leading to Elise becoming pregnant with their first child.

The Rise of Apokalipse

The Birth of Ryan Rivers

When Ryan Rivers was born, Elise cared for him deeply; she would take time off of her classes just to buy food for him, watch him eat, and would frequently spoil him, usually purchasing all of the baby items. Ryan's favorite item was a toy toolbox, and he would often pretend he was taking apart the walls of their apartment or building something. Cole cared for his son deeply, but college began to get in the way, and he had to leave Ryan with Elise's friend, Lori, who had dropped out of college just after Ryan was born.

Ryan was fascinated by his father. Cole would show Ryan all of his homework and his textbook, and Ryan instantly fell in love with biology, just like his parents. He would love to watch all the science programs that played on TV, or playing with scientific toys. Elise would spend most of the time buying things, and Cole would spend most of the time showing his son what to do with them, or teach him things. It was a glorious relationship that Elise and Cole had, and their happy, bright son made them move forward. 

During their last year in college, things began to wind down; they were doing great in college. Cole continued his football career and became a runningback, while his girlfriend became the cheerleader captain. Lori would take Ryan to their games, and Ryan was so awestruck and astounded at what his parents would do. During their last game, Elise brought Ryan with her and cheered with him, raising him up on her shoulders. When Cole scored the winning touchdown, Cole brought Ryan with him to the field and did cheered around with him. That night, Cole and Elise were so happy and excited, they decided they wanted another son.

Daniel Rivers: Trouble in the Family

After Elise and Cole happily graduated with a master's degree and each got a GED in 1974, Elise fell into labor; Cole quickly took her to the hospital with Ryan to see their new child born. Elise was expected to have twins, but unfortunately, only one survived: this child was Daniel Rivers. Elise fell into a deep sorrow and depression that she lost her daughter; she had expected her to survive, and even purchased tons of baby girl clothes and toys. When they had gotten home, Elise and Cole argued; Elise blamed Cole for losing her daughter, and Cole tried to calm her down, but it failed; Elise packed some things up, and planned on leaving, but saw her sons both crying, and decided to stay.

Over the course of the summer, Elise begun to have seizures and psychotic episodes, more and more frequently as the months went by. Unfortunately for Cole, he had to take action; he called the Central City Asylum, where she was taken, and never brought home afterwards.

Cole, now alone and having to raise two children, went to Lori for help. Lori was a bit odd; she was obsessed with sexual contact, and often went to great lengths to seduce Cole, but he refused. The two dated for a while, and she had significantly helped out with his sons, but she tried to seduce Cole one night. He kicked her out of his house, and then fell into another depressive state. 

After failing to get multiple jobs in the biology field, he begun to lose hope; his two sons were doing all right, though, and had been very healthy. They would get along with each other, and rarely cause a fuss or throw fits. Cole, unfortunately, began to lose it. He had more and more frequenty waking nightmares of what had happened at Rosemary and Alfred's house, and it became too much for him to take it.

He immediately took his kids to a foster home without any explanation, supplying the foster home owners with everything he had owned, even accidental items he himself owned, and drove away quickly. He stayed up all night long, rocking in his chair, and humming to himself.

Eventually, he was overdue on his bills, and the power was shut off. His apartment was a huge mess; it was dirty almost everywhere, with food, bugs, and dust all over the floors, and cracks in the walls. One night, Cole awoke, hearing his name being whispered over and over, in different frequencies. He cut off his own ears, and laughed while doing so. He looked at himself in the mirror, and saw the words WE NEED TO TALK, COLE appear on it in his own blood from his ears. He quickly left his house, but his car caught fire, and he was shoved back inside by an invisible, unknown force. The door locked shut, and he was dragged down the hallway, screaming and clawing into the ground to break free. 

Cole turned around, seeing a red and black entity lifting him into the air. The entity introduced itself as Terox, and he ripped apart Cole one by one, and very slowly at that. Terox was drawn to him from the start, killing his mother, and driving his girlfriend insane. Terox left Cole's torn apart corpse in his house, and fled to find his two sons. Terox needed a vessel to use to place Apokalipse in before it consumed him.

Apokalipse Is Reborn

While being raised at the foster home, Ryan would often throw tantrums; he would get upset at the very sight of adults, and often throw toys around, scream, or purposely attack them. Daniel was a quiet child, and separated himself from his angry brother; Daniel liked to disobey certain rules and wander around the foster home unndetected and unsupervised, as he was curious about everything around him, since he was not yet a year old. 

