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Surge by Meugnoit
Surge by Meugnoit

The DNAgents were a group of super humans that originated as a top secret lab experiment conducted by the research division of The Matrix Corporation. Known as The Biotype Project, the five individuals were grown in vats at an accelerated rate and bio-engineered with unique super powers. The initial idea behind the experiment was to genetically tailor the perfect corporate controlled soldiers.

Things went slightly awry however when the daughter of Matrix's CEO Lucius Krell was kidnapped while vacationing in Acapulco. The kidnappers demanded that Krell return plans for a solar converter that he had stolen from a rival Japanese corporation, and rather than have his dirty laundry publically aired, Krell forced the scientists to awaken the Biotype Project subjects prior to their full development.

The Project produced five unique individuals: Surge, born with electrical powers and an outgoing hot-headed nature, Tank, born with super strength and stature, the team's gentle giant, Amber, the team's heart and soul born with the power to create energy discs for a wide variety of effects, Sham, shy and quiet, was underdeveloped compared to his teammates but he eventually discovers he has shapeshifting powers, and Rainbow, the team leader, a telepath able to project realistic illusions.

Rainbow by Meugnoit
Rainbow by Meugnoit

Shortly after their first mission in Acapulco, Lucius Krell enrolled the team in Beechgrove University, ostensibly to have them act as bodyguards to his daughter. The DNAgents however, saw this as an opportunity to find out as much about humans and being human as possible.

While much of their time out in the world is taken up fighting a variety of villains that are hardly more villainous than Lucius Krell and the Matrix Corporation, they do begin to more solidly develop their own personalities. Rainbow even develops a relationship with another hero known as Crossfire and it's revealed that she's pregnant with his child before the end of the series.

The team eventually meets a rather ignominious end when Lucius Krell gets tired of their rebelliousness against their corporate directives and has them all put back into suspended animation, a move which echoed writer Mark Evanier's decision to abruptly end the series to concentrate on other projects.

The DNAgents from issue 1
The DNAgents from issue 1

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