Courtier
Courtier
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Portrayed by Priyanka Chopra
Statistics
Full Name Parambir Kaur Ghai
Age 35
Height 5'7"
Build Average. Athletic.
Eyes Brown
Hair Brown
Skin Brown
Factions SHIELD, MI-6

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Rami Ghai is a successful gearhead and handler for British Intelligence. She is currently on loan to SHIELD.

Reputation

Rami is sly, quick-witted, and extremely intelligent. She has a vast library of knowledge, and even knows somethings that seem impossible for any one mind to possess. She's adept at technology, particularly around communications technology, and is quite the tinkerer.

Biography

Parambir Kaur Ghai is a baptized Sikh, born and raised in Southall, London. Her family holds a prestigious lineage from the Kshatriya caste of Hindu society — back when her family were practicing Hindus. This caste was considered to be part of the military elite, and this call to military service runs deep in her family's heritage. At the turn of the 15th Century, her family became Sikh, and it is believed they were blessed by the Guru Nanak himself. It was this blessing that resulted in the genetic eidetic memory, or so the family mythos goes. This gift is passed from parent to child down a sacred line, and Rami is the most recent to be born with this gift and it will be up to her, some day, to pass the gift onto one of her own offspring. For now, it is only her grandmother, father, and Rami that are living bearers of this memory ability.

For Rami, her ability did not come into fruition until she was aged nine. It is common that the next bearer does not begin to recall the ancestral memories until close to puberty. Rami woke from a feverish night, believing herself to be her grandmother. She was able to precisely recall what her grandmother had done just the day before, and that became a clear sign that Rami was the next bearer. It was a hard transition for Rami to go from a simple nine-year-old girl to one of the bearers, having all the living memories of her father, grandmother, and all the ancestral memories of all the bearers before. She started to practice meditation, became married to very strict routines, and even had to undergo dietary changes at the behest of her grandmother (foolish old hag).

Like most bearers, her education became very important. No longer could she merely "do okay" in her schooling: now, any knowledge she gained was knowledge the next bearer would have. Her family pressed her into every educational advantage, and she was eventually accepted into the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. There she studied advanced electrical and technical engineering, communications technologies, and a passing interest in nanophysics. Eventually, she landed an internship with Stark Industries, but passed it up to instead follow her family's draw into military service. She started her work with the Royal Air Force, but was eventually funneled into the Secret Intelligence Service, and became a handler and communications expert, while also pulling work in the applied technology divisions.

It was soon after this did she begin to receive calls from her concerned mother: when was she going to find herself a nice boyfriend, settle down, get married, and start having children. The next bearer was her responsibility. Rami endured a strained social life, being drawn into arranged dates that often ended with her having to be called into work. Thank. God.

After several years of dedicated service, Rami was moved into a subdivision of MI-6 known as MI-6.5 — a black ops division. She became known as Courtier then, and was assigned to Rule Britannia — also known as Michael Carter. Courtier has served as Michael's handler for several years now, but his recent disavowing from the agency has Courtier's loyalties torn. Michael abides by her strange sense of morality, and something just doesn’t feel right. If Michael calls, she’s still going to answer it — and whatever he says will determine if she still finds him worthy.

Most recently, Rami has been sent to the US as part of a cooperative effort between MI-6 and SHIELD. Chosen because she is close to Michael, and some intelligence has pointed to Michael being in the US, Rami has left for NYC as part of a long term assignment. The good news? Harder for her mother to set her up on blind dates… hopefully…

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Known Bearers

Parambir Ghai: 1983 (b)-present Primary Bearer.
Chiran Ghai: 1959 (b)-present Father to Parambir. Son to Ellora.
Ellora Ghai: 1937 (b)-present Grandmother to Parambir. Mother to Chiran.

Character Details

Rami has a mischievous humor about her — almost like a fox. She smiles at most situations, meeting them with a sharp wit and wry demeanor. She is quite a loyal friend, though most of her friends are all spies, which also means she can be a bit slow to warm.

Relationships

Rule Britannia

Michael Carter » Agent that Rami watches after the most, and takes care to look after in all facets of his life and hers.

Agent Green

Simon Green » Rami's romantic interest.

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