List of characters in Cy-boar
The following is a list of characters in the comic book series Cy-boar.
- Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
An ordinary boar who was taken into a secret government research facility and experimented on. These experiments and military training molded Cy-Boar into a deadly weapon.
Cy-Boar realized that he was being controlled though, and broke free...
Now, he is trying to figure out where he belongs in this world. He thinks like a human, but can't live among them. He looks like a boar, but is no longer one of them. So far, he values the Project's other experiments as potential friends and is trying to find and help them.
In addition to his skills, Cy-Boar is equipped with titanium armor plating, a multi-spectral camera-eye, grappling hook, computer interface and other cybernetic gadgets.
A squirrel was caught in a trap and found by the scientists at the Project. In a story very similar to Cy-Boar's, Squirrel was genetically altered and trained in a number of military skills. The scientists tried to brainwash him, but Squirrel resisted their brainwashing and escaped into the surrounding forest. After staying out of sight for a long time, he finally revealed his existence to several humans in a remote bayou swamp, and befriended them.
He found Cy-Boar unconscious and near death in a swamp, and convinced his human friends to aid the big guy. He has remained Cy-Boar's friend since then.
A Major General (2 star) in the US Army, Trevor is in charge of "The Project". the top-secret R & D facility that produced Cy-Boar and many other innovations of questionable morality.
Trevor doesn't care whether the US is fighting Communism or Terrorism. He firmly believes that animals are the future of warfare. Without direct approval from Washington, he has put much of his budget into the creation and training of his genetically altered animals. Currently, he is testing many different animals to determine which will make the most effective warfighters.
A lifetime military man, Trevor first got the idea for these animal warriors while on a recon patrol back in Nam. His squad was pinned down by an enemy machine gun nest. They would have been mowed down if they had left their cover, but they would have been surrounded if they waited there too long. Trevor strapped dynamite to a nearby water-buffalo and sent it toward the enemy gun. The enemy didn't suspect the bovine and were blown to smithereens. After this encounter, Trevor remained convinced that animals could some day do all of the fighting for man.
He hopes to soon unveil his creations and be awarded the Nobel peace prize for his contribution to keep humans out of the wars of the future. (Trevor is, of course, delusional.)
The world's foremost researcher in genetic modification, Dr. Hudenpol wants his genetic experiments to benefit science. Unfortunately, his financial backers are only interested in the military applications of his research. At their direction, he has concentrated his research for 35 years on the mapping and manipulation of DNA. He is the lead scientist on this project.
Although people often think Hudenpol is of German ancestry, he was actually born in London, England and now resides with his family in Atlanta (when not working at The Project).
Farmer Jeb Brown
A Good-Ol-Boy who fondly remembers the Great Depression and tries his best to tend the fields of his small farm...
Jeb and his wife are retired and live on his small pension and army benefits. Although his wife would like to move to Florida, Jeb stubbornly refuses to leave his small farm.
Along with developing genetically modified animals, The "Project" also developed tactical implants for humans. These modified humans were often trained with the animals to determine if the exotic animals were any more effective in combat situations than a human would be.
Cyber-Claw was the first of these experimental cyborgs to be approved for use in combat situations. Behind the fancy armor, Cyber-Claw is Sgt. Raymond Escobedo, a decorated special forces soldier with Airborne and SEAL training. Once mastering his new implants, Raymond came to think of himself as a monstrous killing machine. Cyber-Claw preferred to viciously maul opponents with his retractable climbing claws, rather than use his powerful arm-mounted cannons. His superiors admired his killer attitude, but didn't realize how mentally unbalanced he had become. Cyber-Claw was killed in a poorly-planned brawl against Cy-Boar which he could have easily won if he had remembered his years of training.
The head of Miami's underground crime syndicate, "Sylvio Quintero" has his hands in a range of illegal activities including drug smuggling, racketeering, bookmaking, weapons smuggling, protection, robbery, arson and murder.
A very careful "businessman", Mr. Q has no criminal record and is very careful to avoid creating a trail back to himself.
(File name classified) The daughter of an air force general, Stealth grew up around the military and dreamed of serving in combat. Current US policy precludes women from direct combat duties however. Stealth found herself a way around these rules. Women are allowed to be fighter pilots. So she trained daily to become the best in the southern command. Later, she volunteered (against her father's wishes) for test piloting. She was the top candidate to test the new stealth jetpack. It was a successful product, but it could only carry a relatively light load. Many of the male pilots were too heavy. Stealth was awarded the opportunity to test her jetpack in combat situations.
Because she feels that she is always trying to prove herself around men, she has developed a very gruff "no nonsense" outer shell. She is all business when on a mission. When she is on a weekend pass though, she is a completely different girl...
(File name classified) Little is known about the man called Scorp. He was recruited for the Pentagon team from the CIA, who are not cooperative about discussing his past.
His large cat eyes, pale albino-like skin and wrinkled nose-less face make people ask about him but he never answers. Scorp rarely talks at all, unless it's an emergency. Even when he does, it's a strange raspy voice that rarely says more than one word.
What IS clear though, is that he is highly skilled in exotic martial arts of an unknown style. To compliment his strange fighting style, he wears shoulder, knee and elbow blades. He also carries spring loaded stick weapons that can unfold into a number of different configurations. More recently Scorp has gone rogue from the Pentagon Team and dug up facts about his past. Where is he really from? He is still searching for these answers...
(File name: Lester Johnson) Lester served several years in the national guard as a mess hall server. After leaving the military, he served as a custodian for a military chemical research company. It was during this time that he underwent an amazing transformation. He had weighed well over 400 lbs. and been barely able to function. Suddenly he was a huge wall of pure muscle. Of course the military scientists studied this situation but their results are sealed.
The result was that he agreed to serve in the military again, this time in a more active capacity.
A computer hacker and amateur Crypto-Zoologist who is brought in to help locate Cy-Boar and other "non existent" creatures.
Vick AKA "Captain Incredible
General Trevor's Nephew who believes himself to be a super hero named Captain Incredible or other characters from TV. Even though his actions and motives are usually bad, he believes himself to be a hero, often resulting in bizarre behavior.
A young boy from the Kuropa tribe in the Brazilian Rain forest. He befriended Cy-Boar while on a tribal initiation right and at first believed him to be his spirit animal.