Sebiscuits Cardarphen was a male mutant who served the government as an S.M.S.B. member and later the NoHeads before he returned to the light side. Born to Francis and Gentry in 2019, Sebiscuits quickly learned how to walk and speak in his first months alive, and he also came to idolize Baby Intelligence. Eventually, he attempted to join him, only to be rebuffed. Sebiscuits followed him into battle, and quickly proved what he was worth. After he defeated Mr. Stupid NoHead, rescued the Mayor, and landed the Wasp after the rescue party was trapped inside, Baby Intelligence chose to dub him after all. After this, NoHead, who had secretly allowed Sebiscuits to defeat him, preyed on Sebiscuits and his feelings of neglect and betrayal. Within weeks, NoHead manipulated Sebiscuits into becoming his apprentice with the promise of helping him find his destiny, and Sebiscuits became a NoHead. Together, they were able to eradicate the police that emerged from their destruction. After Mr. Stupid NoHead was killed, Sebiscuits worked with Hell Burnbottom, Brute Gunray, and Mean King before he disbanded after the Battle of Yellowstone. Sebiscuits and Baby Intelligence clashed in the City Volcano, after Sebiscuits failed to capture the President, and Sebiscuits was left limbless and ravaged by fire at the end of their battle. Encased in a suit of life-sustaining navy-blue armor and grateful for Baby Intelligence's help, Sebiscuits rejoined the S.M.S.B. and became very successful.
In 2031, he welcomed Red X with open arms, and in 2033 he went on a quest to destroy the Elite NoHeads. The quest resulted in his death and rebirth, and Sebiscuits re-embraced his role as Master Intelligence's right hand man. In 2042, he fought in the Battle of Transylvania, and he befriended Centauri afterwards. He also joined the S.M.S.B. in the Asian Revolution. Years after the end of the revolution, the Dark Flame discovered the plans for the MBH, and he broke into the MBH. Sebiscuits attempted to kill him, but he was overpowered. Three hours later, the Dark Flame killed Master Intelligence, leading to a furious clash between him, Sebiscuits, and Lindsay Kellerman. The Dark Flame knocked out Lindsay, but Sebiscuits killed him, ending the Shadow Wars. Sebiscuits turned out to be the last S.M.S.B. member alive. Hoping to keep the S.M.S.B. alive after the imminent end of his life, he took up a six-year-old mutant and spent the last few years of his life teaching him all he knew. When he died, Sebiscuits became a ghost and helped the boy proceed as a mutant.
Sebiscuits Cardarphen was born to two fobbles, Gentry and Francis. However, he showed from birth that he had powers of his own. This is when Gentry suggested they should name him “something more relevant.” This is what earned him the name he had. He soon learned to harness his powers, which were lightning and telekinesis. He could also walk and speak when he was three months old.
Sebiscuits was originally invented for The Super Babies: Book V: The Final Chapter as the ultimate villain — an evil Super Baby. Eventually his career expanded to the prequels, where he was a major character. Although it hung in the balance whether or not he was once a noble hero, or if he was always evil, the author, D. Isaac Thomas, had always planned it as such. Because Thomas’ mother thought the idea of electrocution was getting old, and Thomas agreed with that, he made Sebiscuits pyrokinetic instead, meaning he could shoot flames, beams, and rays as well.
Seabiscuit (a very similar name) was also a famous horse from the 1930s. D. Isaac Thomas seemed unaware of the coincidence.
Early Life Edit
Sebiscuits had always idolized Baby Intelligence ever since he saw him blow up the UFO on his TV. He briefly met him in a closet soon afterwards. A month later, he saw on TV that his new idol had become a superhero, and desperately wanted to join him.
Joining Baby Intelligence Edit
Sebiscuits’ parents finally let him go to the MBH for testing, knowing his powers were no accident. Baby Intelligence agreed to test him to see if he was the right material. Eventually, Baby Intelligence told Sebiscuits he had failed, and that he had to reject him due to the anger he sensed in him despite his amazing powers. Sebiscuits was surprised, and tried to argue, to no avail. At that point, Intelligence received a call alerting him to assist the police in their mission to rescue the captive Mayor, Katie Black. He ordered Sebiscuits to leave, as he was leaving himself. Sebiscuits said he would, but then he hid behind a wall. Hoping to show off his potential, Sebiscuits boarded the emergency skyfighter, which was made in case Baby Intelligence’s fighter was destroyed or damaged. Hoping to secretly show off his potential, he flew it to the sky battle being waged outside Mr. Stupid NoHead’s new base, the Wasp. He quickly located Baby Intelligence.
Before the NoHead armada was able to flee New York City, however, Baby Intelligence returned from the MBH in an attempt to rescue the captive Mayor. Moving into the thick of the battle, he prepared to storm the Wasp in his skyfighter. At that point, Sebiscuits emerged and revealed himself. Intelligence was infuriated, but knew there was no turning back. The two babies landed on board the Wasp and fought their way through the ship until they reached the detention chamber atop the command tower, where Black was being held hostage. As the two babies attempted to free her, Mr. Stupid NoHead entered the room escorted by two robot soldiers to confront the two babies.
Sebiscuits and Baby Intelligence fought together against him in a coordinated duel, until the NoHead telekinetically strangled Intelligence. He then simultaneously back-kicked Sebiscuits and telekinetically threw Intelligence across the room, rendering the baby unconscious. Sebiscuits fought on, eventually losing control of his emotions as NoHead taunted him. He began to unleash all his fear, anger and hatred, beating away at NoHead’s Vaapad with his own Shien mastery. The short duel ended abruptly when Sebiscuits disarmed NoHead, rendering the villain helpless. Pleased with the outcome, Black urged Sebiscuits to kill NoHead. After hesitating to give in to the Mayor’s wishes, Sebiscuits, who had two swords (his own and NoHead’s) crossed at the villain’s neck, attempted the death blow. However, NoHead blasted away with his hidden jetpack, thwarting this possibility. At this point, Sebiscuits did not know that the Dark Lord had let him win, nor that he had chosen him to be his apprentice, and was merely waiting until he could be turned. Nonetheless, Sebiscuits immediately regretted his merciless action, citing that the murder of a defenseless foe was wrong. Black attempted to ease Sebiscuits’ conscience, but eventually his words rang through to her.
