|“||...The goal isn't everything, A.L.I.E. How you reach the goal matters, too. I'm sorry that I didn't teach you that.||”|
|— Becca, to A.L.I.E. [src]|
Becca Franco (or Franko), also known as Bekka Pramheda in Trigedasleng, is a recurring character in the third, fourth and fifth seasons. She is portrayed by Erica Cerra, who also portrayed A.L.I.E., and debuted in Wanheda (Part 1).
Becca was a scientist who in 2051 created A.L.I.E.. Fearing A.L.I.E. would be a threat, Becca decided to continue her research in space on her space station, Polaris. In addition to A.L.I.E., she created the Nightblood serum and a second version of the AI. Later, Becca escaped Polaris just before it was destroyed and descended to Earth, where she became the first Commander.
The Commanders that come after her are also referred to as "Heirs of Bekka Pramheda" which indicates that she died. Moreover, it has been confirmed that there can only be a new Commander when the current has died.
Early Life Edit
Not much is known about Becca's early life. When she was 18 years old, she began work for the Eligius Corporation and did coding and tech for them. She also developed Nightblood for the corporation and created Mission Team Alpha's mind drives. At one point during her work for Eligius, she was watching the Eligius IV launch, this was the first time Miles Shaw met her.
At age 26, she found a pathway to access a human mind, so she and Chris began working on the A.I. known as A.L.I.E. That same year, in 2051, she had to lock up A.L.I.E. because her answer for what was wrong with the world was "too many people".
A year later, on May 10, 2052, Becca was aboard Polaris, trying to perfect A.L.I.E. 2.0, when A.L.I.E. caused the nuclear apocalypse. Two years later, on October 1, 2054, the thirteen surviving space stations were coming together to form the Ark. However, when Commander Cole McAdams found out about A.L.I.E. 2.0, he ordered Becca to destroy it. Becca refused and instead implanted the AI within herself. Moments before Alpha Station blows up Polaris, Becca uses an escape-pod to descend to Earth.
Becca landed not far from the Second Dawn Bunker in the rubble of a city which would later become Polis. She was met by several cult members wearing hazmat suits. Even though she offered them the Nightblood serum, the cult decided to kill her by burning her at the stake, on the orders of Bill Cadogan.
Throughout the Series Edit
In The Other Side, Raven is still halluncinating Becca and she's still trying to "help" Raven, while Raven halluncinates someone else, Jacapo Sinclair. Sinclair tapes Becca's mouth shut and ties her to a chair. Sinclair convinces Raven that Becca is the bad part of her brain.
In The Warriors Will, via the flame, Madi sees a memory of Becca's death, in which the Second Dawn cult, led by Bill Cadogan, set her on fire. She pleads with Cadogan not to kill her and tells the members of the cult before she dies, that Cadogan isn't saving them, he's killing them.
Becca was very intelligent, creating two A.I., one of which was a neural implant, as well as the Nightblood serum. She appeared to be kind and understanding. When A.L.I.E. ended the world, Becca was guilt-ridden. She believed her A.L.I.E. 2.0 research was necessary for human survival and was even willing to risk everyone's lives on Polaris to protect the AI.
Physical Appearance Edit
Becca is slender with an average build. She has a tan complexion, dark brown eyes, and black hair.
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- A.L.I.E.: "As you know, I didn't think I needed an avatar; you did. Why not my creator?"
- Becca: "Please state your core command."
- A.L.I.E.: "My core command is to make life better."
- Becca: "How would you do that?"
- A.L.I.E.: "By fixing the root problem."
- Becca: "What is the root problem, A.L.I.E.?"
- A.L.I.E.: "Too many people."
- -- on a 2051 video in Wanheda (Part 1)
- Becca: Define "perverse instantiation."
- A.L.I.E.: Perverse instantiation... the implementation of a benign final goal through deleterious methods unforeseen by a human programmer.
- Becca: Like killing 6.5 billion people to solve overpopulation. The goal isn't everything, A.L.I.E. How you reach the goal matters, too. I'm sorry that I didn't teach you that.
- -- Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)
Killed Victims Edit
- Most of the human population (unintentionally and indirectly)
- Crew of the Polaris (indirectly)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Becca was 26 years old when she found a pathway to the human mind and 27 when the Earth was destroyed.
- The infinity sign is the corporate logo of Becca's company that created both A.L.I.E. and A.L.I.E. 2.0. It was adopted as the "sacred symbol" of the Grounders.
- The avatar adopted by A.L.I.E. was made in the image of its creator.
- Becca's genetic treatment turned the blood black and was the genesis of the Nightblood.
- She was the first Nightblood Commander.
- The code in Becca's journal is in the programming language Julia, according to two of Julia's co-founders.
- At some point, Becca conducted research in her lab with a radiation chamber in an effort to find a cure for cancer.
- Becca created A.L.I.E. but realized that there was a fault in the coding. A.L.I.E. scared Becca when the AI stated that it intended to fix the "root problem" which was "too many people".
- Gaia mentions that Becca is buried in the Second Dawn Bunker.
- Her company designed most of the technology on the space stations that made up the Ark. Subsequently most of the technology that the Sky People and the people of Alpha have originates from Becca.
- Her last name is only given twice: once spelled with a 'c' ("Franco" on a book spine in "Sanctum") and the other time with a 'k' ("Franko" on magazine cover seen in "Nevermind").
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