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Villain Backgrounder: The Contaminated

Posted by Jon Wood on Jun 26, 2006  | Comments

Villain Backgrounder: The Contaminated -

City of Heroes has released some brand new information on one of their NPC Villain groups. In a feature that they call Villain Backgrounder, they take a look this time at The Contaminated. Below, you will find some of the info, but click the link at the bottom to read it all!


The Contaminated were once a small-time band of thugs who dabbled in the drug market, mainly to feed their own addictions. Looking for a cheap score, they broke into an abandoned Crey Biotech office building and found a forgotten stash. Instead of a quick and easy fix, what they found was an experimental drug now known on the streets as “Outbreak.” The gang members got the high they were seeking, and Outbreak spread throughout the neighborhood as quickly as its name implied.

An Outbreak high causes a feeling of invincibility in the user, an increase in violent tendencies, and a boost in physical strength. According to the Genetic Investigation and Facilitation Team (GIFT), prolonged exposure results in madness, as well as physical mutations, which can include glowing green eyes.

Coyote, a hero with an excellent record as a crime fighter, was assigned to help the Paragon Police Department in containing these violent criminals. In addition, he assisted Dr. Miller of the Rivera Medical Center in obtaining the samples necessary to investigate the drug. Dr. Miller identified Outbreak as a Rikti mutation drug, and was eventually able to develop a cure for the early stages of poisoning. Unfortunately, once madness has set in, the effects of the drug are irreversible.

Read it all, here.