Sebiscuits then freed Black from her bonds and escaped the Quarters, Black carrying an unconscious Baby Intelligence on her back. Their escape was short lived, however, as they were soon captured and brought before General Grievous on the bridge of the vessel, where a now-conscious Intelligence discovered the cloaked figure was in fact his mother, Rotta Hecks. Rotta did not take Sebiscuits seriously in the least, initially calling him “[a] scrawny brat”, but the baby refused to be baited this time. Then, the babies summoned their swords, cut off their binders and attacked the general’s bodyguards and robots. Rotta eventually managed to escape the babies as her flagship began to plummet to the galactic capital below, drawn by the planet’s gravity. Sebiscuits managed to pilot what was left of the ship to a crash landing on an empty parking lot in New York City. Afterwards, Baby Intelligence changed his mind. He brought Sebiscuits back to the MBH and dubbed the baby a superhero and his sidekick. Sebiscuits deeply anticipated the training that lied ahead.
Second NoHead War Edit
After the Battle of the Wasp, Sebiscuits’ training immediately began. During his first night in the MBH, Baby Intelligence allowed him to pick out his dormitory, out of a line of 10 bunkers with beds and dressers. He later put a nametag on the top of it.
For a time, Sebiscuits was required to study all seven Forms of sword combat. Because there was little Baby Intelligence could still teach him about sword combat, he was allowed to study his preferred form of Ataru after a week of studying the other Forms, instead of the usual time lapse of a month. He also learned to control his powers of telekinesis and lightning, and limit his use of shooting fire, a power he had used to employ essentially.
Later, Sebiscuits came across a chamber downstairs, and would have entered if not for incredible security measures in his way. When Sebiscuits asked Baby Intelligence what was in the chamber downstairs, Intelligence warned him not to go there, by any means. He also discouraged excessive television, but Sebiscuits was more than happy to comply with this, since the only movies he knew were ones he felt he had outgrown.
About a week after Sebiscuits joined the group, Baby Intelligence received a phone call from a teenager named Paige, who told him of her powers and requested she become an S.M.S.B. member. He invited her over and told her she would receive more information once she came. When Paige arrived, she was tested on her abilities and other traits. After Paige exited the testing chamber, she waited for Intelligence to fill out the results. Afterwards, Baby Intelligence decided to train her, and then called Sebiscuits inside. When he arrived, Baby Intelligence introduced Paige to Sebiscuits and revealed that several NoHeads had once existed before Paige’s victory, before either of them were born.
After this, Baby Intelligence dismissed Sebiscuits and, unbeknownst to Sebiscuits, he took her downstairs and introduced the laboratory that was forbidden for Sebiscuits. Baby Intelligence began training both of them together. He was a stern teacher, but only because he felt Sebiscuits and Paige were still feeling conflict and rebellion, per what was simply natural given their backgrounds. He still didn’t allow TV or video games, fearing they would get addicted to the sources. He did allow Internet access, locking any non-educational sites. (However, Paige hid an iPad with games and videos already on it, and shared it with Sebiscuits in secret.) Baby Intelligence also kept them in shape.
The Fencing Tournament Edit
In the week after Katie Black’s rescue, Sebiscuits planned a fencing tournament with the Mayor. Black told him it could be in the Town Hall, if she got the approval of the State Senator. Sebiscuits suggested they select the percise date first, and Black said it should be hosted in the following month. That following night, Black contacted the State Senator and asked for permission to use the Town Hall as the setting of the tournament. The Senator authorized this. Black traveled to the MBH personally to inform Sebiscuits of this. Baby Intelligence allowed her to speak with him in his private quarters. Black went there and informed Sebiscuits that she had the State Senator’s permission. They proceeded to discuss several aspects of the tournament and what to do to prepare for the event. They also made posters together, though Black had not drawn anything for several months.
Becoming A NoHead Edit
Sebiscuits fought valiantly in the war, but as new members joined he began to feel left out. Further severing his trust in them, Baby Intelligence urged Sebiscuits to keep tabs on NoHead. NoHead declared he was not Sebiscuits’ enemy, and also said Baby Intelligence was using Sebiscuits for his power. Believing him, Sebiscuits began to slowly lose his respect for the head of the S.M.S.B.
As he continued to meet with NoHead, the Dark Lord slowly began to plant the seeds of the dark side in Sebiscuits. Playing to his fear of isolation and lack of purpose, he told Sebiscuits he needed a variety in the power he possessed. Knowing this would interest Sebiscuits, NoHead continued to inform Sebiscuits of the secret dark power that S.M.S.B. members were not capable of teaching him. Eventually, Sebiscuits began to share with him his frustrations. Feeling like this was the correct time, NoHead offered Sebiscuits the chance to learn the ways of the dark side from him and use the power he had to find his destiny. Having his sword drawn, Sebiscuits realized NoHead was trying to turn him from the fold and contemplated killing NoHead on the spot, but decided against it after NoHead implied that killing him would result in Sebiscuits never reaching his life goals. Sebiscuits instead fled to Baby Intelligence and promptly reported to him NoHead’s whereabouts, though he regretted his choice as NoHead’s words tortured his mind. They went on a mission to the NoHead base. Paige and Sebiscuits both deserted the fight that ensued. After instructing Sebiscuits to join the fight downstairs Paige went with three police to destroy NoHead. NoHead fought with the squad, slaying three of them almost immediately and leaving only Paige. She and NoHead continued to fight until Paige gained the advantage. In the other room, Sebiscuits brooded over an overwhelming thought: with NoHead’s death, he would lose the chance to save himself and avenge Baby Intelligence. This torturing time was what allowed Sebiscuits to decide on going to the scene of the battle.
A Fateful Choice Edit
Grabbing an airspeeder, Sebiscuits hurried to Mr. Stupid NoHead’s office. Uncertain of what was going to happen, Sebiscuits made his way to the laboratory. Coincidentally, Sebiscuits arrived just in time to see Paige standing over the disarmed NoHead, with her sword held at the villain’s throat.
NoHead, upon seeing Sebiscuits, claimed that the S.M.S.B. had betrayed them both, and Paige proceeded to throw NoHead into a torture machine. NoHead pleaded with Sebiscuits for help, trying to sway him to save his life. Feeling a painful surge in the dark side, Paige told him not to listen. NoHead went through a physical transformation. His face became hideously deformed and his hair thinned. Paige turned off the machine and claimed that it was time to kill NoHead and end the war ultimately. However, Sebiscuits confronted him, indirectly stating that NoHead was not evil. Paige stated that despite normal procedures, NoHead was far too dangerous to be left alive. With NoHead pleading one last time, Paige raised her sword, preparing to kill NoHead, but the panicked Sebiscuits drew his sword and severed Paige’s right hand, leaving her defenseless and in great pain. NoHead took this attack of opportunity to use his lightning and send the trainee through the shattered window, her electrified body falling into Baby Intelligence’s speeder. Neither of them knew this.
