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David / Agent Washington / Recovery One

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"I've already been responsible for enough of their problems in the past, and I'll be damned before I let you cause any more."

A Freelancer and Recovery Agent, and the main character of Recovery One. Washington's job is to find dead or dying Freelancers and recover their AIs and special equipment. He is trusted with this position due to his view of AIs—he had an AI partner, Epsilon, until the fragment suffered a major psychotic break and attempted suicide while in his head, leaving him therefore the person least likely to try and steal another one. (The experience had absolutely no impact on his sanity, by the way). Wash works with Agent South and Delta during Recovery One to hunt down the Meta, and though he is seemingly killed during that series, he survives (due to York's regeneration unit) to continue his mission during Reconstruction, and enlists Church and Caboose to help. He has another, self-appointed goal: Epsilon held the Alpha's memory, meaning that Wash knows everything the Director of Project Freelancer did to it and is trying to bring the Director down. Washington serves as a Straight Man or the Only Sane Man when exposed to the two teams' weirdness, but has a latent snarkiness that comes into play whenever he lampshades the implausible things they've done. His armor is gray with yellow markings on the shoulders. After joining the Blue Team, he changes to Church's cobalt armor, modified to also have yellow shoulders.

After being held prisoner by the UNSC for inadvertently destroying the evidence of Project Freelancer's misdeeds, Washington is released, and has to work with the Meta to track down Epsilon. When he finally does, he manages to hold his own fighting Tex, and even tries to help Epsilon save her. At the end of the Recollection, he joins the Blue team so that he won't get thrown back in jail. By Season 10 he's become a real part of the Blood Gulch Crew and decides to prevent any more problems by siding with them over Carolina and winds up shipwrecked with them in Season 11.

He temporally joins the Feds in Season 12 until discovering the setup laid by Felix and Locus. He later reunites with the rest of BGC, along with Carolina and Epsilon. They join forces with the New Republic and the Feds to take down Malcom Hargrove.


Associated Tropes:

