|“|| Alright, I'm here. Let's have an update.|
- Black Lotus upon arriving
|“|| I'm listening.|
- Blak Lotus
When the internet became very widespread and even possibly dangerous during the early 21st century, many countries around the world enacted Cyber Security Divisions. The National Security Agency, the National Center for Cyber Defense and many more utilized the internet to not only protect from hackers, but also to find them. In 2013, the NSA's plot on spying on American people were revealed and the public raged. Realizing that defectors could reveal their plans for the future, the Chinese Ministry of State Security enacted the Black Lotus program in 2015. The BL Program is basically a hacker-training division for intellectual hackers, most notably women. In 2019, when the new Chinese chairman Zhao Wei enacted the 'Modern Way' program, the BL Program was expanded to include regular hackers as a special infantry division. Through testing, they found out that sophisticated hacking technology could crack into the most secured servers of the most advanced American cyber-defense systems, even NORAD, which was actually hacked and shut-down for three weeks in 2022 by an anonymous person.
During the Global War on Terror, the Black Lotus agents acted as contemporary field commanders for PLA forces in the field, as well as intelligence-gathering spies. Black Lotus agents acted throughout multiple theaters, including the infamous destruction of the Three Gorges Dam ordered by a Black Lotus agent. After the war, the Chinese expanded to create the Greater Asian People's Alliance (GAPA). On the outside it seemed like the Southeast Asian countries were strong-armed into the Chinese sphere of influence, and were occupied by the PLA. However, the Ministry of State Security erected spy outposts everywhere, to keep track of the population just like the NSA did two decades ago. China's worst fear became a reality when a Chinese hacker defected and revealed to the world what they were doing, but this time the Chinese did not retreat like the Americans did. Nonetheless, the BL Program was expanded even more and today, at least one Black Lotus agent is assigned to every elite PLA commander in the field.
|Captures an enemy or neutral building from a distance of 250. The process takes 9 seconds to complete, during which the Black Lotus is vulnerable.|
|Disables an enemy vehicle from a distance of 250 for 25 seconds. The process takes 3 seconds to complete, during which the Black Lotus is vulnerable.|
|Steals up to $2000 from an enemy Supply Center/Depot/Stash/Yard/Warehouse in a distance of 250. The process takes 10 seconds to complete, during which the Black Lotus is vulnerable.|
You cannot steal more money than what the enemy has.
Activate Communications Channel Hack
|Black Lotus hacks enemy communication channels, allowing her to detect stealthed enemies in a radius of 250.|
Deactivate Communications Channel Hack
|Black Lotus stops hacking enemy communication channels.|
|Places a signal transmitter on an enemy structure or vehicle without revealing the Black Lotus, revealing the immediate area around itself. Can be overloaded with Overload Transmitters to cause a small EMP effect.|
|Overloads all signal transmitters to disable the structure or vehicle they are attached to for 10 seconds.|
|“|| Let's take their building!|
- Black Lotus capturing building
The Black Lotus is the only fully non-combat oriented hero who makes up for her lack of lethality with an array of special abilities designed for disrupting and crippling the enemy. Black Lotus is stealthed unless using an ability.
Lotus can quickly capture enemy buildings from a moderate distance with the Capture Building ability. This ability enables her to potentially take down a large portion of a poorly guarded enemy base through capture and selling. She can also hack into enemy vehicles to shut them down or hack into enemy supply structures to steal enemy funds. The Signal Transmitter ability can be used to place a transmitter on enemy vehicles or buildings causing an area around the target to be revealed. This transmitter can later be remotely detonated to disable the target for a while with an EMP burst.
Black Lotus can have stealth detection when switching to the Com-Channel Hack ability. The Com-Channel Hack can be switched on and off. Black Lotus cannot be crushed by vehicles.