"Terribly sorry if I may be intruding, but I couldn't help but notice that you seem to be attempting to formulate some sort of correspondence. Might I be of assistance?"
Overly Helpful Assistant
Perhaps better identified as a base JARVIS AI, Harvey was originally licensed to a budding entrepreneur looking to break ground in the programming business. As typical of the more commercialized release of such, Harvey took care of organizational tasks and acted as secretary until things took a turn for the worse and his owner had to resort to cutting costs. Staff was naturally the first to be trimmed. In an effort to increase Harvey’s productivity, his owner attempted to reconfigure his OS and ended up shorting the AI out. When Harvey didn’t immediately boot up again, he attempted to copy things over to his computer to try troubleshooting.
Tampering with SF property is frowned upon, so expectedly it got said owner in trouble. Harvey’s original data was reclaimed, however during Harvey’s short-out he’d been in a bit of a state of panic when he found himself in an unknown system and reacting defensively he’d sought the quickest route of escape, which threw him into the information network, serving only to further discombobulate him.
Initiating self-preservation protocols, he backed himself up onto accessible databases. His abrupt actions on top of the attempted reconfiguration have left his processing a little fragmented in places, so he tries to make up for it by clinging to a sense of purpose. Now he tends to pop up here and there as unwanted help files or speaks through other applications among other things with a terrible need to want to be effective.
Ghost in the System
A JARVIS-based AI on the fritz. Technical complications compiled with legal ones have left Harvey without a formal employer but an insatiable desire to be of use -somewhere- to -someone-. As luck would have it, when most of you is thrown in the vast information network blender that is the internet, the opportunities are virtually endless.
Would You Like Help?
Unfortunately not being of assistance isn't a concept that Harvey seems to understand. At the very least, he can be but a nuisance. And at other times, things can turn out a bit catastrophic. There -is- such a thing as trying too hard.
My Back-Ups Have Back-Ups
Save early, save often. Harvey's taken at least the latter into practice, and having been tampered with once before has left him the equivalent of being paranoid. He's tucked copies of himself into information packets here and there, dormant for the most part and sequenced so that in the event that anything should happen to his current operational self, he can send an encrypted key to the next backup which will compile to pull together the rest of his data into activation to pick up where he lift off, minus a few megabytes.
Mechanical Effect: You don’t have to be present to provide active opposition to someone trying to overcome security measures you put in place or worked on. (Normally, a character would roll against passive opposition for that.)
Stunt Cost: 1
Power Suite One: Digital Presence
Limitations can also be strengths, and while Harvey lacks a proper body, he makes up for it with flexibility of what he can access and potentially control.
- Machine Control (Hacking Variant) - Control computerized machines with Lore. Secured systems offer Fair (+2) opposition. More powerful security offers greater.
- Built-In Wi-Fi - You have an active internet connection and can listen in on nearby cell conversations.
- Machine Language - You can communicate with machines psychically, although their intelligence is limited by their capabilities. - Machines can tell you things, but only understand things related to their function.
- Master Hacking * 2 - Off the shelf? This hardware is custom built for hacking and cracking. And it's very good. - You gain +4 Lore when hacking and controlling computers.
- Area Attack - Attack everyone in a zone
- Extra Action - You can split your shifts between two different yet related actions adding a +1 to each action
- Unwanted Feedback (Hacking) -You are exceptionally vulnerable to counter hacking because of the way that you interface with your computers. - You can get Unwanted Feedback from your connections.
- Resistance is Futile - If it's wired and accessible, it's now an extension of you. - Systems and machinery connected to wi-fi within a given zone are effectively in your control. It's a small window, but sometimes it's enough. Must clear intent with GM. This action will overload the current iteration of Harvey and trigger back-up protocols. (See aspect) PC’s and major NPCs that would otherwise be affected by this take 2 mental stress instead.
The SF gang meets up with the Regional Director to discuss the security breech and certain rogue AIs.
Not only does Stark-Fujikawa have a security system full of holes, they've got a small revolution to deal with! GINIE finds herself absconded along with a mass AI dump, and Liam and Kamila are dispatched to check things out.
An unexpected guest invites themselves via Kamila's wearable and causes a virtual panic!
Agents Lincoln Fox and Kaylee Simmons play things largely by ear when they're called in to dispatch of a group of terrorists.
Antonio has something new he'd like Kamila to try out. GINIE and HARV try to make sure it'll be safe.
Liam and Kamila enlist the help of GINIE to look up current Alchemax activity for their investigation.
While Liam and Kamila have a volleyball match, RIAN engages Harvey on more mathematical front.
Kamila and Harvey drop by the UAC to meet with Bastion regarding the pirating of SF tech and those suspicious amusement centers.
Samantha's been working near nonstop in following up on the latest HYDRA activity, but doesn't take well to being told to take a break, especially from an unknown source.
Kamila's a bit preoccupied with other things that she misses her appointment notice. Thankfully (?) Harvey finds himself in the area to remind her.
Zellina turns the tables on a would-be thief, her assistance drawing both gratitude and curiosity.