As a contractor for the TPE, Dexter Burton is a mechanic, electrician, chemist and computer programmer for the Water Mark Missions. Often left alone to work on whatever the command needs him to work on, he is unknown by most the crew and finds his robots as fine companions.
When a young man, he was mostly shunned. He found the company of computers more compatible than humans. He was always building more robots and researching new ideas for cybernetics, though, biology never really clicked with him. During adolescence, he constantly kept up on the latest tech, theory, and the sciences in general. He began inventing various things and selling them. Sometimes companies would higher him to develop tech and programming to solve issues and speed up processes. While a young adult, he started to deal in more nefarious merchandise. Drugs became an escape form his own mind that would not let him sleep. Security systems that used less than legal systems were well known to him. Be it directed ionizing radiation sentry guns, or engineered explosive careering nanites for assassinations, he got into what ever gave him the loot for more “mind clearing” pharmaceuticals.
Never one to delve deep into politics for the belief that they don’t ultimately matter, he formed deep opinions about those not part of the government that had given him so many opportunities to get so high. Between jobs he would live off the “welfare” of others. Tough no longer socially awkward, he does take offences easy.
These days he became tired of his little loft apartment and began looking for another planet to visit, and then start planet hoping.