  • Adorkable: Before the Epsilon incident. Still has hints of this every so often, though.
  • The Atoner: How he seems to see himself after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Badass Adorable: He's shown as this in the prologue segments, having his locker filled with kitten pictures and even rubber ducks.
  • Badass Beard: Apparently grew one between Season 13 and Season 15, but because of 24-Hour Armor, we never see it, and Wash just thinks its itchy.
  • Badass Decay: In-universe, Church claims that Wash has gone from being a Freelancer who could fight toe-to-toe with Tex to Carolina's whipping boy. It still counts as a Downplayed Trope as he is still a badass and has in fact turned the Blues into a much more effective fighting force. The Badass Decay is relative when compared to Carolina. It is completely revoked when he puts a gun to Carolina's head when she threatens Tucker and shoots her an Ironic Echo before walking out on her.
  • Badass in Distress: As of the end of Season 11, and for the start of Season 12, he has been kidnapped along with Sarge and Donut by the Federation of Chorus. Subverted later, as although they were taken in by force at first, they remained there by choice with the promise of "rescuing" their friends to convince them, much like the others were with the New Republic. Then Felix and Locus show up and explain they've been playing the Feds and rebels against each other for years.
  • Badass Normal: Practically a staple of his character is how effective he is without the use of an AI or any special armor enhancements.
  • Beneath the Mask:
    • When patching up the bitterness between him and Tucker, Washington admits that he considered himself the worst fighter in his old squad and was never entrusted with leadership before ending up on Blue Team. It is the first time in the present that Wash has revealed any insecurity, and goes a long way to mending his relationship with Tucker. During his surgery after the fight with the Federal Army of Chorus he has some combination of flashback and hallucination of previous events in his life. When he sees himself shooting Donut, there is very real panic and guilt in his voice, suggesting he's still haunted by his previous actions.
    • Supplementary material (in Red vs. Blue: The Ultimate Fan Guide) reveals that his Adorkable personality concealed darker character traits. As it turns out, a tendency to repress his anger and nurse grudges undetected until the opportune moment for revenge has been an attribute of his since childhood. This casts the Epsilon incident in a completely different light - receiving the Alpha's memories may have simply brought these traits all to the surface, finally giving him a target for these vengeful tendencies in the form of the Director.
  • Best Served Cold: Washington was driven mad by Epsilon's attempt at suicide two years before the events of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, gradually recovering his sanity and being cleared for duty after Season 1 but before Season 2 of Red vs. Blue. He rebelled against Project Freelancer in Reconstruction, which takes place two years after the end of Season 5. For four years Washington had knowledge of the Director's misdeeds and continued to work for him, biding his time until he had the means to bring him down, which turned out to be his unintentional discovery of the Alpha AI and Epsilon's continued existence. As it turns out, this is a character trait that has been with Washington since childhood, as revealed when he, in fifth grade, smashed a former bully of his from third grade's face into a mirror, nearly costing the latter his eye.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Meta in Recreation and Revelation as they hunt down Epsilon. The pair hold Simmons and Doc hostage at the beginning of the season, the ensuing battle between them and the Red Team plus Epsilon sets Epsilon out to find and revive Tex, and then Tex lures them to Sidewinder for a final battle. However, Wash is betrayed by the Meta towards the end and then makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Develops this in later seasons, particularly for Caboose.
  • Boring, but Practical: Wash's fighting style involves, for the most part, very basic hand to hand combat and mid range fighting with his battle rifle. A far cry from the crazy moves shown by every other named freelancer. Despite this, he's extremely dangerous with such basic techniques, capable of injuring Tex with a gunshot to the back, leading to her defeat by the Meta, taking down several Hornets at different times, and being roughly the second most effective fighter in episode 21 of season 10. Also Boring, but Practical in the case of his overall performance in the prequels. He's one of the few seen on the board at all times, and the only time his position moves in Season 9 is when it goes up a space. Considering he's not a super talented hardcore badass (yet) like other freelancers makes this seem strange. Except the reason he's always on the board is because he does his job. He's got no authority issues (yet), no impulses to turn on other team mates, and mostly doesn't even care about the board to begin with. He's there to complete the mission. He doesn't care what rank he gets.
  • Break the Cutie: The Epsilon incident.
  • Broken Pedestal: Season 9 shows that Wash actually had a very high opinion of the Director before the Epsilon incident. Red vs. Blue: The Ultimate Fan Guide reveals that much of his admiration comes from the fact that Project Freelancer offered him the only chance to use his combat skills after a UNSC court martial for disobeying orders that would have gotten his platoon killed and injuring his sergeant in the process of his insubordination.
    Washington: The Director? He's given us everything. He's helping us.
  • Byronic Hero: Particularly in Recovery One. But thanks to the Reds and Blues, He eventually gets better.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even during his badass present day phase, he gets injured and blown up on an impressively regular basis. This only gets worse for him in the flashback seasons.
  • Car Fu: A constant victim of this.
  • Catchphrase: "That was the worst ___. Ever. Of all time." Also a Mad Libs Catch Phrase.
  • Character Development: All those betrayals do take a toll on one's psyche. Having someone you betrayed forgive you and welcome you back with open arms does too, but in a much nicer way.
  • Character Focus:
    • He's the protagonist of Reconstruction.
    • He's one of the more prominent characters of the Chorus arc, with his relationship with Locus constituting a significant subplot (in spite of his absence for nearly half of Season 12)
  • The Chew Toy: A lot of very tragic things have happened and keep happening to Wash.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Inverted. Almost everyone Wash deals with betrays him at some point. All except for the Blood Gulch crew.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Being stuck in armor lock for days on end with no food or water made him more than a little loopy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Has to in order to stand a chance without armor enhancements. For example, rather than try to overpower Tex (like an idiot), he keeps her busy with a few quick punches, then steals the battle rifle right off her back as she knocks him back.
  • The Comically Serious: Even amongst the Freelancers, he's more or less the Straight Man.
  • Cryptic Conversation: In the present, he's often having cryptic conversations with himself, largely because he tends to know more than everyone around him, and also because, well, look at the company he keeps. Lampshaded by Felix:
    Felix: Man, you are cryptic. Like all the time. Do you realize that?
    Felix: The fuck is that supposed to mean?! Christ man, always with the cryptic one-liners!
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly in the present. In the prequels, he's much less deadpan,
  • Determinator: It takes stunning amounts of danger or damage to get Wash out of a fight.
  • Deuteragonist: The Recollection trilogy revolves around Church (Alpha, and later Epsilon), but Washington's story is of almost-equal importance, particularly in Reconstruction.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": At least in the case of the Director.
    Director: Yes, I realize it has been a while since we've spoke, David. May I call you David?
    Washington: No, you cannot. You gave me my new name, the least you can do is use it.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty:
    • Shows shades of this in Season 11, making Tucker do squats and laps around the canyon. He even increases the number of laps when Tucker tries to snark back at him.
    • He's trying this again in Season 13, only this time on Grif, by punishing Grif's squad for his laziness, hoping that the guilt will force Grif to comply. Obviously he doesn't know Grif as well as he thought and he meets with rather mixed success. He also tries to chew Palomo out for less than stellar performance during target practice, again with mixed success.
