A cloaked figure wanders a dark forest on a moonlit night. In the shadows, someone follows her, but she knows he is there. The cloaked figure stops in a clearing and turns to face the stalker. There is a droning in the distance. She lowers her cloak and looks up. What a beautiful face. A hand beckons him forward. Out of the misty shadows steps BOBBY KELLER. The droning sounds gets louder. It is unmistakable now. She tells him that it is late and he must go to work.


Young, twenty-something Bobby awakens to the incessant beeping of his alarm clock. The first thing he sees through blurry eyes is his computer in screensaver mode. Some kind of fantasy theme. He stumbles out of his chair and dashes off to work. At the office, he takes his place amidst a sea of cubicles. Surrounded by drawings and pinups of various superheroes, he focuses on the information scrolling across his monitor, slips on his headset and handles phone call after phone call for hours on end.


A single irate customer at the end of that long day causes Bobby a major, long-anticipated promotion. Disconsolate at the failure of the system to work in his favor despite playing by the rules, he hatches a plan with his room mate, REEVE WARSHAWSKI, to pay back rude customers. Using personal information from customers taken from Bobby’s work, they embark on a campaign of mischief and mayhem to serve justice and teach respect to an unsuspecting public. Bobby is happy with his secret escapades, but upon overhearing a conversation about how his mischief has affected someone’s life, he decides that he wants to see firsthand the effects of his work. Regarding his access to information as his source of power, he assumes the persona of a dark superhero named, ‘The Server’. He records his pranks and posts them on a YouTube-type internet site, where they immediately become a sensation with the younger crowd. Buoyed by the attention, the pranks escalate in severity and, due in part to the media sensation generated by the anonymous offenders, they attract the attention of local law enforcement, a detective named RICK ARLEN. But Reeve helps Bobby cover his tracks. Together, they revel in the public adulation and mystique created by their secret alter egos.


But this is no longer a game for Bobby. Obsessed with his new agenda, he sees himself as a genuine hero fighting for the disrespected, pushed-around, customer service worker who has to deal with an ungrateful, irrational public. His new power to capture the media’s attention reinforces his ego, and his ‘payback’ to the public becomes more and more vengeful.


Unsettled by the revelation of Bobby’s dark side, Reeve bows out of the game. Left alone and without Reeve’s level-headed logic to measure his punishments, Bobby’s mind grows unstable. Even as Arlen draws closer to discovering his identity, Bobby’s long hours spent gaming and scheming blurs his reality, until the games he plays becomes his reality. He becomes so out-of-control that in the end he commits a violent act of unprovoked murder.


In the end, Detective Arlen’s trail leads him to Bobby and the entire scheme is exposed. But Bobby Keller is nowhere to be found. Somewhere, a phone rings. It is answered by a familiar voice.

Bobby Keller is still out there.