- Charlotte: "It takes three times as long to charge as you can use it? Jesus, Kody. How's that useful?"
- Kody: "Char, I'm trying."
- Charlotte: "I'm sorry. I swear I'm not like this. Before I got involved with the brotherhood I was really nice."
- Kody: "Most of us were...nicer...before we joined."
- —Charlotte talking to Kody, 2016.[src]
Kody Adams (1991 – 2016) was the technician of the Assassin team led by Xavier Chen and consisting of Galina Voronina, and later Charlotte de la Cruz. He engineered the Animus their team uses, and calls it by the nickname "Red Rider."
When Galina and Xavier took Charlotte to their cell's hideout in the Salton Sea, they introduce her to Kody, who was the one who found her online.
It was explained an Assassin named Joseph Laurier had apparently gone to the Templars in San Diego to inform them of an artifact hidden by his ancestor during the Salem witch trials. They needed Charlotte to enter the Animus and relive her ancestor Thomas Stoddard's memories of the era to determine if Joseph was telling the truth and had betrayed the Brotherhood, or if he was just baiting the Templars.
While Charlotte struggles to stay inside the Animus as she fails to synchronize with Stoddard's methods, Kody attributes her struggle to her being inexperienced with the process. Galina and Xavier meanwhile, discuss her progress, with Galina implying that Charlotte would not be able to synchronize with Stoddard and Xavier disagreeing with her. Galina in turn compares her to Joseph, saying that people can't change who they are, and that Joseph was finally showing his true colors by allying with the Templars. Kody reports that Charlotte has stabilized but if she continues to struggle she could damage herself.
Later, it is revealed by him that Joseph is being held by Didier Hawking, a high level Templar with a specialisation in memory hacking. It is feared that Joseph will reveal their location, as such the team decides to load the Animus to a van to allow Charlotte to keep searching whilst they relocate.
Using the Animus, Charlotte witnessed Jennifer's death, and it was agreed Joseph's ancestor did not know where the relic was hidden, so he was luring the Templars. Xavier and Galina left the van to rendezvous with Joseph. Charlotte had her doubts, and insisted Kody return her to Stoddard's memories. Continuing, she realized Jennifer was not the only ancestor of Joseph present in Salem, and that he was indeed betraying the Brotherhood.
With the realization that Xavier and Galina have clearly been sent into a trap. Charlotte decides to go in after them, and Kody gives her the familiar Assassin hoodie attire.
Entering the Abstergo facility Xavier and Galina had gone to meet Joseph at, she manages to infiltrate deeper into the building by tricking an employee to open a secured door. She binds the man and presses on, declaring herself to not be a killer to Kody.
Just as she neared Joseph's floor, she slipped and fell, but was able to spin onto another shaft and hold on with her knife: Kody noted she had begun to inherit Tom's abilities via the Bleeding Effect. Climbing up, she entered a gym and saw Joseph had already drowned Xavier in a swimming pool, and had broken Galina's leg. She attacked the burly traitor to prevent him from finishing her off, but he just tossed her into a wall. Joseph explained he betrayed the Brotherhood because his lover Christian had died on a mission overseen by Xavier, but he was still an Assassin and had planted a bomb.
As Joseph's bomb went off, Abstergo burst in the room to kill Joseph, and Charlotte carried Galina out through an air vent. They came out in a maintenance room, where Charlotte discovered she had accidentally killed the asthmatic employee she'd bound and gagged to cover her intrusion.
Charlotte loaded Galina into their van, who ordered Kody to contact Gavin Banks - Assassin Mentor, advising that the Brotherhood needs to get to Salem as soon as possible, as they do not know if the Templars are already on their way.
in 2016, the Assassins fled to Mexico, with the injured Galina assuming the role of leader and being adamant about the need to track down Joseph before anything else. Once in Mexico City, they took a room in a motel and through some contacts with the local underground world, hired two discreet doctors to reset Galina's broken leg without asking questions. However, as the female doctor tended to Galina, the male, drew a pistol. Galina saw him, pulled out her own before him and shot the Templar agent to death. She then ordered Charlotte to grab his gun and aim it at the female doctor. The woman explained she knew nothing of her fellow doctor's motives, stating that he was new, and Galina knocked her out after Charlotte told her that she was telling the truth.
They moved to the opposite motel, as it would be the last place the Templars would expect. Charlotte noted to Kody that she had wanted to leave back before the man intended to attack them, believing that she was not cut out for the situation. Kody reassured her that there was a reason she was there and that, due to her impressive performance, she might even help them find the hacker collective Erudito. Realizing they were the ones Consus had obliquely directed her to find, she had Kody hook her up to the Darknet to find them. After a night of searching, she discovered a meeting was planned for the following week, but the location was password-encrypted. The sole hint was the question, "What does the cute Pishta say?"
Equipment and skillsEdit
Being a member of the brotherhood Kody recieved basic combat training. He was also an extremely talented engineer and a proficient programmer claiming to have been trained by the best.
- Kody is a nerdy guy, and have an extensive knowledge of pop culture: mentioning Star Wars or Jurassic Park, for example.
- In Issue 8, Kody lost his left ear when he was captured by a Mexican cartel.