Clifford Billings, aka the Puppet Master, is the secondary antagonist of Volume 15.
He first appeared in V15C5. He is an old rival of Blaise Corso. His objective is to take the lives of friends and family member's hostage and to force his targets to kill someone else. According to Blaise's re-explanation of the case to Anders, everyone he tried the trick on fell for it. Not much is known about him otherwise.
In V15C6 (The End of the Rope), his background is revealed to him being the scientist in the notorious Strickland experiment, who had an interest in authority and got his subjects to act as 'guards' and 'prisoners'. He encouraged the 'guards' to beat and abuse the 'prisoners', which resulted in three of his subjects dying. His real name is then revealed as Clifford Billings. As of the end of the episode, the Puppet Master has been apprehended by Blaise Corso.
|Volume Antagonists Eric Mills†, Genevieve Collins†, Klaus Paring† and Ryan Orville†, Herman Hartnell†, Shawn Mallory† (Volumes 5 and 8), Emmanuel Morphy [X], Armie Gillum†, Asher Dane†, Reese Gable [X], General Salazar†, Eli Rosely [X], Leah Roberts†, Alex Dominguez†, Gareth Kelly [X], Noroi Hayashi†|
| Recurring and Secondary Antagonists Miguel Flores†, Mikhail Volk†, The Ghost†, Carlito Flores†, Esteban Flores†, Esmeralda Salazar†, Jacob Fallon†, Ramsey Brand†, Vernon Frist†, Kolo Zargoza†, Bardan Stone [X], Kingfisher (status determinant on player choice), Centurion Biker Gang (including Caesar Haas and Slade; 90% of them apprehended), Gemma Chamberlain†, Rin Tanaka†
[X] = Imprisoned † = Deceased