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The CSM went by many names throughout his career. Those who worked with him, referred to him with monikers or nicknames. In the s, the CSM used the name "C.
Scully investigated it and discovered its connection to many scientists and top government officials, including Bill Mulder. In the spring of , the CSM had his office labeled with the name "C. Shortly afterward, Melvin Frohike discovered these two publications and believed them to be written by the CSM.
Extracting information from Jack Colquitt in these novels, Frohike informed Mulder and Scully of the events he believed corresponded to the CSM's "autobiography. According to Frohike, the CSM was born on August 20, which does not make much sense considering his apparent age as portrayed in in Pearl Harbor questioning the Zeus Faber's crewman in Baton Rouge , Louisiana. His father was a Communist activist executed as a spy, and his mother died of lung cancer.
The Cigarette Smoking Man on October 30, He was not a fan of movies, enjoyed reading novels and never smoked. He had secretively served in several clandestine operations, including the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Bay of Pigs incident and the assassination of Rafael Trujilo. On October 30, , he reported to General Francis , who instructed him to assassinate the president , John F. He accepted the assignment without question, and was removed from the Army with all record of his service stricken in order to fulfill his new duties.
It took over a year for the CSM's plan to unfold. On November 22, , the plan was set in motion to assassinate President Kennedy. The CSM went under the alias of Mr. Hunt , and he was using Lee Harvey Oswald as a patsy. He assassinated President Kennedy from that sewer opening. He later went to the Texas Theater and observed Oswald's capture when Oswald was searching for him.
The assassination is referenced in One Breath , when the CSM responds to Mulder extorting information from him at gun-point with "Don't try to threaten me, Mulder. I've seen presidents die. He was a fan of Martin Luther King, Jr. He decided to work with another patsy.
On April 4, he successfully assassinated Dr. King and pinned it on Ray. Soon afterward, he finally finished his novel, Take a Chance , and was deeply saddened when it was not accepted for publication.
He began to focus more on his work afterwards, including Robert F. Kennedy , implying he was also killed by the secret government. In the intervening decades, the CSM had grown to having very near full control over every secret operation in the United States. He spoke to dignitaries such as Saddam Hussein , and was disappointed when he discovered that Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned.
He wanted to study the E. He used surveillance techniques to monitor Scully and Mulder's first meeting, and was quite happy at Mulder being able to tell why Scully had been assigned to the X-Files. In , the CSM was overjoyed when he discovered that his second novel, Second Chance , had been accepted to be published. When CSM discovered he would lose some creative control, he was let down but still optimistic. He wrote out his resignation letter in preparation of his work's publication.
When his work hit newstands on November 12, the CSM was angered at the fact that they changed the ending to his story, and decided afterward to keep up his work and not resign from his position.
In , Cassandra Spender was returned and began to be used by the CSM in his hybridization projects. Also in , Samantha Mulder was returned from the aliens.
However, Barnett died before any information was given. Later that year, he was present with Assistant Director Walter Skinner when Skinner reprimanded Agent Scully for her unconventional reports and investigations into the X-Files.
After Mulder was discovered and reported back to Skinner's office, the CSM attempted to goad Skinner into placing Mulder on censure, transfer, suspension, and probation, a "four bagger", but when Skinner discovered that Mulder's phone had been wiretapped, he forced the CSM to leave his office. The CSM was present at a meeting, following Agent Scully's disappearance and possible abduction , which tried to ascertain Duane Barry 's whereabouts. He closely observed Agents Krycek and Mulder.
When asked by Krycek why they did not simply eliminate Mulder, the CSM claimed it was policy not to eliminate him, or else Mulder's quest would become a crusade. He angrily showed Skinner a report and attempted to ask him to put a stop to Agent Mulder's activities. When he was unable to discover the MJ documents, the CSM informed the Syndicate that he had them and afterward discovered that Agent Mulder was in possession of the document.
Soon afterward, the CSM reported to the Syndicate that Mulder had been killed and that the document had been fully retrieved. The CSM's next report to the Syndicate didn't go quite as well, as the members were beginning to distrust whether he was in possession of the MJ files and whether Mulder was dead.
Skinner later made a deal with the CSM in which Mulder and Scully were reinstated to the FBI and Albert Hosteen , who had told twenty other Navajos of the exact contents of the file, would not inform the public of the contents.
The CSM was forced to make the deal. Shiro Zama 's records after his death. When he reported to the Syndicate, they were angered by his operations involving Skinner which put their secrecy at risk. He was apparently attempting to discredit Skinner in order to remove the assistant director's support of the X-Files. In April , the CSM was behind a scenario involving subliminal messages sent over cable wires. This was discovered by Agents Mulder and Scully.
Once Smith was captured, he was held in a cell and interrogated by the CSM for several days. CSM later went to watch over Teena Mulder in the hospital. He decided to set a trap for CSM's men to see who it was, and it was successful, as they learned it was X. The CSM saw that Mulder's condition worsened and convinced the Alien Bounty Hunter to heal her, as her son would be more dangerous if he had nothing left to lose. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before!
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