One of the guys in the military division let Richie take out a prototype spider-drones, and even though he knew Richie intended to use it to climb rock faces - an application for which the smooth metal appendages were uniquely unqualified - he let him go anyway, consumed with bitterness over the way the family enriched themselves with patent money that should be his. HIS.

Later he was overcome with guilt and panic, and was so relieved when Master Rich reappeared that he begged for forgiveness. Even though Rich had no idea what he was talking about.