Currently in the timeline, it’s the year 2016, and the Civil War occurred a few months before. Enhanced people are still being tracked down to become indexed by the government of the United States of America, and some have fled to Canada to avoid this. Though some theorize that soon Canada will adopt the Superhuman Registration Act as well.
Unknown to most, a man called Jack Pine, who is also secretly The Weeping Willow, discovered a hostage situation led by the Russian man Edgar Zavrazin. After discovering his robotic insides, he beat and captured him before fleeing the scene. He then found his way to where the man was staying, and discovered a very odd piece of technology.