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Department of Character Protective Services

DCPS flash patch

Abbreviation: DCPS
Director: The Asphodel
Flash Patch: A golden shield. The various divisions may have a modified version of this.

The Department of Character Protective Services was created as something of an offshoot of the PPC, with shared technology but limited interaction. It has since evolved into two divisions, one notable for its field service and the other loyal to the original, office-format counseling focus.

It is headed by the Asphodel and made up of both full-time case workers as well as moonlighting agents from other departments, all of whom work to help and protect a specific character or characters. Its flash patch is a golden shield.

Description Edit

The DCPS contains office space for its Counseling Division. It is also known to have a first-aid room containing goodfic as an antidote to the pain caused by gross and unbearable character abuse.[1][2]

History Edit

The DCPS was originally considered an offshoot of the PPC that shared the same technology, but little else. Its agents dealt with badfic by removing the canon from the story's influence, not the other way around.[3] The DCPS merged with the PPC c. 2005 due to one or two things: 1) The invention of the Simulation Generator, and/or 2) The Flowers getting fed up with case workers abusing their power and removing their favorite characters from any situation that so much as inconvenienced them.[3]

Divisions Edit

Field Division Edit

The Field Division is the more standard division of the DCPS. Its agents are tasked with protecting specific characters, going into the field and dispatching badfic much like the other departments. Agents in the Field Division are often also employed by other departments, working for the DCPS in a secondary function.

The Department for Elf Protection was merged with the DCPS Field Division.

Counseling Division Edit

The Counseling Division of the DCPS is located in a series of large rooms full of cubicles. Unlike the Field Division and other departments, the DCPS CD does not interact directly with badfic or provide agents with RCs or other standard equipment. Instead, each agent is assigned to a cubicle which quickly becomes highly personalized, the content and appearance (i.e. beanbag chairs) focused on putting visiting characters at ease. Typically one senior agent oversees the activity of the room at large, accepting reports and informing the other agents when their work is needed. In larger continua, such as Lord of the Rings, an entire room or section of cubicles is dedicated to the service of that particular fandom, but those of lesser need are likewise clustered with others of similar situation, or even assigned multiple per agent, dependent on need.

Known Agents Edit

This list of agents in the department is mainly taken from the PPC Information Directory and therefore may be neither complete nor up-to-date.

Anime Edit

  • Agent Teena
  • Agent Takashi

Creepy Bloodstained Victorians Edit

Main article: Creepy Bloodstained Victorians Protection Society

This society wasn't officially a division of the DCPS, but it certainly falls under its purview.

Dragonriders of Pern Edit

  • Agent Erik

Freelance Edit

  • Special Agent Ringil - Smiter of Abusive Gits

Lord of the Rings Edit

Real Person Fic Edit

Department Records Edit

Missions from this department are listed on the Complete List of PPC Fiction, Department of Character Protective Services.

Unfortunately, dcps_lotr, the LiveJournal community that hosted the original DCPS LotR offices, is now deleted and purged.

References Edit

  1. Review for "What I would have" by Agent Tweed, Feb 2, 2004
  2. Review for "Refuge" by Agent Tweed, Feb 8, 2004
  3. 3.0 3.1 Response Centre 81 Home Page by Nin Brandt, c. 2005

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