Johann discovered the Evolution Artifact in the Galapagos Islands, where it had attracted an abnormal animal population. He attempted to use the artifact in a ritual to accelerate his own evolution, but instead it accelerated his aging process.
Ricardo Gambino was kidnapped by [[:johann | Johann]] during the Galapagos Islands incident and forced to be a test subject for the Evolution Artifact. When it created a desirable transformation in him, Johann decided to press forward.
Gambino was …