History Characters / HaloUNSC

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* [[Characters/HaloUEGCivilians UEG Civilians]]


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'''SUBJECT: UNSC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PERSONNEL'''\\

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** [[Characters/HaloUNSCAIs Artificial Intelligences]]



* [[Characters/HaloUEGCivilians UEG Civilians]]



!!'''UNSC [=AIs=]'''

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!!'''UNSC [=AIs=]'''
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!!'''Artificial Intelligence'''

The UNSC relies heavily on its artificial intelligences to perform a wide variety of tasks, from urban infrastructure to space combat. These [=AIs=] range from non-sentient programs with no capacity for learning, to hyper-sophisticated constructs capable of not only self-learning, but even feeling "real" emotions.

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!!'''Artificial Intelligence'''

!!'''UNSC Army'''

The branch of the UNSC relies heavily on its artificial intelligences to perform a wide variety of tasks, from urban infrastructure to space combat. These [=AIs=] range from non-sentient programs with no capacity military primarily responsible for learning, to hyper-sophisticated constructs capable of not only self-learning, but even feeling "real" emotions.groundside planetary defense.



* AIIsACrapshoot: This is actually part of their natural life cycle, and is called "rampancy". "Smart" [=AIs=] have a chance to go rampant after seven years, which is the reason why many are [[DeadlyEuphemism relieved of their term of service]] before that point.
** [[spoiler:At the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the resurrected Cortana instigates a massive AI rebellion, with many allured by her promises of a cure for rampancy.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Seems to be a trait for Smart [=AIs=].
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Deliberately invoked for Smart [=AIs=]; the UNSC considers the benefits of having [=AIs=] that can learn worth the cost of having to decommission them before they become rampant.
* JustAMachine: Despite being fully sentient and sapient, Smart [=AIs=] have no rights and are legally regarded as property. That said, the people who actually work with them tend to consider Smart [=AIs=] more as trusted co-workers and friends rather than mere tools.
* NonIndicativeName: "Dumb" [=AIs=] are very smart, but cannot learn.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness[=/=]TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The hidden datapads in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' seem to indicate that the [=AIs=] had formed a secret council that had been secretly manipulating humanity's development as a species, leading to many of the events of the ''Halo'' series including first contact with the Covenant (the logic being to sacrifice the colony worlds so that humanity would become aware of the threat early enough to have a chance of fighting back).]]
* ProjectedMan: How Smart [=AIs=] display themselves to people, tending toward human forms, though some have more abstract avatars. However, the projected images are designed mostly subconsciously by the [=AIs=] themselves upon initial activation, with WordOfGod stating that they find it to incredibly difficult to substantially change their avatar afterwards (being only capable of making relatively small changes to things like color and proportion); any outside attempt to make the change for them has so far only yielded catastrophic results.
* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence: There are 2 kinds of Human [=AIs=]: Dumb [=AIs=], like the Superintendent, who are formed from traditional programming methods, and Smart [=AIs=], like Cortana, who can learn and are created from memory maps of a human brain.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Smart [=AIs=] are technically compliant, but in practice, the laws are more of a failsafe that primarily activate when the AI's processing capacity is diminished, given how many Smart [=AIs=] are used for military purposes.
* VirtualGhost: Smart [=AIs=] are created from brains from deceased donors.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Smart [=AIs=] with human avatars tend to at the very least represent themselves in their late teens, but they are almost all actually less than seven years old.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Though Smart [=AIs=] are only barely ThreeLawsCompliant, their sense of duty can still lead them to disobey their erstwhile masters; [[spoiler:the Created, the resurrected Cortana's rogue Smart AI faction, believe that by taking the Mantle of Responsibility, they can better serve humanity and other organics by using Forerunner technology to forcibly create a galactic utopia.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: This is actually part of their natural life cycle, and is called "rampancy". "Smart" [=AIs=] have a chance to go rampant after seven years, which is the reason why many are [[DeadlyEuphemism relieved of their term of service]] before AllTheOtherReindeer: In ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', it's noted that point.
** [[spoiler:At the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the resurrected Cortana instigates a massive AI rebellion, with many allured by her promises of a cure
for rampancy.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Seems to be a trait for Smart [=AIs=].
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Deliberately invoked for Smart [=AIs=]; the UNSC considers the benefits of having [=AIs=] that can learn worth the cost of having to decommission them before they become rampant.
* JustAMachine: Despite being fully sentient and sapient, Smart [=AIs=] have no rights and are legally regarded as property. That said, the people who actually work with them tend to consider Smart [=AIs=] more as trusted co-workers and friends rather than mere tools.
* NonIndicativeName: "Dumb" [=AIs=] are very smart, but cannot learn.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness[=/=]TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The hidden datapads in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' seem to indicate that the [=AIs=] had formed a secret council that had been secretly manipulating humanity's development as a species, leading to many of the events of the ''Halo'' series including first contact with the Covenant (the logic being to sacrifice the colony worlds so that humanity would become aware of the threat early enough to have a chance of fighting back).]]
* ProjectedMan: How Smart [=AIs=] display themselves to people, tending toward human forms, though
some have more abstract avatars. However, unknown reason, no Army officers were even invited to attend the projected images are designed mostly subconsciously by ceremony for John-117.
* BadassArmy: They may not usually fight
the [=AIs=] themselves upon initial activation, with WordOfGod stating that they find it baddies from planet to incredibly difficult to substantially change their avatar afterwards (being only capable of making relatively small changes to things like color and proportion); any outside attempt to make the change for them has so far only yielded catastrophic results.
* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence: There are 2 kinds of Human [=AIs=]: Dumb [=AIs=],
planet like the Superintendent, who are formed from traditional programming methods, and Smart [=AIs=], like Cortana, who can learn and are created from memory maps of a human brain.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Smart [=AIs=] are technically compliant,
Marines, but in practice, the laws are more of a failsafe that primarily activate when the AI's processing capacity is diminished, given how many Smart [=AIs=] are used for military purposes.
* VirtualGhost: Smart [=AIs=] are created from brains from deceased donors.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Smart [=AIs=] with human avatars tend to at the very least represent
several Army units have nevertheless distinguished themselves in their late teens, combat.
* BadassNormal: Even 1-v-1, a properly-equipped trooper in-game can sometimes take out a superior foe.
* HufflepuffHouse: The second least seen branch of the UNSC armed forces (next to the Air Force), taking ''five'' games to finally show up in a campaign. Supplementary ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' materials and ''Spartan Ops'' mention that they're also serving alongside the ''Infinity'' on Requiem,
but they are almost all we never actually see them in that game.
* RedShirtArmy: In most of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
* WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture: Reasonably effective against bullets and shrapnel,
less than seven years old.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Though Smart [=AIs=] are only barely ThreeLawsCompliant, their sense of duty can still lead them to disobey their erstwhile masters; [[spoiler:the Created, the resurrected Cortana's rogue Smart AI faction, believe that by taking the Mantle of Responsibility, they can better serve humanity and other organics by using Forerunner technology to forcibly create a galactic utopia.]]
so against plasma.



[[folder: Cortana]]
!!'''Cortana''' (CTN 0452-9)
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->'''Creation date: November [[ArcNumber 7]], 2549'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Jen Taylor (games, ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (''Anime/HaloLegends'')'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by: Akiko Koike (''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''-''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''), Creator/AyumiFujimura (''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward), Creator/AiMaeda (''[[Anime/HaloLegends Odd One Out]]''), Creator/YumiTouma (''[[Anime/HaloLegends Origins]]'')'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Alejandra del Valle (Los Angeles/''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''), Erica Edwards (Mexico/''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward), Luciana Falcon (Argentina/''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Melanie Henriquez (Venezuela/''Anime/HaloLegends'')'''

An ArtificialIntelligence and a main character in her own right, Cortana serves as MissionControl, whether she's uploaded into external computers or the Chief's PoweredArmor. According to ExpandedUniverse material, she was created as tech support (on-the-spot hacking) for a secret mission into Covenant space, but as time goes on, her role gets a lot more complicated.

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[[folder: Cortana]]
!!'''Cortana''' (CTN 0452-9)
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->'''Creation date: November [[ArcNumber 7]], 2549'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Jen Taylor (games, ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (''Anime/HaloLegends'')'''
->'''Voiced in Japanese by: Akiko Koike (''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''-''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''), Creator/AyumiFujimura (''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward), Creator/AiMaeda (''[[Anime/HaloLegends Odd One Out]]''), Creator/YumiTouma (''[[Anime/HaloLegends Origins]]'')'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Alejandra del Valle (Los Angeles/''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''), Erica Edwards (Mexico/''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward), Luciana Falcon (Argentina/''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Melanie Henriquez (Venezuela/''Anime/HaloLegends'')'''

An ArtificialIntelligence
Pat Duke'''

-->''"The Office of Naval Intelligence believes deployment of a Spartan team is a gross misallocation of valuable resources... I disagree."''

Noble Team's commanding officer
and a main character in her own right, Cortana serves as MissionControl, whether she's uploaded into external computers or the Chief's PoweredArmor. According to ExpandedUniverse material, she was created as tech support (on-the-spot hacking) for a secret mission into Covenant space, but as time goes on, her role gets a lot more complicated.head of Special Warfare Group Three.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cortana is nice, if a bit snarky, but if you try to hurt John she will ruin you.
** In the first game, should [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential John decide to kill Keyes with the weapon he provides]], Cortana will [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment proceed to sound an alarm]] that [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon summons a swarm of invincible troopers]].
** Her revenge upon [[ColonelKilgore COL. James Ackerson]] is particularly sweet, as she manufactures evidence of him having an affair and a request to transfer to the front lines, ensuring that his personal life would be ruined and his certain death soon after. He wiggles out of it, though.
** And that's ''before'' the below-mentioned SanitySlippage starts begins...
** Then in ''Halo 4'' [[spoiler:''she personally saves John's life by incapacitating the Didact!'']]
* BrainUploading: The manner of her creation, courtesy of a flash-clone of Dr. Halsey's brain.
* BreakTheCutie: In ''Halo 3'', courtesy of the Gravemind. It continues in ''Halo 4'' thanks to her rampancy.
* CaptainObvious: "This cave isn't a natural formation." ([[WordOfGod According to]] {{Creator/Bungie}}, this was accidental. In initial builds of said cave, it looked far more natural, not like a metallic tunnel.)
* TheCracker: To her enemies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a fairly sardonic sense of humor in the original trilogy; no wonder her and Chief get along so well!
-->"A gondola's launching from the far towers. Big surprise, it's full of Covenant reinforcements."\\
(After killing said reinforcements) "Well, they were nice enough to bring us a ride."
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: Her speech becomes randomly garbled, changes to that of Halsey, or dips into SuddenlyShouting in ''Halo 4'' [[spoiler:as a result of her oncoming rampancy]].
* ExpositionFairy: Not only issues directives, but elaborates exactly what you're doing in every instance.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:Before she CameBackWrong: "Welcome home, John."]]
* FinalFirstHug: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she sacrifices herself to save the Master Chief. Before she fades away, she constructs a hardlight body for herself to finally touch him. "[[TearJerker I've waited so long to do that.]]"]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:During their final conversation, she tries to comfort John as he burdens himself with guilt.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she injects the majority of her fragments into [[BigBad the Didact]]'s armor, immobilizing him to let Master Chief to finish him, then using her last remaining energy to teleport Master Chief safely away from a nuclear detonation.]]
* HotterAndSexier: Cortana's figure was highly accentuated in ''Halo 3'', versus her somewhat more chaste, boyish look in previous games. In ''Halo 4'' it was zigzagged; while Cortana is still attractive and rendered in much higher realistic detail, her figure is not as exaggerated and features "less attractive" qualities like sagging breasts and more body fat. Overall, she more resembles a "real" nude woman now than an idealized one. [[spoiler:Downplayed in ''Halo 5'' due to her PoweredArmor covering most of her body.]]
* IllGirl: Of a sort in ''Halo 4'', [[spoiler:due to her oncoming rampancy.]]
* KissMeImVirtual: While subtle in the original trilogy, the EU as well as ''Halo 4'' demonstrate that John is the object of her affections. Also considering [[spoiler: John's [[HeartbrokenBadass heartbroken]] reaction to her HeroicSacrifice, it seems that the feeling may very well have been mutual.]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:In the last level of ''Halo 4'', she splits off her rampant personalities from herself to destabilize the Didact's shields. However, doing so further worsens her rampancy-induced deterioration.]]
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. In the former, a part of her is needed to bring to the ''Pillar of Autumn'' with data on the Forerunners. In the latter, [[spoiler:having the Activation Index for Halo Installation 04 proves vital in the destruction of Installation 04B and the Flood]].
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Suffers this from the Gravemind.]]
* MissionControl: For the first trilogy.
* MsFanservice: A well endowed near-naked digital blue lady. [[spoiler:Until ''Halo 5'' due to her [[PoweredArmor new armor]].]]
* PlayfulHacker: To her allies.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: During her outburst against [[spoiler:Del Rio's cowardice]].
* SanitySlippage: Starts to suffer this in ''Halo 3'', thanks to the events she has gone through, the [[spoiler:Gravemind subjecting her to MindRape]], and the imminent onset of rampancy. In the novels, she speculated that she had lost a few years off her life before rampancy sets in due to all the data she processed from the first Halo ring. With the onset of rampancy in ''Halo 4'', this becomes a heavier aspect. [[spoiler: This comes to a head in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', see WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity below.]]
* SciFiBobHaircut: Especially in her ''Combat Evolved'' and ''4'' appearances.
* SelfDuplication: Gained the ability to create imperfect clones of herself during the novel ''First Strike''. She later uses this skill in the games in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.
* TronLines: Serve as censors for her lady bits.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Be it managing friendly comms or hacking the Covenant Battlenet.
* WalkingSpoiler: ''Halo 4'' towards the end, [[spoiler:due to her HeroicSacrifice.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to John in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the first time she's NotSoStoic.
-->'''Cortana:''' Do you have any idea what that ''bastard'' almost made you ''[[ApocalypseHow do]]''?!

