Madeline Nelson was born in New South Wales to parents that were not convicts but a well off famliy among the oringinal settlers of the colony. Her father had served in administration of the colony, and she lived a happy life. Sometime near 1798 she suffered her first death due to a flash flood. Her frightened parents watched her drown and her body wash up before she reanimated in front of them. Her parents were at first afraid of her, but as time went by they continued to treat like a daughter until thier deaths.
At this point Madeline was alone. She had no family to speak of and sought the reason for her immortality. After years of travel and expierimenting with various philosphies and religions, she decided that there was a higher purpose for immortality and began to preform nursing in many major conflicts on both sides, however, her mental state began to decay around this time.
In the 1850's she became increasingly obssessed with ending and saving lives and began to think herself the final judgement on whether or not you would live or die in agnony. Those that she new would not live much longer she denyied medical treatment to or killed, so she could use the supplies she would have on others who she thought more likely to survive. She continued this until the 1860's when she served as a nurse for the Union Army in the American Civil War. It is belivied that it was when she met Clara Barton that see discovered what a monster she had become and began following Barton's battlefield medicine procedures until the war ended. After the war ended she disappeared for a decade to "get help". When she returned she was reformed. Like her earlier self, her help was extended to all, and she did not play the judge. She never forgot the monster she became though and vowed never to kill again.
With the rise of the Order she helped both sides and believed that it wasn't up to her to judge right from wrong. She would always be found on the losing side of battle, helping them heal thier own, and anyone else she encountered who was injured. Her reasons for visiting the Phillipenes before her death were to help those without access to medicine recover from a recent outbreak of disease and recover from a typhoon.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Immortality: She was impervious to death and injury, as well as the original method. However like all immortals she was vulnerable to the weapons of a tiste, as which had resulted in her demise.
- Medic skills: She was a talented nurse and was trained in various medical procedures beyond basic first aid. Throughout her life she had remained neutral between the growing conflict between the Order and the resistance at the time and came to the help of anyone in need no matter which faction it was.
It is unknown when they met, though because both of them were child immortals they shared a telepathic link
and could always sense each other. As a result they shared a close bond with each other and Damien, who went by the name of 'Lucien Hartnell' at the time, became very protective of her, to the point he wondered whether or not he had developed feelings for her, but promptly dismissed those thoughts from himself. Considering their mental link, it is quite possible that Madeline was aware of this, but as it was never bought up nothing ever became of it and the relationship became more of a brother/sister bond. They soon went their seperate ways.
Damien was devastated upon sensing her death in 1920 and a part of him blamed himself for not being there to save her.