The conspiracy theorists were nearly right. There are forces in the shadows manipulating things.
Of course, they were way off as to who.
My family has a long and occasionally sordid history of meddling. Most had the best intentions at heart, but some... Well, I'd rather not get into that right now.
At any rate, my family had been involved behind the scenes for centuries. Probably not the way you would expect though. You see, my family is... special. Not that you'd notice, but that's the point. We can get whatever we want because we can be whatever people want. One, sometimes two in every generation is born with the ability.
That's one of the reasons for wearing this mask. I can't turn it off. Any time I make eye contact with someone, they don't see me. They see what they want. Sometimes it can cause real trouble. The mask itself is nothing special, just a plain white face with nondescript features. But it means I can get on with my life.
I don't want power, I don't want to be special.
I just want to do some good in this world and even the balance a little.