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Felix

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Biographical Information

REAL NAME

Felix Martel

ALIAS

VELOX One
Codename: AEOLUS

DATE OF BIRTH

February 29, 2472

HOMEWORLD

Eridanus II

Physical Information

GENDER

Male

HEIGHT

212 cm (6.96 ft)

WEIGHT

110 kg (243 lb)

HAIR COLOR

Brown

EYE COLOR

Green

CYBERNETICS

Prosthetic right arm

Political/Military Information

RANK

UNSC O-4 Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

SPARTAN TAG

116

SERVICE NUMBER

16642-11236-FM

CLASS

BRANCH

UNSC Navy

UNIT

VELOX Unit

AFFILIATION

United Nations Space Command

[Source]



Cquote1 I still get the nightmares, you know. Every time they put me under, it feels like I'll wake up and the galaxy will be a different place alll over again. Cquote2

Lieutenant Commander Felix-116, born Felix Martel, is an operative of the classified ORION supersoldier project, and the first augmentee of the SPARTAN-II program. Following medical complications that arose from ORION's unstable experimental procedures, he was placed into cryonic suspension due to the fatal nature of his illness. He remained in stasis at age 19 until he was awakened in 2525 upon the request of Dr. Catherine Halsey. Offered a fleeting chance at survival, Felix agreed to undergo the risky augmentations as a possible cure to his seemingly untreatable condition. He made a full recovery and was subsequently reassigned to ONI Section Three's covert Beta-5 cell, as part of the top-secret Spartan VELOX Unit. Leading a team of SPARTAN-IIs denoted to have been killed during augmentations, Felix has spearheaded over 176 ONI operations throughout the majority of the Human-Covenant War before the unit vanished on Heian in 2551.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Biography
2472—2487: Early Life
2487—2490: Studies at OCS and Naval Career
2491—2492: Project ORION
2525—2530: Recovery and Reassignment to VELOX
2530—2532: Hunting the Syndicate
2532—2542: "The War Is Still On"
2543—2551: Roster Change and Final Operations
2551—2558: The Sanctuary
2558—present: "It's Time to Go Back"
Analysis
Personality and Traits
Relationships
Family
Project ORION
VELOX Unit
Other
Skills and Abilities
Promotions and Decorations
Trivia
Appearances

Biography

Early Life (2472—2487)

Born as the eldest of three boys, Felix was raised on his parents' modest-sized farm far from Eridanus II's major cities. The Martels were a hardworking family who never had more than what they had to get by, but it was Abigail Jollenbeck and Caden Martel's yearning that their sons receive the opportunities they never had themselves. The younger brothers, Astor and Thomas, respectively wanted to become a space engineer and a scientist, but Felix had his mind set to stay on the farm. Although his parents wished he would do more with his life, they chose to respect his decision; however, Abigail insisted that he attend school given the abundance of learning centres within Eridanus II's rural sprawl. In the meantime, Caden taught Felix how to tend livestock, operate the farm's lone JOTUN cropduster, and fire the hunting rifle used to fend off the local wildlife.

In 2482, the Martel farm was visited by one Lieutenant Colonel Michael Thornhill, a wealthy UNSC officer who had purchased the nearby estate and bought out many of the farmers in the vicinity. He offered the family a contract with a substantial salary in exchange for entering his employ and allowing him to develop their land. Abigail vehemently declined the offer, something that did not put the Martels on friendly terms with him. At the time, Felix did not understand his mother's dislike for the Colonel but nonetheless heeded her warnings to steer clear of him. He did, however, often observe Michael's teenage son Hector, a newcomer to his school, spending most of his time away from Colonel Thornhill's lavish estate.

Felix 2485
Felix in 2485.

By the mid-2480s, tensions were building between the Inner and Outer Colonies, and the UNSC's elevated presence on Eridanus II was the cause of much resentment as the possibility of war appeared on the horizon. Felix noticed some of his peers becoming unruly against their UEG-mandated education and even turning their hostility toward Hector outright. As whispers of rebellion began to circulate the colony, its population became one of mistrust and division.

