Nikola Tesla - Genius and Madman!
Nationality Stateless
Birth Place Austria-Hungary
Ethnicity Croatian
Birthdate July 9, 1856 (84)
Concept Brilliant/Mad Scientist
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"I find your lack of faith in the Powers of Science disturbing."


Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia, Austria-Hungary on July 9, 1856. He now approaches his 84th year. He was the electrical engineer who invented the AC (alternating current) induction motor, which made the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. Tesla began his studies in physics and mathematics at Graz Polytechnic, and then took philosophy at the University of Prague. He worked as an electrical engineer in Budapest, Hungary, and subsequently in France and Germany. In 1888 his discovery that a magnetic field could be made to rotate if two coils at right angles are supplied with AC current 90¡ out of phase made possible the invention of the AC induction motor. The major advantage of this motor being its brushless operation, which many at the time believed impossible.

Tesla moved to the United States in 1884, where he worked for Thomas Edison who quickly became a rival Ð Edison being an advocate of the inferior DC power transmission system. During this time, Tesla was commissioned with the design of the AC generators installed at Niagara Falls. George Westinghouse purchased the patents to his induction motor, and made it the basis of the Westinghouse power system which still underlies the modern electrical power industry today.

He also did notable research on high-voltage electricity and wireless communication; at one point creating an earthquake which shook the ground for several miles around his New York laboratory. He also devised a system which anticipated world-wide wireless communications, fax machines, radar, radio- guided missiles and aircraft.

Recent Events

Four years ago, in late 1934, famed inventor and theorist Nikola Tesla was kidnapped from his amazing air-fortress, the TK-32, by nefarious agent of powers unknown! His fantastic mobile laboratory and home in the clouds, powered by engines far too small to lift its bulky airframe, no crew aboard, landed itself off shore from Los Angeles and contacted Howard Hughes via radio! Taken to a nearby Hughes Aviation Facility, the NT-32 is now in the care of Hughes, pending the return of the scientific giant, and Hughes will not let anyone near it, even his own men!

Rumor has it that despite having possession of this amazing plane for four years, Hughes has not even found the front door! Constructed of Teslium(tm), Nikola's proprietary blend of Aluminum and Teslite, the aircraft seems seamless in its construction, able to withstand cutting torches and remain cool to the touch! Recently however, Hughes was seen standing in front of the aircraft with a look of abject awe on his features. Rumor has it he has experienced an Epiphany and is currently in his engineering lab planning to actualize it!

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