In the early 21st Century, clandestine special-operations and counter-conspiracy group PERSEVERANCE suddenly went completely offline. Suddenly absent was the only force which could defend the world from extraterrestrial threats, rampaging supersentient AI, exonormal human bioweapons, DNA-stealers, and others who would destroy free will itself. What remained was the organization's contingency plan: their most elite agent JASON CARPENTER, codename RESOLUTE.
Jason battled on his own for nearly a year, facing a multitude of foes and undergoing deadly trials which nearly claimed his life dozens of times. He fought solo in the most devastating exonormal invasion in history, almost sacrificing everything to destroy the enemy's invasion force. Only the bizarre revelation that his organization still drew breath had saved his life...but the truth itself practically destroyed it regardless.
The fact was that Perseverance had not been neutralized, but rather, in a form of stasis. It had grown, in secret, into a new group: DETERRENCE. Its objective was to end crises before they could even begin, to avert the sorts of mass-casualty conflicts involved in full-blown exonormal war.
According to the books, Jason Carpenter is retired. He's touted as the ideal man, the standard to which all Deterrence troops are held. He is their icon, their inspiration, their model, their hero. He has attained that which they are all taught to desire: a world in which he is no longer needed. He has peace.
But reality is more complex. Deterrence may not be enough to deal with the sinister machinations of the TRULY UNKNOWN. The world still needs protection. Conspiracy is everywhere. Even the HYPERCORPORATION may be compromised, or one day, become a threat itself. Or perhaps the threats will evolve to match its new strategies, elude its overwhelming firepower. Deterrence works in the light because it can afford to. But it can't afford to work in the shadows anymore.
Only one man can. He's unsanctioned, unknown, and facing impossible odds...just the way he likes it.
His code name is NEMO.
Paraphernalia - Advanced Attire
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Paraphernalia - Signature Weapon
For Jason's old bio, check here.