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Cornelius Pernell
Alias(es) Peter's Handler
Cornelia Pernell (alternate timeline counterpart)
Appears in Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (as Cornelia)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (heard only)
Affiliations Peter McCain
United States Marine Corps
Broken Arrow
Robert McNamara
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Status Unknown
Sex Male
Female (as Cornelia; alternate timeline)
Timeline "Aether" Storyline
Voice Actor Tom Kane
Level Shi No Numa (heard only)
Revelations (heard only, as Cornelia)
Classified (heard only)

Cornelius Pernell is a character heard in a radio in Shi No Numa, a zombies map that appears in the games Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops. He is also menitioned in the data servers. In vbush's files, an encrypted message from him references Peter McCain's movement to Verrückt. He is also heard in Classified in audio logs. 

Cornelia Edit

In an alternate timeline, a female counterpart of Cornelius named Cornelia exists in his place. The transmission from Cornelius to Peter in Shi No Numa can be found in Revelations, however spoken by Cornelia.

Quotes Edit

"I hope you're receiving this transmission, Peter. If you are not, then all hope is lost. You must know by now that we failed to contain the asylum, that we had to move the experiment here. Location. The numbers will guide you. The giant must remain (static) at all costs, repeat, Der Riese must be contained at all costs. The DG-2 experiments continue. You'll be our only advantage now. Find Doctor Richtofen and Doctor Maxis, they may know what's going on. The use of 115 is dangerous at best. I'm not sure if we can continue here. We've lost most of our best (static). I hope you get this. I hope it hasn't happened there too, but I'm almost out of hope."
— Pernell trying to contact Peter.
"We successfully inserted Peter into Group 935 as a research assistant based out of Munich. Current location is unknown, but his last transmission suggested he had been transferred from the Der Riese facility to a top secret location known only as Verruckt. Most recent communique indicated that the 935 experiments are barely under control. Attempts to secure all visible Group 935 research of Element 115 technology have been unsuccessful. We fear that Peter identity has been compromised. Sending in a Marine Recon unit to extract Peter from the asylum before it is too late. Operation leader will be one Tank Dempsey. The asylum must be contained at all costs."
— Pernell's notes as found in the data servers
"This is Groom Lake station Chief Cornelius Pernell. Personal log March 11 1961. After being unable to get McElroy or Gates to see the light. I hope my meeting with McNamara would fare better, but I had no such luck. For years now the DoD (Department of Defense) have run experiments with their 115 Division but we are the ones with all the supplies. I told McNamara we have the Fort Knox of Element 115 right next to our nuclear testing site, if we combine resources and work together instead of simply bartering resources, Groom Lake could receive the funding to properly mine the materials and expand experimentation. But no, McNamara was uninterested, another Secretary of Defense another bust for Project Broken Arrow."
— Radio message by Cornelius Pernell found in Classified
"Personal log February 23 1963. The construction of the Moon teleporter is ongoing, a number of scientists from the Pentagon's 115 Division has been stationed on site here at Groom Lake. Dr. Schuster, head of the operation continues to be full of suprises. He has been telling me these stories about a evil little girl named Samantha, that she can control the undead. I asked Colonel Sawyer about it and he told me to pay it no mind. Apparently everybody has been laughing off Schuster's story for years now. But then yesterday Schuster said he has proof, he claims this Samantha is responsible for several outbreaks over the last 20 years. Rattles off a bunch of names and one of them was the Rising Sun Facility. I lost a good man there, Peter McCain. I never got an explanation for it and decided to investigate this further."
— Radio message by Cornelius Pernell found in Classified
"Personal log July 29 1963. I spent the last several months combing through archives and conducting extensive research and I cannot believe what I am about to say, but this is real. This girl, creature, entity. This being possesses a very real and very dangerous power. Fortunately as of now her attacks have been contained. If she were to choose to unleash...fury, she could wipe us off the map. And not just the United States, she could destroy everyone, but there is an opportunity here. To combat this threat the Pentagon's gonna need to significantly increase their 115 operation, to support that they will need greater access to our gold mine at Groom Lake. Project Broken Arrow is the key to all of this, two birds one stone. We will combat a threat to national security and I will secure the funding for my programme and it's operations. Drafting a report on the incidents, planned to present it to McNamara in the coming weeks."
— Radio message by Cornelius Pernell found in Classified