Actually a highly evolved spider-monkey, Palmers antics have been a longtime source of amusement for youngsters of all ages.
After escaping from the laboratory that birthed him, Palmer rapidly began climbing the corporate ladder, aided by his prehensile toes and tail. He quickly realized that there was little profit to be made in ladder-climbing and is now seeking to branch out into the challenging new world of RPG Publishing.
The creature who would one day be named Payne, began life as a Grey alien but soon began to devolve down the evolutionary ladder out of sheer laziness.
“Being a higher lifeform isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Plus, it’s a lot of work” is something Payne has frequently been seen scrawling in the dirt with his own feces.
Lately his devolution seems to have halted near the orangutan stage, although his surliness and irascibility are ever on the rise.