Born in Saskatoon 1930, Lucien Basilières spent his youth in Montreal. Volunteering for the Army Special Force at 17, he was shipped to boot camp in Denver before being deployed to the fighting in Borneo in 1948. He would go on to fight with the 1st Commonwealth Division in 1950-1952 on the mainland. After returning to Canada, Lucien’s records indicate that he was assigned to an ill-defined unit that at various times appeared to be an attachment of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, a branch of RCMP Security Service, or an independent agency. It is suspected that Lucien was involved in anti-terrorist and espionage operations, many of which were extralegal or illegal.
Lucien was ousted from the Canadian military after the issuance of Canadian Forces Administrative Order (CFAO) 19-20, Sexual Deviation – Investigation, Medical Investigation and Disposal, which required members of the military suspected of being homosexual to be investigated and then subsequently released from service. The officer that headed this investigation was murdered, a crime for which Lucien was questioned but never charged. The case remains unsolved.
It is believed that for the next two years, Lucien used his skills on behalf of Aboriginal-based organized crime groups with connections to the Rizzuto crime family. The fact that he hastily left Canada in 1970 with false papers indicates a falling out with these criminal groups.
Lucien joined a group of “military advisors” made up of English, Welsh, and Dutch mercenaries expelled from or fleeing prosecution in southern Africa. He was working in this capacity in Pakistan during the alien contact labeled Deep Space 99. Most alien visitors to earth are the result of crash landings or other accidents, making enforcing the Covarrubias Convention, which requires the immediate extermination of all alien lifeforms on earth, relatively easy.
The DS 99 incident was one of the rare cases of intentional alien landing – seven ships carrying highly trained teams of alien explorers with a mission to study earth. Russian alien extermination teams were able to destroy five of the smaller ships and kill dozens of the explorers, but hundreds more were able to scuttle their remaining damaged craft and escape. Making their pursuit and extermination difficult is the fact that the DS99 aliens, dubbed HIET (humanoid intelligent extra-terrestrial) 277 are indistinguishable from humans in visible light (they are noticeably different in the UV band).
Lucien was captured by a splinter cell of HIET aliens and subjected to experimentation. Although HIET 277 are known to be human in appearance, Lucien claims that his main tormentor had a prominent lizard-like face and long scaled fingers. Whether this is an additional species associated with HIET 277 or merely the hallucinations of a man under intense pain and stress remains unknown.
Lucien claims that he saw other humans being experimented on, or merely tortured, many of whom died. Lucien does not remember escaping the facility or being set free, his next memory being waking up with his new form in the custody of authorities in Karachi. Authorities who had very little interest in dealing with a massive blue lizardman.
Left a stateless outcast, Lucien made his way to Madripoor where he makes a poor living as muscle for hire to various criminal enterprises.
The physical mutations of the alien experiments by HIET 277 on Lucien are obvious. He is now close to eight feet tall and weighs more than fifteen hundred pounds, not only because of the physical bulk but also due to hard calcified dermal deposits and superdense bone and muscle structure. His skin has been replaced with blue scales similar in appearance to the Martinique anole, although in function they are similar to the armored scales of crocodilians.
In addition to this enormous body size, Lucian’s ratio of arm-to-leg length is significantly higher than a similar sized human form would dictate. His strength, reflexes, and speed are all outside of human norms. He has not been formally tested but his observed abilities appear to be on the low end of the Briggs-Hollymere scale for NBHs. Due to his mass, scales, and dermal deposits, Lucian is highly resistant to physical trauma. Lucien’s vision encompasses a broader spectrum than baseline humans, extending into infrared.
His most noteworthy demonstrated ability is regenerative power, allowing him to heal rapidly to the point of restoring lost limbs and quickly recovering from injuries that would otherwise be fatal. Based on observations, it is speculated that Lucien can eventually recover from any damage that does not result in instant death (decapitation, massive heart trauma, some spinal injuries, etc).