W I L B U R   W R I G H T 

Age: 45 (+105)
Birth: 04 –  16 –  1867
Void Arrival: 05 – 16 – 1912
Cause of Death: Illness 
Born: Millville, Indiana 
Ethnicity: Caucasian 

LIFE BEFORE DEATH

Born in Indiana in 1867, Wilbur Wright was the elder brother of Orville Wright, with whom he developed the world's first successful airplane. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers succeeded in making the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane. An extraordinary achievement, Wilbur flew the plane for 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet. Today, the Wright brothers are regarded as the "fathers of modern aviation." Wilbur Wright died in Dayton, Ohio, on May 30, 1912. Milton Wright wrote later about his son in his diary: "A short life, full of consequences. An unfailing intellect, imperturbable temper, great self-reliance and as great modesty, seeing the right clearly, pursuing it steadfastly, he lived and died.”

 

IN THE VOID

When Wilbur entered the Void he joined the NEW YORK COLONY. There he established new relationships with friends and adapted to life in the Void; his optimism and trust in people dimmed, and he acquired new skills necessary for his survival. After retaining his memories, Wilbur searched for family members who passed, but could not find any. After 20 years in the Void Wilbur grew more curious of his immortal-like state, and wanted to explore the rest of the Void. Wilbur ventured with a group of close companions down the east coast, exploring unknown depths of the Void. During this tenure Wilbur used his knowledge of technology in his past life to craft new inventions that would make life easier in the Void. Soon his fame would be known by surviving Colonists in the United States, and he would be a sought after commodity for inventions. Upon this Wilbur gained new purpose in the afterlife, and strived to recreate an airplane to be used by the colonies. This ambition however would be halted, as he grew weary of the politics of the colonies and moved to a small colony, Clarkston, near Atlanta Georgia.

 

There he met a young woman named Anne Hetford, and both fell in love with each other. Instead of returning to New York Colony, he stayed and married Anne. This would come to a quick end though, as Clarkston would be destroyed by soul eaters, leaving him the sole survivor. On his way from fleeing he finds and rescues Aliyah, whom he realizes might by an anomaly. He brings her to Atlanta Colony, with hopes she can find a way to cross back into the living world and deliver a sentimental message for Anne’s family. On Aliyah’s journey, Wilbur mentors her, and develops a father-daughter relationship with her, despite never having or wanting kids in the living world.