FRANCO FRANCISCO

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra VII, the last Egyptian Pharaoh Queen

 

 

Franco is keen to replicate Cleopatra, since she joined with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, his countrymen

 

 

 

 

 

GENOA & ROME, ITALY

 

Franco Francisco is the Italian scientist who invented the artificial womb (Incubus), that enables rapid development of an embryo from a fertilized egg in a mechanical surrogate mother; or cloning oven, to put it plainly. This impressed Professor Krafenstein of ETH university in Zurich.

 

Franco is short and stout with an Italian complexion. He speaks fluent German and Portuguese, as second and third languages. He gesticulates a lot and easily gets excitable. Though he is working on this.

 

He is dedicated to improving medicine, even if it means selling his technology to the highest bidder. He eventually hopes to break free of Professor Krafenstein, who is knows is actually Baron Victor Von Frankenstein VI. But, despite his ancestry, and the monster his forbear is said to have created, he believes Krafenstein to be a good man with intentions to match, also extremely wealthy, and able to charm the academic world with his brilliance. As such, an asset to modern medical science.

 

But right now, he needs to be working with other experts in his field, and human cloning is illegal in many countries - with reliable funding being very hard to come by. Meaning that he has little choice but to work with Krafenstein.

 

His next breakthrough is more connected with replication, bypassing the long gestation and growing periods inherent in current cloning technique - that every biology student and their dog can manage. He has advanced cloning way past his artificial womb. He can now grow mature humans from specially prepared samples. This has not been achieved before, though growing replacement body parts is commonplace, they are not generally, full body biological implants.

 

The secret to making a replicant is in the preparation of the tissue samples cultivated from cloning.  His 'Replivator' is a giant biological incubator, rather than an automatic womb. It is several times the size and complexity of his 'Incubus.' For which he needs a continuous stream of funds - such as not to jeopardize his creativity with side issues.

 

Franco is aware of the impediment to Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk's pioneering work, that faltered as he fought for recognition - so draining his energies.

 

 

 

 

CHARACTERS - PROTAGONISTS

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Abdullah Amir

Middle eastern marine captain

Ahmed Saleh - Port of El Dekheila

Fisherman who finds location Cleopatra's tomb

Ark, The

Interactive DNA database

Captain Nemo

Interactive autonomous navigation system

Charley Temple

Adventurous researcher & cameraman

Cleopatra, last Pharaoh queen of Egypt reborn

The reincarnated Mummy

Dan Hawk

Electronics wizard & 2nd mate E. Swann

Dr Roberta (Bobbie) Treadstone

Blue Shield ocean division, Newcastle Uni

Elizabeth Swann

World's most advanced AI hydrogen ship

Excalibur, Merlin & Pendragon

Anti-piracy laser & taser weapons system

George Franks

Estate trustee

Hal

Advanced onboard Artificial Intelligence

Horizon Europe

Medical research call, cure for cancer

Jack Mason

CIA contact, sometime double agent

Jill Bird

BBC news anchor, overseas services

John Storm- Master & Commander RN

Explorer/conservationist/anthropologist

Julius Caesar

Roman general who falls in love with Queen

Kitty Kat (Katie)

Ships cat and mascot, who loves fishing

Marcus Antonius

Cleopatra's lover and ally against Rome

PM Edward Thomas

British Prime Minister (Honest Johnson)

Professor Douglas Storm

Genius & great uncle to John Storm

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO, subsea archaeology division

Steve Green (Greeno)

Freelance investigative bloodhound

Suki Hall (Suzuki)

Marine biologist

US President Lincoln George Truman

Supreme commander US military

William Bates (Billy the Kid)

US computer genius & CyberCore Genetica

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CHARACTERS - ANTAGONISTS

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Franco Francisco

Italian scientist, cloning expert 

General Sir Rodney Dunbar

Head of MI6 human enhancement

Harold (Dirty Harry) Holland

Chief Constable, Scotland Yard

Husani Hassan

President elect of Egypt

Novus Illuminatum

A secret scientist society

Klaus von Kolreuter

Swiss scientist, human genome expert

Musa Bomani

Egyptian tomb raider

Musket Meloni

The richest man alive

NATO

Funding super soldier & cyber warfare R&D

Nicholas (Nick- The Devil) Johnson MP

UK Minister for Defence

Octavian

1st Roman emperor who defeats Cleopatra

Roberto Ferrara

Italian spy, Interpol, double agent

Rudolf Kessler

Egyptologist/archaeologist

Safiya Sabuka

Egyptologist, descendant of Cleopatra

Sergeant Shaun Flanagan

Police officer, Scotland Yard

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra's Mummy and the New Illuminati: Novus Illuminatum - Copyright illustration 31st October 2023 - Cleaner Ocean Foundation - All rights reserved

 

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  CAST OF CHARACTERS: CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY - FRANCO FRANCISCO IS AN ITALIAN SCIENTIST WHO INVENTS AN ARTIFICIAL WOMB CALLED INCUBUS & THE REPLIVATOR, FOR GROWING REPLICANTS - THE CURE FOR CANCER

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