This page is essentially a depository for information on Trattorian characters too minor to merit their own page at the moment, but who nonetheless deserve a description of some sorts on the wiki. As canon accumulates, some characters will become significant enough to earn their own page.
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Characters With Their Own Pages
Kaiserin Siri (deceased)
Chief Scientist Dr. Liang
A prodigy even by Trattorian standards, Dr. Liang graduated summa cum laude from the USA's Harvard University at the precocious age of 11 before dual-enrolling in a Trattorian Teknological Institute math/physics Ph.D. program. Upon graduation she was still too young to legally participate in many internship programs, so she pursued another Ph.D. in computer science to fill up the time. After finally starting her career as a Trattorian physicist, she published a proof on the universal existence and smoothness of the Navier-Stokes fluid dynamics equations, receiving the million dollar prize as well as a Fields Medal as recognition. She then freelanced on various projects until her colleague Dr. Yang encouraged her to apply herself to the disorganized, desperate mess that was brikverse particle physics at the time. Dr. Liang worked on the problem for months, before finally uniting quantum mechanics and classical relativity into a single Theory of Everything, founded upon the existence of the Liang boson. After the Trattorian Soledad Fermion Super-Collider detected statistically-significant evidence of the Liang boson, Dr. Liang won a Nobel Prize in Physics and became the new Chief Scientist by unanimous vote of the Council of Scientists. She established the Black Box Bureau with the intent of creating a more mathematically-elegant universe, and currently focuses her efforts on Project ℝ^m.
As a person, Dr. Liang is quite friendly and approachable compared to her colleagues. She lacks the typical arrogance of other Trattorian scientists of rank, and treats her subordinates with patience.
Department Chair Dr. Pang
A graduate of Harvard Medical School and holder of Ph.D's in Biology and Organic Chemistry, Dr. Pang has earned a legendary reputation in the Trattorian Biology Department for winning six Nobel Prizes in Medicine. He once collaborated with Department Chair Dr. Ong and former Chief Scientist Dr. Venter to invent the Miracle Cure together. He was also tasked with synthesizing an antidote for Rainbow Transparent, which he successfully completed. Disgruntled at what he perceives to be an under-appreciation for his achievements, Dr. Pang despises the current Chief Scientist and eyes the position himself.
Dr. Pang is unscrupulous and ambitious, with numerous investigations opened by the Trattorian Ethics Committee regarding potentially stolen or fraudulent research. The Ethics Committee does occasionally uncover connections with the Space Mafia...accusations which are swiftly silenced.
Department Chair Dr. Herndon
Dr. Herndon, a Rhodes Scholar and a holder of three Ph.D.'s from TTI, Caltech, and Bloxford, managed to climb to the top of the hyper-competitive Trattorian Physics Department by earning three Nobel Prizes in Physics. A reserved and studious scientist, Dr. Herndon keeps his head low to avoid the cutthroat antagonism pervading the Physics Department. He shares a relatively close professional relationship with Dr. Liang as a fellow physicist, abetting the latter in all her crazy schemes and experiments.
Department Chair Dr. Ong
Dr. Ong represented Trattoria at International Olympiads for Biology and Chemistry in her high school years, before earning three Ph.D's in Biology, Chemistry, and Nanotechnology. A versatile scientist, Dr. Ong flitted through the various departments before finally settling on the Engineering Department, where she felt she could best utilize her broad skill set. Her greatest achievement was creating the Miracle Cure in collaboration with Dr. Pang and Dr. Venter, manufacturing the crucial nanobot components. She was also instrumental in engineering the supercoolant system in Project Adstrum, better known as the star-destroying weapon mounted on the Lagrange-class dreadnought. Thus far she has managed to win four Nobel Prizes across a variety of areas, rivaling even Dr. Pang and Dr. Yuan in her expertise on biology and chemistry, respectively.
Dr. Ong has taken upon herself the secondary duty of chairing the Ethics Committee, believing that Trattoria's "anything goes" attitude towards research is hazardous and unproductive. As the one who informs scientists of disciplinary sanctions, pay reductions, and even citizenship revocations, Dr. Ong managed to earn the moniker "Angel of Death" among many resentful researchers.
Director-General Dr. Mikoto
Dr. Mikoto was a Nobel laureate in Chemistry and Director-General of the Trattorian Energy Commission. After accidental exposure to BB-C-W-09982, she unwillingly gained level 5 electrical esper powers. Dr. Mikoto then murdered Department Chair Dr. Yuan, although Dr. Liang chose to cover up the incident to further her plans. This backfired when Quantumsurfer Colette manipulated Dr. Mikoto to attack the CEO and headquarters of the Viérre Glass Corporation on the homeworld, causing a massive public relations disaster for the Science Department and the BBB. She was subdued and contained by Trattorian Recovery Force-00015 in light of the incident.
