I though so.
Also, I’m glad it changed your opinion.
The story goes, these Aliens are in rough shape. They’re the last of their species, torn apart by an immense civil war. They are in possession of technology that can grant them to control matter on a sub-atomic level, virtually allowing them the power to “create” anything they need or to bend existing matter to their will.
However, it requires a power source that the Aliens no longer have access to, Negative (Evil) Energy. They would search the galaxy wiping out planets and absorbing the Energy they required. After a while, they ran out of Energy Sources and began to use their own species as a source eventually driving them into a civil war and near extinction.
They made an agreement with the current Government of Earth to give them this technology if the Earth agreed to let them have access to their “natural” resources. At this point in time, the Earth is in bad shape as well, the planet is polluted. In some areas the air is so toxic that people can no longer survive without the help of filtration devices.
A wide gap between rich and poor has developed, most of the wealthy live above the toxic clouds in floating cities, some even went as far as to build space stations. The poor are left to rot below the clouds, fighting among themselves doing anything it takes to stay alive. Forming militant groups that run local areas and “police” themselves.
The Earth’s Government has become so disillusioned with the Poor and their needs that instead of following the agreement with the Aliens to first regenerate the Earth to it’s former glory, they instead use it to create an army of Genetically Engineered super soldiers that will “farm” the energy from the poor populace and takeover other planets for the wealthy to live on.
The Aliens respond by gaining access to Subject 39, the 39th prototype for the super soldier project. They encode his DNA with the ability to control matter so he can exact their revenge upon the humans. They use the guise of being “Divine” to exploit human tendency to believe in a power greater than ourselves. They charge him with eliminating all Evil from the planet, slowly feeding the excess energy from him into their equipment.
This is just some background on the world, think of it as Pre-The Earth that was from firefly. Just before the Human race took off to colonize other planets.
This is only a small part of the story line. He meets other Subjects, allies with militia groups and in the end helps the Earth return to it’s former glory. All the meanwhile forming an identity, learning about humanity and ultimately what free will truly is and whether or not his presence denies humanity of that free will.