During the events of the Chat Schism, Dallas ordered for Waits' arrest, as he was seen as a potential sympathizer to the enemy. Before the arrest was undertaken, Dallas was killed when the Goldeneye took a direct hit in the space Battle of Eafth. In the chaotic event, and given Waits' popularity among the crew, he then took control of the Goldeneye with little question.
After several more near-misses, the now Captain Waits finally found an excuse to get the Goldeneye away from the chaotic battle raging over Eafth.
Heist of Unicorn Hydra VIIEdit
He rescued the operation unit on the derelict Chat Grafton following the destruction of the planet.