Little is known about the ancient Destine named Albert. What is known is that next to Jasmine (and Adam Destine), he is the oldest living Destine. His childhood was relatively unremarkable, and at a very young age he discovered that he didn’t have the same stomach for adventure that the rest of his family seemed to share.
Albert traveled the world, often in the company of his father or his siblings, using his gift to heal wherever it was needed. In the years surrounding the “Black Death” that swept through Europe (1348-1350), Albert stretched his gifts to the limits in an attempt to stem the virulent disease and spare the lives of its victims.
This act caused Albert great suffering and it took many years for him to recover. It was during this period of recovery that Albert discovered that he could pervert his gift of healing and use it as a weapon.
It happened in the winter of 1374 while he was being escorted to a Shalu Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet by Adam and his brother Thaddeus. Thaddeus and Albert were especially close, which was unusual considering the vast differences in their personalities; Thaddeus was fierce where Albert was meek, Thaddeus lived for battle while Albert was a pacifist.
As the Destine trio made their way up a snowy mountain pass, they were attacked by an undead army of Geong Si controlled by the renegade Inhuman Tral. Though Adam and Thaddeus put up a valiant battle, they were overwhelmed by the sea of zombies.
As a result, Thaddeus was knocked over a cliff and fell to his death. In a moment of guilt induced fury, the normally pacifistic Albert lashed out with his corrupted gift and used it as a weapon to kill Tral.
It is unknown whether or not this event was what caused Albert to become a monk in the Seventh Moon temple in Nepal. All that is known is that when Lenz’s mutates began to murder his siblings, Albert had been at the temple for many many years.
Through a prophetic vision, Albert watched as the mutates murdered his brother Maurice and he was not surprised when Cuckoo telepathically contacted him for help.
Albert initially refused her help but Cuckoo, being Cuckoo, ignored his refusal and telepathically yanked his astral form out of his body and to her side. Despite his anger at Cuckoo’s latest affront, Albert still healed her mortally wounded host but not before warning her that this would be the very last time he would do so, vowing that when she lost this host, she would die.
Outside of his aiding Cuckoo, Albert did not get involved in the battle between Lenz and the ClanDestine. It would take something more dire to his heart to get involved in the family business once more. When his mother, Elalyth, was suffering in Yden Albert mystically transported a confused Adam from the United Kingdom to Nepal.
After informing Adam of Elalyth’s agony and coercing him to return to her side, Albert used his mystic power to once again transport Adam from Nepal to the entrance of Yden in Iran. Adam’s presence eventually soothed Elalyth’s suffering and with his mother’s agony ended, Albert presumably returned to the simple life of a monk in Nepal.
Albert has the ability to heal others, though he has claimed that some diseases are beyond his ability to heal. In times of great anger he can use his healing ability to hurt others, though he tries to avoid doing so.
Among Albert's mystical abilities is the ability to teleport people across large distances. The range of this power is unknown, but he once transported his father from the United Kingdom to Nepal, and then from Nepal to Iran.
Like Kay and Gracie, Albert is a practitioner of the mystic arts, but has never been as adept as they in using them.
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