  • Easily Forgiven: For siding with The Meta, being a total jerk to the Reds and Blues, taking Simmons and Doc hostage, insulting, humiliating, and depriving Sarge of his shotgun and shooting Lopez and Donut. Aside from Donut referring to him as a jerk for shooting him he's pretty much been taken in by the Reds and Blues. However, if Washington's dream is anything to go by, he's still not forgiven himself for his past actions, especially shooting Donut, even though Donut himself has and whenever it comes up it's usually played for laughs.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the end of Recreation, after one betrayal too many.
    Wash: For as long as I can remember, I've been lied to, taken advantage of, shot in the back and left for dead. And now, I have a way out of all of this. What in the hell makes you think I'm going to ask for it?
  • Faking the Dead: Does this to escape from the Chairman by disguising himself as Church, who had left his body.
  • Guile Hero: Not above trying to talk his way out of things, or manipulate people. Fighting smarter allows him to fight on par with Felix and Locus, using tricks and psychological tactics to keep up with their superior weaponry. A great case of this is him using his own blood to ruin Locus's camoflage
  • Gun Kata: Not a very stylized version, but has an intense close quarters battle with Felix using a pistol and various blocks and knee strikes to counter Felix's knife.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: At least in his younger days, where he comes off as almost painfully innocent and idealistic. Season 10's present-day segments seem to indicate this part of him is making a resurgence due to Character Development.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Makes a Face–Heel Turn at the end of Recreation, but has a Heel–Face Turn at the end of Revelation.
  • The Hero: By season 11, Wash follows the standard heroic archetype more than any other character in the main cast, by virtue of being the only one competent enough to get things done. Season 13 follows this when Wash tries to maintain peace between the Rebels and the Feds.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When Locus and his team attacks the canyon, Wash, Sarge, Donut, and Lopez get seriously injured and are unable to move. While the rest of the team and Felix make their way into a cave passage, they realize that they'll have to close the passage behind them. Unfortunately, this involves leaving the injured at Locus' mercy. Washington hears this and orders Freckles to 'shake.' Freckles then stomps the ground, creating enough force to close the gap. As mentioned, this leaves Wash totally at the mercy of Locus.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Wash".
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Despite his frequent injuries, he always manages to keep going with no apparent detriment. It takes an extended beatdown from the Meta to finally put him out of commission.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: The contrast between his flashback persona and Revelation persona really shows this. He starts out idealistic and friendly and ends up cynical and jaded. This is characterized by an exchange with Doc during Revelation.
    Wash: (Talking to the Meta) I agree, we should just kill most of them, the last one left alive will talk.
    Doc: Wash, you can't just kill everyone you meet.
    Wash: Why not?
    Doc: Umm... well, now that you put me on the spot, I don't really have an answer, just seems like a bad idea.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: In the prequels there are many non-combat actions Wash takes care of while the rest of the freelancers are showing off their super skills. He's competent in a number of fields, including being a good enough lock pick for Carolina to choose him as York's replacement, searching through files and security systems (as well as doing some unintended sabotage), and is usually the agent meeting with internals, meaning he's very good dealing with other branches of the operation.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his Character Development. He still has his problems, and isn't the nicest guy around, but he's much friendlier.
  • Karma Houdini: Played for Laughs in regards to his shooting of Donut.
    Donut: ...and I got shot!
    Washington: (whistles nonchalantly)
  • Kick the Dog: Shooting Lopez and Donut at the very end of Recreation.
  • Knife Nut: Fighting the Meta in Revelation, and Felix in Season 13.
    Wash (to Felix) What, you think you're the only one who's good with knives?
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Firmly on the side of good, but he is more cynical and world-weary than his friends. It's only after the end of Project Freelancer that he becomes more idealistic.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he's not a bad guy exactly, he still manages to fall into this. He only appears in a few scenes in Recreation, including the final scene of the season, where he seemingly kills both Donut and Lopez. What follows in Revelation is, while not overtly dramatic, much more action-based and plot oriented than the previous season. He can also be considered one for the main series as a whole, as the Recollection trilogy and Recovery One are noticeably much Darker and Edgier than the previous series'.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Wash spent years nursing a secret grudge against the Director and Freelancer, bidding his time for the right moment to bring them both down. By the end of Season 10, he's finally given a genuine opportunity to get revenge against the Director, as opposed to what he did in Reconstruction which was petty revenge in comparison, and decides to just let it go rather than put his new friends in danger. Unlike Carolina and even Church, it seems he's finally learned to let go of the past.
  • The Leader: By season 8 onward, he becomes the leader of the Blues and in season 11, he unofficially becomes leaders of both the Blues and the Reds, if only because the others see him as a more competent leader than either Sarge or Church.
  • The Lancer: To Carolina in season 10.
  • Leitmotif: Good Fight in his introduction. Later seasons associate him with a slower, more somber version of Big Prize.
  • Master of None: By Freelancer standards. He doesn't seem to have a specialty, and most of the other Freelancers are more combat capable. He turns into a very competent Guile Hero over time, however. His icon on the board is a battle rifle and he's shown to be unparalleled in terms of skill with the weapon, even destroying a Hornet with it while in free-fall.
  • Nice Guy: Used to be this. Even with his hidden dark side, Wash was kind and considerate to all his other Freelancers. He devolved into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold after the project went up in flames. It's only after the Reds and Blues permanently end the Director's schemes that Wash regains some semblance of his old kindness.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His actions in Revelation lead to the Meta regaining all his abilities by capturing Tex in the Capture Unit instead of Epsilon. This nearly turns out very badly for all involved.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Suffering from this too often is one of the sources of a lot of Wash's bitterness and anger.
  • Nom de Guerre: Aside from "Agent Washington", he's also known as "Recovery One" during his time as a Recovery agent.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: When he's first introduced, he seems like a supreme badass compared to the zany Blood Gulch crew. Later seasons show that he's very much Weak, but Skilled, at least relative to most of the other Freelancers, despite his complete regularity as number 6 on the leader board. He even admits to Tucker he considered himself one of the worst agents in his squad, though his developments post-Epsilon would prove him far more capable than he gave himself credit. His "normality" is emphasized by this exchange from Episode 8 of Season 10:
    York (talking to North): [...] and now I'm paired with the squad's second worst fighter. But sure we can handle it.
    [...]
    Washington: You really think I'm the second worst fighter?
    York: No, I was being nice. You're easily the worst.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Has this attitude in Reconstruction with hints of it throughout the series.
    Washington: I'm sorry, did something about my actions indicate that I expect to survive?
  • Not So Above It All:
    • In episode 18 of season 10, the Reds and Blues are bickering over which team has the highest kill count. Washington plays along.
      Washington: Technically, Project Freelancer makes the rules. And I say Blue Team gets to add my kill count to theirs.
