Section 2 - Aftermath
Theodore Van Dyne
Deputy Director of Recruitment and Training Grade 1, Directorate of Operations, Section 2
- Name: Theodore Van Dyne
- Nationality: United States
- Political Affiliation: Democrat
- Education: US Marine Corp OTS
- DOB: 5-13-1965
- DOD: -
- Known Parahuman Abilities: Theodore Van Dyne has the capacity to make a completely real corpse identical in every way to an individual touched. He also possesses a higher than usual force of personality and ability to consciously control his own mental and emotional state.
The origin of Van Dyne’s Talent ability remains classified. He joined the Directorate of Operations from the U.S. Military in the latter years of the Cold War. His leadership skills and military training made him a natural choice for Operative Team Leader on a number of missions, mostly exfiltration or kidnapping missions where it was imperative that the target be “killed” insofar as their nation of origin was concerned.
As time passed and he proved himself calm under fire and dedicated to Section 2, his Talent became used more and more often to provide false “deaths” for newly recruited Talent operatives to solidify the secrecy under which the Directorate of Operations functions. His direct contact with the majority of new recruits as well as his military bearing and leadership skills made him a natural choice to take over Recruitment and Training when the former department head retired.
Van Dyne was the other individual widely-considered to be Director material upon the death of Director Sofia Ivanova. Oversight chose Lee Ann Ming instead, for which Van Dyne has evinced no particular resentment.