Although, one day, Daniel crawled back inside of the foster home when recess was in session; every child and worker was outside, monitoring the children, and mingling amongst themselves. Unfortunately for Daniel, Terox had discovered the location of where he and Ryan were kept, and entered the facility. Daniel, spotting the sight of Terox, quickly began to scream and cry. Terox was reluctant to kill the young baby, but began to become curious about him. Terox analyzed the child's genes by digging his finger into his chest, causing the baby to fall unconscious and bleed. Terox noticed that Daniel had the genetic mutation his father had, but it was much, much more stronger and unstable; placing Apokalipse inside him would surely be the right fit. 

Daniel, unconsciously, absorbed Apokalipse into his bloodstream, and suddenly stopped crying. His wound healed, although he was still out cold. Terox laughed at his success, and then disappeared from the foster home, eyeing Ryan. The workers at the facility soon came in, and noticed that Daniel was up and about, as happy as can be. They put him in time out for sneaking back into the facility; although Apokalipse was now in Daniel, he retained no memories of his past life. 

Terox On Earth​

When He Arrived

Terox had arrived on Earth in 1953. Still struggling with Apokalipse, though trying to maintain living, he was desperate to get rid of him. Apokalipse was seething with anger and vengeance towards Terox for what he had done, as well as the amount of power Terox had inside of him had blinded Apokalipse. Terox massacred a few citizens, attempting to get rid of Apokalipse in any way, though he could not.

Eventually, Terox had reached the home of the Rivers. Without being detected, Terox altered a young Cole's genetic structure, though he was not yet mature enough, nor strong enough, to hold Apokalipse. Realizing that Cole was his only hope at survival in the near future, he kept him alive. However, he had to murder Linda Rivers in the process, and eventually began to stalk Cole throughout his life.

Making Cole's Life Hell

Terox was quite sadistic, and had wanted to have some "fun" with Cole's mentality and to mess up his life wherever he sought was necessary to do so. Though it took an incredibly long process for Apokalipse to gain full control of Terox, it was nearing its end. Terox murdered Rosemary and Alfred simply for fun, as well as to get a rise out of Cole. Knowing Cole would show, Terox teased him.

Eventually, Terox was also responsible for driving his lover, Elise, insane. He would constantly mess with her and make her seem crazy to the point where she was eventually gone; this, of course, was when Cole was no longer necessary to be alive. Terox quickly discovered the existence of his two sons, Ryan and Daniel Rivers.

Terox then disposed of Cole and sought out his two sons. Terox noticed that the genes he mutated from Cole had been copied and placed into Daniel. This was when Daniel was given Apokalipse. 

Leading to Mig's Birth

Ryan's Career In Biology

In 1996, after Ryan had successfully graduated from the Central City University just like his father, he wanted to continue his interests and went into the biological field. Ryan teamed up with a person he had met at college named Charles, who had memory loss when he was a child. The two formed a company, and both begun to conduct research on animal and human genetics.

Ryan, at this time, had found a girlfriend during college named Virginia Nathan, and the two shared a special bond. They instantly connected through their love of running track and field, and also an interest in nonfiction novels. Charles had no luck with women; he met Ryan on the first day of college, and the two clicked, having almost exactly the same interests. Charles had recently moved to Central City, after hearing about the still-amazing biology course at the university. 

Ryan provided his girlfriend with enough financial aid, and together they bought a home, and tons of new furniture. Virginia found a job in literature, writing novels based on her husband's research notes. Ryan was a success in his career field, and was invited by other senior biologists and asked to give presentations on his research with human and animal genetics. Charles, unfortunately, didn't have much luck; although he traveled with Ryan on some of his trips, he did not personally get invited to anything. 

Trying to reach out to his brother, Daniel, Ryan often invited him over for dinner, or to presentations to biologists, but no such luck happened with him. Eventually, Ryan began to worry for his brother, but did not let personal matters affects his important research, or his wife's success as a nonfiction novelist.

The Gamma File

Daniel, on the other hand, had much more important matters at hand; Daniel had graduated from Central City University with a big interest in the field of technology. Daniel was also a bit of a chick magnet; he would often go to parties and get laid with many different woman, but he began to grow out of that, and wanted to start a job. Having found no such luck, he was contacted by the leader of a project known as the Gamma File. Peculiar, Daniel headed off to the meeting location, which was located in the Arizona desert.