    • In Season 11, when the Reds and Blues all drag Donut and Doc off to beat them up for flubbing their rescue, Washington is right there tearing them apart.
  • Not So Different:
    • Pre-Epsilon, Washington seems just as neurotic as the Reds and Blues, just more competent in certain aspects, namely fighting.
    • Locus seems to consider Washington to be a similar sort of man to himself ("I'm a soldier, like you"), due to his rather ruthless actions in earlier seasons. The big difference is that Washington managed to reclaim his humanity whereas Locus still sees himself as "a suit of armour and a gun".
    • On a lighter note he's also been compared to Caboose on occasion. Much to his dismay. It's not an entirely invalid comparison, though.
      Caboose: We have a lot in common, Agent Washington.
      Washington: No, we don't. And don't ever say that again.
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle: Does this in season 10 episode 20 after Donut complains about being shot.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Wash is an uptight, regulations guy who freaked out when North mentioned he used equipment without telling Command. Maine is a brutish dirty fighting soldier who tried to kill Tex during a sparring match because she was beating him. Nevertheless, they seem to be good friends at that point.
    • In the present timeline, Wash is a grumpy, bitter Guile Hero. Caboose is friendly, optimistic, and dumb as a box of rocks.
  • Only Sane Man: Particularly in Reconstruction, where he plays the Straight Man to the antics of the Reds and Blues. He softens up in later seasons, first becoming more sarcastic, then becoming more friendly, though even after this he's still more level-headed than they are.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He acts creepily cheerful towards Sarge, Grif, and Simmons before the assault on Crash Site Alpha, which they take notice of and call him out on. Grif thinks that Wash believes that they're going to die.
  • Papa Wolf: Becomes this to the Reds and Blues, going so far as to hold a gun to Carolina's head when she threatens Tucker.
    Washington: I've already been responsible for enough of their problems in the past, and I'll be damned before I let you cause any more.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In the flashback segments.
  • Post-Historical Trauma: The reason for his Knight In Sour Armor attitude is due to this through the Epsilon Incident, though it's more directly related to the Director and the Alpha than humanity as a whole.
  • The Power of Friendship: If there's manpower available to Wash to help him get the job done, he'll take it without a second thought. "I can't do this alone" is practically one of his catchphrases. Establishing friendships with the Blood Gulch Crew also goes a long way towards helping him redeem himself
  • Precision F-Strike: At the end of Reconstruction.
    Washington: Emp? You have got to be fucking joki-
  • Properly Paranoid: In Season 11, Wash is the only one of the BG crew to feel uneasy about being shipwrecked with no sign of immediate rescue. Even after they manage to make radio contact with Donut, he still warns the others that rescue may not immediately come. Also he is the only one that shows distrust towards Felix. After The Reveal that Felix is actually working with Locus to kill everyone on Chorus for a third party, he was right all along.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Season 10 reveals that not only did he start wearing Church's armor and take over as leader of the Blue team, but the characters started referring to him as Church.
    Caboose: I wouldn't really use the word "replace"... but there's no word for "take over for you and make everything better immediately. So we just say replace.
  • Revenge:
    • His primary motivation is to make the Director pay for his crimes. Finally subverted as a motivation for him as of the final few episodes of Season 10. He knows that the Director is evil, and that it would be right if he paid for his crimes, but there's no benefit to following that path, and it will only lead to a longer line of his friends' corpses, if anything changed at all.
      Counselor: So you would say that you have overwhelming feelings of anger and a need for revenge?
      Washington: More than you know.
    • There's also the incident with South shooting him in the back. He gets some payback for that, but it doesn't really make him feel any better, and all he really achieves with it is freaking out his new allies.
  • Rogue Protagonist: In Revelation. However, he switches sides towards the end, so it may count as a subversion.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Played for laughs when Sarge brags about Red Team has a bigger kill count. Washington proclaims that since Project Freelancer makes the rules, and he's a former Project Freelancer member, Blue Team gets to add his kill count to their own.
  • Secret Keeper: For the majority of Reconstruction, he's the only character that knew exactly what the Director did to the Alpha. It's still not clear just how much of the Director's memories he has.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: A minor case, but his nightmare in Episode 9 of Season 12 implies that he suffers from PTSD over his past actions.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Even before the Epsilon incident, he was a violent revenge planner. In fact, he has been one since childhood. He was just better at hiding it behind the mask of Adorkable than after the Epsilon incident. He's been seeking revenge against the Director for years and killed South without hesitation when she betrayed him. However, he is still a good guy throughout the series, especially once the Reds and Blues take him in.
  • Super Gullible: Pre-Epsilon incident, Connecticut and South mention that he's this while playing "Five Things". They then prove it imediately afterwards by saying that he has something stuck in his teeth, which makes Wash wonder if he does. He's wearing a helmet.
  • Supporting Leader: During Reconstruction and the end of Revelation.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I'm not crazy, okay? I'm totally, completely sane. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go blow up this dead body." Even though it was standard procedure to destroy dead Freelancers' bodies and armor, he still was rather thorough.
  • Team Dad: Subverted in the Season 9 prequel segments. He tries it with Connecticut, but she doesn't buy it at all. Played straight in Season 10's present day segments, with Wash balancing out the inanities of the BG crew with Carolina's Axe-Crazy tendencies. He continues this role in Season 11, where he works to keep the BG crew alive by carefully managing their limited supplies, as well as trying to train Tucker and Caboose to be proper soldiers.
  • Temporarily a Villain: What seems to him to just be the latest of many betrayals in Recreation leads him to try to hunt down the Reds and Blues, going so far as to team up with the Meta. At the end of Revelation he rejoins them, and stays on their side the rest of the series.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the years that follow the Epsilon breakdown, he becomes exceptionally more dangerous, mainly from his increased capacity for ruthlessness and Chessmaster tendencies.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starting in Recreation, to the point of a Face–Heel Turn. He also had one of these in the past after the Epsilon incident.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He gets substantially better come Season 10; becoming something closer to the Wash he used to be. While he can be a bit strict towards his fellow Blues, he cares for them, to the point that he aimed a pistol at Carolina when she threatened Tucker.
  • The Un-Reveal: Wash's face alone of the Freelancers hasn't been seen, with strategic placement of other people blocking his face. This is lampshaded eventually in Season 10 where he carries out a conversation with North and York, while eating, still in his helmet. It is however, known that he has bright blond hair that he keeps relatively short and grew a beard during the 10 month break following Chorus.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Maine. When Maine was shot in the throat in Season 9, he showed a large amount of concern for him. But by Reconstruction, while he is surprised that Maine is still the one in the armor, he is fully willing to kill him, and vice versa. He and Maine work together again in Season 8, but they eventually turn on each other.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: His younger self tends to come off as this during the flashbacks of Season 9 and 10 pre-Epsilon.
  • Would Hit a Girl: And Boom, Headshot! her too.
    Agent South Dakota: Oh, come on, Wash. What are you gonna do, shoo--
    (Boom, Headshot!)
    Agent Washington: Yes.

