"This world has made it impossible for me to live. The only thing keeping me in it is the thought that there is, somewhere, someone who rivals myself. I am Sanctum, and I need an ultimatum."
Shortly after graduating high school, Samuel was offered the chance to work at Axon Laboratories, a new and rising company that focused on the world's biggest problems. Samuel initially worked on the 'Drive' project, which had the aim of creating a suit that would allow the user to work at top physical condition for much longer. After a number of years working on it, the project was abandoned. Twelve years of working on the suit was put in storage, and Sam became enraged. However, he was offered a position as head of the pharmaceutical department.
Despite being content with his job, Samuel's view on the world began to change. He began to see it as a corrupt system where those in higher places pushed people like him around. He began to secretly adapt the 'Drive' technology outside of the labs, using his backup copy of the designs. Using the still-limited technology, he started a criminal organisation known as 'the Sanction' and became the biggest crime boss that nobody had heard of. A particularly notable plan of his was the letter bomb incident of 2007. He had seven letters containing bombs sent to various locations that related to either DNA testing or road transport. It was part of his plan to bring on a rival for him. Someone who would be able to counteract his every move, and who he could do the same to. However, this failed, and his backup plan was put in place to destroy any links that could be made.
Luke, the Perfect RivalEdit
While looking for two interns to help at Axon Labs, Sam met Luke Daniels. Luke corrected every mistake he made, and Samuel began to make them on purpose. They began a complicated relationship, where they were nearly the best of friends, yet rivalled each other's every move, and helping each other to rise up to their level. He began to care for Luke, and as their work on the 'cure' to totally annihilate all viruses before they can manifest again progressed, he came to a conclusion. Luke Daniels must be his opposite. A force of good to counteract his force of bad, a child opposing an adult. An ultimatum for himself, be the best rival Luke has ever had, or die.