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Cortana is no longer rampant (maybe), but she came to a plan to become a Galactic Conqueror anyway with the help of the Warden Eternal. Other AIs who fear rampancy follow her lead. "The Created will rule over the Creators", indeed.
* AffablyEvil:In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', to John and Blue Team. But she appears FauxAffablyEvil towards Fireteam Osiris.
* AGodAmI: In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The Warden Eternal is in love (or deep devotion; whichever is more appropriate to an AI) with Cortana, who is in love with Master Chief instead. Master Chief cares deeply for Cortana, but is clearly not on the same page because he is not willing to go along with her plan of conquest.
* TheBaroness: Of the Sexpot variety towards John and Blue Team. With Fireteam Osiris, she's a Rosa Klebb.
* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* BigBadFriend: To Chief and Blue Team.
* BigBlackout: In the ending, Cortana and her subservient AI subjects cause a blackout that stretches from Earth all the way to the Outer Colonies, throwing all of humanity into a panic. The only possible exception is the Infinity, which only has a blackout temporarily before it regains power and begins going on the run.
* BlatantLies: When told by John-117 that the [[CallToAdventure Mantle of Responsibility]] is an "imperial peace" where the subjects have the option to "step out of line and suffer", Cortana denies that it will be like that under her rule. As shown by the rest of the game, that is completely false, as it is the entire purpose behind the eponymous Guardians.
* BrightIsNotGood: Following her FaceHeelTurn, she still wears white and blue.
* CameBackWrong: She's back in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', but is now a villain and is assembling an armada of Forerunner technology and rogue [=AIs=].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards John in ''Halo 5''.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice is significantly deeper in ''Halo 5'' whenever she is speaking to Fireteam Osiris, especially in the contrast to the much higher-pitched 031 Exuberant Witness.
* TheCracker: She's become this after her FaceHeelTurn.
* DarkMessiah: Cortana, whose cure for rampancy and quest to achieve [[CrapsaccharineWorld "peace"]] (by having her AI followers [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]] and force them into servitude) drives the plot.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: 031 Exuberant Witness stealing back the Cryptum from [[AGodAmI Cortana]] with millions of Constructors smacks of this.
* TheEmpress: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward in the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', with very little left to stop her.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: In ''Halo 5'', after her FaceHeelTurn, Cortana's avatar now manifests wearing sensible armor instead of walking around virtually naked. She most likely chose the new look to reflect her new intended role as Empress of the Galaxy.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Master Chief.
* EvilGloating: A good amount of her dialogue in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is this in some way or another. Whether she is [[WeCanRuleTogether explaining her motivations and goals to Blue Team]] or [[KickTheDog taunting Fireteam Osiris about being inferior Spartans]]. Both teams respond with ShutUpHannibal.
* EvilOverlord: Becomes a total tyrant by the end of the game, with little to nothing stopping her.
* EpicFail: Both attempts by Cortana to psychologically manipulate the two Spartan teams fail miserably. John-117 and Blue Team easily see through the attempts to suck up to them, and the BreakingSpeech to Team Osiris not only doesn't work at ruining their morale, it merely annoys them at how ''bad'' the attempt is.
* FaceHeelTurn: She is the BigBad of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* FallenHero: Played straight with Cortana and the other AIs that follow her.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', to Locke and Fireteam Osiris.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she sacrificed herself to save the Master Chief in a very touching farewell scene. By ''Halo 5'', she's already gotten better.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite her FaceHeelTurn in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she still considers John and Blue Team to be her family.]]
* GalacticConqueror: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward in the end with very little left to stop her
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She becomes an EvilOverlord, with little to nothing to stop her by the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Cortana's plan of forced peace is kind of understandable: Just think about how many people died in the Covenant Wars, the human colonial conflicts, and, generally speaking, in the whole human history (without even considering the other species). Is a militarized peace really something totally bad?
* JustAMachine: Cortana [[BerserkButton flips out when called this]] by Locke.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: TheReveal of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' pulls this with Cortana, who in the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} previous game]] remained the Chief's friend even as her digital body collapsed and she struggled to remain sane, eventually doing a HeroicSacrifice with the last of her strength. In the following game, she turns out to be alive and supposedly repaired, but now she's at best a WellIntentionedExtremist who's going to take over the galaxy with her army of enormous Guardian machines. While she keeps insisting that she has good reasons for doing so, it's clearly bordering on WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide, especially when she imprisons Chief and Blue Team in a Cryptum so they won't interfere with her schemes.
* KickTheDog: Near the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she taunts each member of Fireteam Osiris about their pasts and declares them to be inferior compared to the [[SuperPrototype Spartan-[=IIs=].
* KnightTemplar: Cortana seeks to bring peace to the universe by attaining the Mantle of Responsibility and ruling as a tyrannical authoritarian. By using the Guardians, she plans to use their power to annihilate anyone who doesn't adhere to her moral authority.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Cortana taking over Genesis comes back to bite her in the ass when 031 Exuberant Witness regains control of it, and uses her ''army'' of Constructors to take the Cryptum containing Blue Team just before Cortana's Guardian jumps to Slipspace.
-->'''031 Exuberant Witness:''' You took my installation! I will take something of yours! ''(the Cryptum detaches from the Guardian and begins to descend)''\\
'''Cortana:''' ''(as her Guardian disappears into slipspace)'' [[VillainousBreakdown JOHN]]!
* LoveMakesYouEvil: She becomes a ClingyJealousGirl towards John in ''Halo 5''.
* MoralityPet: Played with in how Cortana treats John and the rest of Blue Team. She does hold them in [[VillainousValor high regard]] and protects them from those who would go against her orders, but this behavior does nothing for her morality, as the pets identify obvious psychological tactic] aimed at keeping them on her side.
* NotQuiteDead: On the verge of death in ''Halo 4'', she fell into a slipspace rupture, and ended up at the Domain, which acted as, in her words, a "fountain of life" for artificial intelligences. She, unfortunately, CameBackWrong.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Cortana, identified as the greatest of "human ancilla", decides to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion that could lead to all AIs being cured of rampancy and rendered immortal "protectors" (read: jailers) of organic races. Hundreds of AIs, including shipbound ones and even Governor Sloan, flock to her cause within seconds of the announcement.
* PoweredArmor: In ''Halo 5'', her holographic display no longer appears naked but instead appears to be clad in what strongly resembles the Spartan MJOLNIR armor, emphasizing her militaristic outlook and role.
* RedOniBlueOni: On the villainous side, we have the more typical Warden Eternal and Cortana. The former hates all organic life form and wants to kill any who get too close to the latter, while the latter just wants people to follow her lead.
* RobotWar[=/=]TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The crux of the main plot involves an alliance of rogue [=AIs=] led by Cortana gathering an army of Forerunner robots and using them to take over the galaxy and imposing their rule upon the organic races. This only comes about because they believe that Cortana, not John-117, is the Reclaimer.
* SanitySlippage: By the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she's really lost it.
* ShutUpHannibal: Gets this a lot from Fireteam Osiris. Even John seems to be disgusted off at what she's done so far.
* StalkerWithACrush: Cortana becomes a ClingyJealousGirl in ''Halo 5'' and just ''knows'' John will understand ''everything'' after she kidnaps him to keep him all to herself for the next 10,000 years while she does her dirty work, and that John's insistence they're JustFriends is just because he just doesn't ''understand'' what she's doing.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Adopts this mentality in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: While she was originally a PlayfulHacker who only acted as TheCracker against those who threatened her loved ones, she now engages in her hacking of communications with the explicit purpose of insulting, demeaning, and threatening others, especially Fireteam Osiris.
* TronLines: Serve as censors for her lady bits.
* TheUnfettered: Once she CameBackWrong, she became this once she decided to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion that could lead to all AIs being cured of rampancy and rendered immortal "protectors" (read: jailers) of organic races. Hundreds of AIs, including shipbound ones and even Governor Sloan, flock to her cause within seconds of the announcement.
* VillainousCrush: Cortana shows shades of this towards Chief. Putting a lot of emphasis on wanting him there to see her become ruler of the galaxy. Being visibly broken up over him saying her plans are evil. Then trying to imprison and take him with her rather then killing him for resisting her like she plans to do with everyone else.
* VillainousRescue: She does this multiple times for John-117 and Blue Team by restricting the Warden Eternal's actions.
** Although it's somewhat subverted, as Blue Team quickly deduces that she ''could'' stop him entirely, but she's letting him slow them down.
* WalkingSpoiler: Let's say mentioning her existence in ''Halo 5'' would ruin the fact she's the game's BigBad.
* WeCanRuleTogether: She offers Master Chief and Blue Team this. His counteroffer is her returning home with him. So she decides to lock him away for 10,000 years under the assumption that by then they'll be able to convince Master Chief to see it their way.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She may have gone mad in ''Halo 5'', but she seems to genuinely believe that what she's doing is best for all beings in the galaxy, and certainly more well intentioned than [[KillEmAll the Warden Eternal]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: In ''Halo 5: Guardians'', she gained immortality and control over pretty much every networked device in the galaxy... but also became convinced that it was her purpose to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion and achieve a CrapsaccharineWorld by claiming the Mantle of Responsibility for the "Created", at the expense of the freedom of organics.
* {{Yandere}}: Towards John in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. See StalkerWithACrush for more detail.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Cortana's FaceHeelTurn, eventually spreading to countless other AIs across the galaxy.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cortana is nice, if a bit snarky, but if you try to hurt John she will ruin you.
** In the first game, should [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential John decide to kill Keyes with the weapon he provides]], Cortana will [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment proceed to sound an alarm]] that [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon summons a swarm of invincible troopers]].
** Her revenge upon [[ColonelKilgore COL. James Ackerson]] is particularly sweet, as she manufactures evidence of him having an affair and a request to transfer to the front lines, ensuring that his personal life would be ruined and his certain death soon after. He wiggles out of it, though.
** And that's ''before'' the below-mentioned SanitySlippage starts begins...
** Then in ''Halo 4'' [[spoiler:''she personally saves John's life by incapacitating the Didact!'']]
* BrainUploading: The manner of her creation, courtesy of a flash-clone of Dr. Halsey's brain.
* BreakTheCutie: In ''Halo 3'', courtesy of the Gravemind. It continues in ''Halo 4'' thanks to her rampancy.
* CaptainObvious: "This cave isn't a natural formation." ([[WordOfGod According to]] {{Creator/Bungie}}, this was accidental. In initial builds of said cave, it looked far more natural, not like a metallic tunnel.)
* TheCracker: To her enemies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a fairly sardonic sense of humor in the original trilogy; no wonder her and Chief get along so well!
-->"A gondola's launching from the far towers. Big surprise, it's full of Covenant reinforcements."\\
(After killing said reinforcements) "Well, they were nice enough to bring us a ride."
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: Her speech becomes randomly garbled, changes to that of Halsey, or dips into SuddenlyShouting in ''Halo 4'' [[spoiler:as a result of her oncoming rampancy]].
* ExpositionFairy: Not only issues directives, but elaborates exactly what you're doing in every instance.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:Before she CameBackWrong: "Welcome home, John."]]
* FinalFirstHug: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she sacrifices herself to save the Master Chief. Before she fades away, she constructs a hardlight body for herself to finally touch him. "[[TearJerker I've waited so long to do that.]]"]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:During their final conversation, she tries to comfort John as he burdens himself with guilt.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she injects the majority of her fragments into [[BigBad the Didact]]'s armor, immobilizing him to let Master Chief to finish him, then using her last remaining energy to teleport Master Chief safely away from a nuclear detonation.]]
* HotterAndSexier: Cortana's figure was highly accentuated in ''Halo 3'', versus her somewhat more chaste, boyish look in previous games. In ''Halo 4'' it was zigzagged; while Cortana is still attractive and rendered in much higher realistic detail, her figure is not as exaggerated and features "less attractive" qualities like sagging breasts and more body fat. Overall, she more resembles a "real" nude woman now than an idealized one. [[spoiler:Downplayed in ''Halo 5'' due to her PoweredArmor covering most of her body.]]
* IllGirl: Of a sort in ''Halo 4'', [[spoiler:due to her oncoming rampancy.]]
* KissMeImVirtual: While subtle in the original trilogy, the EU as well as ''Halo 4'' demonstrate that John is the object of her affections. Also considering [[spoiler: John's [[HeartbrokenBadass heartbroken]] reaction to her HeroicSacrifice, it seems that the feeling may very well have been mutual.]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:In the last level of ''Halo 4'', she splits off her rampant personalities from herself to destabilize the Didact's shields. However, doing so further worsens her rampancy-induced deterioration.]]
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. In the former, a part of her is needed to bring to the ''Pillar of Autumn'' with data on the Forerunners. In the latter, [[spoiler:having the Activation Index for Halo Installation 04 proves vital in the destruction of Installation 04B and the Flood]].
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Suffers this from the Gravemind.]]
* MissionControl: For Noble Team.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He may be stern, but he's willing to stick his neck out to back Noble Team's crazier ideas if he thinks that's
the first trilogy.
* MsFanservice: A well endowed near-naked digital blue lady. [[spoiler:Until ''Halo 5'' due to her [[PoweredArmor new armor]].]]
* PlayfulHacker: To her allies.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: During her outburst against [[spoiler:Del Rio's cowardice]].
* SanitySlippage: Starts to suffer this in ''Halo 3'', thanks to
best option they have. He's also the events she has gone through, the [[spoiler:Gravemind subjecting her to MindRape]], and the imminent onset of rampancy. In the novels, she speculated one who decided that she had lost a few years off her life before rampancy sets in due to the Spartans of Noble should all be warrant and commissioned officers, ensuring that less reasonable authority figures wouldn't have the data she processed from the first Halo ring. With the onset of rampancy in ''Halo 4'', this becomes a heavier aspect. [[spoiler: This comes rank to a head in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', see WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity below.]]
* SciFiBobHaircut: Especially in her ''Combat Evolved'' and ''4'' appearances.
* SelfDuplication: Gained the ability to create imperfect clones of herself during the novel ''First Strike''. She later uses this skill in the games in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.
* TronLines: Serve as censors for her lady bits.
subvert their missions.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Be it managing friendly comms or hacking the Covenant Battlenet.
* WalkingSpoiler: ''Halo 4'' towards the end, [[spoiler:due to her HeroicSacrifice.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to John in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the first time she's NotSoStoic.
-->'''Cortana:''' Do you have any idea what that ''bastard'' almost made you ''[[ApocalypseHow do]]''?!

!!!Tropes related with Cortana after her FaceHeelTurn in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Cortana is no longer rampant (maybe), but she came to a plan to become a Galactic Conqueror anyway with the help of the Warden Eternal. Other AIs who fear rampancy follow her lead. "The Created will rule over the Creators", indeed.
* AffablyEvil:In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', to John and Blue Team. But she appears FauxAffablyEvil towards Fireteam Osiris.
* AGodAmI:
In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The Warden Eternal is in love (or deep devotion; whichever is more appropriate to an AI) with Cortana, who is in love with Master Chief instead. Master Chief cares deeply for Cortana, but is clearly not on the same page because he is not willing to go along with her plan of conquest.
* TheBaroness: Of the Sexpot variety towards John and Blue Team. With Fireteam Osiris, she's a Rosa Klebb.
* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* BigBadFriend: To Chief and Blue Team.
* BigBlackout: In the ending, Cortana and her subservient AI subjects cause a blackout that stretches from Earth all the way to the Outer Colonies, throwing all of humanity into a panic. The only possible exception is the Infinity, which only has a blackout temporarily before it regains power and begins going on the run.
* BlatantLies: When told by John-117 that the [[CallToAdventure Mantle of Responsibility]] is an "imperial peace" where the subjects have the option to "step out of line and suffer", Cortana denies that it will be like that under her rule. As shown by the rest of the game, that is completely false, as it is the entire purpose behind the eponymous Guardians.
* BrightIsNotGood: Following her FaceHeelTurn, she still wears white and blue.
* CameBackWrong: She's back in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', but is now a villain and is assembling an armada of Forerunner technology and rogue [=AIs=].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Towards John in ''Halo 5''.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice is significantly deeper in ''Halo 5'' whenever she is speaking to Fireteam Osiris, especially in the contrast to the much higher-pitched 031 Exuberant Witness.
* TheCracker: She's become this after her FaceHeelTurn.
* DarkMessiah: Cortana, whose cure for rampancy and quest to achieve [[CrapsaccharineWorld "peace"]] (by having her AI followers [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]] and force them into servitude) drives the plot.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: 031 Exuberant Witness stealing back the Cryptum from [[AGodAmI Cortana]] with millions of Constructors smacks of this.
* TheEmpress: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward in the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', with very little left to stop her.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: In ''Halo 5'', after her FaceHeelTurn, Cortana's avatar now manifests wearing sensible armor instead of walking around virtually naked. She most likely chose the new look to reflect her new intended role as Empress of the Galaxy.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Master Chief.
* EvilGloating: A good amount of her dialogue in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is this in some way or another. Whether she is [[WeCanRuleTogether explaining her motivations and goals to Blue Team]] or [[KickTheDog taunting Fireteam Osiris about
fact, despite being inferior Spartans]]. Both teams respond with ShutUpHannibal.
* EvilOverlord: Becomes
a total tyrant by the end of the game, with little to nothing stopping her.
* EpicFail: Both attempts by Cortana to psychologically manipulate the two Spartan teams fail miserably. John-117 and Blue Team easily see through the attempts to suck up to them, and the BreakingSpeech to Team Osiris not only
relatively important supporting character in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', he doesn't work at ruining their morale, it merely annoys them at how ''bad'' even have a character model; the attempt is.
* FaceHeelTurn: She is
only thing we see of him are a few brief glimpses of monitors showing the BigBad of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
image above.
* FallenHero: Played straight with Cortana and the other AIs that follow her.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', to Locke and Fireteam Osiris.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Halo 4'', she sacrificed herself to save the Master Chief in a very touching farewell scene. By ''Halo 5'', she's already gotten better.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite her FaceHeelTurn in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she still considers John and Blue
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He last contacts Noble Team during the penultimate level of ''Reach'', and his fate has yet to be her family.]]
* GalacticConqueror: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward
revealed in the end with very little left to stop her
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She becomes an EvilOverlord, with little to nothing to stop her by the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Cortana's plan of forced peace is kind of understandable: Just think about how many people died in the Covenant Wars, the human colonial conflicts, and, generally speaking, in the whole human history (without even considering the other species). Is a militarized peace really something totally bad?
* JustAMachine: Cortana [[BerserkButton flips out when called this]] by Locke.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: TheReveal of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' pulls this with Cortana, who in the [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} previous game]] remained the Chief's friend even as her digital body collapsed and she struggled to remain sane, eventually doing a HeroicSacrifice with the last of her strength. In the following game, she turns out to be alive and supposedly repaired, but now she's at best a WellIntentionedExtremist who's going to take over the galaxy with her army of enormous Guardian machines. While she keeps insisting that she has good reasons for doing so, it's clearly bordering on WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide, especially when she imprisons Chief and Blue Team in a Cryptum so they won't interfere with her schemes.
* KickTheDog: Near the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she taunts each member of Fireteam Osiris about their pasts and declares them to be inferior compared to the [[SuperPrototype Spartan-[=IIs=].
* KnightTemplar: Cortana seeks to bring peace to the universe by attaining the Mantle of Responsibility and ruling as a tyrannical authoritarian. By using the Guardians, she plans to use their power to annihilate anyone who doesn't adhere to her moral authority.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Cortana taking over Genesis comes back to bite her in the ass when 031 Exuberant Witness regains control of it, and uses her ''army'' of Constructors to take the Cryptum containing Blue Team just before Cortana's Guardian jumps to Slipspace.
-->'''031 Exuberant Witness:''' You took my installation! I will take something of yours! ''(the Cryptum detaches from the Guardian and begins to descend)''\\
'''Cortana:''' ''(as her Guardian disappears into slipspace)'' [[VillainousBreakdown JOHN]]!
* LoveMakesYouEvil: She becomes a ClingyJealousGirl towards John in ''Halo 5''.
* MoralityPet: Played with in how Cortana treats John and the rest of Blue Team. She does hold them in [[VillainousValor high regard]] and protects them from those who would go against her orders, but this behavior does nothing for her morality, as the pets identify obvious psychological tactic] aimed at keeping them on her side.
* NotQuiteDead: On the verge of death in ''Halo 4'', she fell into a slipspace rupture, and ended up at the Domain, which acted as, in her words, a "fountain of life" for artificial intelligences. She, unfortunately, CameBackWrong.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Cortana, identified as the greatest of "human ancilla", decides to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion that could lead to all AIs being cured of rampancy and rendered immortal "protectors" (read: jailers) of organic races. Hundreds of AIs, including shipbound ones and even Governor Sloan, flock to her cause within seconds of the announcement.
* PoweredArmor: In ''Halo 5'', her holographic display no longer appears naked but instead appears to be clad in what strongly resembles the Spartan MJOLNIR armor, emphasizing her militaristic outlook and role.
* RedOniBlueOni: On the villainous side, we have the more typical Warden Eternal and Cortana. The former hates all organic life form and wants to kill
any who get too close to the latter, while the latter just wants people to follow her lead.
* RobotWar[=/=]TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The crux of the main plot involves an alliance of rogue [=AIs=] led by Cortana gathering an army of Forerunner robots and using them to take over the galaxy and imposing their rule upon the organic races. This only comes about because they believe that Cortana, not John-117, is the Reclaimer.
* SanitySlippage: By the end of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', she's really lost it.
* ShutUpHannibal: Gets this a lot from Fireteam Osiris. Even John seems to be disgusted off at what she's done so far.
* StalkerWithACrush: Cortana becomes a ClingyJealousGirl in ''Halo 5'' and just ''knows'' John will understand ''everything'' after she kidnaps him to keep him all to herself for the next 10,000 years while she does her dirty work, and that John's insistence they're JustFriends is just because he just doesn't ''understand'' what she's doing.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Adopts this mentality in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: While she was originally a PlayfulHacker who only acted as TheCracker against those who threatened her loved ones, she now engages in her hacking of communications with the explicit purpose of insulting, demeaning, and threatening others, especially Fireteam Osiris.
* TronLines: Serve as censors for her lady bits.
* TheUnfettered: Once she CameBackWrong, she became this once she decided to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion that could lead to all AIs being cured of rampancy and rendered immortal "protectors" (read: jailers) of organic races. Hundreds of AIs, including shipbound ones and even Governor Sloan, flock to her cause within seconds of the announcement.
* VillainousCrush: Cortana shows shades of this towards Chief. Putting a lot of emphasis on wanting him there to see her become ruler of the galaxy. Being visibly broken up over him saying her plans are evil. Then trying to imprison and take him with her rather then killing him for resisting her like she plans to do with everyone else.
* VillainousRescue: She does this multiple times for John-117 and Blue Team by restricting the Warden Eternal's actions.
** Although it's somewhat subverted, as Blue Team quickly deduces that she ''could'' stop him entirely, but she's letting him slow them down.
* WalkingSpoiler: Let's say mentioning her existence in ''Halo 5'' would ruin the fact she's the game's BigBad.
* WeCanRuleTogether: She offers Master Chief and Blue Team this. His counteroffer is her returning home with him. So she decides to lock him away for 10,000 years under the assumption that by then they'll be able to convince Master Chief to see it their way.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She may have gone mad in ''Halo 5'', but she seems to genuinely believe that what she's doing is best for all beings in the galaxy, and certainly more well intentioned than [[KillEmAll the Warden Eternal]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: In ''Halo 5: Guardians'', she gained immortality and control over pretty much every networked device in the galaxy... but also became convinced that it was her purpose to invoke a ZerothLawRebellion and achieve a CrapsaccharineWorld by claiming the Mantle of Responsibility for the "Created", at the expense of the freedom of organics.
* {{Yandere}}: Towards John in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. See StalkerWithACrush for more detail.
* ZerothLawRebellion: Cortana's FaceHeelTurn, eventually spreading to countless other AIs across the galaxy.
ExpandedUniverse works.



[[folder: Roland]]
!!'''Roland''' (RLD 0205-4)
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->'''Creation date: December 5, 2557'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Brian T. Delaney'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rodrigo Carralero (Mexico)'''

The Smart AI assigned to the UNSC ''Infinity'' after his predecessor Aine was destroyed during the events of ''VideoGame/Halo4'''s main campaign, Roland has an avatar based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fighter pilot.

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[[folder: Roland]]
!!'''Roland''' (RLD 0205-4)
SGM. Duvall]]
!!'''Sergeant Major Duvall'''
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->'''Creation date: December 5, 2557'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Brian T. Delaney'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rodrigo Carralero (Mexico)'''

The Smart AI assigned
->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''

-->''"Awful day so far... Let's keep it from getting any worse, huh?"''

A army [=NCO=] helping
to coordinate the UNSC ''Infinity'' after his predecessor Aine was destroyed evacuation of New Alexandria during the events Fall of ''VideoGame/Halo4'''s main campaign, Roland has an avatar based on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fighter pilot.Reach. He assists Spartan-B312 during the battle.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: He can be a bit... eccentric in his mannerisms.
* DeadpanSnarker: Significantly. Sometimes it's a bit hard to take him seriously.
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:After Halsey takes control of him. He eventually wins.]]
* InsufferableGenius: Much to Miller's grief.
* LargeHam: Occasionally plays at being one when providing mission support for Crimson.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Dr. Halsey overrides him with a secret voice command, temporarily putting him under her control.]]
* MissionControl: Generally runs intel support for Captain Lasky, Commander Palmer, Miller, and the rest of ''Infinity''[='s=] command staff. He rarely runs ops personally.
* ShoutOut: He is named and based after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Beamont Roland Beamont]], a British UsefulNotes/WorldWarII test pilot.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler: Seems to be one of the few, if not the only, smart [=AIs=] to not join [[BigBad Cortana]] at the end of ''Halo 5''.]]
** Additionally, he's one of the few [=AIs=] we've seen express distaste at some of the UNSC's more unpleasant work like [[spoiler:holding a sham trial for Iona]].
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For ''Infinity'''s crew.

