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Shado-A211
FaithA211TRU
Biographical information

Birthplace:

Oasis IV

Date of birth:

c. 2523

Gender:

Female

Height:

6'8"

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Dark Hazel

Political and military information

Spartan tag:

A211

Rank:

Chief Petty Officer

 


"I won't leave you, I promise. I will always take care of you.."
—Shado speaking to Jack quietly, whilst attending to his wounds.

Chief Petty Officer Shado-A211, birthname Shado Harper, and also known as Faith is a SPARTAN-IV commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command, attached to the UNSC Infinity, being a member of Fireteam Punisher. Faith was a member of Phoenix Team, an elite team of Spartans who fought during the Fall of Reach, after which it was disbanded she was the second in command of Punisher Team until the end of the Human-Covenant War.

BiographyEdit

Distraught after the death of her family, Shado (then known as Faith) volunteered for the Spartan-III program to get revenge on the Covenant who were responsible for her family's deaths. She was trained by Lieutenant Commander Kurt-051 Ambrose and Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez at Camp Currahee for six years. Shado, alongside Jack, Rebecca and Lauren, being chosen alongside Beta Company's Jon and Mark to be a part of Phoenix Team.

Early careerEdit

Phoenix was involved in an operation on Reach which involved the cooperation of an ONI agent. During a pursuit, it was revealed that the ONI agent was in league with insurrectionist activity, and ultimately shot and killed Phoenix's Commander, Jon to escape custody. After grieving alongside the fellow members of Phoenix, she still continued black operations with Phoenix.

Human-Covenant WarEdit

Fall of ReachEdit

During the Battle of Viery, Mark, Jack and Faith were aboard a UH-144 Falcon providing cover and overwatch for UNSC Army members, with the rest of Phoenix aboard the UNSC Grafton. When the CCS Battlecruiser, Long Night of Solace appeared, the Grafton was struck, and destroyed immediately, leaving the three Spartans aboard the Falcon as the surviving members of Phoenix.

On August 23rd, they participated in an evac operation with the specialized shock infantry unit known as the Bullfrogs, before being requested by Colonel Urban Holland, Commanding officer of Noble Team, to participate in an overwatch operation for Noble Team, during which, they provided fire support until they reached the interior of ONI's Sword Base.

After which, they all commenced exfiltration, in which the UH-144 Falcon they had was shot down near Aszod, on route to a forward operating base to get off planet. On his way there, the three encountered and rescued a group of civilians and military contractors to get them off planet as well. That choice resulted in them not being able to exfil with the civilian transport, and as such, gained transport to get to the UNSC Aegis Fate, which was leaving at Platform Charlie near the Ship-Breaking yards nearby. They did so, and successfully got off Reach.

Battle of EarthEdit

After being redeployed to Berlin, Germany, the three Spartans formed Punisher to take vengeance against the Covenant. When the Covenant invaded Earth, they participated in the defense of the city, alongside Shadow Team, ensuring the safe evacuation of the large civilian populace. After a major setback losing a firebase within the city, Shadow and Punisher were separated from each other, not seeing either team until a later date.

After which, this eventually be led to being deployed to different combat operations around the world from minor skirmishes in Britain, alongside Shadow, eventually reaching Sydney, Australia.

Bravo SixEdit

Punisher, now battle hardened, were redeployed to HIGHCOM Facility Bravo Six to ensure the safety of ONI documents and persons. During a large scale skirmish near Circular Quay, Mark was injured by a falling building, placing him trapped underneath the wreckage, leaving only Faith and Jack to defend the area. After hours of fighting, they eventually found the time to pull him from the wreckage, having fallen unconscious from his injuries.

With a man down, Faith and Jack continued to defend the areas, even after the main forces had headed to The Ark. With forces starting to retreat to head to 00, Faith was injured by a Fuel Rod blast, and attacked forces head on, almost causing her death. However with the Prophet of Truth dead, and the Covenant disbanded, it was only a matter of time before Sydney was taken back. The two of them were tasked to stand down, and report to HIGHCOM for debriefing, and stand-by protocols. Mark however was in the medical-ward, being tended to for his wounds sustained.

Post Human-Covenant WarEdit

After the war, Faith and the rest of Punisher were integrated into the SPARTAN-IV Program and assigned to a new team in the newly formed Spartan branch. Along with being placed in Fireteam Punisher, the Spartans were also assigned to the UNSC Infinity with several other Spartan teams under the command of Commander Sarah Palmer, Infinity CIC.

