Agent 12

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Agent #12, aka Maddie O'Hara

Note: Due to technical limitations, this article's title has been changed from "Agent #12" to "Agent 12".

Vital Statistics

First Appearance: Surreptitious Machinations (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulations) (February 11, 2002)

Full Name: Unknown; responds to "Maddie" (see Known Aliases)

Known Aliases: Agent #12, Maddie O'Hara

Status: Alive

Species: Human

Gender: Female

Height: 5' (152.4 cm)

Weight: 120 lb (54.43 kg)

Hair: Brown

Distinguishing Characteristics: Round glasses, typically wears her hair in a ponytail

Marital Status: Single, dating Justin Barker

Character Description

Another field agent from the Undisclosed Government Agency, Agent #12 first appears as Fooker's legal counsel during his murder trial. Agent #12 is a no-nonsense, business-like professional whose primary focus is the task at hand. As well as being a secret agent in one of the most covert spy agencies in the world, she is a professional lawyer with extensive legal training. Unfortunately, she doesn't have many legal victories under her belt, since she tends to accept many clients who are "hopeless causes," stemming from her weakness for "helping the underdog find justice in an unjust world." She appears to hold a personal grudge against "James Baud" for reasons yet unexplained, and is a bit smitten by her employer and superior, "Amadeus". She often uses the name "Maddie O'Hara" in her professional practice, but it is unclear whether this is her true name or simply an alias for her cover.

Agent #12 proved invaluable in helping our gang defeat C.R.U.D.E. at the Battle of Manhattan (see Surreptitious Machinations, Chapter 8: Wars and Confrontations), and in helping James Baud hunt down Dr. Nefarious and Dr. Not afterward. However, she also seems to have developed feelings for Fooker, but apparently our favorite ubergeek appears to prefer redheads.

During To Thine Own Self..., Maddie joined other U.G.A. agents in accompanying Fooker and his friends to the alternate universe of Emperor Nicholas the Puissant to rescue Nick from his alter ego's clutches. Maddie led the team in infiltrating the Emperor's palace after Fooker left to combat his doppelgänger, and was instrumental in defending the group as they made their escape home. After returning, she subtly announced to Fooker that she and Justin, Fooker's brother, were now dating. Despite this, Maddie became increasingly frustrated with Justin's obsession with the enigma of Mister Inertia. Although initially supportive, she ultimately felt his obsession was driving them apart, and the two only came to a truce when he pointed out her growing distrust of Agent #18.

This suspicion arose from an unexpected run-in with Grey drones #3141592 and #6626068, who were surreptitiously hiding within the "Mister Inertia" mech under U.G.A. custody. After interrogating her about a potential enemy agent among the U.G.A. ranks, the aliens wiped her memory of the encounter, but implanted the idea that Agent #18 should not be trusted. (Agent #18 himself had become an "alien puppet" and double-agent during a prior incident.)

Maddie was present during Colonel Lionel Barker's return to and coup d'état over the U.G.A. She shared Justin's suspicions of the Colonel's "screenings" of U.G.A. agents to weed out a vague and unspecified threat. Unfortunately, after the two had been separated, Justin discovered that Maddie had been converted to a "puppet" herself. During the climax to Scylla and Charybdis, we saw Maddie and the other U.G.A. agents freed from Physaric control. It is now assumed that they are all frozen in time, along with the missing Earth.

Selected Milestones

Relationships

  • Gisela Wagner, birth mother. (Maddie was given up for adoption as an infant.)
  • At one point it was rumored that Maddie may be Trudy's sister, but that was eventually disproved.

Group Affiliations

Miscellaneous Notes

Due to technical limitations, this article's title has been changed from "Agent #12" to "Agent 12". MediaWiki cannot display hash/pound signs in page titles.

Some Faulties repeatedly confuse Maddie for Patty and vice versa. This is probably due to their similar appearances; they are both shorter females with brownish ponytails and glasses. Even their names are somewhat similar. This is compounded by the fact that the two are very rarely seen in the same scene together; to date, this has only occurred once, at Nick and Ki's wedding. Their noses are the best way to tell them apart; Maddie's is triangular and pointed, while Patty's is round. Maddie's hair is brown while Patty's is "dirty blonde", although both appear as a light gray in gray scale strips. Maddie has a number of loose locks of hair that typically hang down from her temples, while Patty does not. Patty also typically has a few loose bangs that stick out over her forehead. Patty also has very small freckles on her cheeks where Maddie does not. Jeff once posted this sketch to social media to try and help sort out the confusion.

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