Optim Primus - The brilliant (not mad) inventor
Nothing is known of Optim Primus’ past, not even by the man himself. The are rumours he comes from a far off land known as “Cybertronica”, and that he is in fact not man, but machine. Neither of these have been confirmed though, and so they remain nothing but that, rumours.
What is known is that he is a genius when it comes to machinery. The problem lies in the fact that not only does he refuse to share his inventions (or even tell them what they are) but his favourite part in creating something new is being able to blow it up at the end. The bigger the explosion, the greater the success (in his mind at least). The only one of his creations to not explode have been the various clockwork houses dotted around all over the place. As such the only person who has ever taken him seriously is Vyacheslav Vodinochestve, whome he groomed as a sort of apprentice. Whether the effect this had on the young street orphan would someday manifest itself as something horrendous and possibly fatal to a great number of people has yet to be seen.