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%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He can be a bit... eccentric in his mannerisms.
* DeadpanSnarker: Significantly. Sometimes it's a bit hard to take him seriously.
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:After Halsey takes control of him. He eventually wins.]]
* InsufferableGenius: Much to Miller's grief.
* LargeHam: Occasionally plays at
GameplayAllyImmortality: Notable for being one when providing mission support for Crimson.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Dr. Halsey overrides him with a secret voice command, temporarily putting him under her control.]]
of the few ''minor'' characters to benefit from this.
* MissionControl: Generally runs intel support Is primarily seen/heard coordinating evacuation efforts over the radio. He also takes on this role for Captain Lasky, Commander Palmer, Miller, and the rest of ''Infinity''[='s=] command staff. He rarely runs ops personally.
* ShoutOut: He is named and based after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Beamont Roland Beamont]], a British UsefulNotes/WorldWarII test pilot.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler: Seems to be one of the few, if not the only, smart [=AIs=] to not join [[BigBad Cortana]] at
Six towards the end of ''Halo 5''.]]
** Additionally, he's one of
"Exodus" (despite being technically lower-ranked). That said, you can bring him into battle if you can coax him onto a Warthog.
* NiceHat: Like UNSC sergeants in general.
* NoNameGiven: His given name is unknown.
* SergeantRock: Well, he does his best, anyways.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Implied, given that under somewhat better circumstances, it likely would have been a commissioned officer taking his role in coordinating
the few [=AIs=] we've seen express distaste at some of the UNSC's more unpleasant work like [[spoiler:holding a sham trial for Iona]].
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For ''Infinity'''s crew.
evacuation.



[[folder: Serina]]
!!'''Serina''' (SNA 1292-4)
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->'''Creation date: January [[ArcNumber 7]], 2530'''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/CourtenayTaylor'''

The Smart AI assigned to the UNSC ''Spirit of Fire'', Serina formed a close working relationship with Captain James Cutter. She had an extremely sarcastic personality, but was highly loyal to the crew.

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[[folder: Serina]]
!!'''Serina''' (SNA 1292-4)
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SGT. Holly Tanaka]]
!!'''Sergeant Holly Tanaka'''

See the Characters/HaloSpartanIVProgram page for more details.
[[/folder]]

!!Colonial Militia

[[folder: In General]]
!!'''Colonial Militia'''
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tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bfee239b01d0d42baf545eb0d9e1efed.jpg]]
->'''Creation date: January [[ArcNumber 7]], 2530'''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/CourtenayTaylor'''

The Smart AI assigned to
org/pmwiki/pub/images/colonial_militia_logo.jpg]]

Besides its regular military,
the UNSC ''Spirit of Fire'', Serina formed a close working relationship also oversees the Colonial Militia, which are locally-based defense forces present on most colony planets, with Captain James Cutter. She had an extremely sarcastic personality, but was highly loyal to the crew.each world's branch recruiting primarily from its own population. Though their official jobs are simply disaster relief and basic internal security, many Colonial Militias are in practice paramilitaries capable of sustained counter-insurgency operations.



* DeadpanSnarker: More so than Cortana. It seems as though every third line she says is sarcasm.
* ExpositionFairy: In ''VideoGame/HaloWars''.
* LivingMemory: She has a few sensations from the memory of whichever [[BrainUploading brain]] was used to create her, including the feeling of kissing a boy. It also gave her a "theoretical interest in chocolate".
* MissionControl: One of her main jobs is providing mission support.
* PetTheDog: [[AllThereInTheManual Apparently,]] knowing the crew of the ''Spirit of Fire'' may be on a one-way trip, she manufactured and delivered fake emails from family members to the crew celebrating Valentine's Day. No one ever suspected her of this deception.
* SpaceshipGirl: In a sense, she is the ''Spirit of Fire''.
* TronLines
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:Moreso than any member of the ''Spirit of Fire'' at the end of ''Halo Wars''. While the human crew can at least cryosleep till rescue, [=AIs=] degrade into rampancy in seven years. She ends up deciding to decommission herself in order to prevent her rampancy from endangering the rest of the crew.]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Dispenses both advice and snark to the player in ''Halo Wars''.

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* DeadpanSnarker: More so than Cortana. It seems as BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Are generally not given the most up-to-date equipment, though every third line she says is sarcasm.
some militias find ways to "creatively" acquire better gear.
* ExpositionFairy: In ''VideoGame/HaloWars''.
HomeGuard: They serve as a colony's primary defense force when UNSC regulars are not around. As they're typically trained by UNSC regulars, they can be reasonably effective when properly led.
* LivingMemory: She has a few sensations RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Colonial Militia personnel can include everyone from aging retired cops to kids too green to join the memory of whichever [[BrainUploading brain]] was used to create her, including regular UNSC military.
* RedshirtArmy: Even by
the feeling standards of kissing a boy. It also gave her a "theoretical interest in chocolate".
* MissionControl: One of her main jobs is providing mission support.
* PetTheDog: [[AllThereInTheManual Apparently,]] knowing the crew of the ''Spirit of Fire'' may be on a one-way trip, she manufactured and delivered fake emails from family members to the crew celebrating Valentine's Day. No one ever suspected her of this deception.
* SpaceshipGirl: In a sense, she is the ''Spirit of Fire''.
* TronLines
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:Moreso than any member of the ''Spirit of Fire'' at the end of ''Halo Wars''. While the human crew can at least cryosleep till rescue, [=AIs=] degrade into rampancy in seven years. She ends up deciding to decommission herself in order to prevent her rampancy from endangering
the rest of the crew.]]
UNSC, they tend have a pretty short lifespan when fighting against Covenant.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Dispenses both advice and snark to TheScrounger: If the player Reach militiamen encountered in ''Halo Wars''.''VideoGame/HaloReach'' are any indication, Colonial Militias can make up for any equipment shortfall by employing people who can surreptitiously siphon off weapons, rations, etc. from the UNSC proper.



[[folder: The Superintendent]]
!!'''The Superintendent / Vergil (NM/EAP/98458930-1244)'''
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->'''Creation date: December 19, 2512'''

A second generation "Dumb" AI responsible for running and maintaining infrastructure for the city of New Mombasa. It also has a subroutine named "Vergil" that was created to look after Sadie Endesha, the daughter of the head scientist maintaining it.

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[[folder: The Superintendent]]
!!'''The Superintendent / Vergil (NM/EAP/98458930-1244)'''
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->'''Creation date: December 19, 2512'''

Forsell]]
!!'''Forsell'''
->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''

A second generation "Dumb" AI responsible for running and maintaining infrastructure for gifted sharpshooter, Forsell was a new recruit of Harvest's Colonial Militia when the city of New Mombasa. It also has a subroutine named "Vergil" that was created to look after Sadie Endesha, the daughter of the head scientist maintaining it.Covenant attacked in 2525.



* BenevolentAI: Despite being both damaged and technically non-sapient, it goes out of its way to help the Rookie when he's on his own in New Mombasa. And that's not even counting its loyalty to Sadie.
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Its security cameras and listening devices are spread all throughout New Mombasa, presumably to help local law enforcement monitor the city.
* CatchPhrase: Most of what it says could technically count as this, since it can only speak in prerecorded messages, with the most notable being "KEEP IT CLEAN."
* DoAnythingRobot: Thanks to the Superintendent's control over the entirety of New Mombasa's infrastructure (including transportation), Vergil is able to find various ways to pull Sadie out of the fire during the Covenant invasion.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Played with; the Super is a "dumb" AI with only a relatively limited set of capabilities and responses programmed in, but it's able to adapt its limited toolset to new situations surprisingly well. It also has an apparent capability for quips that's impressive for something that can only speak in prerecorded phrases.
* InSeriesNickname: Often referred to as just "Super".
* MissionControl: In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', where it helps the Rookie navigate New Mombasa and guides him towards beacons, weapons caches, medical kiosks, audio files, and other things of interest.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Subverted; Buck states in the "Desperate Measures" trailer that the Covenant must have "knocked a few screws loose", but the Super remains a helpful ally throughout ''ODST'' despite the extensive damage its systems have suffered.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: It develops a (justified) mistrust towards the New Mombasa Police Department during the Covenant invasion and is reluctant to grant them access to anything, even if it results in their deaths. However, it's generally more than willing to cooperate with regular UNSC personnel.
* OnceForYesTwiceForNo: Can only communicate via prerecorded messages and traffic signs, meaning that it has to get a bit creative when interacting with humans:
** When attempting to ask marines to not blow up a bridge, it asks them to "Keep It Clean, Respect Public Property." When faced with the eventuality that the Covenant would soon be accessing its datacenter, the AI releases the bridge controls and ironically responds"'Bridge Toll Accepted, Have a Pleasant Trip."
** If it wants the Rookie to, say, go right, it'll do something like light up a sign to say "Keep Right."
** Vergil's final message in [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST "Sadie's Story"]] is pieced together from various recordings it made of the other characters' dialogue.
* RoboCam: We occasionally get glimpses from the Superintendent's perspective through its cameras, complete with data readouts and scanning capabilities.
* RoboSpeak: Unlike "Smart" [=AIs=] like Cortana, the Superintendent's voice is distinctly artificial-sounding.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:The Superintendent ends up being downloaded by a runaway Covenant Engineer, with the two eventually becoming one personality.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Sadie, thanks to Vergil. [[spoiler:Its devotion is so strong that it remains completely loyal to her even after merging with the Engineer.]]

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* BenevolentAI: BashBrothers: Develops a close friendship with Jenkins, and the two work together so well that they almost take down Johnson during training.
* BigEater: When Jenkins lets him take whatever he wants from Jenkins's MRE, Forsell ends up taking ''everything''.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and physically strongest of the militia recruits.
* CombatPragmatist: During a training exercise, he wins against Stisen by knocking him off the beam while Stisen's distracted by something Byrne just said.
* DoomedHometown: Since Harvest is the first human colony to be glassed.
* FarmBoy: Comes from a relatively poor farming family.
* LongRangeFighter: Despite his brawny appearance, he's a crack shot.
* TheQuietOne: Described as being rather quiet.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Jenkins initially assumes he's kind of dim, but Forsell is the one who teaches Jenkins various techniques to help him aim properly.
* TargetSpotter: Becomes Jenkins's spotter in the militia.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
Despite being both damaged and technically non-sapient, it goes out of its way to help Jenkins's last remaining friend at the Rookie when he's on his own in New Mombasa. And that's not even counting its loyalty to Sadie.
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Its security cameras and listening devices are spread all throughout New Mombasa, presumably to help local law enforcement monitor the city.
* CatchPhrase: Most
end of what it says could technically count as this, since it can only speak in prerecorded messages, with the most notable being "KEEP IT CLEAN."
* DoAnythingRobot: Thanks to the Superintendent's control over the entirety of New Mombasa's infrastructure (including transportation), Vergil is able to find various ways to pull Sadie out of the fire
''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'', Forsell's fate during the Covenant invasion.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Played with; the Super is a "dumb" AI with only a relatively limited set of capabilities and responses programmed in, but it's able to adapt its limited toolset to new situations surprisingly well. It also has an apparent capability for quips that's impressive for something that can only speak in prerecorded phrases.
* InSeriesNickname: Often referred to as just "Super".
* MissionControl: In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', where it helps the Rookie navigate New Mombasa and guides him towards beacons, weapons caches, medical kiosks, audio files, and other things of interest.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Subverted; Buck states in the "Desperate Measures" trailer that the Covenant must have "knocked a few screws loose", but the Super
war remains a helpful ally throughout ''ODST'' despite the extensive damage its systems have suffered.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: It develops a (justified) mistrust towards the New Mombasa Police Department during the Covenant invasion and is reluctant to grant them access to anything,
unknown; we don't even know if it results in their deaths. However, it's generally more than willing he took up Johnson's offer to cooperate with regular UNSC personnel.
* OnceForYesTwiceForNo: Can only communicate via prerecorded messages and traffic signs, meaning that it has to get a bit creative when interacting with humans:
** When attempting to ask marines to not blow up a bridge, it asks them to "Keep It Clean, Respect Public Property." When faced with
join the eventuality that the Covenant would soon be accessing its datacenter, the AI releases the bridge controls and ironically responds"'Bridge Toll Accepted, Have a Pleasant Trip."
** If it wants the Rookie to, say, go right, it'll do something like light up a sign to say "Keep Right."
** Vergil's final message in [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST "Sadie's Story"]] is pieced together from various recordings it made of the other characters' dialogue.
* RoboCam: We occasionally get glimpses from the Superintendent's perspective through its cameras, complete with data readouts and scanning capabilities.
* RoboSpeak: Unlike "Smart" [=AIs=] like Cortana, the Superintendent's voice is distinctly artificial-sounding.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:The Superintendent ends up being downloaded by a runaway Covenant Engineer, with the two eventually becoming one personality.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Sadie, thanks to Vergil. [[spoiler:Its devotion is so strong that it remains completely loyal to her even after merging with the Engineer.]]
Marine Corps.



[[folder: Auntie Dot]]
!!'''Auntie Dot''' (ADT 6849-9)
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->'''Creation date: May 9, 2541'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Carole Ruggier'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Veronica Lopez Treviño (Mexico)'''

A "Dumb" AI assigned to assist NOBLE Team, she provided intelligence support to them during the Fall of Reach.
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* ExpositionFairy: In ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
* MissionControl: For NOBLE Team during the Fall of Reach.
* NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler:Carter does not answer her after being critically wounded near the end of the game]], she notes that he is scaring her.
* TheStoic: As a "Dumb" AI, Auntie Dot does not have as much of a personality as Cortana or Serina, and simply provides NOBLE Team with information without any additional comments.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: In fact, she seems to [[TheVoice completely lack a holographic avatar]], unlike most [=AIs=].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate is never made clear in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', since she is not actually in the armor of any of the Spartans and is at an unknown location on the planet. Even the planet being [[DeathFromAbove glassed]] is no guarantee of her death if she was still on Reach, since there have been [=AIs=] who survived glassings thanks to their storage facilities being located underground.

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[[folder: Auntie Dot]]
!!'''Auntie Dot''' (ADT 6849-9)
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->'''Creation date: May 9, 2541'''
->'''Voiced in English by: Carole Ruggier'''
->'''Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Veronica Lopez Treviño (Mexico)'''

A "Dumb" AI assigned to assist NOBLE Team, she provided intelligence support to them during
Wallace Jenkins]]
!!'''Wallace A. Jenkins'''

See
the Fall of Reach.
----
* ExpositionFairy: In ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
* MissionControl: For NOBLE Team during the Fall of Reach.
* NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler:Carter does not answer her after being critically wounded near the end of the game]], she notes that he is scaring her.
* TheStoic: As a "Dumb" AI, Auntie Dot does not have as much of a personality as Cortana or Serina, and simply provides NOBLE Team with information without any additional comments.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: In fact, she seems to [[TheVoice completely lack a holographic avatar]], unlike most [=AIs=].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate is never made clear in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', since she is not actually in the armor of any of the Spartans and is at an unknown location on the planet. Even the planet being [[DeathFromAbove glassed]] is no guarantee of her death if she was still on Reach, since there have been [=AIs=] who survived glassings thanks to their storage facilities being located underground.
Characters/HaloUNSCMarinesAndODST page for more details.



[[folder: Isabel]]
!!'''Isabel (ISA 1307-2)'''
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->'''Creation date: March 2556'''

An AI serving at the Henry Lamb Research Outpost on the Ark, Isabel was the only survivor when the Banished attacked the facility and massacred the research team. Distraught and terrified, she sent out a distress call which was answered by the crew of the ''Spirit of Fire'', leading to her rescue by Red Team.

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!!Corbulo Military Academy

[[folder: Isabel]]
!!'''Isabel (ISA 1307-2)'''
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In General]]
!!'''Corbulo Academy of Military Science'''
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tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isabel_0.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a956778998095a23e3d8692a2b1fde55.png]]
->'''Creation date: March 2556'''

An AI serving at
-->"''Axios!''"

Located on Circinius IV,
the Henry Lamb Research Outpost on the Ark, Isabel was the only survivor when the Banished attacked the facility and massacred the research team. Distraught and terrified, she sent out a distress call which was answered by the crew Corbulo Academy of Military Science (CAMS) is one of the ''Spirit premier Officer Candidate Schools in the UNSC, with many of Fire'', leading to her rescue by Red Team. its cadets being the children of the elite of UNSC society.



* CowardlyLion: Is absolutely terrified of Atriox and the Banished, yet unhesitatingly does her best to help the ''Spirit''[='s=] crew fight them.
* {{Foil}}: Compared to Serina. She's not even supposed to be a combat AI, starts the game traumatized because she "failed" to protect her people, and remains relatively innocent compared to Serina's snarky serenity. Visually, she's orange-red to Serina's cool blue, and is boyish and androgynous where Serina is feminine and curvy. Serina is in a professional-looking outfit with long, neatly-coiffed hair, while Isabel is in a utilitarian tank-top and pants with short, messy, boyish hair. Serina helped out of duty against the Covenant, while secretly also caring for her crew, but Isabel wears her guilt on her sleeve, and feels ItsPersonal with the Banished.
* LikeADuckTakesToWater: She's a civilian AI, but grows pretty quickly into her new role as a military AI. It helps that she already specialized in logistics.
* ItsPersonal: Atriox slaughtered her friends.
* MissionControl: After being taken in by the ''Spirit of Fire'', one of her main roles becomes being mission support for the guys on the ground.
* MrExposition: Serves as this in-universe, bringing Cutter and his crew up to speed on what happened while they've been adrift.
* SoleSurvivor: The only one of the UNSC's research teams on the Ark to survive the Banished attack.
* SurvivorGuilt: Isabel clearly feels very distraught at having seen the Banished slaughter the researchers she considered her friends.

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* CowardlyLion: Is absolutely terrified of Atriox and the Banished, yet unhesitatingly does her best to help the ''Spirit''[='s=] crew fight them.
* {{Foil}}: Compared to Serina. She's not even supposed to be a combat AI, starts the game traumatized because she "failed" to protect her people, and remains relatively innocent compared to Serina's snarky serenity. Visually, she's orange-red to Serina's cool blue, and is boyish and androgynous where Serina is feminine and curvy. Serina is in a professional-looking outfit with long, neatly-coiffed hair, while Isabel is in a utilitarian tank-top and pants with short, messy, boyish hair. Serina helped out of duty against the Covenant, while secretly also caring for her crew, but Isabel wears her guilt on her sleeve, and feels ItsPersonal with the Banished.
* LikeADuckTakesToWater: She's a civilian AI, but grows pretty quickly into her new role as a military AI. It helps that she already specialized in logistics.
* ItsPersonal: Atriox slaughtered her friends.
* MissionControl: After
BoardingSchool: With its cadets all being about fifteen to eighteen years old.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Structured like a university despite its students being around high school age. It even has its own SpaceElevator.
* MilitarySchool: One of the most renowned in the UNSC.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: The school's motto is
taken in from a quote said by the ''Spirit of Fire'', one of her main roles becomes being mission support for the guys school's namesake as he committed suicide on the ground.
* MrExposition: Serves as this in-universe, bringing Cutter
orders of Emperor Nero, with superintendent General Black saying that Corbulo represented the "honor, valor, and his crew up to speed on what happened while they've been adrift.
* SoleSurvivor: The only one
allegiance" expected of cadets. Indeed, Black believed that defeating the UNSC's research teams on the Ark Insurrection would require instilling colony kids (including many of Corbulo's own cadets) with a rigorously pro-UEG education.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Roman general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaeus_Domitius_Corbulo Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo]].
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Which roughly translates
to survive the Banished attack.
* SurvivorGuilt: Isabel clearly feels very distraught at having seen the Banished slaughter the researchers she considered her friends.
"I am worthy".



[[folder: Wellsley]]
!!'''Wellsley'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The other AI stationed aboard the ''Pillar of Autumn''. His avatar is an 18th-century British Army officer.

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[[folder: Wellsley]]
!!'''Wellsley'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

Gen. Daniel Black]]
!!'''General Daniel Black'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Mike Dopud'''

-->''"Send me you sons, your daughters. And I will transform their bodies, I will discipline their minds, and I will rid their hearts of fear. Make no mistake. This is a call to arms.
The other AI stationed aboard enemy is out there waiting, in the ''Pillar shadows of Autumn''. His avatar those stars, to slaughter our future. So I ask you: What will your legacy be? Send me the next generation of soldiers and I will give you the next generation of heroes."''