In 2487, Felix's family was amongst several to come under suspicion of evoking insurgency, and Colonel Thornhill, seemingly convinced of the rumours, sent his hired muscle to torch the Martels' farm in the dead of the night. Felix, who attempted to stop the men, was roughed up for his trouble, and witnessed his father getting beaten to death for trying to shield him. Abigail soon found Felix after pulling an injured Astor out of the burning farmhouse, and was about to run back in for Thomas when Hector arrived. Having stolen one of Thornhill's water trucks, the antisocial youth extinguished the flames quickly enough to get the youngest Martel out alive, although he was unable to save the farm or its crops. In the wake of the calamity, Felix had to hold his mother back as she furiously reviled Hector for his father's deed.

With Caden dead and insufficient evidence to prove Thornhill's involvement, Felix's family was in shambles. Their livelihood was gone and the last of their savings were scraped together for Astor's hospital bills. That same year, Abigail was arrested and found guilty of conspiring against the CMA; Felix initially refused to believe the accusations until she confessed that it was true. His brothers were placed into the state's care, and he was given one option by which he would be allowed to see them again—disavow his mother and her actions, enlist at OCS, and join the UNSC to prove he could be trusted. At a crossroads and filled with uncertainty, the 15-year old accepted the terms.

As the ship was about to leave Eridanus II, Felix was surprised to find Hector on board as well, awaiting deportation from the colony they grew up on. The older boy informed him that he had murdered Colonel Thornhill in an altercation following the arson incident, something which both awed and horrified Felix. In spite of the circumstances that brought them together, the two of them came to a profound realization that day—that the galaxy would be no kinder to them than Eridanus II had been—and an unlikely friendship would arise between them in the coming years.

Studies at OCS and Naval Career (2487—2490)

Although Matthias Gavilán, the CMA's consul on Eridanus II, requested that Felix and Hector be sent to Corbulo Military Academy on Circinius IV, his superiors decided to have them transferred to the Naval Officers Academy on Reach, given the circumstances of Colonel Thornhill's death as well as the charges placed against Abigail. In addition, both boys were enrolled into Accelerated Education, by which they would graduate in two years instead of the usual four. Despite the excessively advanced curriculum and demanding training regimen, Felix took to his studies with vigour, quickly rising to the top of his highly competitive AE class. His professors would often observe him spending his time outside class with Hector, practicing hand-to-hand combat by day and perusing the academy's libraries late into the night.

Felix became RNOA's youngest graduate in 2489, having completed his education at age 17 with honours. Unbeknownst to him, the Office of Naval Intelligence had taken note of his stellar academic performance and shortlisted him and Hector for the Naval Special Forces. With the written permission of the CMA's Head Marshall, Felix was allowed to return to Eridanus II and visit his brothers, both of whom would remain as wards of the state until they became legal adults. He was happy to see Thomas adjusting well to his new life and receiving the finest education funded by the CMA; Astor, however, had become markedly dour in the last two years. The reunion took a drastic downturn when Felix explained that he could not arrange for Abigail's release from prison, and the brothers parted company on less-than-friendly terms. Felix also visited his mother not long after, but their conversation ended with similar mutual disappointment.

Troubled by the state of his family and feeling powerless to change its course, Felix soon left Eridanus II and threw himself into active service. Having been approved to operate under NAVSPECWAR, he received a Lieutenant's commission the following year and fought to contain the ever-increasing threat of war from the Outer Colonies' growing insurgencies.

Project ORION (2491—2492)

In early 2491, the CMA secretly renewed the long-abandoned ORION supersoldier program, with ONI providing data and resources in support. A week before his birthday, Felix was briefed on and accepted entry into the project along with 64 others. The candidates, listed as volunteers of "phase 1", began training immediately and went through augmentations in April. Following the procedure, Felix was among the few approved for field-testing the project's effectiveness in live combat situations. Although they continued to receive training in the meantime, the selected operatives were placed under the CMA's authority with no official record of their ties to ORION, and worked to suppress dissent by targeting perceived threats to galactic peace.

Duties&desires
Felix breaches a demolished insurgent hideout with LCPL Jess Morley.

Throughout 2491, Felix participated in eleven covert operations; on one occasion, he prevented the bombing of a UNSC academy where his brother Thomas was attending. The academy's headmaster, one Commander Ysionris Jeromi, was thankful to the ORIONs for their efforts and was later briefed by ONI to keep quiet about what he had witnessed. However, Felix's superiors agreed to recognize his selfless act by awarding him the Silver Star, with the hope of improving public support for colonial oversight in the Outer Colonies. Around this time, Felix developed a romantic attraction toward fellow ORION Jess Morley, who had saved Thomas' life during the terrorist incident at great personal risk.

