As you can probably tell, my alias is Sev40. I've been a big halo fan since the first game came out more than a decade ago. Being the rebel I am, I stole the game out of my parents room and did a gaming marathon where I tried (and failed) to complete the game on Normal in a single night. Nevertheless, I was blown away by the visuals, the AI, the levels - everything about the game led me to become a halo fanatic.
Of course, it wasn't until much, much later that I started to get deeply involved with the universe that surrounded it, and I began to read the books and Halopedia. Eventually, as I waited for the next Halo game to come out, I began to write books and play around with ship ideas that might exist in the Halo Universe, and even cross-overs with other universes. Of course, these were all done before I ever found Halo Fanon, and now I'm glad I'm here.
"I'm broken. I think we all are, us Spartans. We're trained to fight, raised to live on the battlefield and nowhere else. I know a thousand ways to patch up a human body and three thousand ways to destroy it. It's so much easier to take a life than it is to save one. But I can do both. That's who I am. It's what they made me. It's the cross I have to bear, and I carry it willingly. All I can do is pray that in the end I save more lives than I take."
Cassandra-G006 was a SPARTAN-III commando from Gamma Company who was raised and augmented as a child supersoldier during the final years of the Human-Covenant War. Although she was noted for having poor combat scores during training, she was made remarkable by her innate talent as a field medic and was considered the best practitioner of combat medicine ever produced by the Spartan program. Despite her skills, her first squad was wiped out by the Covenant and she was transferred to Team Jian. Later, she would become an unwilling deserter when she was caught up in the traitor Simon-G294's efforts to elude UNSC forces. Instead of continuing the fight with her former teammate, Cassandra instead chose to use the opportunity presented by Simon's rebellion to strike out and find a life outside of the military system she had been raised in. More self-aware than many of her fellow Spartans, Cassandra clearly recognizes what has been done to her and her friends by the UNSC's indoctrination and training; she hopes to one day reconcile her existence as a Spartan with her desire to live at peace rather than war.
Born on New Jerusalem in 2479 and raised on Eridanus II, Doctor Eskander Bahram, codenamed "OXFORD" by the UNSC, was a talented polymath, studying in numerous fields, ranging from engineering, chemistry, quantum physics, psychology and biotechnology, and others. Under better circumstances, he could have done much to improve the quality of life of billions. Unfortunately, in 2487 his family moved to Eridanus II during one of the early flare-ups of the Insurrection, and his parents were killed in the crossfire, leaving him orphaned. Raised in an orphanage, bullied mercilessly for his strange accent and appearance, and only being accepted into the prestigious Rishard University thanks to a scholarship granted by an Insurrectionist front company, Bahram came to resent the UNSC, though not purely for personal reasons, and turned his talents to seeking a way to cripple, if not totally overthrow, it. By the time he finished his studies in 2525, though, humanity was fighting for survival against the Covenant hegemony, and the Insurrection's power was already waning. Hoping to forestall its inevitable collapse, Bahram joined, and quickly gained attention for his radical ideas and methods. Throughout his career, he has worked largely on biological research, ranging from attempting to duplicate the SPARTAN-II augmentation procedures, to his work on Project CHISEL and ACCRETION, often under the auspices of the UNSC, though always grudgingly, and viewed his apprehension by SHOGUN for his participation in both projects as being thrown to the wolves. After the end of the war, Bahram would be revived from cryonic suspension by Codename: DRACULA and find his way to Project VENATOR.
"They took everything I had in life, moulded me into a living weapon. That's why I want to be the best in the business; It's all I know."
In the Post-War galaxy, mercenaries, pirates and assassins are in high demand. Winston Zhou is regarded as one of the most sought-after for his indifference to morality, class, creed, or species. He rose to infamy for being an instrument of destruction in the criminal underworld, both lauded and despised for his actions. Zhou was known for his loyalty only to the money.