He is also a member of the worldwide criminal organization SYSTEM, acting as leader of its Indigo Cell. Although he presents a respectable front to the public, as a wise and respected leader, in reality he is an unscrupulous villain. He is the arch-nemesis of Hardware (Curtis Metcalf), a technological vigilante who he himself is ironically responsible for the creation of. Eventually, he discovers who Hardware is, and begins exploiting his relationship with him for his own benefit.
- SYSTEMatics: Prior to his death Alva modified a SYSTEMatics trying to obtain an armor capable of matching Hardware's own armor.
- Alva may have been named for real-life inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
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