Wake Up and Smell The Ruin
Once a millionaire and gentleman, Thelonious worked as an ambassador for PRISM’s robotics program under William Sarne, in the Research & Development department. Took vacations by himself in the Neon Peaks by his mansion to take in the scenery. Jealous of his accomplishments, Ernest Gnosbrock the shitty accountant hacked his accounts, took all of his credits and burned his mansion in the countryside down. Homeless, Thelonius was forced to scour the mountainside and ruins for food. After months of primal living and donning a ski-mask to keep warm, Skimask tracked down that jerk, to the Golden City. Gnosbrock didn’t even recognize his old nemesis—he looked so weird. They jumped across rooftops, ran through malls, and eventually wound up in The Briny Rhino, a tavern near the city limits. The jerk whistled at two guys at the bar, BalsaBoy and Frezno, who appeared to be hired by him. The pair attacked Skimask with great ferocity. Sick Eddie, already drunk at the Rhino, stepped up to defend Skimask, but was quickly beaten up. Upon chopping off BalsaBoy’s hand with a katana and getting head-butted numerous times by Frezno, the pair knocked the shit out of Skimask and threw him and Sick Eddie outside. While passed out, a dog with no teeth gummed on his ear, and they were eventually dragged off by PRISM soldiers and given to Harlock for testing.