QQQ is a junk robot that was found buried in a scrap pile in a galactic waste-management facility. It's still unclear why it was discarded there but it was coincidentally picked up from the heap and repaired by a very able space-police detective named Phoenix and quickly became his partner. For a robot, QQQ's construction is quite obsolete, but it's artificial intelligence is still considered cutting edge for any age. QQQ is tortured by the knowledge that some very important data lies somewhere in its AI programming, since the robot was damaged when it was thrown away, its memory cannot currently access it. The truth of the mystery data is this: QQQ was brought the future by Phoenix and has the necessary navigation hardware needed to traverse time. However if its AI is not repaired (thereby restoring its memory), it will never be able to return to the future.