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Agent Desdendelle, real name Shaul, is an alternate universe version of Boarder!Desdendelle, who served in the Department of Floaters before his retirement.

Agent Profile[]


Desdendelle's physical appearance underwent significant changes over his career.

Originally, he was about 1.7 metres tall, with brown eyes and light-brown hair and a fair complexion, sporting a short moustache and a goatee.

He was entombed in a Jian Shang Di suit of cyber-armour in a mission gone wrong;[1] it could pass for a suit of Japanese scale armour if not for the gold trim, three-visored helmet and lack of any openings.

However, Medical has managed to transport his CyberBrain into a Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex cyborg chassis,[2] and he now looks like his old self again, except for four input-output jacks in the nape of his neck which he usually hides with his coat.


The first thing anybody will notice about Des is his coat, of which he rather fond. The second is the over-abundance of tea surrounding him. He's not the most approachable person, tending to be a bit tense in the company of strangers. Together with a somewhat shy disposition and a tendency to be insensitive (paying attention is not easy for him), he might, at first, drive people away.

However, he actually becomes rather friendly if people bother to talk with him. He'd offer tea to anybody who'd care for a cup (and for some who wouldn't) and talk like nobody's business. His quirks become readily apparent, too: he has no problem with cursing in Hebrew, switching linguistic registers in the middle of a sentence, being Captain Obvious, dropping quotes left, right and centre or just being generally weird.

Those who withstand the onslaught (and the ever-present sarcasm) – or, like Rina Dives, come to him seeking aid – find a loyal, staunch friend who does, somehow, always keep his calm even at the face of trying circumstances.

Always? Well, almost. His second recorded mission shook him badly; the sight of a character replacement torturing a mother in front of her child and another replacement mass-murdering civilians drove him to the brink. He was hospitalised in FicPsych after that mission; while they did get him back on his legs, he keeps having nightmares about that mission. There is no doubt that the damage is lasting and lurking below the surface.

He is bonded with Khataltelet the brown fire-lizard,[3] and dated Agent Dawn McKenna from July 2015 until his retirement from the PPC in March 2017.

Ten Years Hence[]

It seems that Des took the mantle of an agent trainer sometime before 2034. He also field-tests gadgets for DoSAT.[4]

Mission Logs[]

ID: front, back (thanks to Neshomeh).

Partnered with Anebrin[]

Partnered with the Librarian[]

  • Appears in Mission 5.5: "Screw Loose" (PPC badfic)
    • In which the Librarian is temporarily partnered with Rina to take down shipped versions of themselves.
    • Original fic not available online.
  • Makes an appearance in Interlude 9: "Excuses and Accusations" with Agents Aviator, Zeb, and the Reader
    • The Librarian's obsession with the Osirians' Riddle comes to a head. The results aren't pretty.

Ten Years Hence[]