Bryce Novak was a reporter and was also Final Echo member Trishka Novak's father. General Sarrano manipulated Dead Echo and ordered the squad to assassinate him. Dead Echo then realized what Sarrano was up to after Ishi Sato read an article Bryce had been working on about the General's corruption. The article gave details of all the targets that Dead Echo had been assigned to assassinate by Sarrano in order to cover his true plans. It was later found, from the General himself, that the assassination was also necessary in order to cover the tracks of Dead Echo so that they could continue their hits.