Carmichael was a talking goldfish who inhabited a tank atop a human bodysuit. He was the chief authority in charge of the Temps Aeternalis.
Carmichael headed the Temps Aeternalis at the time Number Five was inducted into the organization. He oversaw his training as an assassin and his DNA being bonded to that of of the most notorious assassins from across history.
He blackmailed Number Five and The Rumor to stop Five's past self from stopping the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963. Unbeknownst to them, the assassination had to be ensured so that Kennedy would never meet Sir Reginald Hargreeves and hand over nuclear missiles to him. These missiles would be detonated by Hazel and Cha-Cha and destroy the world in the Temps Aeternalis's own attempt to apprehend Number Five.
Carmichael explained the scope of their mission's success after President Kennedy had been assassinated and the Umbrella Academy were returned to the present. Number Five then attacked and killed Carmichael out of revenge for what he had done to him, eating the goldfish alive.
Notes and references
- The Umbrella Academy: Dallas