Doctor Gunter Rhinehardt
Real Name: Unknown.
Sex: Almost always male.
Dr. Rhinehardt is a scientist obsessed with quantifying the human soul. He believes that the next phase of human evolution involves a need for greater spiritual understanding. Dr. Rhinehardt has spent centuries in pursuit of his goal, becoming "like God". Apparently a man of faith, the doctor believes that when god made man in His own image, that it wasn't in our physical form but in our soul. Dr. Rhinehardt believes that mankind are quite literally God's children and there fore have the potential to grow to become equals of their parent. Dr. Rhinehardt wishes to engage God as an equal and help elevate the rest of humanity up to that level too. This belief justifies the countless attrocities he has performed over time to achieve his goals, and what's worse is that he seems to have had at least some success.
Dr. Rhinehardt does not see himself as a sadist. He takes no pleasure out of causing suffering and views those who do as atavistic. The doctor is not merciful in the least, though, and will pursue his experiment no matter what the cost to his test subjects. the doctor justifies this because he believes that God is a scientist and understands his methods, otherwise God would have stopped him long ago. Dr. Rhinehardt also believes that he is also providing a great service to mankind and that once he achieves his goal he will make things right for those who may have suffered under his care. As such, those who fall under the doctor's care can not hope for any compassion from him as he intends to make it up to them later.
Personality: Dr. Rhinehardt comes across as a kind and polite man but with an austire personality to those people around him who are unaware of his true nature. While he displays very little in the way of warmth and emotion, many simply attribute this to his professionalism as he normally passes himself off as a medical doctor. This is just a mask he wears.
The doctor does away with this act when actively following an experiement. His personality shifts to something colder, more clinical, and analytical. Anything resembeling humanity vanishes leaving him more unsettling and alien. He always remains polite when at all possible but this is often very disconcerting to those who experience it.
The closest he will come to anger is disapproval (sadists, rapists, racists, etc), though he's prone to start experimenting on those who earn his disapproval as a lesson to the subject. The only time he seems to become excited is when experiment goes against one of his hypothesis. Dr. Rhinehardt is a firm believer in failure being the best teacher. While he is capable of giving the appearance of personal attachment, the only true from of "affection" he has towards others are those subjects who he believes has potential.
Abilities: Dr. Rhinehardt creates monsters. These monsters can be physical in nature, spiritual in nature, or a combination of the two. Now this doesn't mean he takes people and turns them into mindless killing machines but his experiements pervert the natural order. He does keep a supply around to do his bidding, usually loyal monstrousities he calls his Angels and those mising a portion of their soul known as Hollowmen. More often, though, he releases his creations for observation in their natural habitat. Either way, Doctor Rhinehardt's experiments are often his most common interaction with the world and seems to rely on both mysticism and science to implement
Dr. Rhinehardt has many frightening abilities which he is capable of employing. He seems to exist as pure conciousness that has many bodies active at once, and can be seperated by great distances, to act as his hands. The loss of these bodies don't seem to diminish his power at all and he can create mental projections of himself. He can twist flesh and bone as if it was putty, though he usually saves significant alterations for one of his labs. He possesses other mental abilities such as telepathy, empathy, psychoportation, and telekinesis; though he seems to save any form of mental control for his own minions and even then rarely uses it. He also has beyond human intelligence and awarenes and has very advanced understanding of the sciences, particularly biology, psychology, sociology, theology and all forms of medicine. He is also accomplished in occult practices.