Name: Carter West
Nicknames: The Grey Stroke
Social Status: Earthnoid
Carter has the standard build of a federation soldier, toned, and well built. He has dark hair, and slightly paled skin as he spent most of his time in doors, or in mobile suits he has had little time as of late to tan his body. His hair style is usually a formal slicked back style. He usually wears the standard federation uniform preferring to stay in the role of the usual soldier and not stand out as much as he can. His eye color is brown.
Adamant in his distaste for general Zeon supporters, thus most spacenoids, Carter has a natural burning flame in his soul that demands he takes vengeance for all the unnecessary casualties that Zeon has caused. His primary motive for continuing to fight in a active combative role is to make sure he can directly help end the war against Zeon even if it costs him his life. Carter has always hated people who blindly believe in their own zealous cause, and while he isn't blind to some of his own biased nature towards the Earth Federation he still fervently hates Zeon.
As a soldier Carter is polite, formal, and goes by the book usually but is not afraid to be casual when the occasion is not as serious. He tends to be a bit of a buzz kill at times though as he always has a mind on the current situation he is in no matter the circumstances. He doesn't tend to fear losing his men though he does mourn for those he does lose. He hopes one day that men like them won't need to make sacrifices, and while some may call him brave he doesn't view it as such himself. As often as he'd risk his own life in a combat scenario in a crazy stunt he does so in order to try to help the others in his group come out alive.
Outside of his attitude as a soldier Carter is a simple man with simple pleasures enjoying quiet places, and dreams of one day leaving the military though he knows how unlikely that will be after committing murder, and fighting Zeon so much that he wonders if that is possible. While not a deviant he does enjoy the company of women a little more than he should but he tends to keep that part of himself buried deep down inside of his mind. He is first off a soldier now, and he is perfectly willing to do what he has to for the military.
Biography/History: Born during more peaceful times on Earth to an American family young Carter West was thrown into a troubled family life. His parents after his birth were often fighting, and this left an impression on young Carter who grew up scared of adult around him. His life wasn't an easy one as a young babe but Carter was eventually taken in by his grand parents after his mother, and father divorced and neither of them was granted custody due to neither of them being deemed as reputable enough for raising a child. Carter's grand father was a gentler man than his father but was still stern, and rough around the edges. His grand mother was a retired doctor, and tried her best to make sure her grand son didn't turn into a deviant but only partly succeeded.
Growing up with his grand parents made Carter more accepting of other people than some would think. He was taught with a good old fashioned style of respecting everyone but always carrying around a big stick (figuratively) in order to deal with bullies. He didn't tolerate being bullied, and often got into fights as he got older in order to prove a point. Refusing to take anything lying down Carter held fast to whatever he believed in, and had no intentions of going into space content to dream up a home on Earth as a young man something like his grand father who was now working in a computer field.
As he got older though he experienced the events that would go onto haunt the world he lived in as the space colonies slowly, and surely grew more, and more discontent. At first he ignored the politics behind it as he kept up his work to become a software engineer as a budding teenager with the encouragement of his grand parents. However as he learned more, and more he began to become worried about the course of events that were taking place in the colonies. Fearful of what it may mean for independence in space may mean for those who lived on Earth.
Eventually however Zeon broke free, and declared themselves independent. Soon after Carter decided to join the military after what was going on in space. Having been physically fit due to his grand father taking him hunting, and encouraging a healthy life style he quite handily made it into the military. He was enrolled into the science divisions as a test pilot for some of the machines they were making to combat Zeon. However he was eventually forced to fight in the fields as he was put into a GM suit he was put into a squad of his peers. He mainly fought in minor battles on the side lines however among his peers he gained the title of 'Grey Stroke' after he burnt off all of his unit's paint and coutinued to fight in a battle despite taking extensive damage to his GM and coming out on top. Though he has lost most of his old friends his resolve to beat back Zeon has only strengthen with the gassing, and colony drops on Earth.
Skill Set: Ace Pilot, Adept Marksmanship, Improved Spacial Awareness
Mobile Weapon: gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RGM-79GS_GM_Com…
Description/Picture: The standard GM Model however it has been emblazoned with a darker smokey grey color scheme instead of standard red.vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/im…
Weapons and Operational Systems of Mobile Suit:
2 x 60mm Vulcan Gun
2 x Beam Saber
NFHI RGM-M-Sh-AGD Shield
BOWA BG-M-79F-3A Beam Gun
HWF GMG·MG79-90mm Bullpup Machine Gun
BLASH HB-L-03/N-STD Hyper Bazooka (optional)