Victor-101

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Victor-101
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Biographical information

Born:

c. 2511

Died:

July 25, 2557

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Brown

Political and military information

Affiliation:

Rank:

At least Petty Officer, Second Class

Service number:

S-101

 

Victor-101 was a SPARTAN-II supersoldier of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command, serving under the Office of Naval Intelligence. He served with Team Black as a sniper, and was designated in the team as Black-Four. He was visually distinguished with the Roman numeral "IV" on his visor.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Conscription[edit]

Victor was born around 2511 and was one of a genetic make-up that the Office of Naval Intelligence and Dr. Halsey were interested in. After being selected as a suitable candidate for the SPARTAN-II program in 2517, he was abducted and sent to Reach, and trained by the AI Déjà and Chief Petty Officer Mendez, along with the rest of the Spartan children. He was assigned to Team Black, and trained with the other teams such as the Red Team.[3] In 2525, he and the other candidates underwent a series of augmentations to improve their abilities. Victor was among the ones who survived and were not crippled by the procedure.

Training[edit]

While being trained by SCPO Franklin Mendez, Margaret-053 and Otto-031 secretly had a romantic relationship. Victor was jealous of them and reported them to Mendez, who sent both to the brig. Red Team then heard of this and tracked down Margaret. In the ensuing struggle, Margaret lost her left eye to send the message that her team should take their training seriously. Soon, Black Team gave Red Team a beating in return and were given a ten-day stint in the brig as a result. The team never spoke of the incident again.[4] However, Victor was so jealous of Otto and One that he developed a false memory that it was he who had had the relationship with Margaret.[5][6]

Raid on Verge[edit]

Main article: Raid on Verge

During the Human-Covenant War, Team Black fought the Covenant in various battles. During one mission, they boarded a Covenant cruiser using C-12 shaped charges[7] and one where they destroyed a Covenant base facility.[6]

In mid-2552, they were sent to destroy a Covenant Beacon on the Covenant-occupied human colony of Verge. After landing, the team made their way past fortified anti-aircraft emplacements to Ciudad de Arias, the city where the Beacon was situated. Once there, they assessed the Beacon's defenses from a skyscraper, observing a large swarm of Yanme'e, guarded by Kig-yar and some Mgalekgolo. Roma-143 then found an injured, apparently non-hostile Yanme'e. Nicknamed "Hopalong", it told them of an alternate, hidden route to the Beacon. The rest of the team decided to trust the Yanme'e despite their suspicions.

In the next morning, the team proceeded to move to the Beacon through the tunnels, led by Hopalong. Each of them would go separate ways and plant C-12 shaped charges on each of the Beacon's four anti-gravity pylons. After a ten-minute countdown, the team was ordered to place their charges on the pylons. Meanwhile, Hopalong acquired a Covenant computer device from one of the Kig-yar guards and proceeded to free the Yanme'e, who then started attacking the Spartans and the Covenant. Instead of slaves, as Hopalong had led the Spartans to believe, they were actually psychopathic prisoners.

One ordered the team to return to the rally point at the tunnel entrance, but Two discovered an intact underground train they could use to escape. While Victor and Margaret headed for the train, Two went to rescue Otto who was injured. On her way back, Two also detonated the charges on the Beacon, brining it crashing down. They managed to get onboard and they escaped the city as the tunnels caved in under the collapsing Beacon, and headed to a Pelican dropship for exfiltration.[1]

Line Installation 1-4[edit]

Main article: Battle of Line Installation 1-4
"Terrific. Situation normal. Completely and utterly F.U.B.A.R."
— Victor-101[3]

Some time after the mission on Verge, Victor and the team were assigned to Operation: BLOWBACK onboard the ONI vessel Long Time Coming. After the ship crashed on an uncharted moon, Victor was assigned to carry the AI Iona within his MJOLNIR suit. When Margaret was captured by mechanical Gatherers, Victor and Otto reluctantly allied with the Covenant forces also on the moon in order to rescue their captured comrades.[2][3] However, the Forerunner monitor of the Installation, 686 Ebullient Prism, hacked into Victor's MJOLNIR HUD, tricking him into attacking his allies, wounding Roma-143. He was also reminded of his grudge against Otto and attacked him,[5] before Three and Iona managed to remind him of the importance of his adopted family, snapping him out of his frenzy. Team Black then went to assist One against Prism in the installation's control room. Margaret managed to destroy the Monitor with the installation's main gun, simultaneously bringing an entire Covenant fleet crashing down. Team Black then went out to fight the survivors so as to commandeer a functional Slipspace drive to get off the moon.[6] They were eventually successful in returning to the UNSC at large.[8]

Installation 03[edit]

Black Team on Installation 03.

In late July 2557, Victor, along with the rest of Black Team, were serving as a security detail for a UNSC science team in a desert on the surface of Installation 03. On July 25, they lost contact with the nearby Ivanoff Station due to the Ur-Didact's attack. Subsequently, numerous inbound slipspace signatures began to appear in the sky, one of them landing near Black Team's location. Victor and the others made their way to the impact crater, where they discovered an unconscious Ur-Didact, who had been knocked into a slipspace rupture by John-117 during the New Phoenix Incident, although they remained unaware of who the Didact was. While the Spartans speculated on the possibility that the slipspace signatures may mark the arrival of an invasion force, the Didact suddenly awoke. Furious, the Promethean declared the humans' presence unacceptable and savagely killed Victor and the rest of Spartan Black along with the nearby scientists.[9] One of the team's male members, either Victor or Otto-031, was decapitated by the Didact.[10]

After the UNSC lost contact with Black Team and the science outpost, Admiral Terrence Hood dispatched Blue Team to investigate the disturbance. Upon their arrival at the camp the following day, the Spartans of Blue Team found the bodies Black Team and the scientists. Shortly afterward, Blue Team was ambushed by Promethean constructs.[10]

Personality and traits[edit]

Victor was generally quiet, reserved and exceptionally calm; no matter the situation, Margaret noted that Victor's voice never as much as wavered, something she found extremely disturbing.[11] This made him appear near-emotionless to the outside, and particularly hard to read. Despite this however, he appeared to only contain his emotions, as he suffered an emotional outburst during the battle at the Line Installation when reflecting upon an incident in the team's training days. This, coupled with the fact he developed a false memory he genuinely believed in about the relationship incident would suggest he may have been somewhat emotionally unstable.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "Blunt Instruments"
  2. ^ a b Halo: Blood Line, Issue 1
  3. ^ a b c d Halo: Blood Line, Issue 2
  4. ^ Halo: Blood Line, Issue 3
  5. ^ a b Halo: Blood Line, Issue 4
  6. ^ a b c Halo: Blood Line, Issue 5
  7. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "Blunt Instruments", page 202
  8. ^ Halo Waypoint: Catalog Interaction - Page 6
  9. ^ Halo: Escalation, Issue 9
  10. ^ a b Halo: Escalation, Issue 8
  11. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "Blunt Instruments", page 21