Ironically, Owen always wanted long hair, but Boyd is the one it looks good on, so he grows it long and it is a sign of how settled they become when his hair gets long. If it becomes short, the action is beginning again!
I had to do something with all that viking stuff I bought. Dont' worry, the sci-fi will continue until morale improves!
Yeah, Owen Kelly. Boyd's name came about as sort of a placeholder. It started as Boyfriend, since I didn't pick a name for him yet, and then it became Boyd and although I wanted to change it, Boyd just became Boyd. His last name I never liked its Michaels. I had toyed him being Michael Boyd or Boyd Michaels, and am still deciding. Fortunately, Brains don't tend to reveal their last names for security purposes, so whether Boyd is his first name or last name may not be known.
It's a cybernetic implant. It allows this body to remain functioning while he controls other bodies or machines.