Lab Director Dr. Miyako
Dr. Miyako graduated summa cum laude in her year from TTI and went on to earn Ph.D.’s in mathematics and physics under a Fulbright scholarship. Although technically a physicist, Dr. Miyako’s passion lies mainly in mathematics. She has taken a particular interest in normed division algebras and Cayley-Dickson constructions, such as her doctoral thesis on showing that the space of norm 1 zero-divisors of the sedenions is homeomorphic to the compact form of the exceptional Lie group G2. Her work with octonion calculations for supersymmetric M-theory and Schwinger analytic continuations in quantum field theory qualifies her as one of the few people capable of understanding Dr. Liang’s Theory of Everything- consequently, she plays a major role in the Black Box Bureau’s leadership. Her other work includes successfully solving the Yang-Mills existence and mass-gap Millennium Prize Problem and positing an (ultimately incorrect) theory of everything using the 248-dimensional simple exceptional Lie group E8. She has earned a Fields Medal and two Nobel Prizes in Physics and her current professional interests include the Riemann hypothesis and Birch & Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.
Lab Director Dr. (Shankar) Balasubramanian
Dr. Shankar is the new Special Administrator of the Trattorian-annexed region of Valoros. He has displayed a policy of increased savviness and brutality in comparison with his predecessor, Dr. Kruszewski, in an attempt to avoid her fate.
Once a Lab Director for weapon design projects in the Engineering Department, Dr. Kuroki retired to a comfy desk job of being a Trattorian Navy Admiral. She ran for election to the presidency after the overthrow of Siri, winning due to her background as a former scientist. She has since taken a very passive role in administering the country, opting to simply monitor its various sectors for aberrations in performance and take reactionary measures.
Dr. Fonténe studied under a dual JD-MBA program at Harvard University before earning Ph.D.'s in econometrics and information technology from TTI and MIT. He became a partner at a private Trattorian law firm, specializing in the tax code and collecting billions. He then decided to devote himself to the public sector, eventually becoming the Chief Attorney of the Legal Department. After retiring from the position, Dr. Fonténe finally decided to try his hand at the legislative process, running for election in Trattoria's 1st District and winning. He was elected Speaker of the Legislature and thus presides over the plenary body. Dr. Fonténe has strongly supported reforms of the Trattorian tax code, including the lowering of corporate and capital gains taxes.
Dr. Nakahara is one of the Legislators for the 5th District, which contains Soledad. A retired Department Chair of Biology, Dr. Nakahara won two Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. In her time as a scientist, she advanced theorems on vector spaces to further develop the multiple co-inertia analysis used in multi-omics and comparative genomics. As one of the Legislature's leading authorities on science, Dr. Nakahara chairs the Legislative Committee on Science. Her colleagues regard her as pleasant and polite, and she constantly promotes scientific interests in her legislation.
Chief Ambassador Xianghao
A conniving and manipulative sociopath even among Trattorians, Dr. Xianghao fought and backstabbed her way to the head of Trattoria's Foreign Relations Department. With foreign service training and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard, Dr. Xianghao held such highly desired posts as Trattoria's ambassadorships to the USA and the Assyrian Star Empire before finally ascending to the position of Chief Ambassador. Dr. Xianghao obsesses over her beauty, taking additional cosmetic pills, treatments, and plastic surgeries in addition to daily rejuvenating and age-reversing Miracle Cures.
Diplomats Wang and Dong
Dr. Wang, the diplomatic attaché to Yokomo station is far more levelheaded than her military counterpart. Her assistant, Dr. Dong, is less so.
The Yokomo Habitation Ring is the closest Trattorian settlement to United Systems Alliance space. As such, its Administrator has an authority second only to the Ambassador regarding issues between the two nations.
Dr. Fleur once worked as a well-to-do neurosurgeon at a major Trattorian hospital (as Miracle Cure is prohibited to foreigners, the medical tourism industry thrives in Trattoria). At some point, however, constant exposure to foreigners and their divergent culture drove Dr. Fleur mad, convincing her that killing foreigners would be more fun than treating them. As a Trattorian Citizen, she claimed an armchair Fleet Admiralty position. She distinguished herself through her tactical gusto in eradicating the enemies of Trattoria and received a promotion to Chair of the Trattorian Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest position in the Trattorian Armed Forces.
Shuvam Axelrod was drafted into the Trattorian Army after failing his AP Calculus BC class with a shocking C+, receiving dismal grades in his other classes as well. Trained in unforgiving boot camp at the tender age of 14 and subsequently deployed on suicidal, poorly-planned missions, Axelrod has known nothing but the most brutal of war for the majority of his life. His many years on the battlefield have earned him numerous scars and injuries, including the loss of his legs to Princess Killestia during Operation Regenbogen, but the Citizens on high have always refused to give him Trattorian medical care or medals of recognition.
