Captain Magenta, in the original Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, is the code name that the Spectrum Organisation has assigned to Patrick Donaghue, the former godfather of an organised-cybercrime syndicate whom Spectrum recruited into its ranks out of its realisation that it would need a criminal mind to help it understand the criminal mind. As a Spectrum senior officer assigned aboard Cloudbase, he has proven himself to be at least somewhat more eager to please than most of his colleagues.