Ryan Crosswell was a former member of the United States Army Special Forces' Rapid Response Unit that was infiltrated into the Red Zone during the ending days of the Second Viral Outbreak, he managed to kill an Evolve and hold his own against Alex Mercer for a brief time which caused Blackwatch to take interest in him, Gentek experimented on him and he became known as Project Hades or simply Hades.

Ryan Crosswell is actually the last of the Olympians to join their group and sought revenge against Gentek for simply using him as a basis for further experimentation,