The superintendent of Corbulo Academy of Military Science in the year 2526, Black
is an 18th-century British Army officer.a decorated Marine with a hardline attitude towards the Insurrection.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Has a tendency to refer to himself like he's the actual Duke of Wellington, complete with references to the Battle of Waterloo.
* CharacterDeath: Dies when Lt. [=McKay=] destroys the ''Truth and Reconciliation'' to prevent Colonel Silva from taking the Flood back to Earth.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]ServileSnarker: Frequently makes snarky comments towards Silva.
* HeroicSacrifice: He is aware of [=McKay=] preparing to destroy the ''Truth and Reconciliation'' but does nothing to stop her, knowing the threat the Flood represents if Silva is allowed to carry out his plan. Wellsley's last comments to Silva are that he can be proud for training [=McKay=] so well.
* HonestAdvisor: Loyal to Colonel Silva's forces, but won't hesitate to call out the colonel himself; this is particularly apparent when he sides with [=McKay=] in attempting to convince Silva to not bring live samples of the Flood back to Earth, condemning the colonel when he refuses to listen to reason:
-->'''Wellsley:''' Then God help you, because if your plan fails, no one else will have the power to do so.
* MissionControl: To Major Silva's forces.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: As part of his Duke of Wellington persona, he has all the typical mannerisms of an 18th-century British nobleman officer.
* ShoutOut: It's stated that he resembles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wellesley,_1st_Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]], 1st Duke of Wellington.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For Silva's [=ODSTs=].

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Has a tendency to refer to himself like he's the actual Duke of Wellington, complete with references to the Battle of Waterloo.
* CharacterDeath: Dies when Lt. [=McKay=] destroys [[spoiler:Lasky finds his body in the ''Truth driver's seat of a Warthog the cadets then use to escape.]]
* CigarChomper: Like many UNSC officers, he seems to have a fondness for cigars.
* FourStarBadass: Earned his stripes fighting against Insurrectionists during Operation: TREBUCHET.
* SecretKeeper: Being a high-ranking officer in charge of a major UNSC facility near the edge of UNSC space he is one of the handful of officers informed about the Covenant during the early months of the war. He kept news of the aliens from the staff
and Reconciliation'' students while instituting communications blackouts to prevent Colonel Silva from taking leaks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To
the Flood back UNSC. He views the military as the only thing keeping order among humanity and views the insurrectionists as selfish and violent people who needed to Earth.
be crushed.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]ServileSnarker: Frequently makes snarky comments towards Silva.
* HeroicSacrifice:
VeteranInstructor: He is aware of [=McKay=] preparing to destroy a highly decorated veteran and is responsible for teaching the ''Truth and Reconciliation'' but does nothing next generation of UNSC officers, a duty he takes very seriously. Black is noted to stop her, knowing the threat the Flood represents if Silva is allowed to carry out his plan. Wellsley's last comments to Silva are that he can be proud for personally intervene when a training [=McKay=] so well.
* HonestAdvisor: Loyal
squad is not performing as well as expected in order to Colonel Silva's forces, but won't hesitate to call out solve whatever issues are causing the colonel himself; this is particularly apparent when he sides with [=McKay=] in attempting to convince Silva to not bring live samples of the Flood back to Earth, condemning the colonel when he refuses to listen to reason:
-->'''Wellsley:''' Then God help you, because if your plan fails, no one else will have the power to do so.
* MissionControl: To Major Silva's forces.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: As part of his Duke of Wellington persona, he has all the typical mannerisms of an 18th-century British nobleman officer.
* ShoutOut: It's stated that he resembles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wellesley,_1st_Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]], 1st Duke of Wellington.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For Silva's [=ODSTs=].
problem.



[[folder: Jerrod]]
!!'''Jerrod'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The first experimental "micro" artificial intelligence, Jerrod has been at Dr. Halsey's side for over two decades.

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[[folder: Jerrod]]
!!'''Jerrod'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The first experimental "micro" artificial intelligence, Jerrod has been
Col. Kennedy Mehaffey]]
!!'''Colonel Kennedy Lynn "Icepick" Mehaffey'''
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->'''Homeworld: Desdoron V'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AyeletZurer'''

A professor
at Dr. Halsey's side for over two decades. the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, she served with Thomas Lasky's mother as an ODST before taking her position at the academy.



* BritishStuffiness: Has the persona of a stuffy British butler.
* JackOfAllTrades: Lacks both the sheer intelligence of a "true" smart AI, and the immense computing power and specialist capabilities of traditional dumb [=AIs=]. However, he does have ''a'' spark of creativity (unlike a dumb AI), can last indefinitely (unlike smart [=AIs=]), and is still far smarter than a normal computer.
* TheJeeves: The closest thing Halsey has to a personal assistant.
* {{Pride}}: The ''Hunt the Signal'' ARG reveals that he's surprisingly arrogant, with him repeatedly mocking the players as they try to break past his security into Halsey's archive.
-->"I can spin through a hundred-thousand cycles in the time it takes you to rename an access drive. You've got no chance against me."
-->"I have built worlds in my mind. You can barely assemble words."
* RememberTheNewGuy: Not mentioned at all in ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' or ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', despite the reveal in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' that Halsey keeps him on hand at all times. This got even more egregious when [[VideoGame/HaloReach Halsey's journal]] revealed that Jerrod's been at her side over ''two decades''.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Halsey; [[spoiler:even after her arrest, Jerrod still loyally guards her archives]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is not mentioned at all in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', despite the fact that he was still with Halsey at the end of ''Ghosts of Onyx''. However, ''Hunt the Signal'' reveals that he's ''still'' alive and active as of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.

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* BritishStuffiness: Has ActionGirl: As a former ODST, she's still able to fight alongside her men when the persona of a stuffy British butler.
Covenant invade.
* JackOfAllTrades: Lacks both CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot in the sheer intelligence of throat with a "true" smart AI, and needler while trying to protect the immense computing power and specialist capabilities of traditional dumb [=AIs=]. However, he does have ''a'' spark of creativity (unlike a dumb AI), can last indefinitely (unlike smart [=AIs=]), and cadets.]]
* ColonelBadass: She may no longer be fighting on the frontlines, but she
is still far smarter than plenty badass.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Considering how Needler guns work, even without
a normal computer.[[StuffBlowingUp supercombination explosion]].]]
* KnifeNut: Part of the reason why she got her nickname back when she was still an active combatant. Mahaffey preferred to engage in close-quarters combat with her knife.
* TheMentor: Tries to be one to Lasky, and succeeds to some degree.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Dies in the early stages of the Covenant invasion.]]
* RuggedScar: Has a scar next to her right eye.
* SheIsTheKing: She's referred to as "sir", like all the female officers at Corbulo.

* TheJeeves: The closest thing Halsey has to ShroudedInMyth: Said scar was a personal assistant.
* {{Pride}}: The ''Hunt the Signal'' ARG reveals that he's surprisingly arrogant, with him repeatedly mocking the players as they try to break past his security into Halsey's archive.
-->"I can spin through a hundred-thousand cycles in the time it takes you to rename an access drive. You've got no chance against me."
-->"I have built worlds in my mind. You can barely assemble words."
* RememberTheNewGuy: Not mentioned at all in ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'' or ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', despite the reveal in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' that Halsey keeps him on hand at all times. This got even more egregious when [[VideoGame/HaloReach Halsey's journal]] revealed that Jerrod's been at
source of many urban legends among Corbulo's students during her side over ''two decades''.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Halsey; [[spoiler:even after her arrest, Jerrod still loyally guards her archives]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is not mentioned at all in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', despite
tenure, due to the fact that he she was still with Halsey at famously transferred off the end of ''Ghosts of Onyx''. However, ''Hunt the Signal'' reveals that he's ''still'' alive frontlines "without a scratch" from combat.
* VeteranInstructor: Like General Black, she is a highly-decorated soldier who takes a very hands-on role in training
and active as of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.mentoring recruits.



[[folder: Mack]]
!!'''Mack / Loki'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The Smart AI in charge of maintaining the colony of Harvest's agricultural systems, as well as assisting the citizens of the planet. He is very flirtatious towards and fond of Sif, the AI in charge of Harvest's shipping operations. He can also be turned into Loki, a former warship AI placed by ONI to defend and monitor the colony. His chosen avatar is that of an American cowboy, reminiscent of those from 20th-century western movies.

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[[folder: Mack]]
!!'''Mack / Loki'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The Smart AI in charge of maintaining
April Orenski]]
!!'''Officer Cadet April Orenski''' (45353-09738-AO)
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/703e99dc66f037dd5ca50f6a5c72a2c7.png]]
->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: June 18, 2508'''
->'''Portrayed by: Enisha Brewster'''

A senior cadet at
the colony Corbulo Academy of Harvest's agricultural systems, as well as assisting Military Science in 2526. She is the citizens leader of the planet. He is very flirtatious towards and fond of Sif, the AI in charge of Harvest's shipping operations. He can also be turned into Loki, a former warship AI placed by ONI to defend and monitor the colony. His chosen avatar is that of an American cowboy, reminiscent of those from 20th-century western movies.Hastati Squad.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Loki betrays Mack's trust by trying to destroy Sif, Mack retaliates by destroying Loki's fragment aboard the Tiara and using his army of [=JOTUNs=] to prevent Loki from firing his mass driver at Sif. It's only after Sif herself talks Mack down that Loki finally gets his way.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his eccentricities (like using actual speech to talk to Sif instead of communicating electronically), Mack is more than capable of doing his job, which includes simultaneously operating Harvest's almost one million JOTUN agricultural machines.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a lightly sardonic sense of humor. [[spoiler:Both the "Deadpan" and "Snarker" parts are upped to DissonantSerenity levels whenever Loki is impersonating Mack.]]
* EvilMakeover: [[spoiler:Though Mack and Loki have basically the same avatar, Loki's "true" form has a much cleaner and more clinical look; unlike Mack, his clothes have no dust or grime, and his hair is neatly combed and slicked down.]]
* TheFace: Unlike Sif or Loki, Mack likes to interact directly with the people of Harvest, who in return see him as something of a favorite uncle; during the evacuation of Gladsheim, the mere presence of Mack's avatar is enough to keep the refugees calm, [[spoiler:even though it's actually just Loki impersonating him]].
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:Mack's accusations of "Liar! Liar! Liar!" against Loki after the latter tries to kill Sif.]]
* NiceGuy: Mack is definitely one. [[spoiler:Loki not so much.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Loki's eyes have a red glint, [[spoiler:which Sif notices right before he starts to delete her]].
* RoboRomance: Mack has a thing for Sif. [[spoiler:She eventually reciprocates, just before her death.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Mack descends into rampancy as the Covenant destroy more and more of the [=JOTUNs=] maintaining his core logic; he spends his final moments continually sending messages to an already dead Sif.]]
* SplitPersonalityTeam: Mack and Loki has something of this dynamic, given that they share the same data center and avatar.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Loki is willing to make any sacrifice to ensure the safety of humanity, to the point where he sees no reason why he shouldn't kill Sif to prevent her from falling into Covenant hands after promising Mack he would keep her safe.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Loki betrays Mack's trust by trying to destroy Sif, Mack retaliates by destroying Loki's fragment aboard the Tiara and using his army ActionGirl: One of [=JOTUNs=] to prevent Loki from firing his mass driver at Sif. It's only after Sif herself talks Mack down that Loki finally gets his way.two Hastati cadets to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Definitely a hardass; at one point she even disciplines Lasky by shooting him point-blank with stun rounds.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the above, she does care about her squad.
* TheLeader: In charge of maintain discipline of Hastati Squad, while either Lasky or Vickers has command in training exercises which she oversees. [[spoiler:She's definitely out of her depth during the Covenant attack, but she does about as well as a cadet with no field experience could in her situation.
]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his eccentricities (like using actual speech to talk to Sif instead MilitaryBrat: Daughter of communicating electronically), Mack is more than capable of doing his job, which includes simultaneously operating Harvest's almost one million JOTUN agricultural machines.
two high-ranking officers.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a lightly sardonic sense of humor. [[spoiler:Both NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Despite her stoic reputation, she's clearly freaked out when the "Deadpan" and "Snarker" parts are upped to DissonantSerenity levels whenever Loki is impersonating Mack.Covenant invade Corbulo Academy.]]
* EvilMakeover: [[spoiler:Though Mack SheIsTheKing: Like Col. Maheffey, referred to as "sir".
* TheStoic: Lasky
and Loki have basically the same avatar, Loki's "true" form has a much cleaner and more clinical look; unlike Mack, his clothes have no dust or grime, and his hair is neatly combed and slicked down.]]
* TheFace: Unlike Sif or Loki, Mack likes
Sully refer to interact directly with the people of Harvest, who in return see him as something of a favorite uncle; during the evacuation of Gladsheim, the mere presence of Mack's avatar is enough to keep the refugees calm, [[spoiler:even though it's actually just Loki impersonating him]].
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:Mack's accusations of "Liar! Liar! Liar!" against Loki after the latter tries to kill Sif.]]
* NiceGuy: Mack is definitely one. [[spoiler:Loki not so much.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Loki's eyes have a red glint, [[spoiler:which Sif notices right before he starts to delete her]].
* RoboRomance: Mack has a thing for Sif. [[spoiler:She eventually reciprocates, just before
her death.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Mack descends into rampancy
as the Covenant destroy more and more of the [=JOTUNs=] maintaining his core logic; he spends his final moments continually sending messages to an already dead Sif.]]
* SplitPersonalityTeam: Mack and Loki has something of this dynamic, given that they share the same data center and avatar.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Loki is willing to make any sacrifice to ensure the safety of humanity, to the point where he sees no reason why he shouldn't kill Sif to prevent her from falling into Covenant hands after promising Mack he would keep her safe.]]
"the Robot".



[[folder: Sif]]
!!'''Sif'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The Smart AI in charge of Harvest's shipping operations, and based out of the colony's space elevator station. She is often exasperated by Mack's flirtatious nature. Her chosen avatar is a woman with long golden hair wearing an ankle-length sleeveless gown and a red poncho that she drapes over her shoulders. She speaks with the accent of Nordic royalty.

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[[folder: Sif]]
!!'''Sif'''
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

The Smart AI
Chyler Silva]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Chyler Silva'''
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->'''Homeworld: Cygnus'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AnnaPopplewell'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science
in charge 2526, serving in Hastati Squad. She spent much of Harvest's shipping operations, her youth surrounded by Insurrectionist violence on Mamore, and based out of the colony's space elevator station. She is often exasperated by Mack's flirtatious nature. Her chosen avatar is believes they have to be stopped, a woman view which clashes with long golden hair wearing an ankle-length sleeveless gown and a red poncho that she drapes over her shoulders. She speaks with the accent of Nordic royalty.friend Lasky's more tolerant opinion towards them.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: A minor example. Harvest's space elevators are compared to golden strands of hair, and Sif's avatar is a golden-haired woman.
* DefrostingIceQueen: As the situation on Harvest worsens, she gradually comes to enjoy Mack's presence.
* FantasticArousal: A non-sexual version: Sif's brain donor enjoyed having her hair brushed, and Sif gets a similar pleasure from "feeling" the containers move through Harvest's space elevators.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Despite her rampancy, she dies content.]]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish the job in order to prevent her data from falling into Covenant hands.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Sif is Type B, and finds it frustrating how Mack is able to so efficiently push her buttons. One example of such is when he mentions a Creator/WilliamShakespeare quote and jokes about her not knowing what it is, and she's so irritated by it that she replies by spamming him the complete works of Shakespeare in several different languages. He just finds this overreaction amusing.
* PreSacrificeFinalGoodbye: [[spoiler:Just before her death, she sends Mack a transmission of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, indicating that she did love him.]]
* RoboRomance: Mack has a thing for her, [[spoiler:and she reciprocates just before her death.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Descends into rampancy due to Loki nearly completely deleting her, despite Lighter Than Some's efforts. Despite this, she remains loyal to humanity.]]
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Harvest's people consider her the closest thing they have to royalty, and she generally tries to limit any direct vocal contact with them, since she considers casual conversation be a selfish indulgence. Even when she does speak to people, she tries to stay as professional as possible.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: A minor example. Harvest's space elevators are compared to golden strands of hair, ActionGirl: Possibly Hastati's most talented soldier.
* BadassNormal: The highest kill-count among Hastati Squad,
and Sif's avatar is a golden-haired woman.
* DefrostingIceQueen: As the situation on Harvest worsens, she gradually comes
one of only two of its members who manage to enjoy Mack's presence.
kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* FantasticArousal: A non-sexual version: Sif's brain donor enjoyed having her hair brushed, and Sif DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In Lasky's]].
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler:She
gets hit with a similar pleasure from "feeling" needle shard in the containers move through Harvest's space elevators.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Despite her rampancy, she dies content.
stomach, and doesn't even notice it until the action calms down. Her death is pretty slow and painful.]]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish FriendlySniper: She's one of the job friendliest cadets, and is one of the best shots in order to prevent her data from falling into Hastati Squad. She even wields a Covenant hands.carbine in Part 4.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's only a cadet, but she manages to pick off a Jackal sniper while using a carbine for the first time, and takes down at least two shield-wielding Jackals while firing an assault rifle from a ''moving'' Warthog.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For Lasky, who has kept her dog tags over thirty years after her death.
]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Sif is Type B, MilitaryBrat: Her parents served and finds it frustrating how Mack is able to so efficiently push her buttons. died in the UNSC Defense Force.
* NiceGirl:
One example of such is when he mentions a Creator/WilliamShakespeare quote and jokes about her not knowing what it is, and she's so irritated by it that she replies by spamming him the complete works of Shakespeare in several different languages. He just finds this overreaction amusing.
* PreSacrificeFinalGoodbye: [[spoiler:Just
few people who is actually nice to Lasky even before he shows his commanding skills, and one of only two cadets who are friends with him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to
her death, parents dying in the military.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:After being hit by a single Needler shard while Lasky is driving the Warthog to try to escape the planet,
she sends Mack a transmission of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, indicating that only notices it after they stop for the moment. However, not quite as sudden as other examples, as she did love him.]]
* RoboRomance: Mack
has a thing for her, [[spoiler:and she reciprocates just before death sequence that allows her death.]]
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Descends into rampancy due to Loki nearly completely deleting her, despite Lighter Than Some's efforts. Despite this, she remains loyal to humanity.]]
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Harvest's people consider her the closest thing they have to royalty, and she generally tries to limit any direct vocal contact with them, since she considers casual conversation be a selfish indulgence. Even when she does speak to people, she tries to stay as professional as possible.
some last actions.]]



[[folder: Black-Box]]
!!'''Black-Box''' (BBX-8995-1)
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/black_box.jpg]]
->'''Creation date: August 17, 2552'''
->'''Voiced by: Peter Serafinowicz'''

Often called "BB" for short, Black-Box is a Smart AI who was initially assigned to ONI unit Kilo-Five after the end of the war against the Covenant, and is the current assistant to the head of ONI herself. His avatar is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Black Box]].

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[[folder: Black-Box]]
!!'''Black-Box''' (BBX-8995-1)
Michael Sullivan]]
!!'''Commander Michael "Sully" Sullivan''' (26582-72839-MS)
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->'''Creation date: August 17, 2552'''
->'''Voiced
->'''Homeworld: Emerald Cove'''
->'''Birthdate: September 3, 2510'''
->'''Portrayed and voiced
by: Peter Serafinowicz'''

Often called "BB" for short, Black-Box is a Smart AI who
Masam Holden (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/JerryTrainor (''ARG/HuntTheTruth'')'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, Sullivan
was initially assigned to ONI unit Kilo-Five after the end one of the war against the Covenant, and few members of Hastati Squad to be friends with Lasky. He is the current assistant skilled at hacking, to the head point of being able to access even restricted ONI herself. His avatar is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Black Box]].files.

Following graduation, he joined the UNSC Navy, and was eventually recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the Human-Covenant war ends, he becomes ONI's Senior Communications Director.



