Helen was born on January 18, 79 PN (Post-Nuclear) to Lauren Brigsby, a single mother. While growing up, Helen often questioned Lauren about her father, but was always met with silence. However, as is custom for all children born within the republic’s borders, Helen was pulled away from her mother at eight years old and placed into the Orleans Defense Training Program. Blindfolded, she and the other children were delivered to unknown territory within the republic, where they spent the next six years training to become hardened soldiers dedicated to protecting their isolated home. They learned to survive on their own for months to come, blend into the ever-changing environment, and disguise explosives as everyday products. Of the 120 children that were brought into the program, 105 graduated; the ones that failed were exiled out into the wasteland, their eyes and tongue removed as to never reveal the actions held within the land. At age fifteen, Helen and the rest of the graduates were able to return home, where Helen was surprised to learn that her mother had given birth to a son, Thomas.
Three months after coming home, Helen was deployed to the borders of the republic to hold back invading forces from the Iron Brigade, an army bent on unleashing anarchy into the Old States. During her two-year campaign, Helen took a round to the shoulder and the bullet bore a small depression into her shoulder blade. Upon being granted temporary leave for her injury, Lauren confronted her daughter at their home and told the truth about her father and the dark ‘tradition’ of the republic: every year, the leader of the republic, Samuel Roper, and three other men would individually select a number of women and impregnate them, as their genes were shown to be worthy of creating children, and that Samuel Roper was Helen’s father.
When Lauren revealed the truth to Helen, her loyalty towards the republic quickly shattered. She turned away from her fellow comrades and friends out of disgust that any or all could be her sibling. She began to contemplate killing Samuel with various plots, ranging from poisoning his food to shooting him at point-blank range. On her eighteenth birthday, Oswald Kohl, one of the men seen as ‘worthy’, picked her to be one of his mates and dragged her to the brothel. She fought with every step, clawing at his hands and eyes in hopes of escaping. Finally Oswald snapped, throwing her to the floor and forcing himself upon her body. Helen’s disgust shifted into rage and she grabbed Oswald’s knife and thrust it into his throat before stabbing him over forty times in the torso. Minutes spread into hours before realization struck Helen and she fled home. With their life in the republic over and Thomas already sent off to the ODTP, Helen and Lauren snuck miles across the land until they managed to step foot into the Old States. They found shelter and assistance from a settlement in Missouri, where they were, to their surprised, taken in. This lasted for three years, until the settlement was caught in the middle of a conflict between the Crossers and the Iron Brigade. Helen guided who she could into a building for shelter, but an explosion from the Irons caused the roof to collapse upon the survivors, Helen included. While she emerged with scrapes and a fractured arm, Lauren and the others were crushed by the support beams, their lives hanging by a thread. As Helen struggled to free her family and friends from the debris, she caught a glimpse of the Crossers leaving the battlefield and screamed for help, but none came to her aid. Defeated and exhausted, Helen remained at her mother’s side until they passed away some time later, then simply walked away from the scene, her mind plagued with revenge against the Crossers. She now works for a freelance mercenary corporation stationed in Delaware.
UHHH okay so I did another character bio wow. This here is Helen Brigsby, an antagonist from GotW. Uh.