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Superintendent Hoffmann (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
|Status:||Alive (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))|
|Played by:||Kamiyama Takuzō|
Hoffmann (Japanese: ホフマン) was an Imperial police officer who served as the chief of the Kreuznach III police during Siegfried Kircheis's stay at the artificial resort satellite in November 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE).
Early life and career
Very little is known about Hoffmann's background. He served in the military for five years as an enlisted soldier when he was young, and his experience within it caused him to be critical of the military in general. Hoffmann joined the police after his military service and eventually married and had a son, although by 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE) his wife had passed away and his son had in turn married with three children. (DIS: 'Chapter I', 'Chapter II')
By 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE), Hoffmann reached the rank of superintendent and was placed in charge of the Kreuznach III police. In November of that year, the Kreuznach III police received an anonymous tip that the leader of a massive thyoxin drug trafficking operation would be visiting the resort satellite and in the light of the lack of evidence against it, Hoffmann chose to believe in the tip. Some time later, he became acquainted with Siegfried Kircheis after the latter saved Michael von Keyserling from a seemingly random assault by a thyoxin addict. A shrewd and observant person, Hoffmann suspected the assault case to be linked with the tip and after finding out that the addict was a soldier, he persuaded Kircheis to assist in cracking down the drug trafficking organisation on the basis that it would be easier for the police to investigate a military personnel if a senior military officer like Kircheis was assisting them. Kircheis agreed to help and after some investigation with logistical assistance provided by Hoffmann, managed to uncover the mastermind of the drug trafficking operation, Christoph von Basel, who was subsequently arrested by the Kreuznach III police. (DIS: 'Chapter I', 'Chapter IV')
Hoffmann is a German surname which means steward, or one who manages the property of another.