"Rumors? I can't say I'm surprised."
-- The Emperor after learning from the King about rumors regarding his existence.
The Emperor, sometimes called the Avenger, is a shadowy agent of Cerberus Contracting whose existence is but a rumor -- or unknown at all -- to all in the organization, including the Director's Unit. The only members able to confirm his existence are those of the Board as well as Director Bowman and Deputy Director Spyker themselves.
Taking direct orders from nobody but the two Directors -- more specifically, Aaron Spyker -- the Emperor often works alongside the Board on operations. Knowing its members quite well, he is considered an honorary member. However, despite this closeness with the organization's protectors, nobody but the Directors know his true identity.
The Emperor is rumored to be a super soldier of extraordinary abilities and skills, though not even the members of the Board truly know. An expert marksman and a master of stealth, his unique Cerberus combat uniform possesses the ability to be modified in the field, allowing the Emperor to quickly change from light armor to heavy if needed.
Rumors about the Emperor range from his anything from his existence to his humanity, going as far to suggest that he simply is not human at all. Some within Cerberus who believe he exists claim he is of another world while others swear he is an advanced robotic technology perfected by Research and Development. However, nobody knows for certain.