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He was later transferred to Tycho Station under guard where it was learned he had his empathy surgically overridden, bypassed and disabled.
In "Doors & Corners", Cortázar is caught on Thoth and taken into protective custody.
"Static", Cortázar is questioned and after he is decidedly uncooperative, he is determined by the Tycho Station Doctor to be surgically altered using the transcranial magnetic hyperstimulation for empathy inhibition.
In "Home", Cortázar is questioned by Fred Johnson when Eros starts moving and Cortázar is asked if Eros could be stopped.
In "Paradigm Shift", Cortázar is shown to be still receiving data from protomolecule even after the destruction of Eros.
In "The Seventh Man", Amos relates to Cortázar the feelings that were triggered when he encountered a young refugee boy defending his mother and he mentions his relationship with Lydia in Baltimore. Cortázar offers to perform the empathy inhibiting procedure for Amos]]. Cortázar is extracted from Tycho. He is taken from custody at Tycho Station in an operation organized by Anderson Dawes that employed Diogo as a decoy.