Ichabod translates into without hope and Gideon translates into Warrior for Good. But anyone who has met Gideon would not use the words warrior for good to describe him. Dr. Ichabod Gideon is a man who is bigger than his surroundings. He is smarter than anyone but forced to suffer lesser minds. He is under funded, lives in a small apartment, and has to steal a lab monkey to experiment on. When he experimented on Gregory, the monkey from down the hall, he was bitten. The monkey's bite must have transfered the chemicals through into Gideon because he is changing. Into what he can't say yet.