Links: The Breedlove Foundation
First Mutant's Bio
Genomex's creator, Dr. Paul Breedlove, was Adam Kane's mentor. After Adam absconded from Genomex with his roster of new mutants, Dr. Breedlove was forced to rewrite his new mutant database. Once it was complete, he planned to go public with Genomex's secret genetic experiments and compensate the victims. Before he could do so, however, he was murdered by telekinetic Frank Thorne at the behest of Genomex's chief of security, Mason Eckhart...ironically with Paul's own music record collection.
Paul Trivia: According to Tribune's faux websites The Breedlove Foundation and Genomex.net, Dr. Breedlove was the one who began Genomex, along with his wife, Dr. Eleanor Singer Breedlove. Indeed, in the episode "Time Squared," Adam states that Genomex had been around for a time before he joined. However, the Mutant X one-shot comic book "Origin" implies that Paul and Adam were working together at Genomex's inception--just one of several ways in which the comic book's facts contradict information from other sources.
Quotes from Paul:
~ When Genomex was conceived, we saw ourselves as pioneers in a new frontier of knowledge. Men and women with the power to remake the world, to play God with the genetic code. All of us at Genomex feel enormous guilt for the harm we've caused in manipulating DNA against the laws of nature.
From 2001-02, Tribune Entertainment created six Mutant X faux websites as part of the Mutant X official site, in order to supplement the information from the television series. These sites featured a great wealth of background information about the Mutant X characters and plot's storylines, but they vanished in early 2005. This site has archives of Tribune Entertainment's Mutant X Lives site prior to its demise. I'm saving this here in case this archive vanishes as well, but none of the following material is my own.
Bio from The Breedlove Foundation
Founder: Dr. Paul Breedlove
A hero of modern science and the spiritual father to countless children, Dr. Breedlove's tale is one of triumph and generosity in a frontier few have had the courage to face.
Born in the midst of war-torn Europe, Paul Breedlove was orphaned at a young age and adopted by a famous philanthropic scientist who took the boy with him on research pilgrimages around the globe. Under the elder Breedlove's tutelage, the promising student earned degrees from the world's finest universities, excelling in the groundbreaking field of genetics. Keeping in step with such notables as Francis Crick and James Watson, Dr. Paul developed his own theories on how to apply DNA therapy to prevent and cure prenatal diseases and many types of birth defects. Perhaps the experience of witnessing the effects of Atom Bomb radiation in the late 1940's were his inspiration to ensure every newborn was as healthy as possible.
"Europe might have educated me, but America made me a doctor." Dr. Paul always acknowledged that gaining citizenship to the United States in the 1950's was the key to unlocking his greatest breakthroughs in genetic engineering. "Of course, falling for Eleanor helped as well." The Breedloves' wedding in 1961 not only united the lovebirds, but also brought together the resources to form the Breedlove Foundation. "We never had children of own," Ellie would claim, "But, in some ways, we're parents to thousands." The Breedlove Foundations of New York, Sarasota, Minneapolis and Dallas, Singer Fertility Clinics worldwide and the St. Nicholas Centers for Difficult Births in Westchester are all testaments to the couples' mutual dedication and love. Even "man's best friends" were not forgotten with the creation of the Singer Society for Animal Care in 1970.
"Mother Breedlove" (Dr. Eleanor Singer) passed on in 1989. Dr. Paul continued his work with the foundation in her memory, nurturing genetic caregivers and "curing the children" until his own death this past year. Presidents of eight White Houses and the entire science community have honored him, but it was the health of tomorrow's infants that was his proudest achievement. "May they be everything we wish them to be and more."
Bio from TAGC: There's a Genetic Conspiracy
The TRUE Dr. Paul Breedlove
Following the footsteps of Liz Leyendecker, I have tried to recompile, as best I can, the true and indisputable biography of Dr. Paul Breedlove. I will post any reference documents in their original form as soon as I can get a scanner.
The man who came to be known as Dr. Paul Alexander Breedlove, genetics guru and the Colonel Sanders of DNA was born Kurt von Schuler in Salzburg, Austria, July 4, 1931. The youngest of three children, his father manufactured harpsichords, a family business for over a century. Scientists of the rising Third Reich recruited Kurt, a child prodigy at eight years of age, to study in Berlin.
As a teenager, Kurt was exposed to the soulless experiments conducted on those imprisoned in concentration camps. Kurt was allowed to participate in many of his own experiments as well. A high-ranking German geneticist known only as "the Purist" mentored him in these efforts. The corrupt genius believed heredity traits could be artificially altered and guided Kurt through the bloodiest and most torture-based of his human experiments. When the Allies crushed the Axis powers in the mid 1940's, Kurt was still young enough not to be held responsible for any atrocities he had a hand in. Now sixteen, he was returned to Austria to live with his surviving older sister, the rest of his family having perished protesting Hitler's regime.
For the next few years, it appeared that Kurt had been reformed to a quiet life of building harpsichords in the von Schuler tradition under his sister's strict influence. It was then that the Purist re-entered his life in the guise of biology researcher/missionary, Alexander Breedlove.
