Skill alone is not enough to challenge the sinister unknown. Only with the proper application of meticulously-engineered technology, the use of applied knowledge to overcome human limitations, can the world be properly protected. Hypercorporation DETERRENCE understands this better than perhaps any military unit alive, pouring endless resources into research and manufacture of cutting-edge tools. A grasp of theoretical science, advanced physics, mechanical engineering, computer programming, and an endless array of mathematical processes are required of the minds which make up their SCIENCE TEAM.
But all groups need leaders to remain focused. A hierarchy needed to be established, and quickly, lest the entire operation collapse. Whether this was mandated by command or suggested by her is unknown. But she's referred to as the most intelligent for a reason. As well as a host of other things, of course...but those things are to be expected from plebeians.
Her name is Dr. Eris Rushmore, self-proclaimed smartest woman alive.
A bold claim, but one she earns more right to with every passing day...