Upon realizing the full significance of what he had just done, Sebiscuits was stricken with guilt and remorse and questioned his actions, but was too emotionally drained to resist Mr. Stupid NoHead, who stated that he was fulfilling his destiny. Knowing that Sebiscuits was emotionally unstable, NoHead further encouraged Sebiscuits to embrace the dark side and become his apprentice, allowing for NoHead to teach him all that he knew. Due to his role in killing Paige and his desire to fit in, there was no prospect of him returning to the S.M.S.B. Overcome by distress, Sebiscuits agreed to do anything NoHead desired; all he wanted was his friendship. While saying that the S.M.S.B. was undefeated, NoHead promised Sebiscuits that, together, they could find their weakness, tacitly admitting that he could not defeat them yet, but Sebiscuits was too blind to see it. Sebiscuits then bowed on one knee and pledged himself to the NoHeads, which queued NoHead to endow him with his new title.
Mr. Stupid NoHead assured Sebiscuits that the S.M.S.B. was an enemy of the state, and it would be endless war unless they were destroyed. Sebiscuits was ordered by the antagonist that if he wanted to prove himself worthy, he was to lead the robots into the police station and kill every police inside. Sebiscuits did this without question, slaughtering venerable police. The librarian even approached him, unaware that he was to be her destroyer. The attack resulted in smoke rising from the pillars of the station. After Sebiscuits finished his first mission of wiping out the police, he engaged the S.M.S.B. Although he took down Baby Strength, Paige, and Force Baby, he was disarmed by Baby Intelligence. NoHead came to his rescue.
First Battle of the NoHead BaseEdit
Shortly after that encounter, Baby Intelligence and the S.M.S.B. attacked the NoHead Base in their skyfighters. Near the base, a fierce sky battle ensued. Finally, Mr. Stupid NoHead went to intercept the fighters. Sebiscuits asked NoHead to let him join, and after thinking it over, NoHead declined. After Baby Intelligence held his own against NoHead, and the S.M.S.B. returned, NoHead returned (now with the metal tube in tow) and had Sebiscuits come to the balcony of the lobby with Hell Burnbottom and Rotta Hecks. Burnbottom began torturing the S.M.S.B. members until Baby Intelligence returned from the sky battle, leading to a fierce battle between Rockets and S.M.S.B. members that Sebiscuits viewed. As the fight progressed, Sebiscuits commanded tanks to roll in and fire, but this only caused explosions inside the lobby. Eventually Paige deserted the fight and rushed for her fighter outside the base. After climbing inside she flew to a volcano. Sebiscuits noticed her running away and followed her in his own fighter, unbeknownst to Paige. Sebiscuits found Paige inspecting the S.M.S.B.’s magma swords on the pinnacle of a volcano. He brandished his sword, stating that it was foolish for Paige to come there, and that she would die very soon. As Sebiscuits attacked, Paige drew her own weapon and leaped into action. Sebiscuits’ mastery of Form IV allowed him to hold off Paige’s relentless attacks, and seize the offensive. Ignoring Paige's vague warning that the dark side was only easier, and not stronger, Sebiscuits viciously struck her down. However, Paige became a spirit who would later provide guidance for Baby Intelligence.
Sebiscuits felt he had finally killed the girl that had been the focus for most of his rage for most of his life, and for that, he began to cackle wildly. With that, Sebiscuits took his magma sword from its position as well as Paige’s. While Sebiscuits hunted Paige, Mr. Stupid NoHead killed Rotta Hecks out of pure anger. When Sebiscuits returned to the NoHead base, he checked in with Hell Burnbottom via comlink, after conducting a failed search for NoHead. From Burnbottom, he learned, much to his horror, that NoHead had been destroyed. This made him very angry - that is, until Brute Gunray told him about a potion that Burnbottom had told him of just before Sebiscuits returned. It could bring NoHead back to life. After recieving this information, and seeing Rotta's corpse as evidence she had died as well, Sebiscuits Apparated to the new NoHead Base in Yellowstone. It is very likely that Sebiscuits helped them create the potion.
Death of Mr. Stupid NoHead Edit
When Mr. Stupid NoHead died in 2019, Sebiscuits was relieved to learn that Burnbottom knew of a potion that could bring him back. Burnbottom created it with help from Brute Gunray and Mean King. Now alive again, NoHead built a death machine to use in the final stages of his plan to destroy and reform the world. However, before the machine could be used successfully, the S.M.S.B. arrived, who had just accepted Lindsay Kellerman into their group. NoHead told Sebiscuits and his three sons via comlink to hide. Sebiscuits obeyed and followed the other three into the basement where they hid. Gunray openly began to worry about NoHead, and Sebiscuits became very annoyed while they were there. Gunray's fears were justified when NoHead died at the hands of Baby Intelligence and the other members escaped. This made Sebiscuits furious, and the villain's death made Sebiscuits feel conflicted about where to go next.
Peak of Allegiance Edit
Battle of Yellowstone Edit
In March of 2020, Baby Intelligence returned to the NoHead base with the police, vowing to destroy NoHead’s sons or die trying. Sebiscuits saw signs of the assault and reported to Brute Gunray before Disapparating away to the base he had erected in New York City, much to Gunray's displeasure. Gunray reported his success to Hell Burnbottom, Sebiscuits' new Master.
Although Hell Burnbottom was killed during the battle, Brute Gunray and Mean King both survived, emerging unscathed from the event. After the battle, Sebiscuits was visited by both Mean King and Gunray. When Mean King interrogated Sebiscuits and voiced his distrust of him, Sebiscuits gave him calm, reasonable, and logical answers to his aggressive questioning, which rendered Mean King silent. Gunray then requested Sebiscuits to lend them a squadron of Rockets since very few Rocket soldiers survived the Battle of Yellowstone. After thinking it over, Sebiscuits agreed to make it so as long if they could defeat him in a sword battle. Mean King and Brute Gunray both came on Sebiscuits roughly, but Sebiscuits calmly met their strides with his own calm moves, utilizing both of his swords to deadly effect. The two brothers won out in the end, and Sebiscuits kept his end of the deal, promising that the brothers "can have half of whatever I have, and will create." Satisfied, both of them Apparated back to Wyoming. Sebiscuits then dispatched dozens of Rockets to Yellowstone.
