|Books character||TV character|
The Investigator is a construct of the protomolecule, where it uses an edited simulacrum version of Detective Miller's persona to look into something for the protomolecule. The Investigator interacts with James Holden through the protomolecule's manipulation of Holden's brain, in which he essentially hallucinates the Investigator.
It seems the character is rebuilt anew every time he appears. Although one appearance doesn't have memories from the previous ones, they are all the same person, with the same mindset and the same set of memories.
Observers are given a clue to the workings of The Investigator through the phrases he is known to mutter, "It reaches out" and "113 times a second".
Throughout the series Edit
|1 "Fight or Flight"||Absent|
|3 "Assured Destruction"||Absent|
|5 "Triple Point"||Absent|
|8 "It Reaches Out"||Appears|
|10 "Dandelion Sky"||Appears|
|11 "Fallen World"||Absent|
|13 "Abaddon's Gate"||Appears|
At the end of 'Intransigence,' The Investigator explains how he appears to Holden: he is a 'non-local quantum hologram,' projected to Holden by the Protomolecule, via phase-conjugate adaptive waves resonating in the micro-tubules in his brain. To communicate over distances instantly, the Protomolecule uses closed-timeline curves and Lorentzian manifolds to avoid light speed time lag.