While we still don’t know what his agenda was – and likely now never will – there is strong evidence that this ‘man’ was a mellor. On more than one occassion he attempted to acquire the Device from us – usually by attempting to purchase it, but by threat of death on at least one occassion.
He was killed by Steve, Sam, and Knucks in Night City, whereupon his true nature is thought to have been revealed. Unfortunately, whatever other secrets he held are now gone forever.
Steve: This fucker was pissing me off from the moment we met him in Seattle. He starts out telling us that he has snipers on us and that if we don’t accept his offer to buy “the device” that we would simply be killed and the device taken from us. Then he shows up on another world and starts telling us that our device is dangerous and we should sell it to him in exchange for making us Fringeworthy. Like I would believe that story. When he started to give us our options I didn’t listen, I drew and started shooting. Knucks and Sam joined in and soon he was a smelly pile of white goo. Fuck that mellor piece of shit. I am glad my sphincter was working overtime and I recognized the danger before it could strike. You don’t frak with me. Threaten me and you die, simple rule. Stalin had it right. Murder does solve all problems. No man, No problem. Fraking Mellor!!!