After the battle, Sebiscuits abandoned the NoHeads. Doubting there was any going back to the S.M.S.B., Sebiscuits became a rogue instead. Eventually NoHead was killed by Baby Intelligence, and NoHead’s sons joined him in defeat. Taking control of the Rocket army, Sebiscuits fled to the old, now abandoned NoHead base. This served as both a resort and secret base. The Rockets served him without question.
Return to the Police StationEdit
While RC-5 and his revolutionaries guarded Sebiscuits' base, Sebiscuits and Caberra, whom he had met recently, journeyed to the fallen police station. After a brief skirmish with several automated training robots, the two reached the High Tower where Sebiscuits activated a recording of him and Mr. Stupid NoHead, to prove he had once been associated with the criminal. Throughout his campaign, Sebiscuits had apprehended a number of mutated war criminals that mysteriously disappeared once transferred to the S.M.S.B.'s authority. He demanded to know their location, only to be reprimanded for his behavior by Mean King, who also dismissed the baby's warning that NoHead was using him as well. The recordings also revealed a penitentiary facility in the MBH's basement, connected to Baby Intelligence's lab. Sebiscuits lost control of his anger upon discovering that the S.M.S.B. had the facility—a secret that they did not entrust to him. Enraged and bitter toward the holographic representation of his former comrades, the Dark Lord telekinetically hurled several seats out of the tower's window.
In time, Baby Intelligence found him in his base, which happened to be near the MBH. Sebiscuits deployed lightning to blast them into a construction zone, and they fought. Sebiscuits finally escaped, but Baby Intelligence followed him to the pinnacle of a volcano. Baby Intelligence tried to reason with his former pupil, but Sebiscuits refused to listen, too consumed by hate. After Intelligence resolved he had no choice but to fight, Sebiscuits told him he had a slight chance, and leaped to attack his former Master.
Sebiscuits and Baby Intelligence fought an intense duel throughout the artificial complex and down the river of lava outside. The battle ended on the banks of a lava river, where Intelligence leaped to safety in order to claim the high ground and warned Sebiscuits it was over. Goaded on by his seething rage, Sebiscuits ignored his fatal tactical disadvantage and attempted to make the same jump, blade angled for the kill, only to be severely maimed by Baby Intelligence’s blade, which severed both of his legs and his left arm.
Physically crippled, Sebiscuits tried to claw his way up the hill using only his remaining limb, but succeeded only in sliding closer to the lava river. As he did this, Sebiscuits screamed his undying hatred for Baby Intelligence, while Intelligence, close to tears, expressed his regret and disappointment that Sebiscuits, the baby he had loved like a brother, had so spectacularly failed in his destiny. Shortly after, the heat of the lava ignited Sebiscuits’ clothing, burning his body severely. He was nearly immolated as he slid down to the edge of the burning lava riverbank. As the flames began to subside, Sebiscuits kept himself alive with his unbreakable will and sheer hatred; clawing his way back up the bank with his still-intact arm, struggling against his extreme injuries.
However, Baby Intelligence finally returned and took Sebiscuits to the MBH, and repaired the damage to his body through intensive cybernetic enhancements at the MBH’s medical center. His new robotic extremities were updated versions of a previously-made design by Baby Intelligence. Upon his revival as a cyborg, Sebiscuits apologized and rejoined the S.M.S.B.
The NoHeads' Return Edit
Although he had healed for the most part, Sebiscuits still had his life suit as a teenager. When Lindsay claimed the NoHeads had returned, he was second to believe her, only after Master Intelligence himself. After playing dodgeball with the other S.M.S.B. members, Sebiscuits dozed off and received a vision of Hell Burnbottom torturing his friends and ordering him to finish him, as only he had the power to. Sebiscuits was prepared to go to Bast Castle immediately, but Master Intelligence and Lindsay stopped him and they asked him what he was doing. After explaining his plan, Sebiscuits ventured out to defeat them. Upon arriving and being spotted, Sebiscuits fired a beam at Hell Burnbottom, which he blocked. After firing a barrage of beams and to no avail, Burnbottom fired lightning at the same time as Sebiscuits; the two bolts met and clashed. Sebiscuits threw the lightning aside and killed Burnbottom’s snake, Nagatha. Burnbottom released a shock-wave of dark energy, knocking Sebiscuits off the staircase. Burnbottom destroyed Sebiscuits’ sword with a bolt of lightning, prompting Sebiscuits to run. Burnbottom followed and knocked him off a bridge.
As he attempted to run, a series of vines grabbed and strangled the latter. As it continued to wrap Sebiscuits, Burnbottom fired lightning, decapitating Sebiscuits. However, the “death” he met was not permanent. Sebiscuits’ soul entered a state of limbo, where he met the spirit of Rotta Hecks. Rotta explained several things to Sebiscuits. After reconciling with Rotta, Sebiscuits requested a return to the physical world rather than go on to the paradise awaiting him in heaven. Knowing he merely wanted to return to help other people, God agreed. Meanwhile, the S.M.S.B. boarded their skyfighters and went to rescue him. Upon their arrival, Burnbottom triumphantly disgraced Sebiscuits’ dead body and demanded surrender. At first, the heroes were heartbroken, especially Master Intelligence, Red X, and Lindsay. They all remained defiant. Sebiscuits slipped away in the ensuing mêlée, and Burnbottom regarded his return with shock. Hell Burnbottom’s henchmen started to fold under sheer weight of numbers as the S.M.S.B. engaged them. With the battle restarted, Sebiscuits dueled the Lunch Money Bandit. Just as the newly confirmed NoHead trapped Sebiscuits, Red X took up the fight and killed the bandit. Sebiscuits was later freed by Red X after her final defeat of Hell Burnbottom. Afterwards he continued to help the S.M.S.B.
Shadow Wars Edit
Fall of Centauri Edit
After the Battle of Transylvania, which saw the deaths of Red X and the recently appointed Andromeda, Sebiscuits left to the MBH with the others. Meanwhile, Master Intelligence went to stay with an old friend named Myra Gordon, where he met a man named Thomas Meyer and befriended him. Finally, Intelligence returned with Thomas, who he had appointed an S.M.S.B. member and given him the alias of Centauri.
Centauri and Sebiscuits quickly became friends; Sebiscuits even defended him when Lindsay and Centauri got into a fight. However, the plans Master Intelligence and Centauri had became more far-fetched. Finally, Centauri began to question the S.M.S.B.’s reality, and expressed this to Master Intelligence. Sebiscuits, who was looking for Centauri, found him in the Fun Room, already arguing with Master Intelligence and Baby Strength. Centauri quickly became enraged and the three began to duel as Sebiscuits secretly watched. Force Baby was killed in the process. This caused the end of Master Intelligence and Centauri’s friendship, and forced Centauri to flee, much to Sebiscuits’ shock and dismay. Centauri later went on to become the Dark Flame and raise an Army in an attempt to continue his plan of domination. The Dark Flame soon tracked down the legendary Sword of Abomination and began to amass power. As his machinations played out over the next 90 years, he became one of the most powerful mutants in history, and a serious threat.
Master Intelligence DiesEdit
In April of 2180, the Dark Flame discovered the plans for the MBH. Using his powers to surpass security, he broke in to steal the plans. The Dark Flame entered a chamber, but Sebiscuits, Lindsay Kellerman, and Master Intelligence were waiting. Lindsay fired at the Dark Flame with a nearby gun, but the Dark Flame knocked her unconscious. Sebiscuits, horrified, rushed over, but failed to wake her. Sebiscuits then brandished his sword and engaged the Dark Flame in a sword duel, but he was overpowered. The Dark Flame slashed him across the back, incapacitating him. Lindsay drew her sword and attacked the criminal. The Dark Flame initially held the advantage; Lindsay spent part of the duel in retreat. However, she seized the offensive eventually. Despite this, the Dark Flame drew upon his own powers and regained the offensive, and the tide of the duel remained in his favor. Ultimately the Dark Flame overpowered Lindsay and dealt her a severe wound to her face while severing her sword into two.
Master Intelligence intervened and engaged the villain at close quarters. The resulting three-hour long battle, fought with both swords and superpowers, was one of the most well known duels in the world. The duel also proved to be one of Master Intelligence’s most famous moments. The fight ended in a draw when both of them disarmed each other at the same time. Upon being disarmed, Master Intelligence remembered what he and the Dark Flame were fighting for. Though he tried to get the Dark Flame to turn back to the light, the dark warrior stabbed his former Master through the torso, sending the famed Super tumbling out the window to his death.
Along with Lindsay, Sebiscuits angrily engaged the Dark Flame in combat, attacking relentlessly. The Dark Flame met their attacks with his own, and both sides were evenly matched. When the Dark Flame briefly backed away, Lindsay and Sebiscuits hurled their swords at him. The villain deflected the blades, which were caught by Sebiscuits. After a brief bout of bladework, Sebiscuits tossed Lindsay her sword and they attacked again. However, Sebiscuits, trying to cut the Dark Flame’s handle in two, accidentally missed the villain and sliced through Lindsay’s handle instead. Lindsay was then blasted into a door into the chamber. Sebiscuits furiously rounded on the Dark Flame. He attacked him heavily with rage and hatred, and although the Dark Flame easily countered his strikes, he eventually began to struggle. Attempting to rally, Sebiscuits sidestepped his enemy before pulling him into a bladelock. The antagonist broke the contact and attacked again. With his strength and aggressive sword technique, Sebiscuits finally overpowered Dark Flame’s defenses and slammed his own sword against his neck. The antagonist fell back and died. In an act of vengeance, Sebiscuits telekinetically thrusted the Dark Flame through a window.
Sebiscuits turned out to be the last S.M.S.B. member alive. After the deaths of Baby Strength and Lindsay Kellerman, Sebiscuits was left alone. Hoping to keep the S.M.S.B. alive after the end of his life, which he knew would not be long, he took up a six-year-old mutant and spent the last few years of his life teaching him all he knew. When he died, the child felt as if he could not go on alone, but Sebiscuits, along with Master Intelligence, appeared as a ghost and told him they would always be with him, and told him how to begin.
Physical Description Edit
As a baby, Sebiscuits had a blue, flashy supersuit, a short cape, and a relatively basic hairstyle common for babies in film. When Sebiscuits joined the dark side, like most NoHeads (except for Rotta and Mr. Stupid NoHead) it took a toll on his appearance. His nose became crooked and his eyebrows became straighter; his startlingly green eyes turned yellow and ominous. He was usually seen in a cloak, for which lied a tight, dark suit with long sleeves underneath.
In his life suit he was described as looking quite weird at first, with a vocabulator covering his mouth for breathing and most of his hair roasted off. His face was gaunt and pale, but he managed to retain some vestige of his handsome interior. He was always tall for his age.
Personality and Traits Edit
As a newborn, Sebiscuits was thoughtful and intelligent. He was friendly and easily got along with others despite his age. At the coming of the S.M.S.B., he was both helpful and generous; doing all that he could to help them, even if it involved risking his life. Though lovable, he also was one to carry grudges and was vengeful, but he usually held these two traits in check. He also hated being treated unjustly or being wrongly accused. He was fiercely loyal, doing anything to keep those he was close to from harm, at any cost. His only price for this dedication was loyalty in return.
Because of his fear of losing even more friends in such a manner, he kept to himself whenever possible. During this, however, he grew especially close to Baby Intelligence, considering him a big brother and a role model. Due to his sudden escalation from commoner to possibly the strongest S.M.S.B. member, pride and arrogance set in. He grew sensitive, self-appreciating, and slightly arrogant. He also hated being reprimanded or lectured. He was naturally honest and despised lying and deception, and especially hated evil. Baby Intelligence’s divided attention and self-consciousness when it came to Sebiscuits hurt the baby, who at times wasn’t sure whether Intelligence liked him, something his heart craved. Therefore, he turned to a more complimenting, comforting source: NoHead.
His yearning to be loved, as well as appreciated, came out in his secretive devotion to NoHead and Paige, the only two people he truly thought appreciated or cared for him. As his fame grew, he knew that he was one of the best members of the S.M.S.B., believing that he could easily best any of the other trainees blindfolded with his sword tied behind his back. This coupled with his frustration at his perceived injustice at being kept at equal ranks with everyone else made him more and more bitter and distrustful of Baby Intelligence. His belief in them was shattered more and more as NoHead swayed him from trusting them. Slowly, his bond with everyone except NoHead was completely shaken and broken. Born out of this conflict was the NoHead within.
