|Thomas Alva Edison|
|Name||Thomas Alva Edison|
|Occupation||Inventor and Businessman|
|Inspiration / Based on||Thomas Edison (inventor)|
|Career and family information|
|Appearance(s)||The Order: 1886 (mentioned)|
Edison was once a friend of Nikola Tesla; the latter claiming Edison was an idiot. Both men were scheduled for a competition at the Crystal Palace for October 16, 1886. The event never occurred as the Agamemnon had crashed unto the Crystal Palace the day before. Prior to the incident, Edison wrote to Tesla on a flyer for the event, "May the best man win, your friend, Thomas."