Watts is one of Salem's associates. His early life and how he came to join Salem's group are not known. He used to be a scientist and a doctor in Atlas, but he was later disgraced.


Aiding the Fall of Beacon

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Watts' emblem on Cinder's Scroll

Before Watts is officially introduced, his "W" symbol is seen on Cinder Fall's Scroll as she orchestrates her machinations against the Vytal Festival Tournament. This implies Watts is behind the virus Cinder implants into Vale's CCT tower, allowing her to rig the tournament matchups and eventually gain access to General Ironwood's Scroll and even his airship.

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Meeting with Salem

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Watts, in Salem's lair

Watts attends a meeting along with the rest of Salem's associates, including Hazel Rainart, Tyrian Callows, Cinder and Salem herself. At the meeting, he belittles Cinder for losing to Ruby Rose and mildly insults Mercury Black . However, Salem chastises him for his "malignance". He is assigned to take over Cinder's duties, his first directive is to meet with the group's informant in Mistral.

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In Anima

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Watts in a meeting with Lionheart, Salem's informant

Watts meets with Leonardo Lionheart, the headmaster of Haven Academy, to establish an in-person presence for Salem's faction with their informant. His being there in person proves beneficial, as he is able to overhear when Qrow Branwen and RNJR arrive and drop the information about the Spring Maiden's location. Once alone, Watts escorts Lionheart to a Seer to communicate with Salem. After the Headmaster gives his report about the Spring Maiden, Salem orders Cinder to meet with Watts and prepare to make negotiations with Raven Branwen. The doctor is also ordered to make a new tail for Tyrian, which was cut off during the Faunus' confrontation with Ruby and her allies.

Per Salem's instruction, Watts meets with Cinder, Emerald and Mercury and arrives at the Branwen Tribe's camp. Throughout most of the conversation with Raven, Watts keeps his cool and offers her a chance of "forgiveness" from Salem if she has Vernal open the chamber to the Relic of Knowledge. He also states that time is short as the White Fang is launching an attack on Haven soon. But things get out of hand for Watts when Raven demands the death of her brother Qrow, and Cinder eagerly agrees. He tries to stop the Fall Maiden as he knows that her goal is getting revenge on Ruby. However, he is forced to pull back when Cinder burns his hand. After the meeting, Watts returns to Salem's lair as other associates carry out the attack on Haven.

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After the Attack on Haven

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Watts, as Hazel reports on Ozpin and the Relic of Knowledge

Following the Battle of Haven, Watts watches as Salem forces Hazel and Emerald to place the fault of their loss on Cinder. They all then learn that the Fall Maiden is alive, but cannot return until she redeems herself. Watts is stunned and questions how Salem can know about Cinder's condition, but later apologizes when she glares at him. After Hazel reveals that Ozpin is taking the Relic of Knowledge to Atlas, all of Salem's subordinates are ordered to leave the room before she unleashes her rage.

Sometime later, Watts leaves for Atlas with Tyrian, as they were ordered by Salem.

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