Most people find Sharp off-putting because of his cybernetic enhancements. I find him off-putting because he's a sociopath with almost no regard for human life. I shudder to think what he's capable of, and I say this as a person who spends most of her time interfacing with a disembodied artificial intelligence.
It is arguable whether or not the human being born as Alex McTeague still exists. Driven by an obsession with perfecting his form, he has replaced most of his parts with a mechanical or vat-grown replacement. Originally funding his transhumanism through corporate bounty hunting, he joined Invisible when his augmentation ambitions grew beyond what is available on the open market.
Sharp's technological make-up is in constant flux as he tinkers with, and replaces his augmentations. During his bounty hunting days, he preferred a more methodical, precise approach. Freed from the biological weaknesses like fatigue and hunger, he would slowly but relentlessly track down targets and eliminate them from a safe distance. And from down wind, since he hadn't yet worked out the finer details of his waste disposal subsystem.
Some of Sharp's backstory is described in his datalog.
At the start of a mission:
These can also be found on the agent banters page.
Born in approximately 2025, Sharp's early life is a mystery. A little while before 2055, at the age of 30 or younger and still going by the name Alex McTeague, Sharp worked together with Tony Xu to create the Thermal Generator augment, which the latter then installed. In 2059, after the San Francisco Accord has legalised assassination, there is an online ad issued by “Alex Sharp” advertising his hitman and hired muscle services. Sharp's Archived loadout is dated to 2062, at which point he's using the painfully flawed modular cybernetic frame X2 model. In 2068, Sharp joins Invisible.