Wrecks' power and influence in the Underworld had gained the attention of the group's mysterious benefactor, A. Nonymous, who decided that it was finally time to give Wrecks a seat on the Council of Chaos. It's here that Wrecks was no longer just a mere lacky. He would finally be able put his plans into motion, with the entire Underworld following his every whim!
During his time on the Council, the Underworld had inducted a new member into its ranks, the beautiful but deadly Madame Machina. Machina was identical to Wrecks in every way except for one distinguishing feature, she was still mostly human. She had been cybernetically augmented in the womb by her father, and was now just as logical and calculating as Wrecks. Suddenly, Wrecks was reminded of days long forgotten where he had tried to cure humanity's ailments but had eventually given up hope. Madame Machina was proof that he was onto a truly groundbreaking discovery. Humanity could, in fact, be saved from themselves. It simply required a merger between synthetic and flesh.
Machina's father, David Ross MacVaine, had certainly been a revolutionary in the field of cybernetics. However, Wrecks would not attempt to research one page of his academia. For all of Machina's beauty, there were still glaring imperfections. Wrecks chalked this up to the fact that Machina's father was of course, still 100% human. If Wrecks was going to achieve perfection this time around, it was going to be without the help of an inherently flawed human being. His cybernetic creations were going to be his gift to the world. Mankind would finally achieve salvation. They would be reborn.
The Test Subject
Madame Machina wasn't the only "cyborg" out there. There were many others, but in Wrecks's eyes they were all abysmal failures. They made Machina look like a goddess in comparison. Not only did they not see the world the in same way that Wrecks and Machina did, but they actually opposed their ideologies! Most of these disappointments belonged to the heroes of Paragon City.
One of these failures which he encountered on more than one occasion was the post-adolescent girl by the name of Gadgix. Gadgix had been a cripple all her life, until her father decided to replace her lost arm with that of a mechanical origin. But the fool did not realize the genius of his work and left virtually ever other part of her body unscathed! Wrecks saw the chance to begin his experiment, believing that a body whose flesh had already grown accustomed to a synthetic source would offer less chance of rejecting the extra implants he would provide in the future. However, obtaining the subject would be quite the challenge, a discovery he made after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Foxy Ferret for his incursions into Paragon City.
Wrecks replayed the scenario countless times in his memory, introducing variables to try and sway the outcome. He concluded that Ferret had won out of sheer luck based on a probability ratio of 1:342,334. But he also recognized where he had made a tragic mistake. If he was going to acquire the subject, he would need to eliminate all variables that might pose a factor. These included all of the Challengers. Wrecks started planning his next move.
The Wreckasaurus Virus
Wrecks had no interest in killing the Challengers. In fact, if his experiment was successful, (and it would be) then he wanted all of them alive to witness the miracles that he could create. But he realized that he would have to isolate Gadgix from her team in order for her to be vulnerable. He created a special virus designed to infect Gadgix's cybernetic arm, but the virus would not kill her or even maim her. Instead, Gadgix would unknowingly carry the virus to her base of operations where it would upload itself onto the main computer. Once uploaded, the virus would implant Wrecks's coding into the base's autonomous expert system, aptly named M.O.R.G.A.N, creating a rogue artifical intelligence.
With eyes and ears now inside the Challengers' base, Wrecks was free to control every piece of hardware used by the supergroup. His next move involved luring Gadgix out of the base with the promise of a mass killing, and then blocking all communications between the team. He then mimicked Gadgix's voice in a distress call, luring the supergroup to the base and trapping them inside where they would fight for their lives against M.O.R.G.A.N and their own defensive systems. Except that the plan was never anything more than a clever distraction. Wrecks knew that the heroes would eventually succeed, but only after he had finally acquired his target.
Wrecks had a special prison cell designed just for Gadgix: four glass walls surrounded by fully automatic turrets that activated in response to the slightest vibration in the walls. This would prevent the subject from escaping, while also preventing any intruders from attempting to free her. Not that the likelihood of intruders was even a remote possibility, given Outpost Omega's isolation deep within the Shadow Shard.
Gadgix's integration with the new cybernetic implants was a huge success. In fact, it might have been too successful. The new entity, now calling itself Mechaness, looked down on Wrecks as being an otdated relic. She had become what every father figure doesn't want: a rebellious teenage daughter. Nevertheless, Wrecks had done the unthinkable and created a logical human being, devoid of everything that makes humans weak. But Madame Machina wasn't impressed.
Rebel without a Cause
As the days went by, it became more and more obvious that something was wrong with Mechaness. Her behavior was not the sort that Wrecks had predicted, and many Underworld members had begun to grow worried. She was too erratic, and oftentimes violent and belligerent to not only Wrecks but every single villain within the group. Eventually, Mechaness had completely vanished. Her whereabouts to this day still remain a mystery. There had been no sign of Gadgix either.
Wrecks refused to accept that his work had been anything less than a failure. Instead, he insisted that Madame Machina had been the one who sabotaged his work out of petty jealousy. Machina denied the accusations, and the two villains have been entrenched in a silent feud with each other ever since.