Officially the personal bodyguard of Heirotus founder Brandon James, Robert “Bob” Carrington also plays a role in intelligence analysis and the assessment of threats against both the CEO and the corporation. James’ moral compass to the extent that he has one, it’s almost always Bob’s call to handle “irregular” situations via diplomacy, espionage or wetwork. Bob excels at this latter discipline. Occasionally disappearing for days or weeks at a time, the only evidence of his handiwork is a tedious intelligence analysis concluding that an untimely death – typically the result of an accident or “statistical anomaly” – benefits Heirotus in some fashion.
Carrington assumes the mantle of Head of Heirotus Corporate Security shortly after Michael Yang is mortally wounded in early 569 (January, 1968), and still holds the position at the time of The Dualist.
Production Note : While Carrington has yet to appear on-screen, he was developed somewhat extensively in the late 90s. The exoskeleton he was frequently drawn in became the basis for Tantek’s bio-armor, and his physical appearance will doubtless be reworked entirely for his planned appearance.
To the extent that James and Greymalkin are comparable, Robert fulfills a role similar to that of Tantek – the iron fist in the velvet glove. This comparison will hopefully gain a bit more traction when his planned appearance is produced. As planned, Carrington will play a fairly critical role in a fairly violent part of the story.