Late in the year, Felix began exhibiting signs of insomnia and minor loss of memory. Although the program physicians correctly deducted that the symptoms were a side effect of his augmentations, it was not long before he was wracked with depression and loss of coordination, and was promptly removed from active duty. On January 7, 2492, he was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder that was nearly impossible to treat. Due to the rapidly development of the disease, Jeromi was brought in and attempted to counteract the effects without success. After ten days, Felix's body was deteriorating and he began to experience experience dementia; by the Commander's estimate, he would have two months to live at best. With no other choice available, ONI quietly withdrew Felix from the ORION project and placed him in cryonic stasis, believing their investment could still be of some use in the future. He would remain in their deep storage facilities for nearly three and a half decades, never again to see the life he was leaving behind.

Recovery and Reassignment to VELOX (2525—2530)

"You could make enough of a difference to matter, Felix. My Spartans will undergo augmentations in less than a month, and many of them will not survive. But with your cooperation we could curtail the losses, and every Spartan we can put on the battlefield will save that many more lives."
―Dr. Halsey implores Felix to become the first SPARTAN-II

In early 2525, Dr. Catherine Halsey was poring over the notes of the ORION project and came across some records of Felix's participation. Intrigued, she gained access to his file and soon figured out what had become of him. She then contacted Jeromi, now a four-star Admiral, with instructions on an augmentation experiment involving some of his Bonobo chimpanzees. With ONI's permission, Halsey also had Felix's cryotube discreetly transferred aboard Jeromi's research ship, the Hopeful, while she oversaw the proceedings in person and filled the Admiral in on as much as she intended him to know; although he was not happy about the arrangement and remained unaware of the fine details regarding the SPARTAN-II program, he agreed to go along with her plan under the guise of a "hypothetical" experiment.

Main article: The Best We Can Make of You

Felix was brought out of cryonic sleep on February 18. He was met by Halsey and Jeromi, who informed him of the circumstances surrounding his "cure"—the series of risky augmentations that had a shot at reversing the effects of his disorder was also part of a test for Halsey's research. Felix was dismayed to hear that he would not be discharged should the experiment be successful, but with some coercing from Halsey, who hinted at the imminent breakout of an extraterrestrial crisis, he reluctantly agreed to go through with it. The procedure began later that day, and for the second time in his life he endured a series of gruelling augmentations while Halsey patiently awaited the results of her experiments.

After sixteen days of procedure, Felix awakened on March 6. Although his body was still experiencing some residual pain, he was surprised to find himself more clear-headed than he had ever been. He quickly discovered that his physique had surpassed the results from ORION by a wide margin and that his reflexes had become exceptionally fast. Halsey informed him that his illness had been nullified, but also cautioned him that the ORION augmentations lingering in his system could cause medical complications in the future. After completing a thorough evaluation on his results, she departed for Reach.

Needing some time to get used to his restored and enhanced body, Felix spent much of his time on board the Hopeful in solitude. He learned from Jeromi that Astor went on the run after breaking his mother out of prison in 2496 and had joined the Insurrectionists with her; conversely, Thomas had become an esteemed UNSC scientist who made significant contributions to its astrophysics and engineering divisions in the last twenty years. Felix's momentary excitement at the news did not last when Jeromi ruefully informed him that he was not to make contact with his brother, as per ONI's orders. Several weeks later, an officer from Section Three's Beta-5 Division arrived to escort him to his new detail. Learning what had become of ORION and its operatives, Felix quelled his despair at all he had lost and steeled himself to face the enemy lurking on the precipice of humanity's borders.

Main article: VELOX Unit

In December 2525, Felix was promoted to full Lieutenant and brought aboard the stealth cruiser Point of No Return to meet the SPARTAN-IIs who would make up his new team. Documented as killed during augmentations, ONI had illicitly withdrawn four candidates for their own purposes: Lian-017, Eldar-128, Nyarai-134, and Maddison-140. Felix, who initially thought the SPARTAN-IIs were his age, was shocked to discover that they were all fourteen or fifteen years old. The team's new superior, a two-star admiral introducing herself as Margaret Parangosky, designated them "VELOX" and told them of their purpose: to strike at The Covenant from the shadows while remaining anonymous to the rest of the galaxy.

