A character indirect to the text; not part of any of the narrative’s action but:
He was an average-at-best tennis player, and but he was “independent” and otherwise unheard of. Then he started playing matches with a Glock pistol pressed to his own temple. He beat opponents this way, but was not really recognized in the rankings (despite the trophies). Then Reconfiguration happened and the new ONANTA administration actually ranked him. He freaked out, thumbed a ride to ETA, and had a little tête-à-tête with Himself (albeit with Mario looking on, as the two had a rapport). And but so then he blew his brains out. There at ETA. In front of Himself and Mario.