Aleph is the back office coordinator for the Global Frequency.
For more about the GF smart mob, it’s best to read our Miranda Zero character profile first.
- Real Name: Unrevealed.
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: Global Frequency.
- Base Of Operations: Global Frequency Central Operations, Manhattan.
- Height: 5’4″ (1.62m). Weight: 118 lbs. (53 Kg.).
- Eyes: Dark grey. Hair: Various (naturally black).
Powers and Abilities
Aleph has a “21st Century brain”. Meaning a super-processor capable of handling any number of separate input processes while performing multiple complex tasks and running deductive strings.
Highly skilled with computers, Aleph has the latest technology at her fingertips.
She also has swarms of extraordinarily skilled helpers at her call.
She has had some training with firearms, and has seen some action. But she’s not a field agent, only resorting to this kind of thing when out of options.
Bored by University, the young woman known as Aleph was recruited by Miranda Zero. The job was to act as the central controller for the agents on the Frequency.
She was set up in the organization’s Central Operation facility, hidden under central Manhattan. She lives and spends most of her time there, directing Global Frequency operatives all around the world.
While the location of Central Operations is highly secret, it has been located by enemies of the Frequency at least once. A small squad of them managed to infiltrate its defences.
With no operatives nearby, Aleph destroyed as much data as she could.
She prepared to flee the site as Miranda directed her, but decided she couldn’t let anyone compromise Frequency operations to this level. Activating some booby traps set around the outlying facility, she managed to kill one of the intruders.
Doubling back on the rest as they continued towards Central, she examined the dead intruder’s stuff. While they were equipped with gas masks against some of the facility’s countermeasures, she spiked their communicators using the one on the corpse.
The deafening noise forcing them to remove the gas masks as Aleph triggered the gas defences, leaving them vulnerable. She killed all but one of them, keeping the survivor for questioning.
Aleph remains the central organizer of Global Frequency operations.
Calm and organized, Aleph loves her job. This is despite the bad things she’s learned about and seen, as she strongly believes in the goals of the organization.
Aleph seems extremely conscientiousDriven to deliver ethical and flawless work. about her job, and has little problem with spending most of her life in Central Operations.
She tends to be deferential to Miranda. Yet, she is willing to argue if she believes Miranda is wrong. She is generally obedient to her commands, except on the subject of occasionally bringing lovers back to Central Operations.
The only time she’s been scared was when she was woken to be told that the security of Central Operations had been compromised.
Initially happy to follow Miranda’s commands to get out of there once the data had been secured, she then changed her mind. Aleph thought that abandoning it would be a betrayal to everyone who trusted the organization to be there.
She then maintained a cool head as she dealt with the armed, and professional, intruders.
Aleph frequently tries on new looks, clothes, hairdos and colors, makeup, etc..
Aleph: “What’s your name ?”
Miranda: “Miranda Zero.”
Aleph: “No, really. What’s your name ?”
Miranda: “That’s the only one you’re getting.”
Aleph: “Is that, like, your special Global Frequency name ? Do I get one ?”
Miranda: “Callsign Aleph.”
Aleph: “A… ?”
Miranda: “You’ve not read Borges ?”
Aleph: “Does Borges write Buffy episodes ?”
Aleph: “Then I’ve not read Borges.”
Miranda: “In his short stories, he talks about a thing called an Aleph; a point from which you can see all other points in the universe. That’s what you’ll be doing. Seeing everything and tying it all together.”
Aleph: “Lana Kennedy. You’re on the Global Frequency.”
Lana: “Oh, Jesus.”
Aleph: “This is Aleph, Lana. I have a better rack than Jesus.”
Miranda: “Staging report, Aleph.”
Aleph: “Ah… give me just a sec here, Ms. Zero.”
Miranda: “Have you got naked people in there again, Aleph ?”
Aleph (lying): “You know I would never do that again, Ms. Zero.”
“Good morning, you’re on the Global Frequency, you weird little bastard.”
“That’s not the point. People *rely* on us to be as close to infallible as is humanly possible.”
DC Universe Adaptation
(This section proposes ways of using this character in DC Universe stories).
Aleph has a friendly rivalry with Oracle. She takes their anonymity as a personal challenge, although, as yet, she’s gotten nowhere near to discovering Oracle’s identity.
DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 04||Str: 02||Bod: 03|
|Int: 09||Wil: 09||Min: 06|
|Inf: 05||Aur: 05||Spi: 06|
|Init: 018||HP: 030|
Detective (Clue Analysis): 06, Gadgetry: 05, Scientist (Computers): 10, Weaponry (Firearms): 04
Expansive HQ, Rich Friend.
Miranda Zero (High), Internet Community (High).
Responsibility of Power.
Monitoring the Global Frequency
As the coordinator of the Global Frequency operations, Aleph is the person operatives have most contact with. And possibly the only person on the Frequency with whom they have contact.
Being on the Frequency gives her access to a wide range of skills, with specialists available in more or less every field. Aleph can generally get hold of someone with WIL 06 and Scholar in the appropriate field, or assign someone with more physical abilities to whatever job needs doing.
The Frequency also has a large number of hackers and other computer specialists. Aleph can quickly organize a small mob to help process large problems (treat as 8 APs of Superspeed or Split, devoted to mental tasks only).
The Frequency can easily access most CCTV circuits around the world, allowing Aleph Remote Sensing (Visual only): 24, which can only be used in areas where surveillance would be expected, or via Global Frequency phones.
In time-sensitive operation, additional operatives can be activated to assist, quickly scanning all surveillance of a target area.
The Central Operations is in a secure facility underneath Manhattan, with access to the sewers. It’s surrounded by a high-tech surveillance and security system (including rats fitted with webcams, at Aleph’s urging) and has a number of booby traps, including electricals in water tunnels, and anti-personnel gas defences.
The centre of the facility is the cutting edge computer system which runs the Frequency. It allows:
- Communications with all agents.
- Surveillance of most urban areas worldwide.
- Recording massive amounts of online data, trawling through to find patterns which could indicate trouble that the Frequency needs to deal with.
Source of Character: Global Frequency by Warren Ellis.
Helper(s): Alan Wilkinson.