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Norton was an IMC operative who posed as the last surviving member of a colony other than the one led by Ashe on the planet Uxarieus. The tale of his colony's obliteration gained sympathy amongst many of Ashe's colonists, although he never gained David Winton's complete trust. Once inside Ashe's colony, he was able to supply Captain Dent with information about the colony. In the end, his treachery was revealed when he ruined an ambush that Winton had set up for the IMC personnel. Winton shot him immediately after it was made clear that he was working for IMC.