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  1. page home edited ... Dr. Evie Sloane-Harrison and Dr. Tori Carcharria dreamed of solving global medical problems wi…
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    Dr. Evie Sloane-Harrison and Dr. Tori Carcharria dreamed of solving global medical problems with nanotechnology. Unfortunately, good intentions led them to create post-human child warriors forced to serve cruel wealthy elites. Before committing suicide, Dr. Sloane-Harrison administered a dose of an enhancement serum to her daughter, Ruby. After a laboratory monkey bit Ruby, she grew exponentially and developed electromagnetic superpowers. Rejected by society and pursued by a global conspiracy, Ruby befriended a group of post-human misfits. Together, they battle against Dr. Carcharria, as they seek to create a peaceful new homeland in Neil Kapit's thrilling science fiction tale, Ruby Nation.
    Welcome to The Ruby Nation Wiki! Contained here everything you need to know about the history, characters, plot, and inspiration behind The Ruby Nation series of sci-fi webcomics.
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    as of 8/14/2015;4/23/2019;
    Added XAG (Apex) page

    Updated Ruby Harrison with new image
    Updated pages for Jiro Sasaki, Elise Sasaki-Garcia, Jens Larson, and
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  2. page Jens Larson edited ... The night after Kaluga's death, Beagle Labs released a swarm of nanomachines upon the entire h…
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    The night after Kaluga's death, Beagle Labs released a swarm of nanomachines upon the entire human population, merging their consciousnesses into the Apex State hive-mind. Jens was swept into the Apex State with everyone else, causing a radical personality transformation. Like everyone else in the hive-mind, the new Jens spoke with a cheery narcissism associated with a fanatical devotion to the new world order. He escorted Ruby to a secret Beagle Labs facility, where she and her unborn child would receive a thorough medical examination.
    The evening after she left her friends behind for this examination, Jens checked in on Ruby once more. The Apex State had transformed his body even further, boosting his physical strength and even regrowing his lost leg. He claimed to Ruby that he was superior in every way to his former self, who he described as a pathetic, jealous wretch. Ruby spoke in defense of her old friend, telling the new Jens that the bravery of his former self's actions was worth far more than any negative feelings he felt. Jens retorted by reminding Ruby that she was in Apex State custody, and the welfare of her and her unborn child was based on her compliance. Ruby was intrigued by this development, seeing it as a sign that the human insecurities the Apex State claimed to have suppressed were still present.
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    Port, wearing a powered exoskeleton.an XAG. The Apex
    Though Jens regained control of himself following The Doctor's death, he lost the regrown leg, which melted away when the nanomachines from which it was composed were deactivated. Jens wasn't bothered by the loss of the limb, since it was a product of the imperious regime that made him murder Alexis. He took solace in the fact that the entire world would now know of Ruby's heroic deeds the way he did.
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  3. page XAG (Apex) edited The {RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Concept Sketch of Apex ArmorsThe eXoskeletal Augmentation HISTO…

    The{RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Concept Sketch of Apex ArmorsThe eXoskeletal Augmentation
    HISTORY
    Despite the amazing abilities of the posthumans, the process of creating them was too expensive and inconsistent to replicate. The nanomachine gene therapy that empowered posthumans such as Ruby Harrison and Jiro Sasaki required an ideal set of genetic markers for success, and would otherwise condemn the subject to a grotesque and painful death. However, after sacrificing thousands of human "guinea pigs", the Doctor still created enough posthumans to build an unrivaled mercenary force, which she used to fund the launch of the Apex State hivemind.
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    Plasma pulse cannon mounted on right gauntlet
    Retractable graphene ballistic shield mounted on left gauntlet
    AR display downloads information from orbiting Apex State servers
    TRIVIA
    The XAG is the main source of super-power in "Project C", the upcoming successor to Ruby Nation, set over a decade after the previous series with a new cast of characters.
    The most notable pilot of the early XAGs was Jens Larson, who used the armor's enhanced strength to murder his friend Alexis Deveraux, under the commands of the Apex State.
    Design influences incorporated into the XAG by The Author include but are not limited to Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Iron Man armor from Marvel Comics, the Transmetal Megatron from Beast Wars: Transformers, Solidus Snake's exoskeleton from Metal Gear Solid 2, Frank Quitely's armored animals from We3, Frank Miller's armored Batman from the final issue of the Dark Knight Returns soft shell crabs from nature, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit from Japanese company Cyberdyne, Bob Layon's original X-O Manowar armor from Valiant Comics, and the Oracle suit from the Demon Archives webcomic by Daniel Sharp and Sebastian "Seba" Priz. In a guest comic by the author, the latter suit and its pilot Tenzin Dorje managed to beat the living shit out of all the former influences.

