"Be Prepared! Stay Smart! Trust No One! Know the enemy! Guard against Treason!"
"The Computer is your friend"
"Buy often! Spend Freely! For the good of the High Programmers!"
Friend Computer (or simply The Computer) is the all powerful leader and flawless voice of logic, reason, wisdom, and guidance within Alpha Complex.
The Computer has a number of variant personalities that affect how it presents itself. Some are elderly, others southern, others malicious, and of course some are outright dangerous to be around, showing little patience for trouble makers or trouble shooters alike.
Slaps and Bennies[edit | edit source]
Friend Computer was known to punish commies and traitors with what were known as "Slaps" (or "Slyaps" if you're talking to SouthAlpha), which can include termination, brainscrubbing, probation.
The opposite of a Slap was a Bennie (short for Benefits), which included credits, presents, or occasionallythe raising of a color clearance.