Skimmer Alpha

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Skimmer Alpha
A cut-out of Skimmer Alpha.
Biographical information


During or after May 28, 2560[1]

Cause of death:

Killed in battle by John-117[1]

Personal details



Political and military information


Notable info:

Battle for Zeta Halo


Skimmer Alpha was the designation for a certain member of the Gasgira species serving alongside the Banished during the Installation 07 conflict. Both Skimmer Alpha and the other Skimmers in its contingent were more lethally outfitted than usual.[3] During the conflict, both Skimmer Alpha and its patrol were killed by John-117.[1]


Banished alliance

Skimmer Alpha and its contingent served under The Harbinger and thus also entered an alliance with War Chief Escharum and the Banished after the Harbinger was released from her cylix during the mercenary organization's occupation of Installation 07. At some point during the conflict, Spartan-IV Hudson Griffin encountered Skimmer Alpha's patrol and recorded a target dossier for them. He believed that eliminating the patrol and gathering any intel on the creatures—whether biological samples or simply strategic information—would be helpful in prolonging the UNSC's continued existence on the ring, should the opportunity present itself.[3] Separate Office of Naval Intelligence assessment of Skimmer Alpha and its contingent designated the targets as CODE RED and advised that the threat be eliminated on sight.[4]

During the Installation 07 conflict in 2560, the location of Skimmer Alpha was discovered by the Weapon. She passed on this information to Spartan-II John-117, who tracked down and killed both Skimmer Alpha and its patrol.[1]


Skimmer Alpha resembles regular Skimmers, albeit with a darker shade of red armor. After entering an alliance with the Banished, Skimmer Alpha was outfitted with a modified Sicatt Workshop shock rifle called the Purging Shock Rifle, while the rest of its patrol was outfitted with normal shock rifles and captured VK78 Commandos.[1][3]

In-game information

Halo Infinite

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Target dossier

Skimmer Alpha
Skimmer Alpha as it appears in its target dossier.
It didn't take us long on this ring for the galaxy to throw some pretty significant curveballs at us. One of those new challenges has been the creatures we're currently labeling as Skimmers, which appear to be an as-of-yet unencountered species, at least not as far as my clearance indicates. They're working for - or perhaps with - the local Banished forces, but their armor configurations don't seem to match the normal Banished aesthetic. We've encountered at least one small contingent of the Skimmers that seem to be a more lethally outfitted group. We're not sure of their status in Banished hierarchy, but taking them out and gathering any intel we can - whether biological or strategic - wouldn't hurt if the opportunity presents itself. - Spartan Hudson Griffin
Purging Shock Rifle icon extracted from Infinite's game files and converted from linear to sRGB colour space.

Weapon: Purging Shock Rifle


List of appearances


  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Infinite, campaign mission Reformation: Skimmer Alpha
  2. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Banished Audio logs: Outpost Intel #05 - RE: Damnable Eyes
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Skimmer Patrol
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, TACMAP description, Skimmer Alpha