Aiden was born to Kevin Murphy, a very wealthy lawyer, he was one of the best in his field. March 3, 1987, Kevin’s girlfriend gave birth to a son. They both agreed to name him, Aiden. A few months after his birth, Kevin and his Girlfriend parted ways, Kevin took possession of the baby. Surprisingly, without his Girlfriend Kevin continued to do well in his field.
Although all seemed well, Kevin, and his child’s life was in danger. A series of assassination attempts began to endanger his life. Quickly turning to the MCPD, detectives came to the conclusion that this attempts were largely gang related. When Kevin first started as a lawyer, he would often practice as a prosecutor. In his time he put away a large amount of New Purple Gang members in jail. Fellow gang members wanted Kevin dead, and wouldn’t stop until he just that. Sadly, Kevin had no choice but to remove Aiden completely from his life, in order to keep him from being a target himself. So, he secretly put him in a fosters home.
Growing up without really knowing your parents is a horrible thing. It can have a long term effect on most children, that could possibly ruin their future. As a child Aiden believed that his true birth parents would come back to get him when he grew older, well...thats what one of the foster homes supervisors said, anyways. Around the other kids, Aiden would often become "mute". He never really talked to the other kids. Because of this, Aidenw as often used as a scapegoat whenever the kids did something against the rules. A young girl named Sicily would often defend Aiden whenever he was in trouble.
"If you know you didn't do anything, then just open your mouth and say it! If you don't then, the bullying will never stop!" - Sicily in a conversation with Aiden
Although Aiden wasn’t much of a talker, he and Sicily became friends, and got so close you’d think they were siblings. They would tell each other stories, share each others food, and even help each other with their chores around the house, which was a big deal at this foster home. All was well, until one day a couple came to visit, looking to adopt a girl who was at the age of 13. Sicily fit that category, and the couple wanted to adopt her immediately. Aiden begged the couple to adopt him as well, even going as far as saying he they were brother and sister.
"Please, Please! We're brother and sister I swear! You'd be ripping us apart!" - Aiden trying to convince the couple adopting Sicily
Not only did he not want to be torn apart from the only friend he's ever had. But hell. He wanted parents. After the supervisor had to literally hold back Aiden, the couple declined, and left with Sicily.
Since that day, you could say Aiden hasn't been the same. He is actually the polar opposite of his much younger self. Aiden would often get into fights with the children who once bullied him. He was no longer the silent, timid boy he once was. The new personality that has taken Aiden by force, was only beneficial for fending off bullies. But because of his rough and tough demeanor, visiting couples seeking a child to adopt would often turn a blind eye. But one day, a single woman appeared. Her name was Victoria GIlmore. She had a specfic child she was looking for, and Aiden just so happened to fit the description. Although Victoria wasn't particualrly trustworthy, AIden wanted out of the Foster home, and wanted to leave his old life behind.
The Phoenix serum
Victoria was an Anatomists. She worked for a secret criminal organization known as AME. AME focuses on advance experiments on both human and none human. A project that would test a special serum on humans was in development. The serum would genetically alter the subjects DNA, giving him or her the power to manipulate the elements, such as water, fire, wind, or earth. The fluids used in the serum are blood samples of past super villains with said abilities. During the length of 6 months, 34 patients died from the injections immediately. Victoria, head of the project was obviously extremely disappointed by the results. The only way to get more patients were by kidnapping, or human smuggling. But both those options were out. She had only one other choice. One that was surprisingly quickly taken…
The final test subject for Project Phoenix was Victoria’s own son. He was kidnapped by a squad of AME agents during the night. During the ride to AME’s secret facility, they injected him with a sleeping agent so he would stop head butting one of the agents. Once at the facility Aiden was thrown into an energy cell used to hold Meta humans. Aiden’s mother was behind all the planning of the kidnapping, and Aiden didn’t know a thing.
“I have no other choice. In order to complete Project Phoenix, a sacrifice must be made. The serum has been tested several times, and is at its final stage. It will work this time. And my son will be the bearer of its success.”- Victoria speaking to an assistant.
The next day, the testing began. Again, Aiden was given a sleeping agent before the injections would occur. The serum would be injected simultaneously in the spinal cord, the deltoids, the buttocks, and the wrists. Aiden was luckily in a deep sleep during all this, if he were awake the facility would be filled with unspeakably loud screaming.
With the injections now complete, Aiden was removed from the container he was placed in. His skin was redder than usual, and although his eyes were closed, an orange aura lingered from beneath his eye lids. Unlike other test subjects, Aiden survived the injections. Project Phoenix was 50% complete, the only thing left for them to do is to wait and see the results of the serum. As Aiden emerged from his sleep, he caught a glimpse of his mother standing over his bed with a clipboard…
"Mo..Mom? What the hell are you doing here?"
