Place of birth: Liberty Floating Platform, Pacific Ocean
Jason crashed his first car two weeks after he bought it. His second car was even less lucky—Jason intended to use it for demolition derbies; the car was modified with a custom engine and a reinforced frame. Jason smashed it to smithereens the day after he picked it up from the workshop.
His third crash happened when he was performing exceptionally difficult stunts on a closed track for a video ad. The wreck left Jason’s body as ruined as the car he was in.
By a miracle he survived, but the severe injuries that would have broken any other man only opened new prospects for him. Only a year after the crash, Jason started participating in sports competitions for people with reduced physical abilities.
Jason always took special joy in breaking all limits and restrictions. He cracked speed barriers and expanded the boundaries of human capabilities. He dove deep and climbed high to quench his thirst for adrenaline.
Faced with new restrictions, now of a physical nature, young Wood set a goal of breaking them too. He joined the cyberparalympic movement and volunteered to test and promote numerous cyberprosthetics. The media loved Wood; his blunt charisma earned him millions of fans across the world. He quickly rose to the top as a Paralympian and won the gold medal at the 2052 Games in Mumbai. One year after that, Wood was named “Man of the Year” by Transhumanist magazine. The cover of the magazine featured a photo of Jason outfitted with cutting-edge experimental prosthetics.
These prosthetics served as a foundation for his new grand project. Jason spent all his money earned from sports and endorsements on this untested hardware and the surgeries required to implant it. The rest of the financing was provided by medical device manufacturers—Jason Wood was a brand ambassador and a talisman of sorts for them. If Wood used something, it meant that the technology could withstand the most extreme conditions and load.
His “new body” fully restored his physical abilities and unlocked the door to his next career. Jason completed a combat training course in virtual reality and became a mercenary. Now he effortlessly combines military contracts with advertising ones. An online audience of fans track Wood’s progress as he takes breakneck risks, tackles impossible tasks, and keeps smiling. He compensates for his lack of real combat experience with valor and rapid decision-making, which is further enhanced by cyberneural implants.
However, advertising and private military contracts are not everything Jason Woods dreams about. He plans to get filthy rich—then he will be able to stage any stunts he wishes, not needing to rely on sponsors. Then he intends to spend the rest of his time wallowing in money and pleasures, in vain attempts to burn through his enormous fortune.
Drone: Support Drone—used to gather and transport cargo in combat