The Director of the EPF
Hot Sauce Director
Aunt Arctic
since November 25, 2008
(October 24, 2005 in the PSA era)
This article is about the Director of the EPF, an alternate identity of Aunt Arctic. For the regular identity of this penguin, see Aunt Arctic, For the stage director, see Hector the Director.
And although the road ahead is long... The EPF shall rise again.

The Director of the EPF, commonly known as The Director, or simply Director (formerly known as The Director of the P.S.A), is the leader of the Elite Penguin Force. Aunt Arctic is the only penguin that ever held this office, and was formerly also the director of the Penguin Secret Agency until its destruction in 2010. The Director mainly takes a background role, and sometimes writes sends messages in the EPF Phone and other messages after completing some of the In-Game Missions. The Director was also the commander during Operation: Blackout and Operation: Puffle.


  • The Director is seen on the EPF monitor several times in mission briefings, but is censored on the monitor.
  • The Director appears in the beginning of Mission 10 on a computer screen that pops out of the desk.
  • The Director appeared in an explicit interview in the Club Penguin Times on the 15th of January 2011, after the EPF was confirmed to be real to the public in another article which may appear to be Herbert P. Bear. Strangely, the interview was not direct and took place in the Dance Lounge.
  • The Director sends messages to all EPF agents every once in awhile. When she does, if you look carefully at the image of her, it appears she is holding a puffle. It is unknown what type it is.
  • Penguins say that in the final level of System Defender, her real identity would be revealed. This proved to be false, because the final System Defender level was a battle against Herbert, which would secretly track his location. The Director does however make an appearance, giving orders.
  • If you type in "Director" on the new buddy list it will say "That information is highly classified try searching someone else."
  • There is a picture of The Director in one of the log off screens. The picture says Top Secret.
  • The Director appeared in the Yearbook 2011-2012 when you moused over the word "Unnoticed" on Dot's profile.
    • She also appeared in the Yearbook 2012-2013 when you moused over the word "Aunt Arctic" on Aunt Arctic's profile.
  • The Director was on Herbert's capture list for Operation: Blackout.
  • Some people thought she was going to be a mascot for Operation: Blackout. This was semi-true. You can see her in a Containment Cell in the Central Command Room, but she does not walk around nor talk.
  • At the end of Operation: Blackout, it was revealed that Aunt Arctic is truly the Director.[1]
  • The Director is shadowed during briefing to conceal her identity.


Aunt Arctic is the Director of the EPF. After keeping her secret identity hidden for so long (about 6 years), she finally reveals it once you complete all 6 steps of Operation: Blackout.

In the past, it was believed that many other penguins, such as Unknown Band member and Rory were the Director. This has finally been proven false after Operation: Blackout.
The director uncensored

The Director revealed to be Aunt Arctic at the end of Operation: Blackout.

Former Identity Speculations


The Director was originally thought to be Rory. It's said that Rory isn't even affiliated with the Elite Penguin Force, although it's unknown if that's true.


Soon after it was rumored it was Cadence, due to her sudden appearance as a mascot, similar to the cabinet appearing before the release of Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force. However, she has shown no knowledge of the EPF. The Director is also shown to be bald, making Cadence even more unlikely to be the Director.

Aunt Arctic

Aunt Arctic was always one of the most common suspects of the director. The Director's signature is the letter that comes after Z, which is AA in Greek, which can stand for Aunt Arctic. Also, Aunt Arctic is three syllables, as is Director- Aunt Arc-tic, Di-rec-tor. She also is the first penguin you meet on Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force for the Nintendo DS. At the end of Mission 4 while construction is going on at the Ski Hill, a suited penguin in sunglasses is seen sitting down reading the Club Penguin Times. This is the Director disguised as a penguin worker, observing your work. Also the penguin is green, further suggesting the Director was Aunt Arctic. Another clue is on the Club Penguin Times, if you put your mouse over Aunt Arctic's face, her glasses turn into sunglasses, which the Director wears. It is falsely rumored that in the Night Club bottom floor a dance tile also says Aunt Arctic is the director of the P.S.A. in Morse code. Morse code involves varying the length of a signal, and all the tiles change at a constant rate. Also in the first P.S.A. mission you must find Aunt Arctic's puffles. Because this is the first mission, this could be Aunt Arctic testing you to see if you were agent material. On a Field-Op it says that the EPF has agents from the Club Penguin Times. Also in Elite Penguin Force DS, Aunt Arctic asks you if you are part of P.S.A.

