Beta-Red Actual

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Beta-Red Actual
Biographical information

Died:

August 30, 2552 (presumed)

Species:

Human

Gender:

Female

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Rank:

At least Petty Officer, Second Class

 

Beta-Red Actual was the callsign of a SPARTAN-II supersoldier of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command.[note 1] She was the leader of Beta-Red, a splinter of Red Team, during the Fall of Reach in the summer of 2552.[1]

Biography[edit]

Conscription[edit]

"Beta-Red Actual" was of a genetic make-up that Dr. Catherine Halsey regarded as desirable for the SPARTAN-II program. After being selected as a suitable candidate for the SPARTAN-II program in 2517, she was abducted and sent to Reach, where she was specially trained to be a soldier by Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez and the artificial intelligence construct Déja.

In 2525, she and the other candidates underwent a series of augmentations to improve their physical and mental abilities.[2] She was among the ones who survived and were not crippled or killed by the procedure.

Fall of Reach[edit]

On August 30, 2552, Red Team was deployed to the surface of Reach from the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. After their Pelican dropship, Bravo 001, was shot down, the SPARTANs were forced to make a high-altitude jump to the ground, killing four of them. Upon regrouping, Fred-104 divided Red Team into four splinter groups, including the eleven-member Team Beta.

Team Beta was then assigned to defend one of the planet's orbital defense generators against the Covenant. As a force of thirty-two Covenant Type-26 Wraiths and 260 infantry advanced toward a UNSC position, Beta-Red Actual ordered her team to move forward and engage the attackers in close combat. After the SPARTANs broke the Covenant assault wave, Beta-Red Actual instructed First Lieutenant Jake Chapman to withdraw his forces from the area. As the SPARTANs defended against two armored divisions, three Covenant cruisers emerged from cloud cover and headed toward the UNSC position.

The UNSC Majestic was then ordered by Central Command to bombard the approaching Covenant forces. The Majestic fired six MAC rounds onto the target area. Beta-Red Actual, as well as all the other members of Beta-Red, was likely killed in the blast. However, as Iron Fist made a last-ditch rescue attempt, it is possible that at least some of the members of Beta-Red survived.

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Beta-Red Actual is addressed as Beta-Red during the radio conversations. By military convention she would be given the "Actual" descriptor to distinguish her from the team she commanded. She is, however, referred to as Beta Romeo Actual during the Spire conversation.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Reach radio conversations
  2. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach