Behind the Universe: Osiris, the Fourth
Updated: Dec 25, 2019
Over 150 years ago, the Xenorian Cotillion discovered a secret, long range listening post located on an otherwise uninhabited Mars, built by the Brotillian Confederacy, their sworn enemies. Xenorian military scientists, looking to establish a base of their own on Earth, began running tests on the Humans to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. They stumbled upon the dormant GEHM gene, a unique gene that once granted Humans special abilities. They discovered that the gene becomes dormant once all of the major organs become functional. The scientists developed a serum that allowed for the gene to continue to express itself even after birth, but it had to be administered within the first trimester of Human pregnancy. The scientist kidnapped twelve Human mothers from across the globe and injected the drug directly into their placentas. The serum was also infused with specific Xenorian genetic material so that the Humans would be intentionally born part Xenorian, giving them a much longer lifespan and increased mental faculties. As each child was born, the scientist would place them in maturation chambers where their physical growth would be sped up. The chambers would also allow them to undergo specialized gene therapy to help guide and monitor the development of their special abilities. As they reached the equivalent of teenagers, the scientist conducted mental conditioning regimens to ensure loyalty, as well as fluency in Xenon, the official language of the Xenorians. The war came to an end, and the laboratory and its experiments were to be destroyed, but the facility was overrun by armed Human soldiers, telepathically called upon by one of the twelve. The Xenorian scientists were killed and the lab and its equipment was destroyed. The children were rescued and sent to live with various families across the globe.
Jerry Cheathem was the fourth of the twelve born. He was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA), by a pastor and his wife who had no children of their own. He was fully aware of his abilities all of his life and kept them hidden from his adoptive parents. He went on to earn an associate's degree in nursing, a bachelor's degree in business management, and pursued a doctoral degree in pharmacy but never completed. Upon his parents’ death, his eldest “brother”, Timothy Fitzgerald, encouraged him to serve as an executive vice president of the Zenon Group.
The Zenon Group is a multinational holding company owned by the twelve “siblings”. As a group, the siblings also refer to themselves by this name. While serving as the Executive Vice President for Human Resources, Jerry oversees all of the corporate human resource responsibilities for the company and all of its subsidiaries. He also serves as the group's resident physician, although he is not legally authorized to practice. He has homes in Miami, Florida (USA), Chicago, Illinois (USA), and Tokyo (Japan). He travels extensively throughout North America, Oceania, and the Middle East.
For over a century, the group has used their special abilities, their wealth, and their global influence to push their secret agendas. They largely do so behind the cover of their holding company, but there are times where members must carry out special assignments. In those instances, Jerry goes by the name of Osiris.