A powerful covert faction made up of members from the political, military, and intelligence community from any of an untold number of UN member states. They see themselves as the last line of global defense against the furthering aggression of the metahuman community into worldly affairs Their goal is to either manipulate, dominate, or eliminate any meta continuing to usurp power from what they believe to be the natural order of geopolitics. It's existence is only known by the very highest levels of authority and denied at every turn out of fear of metahuman reprisal.
Over the past decade they have developed an infrastructure to siphon off funding, technology, and critical intelligence from sources both within their member nations, as well as various private enterprises to further the cause. They currently monitor and act against metas through indirect sources as they continue to rebuild their arsenal after a catastrophic setback from 3 years ago. Forced to adapt to the changing landscape they now operate as numerous smaller cells, each formed to act as a nearly self contained unit, and designed to function independently until the resources are in place to go forward with their planned offensive.
Black Cell has furthered their cause on the battlefield by constantly collecting and reverse engineering any technologies collected through the countless metahuman conflicts across the globe. Even those that proved to be far too advanced to recreate were the source of useful discoveries to apply to designs of their own creation. They are willing to apply this to weapons outlawed by the Geneva Conventions as well as other articles ruling modern warfare, knowing they need every edge against the powers that be among their adversaries.
The Nucleus - Known internally as the Old Men, these six paragons of political power are the central leadership of the organization. Every one has served at the highest levels of their respective governments before joining the cause at one time or another. For security reasons these men never meet in person, in fact each is stationed on a separate continent to compartmentalize the losses in the event of one of them becoming compromised.
Known Members: None
Station Chiefs - These are the senior agents of the organization and are spread out across the globe covering every major international city. Responsible for all operations and intelligence gathering for their assigned geographic area. All assigned actions either using internal or outside operators need to be approved by this level, getting the ok from the Old Men for any targets of major interest.
Known Members: None
Agents - Black Cell has infiltrated multiple governments at nearly every level and their membership includes agents of all disciplines. Diplomats with the State Department, accountants with the Treasury, scientists at DARPA, their fingers are in every pie that holds power and influence useful to them. Between all of these dedicated followers they have accumulated a level of technology unheard of outside the metahuman community.
Known Members: None
Dreadnaughts - These are the walking tanks of their general arsenal. Highly trained soldiers from varying branches encased in a titanium/steel plated exo-skeleton that allows them to carry the heavy ordinance packed onto the armored shell and retain the ability to be mobile. While capable of lifting in excess of 2 tons these units are not made for hand to hand combat, nearly all its strength is consumed to handle the mission specific payload.
The units are designed to bring high levels of firepower and defense at the cost of mobility and speed. In almost every configuration modified off the shelf military hardware is selected.
Shoulder mounted M134 Mini-gun (10,000 armored piercing or explosive rounds in armored back case)
Shoulder mounted FIM-92 Stinger (single anti-air missile)
Arm mounted XM25 Punisher 25mm Grenade Launcher (6 rounds with airbursting capability)
Arm mounted .50 Semi-auto assault cannon (1,000 armored piercing rounds)
Enforcers - These are the elite foot soldiers used by Black Cell in an infantry capacity. Clad in head to toe body armor they are well protected but nowhere near as durable as the Dreadnaughts and their armored exo-skeletons. Generally assigned to guard facilities or escort other units in the field as their firepower is not suitable for combat with any meta with mid tier durability or better. Their strength is in numbers and military precision actions.
XM8 assault rifle with integrated XM320 grenade launcher (60 round armor piercing / 3 grenades)
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XX (8 round armor piercing)
Finders - Culled from intelligence agencies all over the world, these are the field agents responsible for tracking and keeping profiles up to date for all known metas, as well as new ones as they appear on the scene. Every meta on record has at least one Finder assigned to their case, more are assigned on an as needed basis depending on their current threat assessment and reviewed constantly. Higher profile targets will have permanent teams of Finders stationed across the world at any locations relevant to them.
Sidearm of choice with military class ammunition
Custom designed Sat Phone and Hacking Optimized Laptop
Silenecers - No organization of this size can stay in secret for long without the personnel available to silence those who get to close to discovering it's existence and making it public. Silencers are trained assassins in charge of eliminating any threat that requires a delicate touch over brute force. The methods used are varied and are routinely designed to place the blame on another government agency, or the metahuman community itself. These are the most elite operators in terms of training and skill and have access to nearly everything in the Black Cell arsenal when they are assigned to assassinate a meta, including experimental and prototype technologies.
Mission specific and highly advanced
T.E.M.P.s - Classified