    Carolina 

Agent Carolina

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"You know, I never thought I'd be so glad to see you idiots again."
Voiced By: Jen Brown

A member of Project Freelancer and Allison and the Director's daughter. She's mentioned by name a few times during the earlier seasons, and first appears in person in Season 9. According to the ranking board, she's the best Freelancer at the time the series starts. She's often placed in command of the other Freelancers on missions, or used to bail out her less experienced compatriots. She has a coldly professional dynamic between her and the other members, but seems to treat Agent York as an equal and even speaks to him with some twinges of affection.

After Agent Texas arrives in Project Freelancer and usurps Carolina's position as the top Freelancer, Carolina begins to feel jealous. Her competitive nature leads her to train more and eventually get two A.I. implanted into her, hoping that she would be able to beat Tex. But not only is she still unable to beat her, her jealousy along with the A.I. in her head causes her to snap, leading to her becoming the Meta's first victim.

Shows up alive and well in the present timeline, recruiting the Blood Gulch crew and Washington to help her kill the Director. Having survived her encounter with the Meta, she's become imbittered and hostile, only thinking of the Blood Gulch Crew as tools to help her find Epsilon and the Director. She is hostile at every mention of Tex and, when she encounters the Tex-bots made by the Director, tries too hard to beat them and fails again. Luckily, the Blood Gulch Crew saves her, leading to her decrease in hostility, eventually deciding that killing the Director is pointless.

She and Epsilon leave the Crew to investigate the Space Pirates on Chorus, returning when the Crew gets involved in their plans. Carolina is stabbed in the leg by Felix, thus hampering her fighting ability. After a few losses, Carolina begins to lose her confidence and starts gathering armor enhancements.


