Doctor Elias Taproot, SPOILER AHEAD, is a Builder who every once in a while comes out of a machine that stops time to help the world. Somehow he managed to survive the destruction of the Thousand Suns.

He helps Jalan during the Red Queen War trilogy, and is the one that makes Jorg emperor by cheating the number of votes (‘Numbers never lie, my emperor.’ Taproot shook his head.‘Only men.’)