In 2000, the United Nations convened in secret to discuss the growing amount of evidence indicating there was extraterrestrial forces on Earth. The result of the discussion was the creation of the Global Investigation Bureau under the project name: X-COM despite some strong objections by various parties, of which most are looking for any reason to validate is termination. The Global Invesigation Bureau, or GIB, was tasked with investigating the unusual activity of certain criminal organizations and religious sect as well as reports of strange creatures. As of the moment, the GIB are seen as little more than a side operation and are not taken very seriously. Little did they realize, the X-COM Project would become the key to Humanity's survival.
This is the story of two agents who there at the beginning of it all and fought the alien menace to the bitter end. It begins with our agents being selected to join the Global Investigation Bureau where they would be expected to find the truth behind the strange activity happening across the globe. There is no one to tell them what to expect or how to deal with it. They are pioneers. The first generation of Humanity's defenders from the alien threat that is far larger than anyone could imagine.
The man in charge of the Global Investigation Bureau, Director Chardin is a retired member of French special forces and had worked in their intelligence department for many years. He was one of the individuals who pressure the United Nations into creating the X-COM Project and was one of the only qualified individuals available to lead it. There is perhaps no one else on the planet who believes as fully in the alien threat as the director, perhaps hinting at some prior encounter. He expects excellence from all of his operatives but more so wishes for them to return to base after every mission.
Despite her youth, Doctor Ehrenbaum is widely regarded as a prodigy in the field of biology with a wide range of skills at her disposal. She has a quite optimistic attitude which combined with her energetic personality makes her quite an eccentric individual. Ehrenbaum is the person in charge of keeping GIB operatives healthy as well as the autopsy of any strange creatures the GIB may encounter.
Kazakova is a former KGB agent with a record that makes it clear you do not want to be on her bad side. She was given the position with the assurance that any of her past transgressions would be expunged or pardoned. Her main task is extracting information from devices and/or people for leads on the either the aliens or the criminal organizations threatening global security. GIB operatives report having difficulty working with Kazakova.
Rogers is world renowned weapons specialist that due to a medical condition in his adolescence is unfit for field duty. He is in charge of making sure that field agents and the GIB HQ are well supplied and equipped. One of Roger's additional duties is the research of any unusual armaments the GIB come across as well as developing specialized munitions.