Associated Tropes:

  • The Ace: She's known as Number One and is the absolute best Freelancer in the project... at least until Tex shows up.
  • Action Girl: About as much as Tex. Too bad Tex beat her on the score board.
  • Adorkable:
    • When she tries to loosen up in Season 13, and fails miserably.
      Church: Oh, that was fast. You filled up our car too?
      Tucker: Yeah, I gave it to both of them. Bow-chicka bow-
      Carolina: Bow-chika-bow... what? That's the joke, right?
      Tucker: Did she just say my thing?! ...I feel violated.
    • Comes back in Season 15, Episode 5. She talks to Grif about being "the best at being lazy", tries to join a band and acts like Washington growing a beard was the most shocking thing that happened since they arrived at their new home (keep in mind they built the galaxy's greatest water park, saw robots fight dinosaurs, Sarge tried to fight gravity, they established the first ever Malarkey government, and Caboose got trapped in another dimension) and the way she says it reminds some of Caboose.
  • Always Second Best: To Tex from the end of Season 9 and throughout Season 10, much to her growing frustration and rage. At the end of Season 10, Carolina finally gets her long awaited chance to fight Tex one-on-one, and while she does noticeably better than anyone else who's ever tried before, it's still painfully clear that she was losing the fight, albeit keep in mind it was not a one-on-one fight as she's fighting multiple clones of Texas and had already killed over 20 of them so it was more of one-on-fifty. In Episode 21 of the same season, she finally acknowledges this. The implication that she's the director's daughter makes this even Harsher in Hindsight, changing our understanding of the dynamic from not just professional rivalry between soldiers, but also a personal grudge between mother and daughter over her father's clear preference. Is it any wonder she was so desperate to prove herself?
  • Ambiguously Evil: The Reds and Blues consider her a time bomb just waiting to go off in Season 10 until Episode 21.
  • Anti-Hero: Once Tex shows up, and Carolina becomes obsessed with beating her, she starts sliding down the scale:
  • Art Shift: Her armor's been modified for Season 10 allowing her to be depicted in the Halo 3 engine with the rest of the cast. When they start using Halo 4, she wears a Recon helmet, since her original Rogue helmet was heavily redesigned in that game.
  • The Atoner: Becomes one near the end of Episode 22 of Season 10 when she and Epsilon decide to try and improve the world as well make up for their past mistakes by Walking the Earth to help dismantle what remains of Project Freelancer's equipment.
  • Bad Boss: The Blood Gulch crew are very concerned that present day Carolina may be one of these. For good reason, too. She confirms their fears when she orders the sim troopers to be cannon fodder to buy her time for her revenge plan, and pulls a gun on Tucker when he talks back to her. Everyone, including Wash, takes issue with this and ditches her.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Her first appearance plays up her resemblance to Tex before The Reveal in Episode 4 of Season 9. Though eagle-eyed viewers can make out her name on the leaderboard the episode prior to The Reveal.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Throughout Season 9 and at times in Season 10, she's shown to be a very good combatant at close combat.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being compared to Tex.
    • Talking about Maine/Meta is another one.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her entrance in Season 12. When the Reds and Blues are cornered and hopeless, she reveals that she's one of the guys in the firing squad and saves them.
  • Big Good: Of Season 10, where she leads the Blood Gulch Crew to kill the Director. Though her Jerkass attitude and the others distrusting her makes her somewhat of a villain at the same time. A straighter example is in Season 12, where she realizes the truth of the Civil War on Chorus, and gets the Reds and the Blues to help her stop Locus and Felix.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Her mother wasn't around much and died while Carolina was little, she ends up in a bitter rivalry with the AI version of her mother, her father acts cold towards her and barely acknowledges her as his daughter, and the closest thing she has to siblings are a group of tortured AIs.
  • Break the Haughty: For all her willingness to use the Blood Gulch Crew as Cannon Fodder during the raid on the Director's base, for all the terseness she's shown towards Washington, for all her assertion that she and Church don't need anyone else... when the time comes to fight the Tex copies, she ultimately pushes herself too hard, with memories of her previous failures coming back to haunt her. By the time she's beaten, she's finally forced to admit that Tex really IS better than her. Listening to her voice, you can tell that it's a bitter pill to swallow.
  • Broken Ace: After the introduction of Tex to Project Freelancer. She gets better gradually over the course of the present day's segments in Season 10.
  • Broken Bird: Carolina speaks to Church of her former team and how they tore each other to pieces. It's made pretty clear that she's a very broken person under all the armor and ferocity.
  • The Bus Came Back: She appears briefly in The Stinger for Season 11. Returns in person during season 12, pulling off a Big Damn Heroes moment
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: As revealed in season 15 Carolina and Tex once had a Capture the Flag operation in the Desert Gulch which led to the death of one of the soldiers Biff. Neither one of them even bothered remembering the encounter and continued on with their rivalry. However the death of Biff led to his best friend Temple losing his mind and becoming a Serial Killer that targets other members of Project Freelancer. He's less than impressed when he learns Carolina doesn't even remember either of them.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Her armor ability, where she can instantly change her armor's color to anything she needs.
  • Character Development: She started out as The Ace of the Freelancer team, but by Season 10, she's become a bitter and easily-angered soldier obsessed with revenge. And then we see elements of a Broken Bird beneath it all... and then she opens up a little to Church as well as swapping positions with Church by telling him to let go of his past and even letting go of her desire for revenge and taking pity on the director via leaving him a pistol to commit suicide at his request.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She tosses a gravity hammer with one hand, which hits an Elite Mook from across a huge room in the face.
  • Close-Range Combatant: When she is seen fighting, she generally tries to close the distance with her opponent to take them out with martial arts. In Season 11, Wash even calls her an expert in martial arts.
  • Cool Big Sis:
    • Shows noticeable shades of this to Wash. She keeps him focused during missions and acts out violently to protect him when an Insurrectionist warthog has pinned him down.
    • By the end of Season 10 she is literally this to Epsilon, being that they are both offspring of the Director and they have warmed up to each other immensely.
  • Create Your Own Villain: It is revealed in Season 15 that her callous disregard of one of the Simulation Troopers she was leading, Biff, led to his death. Biff's death led to Temple going insane and eventually him becoming a Serial Killer that targets members of Project Freelancer.
  • Dance Battler: Her fighting style could best be described as "Like Texas but with more speed and finesse and less brute force".
  • Dark Action Girl: When she shows back up in the present timeline as well as her actions in Episode 19 of Season 10.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's nicer around York compared to the rest of the Freelancer team. And then, after Church replays some of York's memories about her (via a recording Delta had made) and admits he understands what she's going through, she begins to open up to him, calling him "Church" instead of "Epsilon." She even laughs at his awkwardness in carrying her!
  • The Determinator: The sheer force she puts into trying to beat Tex to the briefcase in Episode 17 of Season 9 is astonishing and impressive. This makes it all the more tragic when she fails at the very last second.
  • Deuteragonist: In The Project Freelancer Saga.
  • Disney Villain Death: A subversion, courtesy of the Meta; she was his first "kill". This is also why Tex thought she was dead and told Church as much. If you watch the scene of her falling off the cliff in slow motion, you'll notice that her grappling hook gun is just starting to come into frame as the shot ends, explaining how she survived.
  • Doomed by Canon: Tex tells Church that, by the time she met up with York in Out of Mind, Carolina was dead. Delta explains that Carolina received two AI, and only functioned for a short period of time afterwards. Subverted, though, in that she's ultimately revealed to be alive.
  • Dreadful Musician: She's apparently a bad singer, though no one dares to tell her. She's actually well-aware of this, and only wanted to sing because it was fun to watch the Reds and Blues squirm.
  • Drop the Hammer: She uses a Gravity Hammer to take out an Elite Mook in Season 9. She returns in Season 10 with one as part of her regular arsenal.
  • Easily Forgiven: The Blood Gulch Crew forgives her pretty easily for everything that she put them through. This is all actually lampshaded by Wash, who questions the Crew going after her and Epsilon after everything they did, to which Simmons replies that they gave Wash a second chance... and Wash had shot Donut before.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Green Eyes, just like the Director has.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. She is 57% more likely to neglect her teammates in a competitive scenario. Carolina just cannot bring herself to accept that Tex is the better soldier until Episode 21 of Season 10. It costs her in Season 13 when she takes on Sharkface and loses.
  • Fiery Redhead: Red haired and very short tempered.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason for her ridiculously huge ego, temper, and utter inability to empathize with or respect others is how much the Director pushed her, meaning that she had to constantly compete with others just for her father to give her the time of day.
  • Going Native: During her R&R time with the Reds and Blues, she ended up getting her fair share of quirks.
  • Good Is Not Nice: At the start of Season 10. Though she's a bit shorter with her teammates, she still cares for them and is incredibly bothered by Tex killing Connie.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: She has one of these, which she uses for such purposes as redirecting a machine gun turret, Building Swing, saving Wash, saving herself from a deadly fall, and in an Improvised Weapon. Notably, this is one of only two weapons in the series thus far that is not also a canonical weapon in the Halo frachise, aside from Pillman's throwing axes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She does not take Tex beating her well. The trope name itself even comes up in Episode 13 of Season 10, "Greenish-Blue With Envy", in which said envy is manipulated by Sigma and Gamma to cause the events that ultimately lead to Washington's breakdown and the fall of Project Freelancer.
  • Guns Akimbo: She adopts a twin set of Plasma Rifles in Season 10.
  • The Gunslinger: In Season 9, the only weapon she is seen using is a pistol, whether a typical M6 Series or her own Grappling-Hook Pistol.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In her battle against the Tex clones in Episode 21 of Season 10, she takes a fallen grenade, shoots it with her Grappling-Hook Pistol, and uses the ensuing combination as a makeshift ball-and-chain flail. That explodes.
  • Indy Ploy: Although her plans never go as planned, and her squad often becomes rather disorganized in the middle of a caper, she usually still manages to carry the day (or at least get her team out alive) by being really good at improvisation, combined with her sheer personal skill on the battlefield.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her armor's special ability is Camouflage, which changes the color of her armor. About as mundane as they come. However, she uses it to deadly effect several times in Season 9, using it to get a drop on her foes right in front of her, whether by blending into the background or by Dressing as the Enemy. Particularly impressive since she uses it more effectively than others use a full-on invisibility ability, due to the conspicuous nature of her usual bright aqua armor.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: We finally get to her sing in the Season 15 credits and it is exactly as bad as the others implied.