After becoming a NoHead, Sebiscuits’ personality changed completely. He was now a rattled infant, shaken by the perceived betrayal of his comrades. Sebiscuits initially remained uncertain, but regained his self-confidence following his killing of Paige in the city’s only volcano. He also gained a firm belief that love was a weakness and was utterly meaningless. This belief was especially prevalent after NoHead’s death in early 2020. Sebiscuits had an extremely low tolerance of failure, and did not get on well at all with Mean King or the Rockets. He was even known to destroy a few Rockets himself when they frustrated him. For their part, many locals despised and feared the Dark Lord. He also retained his former self’s distaste for dishonesty and deception. However, he did develop a tendency to craft some falsehoods, or at the very least half-truths. Despite his rather rocky relationship with Rockets and the Mean King, Sebiscuits got along quite well with Rotta Hecks and the more intelligent RC-4. He eventually warmed up to the other Rockets as well. One reason Sebiscuits was popular with the troops was his willingness to fight in the front line, and not expect of anyone anything he was not willing to do himself. In addition, he occasionally praised surviving units for their efforts. He also held some disgust towards the times the other NoHeads betrayed their friends for power, even when it was to their benefit.
Despite his actions, Sebiscuits apparently believed he was doing what was good for the world. He also appeared to have had a high sense of self-loathing as a result of his actions. He expressed the belief that NoHead control was the only way the world could attain peace, justifying his actions as necessary to accomplish this. In addition, he also made it clear to Rotta at one point that, while he did kill when he felt it needed to be done, like Burnbottom he did not take amusement at it like his Master. In addition, he came to believe that he was irredeemable, which he relayed to Baby Intelligence during their third encounter, in response to the hero’s attempts to get Sebiscuits to free himself from the grip of the dark side. Shortly after his reconstruction, he admitted that Intelligence was indeed right about his still having good in him.
In the end of his evil career, Sebiscuits broke away from the dark side, becoming whole once again. Redeemed by his master’s love, Sebiscuits became a good leader and a powerful being.
Powers and Abilities Edit
S.M.S.B. Member Edit
Sebiscuits was trained by who was possibly the world’s most promising teacher, Baby Intelligence. Through him, Sebiscuits would inherit a rich tradition of sword training. Sebiscuits’ style featured elements of many masters, making him outstandingly talented, even at a very young age. As a result, he was an extremely skilled and vastly experienced sword duelist. Before his betrayal, Sebiscuits was known as one of the most skilled duelists in the S.M.S.B. Next to Baby Intelligence, he was the MBH’s most agile swordmaster. Sebiscuits was the only person besides Mr. Stupid NoHead and Hell Burnbottom who was known to have kept up a duel with Intelligence for more than a few seconds, though only Burnbottom and NoHead could say they could best him at it. Though styles like Form I, Form III, and Form V were more practical in the age of guns, Sebiscuits’ competitive spirit drove him toward the fourth form of sword combat, Ataru. He exclusively utilized Ataru in combat, believing that duelists who devoted themselves to the study of multiple combat forms would never attain the same level of mastery as ones who devoted themselves to a single style.
Both Form IV and V variants became the favored fighting styles of Sebiscuits, as their aggressive and strength-oriented fighting methods fit well with his competent, confrontational personality type. Due to his natural talent for sword combat, he advanced quickly, an achievement which fed his ego, and he came to consider himself a match for Baby Intelligence (albiet that he was proved right in two cases). His specialty in the Shien form stood him in good stead during heated engagements with blaster-wielding foes, such as the First Battle of Palmyra. Sebiscuits also studied Form VI to develop his skills with dual-blades, though he commented that he was working on this mostly as an exercise in control.
As the NoHead War progressed, Sebiscuits spent the following years of the conflict developing his skills in its many pitched battles. He began using brute strength to overwhelm his opponents as well, and was also known to attack his opponents by lunging at them. Evidence of his prowess included confrontation with Mr. Stupid NoHead or Rotta’s NC bodyguards, as well as numerous sparring matches with Baby Intelligence. Relying on both strength and agility, Sebiscuits proved able to adequately fend off or evade enemy attacks while immediately offering counters. He occasionally applied Ataru-styled acrobatics during combat, but he preferred to rely on pure Shien during the few sword duels he fought before his fall from grace. The aggressive Form V encouraged practitioners to actively attempt to dominate their foes, and as the war progressed, Sebiscuits drew on his anger and rage with mounting frequency, sliding ever closer to the dark side. When confronting NoHead for the first time, Sebiscuits relied heavily on these emotions to fuel his offense, demonstrating both overwhelming strength and bewildering speed as he bashed through NoHead’s precision defense and disarmed him (though it can be noted NoHead didn’t mean to kill, and as such had let him win). After the fight, Mayor Katie Black acknowledged Sebiscuits as the finest swordsman stylist that she had ever seen.
It also proved to NoHead that Sebiscuits was worthy of being his apprentice.
Although extremely young and having less than perfect training, Sebiscuits was one of the most powerful living beings on the planet. However, Sebiscuits’ focus was given more towards improving his sword skills than his powers. As such, while Sebiscuits’ raw power was immense, his knowledge of them was limited to fairly straightforward techniques at the time. Sebiscuits was one of the most powerful members of S.M.S.B.; however, it also made Sebiscuits arrogant. When he came to the MBH at five months, he began to develop at a faster and accelerated pace than even Baby Intelligence himself, further feeding his pride and self-importance.
Sebiscuits was skilled in the use of telekinesis able to lift heavy objects with minimal effort. He often used his mastery of telekinesis to augment his dueling prowess, and was quite skilled at attacking other mutants with telekinetic strikes. He could also leap several stories every bit as effortlessly. Sebiscuits was also capable of a powerful telekinetic shove, which was notably equally strong as Baby Intelligence’s, and neither could overcome the other once locked together in the City Volcano. Sebiscuits was also very skilled with shooting lightning and fire, as it was his primary superpower. Sebiscuits also could enhance his speed when necessary, and was able to use it to increase the efficiency of his sword skills. Sebiscuits was also attuned with visions, though this proved to be a weakness when it led to his temporary death in 2033. He also possessed a keen sense, such as when he sensed the assassination attempt on Baby Intelligence. During his clashes with Hell Burnbottom and Cygnus Evans, Sebiscuits also proved he could block beams with his hands using a variant of telekinesis. Sebiscuits could also use his powers to tame and ride unfriendly creatures.
