The following highly classified information has been approved for limited disemination among covert field operatives. No information contained herein this report shall be divulged to any third parties without the express consent of the Crey Industries Vice President's Office for Corporate Security. Violators will be subject severe disciplinary actions, up to and including termination.
Arranged payment with both cash and a supply of Superadine to the troll, Atta.
Name: Borne, Robert A.
Height: 76 inches
Weight: 320 lbs
Secondary: Energy Melee
During the mid-1990's, criminal activity throughout the United States reached an all-time high. Criminal elements were able to easily gain access to more sophisticated and larger weaponry which they were not hesitant to use against law enforcement agencies. As a result, the United States government approached Crey Industries about developing a highly advanced body armor system that would not only protect the law enforcement officers in their daily enforcement actions, but also enhance their abilities in combating the growing problem.
The initial results proved unsuccessful as many of the synaptic relays caused irreperable mental health harm to the law enforcement volunteers enrolled into the program. Crey Industries Research and Development scientists were at a loss as to determining the genesis of this mystery. It was soon learned that the simple removal of the armor suit caused the same affect on the volunteers as, say, perhaps denying a cocaine addict their supply of cocaine. Therefore, it was determined that once a person donned the new armor suit that they would be unable to remain coherent and functioning long without wearing it.
Our first success was with U.S. Customs Inspector Robert A. Borne. With the exponential growth in superadine smuggling across the border ports of entry, the U.S. Customs Service was one of many agencies involved in the contract negotiations for developing the armor suit. Many of their Inspectors were being outright assaulted by the emerging criminal element known as the "Trolls" as they attempted to import the illegal contraband. The U.S. Customs Service sought to outfit their Inspectors with the appropriate tools to protect not only their lives, but the safety and security of our nation's borders.
When Inspector Borne was initially outfitted with the newly developed armor suit, there was an unexpected power surge when bringing it online. Due to the addictive side effect that the suit created, "temper pods" were surgically implanted into Inspector Borne that would allow him to survive a normal life when he was not in the suit. The temper pods were a recent development in the program that would stem the addiction to the endorphin-based reactions to the brain that the plasma energy based suit would create. This power surge managed to fuse the synaptic relays to the temper pods, thereby making the removal of the armor suit absolutely impossible without the certain death of Inspector Borne.
Due to the contractual nature with the United States government, Crey Industries was not to be held responsible for any "unfortunate incident". In an effort to stem public criticism, the program was immediately abandoned and the contract terminated. Under the agreement, all research was to be immediately suspended and all results destroyed. Little does the United States government know but this program is now considered the forefather research into developing the different series of Crey Tanks that we possess in our arsenal this day and age.
The U.S. Customs Service denied any involvement into the program and disavowed the existance of Inspector Borne. It was naturally "assumed" that Inspector Borne would be relieved of his armor suit. However, Crey Industries approached Inspector Borne to inform him of the government's position on the matter and offered him the position of commanding the Crey Tank program.
Inspector Borne was apparently offended by both actions. It was then decided by Crey Industries Psychological Research department that he be "convinced" by a series of forced indoctrination sessions. However, during the first attempt to subdue Inspector Borne were interrupted by the ill-timed invasion by the alien Ritki forces and he managed to escape in the confusion. In the few short years following the Ritki invasion, there were no reported sighting of Inspector Borne and the U.S. Customs Service, now renamed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the newly formed Department of Homeland Security, has denied that Robert Borne was ever employed by their agency and even question his existance.
Unfortunately, this sleeping dog did not lie still for very long. In recent months, Inspector Borne adopted and registered with the super hero name of "US Customs Inspector" (actual in-game name is US Customs Insp due to length) with the Paragon City officials, citing Invulnerability and Energy Melee based powers. Foreseeing a possibly embarassing situation in which this superhero could be linked with a program that was ordered to be shut down by the United States government, Crey Industries immediately implemented steps to "silence" Inspector Borne. The following is a list of failed operations against Inspector Borne conducted with the backing of Crey Industries Legal Advisory department:
Payment of weaponry to Frostfire
An open $25 million bounty operation undertaken by the Trolls, Hellions, Outcasts, and Skulls.
Due to the ineptness of these common street thugs, Crey Industries then contracted with more advanced criminal elements to terminate the subject. Such organizations included the Warriors, Sky Raiders, Tsoo, Freakshow, the Family, Malta, and finally the Knives of Artemis. Some operations came close to success; however, all have ultimately failed.
Over these past few months, US Customs Inspector has managed to develop enhancements for his armor suit, not only increasing his invulnerability, but also his strength and power, allowing him to combat ever stronger criminal elements. Recent news articles reflect that he was awarded such various awards such as the Atlas Medallion, the Freedom Phalanx Reserve, and the Portal Jockey (awards is in the vicinity of 240 total). US Customs Inspector was recently commended by Statesman himself after rescuing him from a Preatorian Arch-Villain named Tyrant.
The classification of this report has been lowered to allow field agents to be on the lookout for US Customs Inspector. His training and security level has allowed him access to areas of the city where we conduct many of our covert operations. As a result, US Customs Inspector has become a Level 1 Priority Target (assignable by only Countess Crey herself) to be terminated upon sight. Unfortunately, he has met with much success in interfering with our covert day-to-day operations. His activities cannot be allowed to continue lest we risk exposure of some our "questionable activites" to public scrutiny.
By Order of Countess Crey: US Customs Inspector is to be terminated with extreme prejudice and without delay.
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