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Harris Vernom
S1E21 Harris Vernom
Gender Male
Race Human
Professional Status
Affiliation USA
Occupation Head of Embassy Security
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 1, Episode 21
Last Seen Season 1, Episode 21
Japanese Voice Yasunari Takeshima
English Voice J. Michael Tatum

Harris Vernom is the head of security at the American embassy in Tokyo.


He has swept back, light brown hair and blue eyes. He wears a business suit.[1]


He is exceedingly confident in the security arrangements at the embassy, going as far as calling them perfect. He is affectionate towards Brita.[1]

Part in the Story[]

The Black Contractor[]

S1E21 Misaki, Saito and Vernom meeting

Harris meets with Misaki Kirihara and Yūsuke Saitō.

Harris is briefed on the capture of the Contractor K-10 and his mission to bomb the American Embassy by Misaki Kirihara. He assures her that the embassy's security is perfect and that the ambassador was sent home after the last incident. He concludes from Misaki's words that he should post additional security inside the building, not just outside. He tells her that this is not possible and asks her to convince her government to resolve the situation with the America government. After the Japanese police leave, he expresses his relief at their departure. He tells Brita that they believe the embassy will be the next target in the serial bombing, but dismisses it as they have no proof. He asks if they really thought that the Americas would reveal any secrets to them with so little information. When Brita expresses concern at the danger, linking it to the CIA bombings, Harris goes over to her and tries to put her at ease, but she brushes him off and goes to deliver some documents.[1]

S1E21 Harris Vernom refuses Misaki Kirihara

Harris refuses to let the police in to the embassy.

When a group of guards at the embassy are gassed that night, Harris dismisses Misaki's concerns when she comes to the embassy's gate, saying it was just a prank and blaming her for causing an uproar. When she says the gas attack was just a decoy, he is again dismissive, but just then an explosion happens in the embassy grounds, shocking Harris. He immediately claims it is just an accident and tells the guards not to let the police enter. He then rushes off to investigate the incident.[1]


Season One Appearances
The Star of a Contract Fell... The New Star Twinkles... The Red Dream of a Calamity... The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance... The Pure White Dress Is Stained... Within the Wall...
On a Silver Night... The Memory of Betrayal... I'll Sing a Love Song... Without Dreaming Shallow Dreams... The City of Regulations... God's in His Heaven...
Meteor Shower Is the Dream That a God of Death Has... Beneath Cherry Blossoms...


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Black Contractor, Episode 21