“I don’t know. It doesn’t fit on a lot of levels. A top parahuman researcher becoming one of the Nine?”
I mean, so did Sphere.
“It happened to Alan. To Mannequin,” Eidolon said, his voice quiet.
Eidolon and I are on the same page here.
“There’s nothing in the records,” Alexandria said, “Nothing saying he was present at any of the places the quarantine protocol was put in effect.”
Did Manton disappear after Siberian started appearing?
She would know. She read every record, could call them to mind with perfect accuracy.
Useful when you’re in combat against someone you wouldn’t normally remember the records of.
“He could have stolen someone’s identity.”
Alexandria nodded, “True.”
“We have confirmation he’s alive,” Eidolon said, his voice quiet. “We suspected, but-”
It seems Eidolon is affected by this. Was Manton a friend of his, back in the day?
“We made assumptions, and we were way off base. That’s what concerns me.” Legend leveled a hard look at the Doctor. “See, we’ve been going by the assumption that William Manton, from the time he left Cauldron to the present day, has been continuing his work. We’ve been assuming he’s traveling across the world, experimenting on human subjects, giving them powers with physical mutations as a side effect, then releasing the victims back into society with Cauldron’s symbol tattooed on their bodies. Or at least, that’s what you told us.”
Oh. Oh shit.
Doctor, you may have a couple things to answer for.
Also, this seems to suggest that what Cauldron does is possible because of Manton’s research. That, or he was trained in their craft.
“You’re implying I lied?” the Doctor asked. She didn’t look bothered in the slightest.
Perhaps. He’s certainly implying you no longer have a good explanation for the Case 53s.