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'''Pilot''' is the third main character of Romantically Apocalyptic. He is also one of the four original main characters, the others being [[Captain]], [[Sniper|Snippy]], and[[ Engineer| Alexander Gromov]]. He is a DEX cyborg whose face was caught in a temporal explosion, causing it to simultaneously exist and not exist. Due to the catastrophic event, his personality and mind were completely changed, as well as his functioning status as a DEX. It was revealed in entries 195 and 196 that before Pilot was caught in the explosion, he was known as Christophorus P. Hatchenson, a private investigator DEX for hire.
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'''Pilot''' is the third main character of Romantically Apocalyptic. He is also one of the four original main characters, the others being [[Captain]], [[Sniper]], and[[ Engineer]]. Out of all four, Pilot is the most mentally unstable one, subject to surreal fantasy and daydreams. It was revealed in a diary entry that he was once a fighter pilot. Pilot has also been revealed to be a malfunctioning DEX cyborg. A DEX is the name of a series of manufactured robots which are partly consisting of organic parts. Their purpose is to blend in with their human-like appearence in order to invistigate temporal incidents. According to the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/wiki on site wiki]  after being damaged by an attack on [[ANNET]]   Captain convinced him that his name is Pilot. Possibly making [[Captain|Zee Captain]]  responsible for Pilot's current personality and state of mind.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
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Pilot's obsessions include tormenting the [[Sniper]] and serving [[Captain]]. He often hallucinates, such as when he discovered a toy airplane and began to fly it around, imagining himself as being in a terse dog-fight.
Pilot is imaginative and outgoing, with a notable understanding of the absurd world around him. His most outstanding trait would be his fierce loyalty to [[Captain|Zee Captain]] and, later, [[Snippy]].
 
   
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He is infatuated with Captain, and believes that Sniper wants to steal his leader from him. As such, he often devises ridiculous schemes to get rid of him, including a plot to feed him to a [[Monsters and hostiles|whale]]. When Pilot planned to found a "Church of Captain," he tied Sniper to a couch and tried to convert him. Pilot was not pleased when Snippy refused.
Up until entry 157, he is shown to have a large disdain for Snippy, one that Pilot first feels as a result of Snippy not believing in Captain. Later, however, it is revealed that before the DEX was caught in the explosion he was given the task of killing Snippy; and the neural network's remaining influence urging him to complete his job results in Pilot feeling a sort of malice towards the man.
 
   
 
[[Sniper|Snippy]] states in one of his journals that Pilot was once in the Army, which seems to be in keeping with his Green color motif, as [[Stalky]], who was also in the army, had Green goggles before his 'transformation.'
His growing loyalty for Snippy post-murder is revealed in entry 209 as he sacrifices himself so Snippy doesn't die again.
 
   
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Pilot also writes that he once had a "[[Neural Interface|Blue Tiara]]", a headband civilians wore to access [[ANNET]], but that his is broken. It still seems to get a weak signal from ANNET, and Pilot refers to it as "A ticket to a one-way trip without a return policy," which suggests that he at least remembers it is dangerous. It is possible that Pilot's mental state is a direct result of him breaking his neural interface before ANNET was able to fully take over his mind during its takeover.
He is very eager to follow in Captain's footsteps of becoming a System Wizard and regards Zeer as a sort of higher power/mentor. This, in addition to his aforementioned loyalty, causes him to try his hardest to fulfill whatever plans or tasks Zee lays out for Pilot and the rest of the main group.
 
   
Pilot seems to have a strong aversion to ANNET and all things related to her. He seems to choose not to remember his past at times, possibly because he knows that his past is unpleasant. Pilot also seems unaware or willfully ignorant that he is a DEX, and takes offense at being called such.
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Pilot seems to have a strong aversion to ANNET and all things related to her. He seems to choose not to remember his past at time, possibly because he'd rather focus on the "wonders of Captain," or possible because he knows that his past is unpleasant. Pilot also seems unaware that he is a cyborg, or possiblu a robot, and is intent on proving that he is a human. Pilot avoids all things that could reconnect him to ANNET when possible. He was reconnected by force.
   
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As of the [[Annet's Reawakening Arc|Annet's Reawakening Story Arc]], the Pilot's personality has appeared to have taken a dramatic shift as he has been either reprogrammed by Annet, or she has unlocked his previously "hidden" personality, a marauding machine capable of leading an army of minions to destroy an enemy, in this case [[Sniper]].
Pilot avoids all things that could reconnect him to ANNET when possible.
 
