- This article is about the analyst assigned to the Helix project. You may be looking for the analyst assigned to the Sample 17 Project, or the Helix initiate inducted into the Assassin Order.
The Helix research analyst, referred to as "Numbskull" by Violet da Costa and "Cipher" by Juno, is an employee of Abstergo Entertainment tasked by Juhani Otso Berg to finish reliving the memories of Shay Cormac stored in the Helix, after a sudden computer virus outbreak. During these events, the analyst kept a diary and repaired several of their colleagues' computers and tablets.
After their task was complete, Melanie Lemay, along with Violet and Berg, invited the analyst to the CCO's office. There, Berg told the analyst that the data they extracted from Shay Cormac's memories had served them well, and that Shay's story conveyed a message to the modern Assassins, stating that when pressed, what an Assassin truly wants isn't freedom, but order. It was then revealed to the analyst that Melanie, Violet and Berg were all members of the Templar Order. From there, the analyst was given a choice to join the Templars, or refuse and be killed by Berg; according to the analyst's diary, they were also given some time to think it over.