Biography

Muse inspirations: Wernher von Braun, who was something of a charismatic ladies' man, yet reluctant mad scientist himself when he worked as an aerospace engineer for Nazi Germany, before being recruited to work for NASA via Operation Paperclip.

Alexander Friedrich Ekkehard Freiherr von Brandt is the twin brother of Vinzenz, and the older brother of Helene. He is also technically the middle child, as he was born a few minutes later than Vinzenz. Alexander, along with his twin, are the last survivors of House Brandt.

 

Alexander is every bit as every bit of a mad scientist as his twin brother is. However, he tends to be more absent-minded, and just as easily bored as Carmen and Eugene. Regardless, he is an entrepreneurial charmer, always looking for new projects to work on, and creative people to socialize with. He has a knack for logic and knowledge, particularly in music theory and audio engineering.

 

Like his brother, he was classically trained to play the piano at 4 years old, and would even hold piano duels against his brother. Although Alex found it exciting to the point of advancing very early, he soon lost interest by the time he finished high school. He resumed lessons post-grad, but later took interest in the Jazz-style of piano playing after WWII. He's become a bit of a celebrity in his own right around Jazz circles. He has a continued fascination with music theory, often showing off his knowledge in social settings on how it can be applied scientifically.

 

During World War II, the Wehrmacht conscripted Alex into the Heer just like his brother. He'd shown himself to be a brilliant Mechanical Engineer in the Wehrmacht with his innovative plans and ideas.

When WWII ended, Alex faced a similar fate to his brother when he skipped the trial at Nuremberg by surrendering to the Americans. Whereas Vinzenz was recruited to work for the Soviets via a chance encounter with a former university colleague, Alexander was recruited to work for the CIA via Operation Paperclip.

Through Operation Paperclip, Alex freely explored the scientific aspects of his musical passion. He got involved in the CIA's Project MK-Ultra as an audio engineer. In fact, he was part of the team that engineered Lisette's rigged viola. He'd eventually go on to become the agency's gadget genius. He is in charge of giving Carmen and co. the latest spy gadgets for their missions.

Aside from his work and passions, Alex is known to be a bit of a ladies' man thanks to his charisma. During his time as a student at the University of Latvia, he'd often been seen in the company of two girlfriends at once. He'd go on to have many more affairs during and after WWII, constantly seeking more thrills for his easily bored mind. One of them was none other than Lisette, whom he met when she first entered the MK-Ultra program.

 

Yet unlike his brother, Alex found himself settling down—much to his surprise—with a wife and two kids. They live in the rich Sands Point neighborhood of Long Island, New York. Alex is happily married to Ivonne von Brandt, or so he says...some days, he still pines for the one that got away: Lisette Célestin.

Alexander is a 'key clubber' and thus has participated in the 'wife swapping' phenomena of 1950s military suburbia. The dirtiest thing he's done is double-penetrate Carmen with his twin, Vinz.