Tony Wei is a consultant with the FBI.
He is a computer genius. Well, he is a genius in other things, too, but it is computers and related paraphenalia that he shows it best. It was through demonstrations that he came to the attention of the FBI and would soon thereafter become a consultant with them. It was also through the FBI that he would acquire the rather unflattering nickname of Perv Boy.
The activity of Wei that got him noticed by the Feds, indeed picked up and questioned by them, was his use of drones to take intimate videos of unsuspecting young female celebrities for money. He didn't need the money, having a good deal of it from earlier activities (unexplained) but he loved his toys and, to be honest, the challenge of the assignments which he received from a broker in Hong Kong. The FBI had made a tenuous connection between one of his earlier videos and a terrorist cell so they paid him a visit.
While Wei would soon be cleared of any charges and free to go, he was intrigued by their assignment and offered to help. Though the relationship would start on a rocky foundation, it would quickly settle into that of impressive teamwork that would be of great benefit to the government and a lot of excitement to Wei.
Thrills was something that Wei enjoyed. And challenges. He earned his Ph.D in computer science from Carnegie Mellon and also served in the military in the Middle East. He would also work for a stint at the NSA during which time he honed his hacker skills and picked up a few interesting "toy" ideas as well as useful contacts. Using these connections and electronic gadgets for something better than peeping into high-rise windows appealed to him.
So did Special Agent Janet Sato, the gorgeous agent who first nabbed him and who, seeing the video he was taping, gave him the Perv Boy moniker. She was a hard-working agent already in charge of a small team of agents in the Southern California area when she first came onto Wei and though their initial meeting was under less than pleasant circumstances, the attraction was there and would grow.
Wei is roughly in his mid 20s. His exact age and birthday was unknown. As he put it, when his adoptive father, Pop, first found him, "I was about three years old. I was a feral child. There is no record of my birth". He is mostly Asian in heritage though there are some Caucasian in him as well. "His hair was moussed up, orange at the tips, and spiky, like a K-Pop singer; he had dark, piercing eyes—she could tell he was smart; his nose was a little narrower than most Asians; his mouth was attractive." It was also stated that "he seemed in great shape, lean, wiry, decent biceps. He was wearing a black T-shirt with some kind of animation character on the front; what she could see of his left arm was covered with an intense black geometric tattoo pattern with bold strokes, snaking up his arm, nicely drawn, a powerful design—it went all the way up to his wrist; there was an old-fashioned Timex watch on his left wrist—it seemed out of place with the other elements of his style; his right arm was free of tattoos."
Together Wei and Sato, along with the rest of the team, would make a pretty impressive group going up against a dangerous terrorist leader known as the Caliph, as well as other dangers to the country and Wei would prove over and again how valuable he was, despite being a Perv Boy.