Dr. Addler

The remains of humanity in a research facility turned into a bizarre clinic

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a character in “The War After”, as played by MartinVole


“primum non nocere.”

Name: Hayden Lucjan Addler

Age: 30

Gender: Male


A man with obsession with the preservation of life, he is duty bound as a doctor, no matter what it means to care for his patients, as well as his abnormal staff. He shows more care towards preserving the purity of organics than resorting to cybernetics, and shows reluctance, even disdain, towards robotics. The loss of his human staff had some impact on him, perhaps having watched his coworkers die had a severe traumatic effect, driving him somewhat crazy.

Despite his dubious practice, he adheres to a moral code of conduct, and has a truly compassionate quality that is honestly dedicated to the greater good.


Once a promising figure in the field of medical science, he was held with high esteem, coming from a wealthy background helping to push him along. At a young age, he had succeeded in being a profound physician. Success became maddened obsession, making the one time he'd fail to save a patient, the catalyst required to fall over the edge.

Obsessed with the preservation of life as the world around him had gone to hell, he became involved in a cult owning a massive facility, and a practitioner in blending medical science and arcane magical practice, becoming involved in the secretive Genesis Project. Still being a good man at heart, he found the error in his new found friends, especially his partner, Dr. Hulson, whom disagreements with became more and more violent. Hulson saw their experiments as tools and weapons to establish a new rule and society, and to live as gods over a new land, and Hayden simply wanted a better world, and seeing his partner's goals threatening it, had to make yet another breach in his Hippocratic Oath, and took the man's life with a single shot from the back.

Now he lives in the facility, resuming his work as a physician, along with the bizarre creatures that have become his staff, in hope he can make this world a better place. Feared by some, who have dubbed him "Doctor Monster."

Among his prized staff is one referred to as Nurse Lumina, a seemingly humanoid female being completely wrapped in white and blue flowing clothes and a face covered in a blue triangular visor. A being capable of using healing magic.

Another, often locked away out of sight is referred to as Basalah, locked in a room for "misbehaving." Has a strange relationship with the doctor, and displays anger towards Lumina.

So begins...

Dr. Addler's Story


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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Allyson Beckett

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Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat...

The sound of hurried light patter of small feet was barely audible over the much louder city life. Running rather nimbly through the rough n' tumble was an unusual sight, a tall figure dressed fully in white-and-blue, body covered in a light-blue zipped jumpsuit, giving the vague impression of a female form, and over the suit was an open flowing white lab coat. The face of the figure was obscured by a triangular visor, and a hood even hid the back of her head. Clothes looked fairly clean, cleaner than typical at least, with only minor tearing. The figure was carrying a large duffel bag as well, filled with supplies of some sort, and handling it pretty well.

"Ey, watch it!" a man yelled as the figure gracefully spun around to avoid bumping into him. As she did so, the coat revealed the back of the figure, a black symbol on the back of the suit resembling a stylized arrow pointing down with the number 17. To the few that have seen this symbol before, or at least were vaguely familiar, would know of some horror stories of a wartime bio-engineering facility, and a mad doctor operating just on the outskirts. "The hell?" the man mumbled, as the figure turned to quietly bow to him briefly, before sprinting off again, leaving him and a few others befuddled by the encounter.

This figure, as a name-tag dangling from the coat would indicate, possessed only the name of Lumina, and also apparently considered a physician herself by the inclusion of a nurse title. She was here to perform errands on behalf of the mad doctor himself, Dr. Hayden Addler. This would also imply, also, that the elegant form behind the suit was something not quite human, given the good doctor's reputation. Regardless, she had money, and was causing no harm, and yet, not all are okay with even that.

Making her way out, she happened by a bar, catching the aftermath of some sort of scuffle that occurred recently. She stopped, watching as a couple men came limping out the building. She tilted to the side, watching them curiously, them on the other hand being in far too much pain, and far too defeated to really pay much attention to their surroundings. Then a third, an sheepish fellow with thick glasses, holding his jaw, apparently, by his shifting eyes, in search of someone to attend to his painful situation.

Pat, pat, pat, pat...

The man soon had a shadow cast over him as Lumina now loomed over him, staring deeply at him. He nearly fell back at the figure's sudden approach, bracing for the worst as two gloved hands reached out for him, barely hiding the small claws on their tips. Jabs of pain would go through his head as the being felt his bruised face, only to utter confused and pained grunts. Shortly after, forcing the man's mouth open slightly, pressing a thumb inside his mouth and over a molar, the other holding his head still, and in a quick motion, and pop, pushes the jaw straight and then lifts up relocating it, before letting the man go and drop to a sitting position on the ground, holding his face in shock of what just transpired, and within only a few seconds.

"You stopped, what are you doing?" a tired man's voice popped through a communication device in the visor. Lumina tilted her head putting a finger on the side of her head where an ear would be for a human. "That is not a place to linger, the locals aren't exactly known for their... hospitality."


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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Aster "Siren" Thrace Character Portrait: Allyson Beckett Character Portrait: Lynn Harper Character Portrait: Captain Invictus

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Lumina who was previously paying attention to her superior would now find herself catching sight of a large war machine hovering through the city. "R-Ro-," she muttered, the first utterance she has made in quite some time. The mouse of a man had likely crawled away by now, likely to evade any kind of fee for the... likely mutant nurse's services.

"What was that? No, never mind, I can see it from here. Just ignore it, we don't get involved with... automatons," the doctor said to Lumina, a clear tone of discontent at mention of the machine. It was no mystery that the doctor had little to no regard for mechanical entities, aside from as tools, machinery to him would never replace the delicate subtleties of biology. "Besides, who knows, it may mark you as a threat or something. You wouldn't exactly radiate a human signal, regardless of noble intent. Best to be on the safe side and return immediately."

Lumina sighed, but wouldn't be disobedient, and took off again at a decent pace, keeping watch on the machine for any movement. Her destination was to make her way back to the clinic, the supplies in tow were of importance to maintain the medical machinery, and... other facility operations.


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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Lynn Harper Character Portrait: Captain Invictus

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Lynn listened to what the machine - referring to itself as Invictus - had to say in response. She nodded along to its chatter in a bid to be polite, though she made a mental note to keep an eye out for anything resembling a flying red skull, on the off chance that there were other remnants of the same battles that Invictus had taken part in.

“Indeed... I suppose payment would be difficult to negotiate,” she mused. “Perhaps barter, though if you were here looking for parts then I'm not sure you'd have something that might interest me...”

The technician's gaze turned to the door of the bar as she heard it open, revealing a robed woman in a curious mask who appeared to gawk at Invictus for a moment, before briskly walking off. A strange-looking woman indeed, but as Lynn herself was hardly one to talk, she paid it little mind. There were more important matters at hand. She folded her arms, brow furrowed in thought. Perhaps... yes, it was a long shot, but she needed whatever leads she could get her hands on.

“Come to think of it... I might be interested in some information. Whatever you may know of a certain kind of pre-collapse technology. If not, then I could always hire your assistance in exchange for the repairs. Speaking of which, surely there must be an intact hangar bay somewhere in this derelict. Any idea if there might be some proper equipment on the upper levels, Invictus?”


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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Lynn Harper Character Portrait: Captain Invictus

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Technology?...Oh right, they were inside some sort of ship. And information...Of course! He has been alive for quite a long while! He knew plenty of things! And in exchange he could get fixed up. Of course anything regarding his army will be classified but this could work.

"I see...You desire information. But of course, I can tell you about many different things. Like this ship, by its design it’s a capital ship, perhaps a flagship...It must have been hit by a multitude of kinetic weaponry once its shields broke down...Judjing by its location and state the upper decks might be stable...With all the rubble in the way it might be hiding a large enough hanger for my form along with untouched parts...Or it may contain...Enemy soldiers hiding in the shadows!...Wait...No in that case people would have sent a distress signal and be evacuated...We might find skeletons instead. But I accept these terms in exchange for being repaired!” The machine spoke.

Of course it’s sensors picked up the sight of a female humanoid figure walking. How strange...Looked like a doctor. Well he was machine so doctors was not the best for him. Oh well.


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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Lynn Harper Character Portrait: Captain Invictus

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Just on the outskirts of Scrapyard City, a worn down building barely stood above the dust, a worn insignia on the door, D17, designated its previous functions as a subterranean research facility. Thanks to the crash, however, much of the lower levels have fallen into ruin, along with much of the staff, leaving only the upper floors still accessible, now functioning more as a... somewhat dubious medical facility.

Pretty well the only living human that remains in the facility is Doctor Hayden Addler. To the very few that know him, he's a strange but kind man, to others, he is seen as a mad doctor cast straight from the tales of Frankenstein.

He stood at the sliding doors of the facility, mouth covered to protect against the dust, awaiting Lumina's return with the supplies, while keeping a watch. Now that she had incentive, she hurried along, exiting the city and skidding down into the wastes at a quick pace to her superior's position, all handled with more grace than typical of a human. The doctor knew what he was doing, sending her instead of any others to retrieve supplies. She was perfect for errands, a sleek delicate form in appearance that does not inspire fear, while still strong enough to carry back any needed supplies.

She stood in front of the doctor, materials in tow. "hAy!" she yelped joyfully in an endearing, if not somewhat shrill voice.

"A bit late, aren't you?" Hayden asked rhetorically, folding his arms and giving the nurse a stern look. She, in turn lowered her head. He sighed and rubbed his forehead. "Well..." he continued, shrugging his shoulders and softening his tone, patting her on the head. "I'm... sure you had your reasons, but you know how important these parts are. These cannisters should keep things going for a while longer," he said, taking the bag from Lumina, straining a bit and nearly stumbling back from its weight. Lumina shudders, ready to help him should he stumble, or at least continue carrying the bag for him. "I'm... fine! This is nothing!"

With that the two prepared to enter the facility. Hayden taking a glance back at Scrapyard City as he headed in. "Just goes to show you, though... machines are such a clumsy reliance. That is why I take liberties to make a few confiscations here and there to make sure something doesn't blow up. Safety, my dear Lumina, it save lives, whether they appreciate it or not."