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Bonita Stone

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Bonita Stone
Stone as she appears in the Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition).
Biographical information

Homeworld:

Komoya[1]

Born:

December 25, 2535[1]

Died:

April 26, 2560[2]

Cause of death:

Killed by Jega 'Rdomnai[2]

Personal details

Species:

Human

Gender:

Female

Height:

208 centimetres (6 ft 10 in)[1]

Weight:

110 kilograms (243 lbs)[1]

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Spartan Operations

Service number:

12493-83921-BS[3]

 

Bonita Stone was a SPARTAN-IV reconnaissance specialist of Fireteam Shadow in the United Nations Space Command.[2][4]

Biography[edit]

Early life and UNSC service[edit]

Bonita Stone was born on the human Outer Colony of Komoya on December 25, 2535. She would eventually enlist in the UNSC, serving with distinction on the stealth cruiser UNSC Relentless Watch. Here, Stone coordinated the efforts of several reconnaissance strike teams deployed to key areas of interest and unrest following the Human-Covenant War. This experience led directly to her assignment to Fireteam Shadow after her induction into the SPARTAN-IV program.[1] After joining the program, Stone and fellow Spartan-IV Nina Kovan ran trials and tested HIVEMIND-class Mjolnir at ANVIL Station.[5]

Requiem[edit]

Main article: Requiem Campaign

In February 2558, Stone and the rest of Fireteam Shadow assisted Fireteam Crimson in protecting the science team at "The Refuge". While Crimson defended the facility from the Covenant ground forces, Fireteam Shadow infiltrated Panom’s Canticle, the Covenant Zanar-pattern light cruiser that was deploying the Covenant forces.[4] In spite of heavy resistance, the team overloaded the ship's power core, destroying the cruiser and halted the Covenant's attack.[6]

Installation 07[edit]

Main article: Battle for Zeta Halo

On December 12, 2559, Spartan Bonita Stone was onboard UNSC Infinity when it was ambushed by Banished forces upon arrival at Installation 07. As the Infinity fell to the Banished assault, Captain Thomas Lasky was evacuated from the ship, and Spartan Hudson Griffin ordered all Spartans to evacuate.[7] Spartans Bonita Stone and Nina Kovan were ordered to evacuate while the other two members of Fireteam Shadow remained with Fireteam Taurus to repel Banished boarders from a hangar bay.[5]

Echo India Bravo Zero Eight on Zeta Halo in May 2560.[8]

Stone and five marines evacuated from the ship on a lifeboat, Echo India Bravo Zero Eight, and landed on an unoccupied area of the ring.[5][9] The next day, as Stone and her marines conducted a recon sweep of the area, an explosion on the ring caused a fracture on its surface. Stone ordered the marines to take cover in the lifeboat, but the ground beneath the lifeboat begun to crumble.[10] Using her armor's thrusters,[10] Stone pulled the lifeboat out of the breach, saving the lives of the marines.[11]

On December 18, Stone reported to Spartan Griffin, the de facto leader at the crash site.[11] By December 19, Kovan and Stone, seemingly the only survivors of Fireteam Shadow, have regrouped, along with five marines.[12] The group rendezvoused with other UNSC forces at the wreckage of UNSC Mortal Reverie, which had been found by Spartan Vedrana Makovich and designated as a UNSC base of operations.[13]

On January 23, 2560, Spartan Griffin led Spartans Panago, Henri Malik, and Sarkar in an assassination mission on the Banished War Chief Escharum.[14] However, the assassination on Escharum failed. Griffin sent an encrypted message to the Reverie on January 31 before he was captured and handed over to Chak 'Lok for torture. In his message, Griffin warned the Reverie of an impending Banished assault.[15] Under the combined leadership of Bertold Vettel and counsel of Makovich, the UNSC forces at the Reverie braced for the Banished's attack.[16] Stone conducted a reconnaissance mission with Boulder Squad, having found a massive Banished force led by Chieftain Tremonius at Riven Gate in Sector 63.[17] Despite the UNSC defenses, the Banished assault forced the UNSC forces to retreat from the Reverie on February 2.[18] The UNSC forces scattered into the valley, though Stone maintained communications with Makovich and Vettel, who continued to run guerilla ops against the Banished in order to keep the ring out of their control, as per the Rubicon Protocol.[19]

On April 23, Bonita Stone retuned to the Reverie's crash site, now converted into a Banished outpost named Outpost Tremonius. She observed the Banished unearth artifacts she has never seen before, and reported to Makovich and Sorel that the Banished were moving focus to an excavation site south of the Reverie.[20] By April 26, Stone had infiltrated the underground Forerunner structures near Outpost Tremonius, having seen the artifacts up close and determined them to be stasis pods. She made one final transmission to Makovich and Sorel, reporting her findings, but stopped short when she realized that she was not alone.[21] Shortly after, Stone was attacked by the Banished. She fought off multiple Banished troops before being killed by Sangheili Blademaster Jega 'Rdomnai. Her body remained underground for nearly a month, and was found on May 28 by Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, who collected her enhanced energy shielding module.[2]

Equipment[edit]

During the Battle for Installation 07, Spartan Stone wore the Mjolnir GEN3 Mark VII armor, employing the Trailblazer helmet, the UA/Agathius shoulder pads, and UA/Type SA knee pads. She carried an enhanced energy shielding module, which was inherited by John-117.[2]

Production notes[edit]

  • Bonita Stone was portrayed by voice actress Krizia Bajos.[22]
  • Stone's Mark VII armor coating, Obelisk Stone, is available in Halo Infinite multiplayer. The coating can be unlocked by accessing the Mjolnir Armory locker at Outpost Tremonius, near the landing pad.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 102
  2. ^ a b c d e Halo Infinite, campaign level Foundation
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, UNSC Audio log: Outpost Intel #01 - Making Ends Meet
  4. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder: Rubicon Rundown (Retrieved on Aug 3, 2022) [archive]
  5. ^ a b c Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 1
  6. ^ Halo 4 - Spartan Ops, episode Memento Mori
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Evacuation #01 - Infinity Down
  8. ^ Twitter, Alex Wakeford (Retrieved on Jul 13, 2022) [archive]
  9. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Ringfall #02 - The Calm Before
  10. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Ringfall #08 - Breach Maneuver
  11. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Reverie #02 - Debrief
  12. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 8
  13. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Reverie #01 - Home Away From Home
  14. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #02 - Those Left Behind
  15. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #05 - Encroachment
  16. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #06 - Drawing the Line
  17. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #07 - Red Tide
  18. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Retaliation #08 - The Retreat
  19. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #01 - Rubicon Protocol
  20. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #02 - What Lies Beneath
  21. ^ Halo Infinite, Spartan Audio log: Scattered #05 - Uncharted
  22. ^ Halo Infinite, credits
  23. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon fodder: Foundations (Retrieved on Jan 12, 2022) [archive]