- "No, Adam. You're not going to stop me."
The Sourcerer is a real-life hacker aware of the Guardian Code created by Austin's father Adam Carter. He recruits Megabyte and Hexadecimal as minions after recovering them from the dormant Mainframe. His goal is to use cyberspace itself to bring humanity to its knees. He employs dangerous Dark Code and, in Black Hole, his connection to it is finally revealed.
Before the Series Edit
Before encountering the Guardians, the Sourcerer existed as a Dark Code entity prowling the Deep Web. It was there that he encountered the Guardian, Adam Carter, who has since faked his own death and existed in cyberspace. The Dark Code entity attacks Adam and infects him, hijacking his brain and returning to the real-world in Adam's body, reborn as the Sourcerer.
Against the Guardians Edit
The Sourcerer first ran afoul of the Guardians when he hacks the power grid to a city in the United Kingdom but is thwarted by the Guardians, who manage to reverse the damage he causes and block his access, but only temporarily. (Activation)
Upon his first defeat, the Sourcerer finds and revives Megabyte, a computer virus from the now-deactivated Mainframe computer and upgrades his abilities. the Sourcerer also injects a delete code into Megabyte, which he threatens to use to eliminate him if Megabyte goes rogue or fails to meet his demands (Resurrection). He has Megabyte remove the block to the aforementioned power grid, so his access will be restored. The Guardians thwart his efforts yet again, and permanently remove the access portal this time.
The Sourcerer launches his hacking schemes against the world from a dirty, but well-equipped computer setup at an undisclosed location, or inside a small truck he uses for travel. His attacks continually put him in conflict with the Guardians and the Department of Internet Security, who track the activities of both.
With the aid of a cat virus used to distract the Guardians and an assault from Megabyte's new sentinel army, he disables security around the Pogo Systems building, allowing the Sourcerer to walk in undetected and steal the Nova X3J prototype without getting caught, a high-powered computer that lets him perform untraceable hacks from anywhere (Catastrophic).
The Sourcerer's further hacking attacks against humanity consisted of attacking a bank transaction terminal (Emotional Rescue), taking control of the virtual assistant named Alyx (Artificial Intelligence), using a military weather satellite to control and guide a hurricane (Datastorm), creating an army of zombie robots in cyberspace to form a botnet and trigger a denial of service attack that will crash the Internet (Zombie Army), and hacking the DIS computers to launch a nuclear missile (Nuclear Confusion), all of which end in failure thanks to the efforts of the Guardians.
He also discovers evidence from their battles that the Guardians are humans in cyberspace, even tries tapping into the Dyna-Cell network to track them down using cell phones (Network Interference), which doesn't work. Wanting to gain access to their technology, the Sourcerer uses Megabyte to find and capture the Guardians in order to extract the code from their bodies, but is tricked into removing his delete code and they escape his grasp, losing his slave in the process (Double Trouble).
Eventually, The Sourcerer tracks the Guardian Code back to Alan Turing High, where he discovers the hiding place of Room Zero. But thankfully, he is discovered and ambushed Austin before he can infiltrate the secret room. However, Austin immediately recognizes The Sourcerer's face: his own father. Upon his reunion with his son, Austin, Adam has moments of lucidity where he could fight off the Dark Code's influence. However, the Dark Code manages to infiltrate Room Zero with Austin's help. Whether Adam was aware of this or was actually in control at the time is unknown, but The Sourcerer regains control and knocks out Austin. He then enters Cyberspace and locks the Guardians out of the Codec, unaware that Adam opened a backdoor to Cyberspace for the Guardians to chase after him.
Eventually, Austin manages to break through to Adam, and father and son are reunited once again. But it is a bittersweet reunion as Adam states that the Dark Code is too far entrenched in his mind to extract. However, while he is still in control, Adam commands Vera to activate the codec's self-destruct, and pilots the ship into the black hole, destroying it for good... taking The Sourcerer with him.
The Sourcerer is a thin middle-aged man wearing a black hooded jacket. Physiological traits include a recurrent facial tick and raspy voice, speaking with a redundant speech pattern. He resides in a warehouse littered with electronic equipment.
The Sourcerer communicates with Megabyte via Vid Window, appearing pixelated, monochromatic and speaking with a modified voice, no doubt to obscure his identity on the Internet.
- The characters name is a combination of Source Code and Sorcerer.