- This is not a joke.
- It’s really not a joke.
- Just be thankful that it’s in a parallel universe.
On 20th April 2020, a series of character introductions are launched on Gov.sg, titled “Battling the Virus”.
In a parallel world, the Virus Vanguard is the advance guard in our COVID-19 battle. The team is fighting on multiple fronts, an essential strategy to keep the enemy and its cronies at bay. Get to know them here:
Circuit Breaker is a highly advanced robot piloted by a 12-year old girl, Mini Moh.
The girl was volunteering at a nursing home as part of school CIP when one of the patients took a particular liking to her. She then gave the 12-year old a tiara which, when worn, will unleash a humanoid machine – Circuit Breaker.
Powered by solar energy, Circuit Breaker is a biomorphic entity with Mini Moh controlling it through neural signals. Mini Moh is sharp with her words (to hide her insecurities) but has a soft heart.
Hypersonic speed of up to Mach 5.
Can control any digital equipment with a chip in it within a 50 km radius.
Can achieve lossless data compression ratio of up to 1000:1.
Solar power storage of up to 48 hours.
Fake News Buster wields the Mallet of Truth and wears a suit with force enhancing nodes to generate power when knocking sense into people. Otherwise, he is Felix, a corporate cog data cruncher in his late 20s.
Felix was a flat earth believer until he failed his geography in secondary school and could not follow his girlfriend to the same JC. Devastated, he denounced flat earth and all things fake.
With his single-minded focus to study and memorise all the world’s information, he became a walking supercomputer, and a legit Fake News Buster to eliminate what he deems to have cost him his ultimate love.
Walking Wikipedia and Google combined.
Able to decipher big data and cull out facts or known truths.
Maps or anything resembling a map (including suspicious-looking birthmarks) will render him into a temporary state of catatonia.
MAWA Man enforces safe-distancing (Must Always Walk Alone) as he repels people and objects far apart. To his friends, he is Manzoorakkaman (Man Man for short), a sports super agent in his late 30s.
Man Man is a fanatical Manchester United fan who grew up in the 80s when Liverpool kept winning titles and he was constantly taunted by his two Liverpool fan brothers. This made him despise everything Liverpool including their motto You’ll Never Walk Alone (YNWA).
His hatred for Liverpool so far exceeds his love for Man Utd that it manifested as a telekinesis power in MAWA Man to push objects and people through his eyes.
Repelling power to push objects and people back, aided by a digital distance meter through his eyes.
Uses a special helmet he invented to control the magnitude of force and calculate other tech stuff.
Cannot stop Man Utd fans from gathering as he will be compelled to join them.
Dr Disinfector can detect the presence of any virus or bacteria and she dons an exoskeleton suit with extended multi-appendages to eradicate and disinfect. Ordinarily, she is Darshita, a microbiologist at Singapore Clinical Research Institute in her mid-20s
Darshita graduated summa cum laude from MIT with double degrees in chemical science and microbiology at the age of 14. A failed experiment during her doctorate studies caused her to shrink to the size of a microorganism. Her colleague then unwittingly flushed her down the toilet.
She survived the ordeal and returned to normal size. But the trauma caused an extreme OCD towards cleanliness and her senses became ultra amplified which made her perfect as Dr Disinfector.
Able to detect virus and bacteria through sight, smell and even sound from the vibration of their movement.
Wields a multifunctional treatment gun with various capsules containing antidotes and boosters.
Care-leh Dee (pronounced Care Lady) uses empathy to absorb all negativity, or to send torrents of powerful emotions to her target. Not ordinary even in person, she is Diyana Amperthee, a female trillionaire philanthropist of unknown age.
Diyana made her trillions from prudent investments and then decided to go for a year-long meditation experience in the remote mountains of Kathmandu. She got trapped during an avalanche and during the two-month ordeal, which she survived, she attained unusual enlightenment to become Care-leh Dee, having gained the ability to feel exactly what others around her feel.
Able to make others feel better, and also understand how others feel through telepathy.
Temporarily absorb negative energy and thoughts.
When she absorbs negative energy, she needs to meditate to purge it from her vessel otherwise it may harm or kill her.
The contents were first seen on 20th April 2020.