Name: Alan Parker
Occupation: Senior Intelligence Analyst, Alpha Protocol
Alan Parker is a genius-level intelligence analyst working for Alpha Protocol. According to his college record, he has degrees in political science, economics, and psychology, although he never did homework in any of his classes and relied on taking the minimum number of tests to achieve a passing grade. Parker also had an uncanny knack for knowing where he would be on the grading curve, and scaled the effort he put into his assignments accordingly.
Parker understands global politics, espionage tactics, and economic trends... but doesn't understand (or care to understand) people he works with. He has commented more than once that he perceives everyone as a tool -- and if not a tool, then they are a liability.
Parker is the agency's "custodian," responsible for shutting down Alpha Protocol if it's in danger of being compromised. According to Parker, there have been many iterations of Alpha Protocol with different names in the past, and he has been with them since the beginning as an accountant and analyst, helping to terminate each incarnation and move on to the next, always fulfilling the same functions and watching the world to make it safe for United States interests.
Parker's wife died in a car accident (drinking and driving), and she had a long history of alcohol abuse that started a number of years after the two were married. His daughter's whereabouts are unknown... rumors say that she changed her name to sever all ties with her father, and that she wants nothing to do with him.
The various incarnations of Alpha Protocol have taken several names -- G19, Deus Vult, and others. During these incarnations, Parker worked his way up to a senior analyst position for the government, and his brutal decisions during the heat of a mission, even when it means the death or loss of an agent, are extreme and logical enough that he was chosen for his current role as custodian.
Alan Parker has agreed to work with the Halbech Corporation at the request of the privileged few in the US government who know Alpha Protocol exists. He completely understands the reason for the alliance, and no compulsions about attempting to erase all evidence of the stolen Halbech missiles in order to gain lucrative contacts for the United States in the future... nor any hesitation about erasing any agents that are in his way.
Intel Locations (5+1):
- Graybox (Graybox) -- Gained from Parker when you first talk to him.
- Graybox (Graybox) -- Gained from Parker after completing his "Retrieve Data" assignment.
Safehouse -- Gained if you're terse (aggressive) with Mina in her "how are you holding up?" email, and then choose Parker when she responds.
- Safehouse -- Gained if you choose Parker for Mina's "checking up on your old coworkers" email.
- Rome (Investigate Marburg's Villa) -- [Secret Fact] Gained from a set of files in Marburg's secret room.
- Endgame (Infiltrate Alpha Protocol) -- Found in file in lab under medical bay.