Rookie (Real name unknown) is the newest recruit of the squad. He has just passed his Spartan training after failing his driving test but passing his "Using the toilet with your armour on training". Despite his all-round ignorance about the way the world works he has become one of the more competent soldiers (Which is not a difficult feat considering who his comrades are.) He wears default black armour which highlights his rank as Rookie. He is arguably the Protagonist of Combat Devolved however as time goes on he becomes just another member of the squad.Much of Rookie's past is a mystery; no one ever asks and he doesn't tell.
Tropes associated with Rookie:
Audience Surrogate: For the first few episodes, at least. The story is presented through Rookie's eyes as he attempts to adjust to the weirdness around him.
Na´ve Newcomer: Finds himself completely lost in the events of the first few episodes due to his inexperience, a fact not helped by how the rest of his designated group aren't, for the most part, any better.
Christopher Rodriquez is the squad's pilot. As such, he is the one most often seen driving vehicles or flying aircraft. Pilot was once part of the elite ODST Spartan forces until he was relieved of duty. Through a currently unknown event from his past known only as 'The Accident', Pilot is extremely cynical and has a noticeable speech impediment. The only information known about 'The Accident' is that it occurred when Pilot was still an ODST and it perhaps played a part in his expungement from the special forces.Pilot spends the most time with Cadaver out of any squad members, and often acts as a sort of lab assistant to the good doctor.
Joseph Turner, also known as Scout, is the team's reconnaissance expert. He is very lazy and seems to be good for very little other than scouting, and even then he often forgets what he was supposed to be reporting back during the return trip to the base. He is not very bright (to say the least) and is easily the slowest member of the squad. It is likely that the team gave him his position to ensure they would spend as little time with him as possible, since Scout has a habit of infuriating those around him (especially Pilot, whom he calls 'Roddy').While other characters are given Character Development, Scout seems to be getting dumber as the series progresses, to the point that he can barely think for himself without the help of his squadmates.
Dr. Cadaver (Full name Dr. Jason Alto Heironymous Cadaver) is the designated Medic of the squad. Failed his Spartan training due to being unable to differentiate friend from foe. Despite what his position and white/red armour would suggest, Cadaver is a seriously deranged individual who provides more danger to his squadmates than assistance. It is unknown how Cadaver became what he is, or why he is qualified to practice medicine, but one thing is for certain: If you're injured in combat, Cadaver is the last person you want to see.The good doctor often relays old stories of his previous exploits to his fellow Spartans, mainly what he has learned from the questionable experiments he has performed in the past.
Funny Background Event: You can often see him doing something weird in the background, or hear some weird barrage of non-sequiturs during sections with lots of characters speaking at once (such as the one below).
"Just remember chasing after a floating orb is a lot like brain surgery. You have to be really precise with the scalpel and cut away from yourself, otherwise the blood is really hard to clean up. I have no idea where this metaphor is going anymore, I suppose the moral of the story is never attempt brain surgery with a screw driver."
Harry Stone, also known as Sniper despite never actually sniping anything, is the self-proclaimed leader of the squad. After Corporal Thompson's death, Sniper almost immediately took charge despite being ill-suited to leading or inspiring his troops. Sniper is arguably the worst human being in the series, without the excuse of being insane like Cadaver or cynical like Pilot. He is treated with contempt by many of his squadmates, and is all too happy to return the favour.Despite being called Sniper and carrying a sniper rifle (looted from Corporal Thompson's dead body), Sniper hardly ever participates in combat, preferring to remain behind and watch his colleagues die or be horribly injured with the poor excuse that he doesn't want to reveal his position to the enemy.
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Ambition Is Evil: While he is not technically evil, he is the biggest asshole, and he is the only one who wants to be the leader.
Jeremiah Artkocious Kalleigulah Eligh 17th Esq. is a monitor and the only non-human member of the squad. He was built by Sniper as part of a project he has yet to elaborate on. JAKE 17 began as a typical slow-talking, logic-based machine but quickly became a self-proclaimed detective and Quintessential British Gentleman due to a malfunction. He is now a fully-fledged member of the squad, frequently conversing with Rookie and acting as his morally-superior half.When the group end up being cryogenically frozen and wake up in the future, they find themselves with J.A.K.E. 18, a holograhpical simulation of J.A.K.E. 17 with the exact same personality as the latter.
Corporal Thompson was once the squad's leader until an unfortunate accident occurred involving a land mine. He was in possession of the team's only sniper rifle before his death, at which point it was quickly looted from his corpse by Sniper.It turns out Thompson wasn't actually dead (Or rather he was, but he had an extra life) and returned only to be run over by Rookie and to have his few words of advice heatedly ignored by his squadmates. He perished soon afterwards, but with the way death works in this series, it's unlikely he's gone for good.
''"Today, we fight for all of humanity! Now let's kick some alien ass."
Voiced By: Matthew Norriss
Rhydian Johnson, the great-great-great-great... -great grandson of Sergeant Avery Johnson, encounters the group aboard the Halo installation that the group visit after waking up in the future, trying to continue his ancestor's work and legacy.
Voiced By: Spartan 1 - Rob Micklewright; Spartan 2 - Thomas "Krollie" Laughton.
(Somehow) picked up from the remains of Rhydian's squad, Spartans 1 and 2 are far from your ideal humans, let alone Spartans. After joining the group from their (mis)adventures on the Halo ring, the two Spartans tagged along and try to help out when they can. Emphasis on the try.
Tropes associated with Spartans 1 and 2:
Early-Bird Cameo: Get an offscreen written cameo in the same drawing bonus as Pete up above. However, Spartan 2 does appear in a later bonus video.