Name: Galius “Ghost” Vansen
Appearance: You know me, I hate photos…
Tall , dark, and dangerous. Galius stands 6’1”, with black hair that waves down the back of his head, constantly wrapped and tied on mission to avoid getting in his way, Galius might have been a woman’s man, pretty and smooth, had he not chosen his line of work. The remnants of an explosion burn still mark the upper right side of his face. While not readily apparent, it’s visible if make eye contact with him for long enough. His eyes are a brown that is so deep it might as well be black and his rugged scruff facial hair complete the look.
His frame is completely ripped from his training (more on that below), but a massive scar can be seen across his neck, remnants from a gunshot wound that he survived. He certainly looks like a man who has seen a lot in his few days.
He rarely speaks as a result of his injury, and is often very stoic and calm. His nickname, Ghost, is a result of the quickness and silence that he typically moves with, because often if someone did not keep track of him actively, he would disappear when they turned their head.
Nationality: Earth. Scottish-American
Bio (what is in his file): Little is known of Galius’ past prior to his joining the TCMP. He was born of a Scottish mother and an American father who was a successful businessman. He enlisted at 18, seemingly fed up with a boring life among his parents in luxury. He quickly showed an aptitude for firearms, being top of his training class for side-arms and long rifles. After one deployment as a investigations support officer (see: glorified bodyguard), he returned to TCMP headquarters with rave reviews from his superiors.
His effectiveness, eagerness, and bravado made him a favorite among his commanders, and he was promoted and told that, were he willing, they wanted him to train and join the Vipers, the TCMP’s elite marksman squad. Following 4 years of training, Galius successfully completed his tasks and joined the Vipers, and was deployed on multiple missions in the following years.
He excelled as a sniper, providing cover and taking out targets without being spotted. His most reputable mission was the assassination of Max Alliser, a notable terrorist--In the middle of his compound in broad daylight. Unfortunately, Galius also suffered burns to his face from the escape on that mission, as he used an explosion to cover his exit.
His next mission, he was sent with a team of Vipers to root out a terrorist organization holed in the mountains of a mining colony on Eden III, a remote moon in Terran Territory. Galius was struck in the neck during a shootout when the mission went sideways. Details on the mission's failure are classified.
He spent the following 6 months going through multiple surgeries. He died twice on the operating table and the doctors managed to bring him back. Ultimately, through the miracles of modern medicine, they managed to keep him alive and he recovered from the injury. However, the gnarly scar is a obvious reminder of how close he was to death.
His injury changed him. He ceased to be smooth and charming, and rarely ever spoke. His vocal chords took damage, and his voice was a raspy growl that sounded like he was a man about to die, which may have something to do with it. He had been replaced on the Vipers, having been injured for so long, and was relegated to regular TCMP work, however, his superiors gave him a promotion for his efforts. He was effective at his job, but was a poor leader due to his stoic nature and intimidating stare. His lack of desire to communicate with anyone made it difficult to work with him as well.
He was born to be a soldier, and so they sent him under Sienna’s command, to see if they could still get some use out of his skills…
-Nautilus Special Operations Implants – Implants that are standard for the Viper organization, Galius’ right eye and forehead were fitted with a real-time tactical display that feeds him information about the battlefield around him, giving him locations of targets, surveillance, and various other information. The implants act as a HUD over his vision, and are immensely effective.
-Remington IE-1099 Rail Pistol – A large side-arm to be sure, that uses magnetic fields to project conventional bullets at high velocity, Galius carries this weapon everywhere, as it can double as a medium-range weapon in combat and in urgent situations for a properly trained marksman. 10 shot magazine.
-Underneath street clothes, Galius wears the Viper’s Armstech SKD (Specialized Kinetic Defense) armor. A lightweight fabric-like material that is very effective at protecting the wearer from light-arms fire. It is perfect for all times since it is practically weightless.
Equipment (combat) :
-Remington MK-999 Sniper Rifle – A conventional ammunition sniper rifle, the MK-999 is effective at ranges of up to 2 miles, provided the sniper can hit the target from there. The .50 caliber ammunition is perfect for armored and non-armored soft targets and light-armored heavy weaponry or vehicles. 12 shot magazine.
-Vertigo Corp EN-01 Energy Rifle – A medium-to-long range energy rifle, this rifle has about the longest effective range possible for an energy weapon, and is collapsible to boot. Galius carries this as a secondary for any robotic/shielded targets, as it fires a charged round that is effective at disabling and destroying non-human targets. 8 shot magazine
-Armstech AKD (Advanced Kinetic Defense) Armor – The combat armor of the Vipers, Galius wears this lightweight plate in combat. The plates are interlocking and designed for his body frame, so it provides for ample fire protection while being completely silent. While not heavy armor, it is effective at stopping medium arms fire, and comes equipped with multiple tools useful for a field operative, such as mechanics in the hands and boots of the armor that allow him to scale sheer surfaces by increasing the friction to the surface.
-EMP grenades – For disabling shields
Specialized skills: Galius is an expert marksman. He is skilled in direct combat as well as support roles. he chooses to carry long-range rifles, but is effective with assault rifles as well.