Malcolm-059

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Malcolm-059
Biographical information

Born:

c. 2511

Died:

August 30, 2552

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Rank:

At least Petty Officer, Second Class

Service number:

S-059

 

Malcolm-059, was a SPARTAN-II supersoldier.

Biography[edit]

Conscription[edit]

Malcolm-059 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, Malcolm 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, Malcolm 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, Malcolm and the rest of the Spartan-II candidates underwent their augmentation procedures at Medical Facility Endurance orbiting Reach. After successfully enduring the procedures, Malcolm later attended a military funeral aboard the carrier, the UNSC Atlas, in the Lambda Serpentis system for the Spartans who died during the process. Afterwards, they all returned to Reach for their final training phase in the Highland Mountains.

After the Covenant attack on Harvest and the beginning of the Human-Covenant War, Malcolm and the rest of the Spartan-IIs were brought to the Reach FLEETCOM Military Complex, where Rear Admiral Michael Stanforth and the AI, Beowulf, briefed them on the emerging Covenant threat. In response, the training of Malcolm and the rest of the Spartan-IIs was accelerated, and the Spartans were sent to Chi Ceti IV in the Chi Ceti system to receive their new MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor from the Damascus Materials Testing Facility in order to aid in combat against the alien threat. While en route to Chi Ceti IV aboard the Paris-class heavy frigate, the UNSC Commonwealth, they were attacked by the Covenant warship, Unrelenting. The Commonwealth was able to ward off the Unrelenting and the Spartans were deployed to Chi Ceti IV with Halsey, where they each recieved a set of armor. While the Spartans were returning to the Commonwealth, the Unrelenting returned and engaged the frigate. To provide aid to the Commonwealth, John had Malcolm and the other Spartan-IIs use thruster packs to embark towards the Unrelenting so that they could destroy the warship with Anvil-II AS missiles, though only John, Kelly, and Sam made it aboard

Netherop[edit]

Malcolm served alongside Green Team, led by Kurt-051 as of early 2526. On March 5 of that year, he and eleven other Spartans were organized into an assault squad assigned to board and capture a Covenant frigate, Radiant Arrow, orbiting the planet Netherop. He and the rest of the squad were deployed from the prowler UNSC Starry Night for an EVA boarding action in order to accomplish this task.[1]

Fall of Reach[edit]

During the Fall of Reach on August 30, 2552, Malcolm was assigned to Red Team under the command of Senior Chief Petty Officer Frederic-104. While en route to the surface of Reach, Red Team's Pelican, Bravo 001, was depressurized by pursuing Seraphs and its pilot, Mitchell, was killed. Red Team was forced to perform a high-altitude jump to the surface of the planet. Malcolm, along with three other SPARTANs, was killed on impact with the ground.

Later, Fred salvaged an unbroken pressure seal from Malcolm's Mark V MJOLNIR armor. Though he loathed doing so, Fred decided that "it would dishonor his fallen comrade not to use his gift of the spare part."[2]

Trivia[edit]

Throughout the Halo: Fall of Reach comic book series, Linda-058's body suit and MJOLNIR armor are often erroneously emblazoned with the tag "-059".

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 1
  2. Halo: First Strike, page 19