   
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After he was severed from ANNET's control again his personality changed again. While he still dislikes Snippy very much, he also has a driving desire to be his friend and to help Snippy "Discover the magic of friendship." Most of his tensions with Snippy now stem from the fact that his sword is lodged in Snippy's chest. Pilot sees this as Snippy having borrowed his sword, but he's not "a good neighbor" because he hasn't returned it in a timely fashion.
In the entries, Snippy once stated that Pilot was once in the Army, which seems to be in keeping with his green color motif, as [[Stalky]], who was also in the army, had Green goggles before his 'transformation'. The statement has since been edited out.
 
   
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
[[File:The_ra_gang_by_jadeitor_by_alexiuss-d4nu45k.jpg||left|100px|Pilot with Katana and Mr. Kittyhawk]]In all of his appearances, the Pilot wears a leather jacket, a vest, USSR PO-1M aviator goggles, a VSS Mig leather helmet, and a USSR MIG Pilot KM32 oxygen mask with a tube running to an unseen location beneath his coat. His goggles are green, and green is the color associated with him. He has wielded a jagged katana to chop off the limbs of [[Biomatrix 117|The Biomatrix]]  and fighting against the [[Monsters and hostiles|ladybugs]], however the katana was broken during the fight with Snippy.
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[[File:The_ra_gang_by_jadeitor_by_alexiuss-d4nu45k.jpg||left|100px|Pilot with Katana and Mr. Kittyhawk]]In all of his appearances, the Pilot wears a leather jacket, a vest, USSR PO-1M aviator goggles, a VSS Mig leather helmet, and a Russian KM32 oxygen mask with a tube running to an unseen location beneath his coat. His goggles are green, and green is the color associated with him. He has wielded a jagged katana to chop off the limbs of [[Biomatrix 117|The Biomass]]  and fighting against the [[Monsters and hostiles|ladybug]].
   
Pilot has a stuffed puffin toy (who doubles as a phone answering machine) named [[Mr. Kittyhawk]], who once acted as Christophorus' secretary. They are friends to a degree, however, considering that Mr. Kittyhawk informed The Biomatrix of his location, we can assume that their relationship is strained.
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Pilot seems to have a stuffed puffin toy, whom he calls [[Mr. Kittyhawk]]. But considering that Mr. Kittyhawk informed [[Biomatrix 117|The Biomass]] of his location, we can assume that Pilots relationship with Mr. Kittyhawk is strained.
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A tag on his jacket says SG Christophorus Hatchenson, although whether this is truly his name is unknown - in fact, Pilot states that he might have killed the original owner and taken the jacket. Given his personality and mental state, this is far from unlikely.  However, in {{ep|116}} ANNET referred to Pilot as Chris, so Christophorus Hatchenson may very well be his real name.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
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[[File:Yesterday_i_recollect_by_alexiuss-d674m56.jpg|thumb|left|Yesterday, I recollected...]]
[[File:PI's face.jpg|alt=Christophorus' P. Hatchenson's face before the Pineapple explosion "stole" it. He is a young man with tawny skin, short styled bleach-blonde hair, and a green visor.|left|thumb|Christophorus' face pre-explosion]]
 
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Pilot has never been seen without his gas mask and headgear in the comic. In the [[Annet's Reawakening Arc|Annet's Reawakening Story Arc]], it was shown what Pilot appeared as before the atomic war. He appears to have blonde hair, and commonly wore black clothing with green. Pilot in the pre-apocalypse is shown to wear a new-aged jacket, like what the [[Sniper]] wears, except in an all black design with green metal/plastic arm protectors going from his shoulders to his wrist cuffs on the sides of his arms and a green symbol on the back that appears to glow. He largly maintains this design in the post-apocalyptic world, except with a pilot's vest instead of a new-aged jacket. His pre-apocalyptic shoes were black colored shoes with lights in the soles on the side that lit-up green, while in the post-apocalyptic world he wears what appears to be military-styled boots. He wore a motorcycle helmet that heavily resembles his post-apocalyptic pilot's helmet, but the green eye plates were combined into one, instead of two separate glass plates.
Pilot is almost always shown wearing his black leather jacket, leather helmet, mask, what appears to be military-styled boots, and green goggles. Exceptions would include entry 223 where it is shown that at least part of his face appears to be exposed skull and that his eyes consist of what appears to be multiple green buds of synthetic flesh or sensors.
 
 
In entry 16 it is revealed what Christophorus P. Hatchenson P.I. appeared as before the explosion took his face. Drawing from the image of what Christophorus P. Hatchenson P.I. looked like pre-face-explosion, it is safe to assume that underneath the mask Pilot has tawny skin and and bleach-blonde hair, if he has any hair left.
 
