- "The church knows all kinds of things. But don't worry. We also know how to be discreet, especially for our members."
- —Alastair Adana[src]
The Boys Series[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
It was revealed by Stan Edgar that Alastair's Grandfather was the original founder and leader of the Church of the Collective when it was "just a start up", confirming that Alastair has had ties to the Church ever since he was born and that he had likely inherited the position as leader from his Father and Grandfather.
During his reign as the leader of the Church of the Collective, Alastair had successfully created a large network of contacts by recruiting several influential figures or people with potential in various fields that can join or infiltrate high profile political, social, economic and influential groups and thus give him insider information on them.
Thanks to this, Alastair has gained access to a lot of insider knowledge on high profile individuals and ongoing occurrences, with him having contacts within National Congress, Vought International and even to the Superhuman Community.
The Deep's Initiation[edit | edit source]
- "So join us at the Church of the Collective, and be the person you were always meant to be."
- —Alastair Adana in the Church's commercial.[src]
Sometime after The Deep was recruited into the church by Eagle the Archer, Alastair provides intel to Carol about the whereabouts of the Supe-Terrorist, giving The Deep an opportunity to become a hero once again. Based on this action, he seems eager to repair The Deep's reputation and get him back into the fold of The Seven to further the church's influence.
Shortly after The Deep's marriage to Cassandra, Alastair makes The Deep a spokesman for the church, having him star in a TV commercial where he talks about how the church changed his life. Alastair makes an appearance at the end of the commercial, shaking The Deep's hand.
Recruiting A-Train[edit | edit source]
- "They're gonna give Shockwave your uniform, you know that? Call him the next A-Train."
"No, they can't do that."
"Why not? A-Train is a trademark. You are just another nobody from the South Side of Chicago."
- —Alastair Adana and A-Train[src]
After A-Train finishes his line in the upcoming "Dawn of the Seven" movie, stating he's "done running", he is approached and recruited by The Deep, who offers him help. A-train then has lunch with Alastair and The Deep at the Renewal Center. Alastair asks Deep about his publicity, to which Deep says his reputation with women is improving. Then he asks them both their current thoughts, A-Train says this is a pleasant lunch while Deep admits that he no longer wants to feel like he wants to drown A-Train. A freaked out A-Train stands up from the table and attempts to leave, Alastair stops him after revealing that he knows about A-Train's Compound V abuse/withdraws. Alastair then states that Vought plans on turning Shockwave into the new A-Train. A confused A-train denies the claims, saying that he is the one and only "A-Train". However, Alastair sows further doubts by stating "A-Train' is a trademark. You are just another nobody from the South Side of Chicago." Alastair then offers his help to get A-Train back into the Seven, but first he must sit back down and let Deep tell his truths. Convinced for the moment, A-Train sits back down to the excitement of Alastair and Deep.
Word of Warning[edit | edit source]
Alastair appears again at his birthday party in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, there, he meets with A-Train, Deep and Cassandra Schwartz asking them about the party. He then tells A-Train and Deep that he heard after Starlight's betrayal, that Vought was looking for "assets" they could trust and reassures them they'll be back in The Seven soon. Alastair then asks if they know anything about Eagle the Archer. Before Deep can complement Eagle, Alastair interrupts him by calling Eagle a traitor to the Church, and encourages A-Train and Deep to excommunicate Eagle. A-Train asks about why Eagle got kicked out. Before walking off, Alastair explains that Eagle refused to comply with the Church program and was kicked out as a result. This leaves A-Train suspicious.
One Last Meeting[edit | edit source]
In the final episode of Season 2 What I Know, Alastair organizes a meeting in his office with A-Train and The Deep to discuss recent events. Alastair reveals there was an incident that happened in Archives room, where the Private Data Reserve on Stormfront was stolen. A-Train attempts to pretend to be confused, but Alastair reveals he already knows A-Train was the thief. Deep attempts to appeal to Alastair by bad-mouthing A-Train and proposing his loyalty. A-Train tries to explain, but Alastair interrupts him saying it "showed initiative". He continues to explain that with the reveal of Stormfront, Vought wants to take an Anti-Nazi stance and that Stan Edgar decided to let A-Train back into the Seven. Deep then questions his own fate, but Alastair apologizes saying Vought refused him because "One hero is redemption, two is weakness." Overjoyed, A-Train leaves the Church while Deep remains in a state of disappointment. Alastair then reasons with Deep saying he'll need to be patient and with a few more courses will be able to build his image and status in the church. Deep snaps at Alastair about the situation, stating that despite everything he did for the Church they toss him aside. Alastair then calls Deep a toxic personality, telling him to leave. Deep gets in one last insult before he finally walks out.
Death[edit | edit source]
Adana calls Victoria Neuman and congratulates her on the creation of the Office of Supe Affairs. Neuman thanks him for the information that was used to bring down Stormfront, as she knows this came from the Church. Adana then suggests he might be willing to give up the Church's information to bring down at least a dozen more "supes," if Neuman expedites the Church's tax-exempt status. Neuman seemingly agrees to his terms and he ends the the phone call. He then has his head exploded by Neuman, who was staring through his office window.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Alastair Adana is mostly a parody of real world cult leader David Miscavige, the leader of The Church of Scientology, a cult and new age religion which is known for blackmailing celebrities into joining their ranks with promises of career comebacks or the threat of releasing sensitive private information of theirs to the public. His name and exotic demeanor resemble the 20th century occultist Aleister Crowley and Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey. All three of these men have been accused of running fraudulent scam cults disguised as religions which originally had very exclusive memberships.