- "No, Adam. You're not going to stop me."
The Sourcerer is a skilled and dangerous hacker who lives in the real world and is aware of the Guardian Code created by Austin's father Adam Carter. He recruits Megabyte as a minion after recovering him from the dormant Mainframe. His goal is to use cyberspace itself to send humanity to the Dark Ages. He employs dangerous Dark Code to hack systems and, in Black Hole, his connection to it is finally revealed.
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.
He communicates with Megabyte through vid window, appearing as pixelated and monochromatic face, and speaking with a voice filter, no doubt to obscure his identity on the Internet.
Before the Series Edit
In the past, 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 carries out his hacking from dirty, but well-equipped computer setups at an unknown location or inside a mobile truck. His attacks continually put him in conflict with the Guardians and the Department of Internet Security, the latter of which tracks the activities of both.
He first runs afoul of the Guardians when he hacks the power grid to a city in the United Kingdom by sending a swarm of cyber locusts through a Dark Code rift in order to cause a massive blackout, but is thwarted by the team, who manage to reverse the damage he causes and block his access with a cyberpatch, but only temporarily (Activation).
Upon his first defeat, the Sourcerer accessed the Mainframe database and revives Megabyte, an evil computer virus with the intention of using him as a deployable minion. The Sourcerer upgrades his abilities and injects a delete code into Megabyte, which he can use to threaten to eliminate him if Megabyte goes rogue or fails to meet his demands. The first task is having him remove the cyberpatch to the aforementioned power grid, so his access to it will be restored and he can finish what he started, but the Guardians thwart his efforts yet again and permanently seal the rift this time (Resurrection).
After Megabyte acquires his fortress and sentinel army, the Sourcerer then requests that Megabyte deliver a distraction using a cat virus to keep the Guardians busy, while leading his forces to attack the Pogo Systems security firewalls. This is part of the Sourcerer's plan to walk into the building undetected when its security is disabled, so he can steal the Nova X3J prototype, a highly advanced computer that gives him increased power and makes further hacking completely untraceable by anyone (Catastrophic).
Next, the Sourcerer has Megabyte build a replicator in order to produce more sentinels to use for additional firepower (Discoveries), then demands that he replicate versions of himself to raid Virusylum in order to cause a massive release of the viruses contained there, but they fail due to inferior quality. The Guardians infiltrate his fortress and destroy the replicator, but the Sourcerer discovers human blood on Megabyte from an injured Guardian, indicating that they are humans in cyberspace (Game Day).
The Sourcerer's further attacks consist of attacking a bank transaction terminal using a Dark Code cyber worm (Emotional Rescue), controlling Alyx the virtual assistant (Artificial Intelligence), using a military weather satellite to control 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), infecting a line of bee toys (Bee-Ware), and hacking the DIS computers to gain access to a nuclear missile (Nuclear Confusion). Every one of these plans end in failure thanks to the efforts of the Guardians.
As he discovers evidence that the Guardians are humans, he wants to get access to the Guardian code. To find where they are located, the Sourcerer taps into a cellphone network to track them down, but this ends in failure (Network Interference). Eventually, he uses Megabyte to capture the Guardians so he can extract the Guardian code from their bodies, but Megabyte tricks him into removing his delete code and they manage to escape his grasp, losing his slave in the process (Double Trouble).
By decoding the data that he managed to gather from the extraction process, the Sourcerer tracks the Guardian code back to Alan Turing High, the team's high school. Determined to gain the power to launch attacks from within cyberspace, he travels to the city of Quantum Heights where they live. While sneaking around in the school, he discovers Room Zero, the Guardian's secret base. But thankfully, he is discovered and ambushed Austin before he can infiltrate the room. However, Austin immediately recognizes the Sourcerer's true face: his own father. He runs from the Guardians after his discovery (Identity Theft).
Upon his reunion with his son, Austin, Adam has moments of lucidity where he could fight off the Dark Code's influence. However, he manages to infiltrate Room Zero with Austin's help. The Sourcerer regains control of Adam and knocks out Austin. He then enters Cyberspace and locks the Guardians out of the Codec. Inside, he uses the Codec's energy to expand a cyber black hole that will erase the entire Internet. But is unaware that Adam opened a backdoor 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 (Black Hole).
- The characters name is a combination of Source Code and Sorcerer.