In 2554, after reports of a nuclear bombing of the UNSC's Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, Jack and Punisher were deployed to the Shah-i-Kot Valley to quell the insurgency, also encountering Covenant Asylum Seekers. During the raid, they recovered their former CO, Sam Mitchell, having been declared MIA since the Fall of Reach. After the operation, Jack and Punisher were returned to the Infinity for debriefing and a possible medal ceremony.

In 2555, Punisher was deployed to Taipan Science Base on a formerly glassed planet. During their time there, Jack and Shado eventually gave in to their feelings for each other, locking themselves in their personal barracks for hours, and did not return until 8 hours later. Having realized that they may compromise themselves, they kept their status hidden from Mark. Jack was shocked when he found out that one of the members of the security team was a Spartan III Headhunter - James Kozak. After a weeks time, CMDR Palmer decided that the science base was not worth protecting, and pulled Punisher out; and Kozak with them. Kozak then joined Punisher permanently.

In 2557, Fireteams Delta and Punisher were deployed to the UNSC's Kepler Research Station, to a distress call sent out by a stationed UNSC Infinity science team investigating a trapped artifact located inside of an asteroid belt occupying a nearby planet. After inserting by thrusters, they fended off enemy boarders, and secured the area using Insurrectionist Mantis' being used by the Insurrectionist's themselves. After a 30 minute firefight, the asteroid belt was secured, and the science team placed under Fireteam Mountain's supervision. After which, Delta and Punisher were extracted to the Infinity due to a distress call of the previously thought lost UNSC Frigate Forward Unto Dawn.

Unfortunately, upon exiting slipspace, the ship was immediately pulled into the planet, and both Delta and Punisher as well as other Spartan fireteams defended the ship from enemy boarders. They then participated in providing cover fire for Commander Thomas Lasky's Mammoth, attempting to destroy the gravity well that held Infinity in place. Once the operation succeeded, Infinity returned to Earth.

RequiemEdit

In 2558, Punisher participated in the Second Battle of Requiem, where they were deployed via Pelican to destroy AA weaponry destroying reconnaissance drones, during which, it was shot down by Forerunner Anti-Air, and caused it to crash on a remote island located 50 kilometres from Copernicus. Punisher, led by Jack, and housing two new members, Spartans Kevin Ryan, and Conor Smith, they eliminated the AA guns, and requested extraction for survivors from the UNSC Infinity. A short time later, whilst Faith, Jack and Mark were deployed to provide security for a recovering Armored Division, the UNSC Infinity was boarded by Promethean and Covenant forces, splitting Punisher into a smaller group due to the deaths of Spartan Ryan and Spartan Smith during the fighting.

After which, they assisted Fireteam Zulu during an HVT recovery mission, unfortunately resulting in the loss of Zulu, and injury of Jack due to an overwhelming Promethean force, and soon after, escaping aboard the INFINITY before the destruction of Requiem.

Traits and personalityEdit

A211

"Faith" in civilian attire.

Shado has a witty and playful personality and a small sense of cryptic humor laced with some sarcasm. She has neither arrogance nor false modesty about her combat skills. She did get bored often and easily. She has genuine, not indoctrinated loyalty to humanity and the UNSC, but exhibits devotion to Jack beyond that. She seemed to be the most loyal to him within their squad and is willing to help him with any task he requested of her.

She frequently joked with herself about having a relationship with the Jack and it is now implied that the two characters have developed some form of a relationship. At the Battle of Sydney, his promise to defend her was enough to pull herself together to help him, eventually defeating the enemies at hand. After which, their relationship continued to blossom. During a security detail at Taipan Science Base, their feelings could no longer be denied, and both of them were pulled into a personal barracks by each other, not returning for 8 hours. After this, their relationship was known by themselves only.

During her recruitment for the Spartan-III program, Faith would play practical jokes on the enemy forces, such as leaving heavy empty boxes of thermite charges to scare them, and ramming a M12 FAV into a compound wall labeled with C7 explosives. This gained a highly aggressive reputation from others, however despite that, she was selected by Major Sam Mitchell for the role of being the heavy weapons specialist within Phoenix Team.

List of appearancesEdit


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