Austin is the most world-renown quantum physics researcher. THE master mind. Nothing less than every single survivor on Earth thinks she’s the only one that could save us all.
And it is her unique goal.
Succeed in finding the way to replicate the Aliens technology, so we can beat them. Only focusing on that task. Will she understand that feelings and emotions, in peace with her mind, can help her advance faster in her researches?
Coby is a young lieutenant, wanting and willing to prove to himself, his older sister, and the rest of the world that he is a capable man.
He wants to achieve great things, but doesn't always wait to have the wisdom to achieve them. Coby had a twin sister, and her loss is at the center of the conflict he has with Austin, his older sister.
A zen biologist Hayao is. His love for plants goes back to his childhood and he longs to recreate what he associates with pure bliss: greenness. Being unable to experience lush nature in his everyday life, he quickly discovered another way to achieve bliss in the consumption of drugs. He remains a kind, shy, closed-off person and most of his colleagues go to him for his listening skills. He can give wise, though sometimes cryptic, advice. His train will show the fragilty of Hayao’s dreams, the poetry of his vision of nature and the obstacles, within him and outside, in making his vision come true.
Hayao le rêveur. Le philosophe. Oh, il consomme bien un dérivé d’éther dans la journée, mais cela lui permet d’être dans ‘la zone’ et a réussi de si grandes avancées en biologie moléculaire ! Et non, cette consommation n’a rien à voir avec ce cauchemar qu’il fait dès qu’il ferme les paupières à jeun : celui où il se noie avec sa mère, Artémis et Geny...
Artemis acts as if she’s afraid of nothing. Party animal, gambler, drinker, fighter: she seems hooked on extreme sensations, yet in a light hearted way. She’s the comic relief, the social glue of the group, but she also has a darker side. Her love for Austin, perceived like light and funny flirtation from others but truly deep, was never clearly expressed and unequivocally rejected, makes her suffer.
Her GI companions know they can trust her, she will always run to the rescue. Her train is a bright and dazzling experience, one where she has to dig deeper into her feelings, see her fears and hopes and the actual possibility that they keep co-existing.
Brandon Stewart - 'BrX'
Nobody dares to stand in BrX’s way. He’s a tank, strong and tall, physically and emotionally protected by his muscular mass.
Having lost loved ones in terrible events, his reactions in the face of adversity can seem rough and lacking of emotion but it’s still another armor. He wishes to wreck all that causes suffering, as if rage itself could make him feel better about the ones he lost. His train will bring to life his hurtful memories, elements that bring him joy as well as his deepest desires about the ongoing mission.
Genevieve Obomsawin - Geny
Geny has that racy look and attitude. Just don’t mess with her. Her elegance is on every movement. It might come from that long family line. A line that saved the human race, the Abenakis. Along the past centuries, they are perceived as the leaders, and they assume their role greatly. On earth, the Abenakis are sacred.
But then, Geny decides to leave Earth. She wants to see, understand, and then maybe fight against the forces that almost destroyed them all. Veni, vidi, vici, one can say. But the battle might not the one expected.
She leaves her family cocoon, highly political and religious, to be amongst her friends, her loves; maybe she’ll discover that she didn’t need to go so far to detach from this overwhelming family weight.
Geny, elle, est une racée. Racée comme dans ‘elle qui a du caractère’ et qui se démarque par son élégance. Geny vient d’une longue lignée familiale de ceux qui ont sauvé l’humanité, les Abénaquis. Au fil des siècles, ils ont toujours été vu comme les leaders des nouvelles générations, rôle qu’ils ont bien assumé, et leur place sur Terre est sacrée.
Mais Geny a décidé de quitter la Terre. Elle veut comprendre, voir, puis lutter contre les forces qui ont failli causer la perte de l’humanité.
Elle quitte donc le domaine familial, politique et religieux qui l’entourait pour se lancer aux côtés de ses amis, de ses amours, pour peut-être se rendre compte qu’elle n’a pas à se rendre si loin pour se détacher de ses liens.