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Chang Wong

Alias C. W.
Gender Male
Nationality Chinese Asian
Born 14 years before Rapture
Occupation Computer technician
Relatives Mr. Wong (father, martyred), Mrs. Wong (mother), Ming Toy Woo (sister), Ree Woo (brother-in-law)
Religion Carpathianism (pretending to be to be a mole for Tribulation Force), Christianity
Spiritual State Saved during the Tribulation
First Appearance The Indwelling

Chang Wong is a fictional character of the Left Behind series of books. A brilliant young man with skills in computing, 17 at the time of Global Community Supreme Potentate and Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia's temporary death, Nicolae Carpathia was impressed by his qualifications and personally approved of him to work in the GC Headquarters Palace, even though it would be against protocol to allow a person of Chang's age to work there.

He is groomed by David Hassid to replace him as the Tribulation Force's mole in the GC Headquarters Palace in New Babylon. Hassid, who is a believer, cannot take the mark of loyalty and so he flees, faking his death. Chang is pressured by his parents, who are Carpathia loyalists, to take the mark, but Chang protests this as he is a believer in Jesus Christ. He is later drugged by his father, who forces the mark on Chang while the young man is incapacitated; Chang fears for his soul as a result of this, although he is reassured that he cannot be held responsible for taking the mark since it was forced on him against his will. His anxiety over taking the mark was assuaged when he was able to splice together survelliance camera footage of himself in a compromised state, even trying subconsciously to resist the mark, but he was not able to remember experiencing the events that transpired or what he had said. Fortunately for the Tribulation Force, he was not able to convey that he was a believer during the ordeal of forcibly receiving the mark, so he can maintain his cover as a mole.

Even though Chang has the mark of loyalty, believers can still see the Seal Of God on him. Although he bears the mark of Carpathia, he was immune to the Bowl Judgments that afflict those who had taken the mark and worshipped his image, only experiencing a small rash during the first bowl judgment, only feeling above normal warmth during the fourth bowl judgment, and he was able to navigate New Babylon once the fifth bowl judgment struck while the other Carpathianists in New Babylon were completely blind. While he was working at the Global Community Palace as a mole for the Tribulation Force, his superior was Aurelio Sequoia Figueroa. During his tenure in New Babylon, he was able to avoid being suspected as a mole, even withstanding a systematic investigation to uncover the mole; cover the tracks of the Tribulation Force; falsifying credentials; monitor high-level GC decision-making and operations; and disrupt Global Community activities. For example, he was able to inform the Tribulation Force that their safe house in Chicago was compromised and that Suhail Akbar planned to nuke the city. He continued working in the Palace complex until the plague of darkness that descended upon New Babylon provided him an opportunity to leave without being detected; then he is rescued and relocated to Petra to work with the Remnant of Israel. With the spiritual help of God through Tsion Ben-Judah, Eleazar Tiberias, and Chaim Rosenzweig praying over him, the mark of loyalty was removed from his forehead, showing only the mark of God.

In Attack on Petra, he is described as a decorated employee of the Global Community. Aurelio Sequoia Figueroa presented to him a "silver nic", a replica of Carpathia enclosed in a plastic cube, for his work in directing the logistics of the Global Community such as its conveys of supplies, equipment, and food. Chang actually designed that system to cause some delays and reroute some shipments to the Tribulation Force Co-Op. He was a taciturn at work and did not socialize with his colleagues, due to the difficulty and psychological exhaustion of feigning loyalty to Carpathia to his co-workers and boss and the demands of coordinating his activities with the Tribulation Force. He was also lonely for some personal company, and in the Dramatic Audio of The Remnant he told his sister he was thinking about a Malaysian girl that he thought was attractive, though she bore the mark of Carpathia on her hand.

Even though Leon Fortunato delivered a proclamation that all Global Community citizens must worship the image of Carpathia three times a day under penalty of death for the failure to do, it is unknown how Chang Wong was able to avoid this religious obligation while working alongside his Global Community colleagues or whether he simply just went through the motions and worshipped the image to maintain appearances. His Global Community colleagues had to worship the image during midday, just as it is obligatory for Muslim men to go to the mosque every Friday (Jummah) afternoon, so it is expected that Chang had to be present during communal worship of the image. Chang does state in Chapter 8 of Desecration that he would never worship the image of Nicolae. While David Hassid was still a mole, he faced a situation where the other staff were greeting and worshipping Carpathia. His fleshly instinct was to go through the mentions and whatever he needed to avoid suspicion, but he was loath to worshipping him. As soon as he met Carpathia, he vomited on Carpathia and then fainted.

Chang becomes romantically involved with Naomi Tiberias, but they decide to postpone marriage until a point beyond Glorious Appearing.

Appearances

Left Behind series

Left Behind: The Kids

Trivia

Characters of the Left Behind series: List

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