- For other uses of Painkiller, see Painkiller (Disambiguation).
|“||There's one. The path has been corrected. Go forth and conquer." These words came to me in meditation and led me here, to Akashic Valley, a place where I came to find peace of mind and body. A place where I pieced together a family and built a new life so that I can conquer my own duality. Me, Khalil, who wants peace and vengeance. And Painkiller... who just wants a bloody war.||”|
Khalil Payne is a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale's gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace... but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Khalil Payne and Painkiller. As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrust back into action with a new mission - bring justice where he once gave out punishment - but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side, Painkiller.
- Fantastic Negrito (hologram)
- Jennifer Pierce (mentioned)
- Donald's Mother (mentioned)
- Lynn Stewart (indirectly mentioned)
- Jefferson Pierce (indirectly mentioned)
- Nichelle Payne (mentioned)
- Lemon Water Club
- Black Velvet
- Mind Cult
- Khalil Payne's Team
- Khalil Payne's Bar
- United States Marine (mentioned)
- VA (mentioned)
- Airstream (RV)
- 0.1 Technology
- Bitcoin (mentioned)
- Khalil asked Wo for "Guns. Lots of guns." This is a reference to The Matrix.