Despite his initial misgivings about his teammates, Felix was determined to be an attentive and upright leader to them. He found his second-in-command, Nyarai, the most approachable of the lot, and she often acted as a bridge between him and the rest of the Spartans. For the next few years, VELOX would act under Parangosky's instruction, completing their operations efficiently and without fail. As the war gained momentum, Felix would lead them through classified missions against both Covenant and Insurrectionist threats on Bliss, Lodestone, Talitsa, Madrigal, and many other colonies. He would rarely see any lasting triumph come of their efforts, as the Covenant was more numerous and technologically advanced than the UNSC was prepared to handle. Still, Felix pushed himself and his team to adapt, and to take any victory they could get no matter how small.

Hunting the Syndicate (2530—2532)

In 2530, Felix received orders from a Beta-5 officer, Captain Tamar Klausen, to take his team to Eridanus II for an off-the-record operation. Their task was to root out and eliminate the elusive leader of the Syndicate criminal empire, Tobias Lensky. Uncertain as he was on Klausen's motives, Felix assembled VELOX aboard a privately arranged transport and left without informing Parangosky. They arrived at Eridanus II to find it rampant with disorder and widespread panic, much like the remaining Outer Colonies, and infiltrated the Syndicate's compound without trouble.

Before VELOX could get a shot at their highly protected target, however, the mission was disrupted by the arrival of a Covenant fleet. A code red took effect within the compound, with orders to evacuate all personnel and resources; Felix was able to corner Lensky in the commotion, who quickly deducted that he was one of the rumoured supersoldiers of ONI's creation. The shrewd crime lord disclosed Klausen's illicit dealings with the Syndicate, and coyly invited him to see the escaped UNSC supersoldier in his care. Against his better judgement, Felix's curiosity prompted him to follow Lensky while holding him at gunpoint. They soon encountered a Covenant team, however, and Lensky was able to escape in the ensuing scuffle.

Regardless, Felix pressed on alone. When he finally reached the infirmary, he found it deserted save for a handful of patients; with the compound's power generators failing, the life support systems were offline and most of the abandoned subjects had died or become comatose. Felix was astounded when he came upon the supersoldier Lensky mentioned—an emaciated Jess Morley who was extremely frail even for her aged condition. Barely clinging to life, she told him what she had done followed his incarceration; how she went into hiding after discovering her pregnancy, and that the Syndicate had been keeping her alive once her augmentations began taking their toll on her body. The infirmary was breached by a lone Sangheili just then, and Felix faced the alien one-on-one. After a close physical brawl, the unarmoured Spartan managed to strangle his opponent even with its Energy Sword pressing through his right arm. Dazed and bleeding out, he resolved to stay with Jess though she urged him to call his teammates for help. They were joined at that moment by a Syndicate enforcer named Nadia, who Felix quickly realized was his daughter. He said nothing of this, however, and waited until she brought Jess safely away before broadcasting his location to VELOX.

The Spartans left Eridanus II with all haste and returned to give Parangosky their report; word of the colony's glassing reached ONI several days later. Klausen was detained and quietly erased on the Admiral's orders. She was also displeased with the Spartans for acting without her authority but let them off lightly upon examining the intel they acquired on the Syndicate. Replacements for Felix's lost arm were made via flash cloning, but his body rejected every attempted grafting due to the complicated makeup of his heavily rewritten genome. In the end, he was fitted with a prosthetic and soon returned to active duty.

Parangosky: "The risk of capture or compromise is high, so you'll have to do without your armour this time. And an op like this means no tactical support in the field or otherwise. In other words, you'll be cut off from any and all UNSC contact until you get back, which might not happen for a few months—or a few years. Still think you're up for it, Lieutenant?"
Felix: "Without a doubt, ma'am."
Parangosky: "Best of luck then, Spartan. This conversation does not leave the room, so take care to be discreet."
— Parangosky briefs Felix on the conditions of his Syndicate operation

For all his endeavours to focus on his assigned missions, Felix could not get his mind off what had occurred on Eridanus II. He refrained from telling Parangosky and even his teammates of his brief and unexpected reunion with Jess, but nonetheless the other Spartans began to notice his obsession with the Syndicate. Finally, he approached the Vice Admiral in 2531 with a plan: to send him after the Syndicate in order to root out more traitors within ONI, while the rest of VELOX carried on as usual to avoid tipping them off. Although Parangosky initially rebuffed the idea, she changed her mind after Colonel James Ackerson presented her with his proposed SPARTAN-III program. Knowing that Lensky was resourceful enough to eventually catch wind of the recent developments, she green-lit Felix's mission, reminding him that he was to report to her and only her.