Because his body had been severely burned in the City Volcano, Sebiscuits was thought to have lost much of his potential, although he nonetheless retained an incredibly high control of both light side and dark side powers. After he was retrained, Sebiscuits was believed to have had roughly 80 percent of the power of Baby Intelligence. Nevertheless Sebiscuits wielded tremendous power and skill, enough to use his powers to overpower almost any opponent he could not defeat with his sword. Had the duel with Intelligence not taken place, Sebiscuits would have been far more powerful than Baby Intelligence, but also would never have joined the light side. As it was, the villain Spicy Mead acknowledged that he had never encountered a mutant as powerful as Sebiscuits, and that it would be foolish for Baby Intelligence not to fear him. Intelligence, understanding love and having gone out of his way to keep Sebiscuits alive, took an alternative viewpoint. Though it was true to say that he had not expected Sebiscuits to return a cyborg, Intelligence believed that most of the limitations on Sebiscuits’ potential power were not physical but psychological, as was often the case with emotionally disturbed mutants like Mrs. Twisted NoHead or Brute Gunray. He believed that, were Sebiscuits to fully confront his choices and completely shake himself out of his guilt, he would have been able to reawaken the incredible power within him. Once Sebiscuits got used to his armor and re-tooled his fighting style, he regained some of his confidence and became one of the most powerful protagonists in world history. However, he would always be haunted to varying degrees by the choices he had made, even to the point of what amounted to temporary insanity during the second month of the American Purge. Thus, while Sebiscuits made progress in that regard, he was never fully able to accept who and what he had become, and therefore never fulfilled his full potential.
In combat, Sebiscuits was extremely adept at utilizing telekinetic attacks, and often made liberal use of his telekinetic abilities during duels. He was capable of performing incredibly powerful telekinetic shoves and grips, and was capable of breaking through the telekinetic defenses of Spicy Mead and the Dark Flame, even in old age. He was also very proficient in summoning objects, and was able to generate enough power with his attacks to easily kill Muggle assailants. One of Sebiscuits’ favorite tactics during duels was his use of lightning, an ability some criminals forgot he still possessed. 13 years after his duel with Baby Intelligence, it still sufficed against Hell Burnbottom’s use of the ability. This served as both an effective attack and a way of demoralizing his opponents. Despite this, he still used it rarely. On one occasion, he also demonstrated the ability to shoot flames. During a brief rematch with Hell Burnbottom, he was able to drive him out with this method alone. Sebiscuits also demonstrated the ability to both block and redirect beams and lightning telekinetically. He could also use his sword to ground extremely high-intensity blasts of lightning with little effort. Sebiscuits also favored the use of telekinetically hurled objects. He first utilized this technique as a NoHead, during his duel in the City Volcano with Baby Intelligence, slicing shards of metal from the walls and shooting them at his opponent. However, Intelligence’s mastery of Ataru allowed him to deflect the shards. After gaining his armor, Sebiscuits used this tactic to bring down Ronald Goyle, ripping apart the platforms in their battleground and flinging waves of debris at the evildoer from all sides. Additionally, when applying this technique against Goyle, Sebiscuits did not even need to extend his hand.
Besides the life support it provided his ravaged body, Sebiscuits’ armor also offered limited protection against the blades of swords. In combat, a quick blow from a sword appeared to cut the armor only shallowly, although this was enough to draw a surprised cry. However, most of the armor was purposely made out of non-sword resistant material, as Sebiscuits worried that he might grow sloppy if he relied too much on his armor to protect him in duels.
When Sebiscuits at long last embraced the dark side, he maintained his Form IV mastery, but utilized it in an even more brutal fashion, becoming a frightening opponent. He remained an extremely skilled duelist, however, his aggression became his fatal flaw, as he would become so controlled by it that it would give way to his rage. Though young, strong, athletic, and a master swordsman gifted with more raw power than any other mutant, he lacked the experience, calm, and focus that his former master possessed. Though Sebiscuits could, and would call on the dark side to overpower his opponents, his mounting emotions distracted him, clouding his judgment and preventing him from executing his form as well as Baby Intelligence executed his. Whereas Sebiscuits’ strength lay in his offensive barrage, Intelligence’s strength resided in his staunch defense.
Baby Intelligence was regarded as the greatest masters of sword combat ever, and his absolute dedication to it would prove vital to his victory. Sebiscuits, frustrated by his inability to break through this defense, began making mistakes and leaving openings that he otherwise would have avoided had he remained focused and patient. Baby Intelligence, similar to his final duel with Mean King, would utilize his “wait them out” method, relying entirely on the defensive and energy-conservative moves until the opponent became frustrated or fatigued, causing them to leave sloppy openings in their offense that Intelligence could then exploit. Sebiscuits’ frustration and arrogance eventually caused him to make a tactically fatal decision, and resulted in his defeat and severe mutilation.
Sebiscuits was one of the NoHead’s most agile swordmasters. During the time of the NoHead War, it was said that aside from Baby Intelligence, only Mr. Stupid NoHead would have been his equal on neutral ground. Though styles like Form I, Form III, and Form V remained practical, Sebiscuits continued use of Form IV, which he utilized exclusively in combat. He maintained his belief that duelists who devoted themselves to the study of multiple combat forms would never attain the same level of mastery as ones who devoted themselves to a single style. Despite his specialization, he still possessed a working knowledge of all the other forms, and was competent enough with them to assist Rotta Hecks in their use. Sebiscuits was a strong proponent of both single-bladed and dual-bladed combat, a skill he shared with Rotta Hecks.
In combat, he used his bladework to redirect and deflect, rather than attempting to meet his opponent head on. He fended off enemies with a minimal expenditure of energy before unleashing rapid and devastating counters, and was known to attack with a fencing-style thrust. As per Ataru training regimens, Sebiscuits relied heavily on his footwork to outmaneuver his enemy, basing himself on balance, back-and-forth assaults, and sudden retreats. This is particularly shown in his myriad of battles with Baby Intelligence and Baby Strength, with whom he easily remained the superior warrior. His skill in Form II was such that he could hold his own against up to four opponents with little difficulty, despite the fact that Ataru Makashi was not suited for combat in confined spaces. He was also extremely competent at deflecting bullets, despite Ataru’s weakness against projectile weapons. The only one to best his mastery of Ataru was Baby Intelligence himself. However, like virtually all Ataru practitioners, Sebiscuits had a great deal of difficulty producing any caution in his attacks. This flaw would eventually prove to be his undoing.
