Project White Knight

Project: White Knight was a classified Section 31 operation utilized to clone deceased citizens of the galaxy for use in high level operations on behalf of the United Federation of Planets. Through the plan the genetic material of high ranking officials - both civilian and military regardless of the affiliated government of the host - were recovered and utilized to create genetic duplicates capable of completing covert operations and behalf of the agency.

Origins

Based heavily on an operation of the Romulan Star Empire, Project: White Knight was a special operation of Section 31 designed to create specialized infiltration units to conduct high level espionage and sabotage missions on behalf of the Federation. The brainchild of Doctor Lara Thrace, the Project was headquartered as a secured Section 31 outpost in the Alpha Quadrant and was used to create clones of individuals from each major government in the galaxy.

Discovery

During the final phase of testing of Clone 47, Clone 42 went rogue in the testing facility and assaulted not only Section 31 Operatives but also highly trained Starfleet Security Personnel. While being pursued the unit, who was questioning the nature of his reality, found and kidnapped Doctor Lara Thrace. Subjecting her to enhanced torture techniques - provided as part of the Unit's training - Agent 42 was located and attacked by Agent 47. In the ensuing chaos Agent 47 was damaged and killed Doctor Thrace while attempting to repair. Agent 42, having recovered knowledge of his true origins and the memories of his genetic template, attempted to stop Agent 47 but failed. Agent 42 then proceeded to release all data on the Project to the Federation Council.

Destruction

Due to its discovery Section 31 immediately ceased all operations related to Project: White Knight. Due to its nature in revealing the duplicity of Section 31 to the galaxy, the Federation Council arranged for the Federation Supreme Court to absolve Agent 42 of his crimes and classified all information on his true nature. His identity was restored to that of his genetic template and he was released. Despite this it is rumored that Section 31 did not cancel the operation and simply moved it deeper underground.

Units

Known Abilities

The subjects of Project: White Knight have undergone enhanced genetic engineering processes similar in nature to those of the Augments affiliated with the Chrysalis Project. Agents were designed to be nearly five times stronger than the average Human and feature remarkable agility and endurance. The cardiac, musculature, and respiratory systems of the agents has been enhanced, increasing durability and increasing their ability to complete objectives under extreme distress. Through enhanced platelets in their blood the subjects were highly resistant to injury - featuring resistance to disease and enhanced regenerative capabilities when faced with damage to their bodies. Unit 42 was shown to be incredibly resistant to directed energy weapons, having taken multiple point blank shots from a phaser before being stunned. All physical senses of the units have been enhanced with some estimates indicating that one subject could hear a heart beat up to 10 meters away.

The intelligence of the units has also been enhanced significantly - with some estimates indicating that units may be as much as three times more intelligent than the average Human. Units have displayed an ability to learn complex subjects to post-doctoral levels in short periods of time. Their knowledge of tactics has also been enhanced with each unit being an effective military commander in a short period of time. During testing Unit 47 was observed to successfully complete the Kobayashi Maru scenario within 3 minutes of the program starting. Units are also increasingly able to counter the effects of telepathy, almost to the point of immunity. During operational testing each unit was exposed to a Lethean Telepathic Attack as part of their training to see if they could withstand the extreme stresses associated with such an onslaught.

Known Units

Clone 25
A genetic duplicate of James T. Kirk. Whereabouts unknown.
Clone 42
Information classified by Starfleet Intelligence on behalf of the Federation Council.
Clone 47
An enhanced version of Clone 42, Clone 47 was intended to serve as an advanced infiltration unit designed for high level operations within the Starfleet hierarchy. The unit has gone rogue and was last known to be in the possession of the Starship Galileo Galilei; having captured it during the Battle of Vlulyr Tuok.
Clone 50
The prototype for the follow up generation of Project: White Knight units. The identify of the source has been classified.

Real World

Project: White Knight was created as part of a Continuing Voyages storyline used to describe the survival of William Teagarden during the Battle of the Foundry.

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