User:Cockney Heroes/ATs/Claude Rains
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Using the identity "Claude Rains," the agent began working with the Company in the mid-1980s. Trained by Ivan Spektor, Rains was initially paired with Agent Haran, but Haran retired due to mental instability after a psychologically traumatic case involving Rollo Fusor. Shortly after, Rains was paired with rookie Company agent Noah Bennet in 1991. The two remained partners for eight years.
Rains' growing disdain for Company protocols and systemic unwillingness to follow orders -- ultimately including a refusal to conduct operations against people with abilities -- resulted in a termination order, assigned to Agent Bennet after the Company confirmed evidence that Rains was harboring a special (subject's identity remains unknown). Rains was severely wounded during the termination attempt but escaped.
[Paragraph Omitted: Classified]Most recently, unconfirmed reports from civilian interviews place Claude in London, England. The subject is generally aversive to violence and human contact, but agents are advised to report all unscheduled contacts
The apparent absence of typical accompanying anxiety disorders, as well as documentation of subject's comparative openness toward a number of people with abilities, suggests that Rains' disorder stems from or has been exacerbated by long-term, systemic repression of negative feelings toward his primary social group: namely, the Company.
[Paragraph: Classified]While these circumstances made the subject receptive to the Company's recruitment process, they also left him highly susceptible to excessive empathy with Company targets, resulting in cognitive dissonance, repression, and eventually, reconciliation through rejection of his Company identity. The long-term psychological effects on the subject are not known and should be considered an analysis priority if he is placed in custody.
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