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"Let me give him my "Welcome to Earth" gift basket."
— Walpole

Walpole was a UNSC Marine sharpshooter and Orbital Drop Shock Trooper stationed at Earth in 2552. He was under the command of Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Stacker, part of the 7th Orbital Drop Shock Trooper Battalion of the 105th Shock Troops Division.[1]


Battle of Mombasa[edit]

Main article: Battle of Mombasa

During the Battle of Mombasa, Walpole and his squad were dispatched from the UNSC In Amber Clad from Cairo Station to relieve the UNSC's ground forces and to board the Covenant assault carrier, Solemn Penance. Shortly after deployment, their D77-TC Pelican dropship was shot down over Old Mombasa by a Protos-pattern Scarab walker. He survived the crash, but his squad was soon attacked by a Covenant patrol.[1]

When the squad was pinned down by a Kig-Yar Sniper, Walpole as the squad's sniper, neutralized the Jackal with his "welcome-to-Earth gift basket", causing the lance's Unggoy to flee the area. A camouflaged Sangheili then snuck up on the squad and took Walpole hostage by holding an energy sword held at the sniper's throat. One of Walpole' squadmates, Butkus, wielding an overcharged plasma pistol, along with Stacker using his BR55 battle rifle, killed the alien and freed Walpole. Along with the rest of his squad, Walpole defended Hotel Zanzibar, then met up with John-117.[1][2]

Personality and traits[edit]

Like all ODSTs, Walpole is very tough and professional. He is an excellent marksman, and is not afraid of enemy snipers. He also has a notable sense of humor, even in combat, as evidenced by his desire to provide the Kig-Yar a "Welcome to Earth" 'gift basket'. When he is being held hostage by a Sangheili, he orders the team to kill the Sangheili instead of saving him.[1]

Production notes[edit]

Walpole is named after Nathan Walpole, a Bungie employee who worked on the animations in Halo 2, including Another Day at the Beach.[3]


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