Squid was not surprised at the choice made by the Zortixian Legislative Assembly about how to approach the Earthlings. They did a great job in quickly understanding Earthling psychology. Squid realized that the Earthlings used technology as a weapon of intimidation so that is why permitting a capture of a Zortixian spacecraft might cause a shift of power on Earth in the favour of any nation that could decipher Zortixian technology on a captured Zortixian spaceship.
The Zortixians thought of a way to worm into the hearts of Earthlings. Dr Zodiac was given several hundred vials of liquid that would cure Earthling cancer a disease unknown in Zortixia. It had taken the most brilliant group of Zortixian scientists a mere 18 days to concoct a cure and Dr. Zodiac under the guise of being a simple country doctor was going to Earth to create some goodwill!
How could a simple country doctor claim he had a cure for cancer? Dr. Zodiac was a laughingstock in the small New Jersey town of Westfield where he administered the liquid to terminally ill cancer patients that were up on their feet in days with no signs of cancer. Desperate people flocked to his office from all parts of the globe for the “cure”. Word spread throughout the world of the “cure”. Big Pharma promised him riches beyond belief for the ingredients of the “cure liquid”.
Dr. Zodiac made himself very clear when he spoke to the world media by saying, “Under no circumstances will I divulge the components of the “cure liquid” to any pharmaceutical company seeking to make a profit from it! Time and time again Big Pharma has shown its insatiable desire for profits over doing much of anything good for mankind. In the United States Big Pharma started taking off after it ensured cannabis was made illegal despite it being used for decades as a remedy for many ailments. Did you know according to United Nation’s research the drug Halium was sold in Colombia at a profit of 932%. These pill pushers have done their utmost to pervert medicine and the concept of healing. If they had their way nations would be drug saturated zombies. It is the good people of the planet Zortixia that have given Earthlings this cure. Thank the Zortixians for the cure not Big Pharma profit mongers. The Zortixians have assured me there is enough of the “cure liquid” for the entire planet. I will set up a “Zortixian Friendship Centre” where this “cure liquid” will be distributed throughout the world.
In no time at all he was beatified as a saint and declared a world hero by the United Nations. May 18th, the day Earth learnt about the “cure liquid”, was declared a world holiday by the United Nations.
The Earthlings were starting to ask who were these Zortixians? No such planet existed on any astronomical map. Zortixia was so distant from Earth it would be centuries before the Earthlings had developed the technology to travel so far into space. The Zortixians and mutants had toyed with the idea of withholding the “cure liquid” further until the United Nations admitted the mutants as members of the United Nations General Assembly but Dr. Zodiac’s view was there was already enough suffering on Earth to justify using this as a “blackmail” technique.