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Corporal Turpin is an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in the UNSC Marine Corps. She is the designated drone controller of Boomerang Company, assigned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire, and utilizes a personal drone nicknamed "Hank".
Turpin was present on the modified Phoenix-class colony ship, Spirit of Fire, 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, Turpin entered cryostasis along with the other survivors.
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. 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. Turpin was attached to Sunray 1-1, which was tasked with stopping Colony's scheme as part of Operation: SPEARBREAKER. She was accompanied on this mission by Major Vaughan, Warrant Officer Quinn, Petty Officer Gruss, and Lance Corporal Sparks.
Personality and traits
Turpin wishes for nothing more than a life of glorious anonymity, rather than a career filled with fateful encounters. When she was assigned to Boomerang Company, the rest of its ODSTs were nervous, as her reputation for dragging fellow Marines into perilous adventure is well known among the Spirit of Fire's crew and troops. As the squad prepared to deploy for a routine recon mission on the Ark's surface, Turpin crossed her fingers that nothing of interest or importance would transpire.
As the designated drone operator for Boomerang Company, Turpin most notably employs a personal MQ-96 Support Drone nicknamed "Hank" for providing reconnaissance and limited air support thanks to a high-energy laser weapon designed by Isabel. She controls the drone via a wrist-mounted MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal, alongside a helmet-mounted remote sensor equipped on the left side of her ODST helmet; this sensor is used to designate targets for both the MQ-96 drone and "Sparks" - Sunray 1-1's sharpshooter. Turpin additionally carries the squad's UNSC battle network relay in a module on her backpack.
Turpin's ODST assault armour itself reflects her recent assignment to Sunray - lacking the specific Sunray patch heralded by the rest of the unit, but instead displaying the insignia of Spirit of Fire itself. Outside of her drone's laser weapon, Turpin carries an M6C/SOCOM handgun in a holster on her right thigh and an M7S SMG for combat operations.
Halo Wars 2
lst Squad, lst Platoon, B Company, 9th Shock Troops Battalion.
Major Vaughan's command squad, callsign Sunray 1-1, is the lead element of Boomerang Company, the UNSC's most elite force of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers [though that's what they all say].
Cursed with always being the right woman at the right place at the right time, Turpin wishes for nothing more than a life of glorious anonymity, rather than a life filled with fateful encounters. Turpin's recent assignment to the command squad has the rest of Boomerang Company nervous, as her reputation for dragging fellow Marines into perilous adventure is well known among the Spirit of Fire's crew and troops. As the squad prepares to deploy for a routine recon mission on the Ark's surface, Turpin crosses her fingers that nothing of interest or importance will transpire, just this once.
Turpin carries the squad's battlenet relay and operates a drone high—energy laser weapon platform designed by Isabel.
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