He began to become suspicious, however. He showed up in the desert, but found no one or anything in sight, until he was suddenly pinged on his phone. A blue and black car drove up to greet him, but then the blue and black coloration grew off the car, and revealed itself to be a living organism. Startling Daniel, the organism revealed itself to be a Galvanic Mechamorph known as Tekk. He described the Gamma File as an extremely important matter, and needed only the best of the best for the task. Daniel agreed, though he was unsure what to think or do. He had known aliens existed, but had never seen one until now, as he had forgotten about the appearance of Terox when he was at a young age.

Tekk took Daniel to the very Western edge of Canada, illegally. Daniel began to ponder his decision to join the Gamma File project, but he was promised money to pay for a house, a home, and insurance. Tekk stopped atop a large hill, with a grate in the center of it. Tekk stopped out, and opened up the grate, exposing a large ladder that led down into the ground; Daniel was shocked, and also impressed. Tekk led him down to a large, underground facility, that seemed much more technologically savvy than the rest of the world. 

Three other workers were there, one being an older man with a curly beard; he introduced himself as Y, and said his true name was no longer of importance. The other worker was in a full body suit, with a large mask covering its face. It revealed itself as a Conductoid named 1nput, and that was all he needed to know. A female worker was also there, and she was also human; Tekk introduced her as Dani.

Y, 1nput, and Tekk revealed the plans for the Gamma File; they were going to create a powerful device that harnessed the power to transform one species to another at will, in its earliest stages. The project begun in the facility, but it began to go awry. Radiation poisoning was a big issue for Daniel, Y, and Dani. Eventually, Dani passed out on the ground, and turned into a puddle of acid. Tekk disposed of her carefully, and Daniel began to fear for his own safety, although he was seemingly not harmed at all during the process. Y, though, had proper experience beforehand, and knew the right safety protocols.

Creation of the Gammatrix

After a year of constant, consistent work on the Gamma substance and various alien DNA that Tekk had retrieved, it was finally made a reality; Daniel had discovered a key component, which was only found in the human genome. They mixed the Gamma substance the alien DNA together, and it was now fully functioning. Tekk decided he wanted to test it, but had only told Daniel about it. He was worried that Y and 1nput were beginning to grow "untrustworthy, and a big concern to the entire operation." His suspicions turned out to be true; Y broke into the facility's safe room, where the Gamma energy was stored, and attempted to take it for himself. Tekk subdued him in time, but had not know that 1nput was in the room.

1nput brutally injured Tekk, shocking his inner nerve system, and causing him to become temporarily paralyzed. 1nput took the container of Gamma energy and sprinted off with it, only to find that it was slowly growing unstable, due to the nature of its creation. Daniel had noticed something was wrong when Tekk had not responded to his four distress calls, and immedately went into the facility. He saw 1nput exposing himself to the Gamma energy, and attempted to stop him, but it was far too late. 1nput began to mutate extremely, glancing at Daniel, pleading for help. He warned Daniel about the Gamma energy and then vanished. 

The Gamma energy began to break free from its container and spread around everywhere like a virus. Daniel, not affected one bit, managed to get enough of the Gamma energy into its watch-like container for safe keeping. He quickly sprinted down to the safe room, noticing that Y was dead; Tekk was still gravely injured, and the loose Gamma energy was poisoning him even more. Daniel took Tekk with him and quickly left the facility to rot away, and went out above ground to be safe. Tekk warned him specifically to destroy the Gamma energy before it consumed him and grew powerful enough, but there was also no way of destroying it without it breaking free in some quantity. 

Daniel had to leave Tekk in his condition unfortunately, and fled the area. Worrying of being poisoned and taking part in such a dangerous project, Daniel fell unconscious in the swimming pool at his apartment complex, but he was quickly found and taken to the ER immediately by a good samaritan. Ryan and Virginia quickly arrived at the hospital to see Daniel, and were shocked to see that he angrily blew them off.

Ryan & Virginia Get Married

In 1995, Ryan decided to settle down on his research, and gave Charles an extended vacation. He and Virginia both took a break from their jobs, and finally decided that they should get married. Ryan had not known how to approach her with the ring, and tried telling Daniel about it, but he had ignored him on purpose. The two brothers eventually got into a heated argument about why Daniel hated him and was so careless, in which Daniel punched Ryan in the face and the two stopped talking after that moment.

Ryan, very upset about his brother, had decided to save the ring for another moment; a few months after their falling out, Ryan spent more and more time with Virginia, and felt that it was the perfect time. He took Virginia to her favorite restaurant and hid the ring in the check, which he specifically told the waiter to bring to his wife. She opened it up and noticed the ring, in which he took it and proposed. She said yes almost instantly, and the two hugged and kissed; the servers gave them free cake, and wished them good luck.

