Born the second child of Auyiko and Richard Maddox. She was a small child who didn’t cry a lot and was welcomed into the family with open arms. Her older brother was a little jealous but soon would find himself torn between jealousy and brotherly concern. What first seemed like a blessing soon became a frightening issue for the family. Constance didn’t cry nearly as much as other babies. Sure, she cried when she was hungry or tired but when she was running a fever of 103 she didn’t make a peep. The doctors ran tests after treating the pneumonia she’d developed and discovered that she had a disorder that prevented her from feeling pain. So she hadn’t felt the stomach pain, temperature rise or any other pain symptoms that came with her getting sick. She responded to pressure and other physical stimuli, but not pain.
As she grew up Constance was treated with kid gloves. Homeschooled by the tutor her lawyer parents hired for her she was not allowed to play outside or with other kids. At least not after her first attempt to be a ‘normal’ kid ended with her in the hospital due to a bad fall into a tree caused a huge gash on her back to occur. She was constantly under watch from her parents and the hired help to make sure she didn’t injure herself. It wasn’t until she was thirteen that she begged her parents to let her out. They finally agreed, at one condition.
That was how Constance learned how to fight. Believing the discipline of self defense and learning how to take a punch or throw one without injuring herself (too much) would be the best way to protect their daughter, her parents paid for the best instructor to come teach her (and her brother).
When she turned 14 she all but ran away from home. Took the GED and swore she’d enjoy freedom for as long as she could. She’d gotten into programming a few years earlier as part of one of the projects her tutor had assigned and found a few people who also enjoyed it. Hanging at a variety of coffee shops in the ‘downtown’ area, including Zzyxx, she learned how to hack and soon found a new passion.
When she was 16 she tested into The Wire and passed, using money she’d scored from a hack (siphoning funds from her own trust fund) she got a number of her first implants. After carefully monitoring her recovery and realizing that she had no adverse reactions to them she went back and got some more. She also proved herself among The Wire, working to help expose corruption and being known for some of the best datadump pulls she worked her way up to a senior member just before her 20th birthday. She’s not really looking to dethrone one of the leaders (though the challenge is tempting) she’s more interesting in making money from hacks and exposing some of the more corrupt and sleazy aspects of the world.