A famed researcher and idealist who discovers his friend and business partner, Ernst Kelso, has made a devil’s bargain with an evil cabal known as The Combine. When he learns some of their plans, The Combine targets him for assassination—but not before he passes on what he’s unearthed to his estranged son, Alex.
The Immune System’s answer to the Marine Corps. Aggressive, relentless, and ferociously dedicated to the eradication of pathogens, these warriors' bodies enlarge in anticipation of violence, and they have a number of weapons they can deploy in battle. Macrophages have tentacle-like pili that enable them to grasp foes and to pull them into their acid-filled abdominal cavities, which reduce infected cells to recyclable organic pus.