From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Dr von Rotefurt|
|Real Name:||Alexander Rotefurt|
|Place of Birth:||Castle Rotefurt, Austria|
|Base of Operations:||'|
|Known Relatives:||Eventhil (Daughter), Bethany (Wife)|
|Body alteration, flight, healing, cryonics.|
|A genius surgeon, cyberneticist, engineer and scientist.|
|Cybernetic wings, limbs, hooves and other accoutrements.|
Count Alexander von Rotefurt came from a proud Austrian family, and he was expected to live up to the high standards of his illustrious line. Alexander took pride in two things: Being the greatest doctor and surgeon he could be, and being the best husband he could be. He moved to London with his wife, Bethany, so that she could be close to her family. Alexander ran a successful practice there, and they were happy and feted in London society.
However, with medical science in its infancy, Alexander was helpless when Bethany came down with a wasting disease. As he watched her slowly fade away he became more and more desperate to find some way to save her. When she could no longer talk, and just lay immobile in her bed, he lost the anchor that held him to all that was decent and began plumbing terrible depths in his search for a cure, conducting forbidden experiments and researching terrible lore.
When even these desperate measures were unable to do more than slow the disease, and with the authorities taking notice of his illegal experiments, he fled, disappearing to a hidden vault in his native Austria where he and his love lay frozen, kept alive by machines, waiting for the day when they might live again.
The automated machinery revived him in the year 2000, just before the Rikti war. He created Eventhil from a sample of Bethany's DNA and material extracted from plants, hoping that his new daughter's cells might provide an effective cure for the disease and reverse Bethany's deterioration. When this failed, Bethany eventually died. Alexander abandoned Eventhil to fend for herself in the Rogue Isles, and in his grief embarked on a more terrible scheme than any he had attempted.
It was not to come to fruition, however. He had underestimated Eventhil's resourcefulness; the plant-creature stole a time machine and deadly samples of Shivan material from Bloody Bay. She travelled back to 1935, where she awoke Alexander from his cold sleep. Offering Alexander's services to the Third Reich, they created Rheintochter and attempted to revive Bethany, but only succeeded in making a monster of her.
Ouroboros agents looking for Eventhil were able to cure Bethany. With her help, they convinced Alexander to surrender to Ouroboros, who gave him a chance to atone for his crimes, working alongside his wife and daughter in the futuristic super-team, the Wardens.
Husband of Bethany, father of Eventhil.
Cold, driven, grim, confident.
In his quest for forbidden medical knowledge Alexander took to constantly modifying his body, so he has access to a wide variety of bionics. He is also a brilliant healer.
Early on in his career he relied upon the brute strength of his cybernetic parts. As an agent of Ouroboros, he is more subtle, and utilises his mastery of cryonic technology in an offensive capacity.
He is a talented doctor familiar with techniques from two hundred years ago to ten thousand years in the future. He is extremely tenacious and ruthless. He is an engineering and scientific genius.
Weaknesses and Limitations
His determination and focus can lead to obsessive and self-destructive behaviour. He is a known criminal and is subject to the custody of Ouroboros, operating on something analogous to parole.