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The Superintendent is a high ranking officer (usually an Admiral) in charge of Starfleet Academy. (TNG episode: "The First Duty"; DS9 episode: "Homefront")

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Halo

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Superintendent redirects here. For the viral campaign, see Superintendent (Viral Campaign).
"Superintendent"
Biographical information
Began service

Before October 2552

Political information and functions
Affiliation
Primary function

Monitoring of New Mombasa, Urban Infrastructure

Notable battles

Battle of Earth, Battle of Mombasa

[Source]
"KEEP IT CLEAN!"
—The Superintendent's notable saying.

The Superintendent is a 2nd generation "dumb" Artificial Intelligence. An Urban Infrastructure A.I. construct, it is in charge of making sure the infrastructure of the city of New Mombasa runs smoothly.[1] It is also apparently used by the NMPD to observe people and record their conversations through its cameras. The Superintendent's Data Center is located deep below the city, with its main core residing under a shaft connected to ONI Alpha Site on the surface.

A subroutine of the Superintendent exists, called Vergil. It was originally created by Dr. Endesha to look after his daughter, Sadie Endesha.

Contents

Biography

The Superintendent's core under New Mombasa.
The Superintendent shutting down.

Just before Earth became under attack by The Covenant, the Superintendent was performing a routine seismic scan when it picked up a seismic anomaly, which would prove to make the Superintendent's data on the anomaly a priority target for Covenant Brute forces and Dare's ODST Squad. During the Covenant invasion on October 20, 2552, the Superintendent declared a "Metropolitan Emergency" on the city of New Mombasa.

Soon after the Covenant invasion, a Huragok made its way into the Superintendent's data center. It started to repair the construct, damaged by the attack. Soon, a report of a data corruption was received by a COMM officer aboard the Prowler UNSC Tokyo Rules. The officer contacted the AI, asking it to put Kinsler on the line, but it didn't comply. The Superintendent was then asked to upload its logs for the last twenty-four hours, for which the AI only replied with repeating the phrase "KEEP IT CLEAN". The COMM officer then told the AI they'd send a team to retrieve the construct's data, and ordered the Superintendent to redirect all comm traffic through her. The Superintendent only replied with its pre-recorded phrases.[2]

Some time later, when Prophet of Regret's Assault Carrier initiated Slipspace transition over the city, the resulting shockwave severely damaged it, as well partially disabled the Superintendent.[3] Veronica Dare was dispatched on a secret mission with an ODST team which involved the retrieval of the Superintendent - though her squad was unaware of this objective. After landing in the area, she was separated from the ODSTs and holed up in a nearby building where she attempted to find a way of getting the AI to safety.

Later that day, the Superintendent aided both UNSC Marine and NMPD forces remaining in the city in fighting off the recently-arrived Covenant occupation force. In the following night, the construct aided a young Rookie in evading Covenant foot patrols in the rubble of the city by giving him access to a map of the city, as well as activating lights and signs; leading him to safety.[4]

Eventually, the Rookie, along with Captain Dare, managed to reach the AI where they discovered a Covenant Engineer present, which had assimilated the data of the Superintendent and combined it with itself.