Although when Aunt Arctic visits Club Penguin, when someone says that she is the Director, she says "No I'm not" and/or "How could I be?" However, people are still skeptical about this. In issue #348 of the Club Penguin Times, Aunt Arctic is asked if she is a super hero, in which she replies: "I suppose that might be possible. I could be the leader of an elite squad of super penguins, protecting the island from evil. I mean, anything's possible, right? Hahaha! Sorry, just having a little fun there. I am most definitely not a super hero. I don't have any special powers. I don't have a secret fortress, and I don't look good in capes. Though if I did have a secret identity, I probably wouldn't tell anyone. I'm pretty good at keeping secrets, too.", poking at the Director mystery. She also says that when asked that the Director is a man, either because she's implying she has close ties with the Director, or she might be throwing penguins off her track. It was proven Aunt Arctic is definitely at least part of the EPF, because in one issue of the Club Penguin Times, she mentions she plays System Defender, and has only one more stamp in it to receive. However, the Director appears in various levels, so it is unknown how the Director could be there as well, when they are one and the same.

However, in Club Penguin Magazine Issue #11, in the Rookiepedia article, the Aunt Arctic definition has a picture of Aunt Arctic and The Director next to each other, with a lightning bolt in between them. It also says that "there is more to her than meets the eye...".

If you look closely at the image with the Director and his/her tie, glasses, suit etc., the glasses look rather similar to Aunt Arctic's Glasses.
Sys Director

System Defender Sprite.

During Operation: Blackout, Herbert stated that the Director is a "she", or female, shortening down the list of speculations.[2] It was later revealed that Aunt Arctic was in fact the Director.


At some point, rumors have arose that Dot may be the Director of the EPF. This is due to the fact that when mousing over the word 'unnoticed' in Dot's section on the "Most Likely" page of the 2011-2012 Yearbook, a section about the Director appears. This is probably because Dot was the last penguin in the yearbook, and Club Penguin didn't want to spoil the surprise. Also, at the end of Mission 11, Gary is on the phone with the Director, and Dot is right next to him. Also, Dot was seen frozen next to the Director in Operation: Blackout, proving that they aren't the same person.

Unknown Band Member

One rumor suggested that the Director is one of the Penguin Band Members. This is due to a mistake that made it seem like Polo Field responded to a tweet asking who was the director by saying "Penguin Band", but really it was in response to a question about famous Club Penguin bands.


The Director was thought to be Sensei, because there is a grey penguin on the EPF logo, which is thought to represent the Director. Since it is Grey and Sensei is the only penguin that has Grey, this speculation was born.

Hector the Director

The Director was also thought to be Hector, the Stage director. This was due to them both having "director" in their name.



"Let this be our finest hour", which is a pun on World War 2's famous British prime minister, Winston Churchill, who said, "Men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'

  • Let this be our finest hour.
  • Be resourceful, be remarkable, be ready.
  • You now are worthy of my secret. Keep it well.
  • This is my final message to you. Herbert has found me. He is coming. The fate of the island rests on you... (gets cut off)
  • A secret agent's first job is to look for clues.
  • Greetings everyone. For those who may not know me, I am the leader of all secret agent operations on the island. You may call me the Director.
  • Allow me to explain why you're here.
  • We need the best....
  • Due to the damage caused by Herbert's attack, the PSA is no more.
  • Excellent. We shall begin immediately.
  • Good luck, everyone.
  • You never know when something will prove helpful.
  • You demonstrated great thinking, and a willingness to help your teammates over yourself, and that's just the kind of penguin we need leading the team.
  • We believe that Herbert is up to something. Something big.
  • Well put.
  • Oh calamity! This is a disaster!
  • What happened to Herbert? Where is he?
  • Hold on for your orders. G is running some calculations.
  • Gary, stay focused.
  • And though the road ahead is long, the EPF shall rise again.


