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Hector Nyeto

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Hector Nyeto
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"If General Nyeto had been afraid to fight when he faced the same odds, Gao wouldn't be a free world today."
Minister Arlo Casille[4]

Hector Nyeto was a human politician and general on the Outer Colony of Gao, notably serving as a President of the Gao Republic.[1] A hero of the Insurrection, Nyeto served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Prowler Corps, before defecting to aid his homeworld in rebelling against the Unified Earth Government.[3][5]


Early into his career, Nyeto served in a number of missions with Robert Watts. It was theorized that either Watts or Nyeto radicalized the other for the Insurrection.[6] By 2526, Hector Nyeto was a lieutenant commander in the Prowler Corps, and held command of a unit of four Razor-class prowlers called Ghost Flight. Over the estimated course of years or decades, Nyeto quietly replaced the crewmen of all four ships with Insurrectionist personnel.[7]

Operation: SILENT STORM[edit]

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At least one of Nyeto's ships were present at the Skirmish over Netherop. During the battle, one of Nyeto's sensor operators deliberately transmitted over an open communications channel in an effort to kill three teams of SPARTAN-IIs by alerting the Covenant forces on the Radiant Arrow. Although it led to the frigate's destruction, no Spartans were lost during the attack.[7]

Nyeto and his flight would later be assigned to Task Force Yama, in order to support an ambitious mission to board and destroy Covenant warships with nuclear weapons: Operation: SILENT STORM. Upon learning that Catherine Halsey, mastermind of the SPARTAN-II program, would be assigned to the unit, he authorized her office to be spied upon through the use of surveillance equipment and software, in an effort to learn crucial information about the supersoldiers.

During the Battle of Seoba, Nyeto's flagship, the UNSC Ghost Song, was responsible for dropping off a platoon from the 21st Space Assault Battalion's Alpha Company, along with John-117, above the ice quarry. Prior to their deployment, the lieutenant commander confronted John-117 regarding his real age. Although the Spartan denied it, his defensiveness only confirmed that Nyeto's information was accurate.[2] Soon after, he ordered his ship to begin the insertion, and launched a missile strike on the Insurrectionist transmitter when the Ghost Song was fired upon was attacked by rebel anti-aircraft bunkers.[8] The missiles damaged but ultimately missed a direct hit on the transmitter, which left it open to be repaired.[9] He ordered his flight to abort the drop, but after John exited the prowler and took out all the hostile emplacements, he was forced to continue with the deployment.[8] He and the other prowlers in Ghost Flight delivered the remnants of Alpha Company to the field, and launched a final salvo against the rebels before pulling out - this time against an Insurrectionist convoy that carried equipment necessary to repair the transmitter.[8] After the battle concluded, he participated in a hearing that investigated Alpha Company's unusually-high casualties, and revealed the correct age of the Spartans to the rest of Yama's ranking officers.[9]

Later life[edit]

By June 2526, he was believed to be hiding in the jungles of Gao, beyond the reach of ONI.[10] Upon his return to Gao, Nyeto served the Gao Ministry of War as a general in the Gao militia and led its forces against the United Nations Space Command and Colonial Military Administration throughout the Insurrection.[4] Nyeto was largely successful in his efforts using his captured prowlers to great effect,[3] though this was mainly due to the UNSC and CMA being spread thin across the Outer Colonies at the time and Gao was only a small part of the war. Regardless, Nyeto's actions helped Gao gain more independence from the Unified Earth Government.[4] During the Insurrection, General Nyeto was also responsible for creating and organizing the Gao battle-jumpers, armored stealth troopers.[11]

At some point, Nyeto served as one of the first fourteen Presidents of the Gao Republic. His legacy was immortalized as a hologram in the People's Collection of Presidential Holographs, located in the Gao Cabinet Chamber in the People's Palace. Nyeto's hologram features him in armor on a fiery hangar deck with a cigar in his mouth as he smirks at the remains of a CMA AV-14 Hornet.[1] The Hector Nyeto Conference Room in the Montero Vitality Center was named after Nyeto.[12] Nyeto's son, Ross, became an accomplished smuggler in the Isbanola sector, using his father's captured prowlers to smuggle arms across the sector. However, the Gao Ministry of War wanted him dead, believing that his smuggling activities were a stain on his father's heroic legacy.[3]

Personality and traits[edit]

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Physical description[edit]

Nyeto had a roughly square-shaped face with a bushy black mustache over a heavy-lipped mouth.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo: Last Light, page 188
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 7
  3. ^ a b c d e Halo: Retribution
  4. ^ a b c Halo: Last Light, page 194
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 11
  6. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 23, page 301
  7. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 25
  8. ^ a b c Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 8
  9. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 11
  10. ^ Halo: Oblivion, Epilogue
  11. ^ Halo: Last Light, page 346
  12. ^ Halo: Last Light, page 226