Ms. Patel appears in one Global Frequency story, “The Run”. That was issue #6 but, heh, just get the TPB. Global Frequency was brilliant.
This entry has S P O I L E R S about this story.
For more context, see our Miranda Zero character profile.
- Real Name: Sita Patel.
- Other Aliases: Agent 992.
- Marital Status: So, so single.
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: Global Frequency.
- Base of Operations: Central London, UK, EU. Ah ah, just kidding, mates.
- Height: 5’6″ Weight: 125 lbs.
- Eyes: Dark, greyish brown. Hair: Black.
Powers & Abilities
Patel is an expert traceuse (Parkour practitioner), with exceptional acrobatic and climbing skill. She’s in great shape, is a powerful athlete, and runs bloody fast. All in all, she can cross dense urban terrain faster than a drunken cormoran on a greased pre-1977 moped.
(Since she was referring to her discipline as “le parkour”, in French, rather than as London-style “free running”, it is possible that she trained in France.)
She’s also adept at burglary – but it’s basic B&E, not high-tech heist stuff. Still, those petty second-story skills supplement her parkour skills. They also pay better than the dole, but then so does pissing into a wind sock.
Lastly she has a fine arts background. It seems likely that she’s an arts student, though there might be a significant amount of quote marks around “student”.
She’s smart, thinks fast and has a decent level of general education.
In 2003, agent 992 of the Global Frequency was activated. Three radical — and radically stupid — students had weaponised the Ebola virus. The plan was to detonate it into London, killing millions to make a point about health care in African countries. Because that would tots help.
In typical Global Frequency fashion, conventional authorities refused to listen until it was *way* too bloody late. Miranda Zero was thus forced to do the usual emergency agent activations with about 20 minutes left on the clock. Bril.
Thanks to dumb luck, the closest field asset was Patel (no, not *that* Patel. No, not that one either. No, not… oh, sod it). Though she didn’t know anything about bombs or Ebola, she was really fast. As she ran the rooftop express , Aleph and Zero narrowed the perimeter where the ordnance was located. Meanwhile, they brought other specialists online.
The experts worked out how the bomb worked, what it had to look like and what sort of systems would be plugged into it. Meanwhile, a Global Frequency interrogator got to the two arrested students. He used methods making sense in this worst case ticking bomb scenario.
The interrogator and the advisor swarm worked out that the third cocksplat — the one with the bomb — was riding the London Eye . Using a pointy emergency hammer hurriedly stolen from a motorcar, Sita broke through the pod’s shell.
Though she was forced to kill the stupid bugger within in self-defense, she drenched the bomb’s insides with industrial cleaning fluid.
Sita then leapt out, doing a high dive into the Thames so the charge would explode underwater. Part of her and Global Frequency’s gamble was that the pressure differential between the box and water would contain the payload.
Sita survived the dive and blast, and scans confirmed that the germs had been neutralised.
Ms. Patel seems to be about 20, with a lithe build and long legs. She wore tight stretchy jeans, minimalist running shoes , a small scrunchie, and a pale blue belly shirt with a large Global Frequency logo.
She curses a lot. But then the condition were a tad stressful. All told.
She has a pronounced London working class accent and diction.
Sita has an assertive, angry-ish personality.
She seems particularly frustrated with her difficulties in finding herself a good bloke. Apparently, most of the lads she knows are junkies and freaks.
“No, Gary, I am NOT going to dance in one of these crappy clubs with me baps out all night ! FURTHERmore ! I am NOT going to have a bunk-up with you just because Tracey left you !”
“Sod off, you living fart.”
GF advisor swarm: “If this device activates, half of London will be dead in less than a month.”
Sita: “Can I pick which half ?”
(Whenever something goes wrong) “Arse !”
“Open the bloody door ! Back away from the germs, toerag features !”
Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 04||Str: 02||Bod: 03||Motivation: Responsibility|
|Int: 04||Wil: 04||Min: 04||Occupation: Fine arts student ?|
|Inf: 03||Aur: 03||Spi: 04||Wealth: 003|
|Init: 011||HP: 010|
Acrobatics: 06, Artist (Painter): 04, Thief (Stealth, Locks & Safes): 03
Area Knowledge (Central London), and possibly Languages.
Debt 1 (The mere act of living in London).
Global Frequency Phone [BODY 04, Radio Communications (Scrambled): 19, Misc. Advantage (Allows Remote Sensing from Central Operations)].
Source of Character: Global Frequency, oi.
Helper(s): Darci. My own Mollaka writeup, for coherence. And Gareth’s Miranda Zero w/u, obvs.
Writeup completed on the 2nd of February, 2018.