|Birth name||Aram Mojtabai|
|Agency||National Security Agency (former)|
Federal Bureau of Investigation
|Rank||Strategic and Tactical Technician|
|Last Seen||“Dembe Zuma”|
|Season(s)||1, 2, 3, 4|
Aram Mojtabai is a main character in the NBC series The Blacklist.
He worked for the NSA for 14 years before being hired by Harold Cooper for his diverse skill set.
When Elizabeth Keen and Raymond Reddington enter Wujing's headquarters he intercepts the background check on Liz and ensures that she has no ties with the government. He also monitors their transceivers, and tells Donald Ressler and Meera Malik when the connection is lost. He reports that Liz has managed to upload Jin Sun's computer in time to prevent the raid on Wujing's base. He tells Meera and Ressler that Henry Cho is the target of Wujing's assassins.
He retrieves the image of Frederick Barnes from the subway CCTV footage that shows him entering with his briefcase and leaving without it.
Harold Cooper orders Aram to work on re-establishing communications with the outside world, when he realizes that the site is under attack.
Aram works out how to re-establish the communications once the jammers are removed. He goes with Liz to locate and destroy them, even though he has "only shot at paper".
After Liz's capture he manages to locate and destroy enough of the jammers so that communications with the outside world can be re-established. When faced by one of Garrick's men ordering him to surrender or Liz will be shot, Aram kills him. He is so stunned by the act of killing a man that he and Liz are easily captured by more of Garrick's men.
Once the Post Office has been re-captured he analyzes the FBI's communication logs and discovers that somebody has been using "burner" cell phones to call the people monitoring the Keen house.
He is framed for being the mole to both the FBI and Raymond Reddington. Red has him brought to him and orders Aram to perform an untraceable 5,000,000 dollar money transfer in the time it takes Red to strip, clean, and reassemble a gun. When he is successful Red declares him innocent, since if he was guilty he would never have used an easily traceable method, when he could have so easily covered his tracks. Red released him and he returned to the Post Office where he was arrested by Cooper's men. He gave Cooper Red's proof that Newton Phillips was the mole.
Once the team bring Pytor Madrcyzk back from Budapest he coordinates the improved DNA testing on the bodies from crash site. He identifies the woman initially thought to be Catherine Madrcyzk as Sarah Jenkins, and she accessed an online dating site for which whose records he is getting a warrant.
After the raid on Eric Trettel's laboratory he is able to display the pictures of Trettel's victims on the display screen so that Liz realizes that one of the women looks like Molly Trettel.
From Tettel's computer he manges to retrieve a list of Trettel's clients which he gives to Liz.
Aram reports that he has found a hidden area on Caldwell's computer. The area contains several files including one with the details of a Georgetown University student named Charlotte Patterson. Based on the style of the file it appears to Aram that Charlotte is a prospective kidnapping victim.
While checking Owen Mallory's background Aram discovers that Mallory attended Harvard University under the name Charles Lassiter Jnr.
He attempts to trace the location of the skeleton key and track down Harrison Lee.
He uncovers an overall view of the accounts being used to pay the relatives of the assassins.
He uses Red's information to find the Kingmaker by reviewing the airline records.
He reveals that he has been following the urban legend of Lord Baltimore on the internet forums.
Aram states that he needs Liz to personally access Linus Creel's computer so he can access the password.
Aram tells to Samar Navabi that he is from Delaware and he is 1/4 (25%) Jewish and 2/4 (50%) Muslim after she tells him that where she's from, fear is the only deterrent.
Aram and Samar Navabi are in the surveillance van during Agent Keen's undercover interaction with Dr. Creel. When Keen starts talking about her troubled past (to get Creel's interest), Navabi bets Aram 100 dollars that she's actually telling Creel about real events in her life. Aram tells her, "No way," and she ups the bet to 200 dollars, which he accepts and they shake on it. Later, when Navabi gives Keen the file that Creel had on her, she puts it away without even looking at it, arousing Navabi's suspicions that she actually did live through the events she described to Creel. Regardless, Navabi relents that she was wrong and gives Aram his 200 dollars. He tells her that he plans on enjoying a nice seafood dinner with his winnings, and invites Navabi to join him, saying he's buying.
Afraid that Glen Carter won't be able to find someone he's looking for, Reddington tries to get Aram to find her instead.
Aram is present when Cooper is negotiating with Luther Braxton for the lives of the FBI agents and prison staff held captive in The Factory, a CIA prison for the most dangerous criminals in US custody. When Braxton demands the all-access administration code for the facility's mainframe in exchange for Samar Navabi's life, both Cooper and Kat Goodson are hesitant. Aram adamantly insists they give him the code. This, along with his nervousness around her in the past, further hints that Aram has developed a "crush" on Navabi. When they agree to give up the code after Navabi is almost suffocated to death, he is evidently relieved.
Agent Navabi had asked Aram not to disclose the information that was searched on Ressler's computer, claiming that she had made a search to assist Liz in finding Reddington. Despite her request, Aram tells him regardless, allowing the task force to find Liz. He discloses later that he knew that she had lied to him, as he saw the IP address of the search, placing her at Ressler`s house.
Aram consoles with Liz about no longer working on the field.
He uses the most recent, cufflink wire to listen in on the Shell Island meeting, where they discover where the hostage was being held before the wire was destroyed.
Aram sends Liz "trashy" novels as a gift for her recovery.
It is revealed that Aram was the one who wrote the recommendation that Agent Navabi be allowed back under Ressler's name. As he begins to leave for the night, he sees Cooper in his office, where he was sleeping after separation from his wife and offers to keep him company.
Aram watches the confrontation of the 2 families over a camera.
Aram finds that Noah had discovered Agent Keen's whereabouts and was coming for the child. He also tracks down the list of whom purchased the carnivorous butterflies being used.
- He fears Reddington. Whenever Red asks for assistance, he folds when vaguely threatened.
- He always refers to Reddington as "Mr. Reddington" while everyone else in the Post Office just calls him "Reddington". In general, he usually addresses and refers to people by their title and last names rather than their first names as a sign of respect, even if it's someone who's on a first-name basis with him.
- His last name is rarely spoken.
- He is Agnes' godfather.
- He (probably) did his studies at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- He bikes to work.
- He is 1/4 (25%) Jewish and 2/4 (50%) Muslim. ("Dr. Linus Creel")
- He enjoys the fourth series of "Doctor Who" featuring Tom Baker. ("Mr. Gregory Devry")