Following classes describe and determine Thorton's pre-service history, training and reason for recruitment. Players can also customize Thorton's appearance and face in safe houses after introduction mission.
With a PhD and mastery over computers and electronics, your skills center on sabotage and technical aptitude. Cripple an enemy's fortress nothing more than a computer terminal or hack into security systems and create clearance for yourself to reach your objectives.
A decorated member of an elite Special Operations Force, your prowess with weaponary is unmatched. As a Soldier you understand that not all negotiations need to be said with words. You excel at using firearms, and can also take quite a beating, but stealthy infiltrations have never been you strength.
An intelligence specialist, you know your way around a pistol and you excel in both stealth and infiltration. Charismatic and quick witted, you can be the life of the party one moment, and then vanish into the shadows the next. As a Field Agent, you use stealth to extract information in generally non-lethal ways.
Fearless from birth, the only thought that ever gave you an ounce of panic was the thought of a 9-to-5 job. After a remarkable college career, you vanished off the radar of the known world to make your fortune. According to your dossier, you've been a mercenary in Africa, a bodyguard to the Sultan of Brunei, the on-again off-again paramour of a European princess, and the holder of three patents in Great Britian. While the truth is somewhere in the middle, one thing is clear: your skills caught the attention of some very important people in the espionage world.
Though you've barely logged three months working for the Department of Justice, your ambition, drive and aptitude caught the eye of a clandestine government agency. Your path will be difficult with little experience or formal training, you'll have to rely on your wits while you learn your lessons in the field.
You are the Leonardo da Vinci of clandestine warfare: a gifted marksman, a master of stealth, and a tech savvy engineer rolled into one. Alpha Protocol didn't go looking for you, you went looking for them. Having saved the world once, why not save it again?
Following specializations determine what kind of agent Thorton will be, what skills he will focus and how he will operate in the field.
Good spies are stuff of literature, but great spies don't let themselves become the subject of folklore. A Spy specializes in evasion and killing from the shadows.
Knowledge is power - especially when it's knowledge of explosive compounds and sophisticated electronics. An Engineer specializes in devices of high impact and low subtlety.
Few things are as dependable and solution-oriented as violence. Commandos train for situations where they're outnumbered and outgunned - specializing in automatic weapons and physical conditioning.
The dangerous and morally suspect world of espionage weeds out the rigidly minded. Most agents find their own way through life and specialize in an unorthodox variety of skills.