Scientists and researchers have long since believed the human brain is split into two hemispheres. The right half is associated with creative thinking, intuition, art, and imagination, while the left hemisphere is linked to logic, language, writing, and analytical thought.This had led people in recent times to refer to themselves as left or right brain dominant, depending on their strongest traits… an idea that piqued the interest of a certain Dr Vladimir Kuzchek.
Since emerging in the early 2000s, Kuzchek had often made waves for his unique and controversial theories behind human brain functions. There were even rumours that he had conducted illegal trials on both animal and human subjects, although nothing was ever proven. But in 2022, Kuzchek pushed his research to new bounds with the birth of Operation 89.Kuzchek believed he could individually isolate each hemisphere of the human brain in order to boost cognitive ability. Operation 89 involved the creation of a new machine that the Russian scientists would label state-of-the-art or ground-breaking, although others within the community would likely have gone for barbaric or ludicrous.
Kuzchek believed he could individually isolate each hemisphere of the human brain in order to boost cognitive ability. Operation 89 involved the creation of a new machine that the Russian scientists would label state-of-the-art or ground-breaking, although others within the community would likely have gone for barbaric or ludicrous.After six months of trials, calculations, and tweaks, Kuzchek deemed his device ready for human trials. Of course, while he craved to be the first human to experience the superior intellect created by his invention, he also knew the risks involved. If something were to go wrong and further changes were required, he would be little used dead or dumb. So Kuzchek ordered an underground trial, advertising on the dark web for five lucky souls to become the next generation of superhumans. After just a few weeks of waiting, he had his five.
Unfortunately, the trials took an unexpected turn almost immediately, with Kuzchek’s machine creating abnormal results. While he had intended to boost the cognitive functions of the right and left hemispheres, it appeared the machine had latched onto other areas of the brain instead, areas responsible for fear, aggression… evil. While the subjects emerged from the right half of the machine seemingly unscathed, the same could not be said of the left. Horrible disfigurations, torn flesh, burns, and radiation. Each subject had suffered different malformations… or abilities as Kuzchek came to call them. A shy and awkward man injected with a hunger for power. A man who had suffered loss is now given the strength to seek revenge. A lonely soul is given the power to engineer relationships. A simple man granted the ability to influence others’ minds. A physically weak victim of bullies is given the strength to dominate any foe. Each one of them had arrived in Kuzchek’s laboratory wounded, broken… and left powerful… different.
Within a year, each had made giant strides in their own masterplans, although no one was aware of the links to Kuzchek and his machine. A mayor, a disease spreader, a cult leader, an inventor, and a champion of destruction… The SolVillains were born.