Cipher is a self-employed therapist working at the Facility. Originally a researcher at an electronics company in an alternate dimension, he was accidentally teleported to the Facility after he was betrayed by one of his colleagues. His office is located deep within the Facility, taking the previous location of an abandoned laboratory.
Cipher started his career at an electronics company as a technological researcher in a dimension he calls "Dimension Eleventeen". He quickly began to notice that the company was corrupt, and reported rumors and potential threats within the company to its CEO. Shortly before completing a teleporter project for the company, Cipher and his colleagues realized they needed a human test subject to teleport. One colleague was quick to shove Cipher into the teleporter. He arrived at the Facility in the bottom of a swimming pool.
Arrival at the Facility
Upon his arrival at the Facility, Cipher stole a uniform off an intern and began introducing himself as a technological researcher. Most agents of the Facility were oblivious to the arrival of new recruits, so his character was quite convincing, up until he was put to work in the R&D department, where he displayed a lack of knowledge for many of the tools and equipment used. Believing he was mentally unstable, the head researcher of the R&D department sent him to the therapy center at the Department of Intra-Dimensional Psychology, where he became fast friends with several therapists, eventually revealing to them the truth about his past. After becoming familiar with the Facility, he applied to work as a therapist. However, the day after his application, the therapy center was shut down due to a mass murder that took place overnight, resulting in the deaths of every therapist at the department. Shocked, Cipher decided he would rebuild the therapy center, and established a small office out of an old, abandoned laboratory deep within the facility that had been working on a world peace project.
Cipher eventually decided to come out of his office and made several trips to the Department of Procrastination. While exploring the library, he befriended a librarian by the name of Emma Wen.
Returning to his office from a day at the Department of Procrastination, Cipher discovered a note on his desk. Someone had scribbled "YOUR SECRET IS NOT SAFE." in black ink. Immediately after reading, his office door slammed shut, locking him inside. For the next several months, he would be forced to live off scones, his own tea blends and the occasional lasagna dish. Cipher would not exit his office until the next Reset.
Once the Facility launched into space, Cipher's office transformed into a newer, more celestial-looking one. His office door became a sliding, metal door, requiring voice recognition to unlock. Cipher managed to free himself and decided to open his office to the public after he made a full recovery. His further fate is unknown.
Cipher is usually very calm and understanding, but can become quite suspicious of anyone or anything that seems off. His sense of humor can be dry and sometimes dark. He is fascinated by the Facility, and enjoys reading about its history and devising his own plans for its future. Creating new blends of tea is a favorite hobby of his. Cipher longs to be respected, and to eventually become known as one of the Facility's greatest scientists.