For the next ten months, Felix infiltrated numerous Syndicate facilities across the Outer Colonies and gained access to its data networks via hacking or impersonating members with the clearance to access it. Careful not to draw the attention of those who were on the lookout for leaks within the organization, Felix frequently changed aliases after leaving data packets for Parangosky to retrieve, each of them disguised and heavily encrypted with incriminating evidence of officers who were selling ONI secrets. Because of the Syndicate's far-reaching influence in the galactic criminal underworld, he unearthed many of their hidden connections in the process; as Parangosky lengthened her blacklist, Felix continued his personal search.

As he went from colony to colony, Felix could find no trace of Jess or Nadia in any of the Syndicate dwellings he came upon. Even Lensky was nowhere to be found, and the databanks gave away nothing as to his whereabouts. During an incursion on Levosia, he caught mention of an ONI project named "BRUTUS" and learned that most of its agents had recently been recalled except for one "Agent 20", who was supposedly on the remote Inner Colony of Iskander. Mystified as to the purpose of the project, Felix's investigation eventually led to the Syndicate's base of operations, hidden from prying eyes. There he was met by none other than his childhood friend Hector Thornhill—now known as David Kahn—who revealed that he was Agent 20.

Felix: "Are you going to try and kill me, Hector?"
Kahn: "If it means protecting my position, then yes, I'd certainly try. But if I succeed—if you vanish on Iskander—then I have no doubt that the Syndicate will follow; Parangosky would see to that. No, you're going to walk away, and you won't speak of this place to anyone."
Felix: "And why would I do that?"
Kahn: "Because there's something...someone you want to protect here as well."
―David Kahn, shortly before Nadia reveals herself to Felix

Kahn divulged that Lensky had become aware of one or more infiltrators in the Syndicate some time ago, and tasked him with luring them out; by putting Felix on the trail for answers about Project BRUTUS, he had done precisely that. When the two former ORIONs came to a standstill with neither willing to back down, Nadia emerged and stood with Kahn. She explained that Jess passed away several months ago, but not before telling her daughter who Felix really was. She added that it was Kahn who had smuggled the pregnant Jess to Iskander in 2492 so that ONI would never find her. Nadia stated her intention to lie to Lensky and say that Kahn had killed the infiltrator, so long as Felix would tell Parangosky a lie of his own. Torn as he was to stray from his duty, Felix realized he could not let ONI find his daughter after everything Jess had gone through to conceal her. He made the deal, telling Nadia she deserved better before walking away.

"The War Is Still On" (2532—2542)

Felix returned to his duties with much uncertainty, wondering if he had done the right thing even as he kept his knowledge of Iskander a secret. However, he quickly found himself and the rest of Beta-5—even Parangosky—far too preoccupied with the Covenant to worry about the Syndicate. He and the rest of VELOX received upgrades to their Mark IVs in 2532, including adaptive camouflage and limited energy shielding. As the equipment was developed from reverse-engineered Covenant assets and received minimal field testing at the time, VELOX would continue to use combat methods that were not dependent upon the technology.

Jazmine Utah Snapshot
CDR Jazmine Utah, also known as VELOX Actual from 2536 to 2551.

The next decade would prove tremendously arduous for Felix as he fought to pull victories out of the most hopeless of situations. Although he and his unit assassinated the Covenant's Arbiter during Battle of Jericho VII, the colony was lost even with three other teams of SPARTAN-IIs deployed there. With the Covenant having all but obliterated the Outer Colonies, Felix found himself reporting less to Parangosky and more to her underlings as her responsibilities magnified. During this time, several of them expressed concerns to the Vice Admiral regarding Felix's objectivity and questioned his position as team leader. In a rare gesture of compromise, Parangosky assigned a Beta-5 officer to oversee VELOX on a regular basis: Jazmine Utah.

