Posting a little early....
Sarcastic old SOB ain't he.
Probably a mean cynical old bastard although probably with just cause. Don't know what he might have done to get sent out to this wonderful planet but it must have been a major atrocity.
Cynical, yes. mean, not as a rule. And as to the reason for being here?........He asked to be assigned to Whoomera outpost....Long story that we'll get into some other time.