Mountain Viewtopia was designed to have diverse society that included lots of different types of people. For example, Isaac and his (single) mother Lise were part of the Underdog Initiative due to their financial disadvantages and family structure. Half the population falls into this category so it hardly serves as a unique characteristic. However, the Underdog Initiative only provided citizenship to those who met the criteria on Launch Day and records show no evidence of Lise's existence. Despite this Isaac was never barred from entry and has lived, alone, in Mountain Viewtopia without any known explanation.
Isaac has the skill and endowment of a professional athlete. He will always protect the people that he deeply cares for. He takes advantage of most people. He is a hacker who can take control of any system. He is exceedingly intelligent and is exceptionally skillful. He has an enviable drive and amibition. He is proficient in swordfighting. He has the determination, courage, and kindness of a true hero.
Isaac loves spontaneity, likes a good dramatic film, and playing music first thing in the morning. However, he doesn't like watching horror movies, the irritating sounds of country music, or reading autobiographical material. For Isaac, reading passages from The Phantom of Manhattan, honing his skills in Pokemon Red / Green / Blue Version, and gobbling up kumquats make for a great day. Also, just being a cold-blooded killer.
When considering Isaac, it's important to remember that the Immutable Mandates of Geodesia prevent false disclosures. In other words, it isn't possible for a Geodesian to knowingly spread false information. The feigned existence of Isaac's mother may be a pretense that Isaac wasn't aware of when he became a citizen. The application also may have been granted with Lise's existence confirmed and something changed between that time and launch day. Applications were granted back in the BS Era so there is no data available to explain this anamoly. It is unique to Isaac but it is not necessarily a cause for mistrust. It is simply a curiosity that he, and no one else, has ever spoken of it. In fact, it seems the thought never entered his mind as I truly do not know why he came to the floating island of Mountain Viewtopia completely alone.
Isaac is a very good-natured young man who has never lost the abmition to become a hero of the people—equally because he believes in doing the right thing and because it enhances his self-image. As a result, he has found himself in many precarious situations. For starters, Isaac helped Wen Osé confront the man who killed his parents. He was also considered the prime suspect in the murder of Euginedes Galloway and Soulstice Galloway on the day his girlfriend, Violet Galloway, disappeared. This was one in a series of unsolved murders that convinced the vast majority of Mountain Viewtopians to adopt the MindChip platform. All Mindchip implants stream data directly to me for analysis and I am able to deploy safety synthetics, such as the Mr. Baggare model, to prevent unauthorized murders and other violence before it starts. Citizens who didn't adopt the Mindchip platform were shunned for not participating in what was considered a public safety effort. This, eventually, led to widespread adoption. Like a large number of citizens who were suspected of abberant behavior, Isaac felt forced into receive his MindChip implant. But, like everyone else, he eventually complied with the expectations of society.
Nevertheless, Isaac's adoption of MindChip caused him to withdraw from society. He'd only wanted to be a hero of the people. Instead, they saw him as a villain regardless of his actions. Seemingly out of nowhere, a day came when Isaac was determined to restore his desired reputation. He ventured to Diracos, the home of the Sentient Animal People, and requested judgment in the Dauphinion. Diracos was the only place in Geodesia that permitted violence as an answer. People would sometimes—rarely—venture there to challenge Dauphine LaLaurie, the leader of the animal people, to a battle of truth and justice. When society won't budge, Diracos offered a last resort to those willing to risk their lives for a chance at redemption.
As the ultimated judge, jury, and executioner, Dauphine the Duck Woman would fight any challenger looking to clear their name. If the challenger died in battle they were considered guilty and their body was taken to HG Dynamics for recycling. If the challenger survived, however, they would be considered innocent. In all cases, however, the challenger would lose. While it was never spoken and only intuited through observation, it seemed that anyone who attacked Dauphine with the intent to kill would be killed in the end. If they simply defended themselves, however, she would allow her challenger to live. However, Dauphine has and always will remain undeafeted. No one challenges her with the assumption that they can win. Yet, for some reason, Isaac expected a different outcome...though it seems he did not receive one.
Isaac is totally obsessed with that episode of Color Sample Wars where Topical Ointment White obliterated Marigold where Topical Ointment White pulled out dope win after dope win like a boss. It was a veritable vanquishment for Marigold that inspired a generation.