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Madison Saint James is a character in the Alpha Protocol. She works as a part time translator and file clerk for the VCI faction. She is a major NPC in the Rome hub. Madison encounters Michael Thorton in Rome during Operation Deus Vult. She had come across Thorton's name in a VCI office working for Conrad Marburg, finding a file marking him for death. She contacts Thorton with the hopes of warning him, inadvertently involving herself in the conflict between Thorton and Halbech.

DossierEdit

Madison Saint James has been in Italy less than a year. Her resume on file at the Veteran Combat Initiative lists her as fluent in Italian and passable at a few other languages, enough to land her a part-time job working for the VCI as a translator and file clerk. Nothing in her file lists her as being anything but professional in carrying out her duties.

Though Madison hasn't been at the VCI branch office long, her work ethic and skill set caused her to be assigned as Marburg's executive assistant in Rome (Marburg goes through assistants rapidly). She has access to sensitive material, though as most of it is in code, she had little idea what most of it meant until finding the file on Michael Thorton. She doesn't seem to know the full extent of what the VCI do besides recruit ex-military and offer up private security.

Madison took her job with the VCI as a second job to cover her expenses in Italy. Her initial job was working in restoration at the Museum of Roman Art and Archeology in Rome, but it didn't pay well, so she was forced to seek out other employment - she came from America with little to nothing to her name. According to notations in the museum computer regarding her interview, she cited a desire to study art history abroad, but she hasn't taken any classes or programs (at least formally) since her arrival in Italy.

Madison received a recommendation as an art student from a gallery owner in New Hampshire, but there's no mention of a "Saint James" family tied to the gallery owner - in fact, the trail of Saint James stops in New Hampshire entirely. There is no paper trail, certificate of name change, or anything else to confirm her identity.

Secret Fact: Madison Saint James took her mother's maiden name shortly before leaving the United States, due to a parting of the ways with her father, Alan Parker. According to Madison, her mother met Parker while he was working overseas and was unaware of his government connection until they returned to the States. There doesn't seem to be any connection between Madison's presence in the VCI and Parker's presence there, so this seems to be an unusual coincidence. Judging from Madison's attitude, however, Parker cared very much for his daughter, even if he didn't show it... if anything were to happen to her, there's no telling what he might do in response.

Interactions with Michael ThortonEdit

  • She is a possible, one-time handler option for the mission Investigate Marburg's Villa in Rome.
  • She is a possible romance option. If Mike successfully romances Madison, he keeps her hairband as a trophy. Whenever he examines it, he wonders whether she'll ever call (if she survived) or apologises (if she was killed).
  • During the final mission in the Rome hub, you are asked to choose between saving Madison's life or stopping a bomb from exploding, killing many innocents at the scene. If you opt to save Madison, she will disappear immediately after the mission, leaving you a video message in which she says she can't allow your feelings for her to get in the way of your decisions. She leaves her hairband behind as a memento. If she survives the events of Rome, Madison goes on to become a grassroots political figure.
  • If you decide to stop the bombs, Marburg will shoot Madison in the back, leading to the boss battle. Her death leads to new laws to protect Europe from terrorism, she is declared a national hero and given a proper burial by the United States government.
  • If you successfully romance Madison, she will reveal that her father is Alan Parker. This information will greatly help you in the final level.

Handler BonusEdit

Relationship Bonus Effect Description
Neutral to Liked Due Caution Enemy Sight Range -5% She may not be an international woman of mystery, but Madison will do whatever she can to keep you safe. While she's helping you on this mission, she'll impart her cautious nature, giving you a slight edge in staying out of sight.
Neutral (Negative) Redirected Frustration Favored Weapon Damage +1 Having a civilian handler like Madison makes you long for a competent agent feeding you information. This frustration is easily vented on anyone crossing your path.
Dislike (Further negative) Redirected Frustration II Favored Weapon Damage +2 Madison's irritating presence over your earpiece may be a distraction, but putting that extra bullet in someone's head sounds like a good way to overcome the annoyance.

TriviaEdit

  • Originally Madison was planned to be a blonde with long hair, but her design has been changed.
  • Madison is the easiest romance girl, requiring only +3 reputation to trigger the romance scene.
  • If you romance Madison and save her, her video left to Mike will be different. She will not be angry, instead saying she understands why you chose to save her but saying she has to leave.

GalleryEdit

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Major Alpha Protocol Characters and Factions
Graybox Alan Parker, Henry Leland, Michael Thorton, Mina Tang, Sean Darcy, Yancy Westridge
Graybox Factions Alpha Protocol, Halbech Corporation, U.S. Military Alpha Protocol
Saudi Arabia Ali Shaheed, Omar Nasri, , Al-Samad Lieutenant, Scarlet Lake
Saudi Arabia Factions Al-Samad
Rome Conrad Marburg, Gelateria Nico Proprietor, Jibril Al-Bara, Madison Saint James
Rome Factions CIA, Deus Vult
Moscow Albatross, Championchik, Grigori Pazinhov, Konstantin Brayko, SIE, Sergei Surkov, Sis
Moscow Factions G22, Russian Mafia, Surkov's Guards, VCI
Taipei Hong Shi, Omen Deng, Ronald Sung, Steven Heck, Wen Shu
Taipei Factions Chinese Secret Police, NSB, White Oak Mountain Triad

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