Cody is prideful and short-tempered and cannot stand being defeated or isolated, even in situations not typically considered competitive; Krouse describes him as a "Type A personality" and a "coward at heart".
Cody can cause himself or any person or object he sees to be reverted to their state and location as of a few seconds earlier. Any object so transferred, including himself, do not retain a memory of the event.
His time with the Yangban increased his fitness and relfexes, as well as an extremely rudimentary understanding of Chinese, but not much more than he'd had to start with.
When the Simurgh attacked Madison, Wisconsin, on Earth Bet, she teleported several buildings from Earth Aleph to Earth Bet, including the one Cody and his friends were in. After Krouse found a suitcase full of Cauldron vials, Cody drank the one containing the Vestige formula and gained his powers.
Cody was a member of the Travelers for some time until they moved to Boston on Earth Bet. Due to his problems with Krouse being the leader of the group, he touched Noelle three times, releasing three clones of himself. She became infuriated and broke his arm and his leg, while the other Travelers subdued the clones.
After this happened, Accord sought out the real cause of tension within the Travelers, found Cody, and sold him to the Yangban, where he was trained intensively and forced to conform. During his time with the Yangban, he bonded with Thirty-two over their mutual foreignness, but the group segregated them.
↑ 4.04.14.2Cody being dead was never explicitly stated. It was heavily implied, on the other hand, that Accord had sent him away to the Yangban, in Accord’s chapter. (killing is messy, fitting good customers into the Yangban is orderly and good business).
Cody recieved a great deal of training with the Yangban. He’s fitter, his reaction times are better, and that’s without the additional powers, the enhanced strength and agility, the reaction times and enhanced speed. Even at a fraction of what he’s got, it’s a significant upgrade. His power is one that doesn’t suffer as much for being reduced in effect, because (as 32 says) – every power gets reduced in different ways, and his power wasn’t reduced substantially in terms of the time window.
As far as the other powers, it’s not 1/40th. Even if you assumed an even divide among the surviving members, he’s granting himself the power boost.
This was planned from some time ago. I knew that Cody was the most affected by the Simurgh (after Noelle), as, like Noelle, he was already unstable/in an emotional state before the whole business started out. I knew he was in the Yangban, and that this would be his moment to act. As for what his action was, that was what was decided late, on little sleep. - Comment by Wildbow on Interlude 23