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August-099

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August-099
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Biographical information

Born:

c. 2511

Personal details

Species:

Human

Gender:

Female

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Rank:

Petty Officer Second Class or higher[1]

Service number:

S-099

 

August-099 is a Spartan-II supersoldier and a member of Omega Team.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early childhood[edit]

Like the other SPARTAN-IIs, August-099 was abducted at age six and conscripted into the SPARTAN-II program in 2517. She later survived the augmentation procedures in 2525. Along with Robert-025 and Leon-011, August formed the Spartan-II fast reaction unit Omega Team,[2] which was created primarily for asset denial operations.[3]

Career[edit]

Omega Team is typically deployed with the goal of breaking the enemy's hold long enough in order to reinforce local defenses and buy time for a UNSC response. During the Human-Covenant War, Omega Team was deployed to several colony worlds threatened by the Covenant, assisting in emergency evacuation efforts and enacting classified last-stand protocols. The team proved highly proficient at the denial of critical resources, data, and even personnel to the Covenant by any means necessary, which sometimes required the deployment of weapons of mass destruction.[3]

On many occasions Omega Team worked closely with the members of Red Team (Jerome-092, Alice-130, and Douglas-042), including the defense of Arcadia's capital city Pirth when it was attacked in 2531.[4][5] During the battle, they were separated when the UNSC Spirit of Fire departed the system to chase retreating Covenant forces.[6]

In the late stages of the Human-Covenant War, or the earliest years of the post-war era, Omega Team was involved in the testing of numerous "Breach" development iterations on the MJOLNIR Mark VI platform. These field tests were successful, and saw improvements folded into later GEN2 and GEN3 productions.[7] Decades after Red Team's last encounter with them, Commander Jerome-092 discerned that Omega Team had survived the war based on UNSC records recovered from the Henry Lamb Research Outpost.[2]

Production notes and trivia[edit]

  • In Halo Wars 2, despite having the "Explosive" in her alternate hero icon, August doesn't do any splash damage with her Railgun.
  • 343 Industries has noted in a Canon Fodder post that both the concept art and the final Halo Wars 2 in-game models of Omega Team could be considered authoritative in some capacity, stating that "Discerning lore-lovers should feel free to consider both iterations fair game for expanding their imaginations."[2] Furthermore, the 2022 edition of the Halo Encyclopedia utilizes said concept art for its depiction of Omega Team, firmly cementing its canon status.[3]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, chapter 11
  2. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint, Community Update - Know-Scope (Retrieved on Jul 28, 2021) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 65
  4. ^ Halo Wars, campaign level Arcadia Outskirts
  5. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs: Omega Team
  6. ^ Halo Wars, campaign level Anders' Signal
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Food for Thought (Retrieved on Oct 7, 2022) [archive]