Archan Mistry
Archan Mistry

Dr. Archan Mistry, MD.

Known Aliases: Arc
Species: Sigil-bearer
Age: 36
Date of Birth: 5/16/1978
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Nationality: Indian-American
Occupation: Psychiatrist
Education: Doctorate of medicine from Oxford University
Place of Birth: London, England
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Arjun Mistry, father (deceased); Parvani Mistry, mother (deceased).
Powers/Abilities: Manipulation of consensus reality within a small area.
Played by: Drew
Model: Naveen Andrews


Archan, or Arc, was born and raised in London. A gifted child encouraged to do well by his parents, both of whom were doctors, Arc's admission into the prestigious Oxford University was all but a given. He excelled during his tenure as a student, and graduated with top honours.

Eight years later, a noted doctor in the field of psychology, Arc took the opportunity to travel with Doctors Without Borders, travelling around the poorer parts of India and helping where they could. It was while in the city of Imphal that the Shockwave occurred, and Arc found himself branded with a Sigil on the left side of his hip.

The loss of the British Isles hit Arc quite hard, as he suddenly found himself an orphan and homeless. Scraping together what funds he could, he began a small practice in Mumbai until 2013, when he was contacted by the Kerberos Group with an offer to join them as their head psychologist on staff. Arc had never tried to hide his abilities, writing several papers on the psychology of sigil-bearers both to augment his income and for his own academic interests.

He moved to New York City in March of 2013, where he began working on Governor's Island. Privy to many of the inner workings of Kerberos, Arc has treated members of many of Kerberos's branches, as well as providing pro bono treatment to sigil-bearers who visit the island.


Arc's patience and calm have been great assets to his practice. A good listener, intelligent and analytical, Arc has forged an exceptional bedside manner over his years counselling and studying patients, and seems to know exactly what to say to get people to trust him.

While extremely confident in his professional abilities, Arc finds interpersonal relationships taxing as he has to fight years of study and training to analyze every situation, and is usually guilty of over-thinking every aspect of his relationships. His calm demeanour can also give the impression of aloofness, but he warms up quite readily.

While he has strict personal rules about smoking on the job, Arc is a constant marijuana smoker, partaking in a joint or two in the evenings. He finds it an excellent way to relax and escape from the stresses of his work.


Arc describes his powers as manipulation of the consensus reality. What this means is that while his sigil is active, within a small area he can psychically augment the perceptions of those nearby, or even allow those nearby to augment their own. This can be as simple as projecting himself and those in a room with him into an alternate setting (with his most popular being a pleasant beach scene in his office), or even a memory held by a participant or himself. He has a great degree of control within these projections, allowing or disallowing his participants to have control at will, although a person with a particularly strong will would be able to override his controls.


Arc works as the lead psychologist on staff at the Kerberos Group's headquarters on Governor's Island.