"Aiden, my son, you're awake! Thank goodness."
"What are you doing here, mom!"
"I'm here to keep you comfort my boy. You just recovered from a special treatment after you hit your head on concrete."
"What? No, I was kidnapped! And what are you doing here!? Y-You're behind this aren't you!?
"Shhh, Shhh. Calm down, it's alright. The doctors told me that you'd act up. So we're going to have to do something to keep you calm. It won't hurt a bit. It'll only make you feel better."
Just as metal clamps locked themselves onto Aidens limbs, the sound of a razor can be heard from behind him
"Wait! No! Stop! Stop! STOP! AHHHHHH!"
At that moment, Aiden literally exploded and burned the metal clamps into molten metal debris. Everything surrounding Aiden in a 100 foot radius bursted into flames, that includes…his mother. Aiden went berserk, and went running through the facility creating patches of fire that would eventually turn into thick flames. Aiden was able to escape the AME’s facility before it came crashing down onto itself. He was the only survivor.
Millennium City. The season was in mid fall, and the air was chilly, especially at night. The chilly temperatures would not fare well with Aiden. Although being out in cold weather would affect any human terribly, Aiden was extreme example. He would sweat ferociously while trying to find shelter. His body would even burst into flames,trying to protect itself from the cold weather. Every time this happened, Aiden had to find a new pair of clothes…somewhere.
Aiden soon found shelter in Westside, inside an abandoned house. When he would get cold, Aiden would create small fire pits in his backyard to help him warm up. While warming up in his backyard, he would always just stare up at the sky. As if he were looking for something. For several days, Aiden would do the same routine. Look for food left over on trains, buses, and garbage cans, he would often try to pick pocket passer byers as well, but he only succeeded in this once. The lack of food, finally got to Aiden and he decided to try to rob a gas station. Using his powers to manipulate fire, he would threaten to burn the cashier alive if he didn’t give him the money. Although, that was just a ruse. As the cashier began franticly putting the money in a bag. Aiden had a moment of clarity, and began tearing up. Apologizing for what he had done. Aiden ran out the gas station and luckily, the victim did not call the police.
The Man In The Shadows
At this point, Aiden’s life was filled with misery. He began to shed pounds, and became as slender as a tree branch. Along with that, his fire manipulating powers became harder, and harder to use. He could no longer produce flames as easily. One evening, Aiden heard sounds of creaking wood inside his makeshift shelter home. He jumped to his feet, ready to take action on the possible criminal lurking around. Aiden didn’t have much of anything worth stealing, maybe only the clothes on his back but even that’s not worth anything. He wanted to scare the unknown person away with his flames, but he failed to even produce it. So, he screamed.
“Get the FUCK outta here! I have a gun!”
The sounds of the creaking wood, stopped immediately and the only sounds heard were the sounds of heavy breathing and passing cars. The man said something from the shadows, but it was awfully hard for Aiden to make out what he said. Aiden screamed another threat, as the man in the shadows finally spoke up.
Aiden backed up slowly trying to get in reach of an actual weapon that he could use. Before he could, he tripped and fell backwards on a stack of broken wood. The man in the shadows finally appeared and his attire was able to be described. He wore an all-black, sharp looking, and well-fitted suit. While he walked closer to Aiden who was still trying to recover, he unveiled a miniature transparent electronic pad and began flipping through the pictures shown inside.
“You see, I just want to ask you a few questions.”
“Stop wasting my god damn time! I know your just here to loot.”
“Do I look like the kind of guy that needs to loot? Look at this. Would this happen to be you?”
The man holds up the transparent pad to Aiden’s face. The scene of the picture shows a hooded figure pointing a ball of fire at a cashier. Two minutes into the robbery, the Hooded extinguishes the fire, and slowly walks out the Gas Station without the money.
“Hmm, well then that’s a problem. The facial identicator has to been proven to be 100% correct. That means someone here is lying, Aiden.”
The man in the suit arches his back as he stretches.
“I’m interesting in finding out…why did you leave without the money? You walked out as if your puppy just died. You could have stolen up to…”
He taps on his pad, once.
Aiden’s mouth slightly drops as if he regrets just now not stealing the money.
“I’m not a thief, that’s not what I’m meant to be. I just don’t have the heart for it. Hurting others who don’t deserve it, is something I just can’t do. No matter how…much I’ve starved.”
