Mr. Cotton runs the orphanage in the junk heaps of the San Diego district outside of Los Angeles. Before running the orphanage, Mr. Cotton was a school teacher that lived in Greater Los Angeles. Mr. Cotton seems to enjoy taunting and threatening the children, who are employed in reclaiming electronic components. The children are generally available for sale.

He's not happy to see K from LAPD, but apparently runs an above-board business and has records dating back to 2019 and before.

He mentions that the orphanages are built from the debris of launch facilities, "which is as close as any of these will ever get to off-world".


He is played by Lennie James.