Why so bitter? Dr. X asked, his mental tone changing from disappointed or upset to...empathy. His memories of when the war first broke out began to play out.
Uncountable eons ago...
Several scientists were together in a lab, celebrating the success of one of their peers as he had just published his work on tachyon manipulation and the works were positively received everywhere.
Then the scene changed to the same lab, several years later as a man walked in to see it torn apart, the weapons left behind by some of the fallen attackers were Tachyon Blades. The sound of Xir'algath nearby caused the man to flee but he eventually saw one of his friends, the one whose success they had celebrated years ago, get cut down by a Warrior using a tachyon blade.
Fleeing the scene, the scientist vowed he would set things right and a seed of bitterness began to grow in his heart as the years passed with him in isolation as he studied Xalnergy in the hopes of finding a way to exact revenge but these experiments reacted to his blackening heart as every test subject was grotesquely mutated and destroyed by the samples they came in contact with.
Adamant to find a way to turn his enemy's weapon against them, the scientist, desperate to get results, turned to test it on himself. The experiments were painful and felt like an eternal torment of madness, his appearance and behavior becoming more erratic and more disheveled with every passing day, until one day the scientist went too far and overdosed himself and fell into a coma wherein he fought the Xalnergy within him for what seemed like forever.
The fight taxed his body and mind greatly, causing it to mutate randomly and at an unstable rate, in his mind the fight drew to a desperate stalemate until the scientist seemed to give up and let the power flow through him.
The figure awoke after months in a coma and was very weak and in pain. As week's became months, months to years, years to decades and so forth until he had long lost track, he regained his strength and even became stronger as his form solidified into the ghostly shape he had today.
Within his body, the Xalnergy was in balance with the rest of him, a mutual symbiosis where the host was strengthened and sustained along with the Xalnergy.
As the experiments resumed, the scientist began to think of this power as alive and wrote several notes and theories about the other energies based on this, even starting to expand his experiments likewise.
When all that was shown, a spark of hope, a dream, began to shine as the image of how the scientist and Xalnergy found balance a question arose of if a similar harmony could be achieved with all five energies and only recently had that spark truly begun to grow to show a vision of a future where the multiverse as a whole was a peace but there were still conflicts between the five but they were naturally occurring and resolved with discussion and compromise as they all worked to build up one another; there was no total war nor fear but a tangible peace and at the center of it were the Multiversal Energies, separate but united in a symphony, a harmony, that rose, fell, conflicted and resolved to create a peace that would last for a very, very long time.
The vision faded as Dr. X looked at the Xalnergy, I know your bitterness. he said.