Sebastian Hannar is an agent of the Omega Agency.
This non-governmental organization with incredible resources and highly trained operatives had its hand in an incredible number of activities all over the world with one primary goal - the establishment of a New World Order, bringing peace and stability to a chaotic and violent world. On the surface it sounds like a lofty, laudable goal but loses that luster when it becomes clear that leading that new world is the people of Omega.
Omega's principals knew that total domination was out of the question, at least any time soon, but with its people burrowed into all levels of different governments around the world, coupled with incredibly well trained operatives able to steal, bribe, blackmail, extort, and even kill whatever was in Omega's way, the chances of being the power behind the throne was achievable.
One of the keys to this plan was the Orphans. Several decades before the first adventure, it was decided by the Omega leadership that just having operatives hired away from various official channels was not enough. There was no loyalty and better yet, no blind obediance to the Omega Agency. People who work for hire can be bought and unbought and even more important, they think for themselves at the worst times.
So Omega came up with the Orphan plan. It found highly impressive females, albeit often with substance abuse problems or other ways of being manipulated, got them to be impregnated with the seed from equally as impressive males to produce genetically superior children. Once the women had outlived their usefulness, they were eliminated and the men, whoever they were, were never directly involved. That left the children orphans. And running the orphanage was Omega.
Sebastian Hannar was one of the children. There were 23 of them initially and in keeping with Omega's plan to totally subjugate and control the kids from their very births, he never learned his real first name until his adolescence. His last name did not come for another decade or two. All the time he was growing up, he was Nine, symbolizing he was the ninth orphan born. It was not a ranking of position or power. It was just a number. His number.
All the time he was growing up and the twenty years he worked as a adult agent for Omega, he had many aliases and covernames but he always thought of himself as Nine and the times he spent with his fellow Orphans, which was not much as that was frowned upon by Omega, he was known by that alone.
When he was in his early 30's, the highly skilled and quite deadly operative known as Nine worked diligently for Omega. But one day, he decided not to. No one had ever tried to quit Omega before, as far as he knew. Certainly the others of the 23 had not. But Hannar, Nine, was the first and he knew with all his might that Omega would not tolerate his retirement. He was right.