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    Retractable graphene ballistic shield mounted on left gauntlet
    TRIVIA
    The most notable pilot of the early XAGs was Jens Larson, who used the armor's enhanced strength to murder his friend Alexis Deveraux, under the commands of the Apex State.
    Design influences incorporated into the XAG by The Author include but are not limited to Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Iron Man armor from Marvel Comics, the Transmetal Megatron from Beast Wars: Transformers, Solidus Snake's exoskeleton from Metal Gear Solid 2, Frank Quitely's armored animals from We3, Frank Miller's armored Batman from the final issue of the Dark Knight Returns soft shell crabs from nature, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit from Japanese company Cyberdyne, Bob Layon's original X-O Manowar armor from Valiant Comics, and the Oracle suit from the Demon Archives webcomic by Daniel Sharp and Sebastian "Seba" Priz. In a guest comic by the author, the latter suit and its pilot Tenzin Dorje managed to beat the living shit out of all the former influences.

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  5. page XAG (Apex) edited ... Despite the amazing abilities of the posthumans, the process of creating them was too expensiv…
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    Despite the amazing abilities of the posthumans, the process of creating them was too expensive and inconsistent to replicate. The nanomachine gene therapy that empowered posthumans such as Ruby Harrison and Jiro Sasaki required an ideal set of genetic markers for success, and would otherwise condemn the subject to a grotesque and painful death. However, after sacrificing thousands of human "guinea pigs", the Doctor still created enough posthumans to build an unrivaled mercenary force, which she used to fund the launch of the Apex State hivemind.
    Instead of creating more posthumans out of the subjects under her complete control, the Doctor instead designed a prosthetic exoskeleton to enhance individuals from the outside. Called the eXoskeletal Augmentation Gear (XAG for short), it wrapped its pilot in a shell of carbon nanofiber muscles and memory metal alloys. The XAG would increase its pilots' strength a hundredfold, and provide use of an array of onboard weapons and equipment. Though the suit did not require the invasive and life-threatening gene therapy used to create posthumans, it did require an injection of nanomachines that would replace the pilot's synapses, allowing seamless control over the suit but otherwise mimicking organic nerve cells in every function. Early models were powered by solar cells laced throughout the musculature, and could outperform solid state machines at a fraction of the energy consumption.
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    fuel an emboldened international arms race spanning the globe for decades to come.
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    Carbon nanotube musculature and shape memory alloy equipment, powered by a network of high-capacity solar cells
    Somatic control via synaptic nanomachines
    Miniaturized VTOL jet pack for short-range flight
    Plasma pulse cannon mounted on right gauntlet
    Retractable graphene ballistic shield mounted on left gauntlet
    TRIVIA

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  6. page XAG (Apex) edited {RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Original XAG design, worn The eXoskeletal Augmentation Gear (XAG) is…
    {RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Original XAG design, worn
    The eXoskeletal Augmentation Gear (XAG) is a suit of mechanical armor designed to enhance human performance. It was invented
    by the Doctor as a means of mass-producing the abilities of posthumans, and adopted by thousands of human subjects from the Apex State's hive-mind .
    HISTORY
    Despite the amazing abilities of the posthumans, the process of creating them was too expensive and inconsistent to replicate. The nanomachine gene therapy that empowered posthumans such as Ruby Harrison and Jiro Sasaki required an ideal set of genetic markers for success, and would otherwise condemn the subject to a grotesque and painful death. However, after sacrificing thousands of human "guinea pigs", the Doctor still created enough posthumans to build an unrivaled mercenary force, which she used to fund the launch of the
    Apex State hivemind.
    Instead of creating more posthumans out of the subjects under her complete control, the Doctor instead designed a prosthetic exoskeleton to enhance individuals from the outside. Called the eXoskeletal Augmentation Gear (XAG for short), it wrapped its pilot in a shell of carbon nanofiber muscles and memory metal alloys. The XAG would increase its pilots' strength a hundredfold, and provide use of an array of onboard weapons and equipment. Though the suit did not require the invasive and life-threatening gene therapy used to create posthumans, it did require an injection of nanomachines that would replace the pilot's synapses, allowing seamless control over the suit but otherwise mimicking organic nerve cells in every function. Early models were powered by solar cells laced throughout the musculature, and could outperform solid state machines at a fraction of the energy consumption.
    Despite their bleeding edge hardware, Apex
    soldiers in XAGs failed to defeat the posthuman members of the Ruby Nation, with only three of the super-soldiers massacring a squad of two dozen. However, the XAGs were used throughout the Apex State, for occupations varying from construction work to deep-sea exploration. Even after the Doctor's demise and the fall of the Apex State, these units remained, and new models of XAG would fuel an arms race spanning the globe for decades to come.
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  7. page XAG (Apex) edited {RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Original XAG design, worn by Apex State soldiers
    {RNWikiApexArmorFlat.jpg} Original XAG design, worn by Apex State soldiers
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