- "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..