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Flight Officer Captain
- Frye: "Jeez, boss, maybe this wasn't such a good idea..."
- Rawley: "If you've got a better idea, bring it up at the next staff meeting. Until then, shut the hell up and let me fly this thing."
- — Conversation between Flight Captain Rawley and Lieutenant Frye
Flight Officer Captain Carol Rawley, better known by her call sign Foe Hammer, was a pilot in the UNSC's 23rd Naval Air Squadron. During the Battle of Installation 04, she piloted Pelican Echo 419 and served as a crucial asset to the Master Chief during the Battle of Installation 04 in the Human-Covenant War by delivering the latter Warthogs, allies and transportation to and from different points on Installation 04.
Battle of Installation 04
After the UNSC Pillar of Autumn made a "blind" slipspace jump to the Soell system, Covenant forces boarded the ship. Rawley and many other members of her squadron, including her co-pilot, Lieutenant Frye, and her crew chief, Cullen, escaped during the ensuing battle and descended to the surface of Installation 04 where many UNSC forces had landed. While the rest of the ship's crew and complement were escaping in lifeboats, Rawley led the pilots in flying their Pelicans off the vessel, feeling that they would soon prove useful.
On the surface of Installation 04, she helped SPARTAN John-117 and Cortana gather scattered Marines and transported them to Alpha Base. Shortly after, Cortana hacked into the Covenant battlenet and discovered that Captain Jacob Keyes had been taken prisoner by the Covenant, a rare thing for the Covenant to do to a human. That night, Foe Hammer was called upon to insert John, Cortana, and a team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers to rescue Captain Keyes in a raid on the CCS-class Battlecruiser Truth and Reconciliation.
The next day, Foe Hammer deployed the pair and a squad of Marines on a beach to secure the Silent Cartographer and later ferried John and Cortana to the Control Room. On the night of September 20, Foe Hammer carried John-117 to the installation's Flood containment facility. Foe Hammer and her crew survived the Flood outbreak by remaining airborne.
After the Chief caused the Pillar of Autumn's engines to destabilize, Foe Hammer was called by Cortana to evacuate the Chief from the pending destruction. When Foe Hammer reached the designated evac point where the Chief and Cortana had been waiting at for only seconds, she was pursued by twin Banshees and shot down. Although it is possible that Rawley and/or some of her crew managed to survive the crash, which was not actually witnessed, they certainly would have been killed moments later in the destruction of the Halo ring. The normally stoic Master Chief was saddened by Foe Hammer's death, having befriended the pilot during the short time they'd known each other.
Rawley was considered one of the best crewmen of the Pillar of Autumn. She never expressed fear in her voice, and she was considered to have been a very efficient pilot. Foe Hammer put soldiers down on landing zones filled with hostile forces without hesitation, took heavy fire, ignored the odds and the consequences, and did not panic. In addition, she was known to joke around and have a sense of humor.
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- Rawley was voiced by Tanya Pettiford-Wates.
- The call sign "Foe Hammer" is a reference to the fourteenth level of Marathon Infinity. In turn, the level's name is a reference to Glamdring, Gandalf's sword in the Middle-earth legendarium, which translated into English means "Foe-hammer". Foe Hammer is also the name of the dragon-slaying arrow in Stephen King's book The Eyes of the Dragon.
- Foe Hammer is addressed by Cortana as a lieutenant in Halo: Combat Evolved, though she was actually a captain. However, it is possible that Cortana was addressing Lieutenant Frye, though this is unlikely, as Foe Hammer was the senior officer on board, and was thus in charge of Echo 419.
- In the original Halo: Combat Evolved, "Foe Hammer" is an unseen character, as she never leaves the cockpit of Echo 419, which has an opaque windshield. However, the Pelicans in the remake, Halo: Anniversary, have transparent windshields, and Carol Rawley is depicted using the model of a generic Caucasian dropship pilot, likely taken from the one piloting the Bumblebee escape pod in the cutscene at the end of The Pillar of Autumn.
List of appearances
- Halo: Combat Evolved (First appearance)
- Halo: The Flood
- Halo: First Strike (Mentioned only)
- Halo Graphic Novel
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary