The Cerberus Artificial Genetic Reproduction Project, often abbreviated as CAGR, is one of the most secretive research projects conducted by Cerberus Contracting and its research and development division. Spearheaded by then Deputy Director Aaron Spyker, the undertaking was massive but extremely successful. The intention was to successfully create real, living clones of other human beings. The project produced at least one known clone of Aaron Spyker, though it is rumored that others were created.
The Cerberus Artificial Genetic Reproduction Project started off as an idea in the minds of Director Rook Bowman and Deputy Director Aaron Spyker in early 2020. Though the golden age of artificial intelligence and robotic soldiers was just around the corner, the two decided that the potential for such a creation was simply too good to pass up. To test the organization's technological prowess, the directors instructed the research and development team, under the supervision of Jordan Bryant, the previous head researcher for the division, to begin the necessary steps.
Just shy of a year later, after countless failures in the field, the first fully functioning clone, using the genes from the Deputy Director, was born. Given the name Marshall Maxwell, he was introduced to experimental advanced aging agents in order to boost the aging process. Within just a few days, the clone was fully grown to the mentality reminiscent of that of a man in his early twenties.
The next stage of the experiment included implanting the Deputy Director's memories directly into Maxwell's brain to supplement for those that he didn't have. This greatly increased his intelligence as well as combat potential, and it was decided that he would join the Cerberus Special Operations program in order to test his true capabilities.