Ryan was born on 21st of April 2130 in V-Inc Worker Hab 26 in Europa 1 to Gregor Van-Russ and Penny Van-Russ. Both of Ryan’s Parents worked in V-Inc's Exo Design and Development Section (Civilian) and their expertises in this field left high hopes of Ryan's future. However Ryan's Standard Aptitude Tests at age 7 revealed Ryan as an average student and after completing his Final Education Cycle at 12 with good grades he was enrolled in V-inc's Combat Academy from which he graduated at the top of his class for all 4 years of his time there. When Ryan graduated in 2146 he was made sergeant of one of V- Inc's Security Divisions where he led a 20 strong group of Fresh Cadets in guarding one of V-Inc's Weapon Testing Facilities .
Early Career at V-IncEdit
Project Sampson - The beginning of the end.Edit
Project Sampson was part of V-Inc's work increasing super solders. It involved intravenous injections of the chemical formula and seemed to greatly improve the combat reflexes and endurance of in-lab test subjects. Ryan and six other highly skilled members of The Vipers were selected for combat testing of the system. Ryan and his team were sent on several important and dangerous missions, each which they completed quickly and with no casualties sustained by the team. Unfortunately the long term effects hadn't been toughly explored and the team started to experience heightened levels of aggression and insubordination. V-Inc scientists failed to act quickly enough and when they tried to wean the team off the combat drugs several reacted very badly and several V-Inc scientists and security personnel were killed. The worst reaction was suffered by Ryan the drugs left in his system and the stress of the rehab program caused him to go combat crazy and he killed over twenty V-Inc personnel in his escape from the Beta 3 Enrichment Centre