MI13 - Intelligence and Wisdom
Over the years, the British Government has formed a number of organizations dedicated to dealing with paranormal occurrences, including S.T.R.I.K.E., the RCX, the Weird Happenings Organization (also known as W.H.O.), and Black Air – all of which eventually collapsed.
Black Air, the most recent of these organizations, attempted a coup in alliance with the British Hellfire Club, which was thwarted by European team Excalibur. The British intelligence community, acting on information received from Excalibur, had Black Air closed down, forcing it underground.
In the aftermath, the Government decided to take all of its previous paranormal organizations and fold them into a single organisation, known only as “the Department”, with Alistaire Stuart, formerly of the Weird Happenings Organization, as the Department’s head.
MI-6 , the department of British Intelligence which dealt with matters abroad, wanted to bring paranormal matters under their wing. When an interdimensional capsule from another universe, the abortive advance guard for an interdimensional Martian invasion, appeared in Wapping, Alistaire led the operation investigating it. MI-6 arrived on the scene, and persuaded Alistaire that only MI-6 had the resources to fight threats like the craft’s makers. Alistaire attempted to close the Department down that day, but Pete Wisdom and Sir Mortimer Grimsdale, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, prevented him.
Alistaire left the Department to head up an intelligence team in MI-6, while Wisdom was appointed as the Department’s senior officer, reporting only to Grimsdale. Sometime during Wisdom’s tenure, the Department was renamed MI-13.
When Otherworld’s fairies kidnapped the baby of a Cabinet Minister as part of an attack on Britain, MI-13 were charged with retrieving the baby and forcing the fairies to the bargaining table. Wisdom’s operations team included Wisdom himself; Sid Ridley, Captain Midlands, product of a British Super-Solider program during World War II, now an OAP; John the Skrull, a former member of the Skrull Beatles, who adopted the form of John Lennon; Tink, a fairy dissident and former resident of Otherworld, and their newest recruit, Maureen Raven, a clairsentient from Ulster.
MI-13 confronted the fairies in Otherworld, but were only able to stop them when Tink revealed herself as the daughter of Oberon, King of the Fairies, and demanded her father end the attack. Oberon proposed a new covenant between Britain and the fairies, which was sealed by Tink’s marriage to Wisdom.
Doctor Alistaire Stuart – Scientific Liaison with MI6
Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) – Member of the Captain Britain Corps
Pete Wisdom – Director of MI13 and Chief Operational Field Leader, Husband of Tink
Oliver Orwell (AKA “O”) – MI13’s Mysterious Quartermaster
Jacqueline Falsworth (Spitfire) – Mutant Speedster
Eric Brooks (Blade) – Dhampir, Vampire Hunter
Joseph Chapman (Union Jack) – Peak Athlete/Enhanced Human Level – Knight of Pendragon
Dane Whitman (Black Knight) – Expert Swordsman – Knight of Pendragon
Sid Ridley (Captain Midlands) – British Super Soldier (Deceased)
John the Skrull – Skrull Agent, Loyal to MI13 – Ex-Member of Skrull Beatles
Shevaun Haldane (Dark Angel) – Energy Manipulator
Minion Unit (Death’s Head II) – Combat Cyborg with Variable Configuration Weaponry
Jonathan Bryant (Digitek) – Energy Being and CyberSamurai
Doctor Faiza Hussain – Current Wielder of Excalibur, Muslim.
Julius Mullarkey (Killpower) – Genetically Engineered Super Soldier – Mind of a Child
Harley Davidson (Motormouth) – Cybernetic Sonic-based Powers (Similar to Siryn/Banshee)
Dr. Rory Campbell – Psychologist and Former Horseman of Apocalypse
Tangerine – Empath, Telepath and Oneiromancer with bright Orange hair
Tinkerbelinos Hardleg (AKA “Tink”) – Size Altering Fairy, Daughter of Oberon, Wife of Pete Wisdom