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     1= Overview and Brief Analysis of Abuse's Plot =
     3By Nathaniel Krell. Last Updated: Oct 13, 1999
     5== Abuse: Final Release Plot ==
     7     You are Nick Vrenna.  It is the year 2009.
     8     You have been falsely incarcerated inside
     9     a high security underground prison where
     10     illegal genetic experiments are taking
     11     place.
     13     Alan Blake, the head research scientist,
     14     has isolated the specific gene which
     15     causes violence and aggression in humans.
     16     This genetic sequence, called "Abuse", is
     17     highly infectious, causing horrific
     18     transformations and grotesque
     19     side-effects.  You are the only person to
     20     show immunity to it.
     22     A prison riot erupts, and in the
     23     confusion all the cell doors are opened.
     24     Soon everyone, guards and convicts alike,
     25     become infected and transform into a
     26     horde of mutants which take over the
     27     building.
     29     Your only chance for escape is to don
     30     battle armor and reach the Control Room
     31     situated in the structure's deepest
     32     level.  You must first stop the prison's
     33     Abuse-infected water supply from
     34     contaminating the outside world.  Freedom
     35     and the fate of the world now depend on
     36     you.
     38== Speculation ==
     40Why are you breaking farther into the
     41prison instead of out of it?
     43Oh sure, save the world.
     45Why would a wrongly accused guy, quite possibly
     46out for revenge, try to "save the world"
     47by breaking farther into the prison?
     49And why are there jungles and caves and
     50sewers and what not?
     52And where would all your equipment come from?
     53Powered armor and energy weapons
     54just lying around?
     56And why do so many of the defense systems
     57only target you?
     59And why the hell do the "mutants" have
     60weapons on their backs?
     62Where would all of this come from?
     64A plot change.
     66What if Nick Vrenna had not originally been
     67a falsely accused prisoner in 2009, breaking
     68farther into a prison,
     69but a high-tech special ops agent in 2021
     70breaking into an alien base after an invasion?
     72What if "Ant" was not slang for "Mutant"
     73but an acronym?  A.N.T. - Aggressive Non-Terran?
     75What if Abuse was not a genetic sequence...
     76but the Mission's Codename?
     78== Abuse: The Original Plot ==
     80(source: back of original box)
     82     The Ants were fearless, efficient killers.  The Unified
     83     Underground's only opening was that the Ant defense
     84     systems were designed by engineers too arrogant to
     85     consider the threat of an individual.  It was enough to
     86     justify the covert Abuse Missions.
     88     On August 31, 2021, eight bytes were zeroed in a computer,
     89     and Nick Vrenna's identity was erased.  A suit
     90     of armor cradling his smoking auto rifle stood in shadows
     91     appreciating the stench coming from the first retired
     92     Ant of the day.  The armored soul feared the effort
     93     would end up as pathetic as the Terran Surrender
     94     Terms, but humanity had nothing else.
     96== Further Speculation ==
     98This plot may have been dropped because it's overused.
     99A lone soldier breaking into a huge alien base
     100and blowing things up.  This seems to be the theme of
     101all sorts of games already out there.
     102Heroes don't become such by choice, but by necessity.