The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood was the second audio story in God Among Us 1.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Brent Hayden. To some he’s the darling of the alt-right, to others he's a far-left crusader. A lot of people watch his videos, hang off his every word. Crisis actors? Conspiracies? Black Ops? Brent knows you deserve the truth. And Brent's come to Cardiff, because he's going to expose Torchwood. Don't forget to Like and Subscribe.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Some time later, Tyler arrives at Brent's house and Brent imagines Jack Harkness killing him and his mother before burning the house down. He reminisces about how he and Tyler first met, misremembering Tyler as being in awe of him, and quickly loses his temper when Tyler is sarcastic, telling him that he is important. He then remembers when he first met Torchwood, weeks before meeting Tyler, and how he overheard Jack and "Core" wanting to kill him for their paymasters. He also remembers how Mr Colchester shut his door in his face.
Brent thinks about his and Tyler's meeting after he made his first video based on Tyler's information and how Tyler had criticised him. He then chooses to remember it differently, with Tyler giving him praise and he himself being modest. Tyler gave him a link to an image of a Weevil, about which he made a video incorrectly calling it a "Werevil". The next video was about the Sorvix, whom Tyler said were chaos actors.
Remembering his video on the Sorvix, he then thinks about when he beat up one of them. He dreams about Yvonne, Jack and Ng chasing him with guns before Core switches sides for him and is shot as a traitor after confessing her love. He imagines himself punching and defeating Jack before his mum wakes him up. She tells him not to obsess about his channel's ranking and how many views he receives and comforts him as he cries, saying he wants to be special.
Brent goes out and gets drunk. He meets God and tells her about his videos and how he wants more subscribers. Returning home, he finds that his subscriber count is rapidly increasing.
After the Sorvix left, Brent and Tyler meet again and Tyler tells him that Brent had been the one to scare them off. He makes another video on them and, afterwards, imagines Torchwood's reaction, including Jack slapping Yvonne on her behind and declaring war on Brent. Something bleeps in Tyler's pocket and he tells Brent that, because he made a video saying that Mr Colchester was murdered by Torchwood and died happy as a fan of Brent's, he has uploaded child pornography onto his computer for the police to find. Downstairs, his mother answers the door to the police, who march downstairs as he shouts that he is special.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
- Yvonne Hartman - Tracy-Ann Oberman
- Ng - Alexandria Riley
- Mr Colchester - Paul Clayton
- Orr - Samantha Béart
- Tyler Steele - Jonny Green
- God - Jacqueline King
- Brent Hayden - Tom Forrister
- Brent's Mum - Karen Elli
References[edit | edit source]
- A woman asks Brent if they are on Harrowby Street.
- Brent supports Cardiff City, also known as the Bluebirds.
- In Brent's imagination, "Core" says that nobody calls Winston Churchill racist for his role in fighting Germany in the Second World War.
- Brent calls Jack a Yank.
- Brent's mum offers him and Tyler beans on toast.
- Brent buys a mocha and a cheeseburger with extra bacon, chips, onion rings and barbecue sauce.
- Brent has fish which can die if overfed.
- Brent made a video on weaponised weather.
- Brent gets himself and God a Barking Mule. God uses hypnosis to get them for free.
- Brent says that American wrestling is fake.
- One of Brent's rivals is Info Battle.
- Brent mentions James Bond.
- In Brent's imagination, Jack calls him a cocksucker.
- Brent mispronounces Mr Colchester's first name as "Saint John".
- Tyler tricks Brent into installing a remote access bot.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Given Brent Hayden's appearance on the October 2018 episode of Cardiff Unknown it can be assumed that this story is set after October 2018 (AUDIO: Cardiff Unknown - October 2018)
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Tyler mentions the flight of the Sorvix. (AUDIO: Future Pain)
- Brent mentions Mr Colchester's death. (AUDIO: Herald of the Dawn)
- Tyler shows Brent a photo of a "werevil", and says they live in the sewers and feed on human faeces. (TV: Everything Changes etc.)
- Brent says the rain will make your balls shrink to the size of a peanut. Jack previously mentioned that contraceptives get into the water cycle and feminise the fish. (TV: Everything Changes)
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- King was credited as playing "Mourner" on the Big Finish app and website.
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