Cranker

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Cranker
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Biographical information

Died:

October 25, 2552[1] (aboard Mona Lisa, Soell system)

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Political and military information

Affiliation:

UNSC Marine Corps

Rank:

Private[2]

 

Private Cranker was a UNSC Marine stationed aboard the prowler UNSC Red Horse in October 2552.[3]

Biography[edit]

Mission aboard Mona Lisa[edit]

Main article: Skirmish on Mona Lisa

He was part of Sergeant Zhao Heng Lopez's squad sent to investigate the prisoner transport Mona Lisa in the Soell system. Unbeknownst to the Marines, the ship had served as a research laboratory for the Office of Naval Intelligence's experiments on the Flood and had suffered a catastrophic Flood outbreak.

After a brief firefight with several unarmored Sangheili in the Mona Lisa's cargo bay, Cranker would pose with his boot over a fallen Sangheili's torso, emulating the image of a conquering hero, something Corpsman Benti found idiotic.[4] Sergeant Lopez then ordered Cranker, Maller, Simmons and Sydney to maintain position in the cargo bay near their Pelican dropship and clean up the bodies on the floor while the others went to look for Rabbit.[5]

After the rest of the Marines had discovered Rabbit's remains, Cranker acknowledged Lopez's report that two contacts were on their way toward the cargo bay. He and his team were then ordered to hold their position. Soon after, Cranker proceeded to report that no Covenant ever arrived the cargo bay, when he and his team were attacked by Pod infectors and disappeared without a trace.[6] Cranker and Maller would later return to the Pelican as Flood combat forms. The unsuspecting pilot, Burgundy, opened the gangplank, only to be immediately attacked by Cranker and Maller.[7] They then proceeded to drag Burgundy to the proto-Gravemind the Flood was forming in the Mona Lisa's engine room.[8]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Waypoint: Catalog Interaction (post 2976443)
  2. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 246
  3. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 243
  4. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 251
  5. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 252
  6. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 254-257
  7. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 272
  8. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Mona Lisa", page 328