I like the idea of a chimpanzee that was thrown up into space during the mid sixties, by ARIA’s own dear old dad, only to have him mysteriously vanish through an anomaly. The anomaly, it is discovered much later, was Glacius’ ship arriving to earth vis a slip-space portal. The chimpanzee finds itself alone in unknown space and is picked up and experimented on by alien minds, where it gains hyper intelligence and an unnaturally long life-span (think Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy), where he prospers and becomes an intergalactic scientist of sorts. Years later, he vows to learn about his origins and returns to whence he came, not knowing that his birth-home was in grave danger from a great evil. Upon learning what is happening, he vows to do what he can to save his original home planet before his past is lost to him for all time.
In other words, a hyper-intelligent ape from outer-space. I can picture him jumping in the air, monkey-style, while wearing a white lab coat, only to throw a vial of acid on his opponent’s head.
His winning pose could show him sit down on his bottom with his back to the screen, and show him bring up a holographic projection of what looks like a blackboard that is filled with equations, he then makes a scrawl of some sort on it with his finger, and then moves his hand down to scratch his butt, like an earth-based chimpanzee would do, as he continues working on the mysteries of the universe.
His taunt could a mix of 3 taunts, using sign language for “What are you? Blind/deaf/mute!?” Which would be a great cultural reference.
It’d also be easy for him to portray virtually any ape-character from the Planet of the Apes series. He could even have a scientist accessory set (with the aforementioned lab coat), an astronaut accessory set, complete with a broken space helmet (with different colors that make him into a cosmonaut), and even pin-stripe business suit (just for kicks) where the aformentioned acid vial would be a molotov cocktail instead. Along with the PoA reference, his retro could also feature an outfit that references Marty McFly’s futuristic outfit from Back to the future (cap, shoes, jacket, and even a pink hoverboard on his back).
@developers, you have my expressed permission to use any and all of these as ideas for a similar and/or future character, no strings attached - consider this a publicly official and binding statement. You’re welcome!