Tedra Grant

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Tedra Grant
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Biographical information

Birthplace:

Arcadia[1]

Born:

November 4th, 2533[1]

Species:

Human

Gender:

Female

Height:

206 centimeters (6 ft 9 in)[1]

Mass:

108 kilograms (239 lb)[1]

Hair color:

Red

Eye color:

Green

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Rank:

Spartan

Service number:

95984-78393-TG[1]

 
"Up here, hinge-heads!"
—Grant engaging Elite guards.

Tedra Grant (service number 95984-78393-TG)[1] is a SPARTAN-IV supersoldier who served with Fireteam Majestic on the UNSC Infinity during the hostilities on the Forerunner shield world Requiem in February 2558.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Grant was born November 4, 2533 on Arcadia, which had been briefly invaded by the Covenant only two years earlier. On September 9, 2549, when she was 16, she was on Arcadia during the planet's fall.[3] Grant joined the UNSC Navy at a young age and was later accepted into the SPARTAN-IV program after its inception. Her athleticism and combat skills gained her placement in an operational division in which she field-tested early versions of MJOLNIR GEN2. She was soon given an active role as a Spartan and was eventually assigned to Fireteam Majestic.[1]

At some point prior to February 8, 2558, Grant and the rest of Fireteam Majestic were deployed to Rio de Janeiro.[4]

Second Battle of Requiem[edit]

Main article: Second Battle of Requiem

Fireteam Majestic was assigned to UNSC Infinity on February 8.[4] After Infinity arrived at Requiem, Fireteams Crimson and Majestic were sent north of the UNSC's area of operations on Requiem in order to shut down Forerunner power generators. Upon reaching their location, both Crimson and Majestic had their long-range communications jammed by Forerunner jamming devices. After deactivating the jammers, their mission continued. Initiated by Commander Palmer, the mission turned into a competition for the fireteams as to who could complete their mission objectives first. Majestic took the lead at first but were eventually beaten.[5]

Sometime later Fireteam Majestic was engaged by Promethean Crawlers. Madsen started to complain about their ability to "pop up" anywhere when a Promethean Knight teleported into the area and shot him in the shoulder. Hoya then broke cover to fight the Knight and was injured, needing to be brought back aboard Infinity.[6] Later, during Crimson and Majestic's pursuit of Jul 'Mdama, Grant figured out that Covenant forces had been able to escape using portals, allowing Crimson to pursue 'Mdama through a portal.[7]

Majestic then was deployed to Galileo Base to retrieve the "Didact's Gift" from the area after Crimson had defended it from a Covenant assault force. Though attacked by Banshees and Phantoms, Thorne managed to hijack a Banshee and destroy a Phantom, giving Majestic time to exfiltrate.[8]

When Thorne went missing the rest of Majestic set out to find him. They eventually found Thorne in the nick of time, with DeMarco shooting Gek 'Lhar ('Mdama's second-in-command) right before the Elite could kill their comrade.[9]

A short while later Majestic was attacked by Covenant forces.[10] DeMarco radioed in for reinforcements and Fireteams Crimson and Kodiak were sent to destroy Covenant artillery firing on Majestic. When a Pelican arrived for evacuation Majestic was met by a life-size hologram of Captain Thomas Lasky, who asked them to rescue Dr. Catherine Halsey from Jul 'Mdama. When they arrived at Halsey's location Grant, Hoya, and Madsen took position above the entrance and waited for Thorne to signal to attack. When he did Grant yelled to the Elites to distract them; Majestic quickly opened fire on several Elites. Grant and the rest of Majestic showed up to help Thorne just as Promethean Knights teleoported into the area and engaged them. 'Mdama managed to escape with Halsey just as Thorne and Palmer closed in on him. When Palmer questioned why Majestic was there, DeMarco said Captain Lasky had wanted them to rescue Halsey.[11]

Sometime later Commander Palmer and Majestic were ordered to deactivate one of the two translocation artifacts still on Requiem; Crimson was tasked with deactivating the other. Before they left they witnessed the departure of the Covenant fleet. When Requiem began to move towards the local star Palmer hurried them toward the artifact.[12] Majestic faced significant Covenant resistance in deactivating their device. While making their way to the artifact Grant tossed a grenade that killed at least one Elite. Shortly after Crimson deactivated their artifact, Majestic eliminated the last of the Elites defending the third artifact and deactivated it. While evacuating Grant co-piloted the Pelican with Commander Palmer, pointing out Crimson's Pelican that was just ahead of them. They arrived aboard Infinity at the same time as Crimson, allowing Infinity to narrowly escape.[13]