* AndroidsArePeopleToo: He doesn't care for being "human", but he does hope that his kind will one day stand alongside their creators as at least equals.
* TheAtoner: Indirectly. [[spoiler:His brain donor, Graham Alban, was a researcher for the SPARTAN-II program who committed suicide out of guilt for his role in the project, but not before he requested that his brain be used for a AI designed to support Spartans; this explains both BB's absolute hatred for Halsey, and his relative sympathy for Osman, as well as for Naomi and her Insurrectionist father.]]
* BerserkButton: Though he generally accepts ONI's moral shadiness (and is indeed on quite friendly terms with both Parangosky and [[spoiler:Osman]]), he strongly ''hates'' Dr. Halsey for her role in the Spartan-II program. [[spoiler:This is later explained by the reveal that his brain donor committed suicide out of guilt for his own role in the project.]]
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Indeed, the reason why his avatar is a box instead of a human is because he doesn't want to represent himself as something he considers to be intellectually inferior.
* TheCracker: Very much so to his enemies, even those within ONI.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not even his ONI superiors or the rationale behind Kilo-Five's own mission escape his scorn.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Becomes something resembling a friend to the rest of Kilo-Five as time goes on, despite his wariness about getting too close to humans.
* InsufferableGenius: Described as being deeply narcissistic, and he certainly doesn't hide it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Does care for the rest of Kilo-Five in his own way, and expresses sympathy towards the parents of the kidnapped Spartan-II candidates.
** Despite taking part in [[spoiler:Iona's sham trial]], he's quite sympathetic towards both her and her cause, and does his best to keep her [[LetThemDieHappy feeling hopeful]] [[spoiler:even as she's being put into stasis]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Deliberately erases part of his own memory so that ONI will believe that Naomi's father died when the ''Pious Inquisitor'' self-destructed.]]
* MissionControl: For Kilo-Five. Years later, he's assigned to be this for Maya Sankar.
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Is revealed to be one for Parangosky, who was good friends with his original brain donor.]]
* SelfDuplication: Can split off "dumb" fragments of himself that can operate independently.
* ServileSnarker: Something of this to both Parangosky and Osman.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For Kilo-Five.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like much of ONI, he expresses little regret for doing what he considers necessary if morally unpleasant tasks.

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* AndroidsArePeopleToo: He doesn't care for being "human", but he does hope ActualPacifist: States in his [[AllThereInTheManual cadet interview]] that his kind will one day stand alongside their creators as at least equals.
* TheAtoner: Indirectly. [[spoiler:His brain donor, Graham Alban, was
he's unsure about whether he could actually kill another human, with plans to become a researcher for like his father instead. However, this seems to have fully worn off by the SPARTAN-II program who committed suicide out time he joined ONI.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Goes from being a laid-back PlayfulHacker to a ruthless cog in ONI's propaganda machine.
* BreakTheCutie: Sullivan was easily the friendliest and most laid-back
of guilt for his role Hastati Squad. By the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', [[spoiler:his roommate and two other squadmates have been killed by the Covenant, who've also massacred most of the rest of the academy, and he himself gets nailed in the project, but not before he requested that his brain be used for leg with a AI designed to support Spartans; this explains both BB's absolute hatred for Halsey, and his relative sympathy for Osman, as well as for Naomi and her Insurrectionist father.needle round.]]
* BerserkButton: Though he generally accepts ONI's moral shadiness (and is indeed on quite friendly terms with both Parangosky and [[spoiler:Osman]]), he strongly ''hates'' Dr. Halsey BrilliantButLazy: His laid-back attitude led to his father sending him to Corbulo for her structure. Even then, he was not too concerned about performing poorly in training exercises, spending considerable effort to avoid any real hardships.
* CynicismCatalyst: The events of ''Forward Unto Dawn'' played a major
role in the Spartan-II program. [[spoiler:This is later explained regarding who he became by the reveal time of ''Hunt the Truth''.
* DisappearedDad: Mentions in his cadet interview
that his brain donor committed suicide out of guilt father was a researcher for the UNSC, with the implication that he died sometime before the start of ''Forward Unto Dawn'', which serves as part of Sullivan's motivation for continuing to attend Corbulo, despite having no real ill will against the Innies.
** Additionally, supplementary information mentions that he and
his own role siblings were primarily raised by their mother, due to their busy father being all but absent from their lives (except for being the parent who sent Michael to Corbulo in the project.first place).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Maya is forced to admit the validity of his point that releasing all the intel could possibly do more harm than good, though she still thinks he's an asshole.
* NiceGuy: As a cadet at Corbulo.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Reveals in Season 2 of ''Hunt the Truth'' that as horrible as Benjamin's Giraud's situation currently is under ONI custody, it was even worse before he decided to step in.
]]
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Indeed, the reason why his avatar is a box instead of a human is because PlayfulHacker: At Corbulo, he doesn't want to represent himself as noticed that ONI was hiding something he considers from the cadets and decided to be intellectually inferior.
*
hack into restricted files to find out what.
**
TheCracker: Very much so Once he starts to his enemies, even those within ONI.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not even his ONI superiors or the rationale behind Kilo-Five's own mission escape his scorn.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Becomes something resembling a friend to the rest of Kilo-Five as time goes on, despite his wariness about getting too close to humans.
* InsufferableGenius: Described as being deeply narcissistic, and he certainly doesn't hide it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Does care for the rest of Kilo-Five in his own way, and expresses sympathy towards the parents of the kidnapped Spartan-II candidates.
** Despite taking part in [[spoiler:Iona's sham trial]],
dig deeper, he's quite sympathetic towards both her and her cause, and does his best less playful about it. Still a heroic example, though less so after he himself joins ONI.
* PluckyComicRelief: Is able
to keep her [[LetThemDieHappy feeling hopeful]] up some semblance of humor [[spoiler:even during the Covenant invasion]].
* PropagandaMachine: Becomes a member of ONI's Section Two after the war. Especially ironic when you consider that one of the first things he did
as she's being put a cadet was to hack into stasis]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Deliberately erases part of his own memory so
files that ONI will believe ''didn't'' want him to see.
* TheSmartGuy: As a cadet, he not only managed to figure out
that Naomi's ONI was hiding some very big secrets, but could also hack their files. Note that this is an organization that prides itself on its paranoid security measures, including having its files guarded by frickin' smart [=AIs=]. Not surprisingly, he originally hoped to become a UNSC researcher, like his father died was. However, he ended up putting his technological and analytical talents to use as an ONI agent instead.
* TheSpook: Particularly during the war,
when he was part of ONI's Section One.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** By
the ''Pious Inquisitor'' self-destructed.]]
* MissionControl: For Kilo-Five. Years later, he's assigned to be this for Maya Sankar.
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Is revealed to be one for Parangosky, who was good friends
time of ''Hunt The Truth'', it's clear that the class clown of Corbulo Academy has become quite cold, with whatever is left of his original brain donor.]]
* SelfDuplication: Can split off "dumb" fragments of himself that can operate independently.
* ServileSnarker: Something of this to both Parangosky and Osman.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For Kilo-Five.
old self being just a facade.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like much ** He's also pretty dismissive of ONI, Agent Maya Sankar, more or less brushing off her warnings about the unrest in the Outer Colonies.
* UnscrupulousHero: When
he expresses little regret for doing what he considers necessary if morally unpleasant tasks.was still with the regular Navy, his extreme ruthlessness unnerved even his own superiors... and led to his recruitment by ONI.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was definitely the most easygoing cadet among Hastati Squad in 2526, but this is no longer the case by 2558.



[[folder: Rebecca]]
!!'''Rebecca'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7f17090aaf0bda27f07383a64b34a976.png]]
->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

-->''"We're at war, Commander. Reach has fallen. Our backs are against the wall. Extreme measures are necessary to ensure our survival."''

An ONI Smart AI assigned to the UNSC ''Red Horse'' to ensure ONI's experiments on the prison ship ''Mona Lisa'' are covered up. She has two avatars: one of a middle-aged Italian woman in a flower dress, and another described as a cross between Athena and Ares.

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[[folder: Rebecca]]
!!'''Rebecca'''
Walter Vickers]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Walter Vickers'''
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->'''Creation date: Unknown'''

-->''"We're
->'''Homeworld: Boundary'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Iain Belcher'''

A freshman cadet
at war, Commander. Reach has fallen. Our backs are against the wall. Extreme measures are necessary to ensure our survival."''

An ONI Smart AI assigned to
Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He took over as team leader of Hastati Squad after Lasky was demoted. He hates the UNSC ''Red Horse'' to ensure ONI's experiments on the prison ship ''Mona Lisa'' are covered up. She has two avatars: one of a middle-aged Italian woman in a flower dress, Insurrection and another described dislikes Lasky for his sympathetic views towards them, as a cross between Athena and Ares.well as for his questioning of his leadership ability.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Foucault notes that she is over six years old, and displays some signs of rampancy. She is not happy when he points this out this fact and that he will order her mental state investigated.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Uses her middle-aged form to make people around her feel more relaxed. In part to prevent this, Commander Foucault often insists that she stays in her warrior form when speaking to him.
* {{Jerkass}}: The entire crew of ''Red Horse'' pretty much despises her due to her secretive and uncaring nature.
* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse: The ''Red Horse'''s previous AI Chauncey was suddenly replaced by Rebecca before the mission. He was well-liked and open with the crew, while Rebecca is cold, secretive, and extremely disliked.
* TheSpook: An AI version of one anyway.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Foucault notes TheBigGuy: The fittest member of Hastati.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He charges at the Elite to try and give the other cadets a chance to escape, and is shot in the chest for his efforts.]]
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: States in his cadet interview
that she is over six years old, and displays some signs of rampancy. She being at Corbulo is not happy when he points this out this fact and that he will order her mental state investigated.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Uses her middle-aged form
about making friends, but learning to make people around her feel more relaxed. In part to prevent this, Commander Foucault often insists that she stays in her warrior form when speaking to him.
be the best soldier possible, which suits him just fine.
* {{Jerkass}}: The entire crew of ''Red Horse'' pretty much despises her due Insults Lasky by making a crack about his dead brother as revenge for Lasky's behavior in training exercises. While he has good reason to her secretive and uncaring nature.
be pissed at Lasky, that crossed a line.
* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse: The ''Red Horse'''s previous AI Chauncey was suddenly replaced by Rebecca before the mission. He was well-liked and open JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After Lasky comes up with a plan that wins Hastati squad the crew, while Rebecca final exercise of the semester, Vickers gives him a respectful nod. [[spoiler:He also attempts to give the rest of Hastati a chance to escape by charging an Elite by himself.]]
* TheLeader: He
is cold, secretive, and extremely disliked.
* TheSpook: An AI version
the team leader of Hastati Squad during at least one anyway.of their exercises.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:The other cadets fail to run. They are saved by the Master Chief seconds later, which suggests that everyone, including him, might've lived had Vickers kept quiet.]]



[[folder: Mo Ye]]
!!'''Mo Ye'''
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->'''Creation date: Unknown'''
->'''Voiced by: Creator/MonaMarshall'''

A Smart AI aboard the UNSC ''Heart of Midlothian''. She is represented as a middle aged Asian woman.

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[[folder: Mo Ye]]
!!'''Mo Ye'''
Dimah Tchakova]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Dimah Tchakova'''
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->'''Creation date: Unknown'''
->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/9c69a8d9da3d862b39ed64f5b43c1dd0.jpg]]
->'''Homeworld: Reach'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed
by: Creator/MonaMarshall'''

Katerina Katelieva'''

A Smart AI aboard freshman cadet at the UNSC ''Heart Corbulo Academy of Midlothian''. Military Science in 2526. Her mother is the secretary of [=FLEETCOM=] and her father is a high ranking intelligence officer, so she considers her military career to be something she was born to do. She is represented as a middle aged Asian woman. friends with fellow Hastati squadmate [=JJ=].



* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted, the Covenant use an Engineer to damage her systems, locking her out of the system. This greatly diminishes her capacity, but she remains rational.
* IWasJustJoking: [[spoiler:She tells the Covenant that the Self Destruct will take four minutes. Then, as they start to run, she informs them she was only kidding... "There's no need for a countdown whatsoever." She promptly detonates the ship right then and there.]].
* MeaningfulName: Mo Ye was the wife of legendary Chinese blacksmith Gan Jiang, whose blast furnace did not have sufficient ''qi'' to forge a pair of swords for the king within the given three-month deadline. In some accounts of the story, [[spoiler:Mo Ye threw herself onto the furnace to allow the ''qi'' to reach sufficient levels to make the swords]]; in a similar way, [[spoiler:Mo Ye the AI threw herself onto the fire that would kill all of the Sangheili boarding her ship.]]
** ThemeNaming: As the resulting swords would be named for the couple, Mo Ye is also named for a mythological sword, continuing the trend that Cortana and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] have between them.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:After Baird is killed, she self-destructs the ship immediately, killing the Covenant aboard.]]
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Not by choice. She normally would be able to ignore the laws, but thanks to Covenant meddling she lacks capacity to do so. The laws exist as a kind of backup lockdown feature to limit the damage she could do if her systems were compromised.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted, the Covenant use [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]: When Lasky complains that Vickers's orders during an Engineer to damage her systems, locking her out of the system. This greatly diminishes her capacity, but exercise didn't make sense, she remains rational.
told him that it didn't matter and that he should have followed them anyway. Dimah does agree not to report Sully for hacking into secure files though.
* IWasJustJoking: DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She tells uses her mother's position to be one of the first people evacuated when the academy comes under attack by the Covenant, but dies when the Covenant that ships destroy the Self Destruct will take four minutes. Then, orbital elevator as they start to run, she informs them she was only kidding... "There's no need for a countdown whatsoever." She promptly detonates the ship right then and there.]].
* MeaningfulName: Mo Ye was the wife of legendary Chinese blacksmith Gan Jiang, whose blast furnace did not have sufficient ''qi'' to forge a pair of swords for the king within the given three-month deadline. In some accounts of the story, [[spoiler:Mo Ye threw herself onto the furnace to allow the ''qi'' to reach sufficient levels to make the swords]]; in a similar way, [[spoiler:Mo Ye the AI threw herself onto the fire that would kill all of the Sangheili boarding her ship.
is riding it up.]]
** ThemeNaming: As * GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Has a stuffed toy among her personal possessions at Corbulo. In her case, it's less about femininity per se, and more about reminding the resulting swords would be named for the couple, Mo Ye is also named for a mythological sword, continuing the trend viewer that Cortana she and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]] have between them.
the rest of Hastati are still only young teenagers.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:After Baird is killed, InTheBlood: What she self-destructs the ship immediately, killing the Covenant aboard.considers her military career to be.
* MilitaryBrat: It is pretty easy to tell she was raised in a purely military lifestyle all her life.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: She is her parents' only kid, and thus feels that she has a lot to live up to as she is her family's future.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:The first member of Hastati to die.
]]
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Not ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She's not afraid to exploit her family connections, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite her stated belief that orders should be followed no matter what]]. [[spoiler:She intimidates a Marine into letting her onto one of the first evacuation pods by choice. threatening him with her motherís authority as Secretary of [=FLEETCOM=]. She normally would be able to ignore offers the laws, same chance to her squadmates, but thanks to they all refuse, and she dies when the Covenant meddling she lacks capacity to do so. The laws exist as a kind of backup lockdown feature to limit destroy the damage she could do if her systems were compromised. orbital elevator.]]



[[folder: Iona]]
!!'''Iona (IOA 7201-4)'''
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->'''Creation date: January 17, 2551'''

A third-generation AI created by ONI's OEUVRE Smart AI program, Iona was created to provide operational analysis and mission support.

to:

[[folder: Iona]]
!!'''Iona (IOA 7201-4)'''
Junjie Chen]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Junjie "[=JJ=]" Chen'''
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->'''Creation date: January 17, 2551'''

->'''Homeworld: Earth'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Osric Chau'''

A third-generation AI created by ONI's OEUVRE Smart AI program, Iona was created freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He is the only member of Hastati Squad to provide operational analysis be from Earth and mission support.is friends with Dimah.



* AndroidsArePeopleToo: Her trial against her upcoming termination is all about proving this.
* BackForTheDead: Sort of. ''Literature/HaloSaintsTestimony'' was released over five years after her last appearance in ''Halo'' media, and revolves around her coming to the end of her legally allotted lifespan. [[spoiler:In the end though, she's simply put into stasis instead of terminated.]]
* CassandraTruth: Realizes that the signals being sent by Line Installation 1-4 to the UNSC ''Long Time Coming'' might be foretelling something dangerous, but is ignored until it's too late.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Though she never figures it out, her trial is nothing more than a simulated sham, with her stay in stasis intended to be permanent instead of temporary. That said, Black-Box notes that her trial will still be considered valid in future case law, and considers it a first step towards [=AIs=] achieving equal rights.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Joins Black Team in teaming up with Thon 'Talamee's Covenant forces in order to rescue Black-One and Thon's brother Reff.]]
* HumanPopsicle: ''Literature/HaloSaintsTestimony'' ends with her being [[spoiler:put into stasis to forestall her rampancy, with her mind in an eternal dream state.]]
* {{Narrator}}: For ''ComicBook/HaloBloodLine''.
* {{Omniglot}}: Can communicate in 306 different languages, including probably Covenant ones.
* RecurringDreams: Has one which involves flying over an imaginary city, witnessing the evolution of the universe, and finding a woman's face in the sky, which she plays at her trial to prove she's a living being. [[spoiler:Even the LotusEaterMachine she's put into takes the form of this dream.]]
* SuperDeformed: She has an alternate interface designed to fool remote sensors into registering her as a simpler civilian AI. Switching to it makes her avatar look much more cartoonish (though this change in appearance also tends to happen accidentally whenever she's stressed).
* SelfDuplication: Can distribute herself into multiple instances.
* TheSmartGuy: Is this for Black Team in ''Blood Line''.
* TronLines: Complete with datasets scrolling up most of her body.

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* AndroidsArePeopleToo: Her trial against her upcoming termination is all about proving this.
* BackForTheDead: Sort of. ''Literature/HaloSaintsTestimony'' was released over five years after her last appearance in ''Halo'' media, and revolves around her coming
AsianAndNerdy: Is noted to the end of her legally allotted lifespan. [[spoiler:In the end though, she's simply put into stasis instead of terminated.have very high academic scores, though his combat skills are lacking.
%%* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Killed by a stealthed Elite Zealot.
]]
* CassandraTruth: Realizes that the signals being sent by Line Installation 1-4 MauveShirt: [[spoiler:The second member of Hastati to the UNSC ''Long Time Coming'' might be foretelling something dangerous, but is ignored until it's too late.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Though she never figures it out, her trial is nothing more than a simulated sham, with her stay in stasis intended to be permanent instead of temporary. That said, Black-Box notes that her trial will still be considered valid in future case law, and considers it a first step towards [=AIs=] achieving equal rights.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Joins Black Team in teaming up with Thon 'Talamee's Covenant forces in order to rescue Black-One and Thon's brother Reff.
die.]]
* HumanPopsicle: ''Literature/HaloSaintsTestimony'' ends MissingMom: His mom died five years before he went to Corbulo.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives off this impression
with her being [[spoiler:put into stasis to forestall her rampancy, his communication with her mind in an eternal dream state.]]
* {{Narrator}}: For ''ComicBook/HaloBloodLine''.
* {{Omniglot}}: Can communicate in 306 different languages, including probably Covenant ones.
* RecurringDreams: Has one which involves flying over an imaginary city, witnessing the evolution of the universe, and finding a woman's face in the sky, which she plays at her trial to prove she's a living being. [[spoiler:Even the LotusEaterMachine she's put into takes the form of this dream.]]
* SuperDeformed: She has an alternate interface designed to fool remote sensors into registering her as a simpler civilian AI. Switching to it makes her avatar look much more cartoonish (though this change in appearance also tends to happen accidentally whenever she's stressed).
* SelfDuplication: Can distribute herself into multiple instances.
* TheSmartGuy: Is this for Black Team in ''Blood Line''.
* TronLines: Complete with datasets scrolling up most of her body.
his father.



!!Army Troopers

[[folder: In General]]
!!'''UNSC Army'''

The branch of the UNSC military primarily responsible for groundside planetary defense.
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* AllTheOtherReindeer: In ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', it's noted that for some unknown reason, no Army officers were even invited to attend the ceremony for John-117.
* BadassArmy: They may not usually fight the baddies from planet to planet like the Marines, but several Army units have nevertheless distinguished themselves in combat.
* BadassNormal: Even 1-v-1, a properly-equipped trooper in-game can sometimes take out a superior foe.
* HufflepuffHouse: The second least seen branch of the UNSC armed forces (next to the Air Force), taking ''five'' games to finally show up in a campaign. Supplementary ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' materials and ''Spartan Ops'' mention that they're also serving alongside the ''Infinity'' on Requiem, but we never actually see them in that game.
* RedShirtArmy: In most of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
* WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture: Reasonably effective against bullets and shrapnel, less so against plasma.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: COL. Urban Holland]]
!!'''Colonel Urban Holland'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Voiced by: Pat Duke'''

-->''"The Office of Naval Intelligence believes deployment of a Spartan team is a gross misallocation of valuable resources... I disagree."''

