- "You know what's not funny? Taking credit for my design."
- – Josh Dalton to Lane Carpenter [src]
Josh Dalton was a kinetic designer who worked on the Blackbox Project. Dalton accused Lane Carpenter of stealing his design for the Q-Beam and taking all the credit. He brought this issue to his superiors, but to no avail. Dalton eventually confronts Carpenter and test-fires the Q-Beam near him. He later doesn't show up to his workstation for 3 days, with his tracking bracelet showing him to be in G.U.T.S..
Prey (2017) Edit
Morgan Yu finds Dalton's corpse floating in G.U.T.S.. He carries a Blackbox keycard, weapon upgrade kit, TranScribe and Q-Beam cells. A broken Q-Beam is floating near his corpse. It could be assumed that his "calculations" were not as good as he believed and he was killed by the Q-Beam malfunctioning when he fired it at Carpenter.