Ryan and Virginia quickly planned their wedding; Virginia talked to her sisters about a dress, and where exactly to get married, while Ryan talked to his former friends from college. He went to his brother's apartment, and Daniel and him soon hugged it out, and Daniel agreed to go to his brother's wedding. After the two got married, they decided to go on a honeymoon to Paris, France in early 1996. 

Mig Enters the World

While on their honeymoon, Virginia and Ryan decided that they had wanted a child, and decided to make it happen; once they got back in America, Ryan had gone back to working; Charles had congratulated him about his marriage and his wife's pregnancy, and seemed to become very interested in their child being born.

In November, Virginia had fallen into labor, and Ryan quickly took her to the hospital, where their son, Miguel Rivers, was born. Miguel Rivers was an astounding baby, and a good one at that; Ryan retired from his job once more to help take care of his son. One day, Ryan and Virginia both decided to go out and have a good time, as Mig was now a year old, in 1997. Ryan pleaded Daniel to watch over Mig, in which he reluctantly agreed. Daniel shortly arrived at the Rivers household, and Ryan and Virginia wished their baby boy goodbye for the evening.

Daniel loved his nephew, and took great care of him that night; although, something rather strange had happened. Daniel had a very bad migraine, and decided to lay down. While laying down, he hit his head on a folder, and he lifted it up, curiously. Inside were Ryan's research notes. A secret flap revealed itself inside of the folder; Daniel opened it up, and saw pictures of his father, Cole, and his mother, Elise, at a young age. He also saw a picture of Ryan and Charles, smiling together at the camera, with their building in the background.

Examining the photos, a few images began to flash through Daniel's mind while observing them; pictures of Terox's face, his parents dying, 1nput disappearing, and the image of Apokalipse inside of him began flashing inside of his head, and he began to scream, and threw the folder down. He felt around in his pocket and pulled out the container and the Gamma energy, and then looked at Mig, who was laughing and curiously looking up at his uncle. Daniel began to cry and whimper, and then he looked back at the research notes. 

Thinking that the Gamma energy was beginning to mess with his mind, he had to store it somewhere; he laid Mig down on the table, constantly apologizing to him. He quickly poured the energy down Mig's throat, and he began to cry and choke. Daniel hugged him tightly, and noticed that Mig slowly began to return back to normal. With the burden of the Gamma energy lifted off his shoulders, Daniel's migraine went away, and Ryan and Virginia soon returned home, thanking Daniel for watching over him.

Terox's Gambit

Ryan Back at Work

During Mig's early childhood and growing up, he began to exhibit weird behaviors; he would sometimes cough extremely badly, have seizures, and scream in pain when nothing seemed to be wrong. Virginia and Ryan began to worry for their son, and traced the origins of the behaviors back to the night Daniel came over to the babysit their son; Ryan, furious and upset, called Daniel at his new home in Central City to come over, and he did. Virginia, Ryan, and Daniel sat down and discussed Mig's behaviors; Daniel broke down.

Daniel explained to his brother and sister-in-law about the Gamma energy, Tekk, Y, 1nput, and Dani, and then told them about putting the Gamma energy into Mig for safe keeping. Ryan beat up Daniel, constantly screaming and hitting him for what he did to their son. The two eventually hugged and cried to each other, exclaiming their sorries. Mig, on the other hand, had no idea what was going on.

At the age of 6, in 2002, Virginia and Ryan sat down with Mig and told them what happened to him and what he has; he worried about dying, but his parents had not known what would become of him; his seizures became extremely bad, leading to Virginia and Ryan to decide that Ryan would go back to work, but devote his research now to his son's genome, and a way to get out the energy, or at least prolong his death in any way possible.

Ryan arrived back at work the next day, and noticed that Charles was there. Charles, curious wondered why he had brought his son with him to work, and Ryan said he had to let Charles go, as it was now a personal operation. Ryan excused himself to go to the restroom, where he cried. Charles, looking at Mig with curiosity, laid him down on the operation table. Sensing that he had Gamma energy stored within in, Charles wanted it for himself, as it would make him whole, since he was actually Terox and taking Apokalipse out to store in Daniel took out 90% of his energy. Terox locked Ryan in the bathroom to prevent him for interfering so he could have enough time examining what to do with Mig.

The Night It Happened 

Terox, doing the same thing he initially did with Daniel, dug his hand into his chest. Mig screamed in shear agony, trying to break free from Terox's pain, but could not do it. Ryan broke the door down and saw Terox still disguised as Charles. Scared and worried, Ryan shoved Terox to the side and grabbed Mig off the operation table, who was still wincing and bleeding out significantly. Terox fled the scene before Ryan could do anymore damage; this infuriated Terox immensely.