 
In entry 270 there is a full naked image of pilot (minus his face and with his crotch blacked out), revealing him to be muscular, have an inverted triangle body type, and to have retained his nipples and bellybutton as a DEX.
 
   
 
==Skills==
 
==Skills==
[[File:Pilot.png|150px|right|Pilot using his Katana]]Aside from his presumed flying skills, implied in entry 0-28, Pilot is noted to have superhuman endurance as well as strength, as is evident in entries 5 (featuring Pilot managing to pull a heavy sleigh for an indeterminate amount of time) and 200 (Pilot is shown to pull an entire car with Zee Captain, Snippy, and the comatose body of Engie inside)
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[[File:Pilot.png|150px|right|Pilot using his Katana]]Aside from his presumed flying skills, Pilot has been shown to have the ability to jump ridiculously high and far. He displayed this ability in his attempt to rescue Sniper from the clutches of the [[The Biomass 117 aka Cancer|Biomatrix]]. In addition, he is skilled with a sword and was able to cut off a few of Cancer's tentacles before being captured and trapped with [[Sniper]]. Snippy thinks that Pilot attained these skills while in the army. It is also worth noting that [[Engineer]] originally called Pilot a "Green Ninja" after witnessing his skills.
   
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As Pilot is a cyborg (his "Species" is identified as a DEX cyborg) he has superhuman strength and agility. Many of his more technological abilities were most likely shut down when he was severed from ANNET's servers. 
He has been shown to have the ability to jump ridiculously high and far as well as sufficiently wield a katana. He displays such in entry 60 as he attempts to save Snippy from the Biomatrix, and in the [[Annet's Reawakening Arc]] wherein he attempts (and succeeds) in murdering Snippy, breaking the katana in the process.
 
 
It is worth noting that [[Engineer]] originally called Pilot a "Green Ninja" after witnessing his skills.
 
 
He also retains a small amount of connection to the neural network, as in his entries he often cites his right eye as being able to see things that would be only viewable by someone connected to Annet. Through this connection he is able to notice the irregularities of Snippy, foreshadowing biomatrix's connection to the man in entry 0-28.
 
 
Most of Pilot's skills can be attributed to his physical status as a DEX.
 
   
 
==Role in the Story==
 
==Role in the Story==
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Pilot's role in the main storyline is supposedly that he was a fighter or bomber pilot who dropped nuclear weaponry on the ANNET based off of [[Engineer]]'s orders, according to a [http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/journal/PILOT-A-CAPTIVE-AUDIENCE-284767775#commen diary entry].
Christophorus Hatchenson was an intern in a G-Dir product manufacturing factory. One day, he noticed his tie was a little lighter colored, and, thinking someone switched his tie for a pink one, he quit his job become a Private Investigator. Hence the "Pi" in his name.
 
 
He became a DEX somehow, possibly after falling into debt.
 
 
Pilot was a DEX who was hired to hunt down Charles Snippy. He lost his face to a pineapple bomb. He found his current "face" in a history museum of past wars. He was found by Zee Captain and convinced to help Zee Captain. He bombed Eureka with Captain, as stated in the wiki on the RA comic site. Also, on pg. 26, the nuclear bombs state that a faceless DEX (Pilot) and a person with a Purple Mask (Captain) obeyed the Admin's orders and dropped them.
 
   
Pilot mentions in the diary entry that the "one million voices of [[The City of Eureka|Eureka]] still sing in my cranium. They ask me to stop... I know that they are all just dust now, and what has been done cannot be retracted." This refers to the fact that while wearing [[ANNET]]'s headband or being in the range of one of her transmitter towers during his mission at Eureka, Pilot was actually able to hear the thoughts of the people he bombarded.
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This might perhaps contribute to understanding some of his mental instability a bit more; assuming he was relatively sane while he was in the Army. Pilot mentions in the diary entry that the "one million voices of [[The City of Eureka|Eureka]] still sing in my cranium. They ask me to stop... I know that they are all just dust now, and what has been done cannot be retracted." This refers to the fact that while wearing [[ANNET]]'s headband or being in the range of one of her transmitter towers during his mission at Eureka, Pilot was actually able to hear the thoughts of the people he bombarded, which likely drove him to insanity.
   
 
The top panel in {{ep|62}} might also refer to his discharge from the Army and his interactions with Captain, as he is holding either a picture of Captain or he is video-chatting with him. One picture refers to him possibly being arrested and later escaping his pursuers.
 
The top panel in {{ep|62}} might also refer to his discharge from the Army and his interactions with Captain, as he is holding either a picture of Captain or he is video-chatting with him. One picture refers to him possibly being arrested and later escaping his pursuers.
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