Ryan Mauer is an anomaly. An amalgam of mental acuity and physical dexterity. Spending his early years in the dull glow of a computer screen, he was recruited by MD5 as the youngest covert operations engineer in their clandestine history. It was there that he honed his skills as both a programmer and an exotic species handler. Under the guise of an elderly mathematician, he completed top-secret missions worldwide and became highly regarded among the scientific community. Unbeknownst to him, his cover at MD5 was in fact a highly controversial government biotech experiment from which he emerged as a genetically-enhanced super-coder. Suffering from temporary short-term memory loss, Ryan traveled to the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Russia and spent a short stint training Siberian tigers. Falling madly in love with a local girl and fearing for his life should the Russian government learn of his sordid past, Ryan returned to the US with his newfound love and settled into life as a web developer at 14Four.