AboutSo, I haven't updated my "'Bout Me" in four years? Teim for an update!! 3nodding
Doctor Robert exists in many places, it seems. He appeared on Gaia many years ago and took up residence at Durem, a town full of old-fashioned 90's goths and steampunks. He set up a Secret Lab, as he often did in many places, and set up shop tinkering away at a cloning facility so he could earn some stylish clothing and build up a collection of legendary weapons. He had a group of colleagues who would visit from his original universe from time-to-time and he enlisted the help of a menagerie of assistants, first an Air Fluff named Fluffy, then a clone of Timmy, before finally settling on a cynical Gwee named... Gwee.
He fought early in the zOMG! Wars but the mob rule of the Guilds of Barton turned him off, forcing him to retire his commission. Not that he got far in the army... Fortunately, about a year later, a crisis in a distant part of Gaia turned into an opportunity for the Doctor to leave his mundane life in Durem for a spell. He bought an airship, the UES Mjolnir, and took it valiantly out into the woods, battling vampires and entertaining then-Proconsul Diedrich, Doctor-Professor Edmund of GaiaForce, Louie von Helson, Sam the wizard of Engineering, and Carl the Majestic on his ship. He was appointed Lord-Admiral-of-the-Fleet and became known affectionately as Der Aerkapitan.
His breakthroughs during the Ghost-Crisis of 2010 were of some note and he gained an ally in the ghost of a young boy named Chauncey. He worked quietly in his Lab thereafter, only occasionally leading expeditions into uncharted Gaia with his ship, Mjolnir. He departed Gaia sometime in 2011 for another universe. Some say it was simply so he could go find a better ship (which he did, and it's rad), others say it was because the Gaia crowd was starting to show their age with their 2003 sensibilities long after that decade ended, still others say he was fed-up and fascinated by the astoundingly slow rate things were happening on Gaia and left to make a space-time survey.
Fanatics will tell you he could see the fires of inflation in the future and got out before his fortune was worthless...
Whatever the reason, Doc Robert left Gaia behind early in 2k12. He spent many years out in space, in another dimension, aboard his freshly refurbished Hades-Class SuperDestroyer MTD Stardust. On occasion, the Doctor would return aboard his ginormous ship to observe the state of Gaia. For many years it was doomed, deteriorating and almost ready to implode. Children didn't grow up and yet decades had passed. There was inflation, lack of cool people, and the sun got dimmer every day. The Doctor's pinky was always on the inter-dimensional-rift generator button on the bridge of the Stardust, just in case Gaia did implode on itself whist he was here.
Then Lanzer came back and it seemed the dimension got itself a band-aid. Things aren't perfect, but when are they ever? Gaia, it seems, is beginning to mend... or at least be functional again. The Doctor cleared out his cobweb-filled house in Durem and resumed his residency here. He was especially glad all his stuff wasn't destroyed in the recent fighting in town... and he finds himself poised to take to Gaia's skies once more!
The semi-true story of Doctor Robert. Now you know!! mrgreen
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