- FBI Special Agent Wednesday
Agent Wednesday is a character in the world of Champions Online MMO.
She is a special agent with the FBI's Extra-Perception Investigation Division (aka the "Fortune-Teller Squad"), dedicated to investigate incidents involving telepaths.
Anna Keen knew something was wrong with her ever since she was a child growing up in rural Ohio. She believed she was hearing voices but people were not saying anything. Eventually her parents told her that she had telepathic powers.
Fortunately there was a government facility in Ohio that helped keep her powers in check. Then, afterward, she was approached by a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be trained in how to properly use her powers in service to the nation.
She spent four years training with seasoned telepaths before being assigned to the regional headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. During that time, she married and later divorced the man who would later become her supervisor. She kept his surname, though, as a way to protect her relatives.
Most of her cases involved low-level telepaths, often those with newly-discovered abilities, that would use their powers to commit crimes or to influence cases. On occasion, she would be asked to escort criminal telepaths to and from court to ensure that telepathic blocks are in place. But the notoriety of her division in finding and neutralizing telepathic abuses earned them the nickname of the "Fortune-Teller Squad".
(See also the "Psilence of Conscience" storyline.)
In 2014, Agent Wednesday was assigned to investigate an incident involving The Nationalist in Millennium City. She learned that this investigation was really payback for a powerful congresswoman who was related to the pyrokinetic extremist, but she still treated it as any other case.
During her investigation, she learned that there were a rash of people who suddenly developed telepathic powers. One such person was Candace Sinclair, an attorney connected to Galatea Future, one of the people who brought down The Nationalist. The agent's superiors wanted her to go after Galatea Future, but she instead focused on Sinclair, since having telepathic powers is a disbarring offense.
She would later discover that Sinclair's powers came from a stimulant called "Wake-Ez"; a drug from a subsidiary of The Mind, Inc. that managed to get around federal regulations. With help from Project Mycroft, she was able to put a stop to the drug's distribution and bring down it's chairwoman, Dr. Alison Wonderland.
Afterward, Agent Wednesday was in charge of overseeing the outcome of those affected by the drug, including arranging a light punishment for Sinclair and the other attorneys that were unwillingly turned into telepaths. She also agreed to stay in Millennium City temporarily until she is satisfied all those affected by Wake-EZ no longer had powers, which eventually became a permanent assignment.
Months later, while still in Millennium City, she was asked to do a favor for Ronin Omega. Namely, she was asked to use her ability and status as an FBI agent to retrieve some incriminating evidence from Markman Gold that was being used to blackmail Starlett. Having helped Project Mycroft already, she had no problem doing one more task in return for a future favor from a traveler.
In "Future's Guardian" #15, it is revealed that Agent Wednesday was killed during in investigation into the 2018 Mayoral election.
While that story has yet to be told, it is believed she was killed by a bodyguard for mayor-elect Ronald Betters when she tried to arrest Betters for election fraud.
Powers and Abilities
Agent Wednesday is a formidable telepath, trained by the best to use her powers in service to the Bureau.
In addition to her powers, she is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, not to mention somewhat nimble.
Anna Wednesday doesn't like to do much outside of work. Having telepathic powers means nothing is really a surprise to her. This means that having a personal life is really next to impossible for her. Sometimes she wonders why she even married her now-ex-husband, who is also a telepath.
Agent Wednesday was first seen in "Future's Guardian" #9.