- "For a few to be immortal, many must die."
- ―Henry Hamilton.
Henry Hamilton was a rich, immortal man. Will Salas hears about him from his friend, Borel, who says there is a man with a century in a nearby bar. Will tries to warn Henry to leave, but Henry states he doesn't care and wants to die. Things go south quickly when Fortis, a street thug who wants all the time he can get, enters the bar with his gang and evacuates everyone out to challenge Henry. Will returns and saves Henry from being killed by Fortis.
When Will and Henry get to a safe place, Henry explains that he does not want to live anymore. He says he is 105 and that he is tired of living. Henry explains to Will that the reason why the conditions in the ghettos only get worse is so that the rich can stay rich and live forever. Before he sleeps for the night, Henry questions what Will would do if he had his time, to which Will states he wouldn't waste it.
Inspired by Will's statements to do better, Henry gave his century to Will the next morning, giving himself only 5 minutes to live, and leaves a message on the window saying: "Don't waste my time". Will wakes up and sees the message and checks the time he has on his forearm and it reads that he has over a century to live. He looks out the window and sees Henry sitting on the edge of the bridge.
Will runs to him, but Henry times himself out and falls into the water. Later, Timekeeper Raymon Leon and his men fish Henry's body out of the water and sees that he was timed out. Despite Henry's cause of death being a suicide, Leon suspects and falsely accuses Will of murdering Henry via a time fight for the time.
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- Henry had over a century on his clock to live, but his mind was spent.
- He committed suicide by timing himself out.
- He is most likely the only person in the In Time universe to actually commit suicide due to wanting to die.
- Raymon crashed Phillipe Weis' party to talk to Will about his supposed homicide case because it was inconceivable that someone with that much time would want to die.
- He seems to attract a lot of women, but whether it's due to his looks or time is unknown.
- He was 105 years old in real time before he died, five years younger than Phillipe Weis.
- He almost got killed by Fortis, but Will saved him and the plot was able to continue on.
- Raymon and his men fished his corpse out of the water and found a "surprising" 13 zeroes. That means he was dead.
- He was worth thousands of years, according to Raymon.
- He was the one that motivated Will to begin stealing time from the wealthy to redistribute to the poor.
- Henry was also an example of how living so long can have detrimental effects of one’s mind, even if there’s nothing physically wrong with them.
- "I can take care of myself, thank you!"
- ―Henry Hamilton.
- "The time comes when you've had enough."
- ―Henry's fatalism.
- "I'm 105."
- ―Henry tells Will his age.
- "Everyone can't live forever. Where would we put them? Why do you think there are Time Zones? Why do you think taxes and prices go up the same day in the ghetto? Cost of living keeps rising to make sure people keep dying. How else could there be men with a million years while most live day to day. The truth is: There's more than enough. No one has to die before their time."
- ―Henry sharing his knowledge of the system with Will.
- "If you had as much time as I have on that clock, what would you do with it?"
- ―Henry questioning Will's intentions.
- "[note] Don't waste my time."
- ―Henry's final words, written on a dirty window.