  • Jerkass: Throughout Season 10. In the past, she basically stops caring about anyone but herself after Tex shows up, going as far as to take both Wash and South's AIs in order to settle a rivalry that only exists in her head. She also refuses to listen to York when he tries to talk to her during his Heel Realization, simply brushing him aside in order to pursue her delusional competition with Tex. In the present, her attitude toward most of the Reds and Blues is understandable, given that at the time, they're all stupid, lazy, or both. However, she goes too far when she expects them to act as Cannon Fodder in a battle that has nothing to do with them, and threatens to shoot Tucker when he calls her out on it. Luckily, though, she gets better at the end of the season, and by her return in Season 12, she is more friendly towards the others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After her defrosting process.
  • Kick the Dog: One that comes back to haunt her: During her days training at the simulations and competing with Tex, she accidentally impales Biff by throwing a wooden flagpole away during a fight. Rather than get him medical attention or help Temple, Carolina arrogantly dismisses the tragedy for its relative unimportance and continues her fight with Tex. This was Temple's Start of Darkness, and years later he would become a freelancer-hating serial killer with a particular grudge against Carolina, who doesn't even remember killing Biff.
  • Lack of Empathy: As revealed during the flashback sequences of season 15 during her fight over a flag with Tex the two of them accidently impaled one of the Simulation Troopers there named Biff with it. Rather then helping Temple give medical help to Biff she tells him that "this has nothing to do with you" and continues her fight with Tex.
  • The Leader: Of the Freelancer Five-Man Band.
  • Leitmotif: Crazy Carolina. Morte ai nostri nemici...
  • Lightning Bruiser: She darts like a hummingbird and hits like a ton of bricks on account of her second armour ability (Super Speed).
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The Season 10 finale reveals she's the daughter of Allison and Director Church. She notes that her mother had terrible taste in men.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is the Director's daughter, and fairly attractive under her helmet to boot.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In Season 11, to Locus, of all people. Subverted, as she and Epsilon are masquerading as the actual Control to stop Locus and Felix's mercenary corps.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: By the end of Season 10. She finally lets go of the past and her grudge against Texas and decides to make up for her past mistakes.
  • Ninja: Specialist in close combat and stealth.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Her tone of voice and choice of words when she tells Tucker and Sarge off for their dance and song taunting of the space pirates in Series 13, Episode 2 seems to suggest that despite being a professional she actually finds it pretty amusing.
      Carolina: (sounding amused) Alright, that's enough. We just took their base, no need for cruel and unusual punishment.
    • When the Reds and Blues decided to lay low after the events of Chorus, Carolina had a difficult time actually adjusting to retirement. She apparently figured out how to relax for once, as well as revealed she has an extremely dry sense of humor. She finds Grif and Simmons discussing Game of Thrones to be a very interesting event... but not nearly as interesting as that time Wash grew a beard. She also decided to join the band that Tucker, Caboose and Grif put together as their singer, and apparently did it just because it was fun to watch them squirm at her singing voice.
  • Oedipus Complex: The finale of Season 10 reveals she has this, whether she knows it or not. Her competition with Tex for the Director's approval turns out to be her competing with her mother's memory for her father's approval.
  • Only Sane Man: It's pretty plain throughout Season 10 that she goes through exactly the same stages Washington went through: despair at the Blood Gulch crew's ineptness, surprise when they pull something good out of the hat (although the video log of Agent York probably helped a bit here) and then finally accepting them as being Weak, but Skilled and lightening up. See Defrosting Ice Queen.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: After getting a little push from Sigma and Gamma. This extends into the present day, where her efforts to find and kill the Director make her a Token Evil Teammate to her companions.
  • The Peter Principle: Carolina is an exceptional fighter, second only to the explicitly superhuman Tex. However, this apparently does not translate into leadership skill, as shown by her command of the other Freelancers in the field throughout Season 9 and 10, especially whenever Tex is involved. In Episode 10 of Season 10, her attempt to send Wyoming, the squad's sniper, into close combat against sustained minigun fire is the sort of tactical brilliance that would be worthy of Sarge. Present day Carolina doesn't even give combat orders on screen to the Reds and Blues, but her manner with them suggests she hasn't gotten that much better.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose:
  • Put on a Bus: She and Church set off on their own after hearing rumors of soldiers with advanced military hardware. She comes back.
  • Replacement Goldfish: As of Season 10 she's replaced Tex as the badass action chick, a comparison she is not fond of. She and Church have even developed a certain rapport with each other regarding her.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Church and Washington are just as surprised as the audience that she's alive.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Season 10, until she decides in Episode 22 to leave the Director to die rather than kill him.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Sort of, by giving her father (the Director) a pistol to kill himself.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the scenes after Episode 22 for Season 10, she goes to Club Errera in a blue skirt, with a white tube top above it, black, heeled boots, and her (longer) hair tied back with a white band in a ponytail. This is the only time thus far that she has been seen in anything except her armor.
  • Ship Tease:
    • She was very close to York during their days at Project Freelancer. She becomes very saddened by his death and holds on to his lighter as a Tragic Keepsake.
    • As of season 15, she has grown much closer with Washington as he helps her look to the future instead of living in the past, and the two hold hands while standing by a beach.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She's one of the major characters in "The Freelancer Saga" of Season 9 and 10, and the only people in the Halo universe who have You Gotta Have Blue Hair are dyed hair colors.
  • The Strategist: Plays this role in the final push against the Blues and Reds. Being too weakened to fight effectively, she instead comes up with strategies and gives orders from the sidelines, occasionally peeking out of her cover to shoot an enemy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According to Word of God, her facial model was Lindsay Hicks, who played her mother, Allison, in live action.
  • Super Speed: Using what is implied to be due to an armor enhancement at the time, she manages to briefly keep up with mooks in jetpacks on foot, as well as a Mongoose.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the present day parts of season 10, the Reds and Blues regard her as one of these, referring to her as "our mutual friend/enemy/companion, or friendenemapanion" and "a trigger-happy psychopath". In a way she takes the same role Tex had in Blood Gulch Chronicles, with the important difference that her barely concealed desire to murder them all is much more brazen and played completely seriously.
  • Too Fast to Stop: Of a sort. She does have control over her direction and body when at this speed, but tends to be distracted or otherwise defeated, ending with her crashing into something and falling on the ground.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 10. The flashback segments show that she's much shorter with her teammates on missions. The present shows that she's two steps from Ax-Crazy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Church replays some memories Delta had of York and admits that he knows what it's like to be chasing something that means a lot to you, Carolina becomes noticeably warmer towards him, even going so far as laughing. That's something she never did during any of the Freelancer flashbacks. By Episode 21 of Season 10, this kindness extends to the other Reds and Blues.
  • Tragic Hero: Her pride and desire to be the best lead to immense suffering for both herself and those closest to her. In a rare case for this trope, she comes to terms with these flaws early enough to not lose her life over it, though it's a hard road for her to get there.
  • Unknown Rival: She becomes obsessed with proving herself better than Tex and reclaiming her status as Number One. Tex, meanwhile, only seems to pity her, which only drives Carolina even more insane.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As Season 10 reveals in both Episodes 6 and 13, her decision to give Sigma to Maine, as well as her decision to take on both Eta and Iota as an attempt to show up Tex and Omega led to the breaking of Maine, Washington, and herself.
  • Walking Spoiler: For the present day segments, anyway, as well as Season 11 and Season 12.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: The reveal that she is the Directors daughter in the finale of season 10 paints her determination to stay on top of the leaderboard in a whole new light. It wasn't about being the best, but just getting some sign of approval from a cold and distant father who is obsessed with the past. Even in private, she only ever refers to him as "Director" or "Sir" and is referred to as "Agent Carolina" in return.
  • Wham Line:
    • In terms of both the line and when it is.
      Carolina: Now that I've found you, you're gonna help me do what I should have done years ago: you're gonna help me kill the Director.
    • Later on, she tops herself in season 11 when she is revealed to be working with Locus.
      Carolina (talking to Locus): Good. I'll be there before you know it.
    • Come season 12, she reveals her true intentions by pulling a Big Damn Heroes against Locus and Felix, then warmly talking to the Blood Gulch Crew:
      Carolina (adjusting her armor color back to aqua): You know, I never thought I'd be so happy to see you idiots again.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: An example that illustrates just how cruel this trope can get. When Biff was fatally impaled by the flag during Carolina's fight with Tex in the Blues' and Reds' gulch, Carolina dismissed Temple's grief by irritably insisting "this isn't about [them]!", and neither freelancer gave it another thought. Years later, Carolina doesn't even remember Biff's death, which angers Temple to no end.
  • The Worf Effect: In Season 12, she seems to have trouble fighting against Felix and another time against three space pirates. Then again, she suffered an unexpected serious leg wound against Felix, and some of the pirates are likely using improved Freelancer armor enhancements. Deconstructed in Season 13. Her multiple defeats in season 12 both against Felix and at the radio jammer have left her doubtful of her own abilities, to the point she refuses to acknowledge the fact that she is both the best, and never needed armor enhancements. Church implies that she's a hair's breadth from becoming the next Meta.
  • Workaholic: Played for laughs in Season 15, where she has trouble simply relaxing and taking time off, to the point she has to go to Grif-sensei for instructions in the art of lazy.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Epsi-Theta indicates that she had not been sleeping well due to dreams of 'the bad man', something that was part of Epsi-Delta's evaluations of her during the space pirates encounter.

