Manes has been aware of the existence of aliens in Roswell and continues to look for them. He is in charge of Project Shepard.
Powers and abilities
- Military Training: Manes has gone through military training.
- In the Roswell High novels, "Jesse Manes" is the name of one of Alex's older brothers. The given name of Mr. Manes is not revealed.
- In Pilot (Reboot), Manes is wearing Senior Master Sergeant rank, but by So Much for the Afterglow, he is wearing Chief Master Sergeant rank.
- Although he is referred to as "Master Sergeant Manes", Manes actually wears the rank insignia for U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He would be referred to as "Chief Manes" or "Chief Master Sergeant Manes". "Master Sergeant" is a separate and lower rank.
"Our families have long been in the business of keeping people safe. And for the past 70 years, your ancestors and mine have led an operation to protect this town. This entire planet." — Manes to Kyle in Pilot.
"They are a violent race. They despise compassion. They despise freedom, love, and they thrive on our tragedy. They are, at their very core, killers." — Manes to Kyle in Pilot.