|Function||Assassinated Political Leader|
|Buster Colors||Light Biege & Light Brown|
"My actions are not due to malice, anger, racism, or hatred; rather they are a result of my duty to protect my people."
The controversial Prime Minister Lachlan Cooper did not shy away from making difficult decisions. He led Australia into uncharted territory, banning Reploids from the nation, building a Defense Force capable of withstanding heavy assaults, and being willing to take action without the approval of world opinion. Firmly dedicated to protecting his citizens from the Maverick threat, the decision to exile all Reploids from Australia was an agonizing one. With each passing day, however, the decision became easier to deal with, and the next logical steps in fighting against the Mavericks become less objectionable. Cooper did not hate Reploids, although he feared what the Sigma Virus does to them. Cooper also feared what being seen as being close with Neo Arcadia will do to both him and his country. Cooper was assassinated by Sigma, and was succeeded by Lara Oates.