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UNSC Marine Corps[1]


Warrant Officer[1]


Warrant Officer Quinn is an orbital drop shock trooper (ODST) of the United Nations Space Command Marine Corps. She is the signals reconnaissance specialist of Boomerang Company's Sunray 1-1.[1] The team was posted on the UNSC Spirit of Fire prior to the loss of its slipspace drive in February of 2531 and in April of 2559, she was part of Operation: SPEARBREAKER, a mission on Installation 00 to thwart a plot by the Covenant splinter faction known as the Banished.[1][2]


Quinn has been many things in her life, but none were ever as meaningful as her posting as an ODST among the ranks of the Spirit of Fire's 9th Shock Troops Battalion. She served for a long time on the ship alongside her commanding officer, Major Vaughan.[1] She was present on the modified Phoenix-class colony ship on February 4, 2531 when it arrived at the Outer Colony of Harvest to fight the Covenant's Fleet of Glorious Interdiction there. She then went on to witness the Battle for Arcadia and the fight between the UNSC crew and the Fleet of Glorious Interdiction within the Forerunner shield world known as Trove. After the ship's Shaw-Fujikawa translight engine was sacrificed to destroy the shield world, Quinn entered cryostasis along with the other survivors.[2]

Over twenty-eight years later, she and everyone else were awakened to find themselves drifting above the extragalactic Installation 00, also known as the Ark.[3] There, the vessel's forces were forced to contend with the Banished, a heavily-armed faction of ex-Covenant that sought to control the Ark largely due to its capacity for producing Halo superweapons. After the departure of a newly-created Halo ring put it beyond the Banished's grasp on April 2, 2559, the Mgalekgolo pair known as Colony hatched a plot which James Cutter, captain of the Spirit of Fire, had no choice but to respond to. In addition, the loss of Professor Ellen Anders, who was on the Halo when it left, it fell to Quinn and others like her who have demonstrated affinity with – and knowledge of – Forerunner systems to be boots-on-the-ground resources for task force commanders. Quinn and the rest of Sunray 1-1 were tasked with stopping Colony's scheme as part of Operation: SPEARBREAKER. She was accompanied on this mission by Major Vaughan, Petty Officer Gruss, Corporal Turpin, and Lance Corporal Sparks.[1]

Personality and traits[edit]

Quinn is a highly trained signals intelligence analyst and electronic warfare operator. She commonly accompanies ODST pre-assault and deep strike post-assault teams on missions that require the application of technical wizardry in addition to raw firepower. Quinn relishes service in the field. She has no particular love for life aboard the Spirit of Fire – and despises its recycled air and the peculiar pull of the barracks’ artificial gravity – but she cares deeply for the crew and troops aboard it.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder: Stay Frosty
  2. ^ a b Halo Wars cutscene "One Less Sun in The Universe"
  3. ^ Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs – "Alice-130 Report #1"