Alpha Squadron

When Captain Arondight was forced to retreat from the battle that took his ship, Alpha Squadron came with him. Together they collected the small group of civilian ships and located Battlestar Nausica.

Name: Lance Harding
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Checkmate
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Checkmate is the squad leader, second-in-command only to the CAG himself when it comes to this group. He takes his job seriously, but he is known to fly off the handle when things aren’t done his way. He also has a bit of an ego on him and has no trouble flaunting his good looks around the ladies (and the occasional man), to the ire of his ‘girlfriend,’ Monarch. Baller is his brother.

Name: Sofie Reya
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Monarch
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

Monarch considers it her job to look after the group when Checkmate is too busy showing off. She cares deeply for everyone, but oftentimes she lets her own feelings get in the way of things. Her strongest personality trait can manifest itself in one of two ways: intense loyalty and protectiveness, or overpowering jealousy.

Name: Broderick Harding
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Baller
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Though he definitely has a knack for flying, Baller would honestly prefer to be in the gym. He wanted to be a pyramid player but his parents weren’t keen on the idea. He picked what was, in his mind, the next best thing. He is nearly as cocky as his brother, but is much more cool-headed.

Name: Hollyn Kiani
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Barley
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

Barley became a Viper pilot to protect life, which she values deeply. This has put her at odds with Reaver on a number of occasions, and Reaver’s mean streak knows just what to say to exacerbate Barley’s over-sensitivity. However, she is a team player and tries her best to rise above for the sake of the group.

Name: Vienna ‘Vi’ Alderi
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Javelin
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

Javelin is one of the best pilots in the group – neck and neck with Reaver. She has a head for tactics and knows when to press forward and when to back down. She is a fierce fighter, but her intelligence and intuition are what make her great. As good as she is in a fight, socially she is rather standoffish and difficult to approach.

Name: Ringo Allers
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Whiskey
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

It’s a good thing Whiskey is good in the cockpit – she is far too immature to be merely ‘okay.’ She is flaky, absent-minded, and melodramatic. Most of the time she gets along okay with everyone because she is quite friendly, but she does like to stir the pot.

Name: Leopold ‘Leo’ Thorne
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Tempo
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Tempo isn’t your average Viper jockey. Though he can certainly hold his own in a fight, he is much more sensitive than one would expect from the stereotypically douche-ridden crowd. Shadow, his closest friend, says he has an artist’s soul. He is surprisingly outgoing considering this.

Name: Marley Waelyn
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Shadow
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

In direct contrast to her closest friend, Tempo, Shadow is very quiet and reserved. She keeps to herself when not in the cockpit, spending most of her time either with Tempo or alone. When fighting, she is very brave, but shows more mercy than most of the others.

Name: Alexander ‘Xander’ Falcion
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Reaver
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Reaver is, along with Javelin, the best pilot of the bunch. The problem is, he knows it. He is also not happy that he is merely tying for Ace – he is in constant competition to prove himself better than her. He is reckless and sometimes even brutish, but he also displays incredible focus when he is fighting.

Name: Candace Taylor
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Vixen
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Position: Viper Pilot

Though a formidable fighter, Vixen’s most notable trait is her appearance. She is stunning, despite the grueling work of keeping watch over Nausica and her accompanying ships. This fact is not lost on her – she is flirtatious and confident, and extremely self-centered. Her easy manner with men is often difficult for Gearbox, her significant other, to deal with.

Name: Dalton Winters
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Gearbox
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Gearbox doesn’t fit in well with the rest of the group, partially because he is socially awkward and partially because of the low self-esteem he developed after an accident during flight training left him scarred. He doesn’t know why Vixen stays with him, but he is thankful every day that she does. More than being a good pilot, Gearbox is good with technology and uses a Viper’s systems to his full advantage.

Name: Tybolt Esperon
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Joker
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Position: Viper Pilot

Joker is the runt of the group, both in stature and in rank. He is the youngest of the guys, and the newest recruit so the others still haze him sometimes. He laughs it off, using his sharp sense of humor to bounce back. He is new and still inexperienced, but the CAG sees a lot of potential in him.

Name: Peter Vanlith
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Diablo
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Position: Raptor Pilot

As Raptor pilot, sometimes Diablo is left out from the affairs of the Viper pilots (though he doesn’t always have a problem with this). He is fine with being on his own. He is a very forthright and honest person – the only stipulation being that he expects the same thing from others. He is also a bit of an idealist. Checkmate and Baller are his cousins. They used to be close when they were young, but have since drifted apart a bit.

Name: Elsy Kaige
Rank: Lieutenant
Callsign: Deadbolt
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Position: Raptor ECO

Deadbolt is the other newbie of the group; she joined Alpha Squadron a mere month before Joker did. She is clearly very intelligent – her work has demonstrated that. However, she is clearly still very naive and innocent, which some of the less kind members of the group have not hesitated to take advantage of. Still, she remains friendly and vibrant.

Alpha Squadron

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