- "Worship me. Adore me!"
- —Madame to Nilin
Astrid Voorhees, (also known as the Madame) is the Governor of La Bastille. She takes extreme pleasure in torturing the prisoners of the Bastille and bending them to her will.
Early Life Edit
Trained in the military, Madame is woman who thrives on control through the external and mental control of her prisoners and the prison S.A.B.R.E. Force units at her disposal. She interrogates the likes of Memory hunters (whom of which she calls "shrews") and tortures her prisoners using the Brain Drainer, a large machine in the center of the Bastille's lower levels that tears the memories from the minds of the captured.
Events of Remember Me Edit
Upon Nilin Cartier-Wells' arrest by S.A.B.R.E. Force, Madame took particular pleasure in interrogating her out of mutual respect for her abilities as a Memory hunter. When Nilin escaped, Madame asked Sergeant Vaughn to contact Olga Sedova; she later hired the bounty hunter to recapture Nilin for a sum of €300,000.
In the wake of the St. Michel Dam's flooding the district, S.A.B.R.E. Force units captured Bad Request. As she is informed of Nilin's infiltration of the Bastille, she activates the Brain Drainer, furious at the prospect of others manipulating the memories of anyone within the walls of her prison. The Madame prepares Bad Request for interrogation, promising that he would learn to love her after she was through manipulating his memories.
During her interrogation, Nilin stole the codes necessary to infiltrate the Memory Servers containing the memories of the Bastille inmates. After Sebastian Quaid arrives, Madame leaves the interrogation room with Bad and the doctor. Aware of Nilin's presence, the Madame uses Latched Remembrane to lure Nilin down into the Memory Servers where she waits for her inside.
She hacks her com channel with Edge and relates her "happiness" over Nilin's return to the Bastille. The two meet on the upper level of the sever where Nilin congratulates the govenor for fooling her with the remembrane before demanding her memories back. Madame taunts Nilin's impatience and strikes the floor with her staff. She creates a projection of the Ego Room and uses her Latched Remembranes and duplicates of herself to fight Nilin. Eventually she is defeated and sent plummeting over the edge of the Ego Room. Defeated, Nilin uses her Hunter's Glove to Overload the Madame's memories, rendering her unconscious.