Herman Plunkett is an elderly man who lives in a mansion, a maid servicing him. Daniel Corrigan meets Herman when trying to uncover who is the Shroud. When Herman first meets Daniel, he puts on an elderly man act, fooling Daniel into crossing his name off the suspect list. When Daniel shows that he knows more than Herman thinks, Herman reveals that the multiple reports had been made about the Supers for the past years, contrary to the secrecy that comes with being a Super. He had supposedly kept the large media outlets off the Supers and hired people to keep tabs on them. Daniel first meets Plunkett in his library, reading one of the many books in his collection. Daniel notes that, in his shelves, he has about every single Sherlock Holmes book in the series.