(The following is a recorded interview by reporter Annalyn Torres with the superhero known as Gadgix)
Annalynn Torres(AT): We’re here today to talk with the heroine Gadgix, who many listeners may know from her wor—honey, don’t..don’t mess with that. Steve? I think she needs help with her mic.
Gadgix(GX): Nah, no, I got it. Was just checking this out. You know if you switched these wires here and tweaked the dimensionality, you might be able to use the feedback to—
AT: No! No, that’s okay! Please, leave it as it is. There we go. Now. So! Why don’t you tell us something about yourself, Gadgix? Tell us a little about your history, if you will, your childhood and how you became a hero of Paragon.
GX: So like the stars aligned, and the moon moved into some house, and Jupiter got it on with Mars and bam! There I was. August 15th. The Techie Goddess debut. Pretty sure there were a few angelic choirs singing that day. Uhm, Mom and Pops were pretty stoked at their luck. They recognized epic when they saw it. Ah, Mom had some complications after the birth and well, passed. So that left me and Pops, and like he’s been a great dad. He’s a dork, but a great dad. You rock, Pops!
AT: That must have been very difficult for the two of you.
GX: Yeah, Pops had it rough for a while, but he managed pretty well. I kept him busy, you know, running around and climbing everywhere.
AT: So you could climb?
GX: What do you mean ‘you could—Oh! You mean like did I have two arms or was I just la mano’ing it around the crib? I was born with one, but Pops figured I’d reach my full boss ability with an extra so he made me a cybernetic replacement. The one I have now is my own design, but he made the original. Kinda got him into the whole field. Yeah, I’m inspirational.
AT: You certainly are! To many listeners, in fact. People want to know just how you make all the gizmos you use in your day-to-day crime fighting.
GX: Well, I can’t go giving you deets, but I can tell you about them a bit. (Sounds of movement) This is my Cell 6. It’s a holding container for the Radi-Tabs I use. Those are full of clean radiation, by the way. I’m not nuking Mother Earth, so Hippies, back off! I’ve got Juice Jumps in the boots, the bow, course, with its genetic targeting system, and oh! the taser! I supe’d up this Wii remote I had and combined it with a taser gun. (Chuckles) Good times with this baby.
AT: Very impressive! And did these inventions spur your desire to help rid the city of villainous groups and their work?
GX: Actually, gonna have to say that was Pops again. He’s pretty inspirational to me as well. He’s always said that the worst crime is not trying to live up to your highest potential if you know you can help others by doing so. He’s full of those Obi-Wan lines. You could put that on a coffee mug.
AT : (Laughs) We may do that. So tell us what your plans are for the future. What are you hoping to accomplish in your career?
GX: For now, I’mma keep kicking butts and taking names. I’m still working on my Engineering degree at SCU, and I’m hoping to help Pops in his biz when I’m done. Just taking it day by day, ya know?
AT: We’re sure you’ll have an exciting and fulfilling road ahead of you, Gadgix. We want to thank you for taking time t—(Sounds of movement) Gadgix? Honey, you shouldn’t—Steve? She shouldn..
GX: Dude! I didn’t know you had one of these bad boys! Totally underpowered, though. Let me see if—
(There are sounds of people moving and protesting before a loud popping is heard and the recording abruptly ends.)