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Character Name: Noble Two (Catherine Beta-320)
Series: Halo: Reach
Species: Human (scientifically augmented)
Appearance: Out of armor Kat stands 6'9". She's of Israeli descent, with
green eyes from her augmentations. Her hair is near-black, cropped short as if previously buzzed. At the base of her skull is her UNSC neural implant. She has facial scars on her right cheek and temple and left eyebrow. She's about 200-250 pounds, and well muscled. Her most notable feature is her right arm, which is entirely robotic from the shoulder down. Clothes with low necks and backs would reveal plasma scarring around her prosthetic The robotic prosthesis is in a minimalist aesthetic, and carries the FJ/Para shoulder plating in light blue. There are moving servos on her elbow and a blue hydraulic line.
In armor she stands over 7' and weighs in around 500 pounds. It's light blue with steel secondary and white detailing. She wears the Air Assault helmet with a silver visor, FJ/Para shoulders, Mark V chest, and Tactical Hard case with a 26th century datapad.
Personality: Kat is fierce, fiercely loyal, and largely unforgiving. She warms up slow, but once she's opened up she provides a very capable ally. She defends Carter when he's verbally accosted by Halsey for his decisions regarding the Zealot Elites. She starts off frosty with Noble Six, grabbing the data crystal from him/her, but later admitting - with a warmer tone - that Six was 'one steely-eyed Spartan'. Her interactions with Emile, when she's 'borrowing' his Kukri to sketch out her intended operation, and handing it back with a thanks when she's finished, is an example of her reaching a certain comfort level.
She knows what her strengths are, and pokes fun at Carter after setting up a link to Colonel Holland - "Don't touch anything, you wouldn't want to ground the place." Although she's got immense respect and affection for Carter, however, she's not above pushing her tactics and arguing for what she believes is a superior operation maneuver - chain of command is respected as far as she doesn't have any ulterior motives. She attempts to hack into the data crystal she takes off of Six, which alerts Halsey to its presence and nearly lands Kat in the brig. Some prime examples of her ambition and pride are when she's telling Carter to back off "You're in my light, commander", and later arguing to a point of basically forcing him to call Colonel Holland about an operation she wanted to set up.
She does have her internal demons, however; during an operation she set up, she failed to notice an incoming banshee and was incapacitated to a point where Thom-293, the original Noble Six, took her armed nuke up to the Covenant warship and as a result perished in the explosion. Despite all her psych evaluations trying to convince her otherwise, she considers Thom's death to be her fault, and has a healthy guilt complex worked up as a result.
As a Spartan, she's familiar with working with Marines and Army and other military personnel, but she has absolutely no experience on the civilian side of life.
Abilities: In addition to rigorous military training that began when she was seven years old, She underwent chemically induced puberty, followed by a cocktail of chemicals that increased her bone and muscle density, gave her keener eyesight and hearing, and improved her reaction twitch times. Altogether, it made her stronger, faster, and harder to kill.
The armor adds an additional increase to her strength, endurance, and reactions, through titanium-alloy plating that is space-capable, and a titanium-weave undersuit that's lined with a liquid-crystal layer that can be integrated with an AI unit via an induction port by the neural implant. It's unclear whether or not Kat was equipped with one of these.
Items: Her prosthetic, her armor, a magnum with extra rounds, and a datapad. And a heavy does of sass. And emergency protein rations.
History: Humanity is at war on two fronts; the Covewnant, a conglomeration of alien races intent on destroying humanity for being 'blasphemous' to their religion, and the Insurrectionists, a movement that arose from mankind expanding to hundreds of colony planets and stretching the government and military thin. The Spartan project was created to train, augment, and armor supersoldiers to combat the Insurrection, and these Spartans then became mankind's most effective weapon against the Covenant.
The Spartan III Project was instituted years after the Spartan II project completed training.
Kat was orphaned when the Covenant glassed her home planet (bombarding it with superheated plasma that turns the ground into a slick, lifeless molten ball) and her family was killed. This made her eligible for the Spartan-III program, the cut down, mass produced version of the successful Spartan II program, which she was given a choice to join when she was six. Without any clear future, or understanding of what she would be undertaking, she agreed. She was a part of Beta company, but her brilliance with technology and strategies singled her out for Noble, an elite reconnaissance Spartan fireteam, which saved her from the massacre that was Operation: TORPEDO. She's put in the field after she recovers from the augmentations, at fourteen, and she spends the next near-decade fighting both Insurrectionists and Covenant, moving from engagement to engagement.
As the tactical brains of Nobe, she's been in charge of putting together operations. Most notably is the unnamed operation wherein Thom sacrifices himself to destroy the Covenant supercarrier, and Operation: UPPERCUT, a risky operation she devises that successfully destroys the initial Supercarrier - Long Night of Solace - over Reach, albeit losing Jorge-052 in the process.
Following UPPERCUT, Noble team is kept busy helping clear routes for evacuation craft out of New Alexandria, which is being swiftly overrun with Covenant ground forces and, as the night wears on, additional supercarriers glassing the surrounding areas. After seeing the last cluster of vehicles away, they make for a bunker underneath the city to escape the plasma bombardment, but Kat's lack of situation awareness and her inability to wait for her armor's shields to fully recharge causes her to miss the Covenant dropship overhead, and she's cut down by a single needler headshot from an Elite Zealot sniper.
She and Carter are the original, founding members of Noble team; the others have come and gone via rotations or, as happens in war, death. By the time of Halo: Reach, they have a mixed team of Alpha and Beta companies from the Spartan-IIIs, as well as a Spartan-II.