Racing Against Extinction
The Ultimates are a controversial movement that embraces a philosophy of human perfection. Decried by some as immoral or even fascist, Ultimates are typically viewed as elitists. The Ultimates have established several habitats to pursue their ideal society. The Ultimates advocate the use of applied eugenics, strict physical and psychological training, and asceticism in order to improve their overall mental and physical stamina and environmental adaptability. Their social traits and entire subculture visualizes life in the universe as an evolutionary battle for survival and is built around the victory of the superior transhuman over both its opponents and peers. Their movement is heavily militarized, and experienced Ultimates offer their services as mercenaries and private security forces to hypercorps, independent city states, or wealthy individuals in need of additional protection.
A common misconception holds that Ultimates are hardass mercenaries with a thousand-yard stare and a yen for obsessive biomodding. While it’s true they are typically more combat-capable than the average transhuman, believing that’s all they are can be dangerous. Ultimates literally see themselves as a breed apart, and their near obsession with the pursuit of physical and mental perfection has deep ideological roots. They model themselves to be philosopher-kings and warrior-ascetics that are accomplished in all areas. To them, life is an active, explicit struggle for survival. Fitness not only guarantees the right to exist, but the right to self-determined superiority over the less-ﬁt “zeros” and “genetrash” that don’t share their beliefs.