Alan Parker's profile picture from his dossier
|Appears in||Alpha Protocol|
|Profession/Title||Senior Intelligence Analyst, Alpha Protocol|
|Affiliations||United States of America (Central Intelligence Agency), Unaffiliated (Under Alpha Protocol)|
|Status||Active duty (If the player's joins Halbech)/ KIA or Hidden|
|Portrayed by||Michael Bell|
Alan Parker is the Senior Intelligence Analyst of Alpha Protocol in the game of the same name. His personal intelligence is genius, having degrees in economics, physical science and physiology in College. Parker was however, a slacker when it came to school. He always tried to get the minimum passing grade and take the least number of tests in order to graduate.
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.
Interactions with Mike ThortonEdit
- Likes: Professional stances and Veteran Stances.
- Dislikes: Aggressive/Suave stances.
- Neutral: Recruit stances.
You will also gain one influence point with Parker if you complete his advanced orientation training without being seen.
For +1 Reputation, choose to end the conversation prematurely by selecting "Leave" when it comes available. However, it is better that you not do this as you can gain +2 Reputation by continuing the conversation and using the Professional Stance.
In the Infiltrate Alpha Protocol mission, you can choose to contact him and convince him to help you. It helps a lot if you found out that Madison is Parker's daughter. You can also choose to contact Omen Deng and Ronald Sung, but this is only possible if you saved them.
Other +1 Reputation opportunities include being 'Suspicious' in the initial exchange, 'Acknowledge'-ing the importance of his job at Alpha Protocol, and being more concerned with 'The Program' towards the end of the conversation.