Section 2 - Aftermath
Deputy Director of Personnel Grade 1, Directorate of Operations, Section 2
- Name: Matthew Amundson
- Nationality: United States
- Political Affiliation: Libertarian
- Education: High School Diploma
- DOB: 11/7/77
- DOD: -
- Known Parahuman Abilities: Amundson can detect minds at a significant range, can read minds, connect minds in a psychic network, control minds, and inflict psychic attacks. Amundson also has significant supernatural charisma and extraordinary empathy.
Matthew Amundson was transferred to Section 2 under the Taft Laws at the age of 17, as he was deemed too dangerous and subversive for ordinary incarceration. Under the discipline of Section 2 he flowered from a teenage hoodlum who would make people dance to his mind-controlling tune to a model Team Leader. By the age of 25, Amundson had proven himself to be an ethical man with a firm grasp of the pain his Talent could cause, as well as the fear it inspired in others. There is no record of him ever using his mental powers on a team-mate or ally without consent. He was promoted to Grade 2 and given a number of operations as an official negotiator and as a solo operative.
Amundson petitioned the Oversight Hiring Committee to consider him for the position of Director of Personnel Management during Dr. Albright’s indefinite reassignment. The committee found him to be exceptionally qualified, but questioned whether his fellow operatives would ever trust him, knowing his Talent. He countered by contending that even if he never once used his ability to read minds, his other Talents and natural inclinations made him an exceptional choice to manage the many and often volatile Operatives of Section 2.