The early months between Utah and the Spartans were that of mutual disapproval, with the exception of Nyarai who was fairly easygoing with their new CO. As for Felix, he frequently had to keep his unit in line, despite his own qualms about Utah. Their relationship warmed following a resounding UNSC victory at New Constantinople in 2537, from which Utah's quick thinking and VELOX's bravery ensured SPARTAN-III Alpha Company's survival.

Main article: RP:Light of the Abyss

In 2542, VELOX was deployed during the Covenant's invasion of Alluvion with the purpose of eliminating its fleet commander, "The Destroyer". Under the joint instruction of Utah and the former SPARTAN-II Serin Osman, Felix and his team neutralized nine high-ranking Sangheili officers and disabled four Covenant capital ships throughout the campaign. During this time, Felix also appropriated an unidentified tier-1 asset from an enemy Special Operations unit situated on Alluvion's oceans and piqued Osman's interest. The Covenant soon took their discovery back, however, and VELOX's mission to recover it resulted in the loss of both the asset and a large section of the UNSC fleet. The tide of the battle turned not long after, with The Destroyer's escape leaving Nyarai badly wounded. As the Covenant began glassing Alluvion, she perished from radiation poisoning as the Spartans desperately searched for a way off the burning planet. It was not until after Felix brought the rest of his team to safety that he allowed himself to grieve for his second-in-command—and closest friend of seventeen years.

VELOX was left in shock following the Alluvion campaign, having suffered their first and only fatality since the unit was activated. After returning to UNSC-controlled space, Felix and his team were given some time to recover, physically and otherwise, while Utah saw to finding a replacement for Nyarai. As they reflected on their loss, they were joined by none other than Osman, who offered her condolences and even admitted her utmost respect for Nyarai. The years of estrangement between the Spartans were set aside as they mourned for their fallen comrade, and for the first time Felix realized that like him, Osman wished her life had taken a different course.

Roster Change and Final Operations (2543—2551)

Maddison: "They're...they're kids."
Felix: "They're not much younger than you were when you joined the team. And they're our responsibility now, just like you were mine. Can you still trust me, Spartans?"
Eldar: "We never stopped, sir."
Felix: "Then I'd better be damn well worthy of it. I can only do that with your help—all of you."
— VELOX prepares to receive their new members

Seven months later, Utah had approved not one but three new members for VELOX, all of them from the second class of the SPARTAN-II program. Once again, Felix was unsettled to see how young they were, no more than eleven or twelve years old between them; like the unit's original members, they had been listed as killed during augmentations. Samir-292 became the new pilot and technician, while Ren-172 filled Nyarai's other role as CQB specialist. The most perplexing of the three additions was Varun-173, who was Utah's first choice as the unit's new second-in-command; his exceptional skills as a sniper also meant the role of sharpshooter fell to him, while Lian was redesignated as the team's spotter. With VELOX expanded to a total of seven Spartans, Felix was promoted to Lieutenant Commander given the unit's expectations to independently complete missions with increasing frequency. Having become more reserved in the wake of Nyarai's death, he harboured a great deal of self-doubt in regards to his new burden. Nonetheless, he resolved to protect his new teammates to the best of his ability.

The Sanctuary (2551—2558)

"It's Time to Go Back" (2558—present)

Analysis

Personality and Traits

"You're very unusual, you know? Even for a Spartan..."
―Lian-017
"I wasn't always a Spartan. Neither were you."
―Felix-116


Relationships

Family

Abigail Jollenbeck
Caden Martel
Astor Martel
Thomas Martel

Project ORION

Hector Thornhill
Jess Morley
Sieghard Schuchardt
Gladys Swanson
Richard Mack
Ellison Suarez

