Di/Max, Di, FreWEr Device
Don "Major Deej" Finger
(as Di) 1974; (as Max Setting) 16 June 2018
Matt Maxwell (FreWEr Creator, deceased)
Simius (Di Creator)
Not too long ago, Matt Maxwell, a robotics genius devised a robot capable of using Frequency Wave Ergavator Radiation (FreWER) to alter a target's DNA, biochemistry and neural activity. It was a massive achievement, however, science moralists considered it an invasion to human and animal primacy. As such, he was ostracized from the science community.
Years later, he perfected the design and gave it a mentality and visage of his favorite character form the 1980s known as "Max Headroom". Programmed to be helpful and not hurtful, "Max Setting" was created and sent out into the superhero community to 'make a difference' with its FreWEr Device.
With a Di-spherical Module that is powered and flies via neutron power and mini-anti-gravity generators (all devised by an acquaintance of his named Simius) called "Di", coupled with Matt Maxwell's FreWER device and holographic representation, the new 'Max Setting' was now capable of flying about and projecting himself anywhere within 200 yards of the Di sphere using the holographic projectors. As such, he initially called their conjoined named as "Di/Max". In the event the "Max" portion of the programming ever failed for some reason or another, "Di" was able to be recalled and/or controlled by Simius who had setup a backup controller allowing himself to either verbally control the sphere or use a hand held control device, whichever is needed most).
In the first several attempts of Di and Max Setting attempting to 'do good' in Oakland, California's street gang neighborhoods, they both nearly got destroyed each time, forcing the police to intervene and tell Di/Max Setting to 'stay out of Oakland'. After that, Max attempted to perform several humanitarian missions like helping to get a cat out of a tree, only for the cat to freak out and jump in front of a moving van, squashing the cat. Nonetheless to say, Max's logical programming wasn't adding up, leading it to the conclusion that its actions were 'dangerous' rather than helpful. Matt Maxwell, already feeling disgraced and vilified by his own community, instead, went out to 'learn' what he was doing wrong and ignorantly went into an Oakland, California neighborhood that was a notorious criminal hot spot. Once there, Matt expected to take 'data' on the goings-on of the gangs and attempt to use that information to better program Di/Max. Instead, Matt was instead mugged, robbed, beaten and knifed to death by the 'Kut & Kilz' Gang in a back alley.
Matt Maxwell died without realizing his dream. Simius, the only other person that seemed to have befriended Matt, took care of the funeral arrangements...a funeral no one else showed up at other than the priest, two gravediggers, Simius and Di/Max.
Saddened by the turn of events, Simius didn't know what to do with Di/Max after that and decided to simply shut it down for good. Minutes before Simius was going to shutdown Di/Max, he saw a live TV broadcast of a superhero named "Protechtor" who was trying to stop a band of villains, mercenaries and thugs from doing damage to San Francisco. With that, Simius instead took Di/Max and rapidly went to the scene hoping to help the hero.
Once at the scene, several other heroes showed up to help Protechtor. Together, these heroes all beat the attackers at the site of the Protectors' HQ in mere minutes. Sadly, a few dozen other villains, mercs and thugs got a away, however, a bloodied and beaten Protechtor still found the strength to lead these other heroes (and Di/Max) to help the police in stopping any more evil acts that night. During the attacks, Di/Max was subjected to several unique weapons blasts; blasts that seemed to have damaged...or fixed...a lot of its coding and functions. As such, Di/Max itself stopped several thugs and mercs from hurting others, one of which was caught by a live TV crew showing the Max Setting holographics being used to lead the villains away from people and then fighting and defeating the villains. It was a broadcast sensation. 12 hours later, the team's task were done, with the police, Protechtor, the other heroes, including Di/Max, were all lauded as heroes.
Not long after that, Max Setting (now no longer using "Di" in the naming association, and instead almost always showing up in public as a holographic image thereafter) and the other heroes were awarded the key to the city and proclaimed as part of "Protectors Day" by the Mayor of San Francisco. Days later, Max Setting officially joined Protechtor as a new "Protector" and moved into the legendary Protectors HQ.
Today, Max Setting is a valuable member of the team. Its AI programming has expanded exponentially, learning the ways of humans, civilization and morality and as such has been an excellent hero in the making. Although Max is usually operating in the HQ as the 'man in the chair' (since it doesn't sleep), he continues to go on missions with the team as often as possible.
On a side note, "Di" has started showing independent operations against Max Setting's FreWEr Device. Di has shown a little independent action, shadowing Simius, helping Simius more readily than Max does. One would think Di was in love with Simius...but it's only a Di-spherical Module, primarily controlled by Max Setting...right?
Power Origin: Technology
All of Max Setting's powers are based on equipment (see below).
Limited Independent Artificial Intelligence (LIAI) programmed module of incredible reason and intellect (programmed by Simius)
Contains mini-anti-gravity generators, allowing it to hover in place or fly at a max speed of 4,000 mph (in atmosphere) or 200,000 mph (in space)
Protected by fantastically strong composite material armoring
Contains a several holographic emitters linked to an internal miniature holographic generator and controller (see Holographic Imager below)
Creates incredible 3D-quality holographic projections that can be displayed up to a maximum range of 200 yards in a 360 degree radius from Di
Casts the "Max Setting" holographic projection when the Max Setting Program is running
Can be used to make Di visually invisible at an incredible level, but will still be able to be tracked via sonar/radar or heightened senses regarding spatial displacement
Max Setting program
- A related image close to "Max Headroom" character look, but different
- Can be cast in normal size (6' tall), small size (3" size projected on people's shoulders, tables etc.) or large size (30' tall)
Frequency Wave Ergavator Radiation (FreWER) Device
Remarkable energy and illusion-based functions:
Create illusions as 3D images to include people, places, locations, text, etc.to make others with a perception or intuition of remarkable or less to believe the images in front of them are real.
Siphons power (15% every several seconds) from alternate resources and discharges, redistributes or retains said siphoned energy, including health
Can stimulate a human body's adrenal glands to become 20% faster for 20 seconds each
Can create an excellent force field in and around Di up to 20 yards in radius against all forms of attack except psionic and magic
Combining force fields and illusion control, it can create BASIC shapes with force fields and overlay 3D holographics over them to 'create' solid representations of the illusions, which are very helpful with radar/sonar. Combined though, the 3D holographics and force fields are only typical in strength and perception
Can transfer and/or convert energy to other people and/or objects (10% transfer allotment/several seconds)
Audio amplifier (increased sound transmissions to speakers at 400% (no greater than typical level sonic effect), allowing for audible messages to boom for over 4 miles in standard atmosphere.
Geo-spatial Engineering (Master)
Tactical Combat (Master)
Aerial Combat (Master)
Academia (Doctorate) (access to trillions of items of data via internet/digital resources)