Albert Conrad, a London-born British citizen, is considered one of the smartest people on Earth. With an IQ of 138 (tested through the Terman's IQ testing system), Albert had been requested by every major think tank in the world. After a year with one particular 'think tank', and an incredible chain of events, he has deduced that G.U.A.R.D. is the better place to use his near-unparalleled intellect.
Graduating with three PhDs by age 23 from MIT, Harvard and Stanford Universities, Albert was interviewed by hundreds of potential employers, however, one particular 'think tank' employer caught his interest, Scorpio Solutions. There, he was allowed a large income and an opportunity to solve many of the world's problems with a group of highly intelligent men and women. He had access to one of the most powerful computers, dubbed 'Scorpio X', to process most of his calculations.
In his first year with Scorpio Solutions, he helped map out a financial system for world leaders to follow that within 10 years, would stabilize most of the world's economies and bring about a new era of prosperity, In order to obtain the data he needed to work these calculations, he'd been provided financial, economic and manufacturing data that was not readily available to normal channels. Intrigued with his world financial solution, he presented it to the Scorpio Solutions 'Brain Trust', the senior executives of Scorpio Solutions. It was accepted with expected criticism and deductions, however, in the end, the Brain Trust agreed to its premise. The only major issue that Albert knew had to be performed to made his model work was for a 90% agreement of all national and United Nations leaders to enact his model's policies, which would allow a smooth transition and not a 'heavy-handed' approach to to model's success.
Days later, Albert, working on a new project for a low-cost worldwide information dissemination system, started quizzically questioning where all of his previous project's data had originally come from. Much to his surprise, he discovered that all nations, military establishments and international businesses and corporations were illegally being spied on through the Scorpio X mega-computer. The computer had been siphoning off data worldwide for the last 10 years. Rumors of a new 'Scorpio XI' mega-computer's production had also been hinted at. Albert, uncomfortable with this knowledge, sat down with the Scorpio Solutions president, Professor Cameron Cole. Cole assured Albert the information was legal and quickly ended the meeting, mentioning he'd get back to him with the proof of the computer's information legality. That's when everything went wrong.
As Albert left for home that night, he was kidnapped by 'terrorists' who wanted him to tell them everything he knew about Scorpio Solutions. These terrorists were actually hired thugs from the villainous assassin group known as "Death Legion". Their intention was to see what Albert knew and if he'd told anyone else about what the Scorpio X computer was doing. Albert refused to talk, and was set up to be summarily executed in an old barn on a remote farm. That's when GUARD showed up.
GUARD's newest subdivision, "Terraguardians" arrived on the scene. In a brilliantly executed battle, Albert was saved from execution. Within minutes, Albert and GUARD's Terraguardians departed from the scene, taking Albert into protective custody.
After two days of discussions, Albert (and GUARD) deduced that Scorpio Solutions was a front for a 'shadow' organization that was bent on world domination. They'd been monitoring the personnel at Scorpio Solutions with their own legally authorized intel, and had deduced that Albert was about to be 'let go' or 'assassinated' as it nearly turned out to be.
When GUARD, the local police and military went to Scorpio Solutions to shut them down, Scorpio Solutions exploded in a fiery blast that not only leveled the building and its underground 'think tank', but killed over 150 of the world's greatest minds on the planet. The Scorpio X computer was discovered to have been the epicenter of the blast. The Scorpio X mega-computer was found to be nothing more than molten slag as a result of the fiery explosion. No data or documents were found or recoverable. The "Shadow Organization" had covered their tracks well.
Shortly after that, Albert was asked to aid GUARD in their Resources Division to help them design new, powerful vehicles, portals and aircraft. Albert instead declined and asked instead to work in Intelligence; he wanted to avenge those that were killed at Scorpio Solutions and bring to justice whatever "Shadow Organization" is was that nearly killed him and took his world financial model.
Recently, as the new World Intelligence Commander, code-named "World", he started seeing the results of his world financial model being put into play. Somehow, a version of his model was being applied through national and United Nations delegates and leaders, but with a twist. Trillions of dollars were not being accounted for in this revisionist version of his model. He knows that someone, more than likely the "Shadow Organization", is instead draining the newly manipulated world economy to its own diabolical schemes.
In the meantime, Albert, using his intellect and skills has not only become the best "World" ever in GUARD's history, but has also allowed a version of his world financial model to be used by GUARD; a model that is currently earning GUARD a 15% profit every quarter.