The aging Nazi was still working for submerged factions of the Axis forces and needed an apprentice. Either brainwashed or simply waiting for the call, Kurt responded. A devastating fire conveniently destroyed the von Schuler workshop and home, killing his sister. From that point on, a handsome, studious nephew called Paul always accompanied the elderly Dr. Breedlove on his worldwide travels.
The next decade was a blur of activity for the Breedloves. Their privately funded missionary work took them all through Asia, Manchuria, dark Africa and South America. The old biologist and his ward were seen at various times giving care and extensive research to radiation victims in Japan, starving Aborigine tribes in Australia and troops of UN soldiers stationed as far away as Iceland. The exact purpose and agenda of this work has never been revealed, but the genetic knowledge gathered by the two men is presumed to have been far ahead of discoveries that were later made by Crick and Watson.
What is known is that in the 1950's, a secret agency of the US government brought down the Neo-Nazi regime that the Breedloves worked for. Now operating out of a laboratory in northern Canada, the elderly Dr. Breedlove was handed over to these agents with the help of Paul who had turned over to their side. As a result, the young Dr. Breedlove was allowed to emigrate with full status and immunity to the U.S.A. forming a relationship with government factions that still exist with his corporation to this day.
Dr. Breedlove eked out a humbled existence teaching in ivy-covered universities when he met Eleanor Singer, an attractive pediatric specialist from a prominent "old money" family. They married in 1961 and co-founded the Breedlove clinic in upstate New York, focusing on the prevention of birth defects. While appearing to be a benevolent enterprise, it was in fact the beginning of The Breedlove Foundation. Sponsored and protected by a handful of venture capitalists, influential politicians and visionary government scientists, Dr. Breedlove was allowed to apply the twisted genetics research he had accumulated over the last quarter of a century once again on human subjects. It is estimated that between 1964 and 1982 nearly 2,500 expectant mothers were "marked" with Breedlove techniques. In branch clinics that dealt with infertility and difficult pregnancies, an additional 13,000 parents of both sexes received some type of treatment during the same period. There were also unusually close ties to the Singer Society for Animal Care. The exterior results of the Breedlove Foundation were healthy babies, happy parents and praised advances in obstetrics. The true products, however, were a breed of mutants: genetically altered human children.
His legacy: So Ding Dong, the Breedlove's dead. Why do I still have cold sweats? Because the threat he created is still out there, that's why. This isn't some poetic Shakespeare drama where the greedy king is beheaded and a glorious new age replaces the dark one. This is real life and bloody science. The head man might be gone, but Genomex is still going. Nothing's going to stop them until we rip off their cover and expose them for what they are.
The old guy's demise didn't really surprise me. Check out the inter-office memos about him (u:pseurver-admin/p:genomex). Dr. Paul's late-in-life pangs of guilt were obviously getting in the way of Genomex's new security regime. His tragic accident was anything but. I only wish I could have snapped the look on his vivisecting face when they gave him the permanent pink slip. Must have hurt more than his dead wife's will…or the screams of the countless souls he mutilated.
In case you can't tell by my carefully worded tribute…I'm not letting up. If anything, I'm stepping up. Breedlove was only the cause, not the effect. I'm not resting-or letting you rest-until it's a slab on a platter.
Like Dr. Paul.
Mason's investigative results from Genomex.net
Mail-Pseurver Document BREEDLOVE PROBE RESULTS
SUBJ: BREEDLOVE PROBE RESULTS DATE: Monday, ***. 1, **** 05:47TO: Dr. Laura Varady, Resident PsychologistFROM: Mason Eckhart, Security Director
Have you any progress to report on the P.Breedlove investigation?
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Mail-Pseurver Document Re:BREEDLOVE PROBE RESULTS
SUBJ: Re:BREEDLOVE PROBE RESULTSDATE: Wednesday, ***. 3, **** 14:35TO: Mason Eckhart, Security DirectorFROM: Dr. Laura Varady, Resident Psychologist
I kept the meter running at my monthly lunch with Dr. Breedlove today and have gleaned the following. Paul is definitely in an advanced state of denial that is nearing dementia. The truth about his past, the genetics work, Genomex and Adam are all a blur to him. He seems to have bought into the PR department's gloss about the clinics and views himself as a noble research pioneer and the savior of children. He even speaks of Eleanor as if she were some departed saint (a 180 from what he felt when she was alive). The methods of genetic breeding he cannot easily explain are utterly forgotten. In fact he refers most matters in those areas to you.
This would explain his ease at "going public" next week. It's a subconscious unburdening of complex guilt. If the entire organization topples, so be it. He'll be clear to enter the Gates of Heaven. Frequent mentions of his long dead sister, Liesel (the zealot), imply a religious fervor that must have lain dormant since childhood but have now surfaced in his twilight.
Fears like this are common for men Paul's age, but few still wield the authority he does. If asked whether he will go through with his plan and use it to atone his conscience, I would have to answer yes. His anxiety over the past and what will befall him in the afterlife far outweigh the sacrifice of everything else.
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