The youngest of Scythe Goddard's followers. He has vaguely Afric leanings and wears yellow robes with embedded citrines. Though Rowan hates Volta at first, he soon begins to see that Volta isn't as heartless as Goddard, Chomsky, or Rand. Volta was trained by an old guard scythe, but believes that Goddard's way of gleaning and thinking is the way of the future, and he wants to be involved. Because of his early training, Volta is more compassionate than the rest of Goddard’s bunch and even admits to Rowan that he thinks what Goddard does is repulsive. Rowan also recognizes, however, that Volta is weak and will likely never leave Goddard. Volta reaches his breaking point during the gleaning rampage at the Tonist cloister. After gleaning a room full of small Tonist children, Volta is so disturbed and disgusted with himself that he self-gleans. As he dies, weeping, he asks Rowan to call him by his old name, Shawn Dobson.
Scythe Volta Character Timeline in Scythe
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...gate guards have been gleaned and lets the scythes in. Goddard introduces himself and Scythes Volta, Chomsky, and Rand. They compliment his home and ignore him when he asks what their... (full context)
The helicopter lands on the roof at Magnetic Propulsion Laboratories. Goddard, Chomsky, Rand, Volta, and Rowan push past a security guard, and the scythes race down the stairs. Rowan... (full context)
...that night. He, Chomsky, and Rand seem thrilled with their day's work, but Rowan and Volta are disturbed. Esme whispers to Rowan that Volta is always cranky after a gleaning. Midway... (full context)
...hasn't given her immunity. As Rowan heads for his bedroom, he hears crying coming from Volta's room. He lets himself in and Volta is immediately furious. Volta throws things at Rowan,... (full context)
...renders deadish. He soon loses count, but he becomes a skilled killer and enjoys killing. Volta suggests one day that they break off from Goddard after Rowan is ordained, but Rowan... (full context)
...massacre will help the Tonists' cause, and Rowan refuses to glean him. Rowan says that Volta self-gleaned, and Goddard knocks the curate out. Goddard says that Volta was weak and tells... (full context)