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Peter Kirlan lll
"You were right!, it's all done by mirrors. Which you've cleverly managed to avoid!"



Date of Birth:


Date of Death:


Cause of Death:

Old Age

Powers and Abilities:

Brilliant Scientific Mind


Genius, Mad Scientist


To capture people's soul and drain their youth to keep him young


Danny overloads and destroys his machine and might not be able to fix it fast enough before he dies of old age.


"The Tale of the Captured Souls"


Ethan Tobman & the late Griffith Brewer

Too many parameters



Peter was a brilliant, mad scientist, who specialized in youth restoration, mostly on himself to stay young forever. He had a vacation resort hotel for families to stay at for a relaxing vacation. What his guests never knew was that he had built a machine in his attic bedroom. This machine was wired and connected to a series of mirrors all over his house. 

When he would go inside the machine and activate it the mirrors would slowly captured the youth and souls of any of the guests that were currently looking at the mirrors or were close by the mirrors. Eventually his guests would die of old age and he would go to the family graveyard in the backyard near his house and kept track of his victims on black silhouette markers shaped like a man, a woman, a child and a dog. The count was 21 men, 15 women, 34 kids and 10 dogs.

Peter had gotten away with this for what seemed to be many years. For many years, Peter remained a young teenager. That was until one summer The Sellman family and their daughter Dani came to his resort hotel for a relaxing vacation. Normally, Peter couldn't have cared less about any of the guests staying in his hotel and slowly drain the youth and souls out of all of them. However he took a shine to Danny and started to have a crush on her.

Danny was suspicious of him from the start, how creepy he seemed and how he was all alone and dressed in old fashioned clothes and why he looked like people appearing in 1920's pictures and why he seriously and so defensively never wanted to have his picture taken or be in anyone else's. She soon stopped looking into the mirrors and stopped aging rapidly.

Danny had been up to Peter's room, a few times usually when Peter was there relaxing. One day she went up his room when he wasn't there and pressed the red button and watched as his room converted to a lab. She can see on a security camera an elderly man was serving her parents tea in the drawing room. Only to go downstairs and see that the person serving her parents was Peter wearing the same clothes that the old man on the camera did. This shocked her making her realize that he's actually an elderly man.

Danny came across his family cemetery near the house and saw that his gravestone said he was still alive. Also she find the silhouette makers

A picture of real elderly self

and figured out that he's been stealing peoples youth and souls to stay young. Peter came across her and told he she was right and applauded her for cleverly avoiding his mirrors.  He told her soon she would be alone because that night her parents were "Checking Out" meaning dying from rapid induced old age. Peter tried to bargain with her and offer her eternal youth and live with him in the house forever. But she thought he was crazy and going against nature and not the right way of life. So he decided that if she wouldn't join him he would take her life soon too. She took his picture with a Polaroid and the flash blinded him and she ran off.

Eventually Danny found him in his lab about to finish off her parents youth to keep him young. She told Peter that she knew exactly what he was doing and she was going to stop him once and for good. Then she tried to make him look as his true old self in the mirror he backed away in disgust and she trapped him in the machine and reversed the machine all the way to minus. His machine worked rapidly and smoked and overloaded. Peter came out with his true old age catching up with him. Eventually back to his true old self he says goodbye to Dani and tells her he will be joining his family soon. Now because he saw the errors of his ways and is ready to embrace death. Or possibly because he's too old to fix his machine and wait for new victims to show up. It can be assumed that he passed away very soon after Danny and her family left but the exact time is unknown.


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