    Freckles 

Freckles

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"Disregarding a direct order from a commanding officer is punishable by death."
Voiced By: Shane Newville (Seasons 11-13) Miles Luna (Season 15)

Caboose's "pet" in Season 11, a HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark IX Armor Defense System (or MANTIS) that he discovered in a crashed ship. It's later transferred to his assault rifle in Season 12 after being heavily damaged at the end of Season 11.


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  • All Animals Are Dogs: Or perhaps All Killer Robots Are Dogs. At least, that's how Caboose sees and treats him.
  • Back from the Dead: In as much as a mech can be. After having his body destroyed by Locus, and his memory unit passed onto the Blood Gulch Crew. By the finale of Season 12, he's been put into Caboose's assault rifle.
  • Chekhov's Gun: During each season of the Chrous trilogy something related to Freckles ends up being important and very useful towards the end of the season.
    • Season 11: Caboose teaches Freckles tricks like doing squats, fetching, and shaking, which Freckles using takes as literal commands. During the battle at Crash Site Bravo Wash tells Freckles to "shake" and he causes a small quake that seals an entrance and lets Tucker, Caboose, Simmons, and Grif escape with the New Republic.
    • Season 12: Freckles' body has been destroyed and all that's left of him is his primary storage unit. Locus gives it to agent Washington who gives it to Caboose. After Epsilon removes the tracking device from his storage unit, Doctor Grey installs him in Caboose's rifle effectively reactivating him and he kills one of the space pirates at the jamming tower.
    • Season 13: Freckles is given full control of Caboose's rifle, including the safety in order to prevent Caboose from accidentally hurting or killing his teammates. If anyone pulls the trigger it makes a fun party sound and shoots confetti. Felix steals Freckles from Caboose at the Communications Temple and tries to use him to kill Caboose not knowing about this feature and just ends up shooting confetti in Caboose's face.
  • Creepy Monotone: Never emotes.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 15. All he gets is a brief mention from Caboose and a few seconds of screentime. When the crew leaves to look for Church, he seems to get left behind.
  • Disney Death: His Mantis body is destroyed shortly after his introduction, but Locus saved his primary storage unit and Freckles was installed in (and given control of) Caboose's gun.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Sheila, what with him being a decidedly male trigger-happy, AI-driven vehicle that takes a shine to Caboose.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Of a sort; Caboose is technically in charge, but it's Freckles that everyone's scared of.
  • The Dreaded: To everyone except Caboose. Even Sarge.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Well, more scary then evil, but while he's a MANTIS his voice is very deep and intimidating, adding to his threatening level. After he's moved to Caboose's rifle, his voice becomes more squeaky and less deep, giving him more of a comedic role and less of a threatening one.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Well, Caboose named him.
  • Guttural Growler: Its voice is a low, metallic, gurgling baritone.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Of a sort. When Caboose steps down, and Wash is leader again, it follows the commands of Wash. Very effectively, too, with Locus officially revealed to the crew.
  • Humongous Mecha: An animated MANTIS.
  • It Can Think: It has limited capacity, but it seems to have some degree of sentience. Specifically, it has some problem interpreting some commands properly.
  • Kid with the Leash: Caboose seems to be the only thing keeping him from shooting people so far. Meep. It's later inverted when Freckles is placed into Caboose's rifle and given a confetti-shooting function in the event that Caboose is about to teamkill someone.
  • The Leader: Although Washington and temporarily Caboose are officially the leaders of Blue Team, just about everybody follows Freckles' lead on account of it being terrifying. He even disobeys commands by the team leader.
  • Leitmotif: Manticore Blues.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Attacks Sarge after the latter threatens him during a standoff between the Reds and Blues. The two are stopped from going for a second round by the timely arrival of Donut.
  • More Dakka: Constantly threatening both teams with this.
  • Oh, Crap!: Provokes this response from everyone on both teams.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Hands. Off.
  • Robot Buddy: Albeit a really terrifying one.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: When Washington sarcastically says that Caboose should be the leader of Blue Team, Freckles responds by immediately demoting him and giving command to Caboose.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Caboose. He's the only trooper that Freckles doesn't threaten at any point. He's almost always seen next to Caboose during his screentime but this doesn't stop him from disobeying commands every now and then.

    Lopez Dos. 0 

Lopez Dos.0 / Lopez Dos Point Oh

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...Está loco. Están todos locos.(...He's insane. They're all insane.)

In Season 11, Sarge builds a new robot that coincidentally also speaks Spanish, whom Sarge dubs Lopez Dos.0. However Lopez Dos.0 is much nicer and more naive than the original Lopez, leaving the Reds to think he is stupider. He eventually crosses his Despair Event Horizon when he realises that all of his commanders are utterly insane, and, stealing the body of the Reds' broken Mantis droid, C.C., begins a rampage to kill anyone in his path. He meets his end in the second-to-last episode of Season 11, thanks to Donut.


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