|Birth||August 24, 1970|
|Hair||Brown buzz cut|
|Markings||Solid build, military bearing|
Hugh Ponting has been seen primarily in conjunction with Silvio Constantini in Darra, Algiers, Seattle, and during In Your Shoes. He led the strike on the CIA Safehouse in Algiers, and was involved in the attack during In Your Shoes. Was captured by X-Factor during Icy Arrivals (Mini) and then interrogated.
Brusque, professional, and reserved. Very much the product of his military training.
- Anti-skill: Doesn't speak Italian!
- Extensive military training in the Australian Army and the Australian Special Air Service Regiment, one of the most elite special forces units in the world.
- Anti-skill: Hugh had a bad artificially-manifesting mutation during Danish Run and now has crappy lungs, which he absolutely loathes.
- Son of a career military father in a long line of career military. Both parents are still living, though divorced, and he has one younger sister.
- Bounced around a lot in the way of military brats, but spent most of his childhood in Sydney.
- Enlisted in the Australian Army in 1988 and was accepted into the elite Australian Special Air Service Regiment a year later with an exceptional record. Places he served include: Kuwait, East Timor, the Sydney Olympics, and Afghanistan.
- Despite his record and the fact that he seemed poised for a long and fruitful career, he was honorably discharged from the army in 2002.
- At this point, his record goes very quiet, but for regular international travel.
- He has used the alias James Neddo.
- First sighted in in Darra, Pakistan during No Man's Land.
- Second sighting in Seattle during Gravity Smugglers.
- Third sighting in Algiers during The Lion's Den.
- Terrorist at the bank in contact with him during In Your Shoes.
- Likely referenced in phone messages in Xanthi during In Your Shoes.
- Tracked to Zahedan, Iran and spotted on video after calling X-Factor for Tamara Macke's release.
- Treated to develop an artificial mutation during Danish Run. Success unknown; exhibited difficulty breathing.
- Required X-Factor's help to recover a stolen bio weapon in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
- Was captured by X-Factor during Icy Arrivals (Mini).