Gavin Jo

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki

Gavin Jo
Biographical information


February 2, 2560[1]

Cause of death:

Injuries sustained from being impaled in the chest by a Meluth'qelos-pattern energy sword[1]

Personal details





Eye color:


Political and military information


UNSC Navy[2]


Petty Officer, Third Class[2]


Gavin Jo was a Petty Officer, Third Class, and a mortuary specialist assigned to the UNSC Infinity in the UNSC Navy.[2]


Battle for Zeta Halo[edit]

Main article: Battle for Zeta Halo

On December 12, 2559, Gavin Jo was aboard the UNSC Infinity when it was ambushed by Banished forces upon arrival at Installation 07. As the Infinity fell to the Banished assault, Jo, along with Erik Bender, was evacuated onboard an RLT-85 shuttlepod. Pursued by a Phantom, the shuttlepod landed against a rocky hillside in an area south of the Silent Auditorium, where the Banished deployed three anti-air artilleries. The survivors were attacked by a Banshee as they exited the shuttlepod, but they were rescued by Spartan Nina Kovan, who had just intercepted the pursuing Phantom and then destroyed the vehicle with two rounds fired from her SRS99-S7 AM sniper rifle. Kovan then instructed the survivors to gather the weapons, rations, and supplies from the shuttle; she handed a BR75 battle rifle to Jo.[2] Over the next six days, Jo and other survivors travelled across the region with Spartan Kovan. They eventually rendezvoused with another group of survivors led by Spartan Bonita Stone. Jo and Bender bonded with another non-combatant from Stone's group, Lucas Browning, who was a marine combat medic. The combined group became the "boat crew". Led by Stone and Kovan, they travelled to the UNSC stronghold at the wreckage of the UNSC Mortal Reverie;[3] they arrived on December 19.[4] Jo was assigned to the med bay within the ship's wreckage.[5]

Jo participated in the defense of the Reverie when the Banished launched an assault on the wreckage on January 31, 2560. Along with other members of the boat crew, he was stationed at a medical tent near the secondary barricade.[6] On February 2, as the UNSC defenses fell to the Banished assault, Browning and Gavin Jo were attacked by a Sangheili Enforcer. While Jo was impaled by the Sangheili's energy sword, Browning was saved by Spartan Kovan. TJ Murphy and Bender tried to carry Jo to cover so Browning could tend to Jo's injury, but Jo begged them to leave as more Banished troops approached. They reluctantly left Jo lying on the ground, then fled along with other UNSC survivors.[1]

Personality and traits[edit]

Gavin Jo: "It'll be a miracle if we survive. We're scattered and outnumbered... and we don't even know when or if help is coming... I'm sorry. I'm just being realistic—to a fault, I know. And trust me, I've heard it my entire life. No one likes to hear the truth or look at the world through unfiltered lenses. I don't like it either, I hate it—I hate... this. But—"
Lucas Browning: "It's not in your nature to sugarcoat things. That's why you're good at what you do. Just the facts, right?"
Gavin Jo: "Right."
— Gavin Jo points out his fault as the two contemplated the UNSC's situation on Zeta Halo.[3]

Jo considered himself to be a logical and realistic person, but almost to a fault, as he once admitted to Browning.[3] Despite having performed the duties of a coroner onboard the UNSC Infinity, he was visibly shaken by the blood around him and his own brutality after he had to kill a Kig-Yar with Kovan's M11 combat knife.[7]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 17
  2. ^ a b c d e f Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 2
  3. ^ a b c d Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 8
  4. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 9
  5. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 13
  6. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 16
  7. ^ Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, chapter 7