Oscar is one of the first Uplifted aquatic animals ever created through the science of genetic engineering. However, it also created some... unwelcome problems within his personality. Oscar harbors an intense loathing for non-Octopus forms of life, and is extremely bigoted. He curses constantly, will usually attempt to solve any problem with violence (if he can get away with it), and will generally attempt to use underhanded means to win at any game he plays. His voice is created by a cybernetic voice synthesizer- unfortunately, as it was one of the first experimental models, it does not translate tone or inflection, making Oscar's obscenity-filled rants sound like Stephen Hawking with Tourrettes Syndrome. He generally works with a transhuman named D'Acre as a smuggler or scavenging stations that were abandoned after the TITAN conflict.
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Update: Fixed a spelling error.
Sounds like an interesting setting, and genetic engeneering is very likely to get a complex creature right on the first go. Many octopi are solitary predators/scavengers, so it is understandable if any uplifted species do not turn out very sociable. Tough someone has to have him teached some cursewords.... Any more on that setting?
Doh! I wanted to say 'wrong', not right. So hard thinking about the one I wrote the opposite... If the genengineers wanted a social cephalopod, they might have been better off with a cuttlefish.
I based it off of Eclipse Phase, where one of the possible character species is an Uplifted animal that has been created using genetic engineering with human-level intelligence. This was one of my character ideas.
What kind of Octopus is he? A blue ringed one with a deadly bite?
You know, I hadn't really thought about that. I'd really only thought of the basic idea behind him.
This sounds fun, I could stand to hear a little more about him
Not bad, though as Axle said, I would enjoy more :)
Short, but it's such a weird idea that it deserves an extra .5. I had to read it like 3 times before I got that he was an octopus though.
Obscenity-spewing, misanthropic, and violent Octopus. Yes, please! More!
This guy would fit right into the Guardians of the Galaxy world