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Dr. Henry “Hank” Johnson (Henry Holland Johnson of birth name) is the star of the archeology based reality series, NOMAD, a former soldier, a scientist and an XM Sensitive His unique skills with XM brought him to the Niantic Project in order to study his sensitivity.
Hank Johnson announced that he will be going to Phoenix, Arizona on December 7th to film his next episode of NOMAD on the Hohokam people. The Visur report indicates that he is searching for clues to an ancient 13Magnus stronghold.
Earlier in his academic career, Hank Johnson attracted the attention of Dr. Ezekiel Calvin for his research on the ancient secret society known as 13Magnus.
The sponsorship of Dr. Calvin and his associates allowed Hank to explore the connections between XM, glyphs and the influence on different civilizations. His reality show NOMAD, often served as a cover for his research in less welcoming locations. Hank's research led him to various Anomalies around the world including Peshawar, Afghanistan, the Caddo ruins in Crossplains, Texas and the Cahokia mounds which also was the subject of his thesis. His fascination with the Cahokia Mounds in particular would ultimately lead him to side with the Enlightened faction.
Hank Johnson's special relationship with Dr. Calvin and the usefulness of his NOMAD trips may have been influential in being granted special leave from the project to film his reality show. Due to his frequent absences, he was not exposed to the massive XM surge on Epiphany night.
Hank has continued to maintain contact with Dr. Calvin after the close of the Niantic Project, performing various jobs that are only occasionally revealed. (see Ingress: Level 8 and The Alignment Ingress)
Dr. Johnson's research also led him to the Arecibo Conservatory in Puerto Rico where he met and started a romantic relationship with a younger Devra Bogdanovich. Together, they published a paper on a series of glyphs that resurfaced years later during 13Magnus.
He would encounter Devra again at the Niantic Project before she made her escape to Visur Technology. Their relationship would messily when Hank discovered that Devra had Visur spy on him during a secret meeting. (see
When they met again at 13Magnus: Los Angeles, he greeted her coldly and left stating that he didn't trust anyone anymore.
After returning from his 1331 days resurrection, Agents began searching for portals that when hacked, would provide breadcrumbs, or important pieces of information left by or linked to Hank. See the dossier for more information.
|File/Clue Name||Key Concepts||Information from File/Clue||Date Presented|
|An Ancient Power Spot (thesis)||Thesis from Hank about Cahokia Mounds||This thesis was written in 1995 for his Bachelor, and may be his first contact with XM locations||27 January 2013|
|NOMAD||Trailer for NOMAD||The trailer for Hank Johnson's reality show about archaeology around the world||02 Feb 2013|
|Stateside||Hank talks to Boadicea in an attempt to understand the actions of Carrie Campbell.||27 July 2013|
|Hank/Devra NYC 1 of 3||Spy video of Hank and Devra||A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM||10 Sep 2013|
|Hank/Devra NYC 2 of 3||Spy video of Hank and Devra||A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM||11 Sep 2013|
|Hank/Devra NYC 3 of 3||Spy video of Hank and Devra||A secret meeting discussing Dark XM and Visur's human experiments with XM||12 Sep 2013|
|Undemarcated||Letters between Hank Johnson and Dr. Calvin||A series of discussing Hank's research into 13Magnus and Dr. Calvin's subsequent offer of funding||18 Oct 2013|
|Expectans||Status report from Hank to the agents||Hank explains what he found in the Arecibo and what are is plans relating to 13Magnus||6 December 2013|
|13Magnus - Phoenix Live||Live broadcast made with several agents||During the broadcast Hank was interviewed and some question were made to and by Susanna||7 December 2013|
|Expeditio||Map about 13Magnus||Hank was chasing this map to discover 13Magnus stronghold||11 December 2013|
|Nomad - 13Magnus||Hank tries to reveal the truth about 13Magnus||Hank goes in search of the 13Magnus stronghold in the far East , but when getting there something attacks him||16 December 2013|
|Nomad Berlin||Hank goes to Germany||Hank joined agents in a cross faction meeting in Berlin.||21 December 2013|
|Somehow||Hank letter about his first contacts with XM and a mention to Carrie||4 January 2014|
|Video Diary revealed||Hank Johnson video-diary recovered. What is happening to him?||24 January 2014|
|Hank||What secrets does the video-diary contain?||25 January 2014|
|Change of Adress||Hank Johnson: Watch your back…||An official kill order for codename “Viator” AKA Hank Johnson.||3 February 2014|
|The shaper Key - First 5 pages||ThomasGreanias reveals new work in memoriam of Hank Johnson||This begins the tale of Hank in Crossplains||4 March 2014|
|The shaper key - second set||ThomasGreanias shares more of Hank Johnson's story from Cross Plains.||In this piece the giant glyph shows up and what effects it had in Hank||5 March 2014|
|The Shaper Key - Third Set||Thomas Greanias reveals more of his recent work with the late Hank Johnson||7 March 2014|
|Hank Johnson: The Secret Revealed - Part I||Hank Johnson is dead. Hank Johnson is alive. Perhaps both statements are true.||Hank meets Azmati to discuss what Hank Johnson is. He then reveals he is a simulacrum||8 March 2014|
Played by actor Christopher Corey Smith
At one point Jess Runowski managed to get an interview with Hank. Here is what he shared with the Essex community
Dear Agents of Essex, Just before the Boulder Recursion Anomaly, I was asked if I was willing if I would be willing to ask Hank Johnson some questions...if he made an appearance. As I’m sure you all know by now, Hank did visit us in Boulder. I had a chance to talk with him at the after party, but because of dispatch responsibilities, I am just now getting the chance to write up his answers. Q: How far back do you remember in this simulacrum? A: Everything back to the foray into the cave and being shot is kind of spotty, as well as my recovery. Everything since then (Nomad, Devra, Mazz) is intact. My long term memory seems to be good but short term is questionable. I know that I will lose everything if this simulacrum runs out.
Q: What will you do after Recursion ends? Will you try to find another way to break the cycle?
A: If Recursion does not end in my favor, I will OF COURSE try to break the cycle! I hope the Shapers have another plan, but if they don’t, I will seek my own. Q: Do you know what ADA wants to do with the Artifacts? A: I think ADA will enslave mankind in service, but I have not spoken to her so I don’t know for sure. Q: How right do you think the Ancient Egyptians were? (i.e. keeping the body intact, painting prayers/glyphs on the body, etc.) A: I believe the Egyptians were partially right, but I feel that what they did to “preserve” the bodies hindered the process of rebirth. Q: Do you remember when you went to get Jarvis’ body from Hazdata? (Or did he make notes about it that he has recently consulted?) If so, what was the glyph drawn on the forehead? A: I do remember the incident but I did not make notes. I plan to make notes for the “next” me should I need to. I do not know the glyph. Q: Do you trust Devra? Do you think something happened to Devra that is affecting her? Did you and Devra ever find additional glyphs or information similar to arecibo? A: I mostly trust Devra. I absolutely think something happened to her, but it is not necessarily affecting her in a bad way...XM affects everyone. No additional glyphs or information have been found since the initial dig. Q: Where is one place in the world that you would like to visit? Or, where is the best place in the world to visit? A: Definitely Machu Picchu - for XM and for vacation. Q: Will you join Essex? A: I will join Essex in spirit. Q: Why only in spirit? A: I am commitment phobic. I hope this information is helpful to you all. Thank you for being patient with me as far as getting these answers to you. Sorry for the delay! Jess (Agent dispatchderp)