  • Aunt Arctic may have been testing you to make sure you were agent material in the first mission ever released, Case of the Missing Puffles.
  • Although the Director was mentioned in The F.I.S.H book for years, she did not make an official appearance until Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, which was released in 2008.
  • In the Yearbook 2011-2012, when you go to the last page where it says Dot is most likely to go unnoticed on purpose. If you scroll over unnoticed it changes to The Director and the message says: The Director: Most likely to be anonymous.
    • Now, it only works if you mouse over "scoop" in Aunt Arctic's section.
  • Many penguins thought that Gary was the leader of the PSA until mission 10, Waddle Squad.
  • The Director can be met on Club Penguin since she is Aunt Arctic.
  • Her voice can be heard during Operation: Blackout when they give you your missions. It is impossible to tell her identity because she made her voice distorted.
  • Even when she is frozen in Herbert's capsule she still has shadowing. It is unknown how that's possible, since it is located in an well lit place.
  • If you enter Director in search for a penguin on the Buddy List, it will say "This is highly classified information, try searching for someone else."
  • Despite her identity being revealed after Operation: Blackout, she is still censored on the spy phone and at mission briefings. This could possibly be because only the penguins that finished Operation: Blackout, Gary, Dot, Rookie and Jet Pack Guy know her identity and not the rest of the penguins who weren't at Operation: Blackout.
  • In issue #310 of the Penguin Times, Aunt Arctic wrote "I've got only one stamp left to earn in the System Defender game...".
  • As seen on her ring during Marvel Super Hero Takeover 2012, she chose to be a superhero. This is somewhat odd because newspaper editors and reporters would likely be regular citizens. However, since she is the Director, she is somewhat a super hero.
    • In issue #348 of the Club Penguin Times, Aunt Arctic is asked if she is a super hero, in which she replies: "I suppose that might be possible. I could be the leader of an elite squad of super penguins, protecting the island from evil. I mean, anything's possible, right? Hahaha! Sorry, just having a little fun there. I am most definitely not a super hero. I don't have any special powers, I don't have a secret fortress, and I don't look good in capes. Though if I did have a secret identity, I probably wouldn't tell anyone. I'm pretty good at keeping secrets, too.", poking at the Director mystery.
  • According to the 2011-2012 yearbook, when scrolling over Dot, the Director side of her identity is most likely to remain anonymous. However, her identity was revealed a month after the book was published. This also threw penguins for a loop, because many penguins thought this meant that Dot was the Director.
  • In the book, Club Penguin Official Annual 2012, she says that it is always bad news when Herbert is up to no good, which means she knows about the EPF.
  • During System Defender on one level, she would say, "Let this be our finest hour". This is what the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, said during World War II.
  • Rumors are that Aunt Arctic likes Gary. Again, these are unsubstantiated and it may just be that Aunt Arctic and Gary have a close but professional working relationship. This is proven true as she works closely with Gary as the Director.
  • When trapped by Herbert, she is smiling, indicating that she is surprised that Herbert could finally take over Club Penguin. However, it's ironic that the Director is so calm when trapped. She is probably trying to set a good example for the agents on how to act when Herbert visited the island during Operation: Blackout.
    • It could have also meant that she knew that the agents would free them all and defeat Herbert.
  • In the 2012-2013 yearbook, if you mouse over Aunt Arctic's name in the photo gallery, it changes to the Director. The Director: You have worked hard to keep the island safe. I am proud of you.
  • According to Gary 3000, Rookie is the Director of the Extra-Planetary Federation in the future at some point. Although, this may have been a joke.
  • In the 2011 Club Penguin Behind the Scenes video, Billybob acts like he is the Director.


The Director has worked for many agencies such as Penguin Secret Agency, Elite Penguin Force and Elite Penguin Force Resistance. The EPF Resistance is a new agency which has been opened due to Herbert destroying the EPF Command during Operation: Blackout. The EPF Resistance ended when they stopped Herbert in Operation Blackout. Then the EPF later came back in action.


The Director has also been involved in missions such as Operation: Hibernation, Operation: Spy & Seek, Operation: Blackout, Battle of Doom and many more. She has also been included in Field Ops. The Director is also mentioned in Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force and Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge.


In Game

Identity Clues

Spy Phone Messages



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