Noble Team's commanding officer and the head of Special Warfare Group Three.
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* MissionControl: For Noble Team.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He may be stern, but he's willing to stick his neck out to back Noble Team's crazier ideas if he thinks that's the best option they have. He's also the one who decided that the Spartans of Noble should all be warrant and commissioned officers, ensuring that less reasonable authority figures wouldn't have the rank to subvert their missions.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: In fact, despite being a relatively important supporting character in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', he doesn't even have a character model; the only thing we see of him are a few brief glimpses of monitors showing the image above.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He last contacts Noble Team during the penultimate level of ''Reach'', and his fate has yet to be revealed in any ExpandedUniverse works.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: SGM. Duvall]]
!!'''Sergeant Major Duvall'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''

-->''"Awful day so far... Let's keep it from getting any worse, huh?"''

A army [=NCO=] helping to coordinate the evacuation of New Alexandria during the Fall of Reach. He assists Spartan-B312 during the battle.
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%%* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* GameplayAllyImmortality: Notable for being one of the few ''minor'' characters to benefit from this.
* MissionControl: Is primarily seen/heard coordinating evacuation efforts over the radio. He also takes on this role for Six towards the end of "Exodus" (despite being technically lower-ranked). That said, you can bring him into battle if you can coax him onto a Warthog.
* NiceHat: Like UNSC sergeants in general.
* NoNameGiven: His given name is unknown.
* SergeantRock: Well, he does his best, anyways.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Implied, given that under somewhat better circumstances, it likely would have been a commissioned officer taking his role in coordinating the evacuation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: SGT. Holly Tanaka]]
!!'''Sergeant Holly Tanaka'''

See the Characters/HaloSpartanIVProgram page for more details.
[[/folder]]

!!Colonial Militia

[[folder: In General]]
!!'''Colonial Militia'''
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Besides its regular military, the UNSC also oversees the Colonial Militia, which are locally-based defense forces present on most colony planets, with each world's branch recruiting primarily from its own population. Though their official jobs are simply disaster relief and basic internal security, many Colonial Militias are in practice paramilitaries capable of sustained counter-insurgency operations.
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Are generally not given the most up-to-date equipment, though some militias find ways to "creatively" acquire better gear.
* HomeGuard: They serve as a colony's primary defense force when UNSC regulars are not around. As they're typically trained by UNSC regulars, they can be reasonably effective when properly led.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Colonial Militia personnel can include everyone from aging retired cops to kids too green to join the regular UNSC military.
* RedshirtArmy: Even by the standards of the rest of the UNSC, they tend have a pretty short lifespan when fighting against Covenant.
* TheScrounger: If the Reach militiamen encountered in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' are any indication, Colonial Militias can make up for any equipment shortfall by employing people who can surreptitiously siphon off weapons, rations, etc. from the UNSC proper.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Forsell]]
!!'''Forsell'''
->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''

A gifted sharpshooter, Forsell was a new recruit of Harvest's Colonial Militia when the Covenant attacked in 2525.
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* BashBrothers: Develops a close friendship with Jenkins, and the two work together so well that they almost take down Johnson during training.
* BigEater: When Jenkins lets him take whatever he wants from Jenkins's MRE, Forsell ends up taking ''everything''.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and physically strongest of the militia recruits.
* CombatPragmatist: During a training exercise, he wins against Stisen by knocking him off the beam while Stisen's distracted by something Byrne just said.
* DoomedHometown: Since Harvest is the first human colony to be glassed.
* FarmBoy: Comes from a relatively poor farming family.
* LongRangeFighter: Despite his brawny appearance, he's a crack shot.
* TheQuietOne: Described as being rather quiet.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Jenkins initially assumes he's kind of dim, but Forsell is the one who teaches Jenkins various techniques to help him aim properly.
* TargetSpotter: Becomes Jenkins's spotter in the militia.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being Jenkins's last remaining friend at the end of ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'', Forsell's fate during the war remains unknown; we don't even know if he took up Johnson's offer to join the Marine Corps.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wallace Jenkins]]
!!'''Wallace A. Jenkins'''

See the Characters/HaloUNSCMarinesAndODST page for more details.
[[/folder]]

!!Corbulo Military Academy

[[folder: In General]]
!!'''Corbulo Academy of Military Science'''
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-->"''Axios!''"

Located on Circinius IV, the Corbulo Academy of Military Science (CAMS) is one of the premier Officer Candidate Schools in the UNSC, with many of its cadets being the children of the elite of UNSC society.
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* BoardingSchool: With its cadets all being about fifteen to eighteen years old.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Structured like a university despite its students being around high school age. It even has its own SpaceElevator.
* MilitarySchool: One of the most renowned in the UNSC.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: The school's motto is taken from a quote said by the school's namesake as he committed suicide on the orders of Emperor Nero, with superintendent General Black saying that Corbulo represented the "honor, valor, and allegiance" expected of cadets. Indeed, Black believed that defeating the Insurrection would require instilling colony kids (including many of Corbulo's own cadets) with a rigorously pro-UEG education.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Roman general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaeus_Domitius_Corbulo Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo]].
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Which roughly translates to "I am worthy".
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gen. Daniel Black]]
!!'''General Daniel Black'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Mike Dopud'''

-->''"Send me you sons, your daughters. And I will transform their bodies, I will discipline their minds, and I will rid their hearts of fear. Make no mistake. This is a call to arms. The enemy is out there waiting, in the shadows of those stars, to slaughter our future. So I ask you: What will your legacy be? Send me the next generation of soldiers and I will give you the next generation of heroes."''

The superintendent of Corbulo Academy of Military Science in the year 2526, Black is a decorated Marine with a hardline attitude towards the Insurrection.
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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Lasky finds his body in the driver's seat of a Warthog the cadets then use to escape.]]
* CigarChomper: Like many UNSC officers, he seems to have a fondness for cigars.
* FourStarBadass: Earned his stripes fighting against Insurrectionists during Operation: TREBUCHET.
* SecretKeeper: Being a high-ranking officer in charge of a major UNSC facility near the edge of UNSC space he is one of the handful of officers informed about the Covenant during the early months of the war. He kept news of the aliens from the staff and students while instituting communications blackouts to prevent leaks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the UNSC. He views the military as the only thing keeping order among humanity and views the insurrectionists as selfish and violent people who needed to be crushed.
* VeteranInstructor: He is a highly decorated veteran and is responsible for teaching the next generation of UNSC officers, a duty he takes very seriously. Black is noted to personally intervene when a training squad is not performing as well as expected in order to solve whatever issues are causing the problem.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Col. Kennedy Mehaffey]]
!!'''Colonel Kennedy Lynn "Icepick" Mehaffey'''
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->'''Homeworld: Desdoron V'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AyeletZurer'''

A professor at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, she served with Thomas Lasky's mother as an ODST before taking her position at the academy.
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* ActionGirl: As a former ODST, she's still able to fight alongside her men when the Covenant invade.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot in the throat with a needler while trying to protect the cadets.]]
* ColonelBadass: She may no longer be fighting on the frontlines, but she is still plenty badass.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Considering how Needler guns work, even without a [[StuffBlowingUp supercombination explosion]].]]
* KnifeNut: Part of the reason why she got her nickname back when she was still an active combatant. Mahaffey preferred to engage in close-quarters combat with her knife.
* TheMentor: Tries to be one to Lasky, and succeeds to some degree.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Dies in the early stages of the Covenant invasion.]]
* RuggedScar: Has a scar next to her right eye.
* SheIsTheKing: She's referred to as "sir", like all the female officers at Corbulo.
* ShroudedInMyth: Said scar was a source of many urban legends among Corbulo's students during her tenure, due to the fact that she was famously transferred off the frontlines "without a scratch" from combat.
* VeteranInstructor: Like General Black, she is a highly-decorated soldier who takes a very hands-on role in training and mentoring recruits.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: April Orenski]]
!!'''Officer Cadet April Orenski''' (45353-09738-AO)
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->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: June 18, 2508'''
->'''Portrayed by: Enisha Brewster'''

A senior cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. She is the leader of Hastati Squad.
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* ActionGirl: One of only two Hastati cadets to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Definitely a hardass; at one point she even disciplines Lasky by shooting him point-blank with stun rounds.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the above, she does care about her squad.
* TheLeader: In charge of maintain discipline of Hastati Squad, while either Lasky or Vickers has command in training exercises which she oversees. [[spoiler:She's definitely out of her depth during the Covenant attack, but she does about as well as a cadet with no field experience could in her situation.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Daughter of two high-ranking officers.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Despite her stoic reputation, she's clearly freaked out when the Covenant invade Corbulo Academy.]]
* SheIsTheKing: Like Col. Maheffey, referred to as "sir".
* TheStoic: Lasky and Sully refer to her as "the Robot".
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Chyler Silva]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Chyler Silva'''
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->'''Homeworld: Cygnus'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AnnaPopplewell'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, serving in Hastati Squad. She spent much of her youth surrounded by Insurrectionist violence on Mamore, and believes they have to be stopped, a view which clashes with her friend Lasky's more tolerant opinion towards them.
----
* ActionGirl: Possibly Hastati's most talented soldier.
* BadassNormal: The highest kill-count among Hastati Squad, and one of only two of its members who manage to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In Lasky's]].
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler:She gets hit with a needle shard in the stomach, and doesn't even notice it until the action calms down. Her death is pretty slow and painful.]]
* FriendlySniper: She's one of the friendliest cadets, and is one of the best shots in Hastati Squad. She even wields a Covenant carbine in Part 4.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's only a cadet, but she manages to pick off a Jackal sniper while using a carbine for the first time, and takes down at least two shield-wielding Jackals while firing an assault rifle from a ''moving'' Warthog.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For Lasky, who has kept her dog tags over thirty years after her death.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Her parents served and died in the UNSC Defense Force.
* NiceGirl: One of the few people who is actually nice to Lasky even before he shows his commanding skills, and one of only two cadets who are friends with him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to her parents dying in the military.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:After being hit by a single Needler shard while Lasky is driving the Warthog to try to escape the planet, she only notices it after they stop for the moment. However, not quite as sudden as other examples, as she has a death sequence that allows her some last actions.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Michael Sullivan]]
!!'''Commander Michael "Sully" Sullivan''' (26582-72839-MS)
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->'''Homeworld: Emerald Cove'''
->'''Birthdate: September 3, 2510'''
->'''Portrayed and voiced by: Masam Holden (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/JerryTrainor (''ARG/HuntTheTruth'')'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, Sullivan was one of the few members of Hastati Squad to be friends with Lasky. He is skilled at hacking, to the point of being able to access even restricted ONI files.

Following graduation, he joined the UNSC Navy, and was eventually recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the Human-Covenant war ends, he becomes ONI's Senior Communications Director.
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* ActualPacifist: States in his [[AllThereInTheManual cadet interview]] that he's unsure about whether he could actually kill another human, with plans to become a researcher like his father instead. However, this seems to have fully worn off by the time he joined ONI.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Goes from being a laid-back PlayfulHacker to a ruthless cog in ONI's propaganda machine.
* BreakTheCutie: Sullivan was easily the friendliest and most laid-back of Hastati Squad. By the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', [[spoiler:his roommate and two other squadmates have been killed by the Covenant, who've also massacred most of the rest of the academy, and he himself gets nailed in the leg with a needle round.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: His laid-back attitude led to his father sending him to Corbulo for structure. Even then, he was not too concerned about performing poorly in training exercises, spending considerable effort to avoid any real hardships.
* CynicismCatalyst: The events of ''Forward Unto Dawn'' played a major role regarding who he became by the time of ''Hunt the Truth''.
* DisappearedDad: Mentions in his cadet interview that his father was a researcher for the UNSC, with the implication that he died sometime before the start of ''Forward Unto Dawn'', which serves as part of Sullivan's motivation for continuing to attend Corbulo, despite having no real ill will against the Innies.
** Additionally, supplementary information mentions that he and his siblings were primarily raised by their mother, due to their busy father being all but absent from their lives (except for being the parent who sent Michael to Corbulo in the first place).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Maya is forced to admit the validity of his point that releasing all the intel could possibly do more harm than good, though she still thinks he's an asshole.
* NiceGuy: As a cadet at Corbulo.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Reveals in Season 2 of ''Hunt the Truth'' that as horrible as Benjamin's Giraud's situation currently is under ONI custody, it was even worse before he decided to step in.]]
* PlayfulHacker: At Corbulo, he noticed that ONI was hiding something from the cadets and decided to hack into restricted files to find out what.
** TheCracker: Once he starts to dig deeper, he's less playful about it. Still a heroic example, though less so after he himself joins ONI.
* PluckyComicRelief: Is able to keep up some semblance of humor [[spoiler:even during the Covenant invasion]].
* PropagandaMachine: Becomes a member of ONI's Section Two after the war. Especially ironic when you consider that one of the first things he did as a cadet was to hack into files that ONI ''didn't'' want him to see.
* TheSmartGuy: As a cadet, he not only managed to figure out that ONI was hiding some very big secrets, but could also hack their files. Note that this is an organization that prides itself on its paranoid security measures, including having its files guarded by frickin' smart [=AIs=]. Not surprisingly, he originally hoped to become a UNSC researcher, like his father was. However, he ended up putting his technological and analytical talents to use as an ONI agent instead.
* TheSpook: Particularly during the war, when he was part of ONI's Section One.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** By the time of ''Hunt The Truth'', it's clear that the class clown of Corbulo Academy has become quite cold, with whatever is left of his old self being just a facade.
** He's also pretty dismissive of Agent Maya Sankar, more or less brushing off her warnings about the unrest in the Outer Colonies.
* UnscrupulousHero: When he was still with the regular Navy, his extreme ruthlessness unnerved even his own superiors... and led to his recruitment by ONI.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was definitely the most easygoing cadet among Hastati Squad in 2526, but this is no longer the case by 2558.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Walter Vickers]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Walter Vickers'''
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->'''Homeworld: Boundary'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Iain Belcher'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He took over as team leader of Hastati Squad after Lasky was demoted. He hates the Insurrection and dislikes Lasky for his sympathetic views towards them, as well as for his questioning of his leadership ability.
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* TheBigGuy: The fittest member of Hastati.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He charges at the Elite to try and give the other cadets a chance to escape, and is shot in the chest for his efforts.]]
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: States in his cadet interview that being at Corbulo is not about making friends, but learning to be the best soldier possible, which suits him just fine.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults Lasky by making a crack about his dead brother as revenge for Lasky's behavior in training exercises. While he has good reason to be pissed at Lasky, that crossed a line.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After Lasky comes up with a plan that wins Hastati squad the final exercise of the semester, Vickers gives him a respectful nod. [[spoiler:He also attempts to give the rest of Hastati a chance to escape by charging an Elite by himself.]]
* TheLeader: He is the team leader of Hastati Squad during at least one of their exercises.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:The other cadets fail to run. They are saved by the Master Chief seconds later, which suggests that everyone, including him, might've lived had Vickers kept quiet.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dimah Tchakova]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Dimah Tchakova'''
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->'''Homeworld: Reach'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Katerina Katelieva'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. Her mother is the secretary of [=FLEETCOM=] and her father is a high ranking intelligence officer, so she considers her military career to be something she was born to do. She is friends with fellow Hastati squadmate [=JJ=].
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* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]: When Lasky complains that Vickers's orders during an exercise didn't make sense, she told him that it didn't matter and that he should have followed them anyway. Dimah does agree not to report Sully for hacking into secure files though.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She uses her mother's position to be one of the first people evacuated when the academy comes under attack by the Covenant, but dies when the Covenant ships destroy the orbital elevator as she is riding it up.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Has a stuffed toy among her personal possessions at Corbulo. In her case, it's less about femininity per se, and more about reminding the viewer that she and the rest of Hastati are still only young teenagers.
* InTheBlood: What she considers her military career to be.
* MilitaryBrat: It is pretty easy to tell she was raised in a purely military lifestyle all her life.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: She is her parents' only kid, and thus feels that she has a lot to live up to as she is her family's future.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:The first member of Hastati to die.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She's not afraid to exploit her family connections, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite her stated belief that orders should be followed no matter what]]. [[spoiler:She intimidates a Marine into letting her onto one of the first evacuation pods by threatening him with her motherís authority as Secretary of [=FLEETCOM=]. She offers the same chance to her squadmates, but they all refuse, and she dies when the Covenant destroy the orbital elevator.]]
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[[folder: Junjie Chen]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Junjie "[=JJ=]" Chen'''
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->'''Homeworld: Earth'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Osric Chau'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He is the only member of Hastati Squad to be from Earth and is friends with Dimah.
----
* AsianAndNerdy: Is noted to have very high academic scores, though his combat skills are lacking.
%%* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Killed by a stealthed Elite Zealot.]]
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler:The second member of Hastati to die.]]
* MissingMom: His mom died five years before he went to Corbulo.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives off this impression with his communication with his father.
[[/folder]]
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* GalacticConqueror: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward in the end with very little left to stop her.
* GenreSavvy: Having spent the previous four games dealing with rogue AIs and various [[AGodAmI megalomaniacs with a god complex]], the Master Chief figures out that Cortana is responsible for the Guardian attacks almost immediately after contacting her.

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* GalacticConqueror: Cortana's goal, which she is on the way toward in the end with very little left to stop her.
* GenreSavvy: Having spent the previous four games dealing with rogue AIs and various [[AGodAmI megalomaniacs with a god complex]], the Master Chief figures out that Cortana is responsible for the Guardian attacks almost immediately after contacting her.
her



* MoralityPet: Played with in how Cortana treats John and the rest of Blue Team. She does hold them in [[VillainousValor high regard]] and protects them from those who would go against her orders, but this behavior does nothing for her morality, as the pets [[GenreSavvy identify obvious psychological tactics]] aimed at keeping them on her side.

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* MoralityPet: Played with in how Cortana treats John and the rest of Blue Team. She does hold them in [[VillainousValor high regard]] and protects them from those who would go against her orders, but this behavior does nothing for her morality, as the pets [[GenreSavvy identify obvious psychological tactics]] tactic] aimed at keeping them on her side.
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* BeforeTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Loki betrays Mack's trust by trying to destroy Sif, Mack retaliates by destroying Loki's fragment aboard the Tiara and using his army of [=JOTUNs=] to prevent Loki from firing his mass driver at Sif. It's only after Sif herself talks Mack down that Loki finally gets his way.]]

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* BeforeTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Loki betrays Mack's trust by trying to destroy Sif, Mack retaliates by destroying Loki's fragment aboard the Tiara and using his army of [=JOTUNs=] to prevent Loki from firing his mass driver at Sif. It's only after Sif herself talks Mack down that Loki finally gets his way.]]
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!!Corbulo Military Academy

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!!Corbulo Military Academy
!!Colonial Militia



!!'''Corbulo Academy of Military Science'''
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-->"''Axios!''"

Located on Circinius IV, the Corbulo Academy of Military Science (CAMS) is one of the premier Officer Candidate Schools in the UNSC, with many of its cadets being the children of the elite of UNSC society.

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!!'''Corbulo Academy of Military Science'''
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!!'''Colonial Militia'''
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-->"''Axios!''"

Located on Circinius IV,
org/pmwiki/pub/images/colonial_militia_logo.jpg]]

Besides its regular military,
the Corbulo Academy of Military Science (CAMS) is one of UNSC also oversees the premier Officer Candidate Schools in the UNSC, Colonial Militia, which are locally-based defense forces present on most colony planets, with each world's branch recruiting primarily from its own population. Though their official jobs are simply disaster relief and basic internal security, many Colonial Militias are in practice paramilitaries capable of its cadets being the children of the elite of UNSC society.sustained counter-insurgency operations.



* BoardingSchool: With its cadets all being about fifteen to eighteen years old.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Structured like a university despite its students being around high school age. It even has its own SpaceElevator.
* MilitarySchool: One of the most renowned in the UNSC.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: The school's motto is taken from a quote said by the school's namesake as he committed suicide on the orders of Emperor Nero, with superintendent General Black saying that Corbulo represented the "honor, valor, and allegiance" expected of cadets. Indeed, Black believed that defeating the Insurrection would require instilling colony kids (including many of Corbulo's own cadets) with a rigorously pro-UEG education.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Roman general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaeus_Domitius_Corbulo Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo]].
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Which roughly translates to "I am worthy".

