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Professor Haywire was a supervillian operating out of Madison, Wisconsin[citation needed].

Abilities and PersonalityEdit

Professor Haywire was a Tinker specializing in "interdimensional tech". Besides the general tinker-tech creations of power suits and laser rifles that he would outfit himself and his minions with whenever he needed to secure the funds and materials needed for his experiments. Haywire also created things like 'tag' ammunition that temporarily shunted the victim into another reality, along with ammunition that could sink into one reality to get around a obstacle and surface in the datum reality to strike it's target.Some of his enduring creations were viewing lenses to see what was occurring in other realities, and multidimensional portals that could be used to travel between realities.[1]

Because of his powers he was in constant communication with two other versions of himself on alternate earths, this presumably helped him to set up much of his inter-dimensional tech in the first place. His behavior was further influenced by his Passenger, forcing him to take risks and induce conflict where he may have been content to stay in a lab.[2]

History Edit

Background Edit

Professor Haywire tore a hole between realities sometime before 1988. He was stopped from completing his plans.[3] His actions revealed the existence of several alternate earths to the public[4] and some classified by the authorities.[5]

He died well over two years before the story started.[6]

Legacy Edit

The hole between realities that Professor Haywire created led Earth-Bet to discover Earth-Aleph. It also allowed the two alternate earths to communicate with one another. It also almost sparked a war.[7] Thankfully several agreements between the politicalentiees of the earths prevented this.[8]

However the Hole was largely restricted to allowing the transmission of data through radiowaves.[9] Besides research, media was one of the few things that could be traded back and forth through the hole - leading to the trade of books, movies and DVDs of TV shows.[4]

In December 2009,[10] the Endbringer known as The Simurgh accessed a vault containing Professor Haywire's technology using it to create a functional large-scale version of his inter-dimensional door. The Simurgh used this technology to create two gateways - one between Earth-Aleph and Earth-Bet and one between a part of Cauldron's research facility and Earth-Bet. The portal dumped the buildings, soil, plant life and the residents from both areas into Madison, Wisconsin.[6]

This set up a series of events that would impact the world for years to come.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Interdimensional tech. Multidimensional projectiles, guns that fired 'tags' that shunted people into other realities for a time, created doors between realities, a lens that could be tuned (like a radio station) to peer into different realities. He could also build basic tinker stuff (power armor, ray guns) - All of this came with costs - the inter-reality stuff was expensive to build, and all the while, he had to endure multiple personalities. Not so much one head with different personalities taking turns, but three conjoined (in a manner of speaking - they were connected between realities, not physically) heads with constant communication between. A little crazed as a consequence. Wildbow on Reddit
  2. Keep in mind, also, that the shards aren't inclined to let people sit around and spend months of time working on side projects without getting any dose of conflict. What happens is you get Spheres and Professor Haywires and Leets. Wildbow agian on Reddit
  3. Interlude 15.z
  4. 4.0 4.1 Agitation 3.4
  5. Lausanne RP
  6. 6.0 6.1 A vault holding the equipment of now-deceased supervillain ‘Professor Haywire’ was accessed by the Simurgh. Migration 17.6
  7. Explanation isn’t in story, but I’ve given it before. Bet’s and Aleph’s residents almost came to war, over fear of what would happen if one earth tried to prey on the other for resources. Bet had more firepower. Major players in Bet (some who’ve been named already) offered concessions, and taking the name ‘bet’ was one of several symbolic measures.Comment by Wildbow on Migration 17.3
  8. “There’s sanctions, treaties, truces. If you open this hole to Earth Aleph, it could mean a war between universes.”Scourge 19.7
  9. Mostly radio waves, but there’s also an exchange of media and regular transmissions of news and data (mainly but not wholly) for research which is how Alec was able to get his hands on DvDs from the other world. Comment by Wildbow on Migration 17.3
  10. “We have family over. Your Uncle Felix came all the way from California. I think they might want to spend some time with you this Christmas.” Migration 17.1

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