Showing an agent's departmental logo, the flash patch can be found on any agent's uniform—usually on a sleeve, but not necessarily. In fact, since the "uniform" varies so much from agent to agent, the presence of a flash patch is often the only thing at all uniform about it. The appearance of the flash patch varies from department to department.

Each flash patch contains an identifier chip that provides the disguise generator with a target and allows Upstairs to track agents in the field.[1] The patch also supplements the canon cloaking effect in concealing a field agent from view. This is due to a weak Somebody Else's Problem field that the patch (or perhaps a device sewn into it, or something even more esoteric) generates.[1]

List of Flash Patches[edit | edit source]

A list of logos was compiled for Volume Three of the PPC Manual: Second Edition c. 2006, but it's a bit out of date now.

This list shows only departments and divisions with known flash patch emblems. (For a complete listing of departments, see List of Departments.) Following the style of heraldry, adjectives and nouns in the emblem descriptions are capitalized. All emblems are on a field of black unless otherwise specified. Any item with a question mark next to it indicates a suggested image which is not yet official.

Action Departments[edit | edit source]

Infrastructure Departments[edit | edit source]

Security Departments[edit | edit source]

Defunct Departments[edit | edit source]

Mirror Multiverse[edit | edit source]

These departments exist in the Enforcers of the Plot Continuum in the mirror multiverse.

Galleries[edit | edit source]

Action[edit | edit source]

Infrastructure & Security[edit | edit source]

Defunct[edit | edit source]

Mirrorverse[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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