During one operation where his commanding General fled from a deteriorating battle, Axelrod took charge himself and reversed the tide of the assault using what he learned from combat experience. Out of pragmatic effectiveness, the Joint Chiefs of Staff reluctantly promoted Axelrod to the rank of General- he is the only non-citizen to currently hold a command rank (general, admiral, air marshall, commandant). Even so, the other Citizen commanders treat him with disgust and expel him from tactical meetings.
General Axelrod formed the BBB Trattorian Recovery Force 00411 along with Major Sports Fan. The team earned the nickname "Magical Girl Killers" for their peerless track record in terminating Bavarian mages, RARCom espers, and other sentient anomalies. He participated in a failed attempt to kill Quantumsurfer Colette.
Major Sports Fan
Major Tyler Fenway, alias "Sports Fan", lost nervous control of his upper body in a fight with a RARCom electromaster esper. To compensate, he mounted a powered exosuit and took to using sports equipment as his primary armament. He, along with General Axelrod, form TRF-00411, the "Magical Girl Killers".
CEO Dr. Ayanami
A former lab director in the Biology Department, Dr. Ayanami eventually retired and was selected by BlueGene Inc.'s board of directors as its new CEO. BlueGene Inc. plays a vital role in Trattorian society, manufacturing, maintaining, and operating the artificial reproduction machines that conceive and birth all the nation's children. The company also maintains, in collaboration with the government Biology Department, the central genetics database of every Citizen's genome. This database is crucial in improving and determining the genomes of all future Trattorian children, as well as providing an API for anti-foreigner genetic security measures.
Dr. Ayanami's shuttle was shot down over a Valorian planet shortly after the Seven-Hour War. A battle ensued and the Valorians, led by Emperor Brikguy, succeeded in defeating the CEO's security forces and capturing her. Her release was brokered by Dr. Kruszewski in exchange for the return of half of the star systems that had been captured during the war (300 out of 600) and illicit Miracle Cure doses to revive Emperor Brikguy and Agent Domino.
CEO Dr. Saionji
Dr. Saionji graduated with two Ph.D.'s in chemistry and geology as well as a Stanford MBA. She initially entered employment with the Sekai Union, a massive mining corporation that supplies Trattoria with precious metals and gems. Rising up through the executive ranks, Dr. Saionji eventually attained the position of Chief Operating Officer, from where she directed the company towards success and expansion into the markets of greater Nehellium. After the previous CEO was arrested during the 2004 BrikVerse Financial Krisis for insider trading, the Board of Directors elevated Dr. Saionji to the position. She has since expanded the Sekai Union's scope to become a multinational corporation, dominating the precious metals and jewelry markets of the G20 while guaranteeing a constant stream of gold and diamonds for Trattoria itself. She signed a partnership agreement with the Zupponn Mining Co. for mercenaries and splitting Green Transparent finds in Trattorian-influenced space. Among the wealthiest élite among Trattoria's wealthy population, Dr. Saionji prefers to wear a lamé dress woven out of extra-dimensional chrome gold.
Senior Contractor Dr. Langlois
A senior contractor for Virgin Defense (a subsidiary of Virgin Group), Dr. Langlois is a mid-level corporate worker in Trattoria with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. She helps implement newly released technologies from the Science Department into weapon systems marketed and sold by Virgin Defense. On the way to the Trattorian-annexed territory of Valoros, her Trattorian Spaceways flight was shot down over Emprya. She was captured by some Danes and Peaches and is the object of an ongoing battle in the Denmark-Empryan War.
Former Dr. Kruszewski
A former Lab Director in the Chemistry Department, Dr. Kruszewski was once the Special Administrator of the Trattorian-occupied Valorian Annex, de-facto head of the Black Box Bureau, and a promising candidate for becoming a future Department Chair. These hopes were dashed when disguised Space Mafia and some peach pirates raided her shuttle for her laptop, which contained special level-5 clearance unredacted BBB reports. To defend herself, Dr. Kruszewski activated BB-P-Hg-23842, summoning unholy porcine abominations. The Space Mafia won and stole the laptop (which they delivered to their customer), the shuttle, and some valuables, mocking and torturing her in captivity before a Trattorian Recovery Force secured her. Afterwards, the Ethics Committee voted to revoke her Ph.D/citizenship for instigating a containment breach, abusing a Black Box, and losing a specimen to a faction of dubious allegiance, and a court sentenced her to 10 years in prison and exile.
Department Chair Dr. Yuan
Despite having won multiple Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Dr. Yuan is somewhat overlooked on the Council of Scientists for having only two Ph.D.'s/doctorates. The Council usually assigns the hard and unpleasant work to him. As a consequence, he constantly seeks a successor to replace him so he can retire. He died when Dr. Mikoto electrocuted him to death, although the incident was covered up as a Yellow Electric Rat containment breach.