The CROSS & SWORD Species study Inverts Inverts are a second species of superhumans, probably being the oldest on the planet, older than either the Experimented or the Augmented. Their origins date back to the Genesis era. Hunter-gatherers were on a hunt, when an extraterrestrial spacecraft crash landed in their path. They had never had contact with or a concept of extraterrestrial life, so they did not know what to make of this aircraft, or the beings that emerged from the aircraft. The aliens that emerged from the space craft were the Inverters, specifically, rebel Inverters. The planet they came from, Inverterus, was an Imperial dictatorship/monarchy. The Imperial Inverters were highly expansionistic and were notorious conquistadors. They wanted to use their secret weapon to defeat their rival, the Animaliens, which was divided into 3 clans, the Repto-Mammalians, the Avo-Piscians, and the Insecto-Phibians. The Animaliens were the only threat to the expansion of the Invert Empire. They developed a gas that would cripple the Animaliens and successfully expand their conquest of the universe. However, not everyone on Inverterus agreed with the imperialistic doctrine. These rebel Inverters side with the most-of-the-time peaceful Animaliens. A war ensued between the Animaliens aided by the Rebel Inverters, and the Imperial Inverters who had rogue military guerilla factions of Animaliens. A small cell of rebel Inverters fled the battle between the two planets, crash landing on earth, to where the prologue begins. The Inverters, who resemble a cros between a dog and an octopus with a humanoid face, emerged dying. They had with them a container of the secret weapon their race had created-Invertius. They hoped that the humans could use it for benevolent and beneficial purposes unlike their race. They gifted the hunter-gatherers the cannister, and then died. The Hunter-gatherers opened the cannister, which released a colorless, odorless gas. The Hunter-gatherers inhaled the gas, and over the course of many generations, their offspring would become the first Inverts. Inverts were humans who chromosomes had been flipped from the standard X shape to a <> shape. This granted them new abilities through genetic alteration. One Invert is credited with the discovery and creation of fire, this individual is referred to as Inverton. However, his people feared and shunned him. He became a nomad, and in his anger and bitterness, he became evil, and a cult formed around him in later centuries referred to as the Cult of Inverton. His body died, but his spirit lived on to become the first poltergeist, or malevolent spirit. This spirit would later merge with the spirit of human Samuel Eris to become the first Convert, or human that altered their chromosomes on their own. He would become Samael Ares: The Demonic Convert of War. The most famous members of the Inverts are the Codys, specifically, Asher Cody, or Nyght, a Cosmolestial Invert and the most powerful in history. They have faced as much persecution and prejudice and African-Americans and the Jewish people. Each Invert can have a different set of powers. Some Inverts are born as twins, being polar opposites and having conflicting powers. These Inverts are referred to as Yin-Yang Inverts. They joined the CROSS & SWORD in the 80s, Asher Cody specifically fighting to eradicate the communist dictators of the Cold War. Since his powers were mostly associated with darkness, he adopted the Moniker of Nyght.