Vice & Virtue
The Agency is a criminal organization of spies, black ops agents, corrupt politicians and organized crime bosses. They came together in 2000 on the invitation of a mysterious man known only as “the Liason”. Their initial plans were stopped by various superheroes, forcing them to adapt. In 2008 they created Urban Explorations to try a new strategy. When their plan failed and they realized the existence of their organization was now known, they retreated in to the shadows. Over the next few years they influenced politics and the public opinion as best they could, trying to bring down the Victory Vanguard and superheroes in general. When superpowers vanished in 2012, so did the Agency. Without external enemies and without the Liason, who had disappeared as wel in 2012, the organization fell apart. In 2029 the Liason reappeared and reformed the Agency. When Project Galatea was shut down they picked up the pieces and created Group 63.