Dimkee Hotay

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Dimkee Hotay
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Dimkee Hotay is an Unggoy who currently serves under the Swords of Sanghelios.[1][2]


At some point, Dimkee Hotay enlisted in the Covenant's military, having to go through several weeks of training. During his early service, Hotay and his fellow Unggoy recruits were under the command of an irritable Kig-Yar. While utilizing active camouflage on a mission, Hotay grew scared and cried while hiding in a corner, revealing his position to the rest of his comrades. The Kig-Yar began yelling at him for his cowardice and allegedly bit his legs.[1]

At one point, Hotay was stationed at a very dangerous location with numerous fellow Unggoy. As it grew more dangerous at the location, with the Unggoy apparently under the threat of the location exploding before night time, Hotay led his fellow Unggoy to a ship that he believed only could hold one Unggoy. When the other Unggoy learned of the ship's small size, many of them fought and killed each other in an attempt to be the one to gain access to the ship, cried, or died making heroic sacrifices. Soon, Hotay was the only survivor among the Unggoy unit. When he finally reached the ship, Hotay realized that the vessel was actually quite large and could easily have fit all of his now-deceased comrades. As he left the location aboard the ship to reach safety, Hotay brought several piles of rocks with him for "company".[1]

Following the Human-Covenant War, Hotay initially served the Covenant faction reformed under Supreme Commander Jul 'Mdama, though Hotay found 'Mdama to be "a jerk". He apparently served with the Covenant during the Battle of Requiem in July 2557, in which Covenant forces encountered the Ur-Didact and his Promethean constructs. Around this time, Hotay claimed to have encountered and spoken with the Didact, though his claims are improbable. During the conflict on Requiem, Hotay encountered Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and, in the following firefight, accidentally shot and killed his fellow Unggoy, Pelerp. Hotay also spoke of a time where 'Mdama nearly got him killed, but the Supreme Commander was able to prevent it.[1]

By October 2558, Hotay had allied himself with Arbiter Thel 'Vadam's Swords of Sanghelios. During the Battle of Nuusra, Hotay was stationed on Sanghelios at a Swords of Sanghelios encampment in the Nuusra territory. When the Arbiter sheltered Fireteam Osiris in the encampment prior to the Battle of Sunaion, Dimkee took to resting on a ledge with a Sangheili Storm comrade and engaging him with long, rambling discussions.[1]

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Dimkee is notably very talkative, and frequently engages in rather one-sided conversations with his fellow soldiers. The topics he brings up are highly varied, but he would most often talk about his past experiences as a soldier in the Covenant. Dimkee also has a tendency to talk about very trivial subjects, such as changes in vehicle design and how Sangheili seem to lack tongues.

Production notes[edit]

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Dimkee Hotay was voiced by Joseph Staten, who voiced Grunts in all of Bungie's Halo games. His name is a play on words, specifically on the name of the eponymous protagonist of the 17th century literary work The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, a story about a delusional nobleman who seeks to revive chivalry and serve justice. Dimkee's unusual monologues are likely to have inspired his name.


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