Reginald Ponsonby-Smythe is one of the human antagonists in Destroy All Humans! 2 and leader of the MI-6, also known as Majestic Command Sixteenth Sector. He is played by Anthony Stewart Head, best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Merlin.
OverviewEditPonsonby is modeled after the popular 1960s British spy series The Avengers' John Steed. He wore a completely blue suit that was lined with even darker blue skinny lines and white cuff links at the end of his sleeves, earning him the nickname "Teabag." In detailed concept art he wears a blue hat with a white circle rounding it to match his suit. He wears leather brown shoes and carries a black umbrella with a machine gun launcher at its tip.
He's a very polite individual, keeping his cool, even when facing a very impatient Crypto. Sometimes it even seems like he's quite jovial, at least when he has the upper hand. Nevertheless, he's also arrogant towards his opponents, as shown when he faced Crypto in battle. He also holds some interest in the arts. He was in love with Silhouette, and their relationship beyond this is unknown. It seems that Ponsonby is bisexual as reading his mind shows he's loved a number of men and apparently finds the Queen and Prince Philip to be quite attractive.
Ponsonby was the leader of MI6 under the Queen of England's authority in Albion during the 60's. Cryptosporidium 138 arrives when Ponsonby and his men are attempting to learn what the Soviet Union's plans are . After Crypto defeats Agent Oranchov in the underground tunnel system below Hyde Park, Ponsonby arrives and assist's Crypto's escape in an attempt to make him think he is his ally. After escaping the tunnels Ponsonby explains the situation to Crypto and leaves to meet up with his men in order to get the tunnel systems back in order and under their control.
Later, Ponsonby betrays Crypto and reveals that M16 is actually MI-6, a British branch of Majestic. He tells him Majestic's plans to rid earth of all Aliens and avenge Silhouette, all the while Crypto passes out from a strange purple drug Ponsonby threw on him. After Crypto wakes up an undetermined amount of time later Ponsonby interrogates him. After Crypto's " daring" escape and after having his weapons fixed, Ponsonby intercepts him in Hyde Park with his troops to give him one final chance to surrender. After a quick conversation Ponsonby and Crypto have a battle to the death, with Crypto being the victor. With his last dying breath, Ponsonby declares that Majestic is now utterly destroyed and implies that other aliens destroyed every other branch of Majestic other than the Americans.
Despite Ponsonby's death and declaration Majestic was finished, it appears M16 still survived to some extent, as Crypto (disguised as an M16 agent) later helps them to catch a rogue agent called Agent Algernon (who had disappeared and defected to the KGB). Furthermore, whenever Crypto returns to Albion, M16 agents can still be found.
- Judging by concept art viewable in Destroy All Humans! 2, Ponsonby may have had an partner who looked similar to Natalya. This mystery woman may have been changed to Natalya's character.