Main Character – Charlie. A kid who’s had a very rough life. He has had nothing so he wants everything. He is intelligent, bold and a bit cocky. His status as a poor non-citizen is what is holding him back so he is fighting against it with all his might. He is afraid he will die poor and alone. He wants to be the opposite, rich and loved by many. All he really needs is to know that someone that believes in him.
Secondary Helper – Eddie. His cousin. Not a blood-relative but the closest thing he’s ever had. He’s a bit of a coward at first but over time he supports and even fights for Charlie. He helps Charlie believe in himself and becomes the conscience that Charlie later forgets.
Opponent – Martin. The mob boss' right hand man. A cyborg killer with a soft spot for his family both blood and mafia. The first mobster to meet Charlie by getting his ID stolen. He believes that it was a mistake for the boss to recruit Charlie and that he young man will bring the mob down. He wants to kill him but the boss insists that he Charlie’s skills are too valuable to go to waste.
Recurring theme – Charlie performed a ‘cleft’ or digital ID theft to meet and anger Martin. He does it again to gain entry to the mob. He does it to prevent Eddie from being killed, to gain favor to become mob boss after the boss is killed. He does it against rival mob bosses to grow his own mob family. He earns the title of “Coder” from the mob boss and the nickname of “Code” after he becomes boss.
Act I in three parts.
Part 1 - A young boy born into a work camps is bullied and turns to his mother for sympathy but it is not forth coming due to her deadly secret.
Part 2 - A young boy's mother dies and he is left to a stranger to care for him but he has little love for the man that has taken him in.
Part 3 - A street kid steals the ID from a man who turns out to be a mobster that tracks him down and only the boss, looking to recruit, prevents his death.
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