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I was ordered to do the things I've done for Blacklight and I never hestitated, never asked why. Maybe I should have, but I didn't, and it's too late for me to start now. I've waded through blood for this Department, Kate. I've seen things I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, and I've done things that will never truly leave me, not if I live for another century. So I have to believe I did them for good, no matter how hard they were.

—Turner to Kate Randall, Department 19: Zero Hour (chapter 21)

Paul Turner
Full name Paul Turner
Gender Male
Birth January 22, 1964
Age 45 (as of 2009)
Relatives Caroline Turner (wife)
Shaun Turner † (son)
Henry Seward (brother-in-law)
Military Information
Affiliation Department 19
Rank Major
Title Interim Director of Blacklight
Security Officer (former)
ID NS303, 36-A
Status Alive

Paul Turner is a Major and current Interim Director of Department 19. He was also the Department's Security Officer, and head of the ISAT program.

Physical descriptionEdit

He has icy pale grey eyes, he can use to intimidate even the bravest Operators.




Attack on the LoopEdit

The BombingEdit

Battle at the ChâteauEdit


Shaun is Turner's only son. After he was killed by Valeri Rusmanov, Turner fell into great misery.

Caroline is Turner's wife, whom he deeply loves, although nobody would have guessed it due to his usually cold character.

I can't lose you too. I'm sorry, Kate. I just can't. It's utterly selfish and I know it is, believe me. But I can't bear the thought of anything happening to you. Not after Shaun.

—Turner to Kate Randall, Department 19: Zero Hour (chapter 56)

After the death of his only son, Turner spends a lot of time with his former girlfriend, Kate Randall. Eventually, he starts to feel some kind of "fatherly duty" towards her. He also starts to care deeply for her, not wanting her to get hurt. They even call each other by their first names.

Even though Jamie thinks that Turner doesn't like him or even hates him, Turner actually admires him as Jamie's temperament, constancy and absolute loyalty towards his friends reminds him of his own younger self.



  • In the Loop, Turner lives on Level A, Room 086.


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