Gameplay

Two types of surveillance cameras used by the Superintendent.
Facial expressions of the Superintendent.
  • The Superintendent serves as a guide to the Rookie during the campaign, in a similar manner to the way Cortana guided the Master Chief. However, the Superintendent is rather limited in terms of communication, only able to interact with the Rookie by manipulating municipal electronic signs (for example, lighting up a sign to read 'keep right' to guide the Rookie in that direction) and speaking through a number of pre-recorded phrases. For example, instead of directly asking the squad not to destroy an expensive bridge, he can only use the generic phrase 'respect public property.' The Superintendent may also not be fully operational due to the slipspace rupture, as stated by Buck in the Desperate Measures ViDoc. More likely, it is a result of being a very low-grade "dumb" AI, whose capabilities pale in comparison to their more advanced "smart" counterparts.
  • Note that the Superintendent can also help the Rookie find audio files: it raises and lowers traffic blocks, flashes police sirens, rings telephones, manipulates electronic signs, and spits coins out of an ATM. It also makes your VISR produce 'beep'-like sounds when you are close to an audio log. The closer you get, it beeps faster, longer or more frequent. The Superintendent's help via your VISR is not yet confirmed.
  • The Superintendent also helps the Rookie by granting him access to a map of the city, and highlighting areas of interest, mostly pieces of equipment (beacons) left by his squad mates. When inspected, these "beacons" will trigger flashback missions which reveal what happened to the other squad members, one at a time.
  • Perhaps as a result of Kinsler's pursuit of Sadie, the Superintendent is noticeably reluctant to cooperate with local police department personnel, sometimes at the expense of military effectiveness. During the ONI Alpha Site level, an officer tries to get the AI to grant him access so that he can detonate the demolition charges planted by Dutch and Mickey to deny the Covenant easy access to the Alpha Site, only granting Dutch access when he approached the keypad. Another officer, trapped in the tunnels of the Superintendent's data core, was repeatedly denied access until the Rookie approached and was granted access. In the latter case, the Superintendent had a legitimate reason to be suspicious - the officer was checking that Dr Endesha was dead, and attacked the Rookie to prevent any witnesses to Kinslers murder.[4]
  • In the "Keep it Clean" teaser, the Superintendent sees the Rookie's drop pod crash land. After the Rookie gets out off his pod, the Superintendent flashes holographic street signs, pointing the Rookie towards safety.

Trivia

Concept art of one of the Superintendent's surveillance cameras.
  • A superintendent is a person who oversees or directs some work, enterprise, establishment, organization, district, etc.; supervisor, which is similar to the Superintendent's programming. It is also a senior police rank above Chief Inspector in many countries.
  • On Bungie Day in 2008, a Gamer Picture of the Superintendent was available for download.
  • While the Superintendent is rebooting during the "Keep It Clean" video, the words "Maddie, where are you?" appear for a fraction of a second, although during Sadie's Story it can be seen as "Sadie, where are you?".
  • It's possible that the AI of New Mombasa isn't named "The Superintendent," but that Superintendent is in fact its class. This is most notable in the later audio-logs when Kinsler says to an Officer "It hacked a Superintendent-class AI!" in regards to the Huragok Vergil. This would mean that Vergil is the name of the AI, with a subroutine built-in to help Sadie, and the class of city-management AI would be Superintendent AI's. Civilians may call it the Superintendent for every city that has one.
  • The Superintendent has 7 facial expressions. Neutral, Angry, Sad, Bored, Confused, Happy, and (not pictured to the right) OFF mode.
  • Players can have a picture of the Superintendent as their character emblem for Firefight.
  • The security cameras of the Superintendent are heavily reminiscent of those of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Both cameras are vertical rectangular panels with a round “eye” in the lower center, though HAL’s eye is red, while the Superintendent’s is blue.
  • While the Halo franchise is property of Microsoft, the Superintendent icon belongs exclusively to Bungie.[5]
  • The logo of SuperIntendent (The "Face" in the box, to be precise) is seemingly taken from a laundry symbol[6]; Hence "Keep it clean!".

Sources

  1. Bungie.net Halo 3: ODST Field Guide
  2. KEEP IT CLEAN - Bungie Teaser - 9/19/2008
  3. Halo 3 ODST ViDoc: Desperate Measures
  4. 4.0 4.1 Halo 3: ODST
  5. http://www.bungie.net/help/bungiemarks.aspx
  6. http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=40755829&postRepeater1-p=1
Characters of Sadie's Story
Communications Duty Officer | Crone | Dr. Endesha | Jonas | Jim Odingo | Kinsler | Marshall Glick
Mike Branley | Sadie Endesha | Stephen | Superintendent | Tom Uberti | Vergil
Known UNSC AI's
AraquielBeowulfChaunceyCortanaDeep WinterDopplerDurgaDéjàEndless SummerEternal SpringFitzGibbonIonaJerrodJulianaKalmiyaLokiLoreleiLysitheaMackMelissaMo YePallas AthenaRebeccaSerinaSifSolipsilSuperintendent (Vergil) • ToranWellsley
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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

Superintendent is a position given to the person in charge of Starfleet Academy, usually a high ranking flag officer.

In 2360, Claire Masters was promoted to become the Superintendent of Starfleet Academy and moved from the Canberra campus to the main campus in San Francisco. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "No Rest for the Wicked")

Starfleet Academy superintendents

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