Kirk-018

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Kirk-018
Biographical information

Born:

c. 2511

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Service number:

S-018

 
"I've assigned Déjà to investigate as-yet theoretical therapies that may resuscitate these washouts as fully functioning Spartans."
— A journal entry from Dr. Halsey dated April 1, 2525.

Kirk-018[1] was a SPARTAN-II Program conscript that was crippled by the augmentation process in 2525.

Biography[edit]

Kirk was a genetically, intellectually, and physically gifted child chosen for the SPARTAN-II project. He was abducted by the Office of Naval Intelligence and replaced with a flash clone when he was around six years old. He and seventy-four other children were taken to Reach in the Epsilon Eridani system. There, he was trained by the "dumb" AI, Déjà and Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez, with the two serving as the Spartans' teacher and drill instructor, respectively. In 2519, he was taken alongside his fellow trainees to a Military Wilderness Training Preserve for a mission that required each trainee to be left alone in the woods with a only a single piece of a map. It was up to them to find one another so that they could piece the map together and locate the designated extraction point. The mission was ultimately a success. At another point during training, Kirk and the others traveled to Emerald Cove for an underwater mission. There, they abandoned Mendez and lived on their own on an island for a few days. By July 14, 2523, Kirk and his fellow Spartan-IIs had begun facing the formidable and ruthless UNSC Marine Corps' Tango Company in simulated war games. On March 9, 2525, Kirk and the rest of the Spartan-II candidates underwent their augmentation procedures at Medical Facility Endurance orbiting Reach. Kirk's skeletal system became disfigured during the surgeries and he could not continue his military career as a SPARTAN-II. His injuries required that he be suspended in a neutral-buoyancy gel tank and that he breathe with the help of a respirator. He attended a military funeral aboard the carrier, the UNSC Atlas, in the Lambda Serpentis system for the Spartans who died during the process. Mendez noted to John-117 that though Kirk and others could no longer fight, their sharp minds could still be used by the UNSC Navy or ONI in particular to plan missions, analyze data, or troubleshoot operations.[2] In her journal, Dr. Halsey wrote that she had found a possible way to reverse the crippling bone ossification effects suffered by Kirk and that she might be able to return him to his proper physical condition at some point. This reversal would involve complete bone restructuring and attendent nanografts to effectively replace his skeletal system in total.[3]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 83
  2. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 61
  3. ^ Halo: Reach, Dr. Halsey's personal journal