Bevis Pod was an Engineer apprentice in London. As with every other engineer, he has no hair, and no parents.


His first, and only, appearance is in Mortal Engines. He first meets Katherine in the Deep Gut Prison where he tries to save one of the prisoners there from death, but fails. Pod then contacts Katherine Valentine to tell her what he knew about the assassin that tried to murder her father. After that, he helps Katherine on her way to stop MEDUSA. He and Katherine fall in love, quite close to the end of the book (although Bevis might have had a thing for Katherine before this point). Bevis is killed when the 13th Floor Elevator falls on him.

In the fourth book, A Darkling Plain, his mother is revealed to be Lavinia Childermass.