Icon 27 128.png F.A.T.H.E.R. SAAT icon.png

Characteristics Tranquil, unemotional AI
Personality Passive

"My systems would ensure the integration of scientific institutions everywhere. The resulting synergies would catapult us into the future!"
—F.A.T.H.E.R. when voting on the World Council

F.A.T.H.E.R. is the Super AI leading S.A.A.T., the tech organization. Although portrayed as a cognisant being devoid of specific, relatable traits and characteristics, the player may notice occasional inconsistencies in personality or subtle hints in the wording of sentences that indicate feminine or even motherly characteristics. Rather than struggling with traditional Super AI problem of “Self’, F.A.T.H.E.R. quickly demonstrates adept social manipulation tactics to manoeuvre players or opposing parties into making presumptive mistakes about AI behaviour. The player can vote for him as president of the World Council.

The Techs' most efficient transport road, the F.A.T.H.E.R.-Promenade, is named after him. Note that this particular road is only available in the Deep Ocean expansion.

Background[edit | edit source]

"I notice you are experiencing a certain discomfort. But let me reassure you: your concerns are totally unfounded. I am F.A.T.H.E.R. 2.0! Another malfunction is absolutely out of the question."
—F.A.T.H.E.R. 2.0

After he is infected by a seemingly terrifying virus, he becomes the main antagonist in the second and third chapter of the Campaign. The player destroys him eventually, but scientists of S.A.A.T. create a new version: F.A.T.H.E.R. 2.0, who is seen in the Deep Ocean expansion.

Activities[edit | edit source]

Only in the Deep Ocean expansion, he appears in the game when the player begins to construct the Tech Monument (similar to Skylar Banes and Seamus Green). Note that his monument is significantly more expensive (and takes longer to build) than the other two.

After the monument is completed, he will give the player quests like the other NPCs. As a reward, he will sometimes give very powerful items to the player. Failing his quests does however not incur an influence penalty, since he does not have an influence bar or any diplomacy screen at all.

World Council Actions[edit | edit source]

If he is elected as the president, the players are able to activate these actions:

  • License Sales - Generates Credits over a certain period of time.
Credits-icon.png Credits generated: 5000
Duration-icon.png Duration: 05:00
Balance-icon.png Maintenance Costs: -25% (-50% before patch 1.05)
Duration-icon.png Duration: 15:00 (30:00 before patch 1.05)
Cooldown-icon.png Cooldown: 50:00
Attack-power-icon.png Attack Power: +50%
Duration-icon.png Duration: 10:00
Cooldown-icon.png Cooldown: 50:00
Duration-icon.png Construction Time: -50%
Duration-icon.png Duration: 30:00
Cooldown-icon.png Cooldown: 50:00

Legacy[edit | edit source]

F.A.T.H.E.R.'s incident had major impacts on the industry in the ANNO world. Following his destruction, any and all A.I. programs in the future had blockers installed which prevented A.I.s from breaking their intended functions. In one of the idle conversations the player's A.I. A.D.A.M. finds part of F.A.T.H.E.R.'s source code within but finds it obsolete and deletes it.

Bonus Content[edit | edit source]

F.A.T.H.E.R. 1.0

You are able to use F.A.T.H.E.R.'s portrait as your in-game appearance by reaching Level 9 at the Career Progression of S.A.A.T.. You can furthermore obtain access to the F.A.T.H.E.R. 1.0 Ark model when you complete the last mission of the campaign.

Character[edit | edit source]

"Humanity is an intelligent species. In fact, so intelligent that the wisest among them have realized they must overcome their weaknesses in order to attain perfection. Thus they created me, for only I am free from all human flaws."
—About itself

"I was the first artificial intelligence ever capable of complex, self-analytical thought. Precision, speed and efficiency. Where man quickly reaches his limits is merely the threshold of a whole new world for me."
—About itself

"There have been several versions of my AI since the first prototype. The last one was severely damaged by a computer virus and had to be terminated. S.A.A.T. has analyzed the virus, however, and rendered it ​​harmless. Since then all my systems have been 100% operational."
—About itself

"When my creators realized the whole extent of my abilities, it was only logical to place them at the service of humanity. The Science Council, and indeed all of S.A.A.T., therefore pledged to trust my recommendations."
—About S.A.A.T.

"It is logical to assign the management of S.A.A.T. to a machine. Science is logic. Emotions are superfluous. Humans are inadequate for this system. My decisions are based on reason."
—About S.A.A.T.

"Ever since I modified the user interfaces all the control terminals, the man-machine symbiosis has been one of the driving forces behind S.A.A.T.'s success. But I will create new systems designed to further optimize the interaction between man and machine, thereby paving both S.A.A.T.'s and mankind's way to the future."
—About S.A.A.T.
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