Lord Hakkera is officially a Kusari Potentate, specifically, the Prefect of Honshu. Unofficially, he is an agent of the Order, and acts as one of their primary contacts in Kusari. Hakkera is a major character, having multiple speaking parts in the game as well as flying with Trent during some missions.
As Hakkera leads a double life as both a government official and a secret agent for the Order, while also maintaining contacts with the staunchly anti-government Blood Dragons, it can be surmised that he is an exceptional individual, possessing great courage and discipline. Lord Hakkera is a complex character, with his actions bridging the divide between the extremes of the radical and idealistic Blood Dragons and the day-to-day needs of the Kusari people for stability. Hakkera likely shares the dream of the Blood Dragons to eradicate corruption from Kusari society, but chooses to work within the system to affect change.
Trent and Juni meet Lord Hakkera at the end of Mission 7 in the bar on Planet Kyushu. Hakkera advises that he'll do what he can on the inside to get the Proteus Tome, but that Trent and Juni must wait for these actions to bear fruit. Later, Hakkera introduces Trent and Juni to Lieutenant Ozu of the Blood Dragons. Lord Hakkera notably saves Trent's skin in a spectacular "Gunship Rescue" in the Tohoku system at the end of Mission 9.
Star Trek Reference?Edit
Lord Hakkera is voiced by George Takei, the actor who played Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu of the USS Enterprise (later Lieutenant Commander, Commander, and eventually Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS Excelsior) in Star Trek. "Hakkera" is quite close to "Hikaru"; it should also be noted that Hakkera does not appear amongst lists of common Japanese surnames. Therefore, it is possible that "Lord Hakkera" is a riff off of "Hikaru".