Aiden eventually opened up to the man, telling him all of which lead him up to this point. He skipped a few details here and there, such as the death of his mother, but told him all about the AME. Now fully in understanding Aiden’s situation, the man explained to him the reason why he’s been searching for him. His name is Valdez Voctec. Yes, his name is odd. He is head of the security department of a multi-billion dollar company created by his Father, Victor Voctec. The name of the company is as you guess, “VocTech Industries”.
VocTech lacks capable security officials to help defend the companies employees from radicals, and criminal, who often try to steal the company’s hardware. To prevent this, the security department, backed by UNTIL, created the Guardian Program. A program that enlists the help of young heroes and train them to become both guardians of the city, and of the company itself. Aiden would not too surprisingly be the first to enlist in the program, and eventually more followed.
The Guardian Program
After being recruited into the Guardian Program. Aiden was sent to a private academy school that is financed by VocTech industries. The Academies main purpose is to help young teens control their powers. During Aiden’s attendance to this school, he associated with fellow young super humans with similar backgrounds. One of which was a metal manipulating young boy named Collin Baker. Collin’s entire body was encased in a metal like substance that is as strong as titanium when he was a child.
The two got along well, they both were left without parents and struggled to survive up until being recruited into the Guardian Program.
They eventually became best friends almost comparable to Aidens long lost friend Sicily. Between the two Collin was by far the most intelligent. While Collin knew all about the American Revolution, Aiden knew more about fictional characters. But being friends with such a intelligent person had it's benefits. When Aiden began slacking off, Collin would always be there to help Aiden study for the next exam.
The Guardian Program II
After finishing the academy, Aiden was transferred to a Special Training Facility located in the Mojave Desert. Although some of the students were aggravated by the heat, Aiden rather enjoyed it. The training given at this facility would consist of standard Military training, and special ops individual training. Since Aiden’s stage of homelessness, he has built his body back into a healthy state, the serum increased the speed in which Aiden’s body grows, which made him one of the strongest, and fastest in the group.
The training was rough, and tough, the instructors were not at all easy going. At the end of every day, the recruits would be exhausted. The Director of the program Vicky Dolly, held no restraint when giving the recruits training exercises. If a recruit couldn’t come through, then they wouldn’t eat dinner that night. Not to anyone’s surprise, one of the recruits Amanda Rilke tried to escape the facility late one night. She was able to make it to the outskirts of the facility, but was spotted, and personally sniped with a Taser round by Vick Dolly.
"This Facility isn’t meant to be a prison. It’s meant to create a better, stronger you." - Director Vicky Dolly
Brothers in Arms
After the first phase of the Guardian Program was complete, Aiden and his fellow recruits were now sent to VocTech’s Michigan research facility to be assigned equipment and gear for the final phase of the program. Releasing the newly bred heroes. Although the main ideal for the Guardian Program was to produce dependable guards for the companies own interest, it was eventually overturned after the world soon became aware of the Program and was now described to be a “hero breeder.”
Aiden in Spec Ops gear, during the Guardian Programs final phase.
Even after hearing of VocTech’s new main goal, there were some who disagreed entirely and wanted the program shut down for good. Groups such as the “Red Hand”, and “Verge” who were Anti-Superhuman organizations. The group Verge, was more so on the political side of things, while the Red Hand, sided with violent measures to have their voices heard among the communities.
Throughout Aidens “young” years, he would fight against the “Red Hands” violent members alongside his ally Collin. With Aiden and Collins combined attacks, they were nearly unstoppable and single handedly removed the Red Hand gang from the streets. Pretty soon, the dynamic duo became somewhat popular among the citizens of Detroit and were given the alias BlazeWing, and Steel Titan.
In response to the increasing crime rate, Aiden and Collins decide to create a group of average heroes to take on crimes across the city. With the help of VocTech industries, the new group was supplied with their own place of solitude, gear and transportation. With Aiden and Collin in charge, they both agreed upon the name of the group. Phoenix Squadron. The group of heroes would range from older teens, to young adults, and over the course of five years, they would continually help stop crimes across the globe throughout those years.
Several of Phoenix Squadrons members grew very close to each other. One of the members with the Alias: Whisper, begins dating Collin. Aiden would agree that they were a match made in heaven, they both loved the same things, things that the average person would not enjoy. Although Aiden was happy for him, he had the feeling of his best friend’s relationship with his girlfriend to be an very odd coincidence.
No room for lies
After a disgruntle loss against a common enemy because of the lack of teamwork, members of the Phoenix Squadron began questioning Aiden and Collins ability to lead the team. As intelligent as Collin was, the orders he would give in a fight were quite unachievable. Behind the scenes, the once trustworthy Whisper, was now feeding Collins mind with lies.
