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Rigger / Hacker
Insectlike Drone Whiz
Surprisingly Likeable
Discord @ob / @Forever#0951
Reddit [1]
Metatype Human (SURGEd)
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. 2059
Age 22
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - A

Character Information


A brained-out bug-SURGEd weirdo who likes drones, 'decking' with his extra-hot RCC, and meeting new people.


  • Get more drones!
  • Make new friends!
  • Feel better about himself!


A gifted child, Robin Cheng was on the fast-track to a well-paying if stressful job as a security spider when one of Wuxing's well-known geomantic projects went sideways. As his educational creche was overtaken by a freak mana storm, Robin ran for cover, but did not exactly escape unscathed. Injured. facial features unrecognizable, and bearing a viscerally horrifying appearance, Robin went off the grid, assumed dead. Working his way up as a drone manager and decker, the newly-renamed Ladybird Cheng has wormed, or rather, insected, his way into the big-time.

Narrative Significant Qualities


First Impression - Ladybird tries very hard to make sure the first thing people notice about him is not the bug stuff.

Impenetrable Logic / Instinctive Hack - SURGE can do weird stuff to your mind.


Distinctive Style - I mean, what are you gonna do when you've got bug-face syndrome, dress normal?

Social Stress - Looking like a literal insect-person and having it effectively ruin your life sucks! Don't talk to Ladybird about it! They will not respond well!

Unsteady Hands - Ladybird hates using his flesh-body for actual work, it's why he never actually got good at engineering. Stress, and the involuntary rewiring of his central nervous system by SURGE, do not help.


Astral Hazing - SURGE just kinda does this. The bad vibes don't really help with the uh, the image problem.

Impaired Attribute (Body / Strength) - Slight already, Shaoqi's new fresh insectoid look has come with further losses in bulk and muscle mass.

Metagenic Improvement (Intuition / Logic) - Brain Go Zoom, Ladybird has an unusually high cranium, but you don't really notice, thanks to uh...

Insectoid Features / Third Eye - Bug face. He's got bug face. There's a compound eye on his forehead, it's not good. It's bad bug face.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Crisp White SheetsAtlatlIt's Always Wednesday in Seattle10 August 2081



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Pitty 'Grease Lightning' McShane 5 3 Gear Mechanic Cars, Mechanic, Drones, Hard to reach, Motorcycles, GoGanger, Aerial vehicles Even
The Chairman 5 2 Fixer Extreme SURGE Activist Armed to the Chompers, 410,757,864,530 DEAD PAWNS, Champion of the Working Fluffball slash other animalesque proletarian, You Know We're Living in a Society Here, Human Shmeings, The New Flesh is Surprisingly Fuzzy Even
Jayden Andrews 2 1 Service Security Guard/Muscle Young Children: Twins, MCT Special Forces, K-Pop Fan, Armorer, Watchful Eye Even


Laesa Syndicate: Rep +1



In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result


Ricky Gervis (False R4, Wuxing)

Driver's License

Drone Manager's License



Ladybird dresses in bright red and gleaming black, reflecting his chosen name. A slightly-insectoid ballistic mask is used to help keep his comrades and clients at ease, as well as assuage his own insecurities.

Matrix Persona

Ladybird's persona is a graceful, androgynous hybrid of human and bug, tastefully cartoony to avoid being eerie.

Media Mentions

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