He was Almost Absorbed by the System
Paralysed from the neck down after a serious accident and unable to pay for full body restoration, Kyan was sent into an Alien Archive to rescue the V.I.P's trapped within it's virtual records. However, unbeknownst to him, he is little more than real life cannon fodder, sent to die, so the V.I.P's could live. Dragged through the worlds recorded in the files, he is now on the brink of exhaustion and the System is almost ready to absorb what remains of him and replace him in the physical world. But just as he is due to complete his last mission, someone interferes...
(Image has nothing to do with the story, more the author, who was amused to discover this in her colouring app)