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Tovarus
A render of Tovarus.
Biographical information

Homeworld:

Doisac[1]

Born:

November 21, 2515[1]

Died:

c. May 28, 2560[2]

Cause of death:

Killed in battle by John-117[2]

Siblings:

Hyperius[2] (brother)

Personal details

Species:

Jiralhanae[2]

Gender:

Male[2]

Height:

269.2 centimetres (8 ft 10 in)[1]

Weight:

576.1 kilograms (1270 lbs)[1]

Hair color:

Reddish-blond[2]

Eye color:

Amber[2]

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Title:

Spartan Killer[2]

 

"The coward deserved what he got! Now face me, Spartan!"
— Tovarus taunting John-117.[2]

Tovarus was a Jiralhanae Spartan Killer serving the Banished, and a brother to fellow warrior Hyperius.[3] During the Installation 07 conflict in 2560, he and his brother were killed by Spartan-II John-117.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life and Covenant service[edit]

Tovarus had descended from a long lineage of War Chieftains hailing from the upper echelons of the clan of Warial's Wrath. During his service in the Covenant, he grew weary of the Jiralhanae's place within the empire even after the Jiralhane became the right hand of the Covenant during the Great Schism. Tovarus saw this changing of the guard as a desperate struggle made by the Prophets, whom he saw as unfit leaders and unworthy of leading the alien alliance, no less the Jiralhanae species' destiny. This was in direct opposition to the traits he saw in leaders such as Atriox and Escharum, which made the Banished a suitable place for Tovarus' skills to be utilized. When Tovarus joined the Hand of Atriox, he saw it as an opportunity to ascend beyond the ranks and tasks he once previously held, as hunting Spartans was a task he viewed as one only the greatest champions could effectively execute.[1]

Hunting the Master Chief[edit]

Main article: Installation 07 conflict

In 2560, Tovarus participated in the Installation 07 conflict, during which he and Hyperius killed many Spartans, including Theodore Sorel. Later, they were sent by Escharum to hunt down the Spartan-II John-117. He and Hyperius engaged the Spartan after he had destroyed three Gorespike cannons, with Tovarus raining down fire on him with his Scrap Cannon and Hyperius mounted on his custom Chopper. They were unsuccessful in killing John-117, and both brothers died at the Spartan's hands.[2]

Personality and traits[edit]

Proud and boastful, Tovarus seemingly did not think highly of his brother, Hyperius; Tovarus apparently considered him to be a coward.[4] Tovarus had reddish-blond hair and amber-colored eyes.[2]

Equipment[edit]

Tovarus wore ornate black and red power armor equipped with energy shielding and a jump pack. He seemed to favor wielding a Scrap Cannon in combat. He also carried spike grenades.[2]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 454
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Halo Infinite
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Peek Design (Retrieved on May 10, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Graveyards: Pelican Down: "The coward deserved what he got! Now face me, Spartan!" - Tovarus if Hyperius dies first