|occupation=Pilot<br>Minion of [[Captain]]<br>
|aliases=SG Christophorus Hatchenson<br>Christophorus Pi Hatchenson<br>DEX-M unit 966912
'''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 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.
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]].
[[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 seems to have a stuffed puffin toy, whom he calls [[Mr. Kittyhawk]].
He believes that Mr. Kittyhawk informed [[Biomatrix 117|The Biomass]] of his location, but this is almost certainly more of Pilot's insane fantasy.
[[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.
==Role in the Story==
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.
In the [[Annet's Reawakening Arc]], it should be noted that he has been either reformatted by Annet or reprogramed to obey her commands, amassing an army of Annet's Zombie Minions and beginning a pursuit of the Captain and his group of survivors. It has also been suggested that Pilot was an assassin sent out by a health insurance company to destroy the Unscannable One.