From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Name: Schmidt Hoffman
Alias: Double Front
Status: In Hiding
World War I marked several advances in military technology. Machine guns, poison gas, and aircraft were only a few notable additions to the arsenal of weapons human beings hold. Kaiser Wilhem knew that the only way for him to win a two front war was to astound his enemies with an unstoppable new weapon. He and his best men drafted a prototype for a mechanized war suit. However, the project was scrapped because nothing at the time could power it.
Schmidt Hoffman, a librarian and World War I history buff, discovered the blueprints for the Kaiser's armor in an old notebook. Hoffman, who believed that it was Germany's destiny to win World War I and merely a fluke that they lost, decided that he would build this armor and right the wrong that was done so many years ago. He would wear the armored suit and power it using the technology of today.