Single (but he has quite a way with the ladies).
Blond, green eyes. Nineteen. No parents. Born as part of a failed genetic experiment
conducted by Joseph Walsh and
Doctor Owen Negata. Their attempt at creating
the perfect genetically enhanced soldiers went horribly awry when an
overzealous and utterly stupid senator decided to speed the mutation process
along with a highly unstable chemical (now called Supertrooper Juice) which
drove the Supertroopers insane.
Most were trapped and are in cryogenic
chambers. A few escaped (Ryker Killbane, Brainchild, Darkstar, Stingray, to
name a few).
Shane was spared the cryogenic coffins on one condition - that he enlist in the
Rangers. Of course, Mandell had strings attached. "Because of his background as a
Supertrooper, the Board of Leaders didn't really trust him. The only way they could let him
become a Galaxy Ranger was if he
became a bounty hunter and went out and brought all the other Supertroopers back
in. His conflict then is that he has to capture all his friends--dead or alive.
Of course, that fit so well into our Western theme."
activates bio-defenses designed into him. It allows him the ability to heal some of his battle
wounds, and gives him limited shape-shifting ability.
(always a biped, same general mass). Aside from the implant, though, Shane is an expert
marksman with any sort of blaster. In a fight, he often has a blaster in each hand.
Looking something like a mix of Johnny Cage and a young Clint Eastwood, Shane is
blonde with green eyes. He's single, and is something of a rake. The only
Ranger with an established age, "Gift of Life" establishes him as 19.
FANFIC NOTE: Mandell had planned for Shane and Zachary to "be in direct conflict."
However, the idea kind of fizzled out. By "Lord of the Sands," the two managed to work out
their major differences.