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Elaine Callaghan
Other namesCallaghan
ResidenceThe Shard
OccupationCity Mayor, Senator
AffiliationProject Icarus

Senator Elaine Callaghan is one of the antagonists in Mirror's Edge. She is also the current mayor of the city the game takes place in, and also the CEO of Callaghan City Construction.

Involvement in the StorylineEdit

Callaghan herself is never seen in game nor in any cutscenes. Though she is mentioned infrequently. Callaghan was not initially conceived a threat to the Runners, however, Mirror's Edge (mobile) provides more background information on Callaghan and the mayoral conspiracy.

Prior to the events portrayed in the game, Callaghan started employing questionable methods to win votes over Pope, one of which was collaborating with Pirandello Kruger security firm to train a rogue gang of rooftop runners to go out and make a bad image of the true Runners. This gang also caused the City Protection Force to be embarrassed in the public eye as they fail to apprehend the evildoers. In turn, Callaghan used this as a valid excuse for hiring the private security firm to replace the CPF.

Callaghan is also depicted asking someone to make reservations for a lunch with PK's CEO, and to confirm all the arrangements for C's (Celeste) meeting with Pope.

"Everyone's priority should now be on executing Project Icarus."

After Pope's murder, Faith's sister Kate instructed her to contact Miller, Kate's surperior, with any new information. Faith deems him trustworthy. However, she then sees him meeting with PK's CEO Ropeburn. Miller was, in fact, looking for information about Pope's murder. He learns that Ropeburn had hired an assassin to kill Pope. Meeting up with the assassin, Faith learns that Callaghan forced Celeste to kill Pope through blackmail.

On top of The Shard, Jacknife, holding Kate hostage, informs Faith that the "bigger fish" (the top person involved in the murder) was Callaghan.

Politics and advertisingEdit

Many election advertisements for Callaghan can be found in the City. See Gallery. These bear slogans such as Progress has a name, vote Callaghan, Let's make things even better! and Finis coronat opus (Latin, translation: The end crowns the work). In some of the advertisements in the various elevators in game, Callaghan is referred to as male. This is probably a mistake. However, it may not be and Callaghan may be genderfluid, meaning both pronouns are correct.


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