Freighter rescue[edit]

On March 11, six days after DeMarco's death on Ealen IV, Infinity arrived in the Artesia-702 system having received a distress signal from the damaged freighter Pilgrims Pride. When an ambush was sprung, Fireteam Majestic was deployed along with Fireteams Colossus and Fenrir to repel the attack and prevent the freighter from self-destructing inside Infinity's sub-vessel deployment bay. Leading the fireteams, Thorne ordered teams Colossus and Fenrir to secure the ship while Majestic made their way to the core. As the Spartans advanced through the freighter they encountered and quickly disabled multiple automated defense turrets. With the enemy going into retreat the freighter was tugged out into space, where Grant ejected the ship's core before it exploded. The Spartans survived the detonation and requested pickup.[14]

Oth Lodon[edit]

Main article: Ambush at Oth Lodon

Following the attack Infinity learned that the assault crafts from the freighter belonged to the long-lost UNSC Spirit of Fire. The flagship's AI, Roland, discovered that the freighter was launched near Oth Lodon, a gas giant located deep in Jiralhanae space. With the Spirit's possible location found, Fleet Admiral Hood authorized Commander Palmer to conduct a search and rescue mission. Equipped with OF92 Booster Frames, Palmer and Fireteam Majestic scouted the planet's system. Exploring the system's asteroid field, the Spartans came across not the Spirit of Fire but a Covenant station controlled by New Colonial Alliance insurgents.[15]

The station fired upon Infinity with its glassing cannon, disabling the UNSC flagship. Palmer immediately ordered Majestic to take control of the station. After evading oncoming missiles on their Booster Frames, the Spartans quickly boarded the station and secured the bridge, ordering everyone to freeze. Clayton told his crew not to listen and asked the Spartans if they knew who he was. Madsen responded saying he knew who he was and knocked Clayton down for being responsible for DeMarco's death. The Spartans then turned their attention to Vata 'Gajat, who was preparing to assault the crippled Infinity. With the station's cannon back online, they fired on 'Gajat's flagship, destroying it and saving Infinity.[16]

New Phoenix reopening[edit]

By March 22, Fireteam Majestic was stationed aboard the orbital defense platform Oaxaca Station while Infinity underwent repairs. Grant was unable to sleep well as the station did not feel home like Infinity. She woke up Thorne, who was having nightmares about the attack on New Phoenix eight months ago, and the two discussed attending the reopening of New Phoenix. Thorne was at first reluctant to return to the city. However, Grant insisted that he visit his home and offered to accompany him as "backup", seeing as they had nothing to do for the next three weeks. Two days later, they attended New Phoenix's Rebirth ceremony presided by UEG President Ruth Charet. Thorne then took Grant to his family's home and showed her around.

While exploring the house, Thorne discovered a violin belonging to his grandmother. He concluded that his grandmother had been practicing it when the attack occurred. Distraught, Thorne decided he wanted to leave but Grant told him the story of how she was on her home planet when it fell. Grant told Thorne that he should be happy to still have a home to return to and that his dreams were trying to tell him to relieve all the pain he had inside. Grant then left Thorne as he decided to honor his family by playing his grandmother's violin. Three weeks later, they returned to Infinity and departed from Earth. Grant was able to sleep well again and Thorne was no longer having nightmares, thanks to Grant's support.[17]

Personality and traits[edit]

Grant's most distinguished talents are considered to be her sharp insight and clear decision-making, as well as her ability to remain calm and focused on the task at hand regardless of the situation. She is also noted for her combat abilities and athletic skill, which contributed to her role as a tester for the GEN2 MJOLNIR.[1]

Equipment[edit]

Grant wears the Pathfinder variant of the MJOLNIR GEN2 armor wields an M395 Designated Marksman Rifle.

Production notes[edit]

Grant is voiced by Elle Newlands.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide
  2. ^ Halo 4 Limited Edition Contents
  3. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #7
  4. ^ a b Spartan Ops, Departure
  5. ^ The Challenge
  6. ^ Spartan Ops, Artifact
  7. ^ Spartan Ops, Didact's Hand
  8. ^ Spartan Ops, Memento Mori
  9. ^ Spartan Ops, Expendable
  10. ^ Spartan Ops, Episode 8, Chapter 1: "Unfinished Business"
  11. ^ Spartan Ops, Key
  12. ^ Spartan Ops, Exodus
  13. ^ Spartan Ops, Exodus Conclusion
  14. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #4
  15. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #5
  16. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #6
  17. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue #7
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