VELOX Unit

Nyarai-134
Maddison-140
Lian-017
Eldar-128
Varun-172
Samir-292
Ren-173

Other

Catherine Halsey
Margaret Parangosky
Jazmine Utah
Serin Osman
Nadia Morley

Skills and Abilities

Hector ThornhillGladys SwansonSieghard SchuchardtAnton LaMarcheRichard MackEllison SuarezJess MorleyBartosz SówkaORION toprankings
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Felix was one of the top-ranked candidates of ORION phase 1.
  • Augmented Physique: Felix initially took well to his ORION augmentations, which significantly improved his strength, speed, stamina, and endurance. Although his body rapidly deteriorated while in the throes of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, ONI was able to preserve him in cryonic freezing before the effects became fatal. After receiving SPARTAN-II augmentations, Felix's body was not only restored but enhanced to exorbitant proportions. His severely recoded genome makes medical treatment more complicated than most, but regardless Felix physically functions at the absolute peak of human potential.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Felix's ORION augmentations were limited in mental and cognitive enhancement, but combined with his own personal drive, they were fairly effective in improving the rate at which he learned to utilize his body proficiently. This was furthered by his SPARTAN-II augmentations, which helped him adapt to unfamiliar combat situations early in the Human-Covenant War.
  • Tactician: During his time at OCS, Felix studied tactics attentively and feverishly. He learned many forms of war and combat, both on the ground and in space, and took on numerous operations under NAVSPECWAR and ORION. Post-recovery, he was assigned to lead the VELOX Unit when humanity was still inexperienced with their enemies. Unaccustomed as he was with SPARTAN-IIs and aliens alike, Felix adapted to the best of his ability, and throughout the Human-Covenant War he became one of ONI's most reliable black ops leaders. He takes his leadership role very seriously, understanding the trust his teammates place in him.
  • Marksman: Felix was accepted into NAVSPECWAR at the age of 18, in no small part due to his exhaustive dedication to mastering a diverse range of firearms. He later learned to use Covenant weapons against them as well. He was also the designated spotter in VELOX's original lineup, a role that was filled by Lian-017 with the addition of class 2s to the team.
  • Martial Artist: Felix spent much of his time at OCS practicing unarmed and mêlée combat with Hector Thornhill. He has trained in Jujitsu, Karate, Judo, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and Sylat Knife Fighting, along with several forms of mixed martial arts secretly developed by NAVSPECWAR and the SPARTAN-II Program. Having spent decades honing his expertise in hand-to-hand combat, Felix is a formidable opponent with or without MJOLNIR armour.
  • Infiltrator: Felix's NAVSPECWAR operations were heavily dependent upon infiltration. After becoming a SPARTAN-II, ONI made great use of his skills in their methods of deploying VELOX against the Covenant. He continued to practice covert forms of engagement and other scenarios where he could not rely on MJOLNIR armour, and his pragmatism proved invaluable during his mission against the Syndicate.
  • Tech Expert: Many of Felix's early operations under NAVSPECWAR involved navigating and manipulating enemy technology. Prior to becoming a SPARTAN-II, he was extensively drilled in hacking and cyber warfare before putting his training into practice. The unconventional disposition of his missions also familiarized him with a wide range of weapons and tech not commonly found on most operations, be they human or alien.

Promotions and Decorations

 Insignia   Rank   Date Received 
UNSC-N Ensign
Ensign
  • October 19, 2489
UNSC-N Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
  • February 4, 2490
UNSC-N Lieutenant
Lieutenant
  • December 3, 2525
UNSC-N Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
  • March 25, 2543
 Ribbon   Decoration   Date Received 
Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
  • October 15, 2489
Purple Heart ribbon Purple Heart
  • March 17, 2490
  • May 28, 2491
Combat Action ribbon Combat Action Ribbon
  • March 17, 2490
Bronze Star ribbon Bronze Star Medal
  • November 10, 2490
Silver Star ribbon Silver Star Medal
  • May 28, 2491
Medal of Honor ribbon Legion of Honor
  • December 5, 2491

Trivia

Appearances

ORION Personnel
Phase 1 Tobias CrowleyAndrew JohnsonFrederick KingRoy KoelAnton LaMarcheArnold LewisRichard MackFelix MartelJess MorleySieghard SchuchardtBartosz SówkaEllison SuarezHector ThornhillLouise WilliamsHank WimbletonKian Bekkar
Phase 2 John AcktonErin ConeySteven HawkinsMarion HollisterRichard JonesTeresa MorrisonViktor PerrinHarold Redford
Phase 3 Grant AndersonCodename: DRACULAGalo EscárcegaDean JacksonNoah Sówka
Phase 4 Ashley CoemanNolan ByrneAvery JohnsonJoseph Kovacs
SPARTAN-1.1 Kane Hollister-KingRen T. JonesRichard Mack JuniorAlexander RedfordJace WilliamsJackson Williams