The Zinco Corporation is a massive, globe-spanning organization with resources, equipment, money, and political connections all across the world. The company has been involved in peculiar events regarding the paranormal since the 1930's at the earliest, when one of their researchers amplified his brain's strength to the point where he could murder using telekinesis.
Roderick Zinco, the most recent Zinco to head the company, offered his services to a newly awoken Kurtz, Kroenen and Haupstein after Grigori Rasputin's failure at Cavendish Hall. Zinco products are used frequently by the B.P.R.D. during the Giurescu affair, most of which malfunction at crucial times. Zinco himself had a vision from Rasputin, explaining the mortal man's purpose. However, after the retrieval of Herman von Klempt's head prompted Kroenen to murder Kurtz, Rasputin was furious, and blinded Roderick as punishment. This caused Roderick to stumble on the conveniently placed "self-destruct" button, which obliterated the castle and everyone inside - though Klempt's head somehow survives, to resurface in the Hunte Castle affair.
The Zinco Corporation returned under new management from C.E.O., Landis Pope, who appears to be just as corrupt as the previous one. In fact, Pope was Zinco's second in command during the events of Wake The Devil, implying that Pope was heavily involved with Rasputin and the Ogdru Jahad right from the start. His office is brimming with Nazi memorabilia, much of which looks as though it was once part of Rasputin's Ragnarok Project. Pope tasked his R&D department with studying the frog monsters, to the extent that Pope is able to both speak to them and control them. For purposes of safety, Pope wore a suit of reinforced black armor when dealing with the frogs, but this costume serves a second purpose: it personifies him as the mysterious Black Flame. Presumably under the guidance of some ancient text, Pope and the frogs performed an occult ritual, sucking the life force out of one frogman and enveloping Pope's skull-like helmet in a torch of obsidian fire. Suited up and ensorcelled as the Black Flame, Pope hoped to harness the power of Katha-Hem for his own personal gain. Too late did he discovered that the destiny of the Black Flame is to simply "light the way" for Katha-Hem into our world, and that he was manipulated by the frogs into serving their purpose. Pope was last seen being dragged into a deep chasm by a swarm of frogmen.
Following the absence of Landis Pope, his assistant and head of Zinco's R&D department Marsten succeed as director of the corporation. This time having Zinco to take the directing spearhead to influence the world in the wake of the Ogdru Hem.
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