Here is the discussion topic for Halo: Forerunners, where shoutouts to all players belong. Profiles can be posted here or in the game topic, though I'd prefer the game topic. All profiles are also listed and linked to here, except for Important NPC Profiles.
Just like in TFEC and XMDD, the story in-game will be summarized here for reference or for new players to easily jump right in. So, here it is.
Oh yeah, I forgot, we haven't done anything yet. Time to make things happen, then!
Name: Bruce Woods
Rank: First Sergeant
Loadout: Lightrifle, Suppressor, Plasma Grenades, Jet Pack, Firepower, Explosives
Personality: Bruce, at his core, has strong moral beliefs, even if they aren't the usual ones. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to freedom, except for people who try to take it away by any means, slavery, death, or otherwise. He believes that such people, along with anyone evil, should be killed. This isn't exactly controversial in a war setting, a fact that he greatly appreciates.
He believes that no one should be responsible for or subjected to bad things caused by anything beyond their control, such as the circumstances of their birth, their age, or their species. Because of this, racism and bullying enrage him.
He also believes that whether or not the ends justify the means depends on the exact situation. For this reason, in the case of the Spartan-II program, he holds nothing against Halsey. Master Chief, who he looks up to, and most importantly the fact that the human race is still alive because of the Spartans, are a lot more important to him than why.
He believes that anyone can be a great hero, and with some luck and circumstances, the greatest. He works hard as a Spartan-IV while still looking up to the II's to save what he cares about, but also to prove this.
Skills: Bruce is good at thinking up useful strategies, and has above average aim. He can land multiple headshots in rapid succession easily with an 80% hit rate, but fast-moving opponents like vehicles give him trouble. With a Railgun or Spartan Laser, he's terrible unless facing Knights or vehicles. His reflexes are terrible when he is not in open combat and expecting difficulty, but when he is, they are average. In terms of sheer strength, like when he is lifting objects, he is less skilled, but he hits things hard and fast, much better than he pushes or pulls them. His speed is above average. He has great endurance, which stems from his morals, will, and pride.
Backstory: Bruce was born into a middle-class family, and had little athletic or combat experience in early childhood. However, he quickly developed his morals, will, and motivation in middle school and high school, and when he graduated, he signed up to be an ODST. Better air than sea, in his opinion, and ODSTs were the best of the best...for normal humans. Unlike other ODSTs, he felt no resentment for the Spartans, actually looking up to them, but he took a neutral stance on the matter when with his friends. When the Spartan-IV program was announced, he jumped at the chance to become one. He has been a Spartan-IV for quite some time now, and is very experienced in combat.
Weaknesses: His skill at throwing any grenade other than a Plasma Grenade is terrible, and with a Plasma Grenade he is slightly below average at best. He also gets confused when fighting too many opponents of relatively equal strength. (However, he can still easily take on a massive group of weak enemies on his own. You can't just swarm him with Grunts, Jackals, and Crawlers and expect to actually win.) He is also unable to swim longer than ten seconds.
Edited by Axilus Prime, Apr 22 2013 - 06:45 AM.