"What sort of ship are we flying here? Uncle Vaegyr's rest-home for hard-luck cases?"
First Appearance: CD:Chapter1:P1
Strengths: Melee, Crack-Shot
Weaknesses: Charisma, Humility, Spelling
Hal is an exceptionally talented engineer who seems to have had some formal military training in addition to his aborted engineering degree from Tau Ceti University. He boasts an ocular augmentation which gives advanced targeting and range-finding abilities. Hal is loved by all women, at least that’s how he reports it – actual evidence suggests otherwise. CD Database-Characters
Hal was eventually killed in ship-to-ship combat when he attacked a CDF squadron on a training mission.
Hal is a caucasian man of average height and build with short, blonde hair and a single blue eye, as his left eye is covered by an ocular aug. Hal is often seen attired in a t-shirt, trousers and sneakers.
- Sniper Rifle
Hal is almost completely self-centred with seemingly little or no regard for others lives, let-alone their needs and feelings, never afraid to leave a man behind or part ways if it will save his own skin. Hal appears to have a belief that he is God's gift to women and that they readily desire casual relations with him or should even feel privledged to bed him. He'll often call people mildly derogatory names such as "bible boy" and "babe" or play jokes on them that only he finds funny. The only person he actually seems to get mildly along with is Vaegyr.
Hal's basic goals appear to be little more than making money and more money. But he's also avoiding some displeased people from his somewhat hazardous past.
Hal studied engineering at Tau Ceti and, despite dropping out, has considerable engineering knowledge and experience, even for very old starships such as the Tantalus class Niobe. He joined the UTC Peace-keeping Force and eventually became a Spec-ops agent. Eventually he met Vaegyr on Grey Station who employed him as an engineer and extra combatant on Niobe.
Following the incident on the Prospero where Hal was shot in the leg by Dr. Daniel Qian and the subsequent amputation of the damaged limb, Hal separated from the Niobids on hostile terms. Hal re-surfaced approximately six months later in command of a salvage ship in a junk field orbiting Wakea V. Hal then tried his hand at piracy, when he attempted to forcibly salvage a CDF Training Squadron taking part in a graduation exercise under the direction of his former crewmate, Commander Kari Tyrell. The engagement was ended when the training squadron's Green Leader, Lieutenant Rachit, made a kamikaze run on the bridge of Hal's ship, killing both Hal and Lieutenant Rachit in the ensuing explosion.
The Making of Hal
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