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NAME: Hadley Brandon Hart
AGE: 42
OCCUPATION: Much like Ainsley, he appears to have been built for specialized military purpose. However, unlike Ainsley, his upgrades were never quite finished... His official title is CFO of Hart Security Corporation - he handles the books and PR.

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PERSONALITY: Compared to Ainsley, Hadley is a bit more scatterbrained and less focused. He is a bit more domestic - it isn't actually relaxing for him to go around blowing things up - and he has more of a nurturing, fatherly tone in his interactions with others. It bothers him far more than it does Ainsley that there are hints of their past lives, or that he quite simply has been left in a more 'unfinished' state. While Ainsley is a bit of a loner, Hadley is very much a people person, and often finds himself quite lonely without much human interaction. It's easy for him to act as the 'face' for Hart-Sec. The occasional attacks of ill health due to backlashes of his abilities also tend to make him very frustrated and a little bit depressed, as he mostly wishes to be thought of as being useful.

YOU ARE?:Cyborg, type H, though with many upgrades left out and a general sense that he is an unfinished piece of work.
ABILITY: Stronger though less agile than Ainsley, with the same advanced speed. He appears to process information more quickly than an average human. He does have various other abilities, among them invisibility and the ability to make a sort of telekenetic barrier. However these skills come with a severe 'backlash'. Fifteen minutes of invisibility will cause him at least an hour of severe pain, for instance. He tends to not use his powers for this reason.

HOPES (Likes):
Espresso and/or very, very strong coffee, taken black.
Cooking, and food. He enjoys cooking quite a lot and gets perhaps too invested in some competitive "Top Chef" style reality TV shows.
Cars, especially 'classic' cars. He is a bit of a dork about them sometimes. Ainsley has learned to smile and nod when he starts gushing about how many horsepower something's got.

TURN OFFS (Dislikes):
Feeling useless and purposeless. So far, he hasn't been able to avoid this much. It's something he very much struggles with.
Sweater vests. It's a running joke among Ainsley and Hadley that she threatens to get him a sweater vest for each major holiday.
Crabs. Lobsters he can barely tolerate, but he hates crabs, on account that they are 'pinchy bugs not fit to eat'.


Although both Ainsley and Hadley have pasts, for the vast majority of that time, they simply don't remember who or what they were. Around seven years ago, both of them were apparently in catastrophic accidents in a few towns over - a community with heavy prejudice against cyborgs. Both of them ended up in medically induced comas under the care of a certain Dr. Henry Carian. Although he seemed like a perfectly respectable specialist, in reality, Dr. Carian was a cyborg specialist who was working on techniques on the fringes of legality. He told both Ainsley and Hadley's families that there was nothing more that he could do, and convinced them to sign a document allowing him to 'harvest organs'. Because of this, both families had closed-casket funerals. They didn't notice that they happened to be burying used tires instead of their loved ones.

Dr. Carian was convinced that if he developed new technology that was stunning enough, he would, at the very least, be given a top spot in Shadowclaw Inc. - if not outright start a bid war between the two companies, leading to his own fame and fortune. As such, he worked on them using a technically illegal technique. This ended up wiping away most of their memories, leaving knowledge intact, or perhaps even inserting knowledge where there hadn't been any before (Ainsley's perfection in aiming a gun has been called 'clinical', after all). The technique has been banned because when it goes wrong, it often causes irreversible brain damage. There's also no telling for how many unlucky subjects were 'discarded' before Ainsley and Hadley.

Dr. Carian's plan was beautifully simple: make a pair of super-cyborgs able to infiltrate almost any scenario, super-spies as well as super-soldiers. Unfortunately for him, his improvements to Ainsley's metabolic system caused an unforeseen consequence. When she was nearly finished (and work was about a third of the way through for Hadley), she woke up. And she woke up angry. And she woke up highly proficient in small arms use and combat.

Roughly three years since they both were taken, Ainsley calmly shot Dr. Carian in the head once, execution-style, after pressing him for information about why she was there and what he was doing with her. Evidently, she would have been much calmer if she had not read her file beforehand, and seen his plans to program her with a control chip - and to make sure she was his personal sex slave as well as the ultimate assassin.

For the next day and a half, Ainsley did her best to clean up Dr. Carian's mess, figuring out what had been done. Although one other test subject was a loss - without Carian's continued work, the young girl became effectively brain-dead - there was still Hadley. She woke him up rather gently, though he was far more confused. Despite the age difference going the other way, it's because of this they almost immediately gained a big sister/little brother sort of bond. She was the one with the plan of what they were going to do - he was the one who was confused and went along with it.

Although Ainsley isn't bothered by wondering who she used to be, Hadley very much is. Perhaps as a side-effect to his unfinished state, he often feels like he knows something just 'on the tip of his tongue', but this never really solidifies into real knowledge. He tends to know a bit more minutiae than Ainsley does - things like how he'll know the restaurant with the best roast beef sandwich in the city, but he doesn't remember who he ate there with, or when he went there before. It's a major source of anxiety in his life, especially as it manifests in recurring dreams - though none of these dreams seem to quite make sense together. Ainsley is tight-lipped on whatever she was able to get from Dr. Carian on the subject. By the time Hadley awoke, she had already burned quite a few of his files.

Incidentally, Ainsley and Hadley were only referred to in Dr. Carian's files by their last names. When they awoke, they decided to take these names as their first names. 'Hart' is the first word Ainsley saw, from the back of a Carhartt jacket that had been folded awkwardly. They decided to take it as their last name, and to present themselves as brother and sister to the outside world.

Since then, they have founded Hart-Sec and settled into a somewhat comfortable life in the city.


More formally known as Hart Security Corporation, Hart-Sec is a small company founded by the two. Essentially, in function, they are mercenaries. Hart-Sec employs several neutral cyborgs on a case by case basis; most of them are people Ainsley knows well and has worked with before. At this point for anyone to be hired, Hart requires that someone she knows well on her team must vouch for them.

Most of the time Hart-Sec is known for providing security for parties and other social events where both Shadowclaw Inc. and Phoenix Corp. employees may be in attendance. This usually means working with the city police, as officially the city tries to take a neutral stance. This doesn't mean that both companies get along well with Hart-Sec, however. Shadowclaw Inc. sees them as problematic because of their refusal to take bribes and look the other way. Hart-Sec is an honest organization.

The Hart-Sec offices are in the lowest levels of a three-story brownstone in a central area of the town. Although Ainsley technically has an office, she is rarely in it. Hadley's office is far more luxurious, as it is his workspace where he sees clients and signs contracts. There is also a warehouse-like back room that used to be a garage; this is storage for extra armor, ammunitions, and weaponry. The only way to get into this room is through a lock that requires a corneal scan to confirm identity. The upper two floors are their living space: the kitchen, living room, and Hadley's bedroom/bathroom on the second floor, and Ainsley's bedroom/bathroom and a work-out room on the third floor.
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