“I’m not a thief, that’s not what I’m meant to be. I just don’t have the heart for it. Hurting others who don’t deserve it, is something I just can’t do. No matter how…much I’ve starved.”
Although no one particularly believed Whispers conspiracy theory, her boyfriend, Collin believed it easily. Whenever Aiden would take charge on the field, Collin would respond to it with a question rather than attending the task right away. Because of the lack leadership, a few of the Phoenix squadron’s members left the team, not wanting anything to do with the “drama”. In order to keep the group together, Aiden had no choice but to remove Collin from the team. Whispers plan was nearing completion!
Caught Red Handed
The removal of Collin from the team devastated the group’s morale. With no one else willing to replace Collins role, Aiden’s confidence in his team began to diminish. It also didn’t help that Whisper completely vanished days after Collin was removed, no one, including one of her best friends could not find her. With the group’s mental state hanging on a thread, the head supervisor for the team assigned a group of UNTIL officers to help reestablish order.
With the help of the UNTIL officers, the last remaining members of Phoenix squadron felt rejuvenated, and ready to participate in the protection of Millennium City. Not too soon after, an attack on VocTech’s Main HQ broke out. A large force of heavily armored combatants, and superhuman criminals were on the scene of attack. The line was not held for long, as the unknown combatants broke through VocTech’s security.
The Phoenix squadron finally appeared, lending support to the remaining security guards. After a minor skirmish with a hand full of the attackers, the group discovered that the attackers were none other than the Red Hand! A group of violent anti – superhuman criminals who, as everyone thought at the time, were put down for good years ago.
At that moment, the heroes alongside VocTech Guards, rushed the now enemy held building, hoping to get to the CEO of the company in time. The battle in close quarters was nothing but brutal. It was a death trap. The speedster of the group, Dash, was fatally wounded during the battle. As bodies began to fall, whether knocked unconscious, or dead. The group finally managed to make way to the CEO’s office. Where they saw the most…distressing scene.
With the building now back under control, there was one last piece of resistance to take care of. Aiden’s dear friend, Collin, and his girlfriend Whisper. They were responsible for the attack! With the CEO of VocTech, and several other employees now being held hostage, Collin had leverage over them, threatening to kill the rest of them if they came any closer.
Whispers plan was to infiltrate Phoenix Squadrons roster, earn their trust, and turn them against each other destroying them internally, so the Red Hand could rise once more. But that didn’t go as planned, instead, once Collin, and her became a couple, her plan was to make him believe that he was not essential to the team, and Aiden only cared for himself. In the end, she succeeded and turned him against the people who cared about him.
With a gun pointed towards his head, the CEO begged Collin to let his employees go, and take his life instead. With incredible speed, the CEO lunged himself at Collin being able to at least knock him slightly to the side, will tumbling to the ground himself. In that amount of time, Aiden and his team closed in on them. Now fighting point blank with each other, Aiden and Collin were in a deadly tussle. Both fighting with burning emotions. Collins metallic body was strong enough to resist the majority of Aiden’s attack, as for Aiden, he soon was badly hurt and in need of his teams back up. But even then, Collin was near invincible.
Aiden’s use of his fire manipulating powers were nonexistent during the fight. He did not want to hurt his closes friend. But with his teammates being backed into the corner, he had no choice. After being damaged by Aiden’s lethal fire blasts and the rest of the team’s powerful combo attacks, Collin ordered a retreat. Whisper along with the remaining Red Hand goons literally disappeared from the building. During the fight, a handful of employees were injured, along with the CEO. About thirty six guards were killed.
Aiden’s recovery process was an extensive one. A broken collar bone, and a fractured hip was surprisingly hard to recover from, considering Aiden was capable of recovering from such in less time than normal. During his recovery, VocTech’s replaced Aiden with another hero, named MetaGuard. He took over the leadership role during his recovery. But not too soon after, Phoenix Squadron was shutdown, deemed to be ineffective in the fight against global crime.
A year after his recovery, Aiden was back on the streets, but now. Alone. His past teammates were no longer reachable, almost as if they never existed. As some heroes may know, playing the hero game solo has its perks. But for Aiden, the perks were minimal to say the least. Not to say he wasn’t capable of easily scrapping a few alleyway goons. But once so ever often, he would come across a deadly opponent.
One with greater power and strength, but even if he was to attend to these criminals alone he wouldn’t hold back a thing, for he was stronger than he knew he was capable of being. Aiden was a fighter from the beginning, and he has chosen to always be one until the end. Whether it be fighting for others, or even himself he would try his best to never fail.
His fight for justice is never ending, and his motivation to protect the defenseless is greater than ever.
When a crime appears, expect BlazeWing to be near. . .