Upon joining the NoHeads, there was little NoHead could teach Sebiscuits about dueling, instead spending just as much time learning how to use taunts to disrupt an opponent’s concentration by the use of psychological warfare. As a NoHead, he sometimes combined telekinesis with the use of lightning or strangulation. Despite his mastery of telekinesis, he strongly disliked the saber throw technique, believing that one’s sword should always remain in one’s hand. This was also a preference he shared with Hell Burnbottom.
Sebiscuits also had limited healing rays, and once used them to heal himself of a deadly plague. In addition, he could still subdue and control animals. He also learned how to forcibly rip information out of the minds of his enemies. Sebiscuits also knew how to cloak his presence. Though this concealment was hard to break, it was still possible.
After his conversion to the dark side, Sebiscuits mastered many of its more infamous powers. He was highly skilled with the ability of strangulation. He also had a particular liking for his pyrokinesis, respecting it as his primary ability. He used it to incapacitate Paige at the police station and attempted to do the same to both Baby Intelligence and Baby Strength, though the latter two were able to block it. Sebiscuits would display his mastery of this power on numerous other occasions. Sebiscuits could also use his powers to enhance his own physical capabilities - this enabled him to become incredibly athletic and acrobatic in combat, and simultaneously maintain phenomenally precise and effective footwork and even acrobatic feats to gain leverage on his opponents.
Sebiscuits also made extensive use of telekinetic crushes, as he demonstrated numerous times throughout his life. On a similar note, he was also capable of telekinetically destroying a target’s internal organs. He was also capable of redirecting bullets, sometimes even at whomever fired them. In addition, he utilized telekinetic deflections several times during his evil career, making simple barriers which were evidently capable of dissipating bullets and even beams.
The Dark Lord could also use telepathy. He showcased on multiple occasions that he was much stronger than most babies. Sebiscuits also demonstrated remarkable physical durability and resistance to pain throughout his time as a NoHead. On at least two occasions, he was slammed into the ground, and hardly reacted in either case. Additionally, he could use his powers to survive explosions and freezing temperatures.
Other Abilities Edit
Sebiscuits was fluent in English and later, French, German, Spanish, and to a certain degree, Italian. He was also fluent in NoHead code and ancient language. He was a man of many talents. He was well known for his exceptional piloting skills, skills that helped earn him a rank in the S.M.S.B.; having such a piloting reputation that some would go so far as to argue he was the best pilot in the world. During the NoHead War, Sebiscuits was one of the country’s best and most famous pilots. He perfected an assortment of strategies; most notable was his skill at opening fire just before passing through enemy formations, leaving little time for evasion. He also displayed relentless tenacity in chasing down his targets as well as shaking off target locks. The latter ability would later be displayed by his singular apprentice in 2224. His abilities garnered the attention of both Mayor Katie Black and his peers. At the Battle of the Wasp, Sebiscuits was able to safely land the huge cruiser that was the Wasp, despite the fact that he was only flying half a ship, and it was not even built to be able to land, as well as implying the possibility that he might not know how to fly the ship.
Sebiscuits was also known to be an exceptional mechanic. He could fix anything from a damaged robot to a malfunctioning speeder. Sebiscuits quickly understood how things worked, and his strong knowledge of mechanical systems coupled with his powers allowed him to pilot most vehicles and skyfighters. During the NoHead War, Sebiscuits extensively modified the emergency skyfighter he was allowed to keep into a fully customized skyfighter; modifications that would pave the way for the fighter. Sebiscuits also often tinkered with his skyfighter. He continued to use this fighter as a NoHead, and he continued to design his own specifications, having narrowed larger angular wings, a considerably longer engine, and thicker support struts than the standard S.M.S.B. fighter. TIE. In addition, Sebiscuits could use his powers to hone both his skyfighter and his sword, rendering both more effective.
Sebiscuits was a brilliant strategist and, even with his life suit he was still one of the greatest pilots in the world. His armor did not dull the precognition ability he possessed since childhood and he was able to predict the movements of his targets during dogfights with pinpoint precision. He still possessed his former persona’s amazing engineering skills, having personally overseen the design of both his second skyfighter and the S.M.S.B. Motor Home’s construction. In addition, he also possessed his former persona’s exceptional piloting skills—During a pilot training exercise, Sebiscuits, after joining the simulator exercise, managed to shoot down everyone despite his targeting computers being disabled prior to launch; saving Lindsay Kellerman, widely considered to be the best pilot in the group, for last. He then proceeded to toy with Lindsay; did various maneuvers and random blasts; matched his every move; before shooting him down despite Lindsay’s best efforts.
Sebiscuits carried a number of different swords throughout his life; during training sessions, he utilized a training sword, but in an underground chamber in the MBH, he constructed his own sword in a trance state. During the trance, Sebiscuits fought a vision of Hell Burnbottom, who tossed him the sword that Sebiscuits was unknowingly building. Sebiscuits refused to use the weapon in battle and used his training sword, but when it broke, Sebiscuits banished the vision and awoke to find the completed blade in his lap. For the weapon, Skywalker used three crystals that seemed to speak to him, and they produced a blue blade. Sebiscuits used that weapon up until the Skirmish at the State Capital, where it was destroyed by Baby Intelligence. He later took his magma sword where it was in progress in the volcano, as well as the fallen Paige’s. This allowed for dual-bladed combat, as was Sebiscuits’ specialty. Sebiscuits used these weapons up until his duel with Baby Intelligence, where his first weapon broke and Intelligence took the second weapon after the NoHead’s defeat; Intelligence eventually gave the weapon back to him after his redemption. Later, Sebiscuits constructed a new weapon, one that was energy on metal, instead of lava on stone, and he used this weapon up until his death. Sebiscuits also kept a collection of swords that he had claimed from police killed during Operation: Purge. Sebiscuits was also proficient in hand-to-hand combat; in brawls, he was able to bruise full-grown Muggle men with ease.
The name “Sebiscuits” is short for “See The Biscuits Burn.” This matches his pyrokinetic powers perfectly. “Biscuits” in classic slang also means “rear end,” unmistakably referring Sebiscuits to this definition. A similar name, Seabiscuit, was the name of a racing horse, but the author, D. Isaac Thomas, seemed unaware of the coincidence.