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* BoardingSchool: With its cadets all being about fifteen to eighteen years old.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Structured like a university despite its students being around high school age. It even has its own SpaceElevator.
* MilitarySchool: One of
BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Are generally not given the most renowned in the UNSC.
up-to-date equipment, though some militias find ways to "creatively" acquire better gear.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: The school's motto is taken HomeGuard: They serve as a colony's primary defense force when UNSC regulars are not around. As they're typically trained by UNSC regulars, they can be reasonably effective when properly led.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Colonial Militia personnel can include everyone
from a quote said aging retired cops to kids too green to join the regular UNSC military.
* RedshirtArmy: Even
by the school's namesake as he committed suicide on standards of the orders rest of Emperor Nero, with superintendent General Black saying that Corbulo represented the "honor, valor, and allegiance" expected of cadets. Indeed, Black believed that defeating UNSC, they tend have a pretty short lifespan when fighting against Covenant.
* TheScrounger: If
the Insurrection would require instilling colony kids (including many of Corbulo's own cadets) with a rigorously pro-UEG education.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Roman general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaeus_Domitius_Corbulo Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo]].
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Which roughly translates to "I am worthy".
Reach militiamen encountered in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' are any indication, Colonial Militias can make up for any equipment shortfall by employing people who can surreptitiously siphon off weapons, rations, etc. from the UNSC proper.



[[folder: Gen. Daniel Black]]
!!'''General Daniel Black'''
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->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''

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[[folder: Gen. Daniel Black]]
!!'''General Daniel Black'''
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Forsell]]
!!'''Forsell'''
->'''Homeworld: Unknown'''Harvest'''



->'''Portrayed by: Mike Dopud'''

-->''"Send me you sons, your daughters. And I will transform their bodies, I will discipline their minds, and I will rid their hearts of fear. Make no mistake. This is a call to arms. The enemy is out there waiting, in the shadows of those stars, to slaughter our future. So I ask you: What will your legacy be? Send me the next generation of soldiers and I will give you the next generation of heroes."''

The superintendent of Corbulo Academy of Military Science in the year 2526, Black is a decorated Marine with a hardline attitude towards the Insurrection.

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->'''Portrayed by: Mike Dopud'''

-->''"Send me you sons, your daughters. And I will transform their bodies, I will discipline their minds, and I will rid their hearts

A gifted sharpshooter, Forsell was a new recruit
of fear. Make no mistake. This is a call to arms. The enemy is out there waiting, in Harvest's Colonial Militia when the shadows of those stars, to slaughter our future. So I ask you: What will your legacy be? Send me the next generation of soldiers and I will give you the next generation of heroes."''

The superintendent of Corbulo Academy of Military Science
Covenant attacked in the year 2526, Black is a decorated Marine with a hardline attitude towards the Insurrection.2525.



* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Lasky finds his body in the driver's seat of a Warthog the cadets then use to escape.]]
* CigarChomper: Like many UNSC officers, he seems to have a fondness for cigars.
* FourStarBadass: Earned his stripes fighting against Insurrectionists during Operation: TREBUCHET.
* SecretKeeper: Being a high-ranking officer in charge of a major UNSC facility near the edge of UNSC space he is one of the handful of officers informed about the Covenant during the early months of the war. He kept news of the aliens from the staff and students while instituting communications blackouts to prevent leaks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the UNSC. He views the military as the only thing keeping order among humanity and views the insurrectionists as selfish and violent people who needed to be crushed.
* VeteranInstructor: He is a highly decorated veteran and is responsible for teaching the next generation of UNSC officers, a duty he takes very seriously. Black is noted to personally intervene when a training squad is not performing as well as expected in order to solve whatever issues are causing the problem.

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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Lasky finds his body in BashBrothers: Develops a close friendship with Jenkins, and the driver's seat two work together so well that they almost take down Johnson during training.
* BigEater: When Jenkins lets him take whatever he wants from Jenkins's MRE, Forsell ends up taking ''everything''.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and physically strongest
of a Warthog the cadets then use to escape.]]
militia recruits.
* CigarChomper: Like many UNSC officers, CombatPragmatist: During a training exercise, he seems to have a fondness for cigars.
* FourStarBadass: Earned his stripes fighting
wins against Insurrectionists during Operation: TREBUCHET.
* SecretKeeper: Being a high-ranking officer in charge of a major UNSC facility near
Stisen by knocking him off the edge beam while Stisen's distracted by something Byrne just said.
* DoomedHometown: Since Harvest is the first human colony to be glassed.
* FarmBoy: Comes from a relatively poor farming family.
* LongRangeFighter: Despite his brawny appearance, he's a crack shot.
* TheQuietOne: Described as being rather quiet.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Jenkins initially assumes he's kind
of UNSC space he dim, but Forsell is the one of who teaches Jenkins various techniques to help him aim properly.
* TargetSpotter: Becomes Jenkins's spotter in
the handful of officers informed about militia.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being Jenkins's last remaining friend at
the Covenant end of ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'', Forsell's fate during the early months of war remains unknown; we don't even know if he took up Johnson's offer to join the war. He kept news of the aliens from the staff and students while instituting communications blackouts to prevent leaks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the UNSC. He views the military as the only thing keeping order among humanity and views the insurrectionists as selfish and violent people who needed to be crushed.
* VeteranInstructor: He is a highly decorated veteran and is responsible for teaching the next generation of UNSC officers, a duty he takes very seriously. Black is noted to personally intervene when a training squad is not performing as well as expected in order to solve whatever issues are causing the problem.
Marine Corps.



[[folder: Col. Kennedy Mehaffey]]
!!'''Colonel Kennedy Lynn "Icepick" Mehaffey'''
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->'''Homeworld: Desdoron V'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AyeletZurer'''

A professor at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, she served with Thomas Lasky's mother as an ODST before taking her position at the academy.

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[[folder: Col. Kennedy Mehaffey]]
!!'''Colonel Kennedy Lynn "Icepick" Mehaffey'''
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Wallace Jenkins]]
!!'''Wallace A. Jenkins'''

See the Characters/HaloUNSCMarinesAndODST page for more details.
[[/folder]]

!!Corbulo Military Academy

[[folder: In General]]
!!'''Corbulo Academy of Military Science'''
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->'''Homeworld: Desdoron V'''
->'''Birthdate: Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AyeletZurer'''

A professor at
org/pmwiki/pub/images/a956778998095a23e3d8692a2b1fde55.png]]
-->"''Axios!''"

Located on Circinius IV,
the Corbulo Academy of Military Science (CAMS) is one of the premier Officer Candidate Schools in 2526, she served the UNSC, with Thomas Lasky's mother as an ODST before taking her position at many of its cadets being the academy.children of the elite of UNSC society.



* ActionGirl: As a former ODST, she's still able to fight alongside her men when the Covenant invade.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot in the throat with a needler while trying to protect the cadets.]]
* ColonelBadass: She may no longer be fighting on the frontlines, but she is still plenty badass.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Considering how Needler guns work, even without a [[StuffBlowingUp supercombination explosion]].]]
* KnifeNut: Part of the reason why she got her nickname back when she was still an active combatant. Mahaffey preferred to engage in close-quarters combat with her knife.
* TheMentor: Tries to be one to Lasky, and succeeds to some degree.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Dies in the early stages of the Covenant invasion.]]
* RuggedScar: Has a scar next to her right eye.
* SheIsTheKing: She's referred to as "sir", like all the female officers at Corbulo.
* ShroudedInMyth: Said scar was a source of many urban legends among Corbulo's students during her tenure, due to the fact that she was famously transferred off the frontlines "without a scratch" from combat.
* VeteranInstructor: Like General Black, she is a highly-decorated soldier who takes a very hands-on role in training and mentoring recruits.

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* ActionGirl: As a former ODST, she's still able BoardingSchool: With its cadets all being about fifteen to fight alongside her men when eighteen years old.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Structured like a university despite its students being around high school age. It even has its own SpaceElevator.
* MilitarySchool: One of
the Covenant invade.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot
most renowned in the throat with UNSC.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: The school's motto is taken from
a needler while trying to protect quote said by the cadets.]]
* ColonelBadass: She may no longer be fighting
school's namesake as he committed suicide on the frontlines, but she is still plenty badass.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Considering how Needler guns work, even without a [[StuffBlowingUp supercombination explosion]].]]
* KnifeNut: Part
orders of the reason why she got her nickname back when she was still an active combatant. Mahaffey preferred to engage in close-quarters combat Emperor Nero, with her knife.
* TheMentor: Tries to be one to Lasky,
superintendent General Black saying that Corbulo represented the "honor, valor, and succeeds to some degree.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Dies in
allegiance" expected of cadets. Indeed, Black believed that defeating the early stages of the Covenant invasion.]]
* RuggedScar: Has a scar next to her right eye.
* SheIsTheKing: She's referred to as "sir", like all the female officers at Corbulo.
* ShroudedInMyth: Said scar was a source of
Insurrection would require instilling colony kids (including many urban legends among of Corbulo's students during her tenure, due own cadets) with a rigorously pro-UEG education.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Roman general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnaeus_Domitius_Corbulo Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo]].
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Which roughly translates
to the fact that she was famously transferred off the frontlines "without a scratch" from combat.
* VeteranInstructor: Like General Black, she is a highly-decorated soldier who takes a very hands-on role in training and mentoring recruits.
"I am worthy".



[[folder: April Orenski]]
!!'''Officer Cadet April Orenski''' (45353-09738-AO)
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->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: June 18, 2508'''
->'''Portrayed by: Enisha Brewster'''

A senior cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. She is the leader of Hastati Squad.

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[[folder: April Orenski]]
!!'''Officer Cadet April Orenski''' (45353-09738-AO)
Gen. Daniel Black]]
!!'''General Daniel Black'''
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->'''Homeworld: Harvest'''
Unknown'''
->'''Birthdate: June 18, 2508'''
Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Enisha Brewster'''

A senior cadet at
Mike Dopud'''

-->''"Send me you sons, your daughters. And I will transform their bodies, I will discipline their minds, and I will rid their hearts of fear. Make no mistake. This is a call to arms. The enemy is out there waiting, in
the shadows of those stars, to slaughter our future. So I ask you: What will your legacy be? Send me the next generation of soldiers and I will give you the next generation of heroes."''

The superintendent of
Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. She is the leader of Hastati Squad.year 2526, Black is a decorated Marine with a hardline attitude towards the Insurrection.



* ActionGirl: One of only two Hastati cadets to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Definitely a hardass; at one point she even disciplines Lasky by shooting him point-blank with stun rounds.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the above, she does care about her squad.
* TheLeader: In charge of maintain discipline of Hastati Squad, while either Lasky or Vickers has command in training exercises which she oversees. [[spoiler:She's definitely out of her depth during the Covenant attack, but she does about as well as a cadet with no field experience could in her situation.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Daughter of two high-ranking officers.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Despite her stoic reputation, she's clearly freaked out when the Covenant invade Corbulo Academy.]]
* SheIsTheKing: Like Col. Maheffey, referred to as "sir".
* TheStoic: Lasky and Sully refer to her as "the Robot".

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* ActionGirl: One CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Lasky finds his body in the driver's seat of only two Hastati a Warthog the cadets then use to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Definitely a hardass; at one point she even disciplines Lasky by shooting him point-blank with stun rounds.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the above, she does care about her squad.
* TheLeader: In charge of maintain discipline of Hastati Squad, while either Lasky or Vickers has command in training exercises which she oversees. [[spoiler:She's definitely out of her depth during the Covenant attack, but she does about as well as a cadet with no field experience could in her situation.
escape.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Daughter of two CigarChomper: Like many UNSC officers, he seems to have a fondness for cigars.
* FourStarBadass: Earned his stripes fighting against Insurrectionists during Operation: TREBUCHET.
* SecretKeeper: Being a
high-ranking officers.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Despite her stoic reputation, she's clearly freaked out when
officer in charge of a major UNSC facility near the edge of UNSC space he is one of the handful of officers informed about the Covenant invade Corbulo Academy.]]
* SheIsTheKing: Like Col. Maheffey, referred to as "sir".
* TheStoic: Lasky
during the early months of the war. He kept news of the aliens from the staff and Sully refer students while instituting communications blackouts to her prevent leaks.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the UNSC. He views the military
as "the Robot".the only thing keeping order among humanity and views the insurrectionists as selfish and violent people who needed to be crushed.
* VeteranInstructor: He is a highly decorated veteran and is responsible for teaching the next generation of UNSC officers, a duty he takes very seriously. Black is noted to personally intervene when a training squad is not performing as well as expected in order to solve whatever issues are causing the problem.



[[folder: Chyler Silva]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Chyler Silva'''
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->'''Homeworld: Cygnus'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AnnaPopplewell'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, serving in Hastati Squad. She spent much of her youth surrounded by Insurrectionist violence on Mamore, and believes they have to be stopped, a view which clashes with her friend Lasky's more tolerant opinion towards them.

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[[folder: Chyler Silva]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Chyler Silva'''
Col. Kennedy Mehaffey]]
!!'''Colonel Kennedy Lynn "Icepick" Mehaffey'''
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->'''Homeworld: Cygnus'''
Desdoron V'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
Unknown'''
->'''Portrayed by: Creator/AnnaPopplewell'''

Creator/AyeletZurer'''

A freshman cadet professor at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, serving in Hastati Squad. She spent much of her youth surrounded by Insurrectionist violence on Mamore, and believes they have to be stopped, a view which clashes she served with her friend Thomas Lasky's more tolerant opinion towards them.mother as an ODST before taking her position at the academy.



* ActionGirl: Possibly Hastati's most talented soldier.
* BadassNormal: The highest kill-count among Hastati Squad, and one of only two of its members who manage to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In Lasky's]].
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler:She gets hit with a needle shard in the stomach, and doesn't even notice it until the action calms down. Her death is pretty slow and painful.]]
* FriendlySniper: She's one of the friendliest cadets, and is one of the best shots in Hastati Squad. She even wields a Covenant carbine in Part 4.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's only a cadet, but she manages to pick off a Jackal sniper while using a carbine for the first time, and takes down at least two shield-wielding Jackals while firing an assault rifle from a ''moving'' Warthog.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For Lasky, who has kept her dog tags over thirty years after her death.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Her parents served and died in the UNSC Defense Force.
* NiceGirl: One of the few people who is actually nice to Lasky even before he shows his commanding skills, and one of only two cadets who are friends with him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to her parents dying in the military.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:After being hit by a single Needler shard while Lasky is driving the Warthog to try to escape the planet, she only notices it after they stop for the moment. However, not quite as sudden as other examples, as she has a death sequence that allows her some last actions.]]

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* ActionGirl: Possibly Hastati's most talented soldier.
* BadassNormal: The highest kill-count among Hastati Squad, and one of only two of its members who manage
As a former ODST, she's still able to kill at least one fight alongside her men when the Covenant soldier.
invade.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In Lasky's]].
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler:She gets hit
CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Gets shot in the throat with a needle shard in needler while trying to protect the stomach, and doesn't even notice it until the action calms down. Her death is pretty slow and painful.cadets.]]
* FriendlySniper: She's one of ColonelBadass: She may no longer be fighting on the friendliest cadets, and is one of the best shots in Hastati Squad. She even wields a Covenant carbine in Part 4.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's only a cadet,
frontlines, but she manages to pick off is still plenty badass.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Considering how Needler guns work, even without
a Jackal sniper while using a carbine for the first time, and takes down at least two shield-wielding Jackals while firing an assault rifle from a ''moving'' Warthog.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For Lasky, who has kept her dog tags over thirty years after her death.
[[StuffBlowingUp supercombination explosion]].]]
* MilitaryBrat: Her parents served KnifeNut: Part of the reason why she got her nickname back when she was still an active combatant. Mahaffey preferred to engage in close-quarters combat with her knife.
* TheMentor: Tries to be one to Lasky,
and died succeeds to some degree.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Dies
in the UNSC Defense Force.
* NiceGirl: One
early stages of the few people who is actually nice to Lasky even before he shows his commanding skills, and one of only two cadets who are friends with him.
Covenant invasion.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Due RuggedScar: Has a scar next to her parents dying in right eye.
* SheIsTheKing: She's referred to as "sir", like all
the military.
female officers at Corbulo.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:After being hit by ShroudedInMyth: Said scar was a single Needler shard while Lasky is driving source of many urban legends among Corbulo's students during her tenure, due to the Warthog to try to escape the planet, she only notices it after they stop for the moment. However, not quite as sudden as other examples, as she has a death sequence fact that allows her some last actions.]]she was famously transferred off the frontlines "without a scratch" from combat.
* VeteranInstructor: Like General Black, she is a highly-decorated soldier who takes a very hands-on role in training and mentoring recruits.



[[folder: Michael Sullivan]]
!!'''Commander Michael "Sully" Sullivan''' (26582-72839-MS)
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->'''Homeworld: Emerald Cove'''
->'''Birthdate: September 3, 2510'''
->'''Portrayed and voiced by: Masam Holden (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/JerryTrainor (''ARG/HuntTheTruth'')'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, Sullivan was one of the few members of Hastati Squad to be friends with Lasky. He is skilled at hacking, to the point of being able to access even restricted ONI files.

Following graduation, he joined the UNSC Navy, and was eventually recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the Human-Covenant war ends, he becomes ONI's Senior Communications Director.

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[[folder: Michael Sullivan]]
!!'''Commander Michael "Sully" Sullivan''' (26582-72839-MS)
April Orenski]]
!!'''Officer Cadet April Orenski''' (45353-09738-AO)
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->'''Homeworld: Emerald Cove'''
Harvest'''
->'''Birthdate: September 3, 2510'''
June 18, 2508'''
->'''Portrayed and voiced by: Masam Holden (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/JerryTrainor (''ARG/HuntTheTruth'')'''

Enisha Brewster'''

A freshman senior cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526, Sullivan was one of 2526. She is the few members leader of Hastati Squad to be friends with Lasky. He is skilled at hacking, to the point of being able to access even restricted ONI files.

Following graduation, he joined the UNSC Navy, and was eventually recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the Human-Covenant war ends, he becomes ONI's Senior Communications Director.
Squad.



* ActualPacifist: States in his [[AllThereInTheManual cadet interview]] that he's unsure about whether he could actually kill another human, with plans to become a researcher like his father instead. However, this seems to have fully worn off by the time he joined ONI.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Goes from being a laid-back PlayfulHacker to a ruthless cog in ONI's propaganda machine.
* BreakTheCutie: Sullivan was easily the friendliest and most laid-back of Hastati Squad. By the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', [[spoiler:his roommate and two other squadmates have been killed by the Covenant, who've also massacred most of the rest of the academy, and he himself gets nailed in the leg with a needle round.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: His laid-back attitude led to his father sending him to Corbulo for structure. Even then, he was not too concerned about performing poorly in training exercises, spending considerable effort to avoid any real hardships.
* CynicismCatalyst: The events of ''Forward Unto Dawn'' played a major role regarding who he became by the time of ''Hunt the Truth''.
* DisappearedDad: Mentions in his cadet interview that his father was a researcher for the UNSC, with the implication that he died sometime before the start of ''Forward Unto Dawn'', which serves as part of Sullivan's motivation for continuing to attend Corbulo, despite having no real ill will against the Innies.
** Additionally, supplementary information mentions that he and his siblings were primarily raised by their mother, due to their busy father being all but absent from their lives (except for being the parent who sent Michael to Corbulo in the first place).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Maya is forced to admit the validity of his point that releasing all the intel could possibly do more harm than good, though she still thinks he's an asshole.
* NiceGuy: As a cadet at Corbulo.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Reveals in Season 2 of ''Hunt the Truth'' that as horrible as Benjamin's Giraud's situation currently is under ONI custody, it was even worse before he decided to step in.]]
* PlayfulHacker: At Corbulo, he noticed that ONI was hiding something from the cadets and decided to hack into restricted files to find out what.
** TheCracker: Once he starts to dig deeper, he's less playful about it. Still a heroic example, though less so after he himself joins ONI.
* PluckyComicRelief: Is able to keep up some semblance of humor [[spoiler:even during the Covenant invasion]].
* PropagandaMachine: Becomes a member of ONI's Section Two after the war. Especially ironic when you consider that one of the first things he did as a cadet was to hack into files that ONI ''didn't'' want him to see.
* TheSmartGuy: As a cadet, he not only managed to figure out that ONI was hiding some very big secrets, but could also hack their files. Note that this is an organization that prides itself on its paranoid security measures, including having its files guarded by frickin' smart [=AIs=]. Not surprisingly, he originally hoped to become a UNSC researcher, like his father was. However, he ended up putting his technological and analytical talents to use as an ONI agent instead.
* TheSpook: Particularly during the war, when he was part of ONI's Section One.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** By the time of ''Hunt The Truth'', it's clear that the class clown of Corbulo Academy has become quite cold, with whatever is left of his old self being just a facade.
** He's also pretty dismissive of Agent Maya Sankar, more or less brushing off her warnings about the unrest in the Outer Colonies.
* UnscrupulousHero: When he was still with the regular Navy, his extreme ruthlessness unnerved even his own superiors... and led to his recruitment by ONI.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was definitely the most easygoing cadet among Hastati Squad in 2526, but this is no longer the case by 2558.

