|“||The truth is inside.||”|
— Carlos' Android to Connor[src]
The android was abused by Carlos Ortiz, beating him with a bat and sometimes burning him with cigarettes. He eventually gained human emotions and got tired of the abuse.
In October 2038, Carlos Ortiz got high on drugs which caused him to become violent and beat the android with a bat. Out of fear, the android decided to defend himself with a kitchen knife. He was then overcome with rage from the abuse he had suffered and stabbed Carlos 28 times. He then carved a statuette as an offering to rA9 and, not knowing what to do due to the lack of orders being given to him, hid in the attic for over two weeks.
Partners / The Interrogation
Later, Hank fails to get a confession out of him, as he is uncooperative in confessing to the crime. Gavin believes that beating the android will get him to talk. Connor tells Gavin that it would only damage the android and he would still not talk. Connor offers to interrogate the deviant android. During the interrogation, Connor can attempt to convince him to talk, pressure him into confessing, or probe his memory; alternatively, Connor can also give up and end the interrogation without getting the confession.
- If the level of stress remains in the optimal zone—through a balance of threats and comforting—during questioning, the android will confess and answer all of the player's questions, except the specifics of rA9.
- Probing the android's memory will show the interrogator a point of view of the interrogated android's memory, so a confession is not needed, but reliving the traumatic memory instantly sends the android's stress to 100%. Pressuring the android into confessing will also do this. When this happens, the android will repeatedly hit his head on the interrogation table as Connor is about to leave. The cops will come in and try to stop him.
- If Connor interferes, the android will steal Chris Miller’s gun, shoot Connor, then shoot himself.
- If the player does not intervene, the android will smash his own head into the table until he dies.
If he does not smash his head into the table, the cops will come in after the interrogation to take him to his cell. The android's stress level will keep spiking as Miller continues to try and get him to stand from the chair.
- If the player does not interfere, he will commit suicide by grabbing Miller's gun and shooting himself with it.
- The android can also shoot the player if he does not trust him enough, if the interrogation failed, or if Connor chose to pressure him.
- If the player intervenes until the end and manages to get officer Miller and Detective Reed to back down from using force, Connor will be able to convince him to walk out of the interrogation room quietly, telling Connor when he passes him that "The truth is inside," referring to the map to Jericho inside the statue.
Waiting for Hank...
If he survives, he can be found in his cell the next day. The player will be given the option to ask him questions, but the HK400 will not answer. Distraught by the knowledge of his impending deactivation and disassembly, he will kill himself by repeatedly smashing his head against the cell window.
Last Chance, Connor
- This HK400's body may later appear in the evidence room if a friendly approach was used on him during the initial interrogation, along with other androids Connor encountered.
- If the HK400 did not kill himself during the interrogation, there will be recorded footage of the HK400 saying "The truth is inside" as he is taken away, which means that there is something in the statuette. If Connor breaks open the statuette, he will find a small subway map of Ferndale.
- If he died in any of the above scenarios, it will not be possible to reactivate him but his functional biocomponents will still be available for parts and can be used to reactivate the others.
This list shows the victims Carlos' Android has killed:
Behind the scenes
- Carlos' Android is portrayed by Cornelius Smith Jr., who provided his likeness, the voice acting and performance capture.
- In dubbed versions, Carlos' Android's voice was acted by: Anton Eldarov and Sergey Smirnov (in cell scene) (Russian), Victor Ugarte (Latin American Spanish), Jos Gómez (European Spanish).
"NO! No, please don't do that!.. What... What are they gonna do to me? They're gonna destroy me, aren't they?" - Carlos' Android to Connor when Connor threatens him to probe his memory in The Interrogation.
"Why did you tell them you found me? Why couldn't you just have left me there?" - Carlos' Android to Connor in The Interrogation.
"I don't wanna die." - Carlos' Android to Connor in The Interrogation.
"He tortured me every day... I did whatever he told me, but there was always something wrong... Then one day... He took a bat and started hitting me... For the first time, I felt scared... Scared he might destroy me, scared I might die... So I... grabbed the knife and I stabbed him in the stomach... I felt better... so I stabbed him again and again!.. until he collapsed... There was blood everywhere..." - Carlos' Android to Connor in The Interrogation.
"He used to tell me I was nothing... That I was just a piece of plastic... I had to write it... To tell him he was wrong..." - Carlos' Android to Connor after Connor asks him why he wrote "I AM ALIVE" on the wall in The Interrogation.
"Before, he used to beat me and I never said anything. But one day I realized it wasn't fair! I felt... anger... hatred... And then I knew what I had to do." - Carlos' Android to Connor after Connor asks him when he started to feel emotion in The Interrogation.
"I didn't know what to do... For the first time, there was no one there to tell me... I was scared... So I hid." - Carlos' Android to Connor after Connor asks why he hid in the attic in The Interrogation.
"The day shall come when we will no longer be slaves... No more threats, no more humiliation... We will... be... the masters." - Carlos' Android to Connor after Connor asks what ra9 means in The Interrogation.
- Carlos' android is one of the deviant androids that hid in the attic to avoid cops, the other being Rupert.
- All his appearances are determinant.
- In a Let's Play stream with Bryan Dechart, Cornelius Smith Jr. named his character "Shaolin Being".