Ryan quickly ran to the parking lot and jumped into his car, putting Mig in first, and then slammed the door shut behind him, quickly driving away without putting on any seatbelts. Terox, infuriated, followed them from behind, this time removing his Charles disguise, as it was no longer needed for what he was about to do.

When Ryan and Mig arrived home, Virginia was stunned, and began to ball. Her first instinct was to grab Mig and hold him tight, and then look at Ryan. Ryan quickly pushed them into the house, locking the door shut, and falling down on the floor, throwing up and crying. Virginia put Mig in his room, for the moment, and then talked to Ryan in their room, demanding what the hell had happened, why, and what to do next. Ryan could not speak to her, and instead called Daniel, telling him to come and get Mig, and then ended the call. Unfortunately, they had not known that Terox had followed them all the way home. Terox knocked on the door first, and then blew the entire front wall apart.

Terox ran inside, and quickly ran into their room. He laughed immensely, looking at Virginia, and then back at Ryan. Virginia ran out of the room, but Terox got her first, snapping her legs, and then throwing her at the wall, twisted her spine in the process, ultimately killing her in an instant. Ryan, pleading and balling, fell to his knees on the ground, and then looked behind him at Mig's room. He tried to crawl to it, but Terox slammed his fingers into his back, paralyzing him. Mig opened up the door to his room, and looked at it, seeing Terox eye to eye.

Terox noticed the anger and fear coming from Mig, and sensed that the Gamma energy had already combined with his DNA, and thus was becoming unstable at each given moment. He needed Mig alive for the time being, and could not kill him, as then the unstable energy would prove to kill Terox if he chose to absorb it anyway. He teleported Mig out of the house, and then grabbed onto Ryan. He slapped his hand on Ryan's forehead, and began to genetically mutate him every single way possible. Ryan screamed in pain, glowing red and black all over, and choking on himself. 

Terox removed his hand from Ryan, and he began to transform. Ryan, now becoming Kurss, emitted an explosion from his body, destroying the house in a gigantic shockwave; Kurss fled the scene instantly, and Terox hid from a slight distance, watching the young Mig crying in his front lawn. Daniel arrived shortly, gasping and crying at the sight of the destroyed home, and quickly snatched Mig from the lawn, putting him in his car, and driving away. 

The Goal of Terox

Where Terox Has Been

After Terox had ridden himself of Apokalipse, he was notably weaker than how he normally would be. Terox had attempted to become a member of human society and to study it, but he found it was pointless and it no longer interested him. He left Earth briefly. 

While he had been busy these past few years, he also managed to hear about Tekk, who had traveled to Earth. He heard rumors that Tekk had immense power with him, and Terox had begun to want this. Eventually, Terox had heard about Ryan Rivers's biology career, and grew interested in this. He made his way into Central City and he had seen Dan, whom he instantly recognized now housed Apokalipse.

While there, Terox befriended a man by the name of Sly Shreen, who had similar viewpoints as he did. Terox posed as a human to be around him, and later decided to make Sly a sort of minion for himself. He genetically altered Sly, causing him to gain the powers he had, and thus became Pslycho. Pslycho, at first, resented Terox, but quickly grew to appreciate him. 

Sabotaging the Gamma File

Terox and Pslycho had stalked Dan to keep an eye on Apokalipse. Terox wanted to awaken Apokalipse and have him become his minion, or child, as well. Terox planned to acquire the Gamma energy himself. Terox sent Pslycho to retrieve the one who held Apokalipse, as well as the Gamma energy, though he failed to give Pslycho the proper instructions and the one who held Apokalipse.

Pslycho attacked each member of the Gamma File, aside from Dan, hoping to find Apokalipse. While he could not, Pslycho attempted to steal the Gamma energy, but noticed it could very well kill him. Terox knew that it was too unstable in its pure form, and decided to send Pslycho back. However, 1nput became aware of his presence and what was happening. Pslycho and 1nput faced off against one another while 1nput attempted to raise the alarms, though Pslycho quickly manipulated his mind, altering it completely.

Terox and Pslycho continued to keep a close eye on the Gamma File as well as Dan. When the Gamma File had dramatically gone awry, Terox spotted Dan getting away, but he knew it was no use going after both of the items he wanted; it was not yet time, until the Gamma energy was placed into Mig's bloodstream, eventually maturing and becoming stable enough to acquire.