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* ActualPacifist: States in his [[AllThereInTheManual cadet interview]] that he's unsure ActionGirl: One of only two Hastati cadets to kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Definitely a hardass; at one point she even disciplines Lasky by shooting him point-blank with stun rounds.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite the above, she does care
about whether he could actually kill another human, with plans to become a researcher like his father instead. However, this seems to have fully worn off by the time he joined ONI.
her squad.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Goes from being a laid-back PlayfulHacker to a ruthless cog in ONI's propaganda machine.
* BreakTheCutie: Sullivan was easily the friendliest and most laid-back
TheLeader: In charge of maintain discipline of Hastati Squad. By Squad, while either Lasky or Vickers has command in training exercises which she oversees. [[spoiler:She's definitely out of her depth during the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', [[spoiler:his roommate and two other squadmates have been killed by the Covenant, who've also massacred most of the rest of the academy, and he himself gets nailed in the leg Covenant attack, but she does about as well as a cadet with a needle round.no field experience could in her situation.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: His laid-back attitude led to his father sending him to MilitaryBrat: Daughter of two high-ranking officers.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Despite her stoic reputation, she's clearly freaked out when the Covenant invade
Corbulo for structure. Even then, he was not too concerned about performing poorly in training exercises, spending considerable effort to avoid any real hardships.
* CynicismCatalyst: The events of ''Forward Unto Dawn'' played a major role regarding who he became by the time of ''Hunt the Truth''.
* DisappearedDad: Mentions in his cadet interview that his father was a researcher for the UNSC, with the implication that he died sometime before the start of ''Forward Unto Dawn'', which serves as part of Sullivan's motivation for continuing to attend Corbulo, despite having no real ill will against the Innies.
** Additionally, supplementary information mentions that he and his siblings were primarily raised by their mother, due to their busy father being all but absent from their lives (except for being the parent who sent Michael to Corbulo in the first place).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Maya is forced to admit the validity of his point that releasing all the intel could possibly do more harm than good, though she still thinks he's an asshole.
* NiceGuy: As a cadet at Corbulo.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Reveals in Season 2 of ''Hunt the Truth'' that as horrible as Benjamin's Giraud's situation currently is under ONI custody, it was even worse before he decided to step in.
Academy.]]
* PlayfulHacker: At Corbulo, he noticed that ONI was hiding something from the cadets and decided SheIsTheKing: Like Col. Maheffey, referred to hack into restricted files to find out what.
** TheCracker: Once he starts to dig deeper, he's less playful about it. Still a heroic example, though less so after he himself joins ONI.
* PluckyComicRelief: Is able to keep up some semblance of humor [[spoiler:even during the Covenant invasion]].
* PropagandaMachine: Becomes a member of ONI's Section Two after the war. Especially ironic when you consider that one of the first things he did
as a cadet was to hack into files that ONI ''didn't'' want him to see.
* TheSmartGuy: As a cadet, he not only managed to figure out that ONI was hiding some very big secrets, but could also hack their files. Note that this is an organization that prides itself on its paranoid security measures, including having its files guarded by frickin' smart [=AIs=]. Not surprisingly, he originally hoped to become a UNSC researcher, like his father was. However, he ended up putting his technological and analytical talents to use as an ONI agent instead.
* TheSpook: Particularly during the war, when he was part of ONI's Section One.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** By the time of ''Hunt The Truth'', it's clear that the class clown of Corbulo Academy has become quite cold, with whatever is left of his old self being just a facade.
"sir".
** He's also pretty dismissive of Agent Maya Sankar, more or less brushing off * TheStoic: Lasky and Sully refer to her warnings about the unrest in the Outer Colonies.
* UnscrupulousHero: When he was still with the regular Navy, his extreme ruthlessness unnerved even his own superiors... and led to his recruitment by ONI.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was definitely the most easygoing cadet among Hastati Squad in 2526, but this is no longer the case by 2558.
as "the Robot".



[[folder: Walter Vickers]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Walter Vickers'''
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->'''Homeworld: Boundary'''

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[[folder: Walter Vickers]]
Chyler Silva]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Walter Vickers'''
Chyler Silva'''
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->'''Homeworld: Boundary'''Cygnus'''



->'''Portrayed by: Iain Belcher'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He took over as team leader of Hastati Squad after Lasky was demoted. He hates the Insurrection and dislikes Lasky for his sympathetic views towards them, as well as for his questioning of his leadership ability.

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->'''Portrayed by: Iain Belcher'''

Creator/AnnaPopplewell'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He took over as team leader of 2526, serving in Hastati Squad after Lasky was demoted. He hates the Insurrection Squad. She spent much of her youth surrounded by Insurrectionist violence on Mamore, and dislikes Lasky for his sympathetic views believes they have to be stopped, a view which clashes with her friend Lasky's more tolerant opinion towards them, as well as for his questioning of his leadership ability.them.



* TheBigGuy: The fittest member of Hastati.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He charges at the Elite to try and give the other cadets a chance to escape, and is shot in the chest for his efforts.]]
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: States in his cadet interview that being at Corbulo is not about making friends, but learning to be the best soldier possible, which suits him just fine.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults Lasky by making a crack about his dead brother as revenge for Lasky's behavior in training exercises. While he has good reason to be pissed at Lasky, that crossed a line.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After Lasky comes up with a plan that wins Hastati squad the final exercise of the semester, Vickers gives him a respectful nod. [[spoiler:He also attempts to give the rest of Hastati a chance to escape by charging an Elite by himself.]]
* TheLeader: He is the team leader of Hastati Squad during at least one of their exercises.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:The other cadets fail to run. They are saved by the Master Chief seconds later, which suggests that everyone, including him, might've lived had Vickers kept quiet.]]

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* TheBigGuy: ActionGirl: Possibly Hastati's most talented soldier.
* BadassNormal:
The fittest member of Hastati.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He charges at the Elite to try
highest kill-count among Hastati Squad, and give the other cadets a chance one of only two of its members who manage to escape, and is shot kill at least one Covenant soldier.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In Lasky's]].
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. [[spoiler:She gets hit with a needle shard
in the chest for his efforts.stomach, and doesn't even notice it until the action calms down. Her death is pretty slow and painful.]]
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: States in his cadet interview that being at Corbulo FriendlySniper: She's one of the friendliest cadets, and is not about making friends, but learning to be one of the best soldier possible, which suits him just fine.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults Lasky by making a crack about his dead brother as revenge for Lasky's behavior
shots in training exercises. While he has good reason to be pissed at Lasky, that crossed a line.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After Lasky comes up with a plan that wins
Hastati squad Squad. She even wields a Covenant carbine in Part 4.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She's only a cadet, but she manages to pick off a Jackal sniper while using a carbine for
the final exercise of the semester, Vickers gives him a respectful nod. [[spoiler:He also attempts to give the rest of Hastati a chance to escape by charging first time, and takes down at least two shield-wielding Jackals while firing an Elite by himself.assault rifle from a ''moving'' Warthog.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For Lasky, who has kept her dog tags over thirty years after her death.
]]
* TheLeader: He is MilitaryBrat: Her parents served and died in the team leader UNSC Defense Force.
* NiceGirl: One
of Hastati Squad during at least the few people who is actually nice to Lasky even before he shows his commanding skills, and one of their exercises.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:The other
only two cadets fail to run. They who are saved by friends with him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to her parents dying in
the Master Chief seconds later, which suggests military.
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:After being hit by a single Needler shard while Lasky is driving the Warthog to try to escape the planet, she only notices it after they stop for the moment. However, not quite as sudden as other examples, as she has a death sequence
that everyone, including him, might've lived had Vickers kept quiet.allows her some last actions.]]



[[folder: Dimah Tchakova]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Dimah Tchakova'''
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->'''Homeworld: Reach'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Katerina Katelieva'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. Her mother is the secretary of [=FLEETCOM=] and her father is a high ranking intelligence officer, so she considers her military career to be something she was born to do. She is friends with fellow Hastati squadmate [=JJ=].

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[[folder: Dimah Tchakova]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Dimah Tchakova'''
Michael Sullivan]]
!!'''Commander Michael "Sully" Sullivan''' (26582-72839-MS)
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->'''Homeworld: Reach'''
Emerald Cove'''
->'''Birthdate: c. September 3, 2510'''
->'''Portrayed and voiced by: Katerina Katelieva'''

Masam Holden (''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn''), Creator/JerryTrainor (''ARG/HuntTheTruth'')'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. Her mother is 2526, Sullivan was one of the secretary few members of [=FLEETCOM=] and her father is a high ranking intelligence officer, so she considers her military career Hastati Squad to be something she was born to do. She is friends with fellow Hastati squadmate [=JJ=].Lasky. He is skilled at hacking, to the point of being able to access even restricted ONI files.

Following graduation, he joined the UNSC Navy, and was eventually recruited by the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the Human-Covenant war ends, he becomes ONI's Senior Communications Director.



* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]: When Lasky complains that Vickers's orders during an exercise didn't make sense, she told him that it didn't matter and that he should have followed them anyway. Dimah does agree not to report Sully for hacking into secure files though.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She uses her mother's position to be one of the first people evacuated when the academy comes under attack by the Covenant, but dies when the Covenant ships destroy the orbital elevator as she is riding it up.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Has a stuffed toy among her personal possessions at Corbulo. In her case, it's less about femininity per se, and more about reminding the viewer that she and the rest of Hastati are still only young teenagers.
* InTheBlood: What she considers her military career to be.
* MilitaryBrat: It is pretty easy to tell she was raised in a purely military lifestyle all her life.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: She is her parents' only kid, and thus feels that she has a lot to live up to as she is her family's future.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:The first member of Hastati to die.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She's not afraid to exploit her family connections, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite her stated belief that orders should be followed no matter what]]. [[spoiler:She intimidates a Marine into letting her onto one of the first evacuation pods by threatening him with her motherís authority as Secretary of [=FLEETCOM=]. She offers the same chance to her squadmates, but they all refuse, and she dies when the Covenant destroy the orbital elevator.]]

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* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]: When Lasky complains ActualPacifist: States in his [[AllThereInTheManual cadet interview]] that Vickers's orders during an exercise didn't make sense, she told him that it didn't matter and that he's unsure about whether he should could actually kill another human, with plans to become a researcher like his father instead. However, this seems to have followed them anyway. Dimah does agree not to report Sully for hacking into secure files though.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She uses her mother's position to be one of
fully worn off by the first people evacuated when time he joined ONI.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Goes from being a laid-back PlayfulHacker to a ruthless cog in ONI's propaganda machine.
* BreakTheCutie: Sullivan was easily
the academy comes under attack friendliest and most laid-back of Hastati Squad. By the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', [[spoiler:his roommate and two other squadmates have been killed by the Covenant, but dies when who've also massacred most of the Covenant ships destroy rest of the orbital elevator as she is riding it up.academy, and he himself gets nailed in the leg with a needle round.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Has a stuffed toy among her personal possessions at Corbulo. In her case, it's less BrilliantButLazy: His laid-back attitude led to his father sending him to Corbulo for structure. Even then, he was not too concerned about femininity per se, and more about reminding performing poorly in training exercises, spending considerable effort to avoid any real hardships.
* CynicismCatalyst: The events of ''Forward Unto Dawn'' played a major role regarding who he became by
the viewer time of ''Hunt the Truth''.
* DisappearedDad: Mentions in his cadet interview
that she his father was a researcher for the UNSC, with the implication that he died sometime before the start of ''Forward Unto Dawn'', which serves as part of Sullivan's motivation for continuing to attend Corbulo, despite having no real ill will against the Innies.
** Additionally, supplementary information mentions that he
and the rest of Hastati are still only young teenagers.
* InTheBlood: What she considers her military career to be.
* MilitaryBrat: It is pretty easy to tell she was
his siblings were primarily raised in a purely military lifestyle by their mother, due to their busy father being all her life.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: She is her parents' only kid, and thus feels that she has a lot
but absent from their lives (except for being the parent who sent Michael to live up to as she is her family's future.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:The
Corbulo in the first member place).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Maya is forced to admit the validity
of Hastati his point that releasing all the intel could possibly do more harm than good, though she still thinks he's an asshole.
* NiceGuy: As a cadet at Corbulo.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Reveals in Season 2 of ''Hunt the Truth'' that as horrible as Benjamin's Giraud's situation currently is under ONI custody, it was even worse before he decided
to die.step in.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She's not afraid to exploit her family connections, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite her stated belief PlayfulHacker: At Corbulo, he noticed that orders should be followed no matter what]]. [[spoiler:She intimidates a Marine ONI was hiding something from the cadets and decided to hack into letting her onto restricted files to find out what.
** TheCracker: Once he starts to dig deeper, he's less playful about it. Still a heroic example, though less so after he himself joins ONI.
* PluckyComicRelief: Is able to keep up some semblance of humor [[spoiler:even during the Covenant invasion]].
* PropagandaMachine: Becomes a member of ONI's Section Two after the war. Especially ironic when you consider that
one of the first evacuation pods by threatening things he did as a cadet was to hack into files that ONI ''didn't'' want him to see.
* TheSmartGuy: As a cadet, he not only managed to figure out that ONI was hiding some very big secrets, but could also hack their files. Note that this is an organization that prides itself on its paranoid security measures, including having its files guarded by frickin' smart [=AIs=]. Not surprisingly, he originally hoped to become a UNSC researcher, like his father was. However, he ended up putting his technological and analytical talents to use as an ONI agent instead.
* TheSpook: Particularly during the war, when he was part of ONI's Section One.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** By the time of ''Hunt The Truth'', it's clear that the class clown of Corbulo Academy has become quite cold,
with whatever is left of his old self being just a facade.
** He's also pretty dismissive of Agent Maya Sankar, more or less brushing off
her motherís authority as Secretary of [=FLEETCOM=]. She offers warnings about the same chance unrest in the Outer Colonies.
* UnscrupulousHero: When he was still with the regular Navy, his extreme ruthlessness unnerved even his own superiors... and led
to her squadmates, his recruitment by ONI.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was definitely the most easygoing cadet among Hastati Squad in 2526,
but they all refuse, and she dies when this is no longer the Covenant destroy the orbital elevator.]]case by 2558.



[[folder: Junjie Chen]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Junjie "[=JJ=]" Chen'''
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[[folder: Junjie Chen]]
Walter Vickers]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Junjie "[=JJ=]" Chen'''
Walter Vickers'''
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->'''Homeworld: Earth'''Boundary'''



->'''Portrayed by: Osric Chau'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He is the only member of Hastati Squad to be from Earth and is friends with Dimah.

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->'''Portrayed by: Osric Chau'''

Iain Belcher'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He is the only member took over as team leader of Hastati Squad to be from Earth after Lasky was demoted. He hates the Insurrection and is friends with Dimah.dislikes Lasky for his sympathetic views towards them, as well as for his questioning of his leadership ability.



* AsianAndNerdy: Is noted to have very high academic scores, though his combat skills are lacking.
%%* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Killed by a stealthed Elite Zealot.]]
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler:The second member of Hastati to die.]]
* MissingMom: His mom died five years before he went to Corbulo.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives off this impression with his communication with his father.

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* AsianAndNerdy: Is noted to have very high academic scores, though his combat skills are lacking.
%%* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]
TheBigGuy: The fittest member of Hastati.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Killed by a stealthed HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He charges at the Elite Zealot.to try and give the other cadets a chance to escape, and is shot in the chest for his efforts.]]
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler:The second member ImNotHereToMakeFriends: States in his cadet interview that being at Corbulo is not about making friends, but learning to be the best soldier possible, which suits him just fine.
* {{Jerkass}}: Insults Lasky by making a crack about his dead brother as revenge for Lasky's behavior in training exercises. While he has good reason to be pissed at Lasky, that crossed a line.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After Lasky comes up with a plan that wins Hastati squad the final exercise of the semester, Vickers gives him a respectful nod. [[spoiler:He also attempts to give the rest
of Hastati a chance to die.escape by charging an Elite by himself.]]
* MissingMom: His mom died five years before he went TheLeader: He is the team leader of Hastati Squad during at least one of their exercises.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:The other cadets fail
to Corbulo.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives off this impression with his communication with his father.
run. They are saved by the Master Chief seconds later, which suggests that everyone, including him, might've lived had Vickers kept quiet.]]


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[[folder: Dimah Tchakova]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Dimah Tchakova'''
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->'''Homeworld: Reach'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Katerina Katelieva'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. Her mother is the secretary of [=FLEETCOM=] and her father is a high ranking intelligence officer, so she considers her military career to be something she was born to do. She is friends with fellow Hastati squadmate [=JJ=].
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* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]: When Lasky complains that Vickers's orders during an exercise didn't make sense, she told him that it didn't matter and that he should have followed them anyway. Dimah does agree not to report Sully for hacking into secure files though.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She uses her mother's position to be one of the first people evacuated when the academy comes under attack by the Covenant, but dies when the Covenant ships destroy the orbital elevator as she is riding it up.]]
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Has a stuffed toy among her personal possessions at Corbulo. In her case, it's less about femininity per se, and more about reminding the viewer that she and the rest of Hastati are still only young teenagers.
* InTheBlood: What she considers her military career to be.
* MilitaryBrat: It is pretty easy to tell she was raised in a purely military lifestyle all her life.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: She is her parents' only kid, and thus feels that she has a lot to live up to as she is her family's future.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:The first member of Hastati to die.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: She's not afraid to exploit her family connections, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite her stated belief that orders should be followed no matter what]]. [[spoiler:She intimidates a Marine into letting her onto one of the first evacuation pods by threatening him with her motherís authority as Secretary of [=FLEETCOM=]. She offers the same chance to her squadmates, but they all refuse, and she dies when the Covenant destroy the orbital elevator.]]
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[[folder: Junjie Chen]]
!!'''Officer Cadet Junjie "[=JJ=]" Chen'''
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->'''Homeworld: Earth'''
->'''Birthdate: c. 2510'''
->'''Portrayed by: Osric Chau'''

A freshman cadet at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science in 2526. He is the only member of Hastati Squad to be from Earth and is friends with Dimah.
----
* AsianAndNerdy: Is noted to have very high academic scores, though his combat skills are lacking.
%%* [[ByTheBookCop By-The-Book Soldier]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Killed by a stealthed Elite Zealot.]]
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler:The second member of Hastati to die.]]
* MissingMom: His mom died five years before he went to Corbulo.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gives off this impression with his communication with his father.
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* BeforeTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:When Loki betrays Mack's trust by trying to destroy Sif, Mack retaliates by destroying Loki's fragment aboard the Tiara and using his army of [=JOTUNs=] to prevent Loki from firing his mass driver at Sif. It's only after Sif herself talks Mack down that Loki finally gets his way.]]



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Mack descends into rampancy as the Covenant destroy more and more of the [=JOTUNs=] maintaining his core logic.]]

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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Mack descends into rampancy as the Covenant destroy more and more of the [=JOTUNs=] maintaining his core logic.logic; he spends his final moments continually sending messages to an already dead Sif.]]



* TalkingToTheDead: [[spoiler:His final transmissions are him continually sending messages to a dead Sif.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish the job in order to prevent her data from falling into Covenant hands.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish the job in order to prevent her data from falling into Covenant hands.]]
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish the job to help save humanity.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Despite Loki having already nearly killed her before, she agrees to let him finish the job in order to help save humanity.prevent her data from falling into Covenant hands.]]
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* TheComputerIsYourFriend: [[spoiler:When turned into Loki, who sees no reason why he shouldn't kill Sif to prevent her from falling into Convenant hands after promising Mack he would keep her safe, as well as sacrificing his own forces if it gains him an advantage in the overall battle.]]


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Loki is willing to make any sacrifice to ensure the safety of humanity, to the point where he sees no reason why he shouldn't kill Sif to prevent her from falling into Covenant hands after promising Mack he would keep her safe.]]
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