Paul Tilak
Fictional Character
A Different Flesh
POD: C. 2.5-1.3 million years ago;
Relevant POD: c. 1492
Appearance(s): "The Iron Elephant"
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: Human
Nationality: Federated Commonwealths of America
Date of Birth: Mid 18th century
Occupation: Hairy elephant driver

Paul Tilak was the driver of the trail beast Hannibal in Prem Chand's train. Like Chand, Tilak was the grandson of an elephant-driver from India. In 1782, he joined Chand's race with Richard Trevithick's Iron Elephant, and participated in rescuing the Iron Elephant's crew from a sim ambush.

Unlike Chand, Tilak seemed rather indifferent to the idea of his hairy elephant being replaced by a steam engine.