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Abovian is a member of the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers in the UNSC Marine Corps.


Battle of Netherop[edit]

Main article: Battle of Netherop (2559)

In November 2559, during the Cortana's reign over the galaxy, Abovian was a part of Tango Team, an ODST force under the command of Spartan Olympia Vale and Gunnery Sergeant "Mama" Grim Bear that was deployed to the world of Netherop aboard the Point Blank-class prowler UNSC Hidden Point. Their aim was to recover the Divine Hand, a weapon that could be used to destroy Cortana's Guardians. Abovian was deployed towards the surface of the planet in a D102 Owl insertion craft alongside Vale, Grim Bear, Keely Iyuska, Rosa Fuertes, P. Barnes, and the other 12 ODSTs of Tango Team. During their descent, the Divine Hand was fired by Nizat 'Kvarosee and the Defenders of the Sanctum, destroying the 40 Pelican dropships accompanying the Owl and leaving Tango Team the only ones to reach the planet's surface.[1] Upon landing at the summit of the tel where the weapon had fired, Abovian assisted in scouting the area. Tango Team was eventually ambushed by the Defenders of the Sanctum as the Covenant Castaways opened up a tunnel directly below their landing zone, an attack that Abovian helped repel.[2]

After the ambush, Tango Team was joined by the remaining forces of Arbiter Thel 'Vadam and Commander Amalea Petrov. While the Swords of Sanghelios pursued Nizat and his forces through the tunnels, Abovian infiltrated the tel alongside Vale, Barnes, Iyuska, Petrov. and First squad through a recently uncovered ventilation shaft. [3] Upon reaching the bottom, they reconnoitered the Aeroponics Chamber before pushing deeper into the tel. Abovian was in the back of the formation alongside Staff Sergeant Slim Sahir, Kane, and an unnamed trooper when Nizat and his forces ambushed them again, killing troopers Martinez and Hoi with energy swords. Sahir attempted to form a defensive line against the cloaked Sangheili, but the ODSTs were attacked as well. Abovian was the only trooper to survive the attack, lasting until Vale was able to make it back to her position. They then pushed forward to the displayed wreckage of a Forerunner Guardian, where Barnes, Petrov, and Iyuska were holed up. When they arrived, they found them holding off Tam 'Lakosee and an injured Nizat. Abovian fired on Nizat while Vale attacked Tam, driving the pair off. She then tended to Barnes's injuries, as he had lost a hand and been bashed across the face in the skirmish.[4] She remained outside of the Inner Sanctum with Barnes as it was accessed and used to fire upon various ships in orbit.[5]

Abovian returned to the surface alongside the rest of the UNSC and Sangheili forces. She then witnessed the delegation between Arbiter Thel 'Vadam and Warmaster Atriox, where the vacuum energy condenser which powered the Divine Hand was ceeded to the Banished.[6] Alongside the rest of the surviving human and Sangheili forces, Abovian was evacuated from Netherop via their Owl dropship to a group of waiting D81-LRT Condor long-range dropships, which took them into slipspace.[7]


Abovian was seen using a M305 grenade launcher in the field.[4]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 8
  2. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 10
  3. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 13
  4. ^ a b Halo: Outcasts, chapter 19
  5. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 20
  6. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 24
  7. ^ Halo: Outcasts, chapter 26