Freelancer Profile: Agent Missouri
Setting: Pre Season 9
Current Status: Unknown
Name: Walter Schmidt (prefers to be called by his full code name, rather than 'Miss'. Will be explained why in history)
Role in Freelancer: Close-Quarter's expert, Vehicle expert, Combat Medic
Apperance: Missouri stands at around 6.2 feet tall, has a scar over his right eye, short brown hair with most of it is shaven off to give a Mohawk appearance, and brown eyes.
Armor: Missouri's style of armor is the Mark V[B] variant with Commando Helmet with black visor and a UA/FC-I attachment (not shown in image), ODST Shoulder Pads, Tactical/LRP chest, Assault/Breacher gear on his left wrist, a tactical/trauma kit strapped to his left thigh, and wears FJ/Para knee guards. Colors are a Ice Blue for Primary, with Tan as his secondary. When not geared up for combat, his dressed for the streets. That is a standard T-shirt, Jeans, and Dog boots. Also sports a Lamborghini hat for some reason.
Personality: Missouri tries to be a friend to all Freelancers but has some issues with this due to the other agent's personalities. Never the less, he has very good friendships with Wash, York, the Twins, Carolina and California and also developed a very close relationship with Michigan. Due to his German heritage (in this case, Missouri is a distant relative of Oberfeldwebel [Senior Platoon Sargent] Hans Wolf Schmidt, a Assault Troop Commander during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942), Missouri understands the bigger picture when it comes to performing missions and also has considerable leadership skills and also capable of inspiring morale in his fellow Freelancers in difficult times and never thinks of himself in battle. Capable of speaking 4 different languages, which are English, German, Russian and Hungarian (due to his past) and also has a very strong interest in engines and vehicles, and also history, predominantly the Battle of Stalingrad.
Weapons: Proficient in all UNSC firearms, but prefers a M45 Tactical Shotgun as his main weapon. Also sports a MA37 Assault Rifle for when targets are in longer ranges. Also carries a modified combat knife for assassinations, that is it has his original name engraved into the blade and also has his dog tags strapped to the handle.
Armour Ability: Drop Shield. The Director saw that Missouri would defiantly need some sort of protection whilst providing first aid to any freelancer that was either injured or wounded in battle, so the Director developed for him the Drop Shield. Similar to what ONI Beta-5 Division had developed for the SPARTANs. However unlike theirs, Missouri's didn't have the regeneration side effect developed into the dome, ONI's was a purplish colour, where as Missouri's was a bright Green Colour and also, unlike ONI's where once it took moderate damage, it would deactivate in some of the worst times possible (such as under heavy fire), where as Missouri's was capable of taking very high amounts of damage and could be deactivate as his own personal will.
AI: Missouri's AI that was assigned to him was Lambda. Lambda was Alpha's Inspiration when it was segregated from Alpha. Missouri was chosen for this AI due to his ideas in battle (look in personality for understanding) and that Lambda also shared the same traits. This was a smart move for sometimes after missions, when Missouri was tired and also felt depressed due to the stress of the mission, Lambda (and sometimes with Carolina and Wash helping out) would always find a way to make Missouri feel happy and be his usual self. The avatar appearance of Lambda is of a woman in her mid-twenties, wearing a leather jacket, jeans and work boots, with fingerless rappelling gloves on both hands along with a bandage on her right lower arm. Lambda's colour for when she appears is that of a dark yellowish colour.
History: Missouri was born in Berlin, Germany in 2521. During his childhood, although it was a bit demoralising due to increasing threats of Insurrectionists and later the Covenant attack on Harvest and the outer colonies, it was a sound and happy one. After his 18th Birthday, he signed up for the UNSC, and volunteered to join the ODSTs. After completing his training, Missouri was assigned to the 11th Shock Troops Battalion, and was involved in a multitude of missions before being assigned to Reach for garrison duties. During his time with his Battalion, although he had not proceeded higher than a Corporal, his motivational skills did help in some of their most successful ops. Also during his time on Reach and with his battalion, he was already fluent in both German and English by this stage, he also successfully mastered Hungarian and Russian. (Hungarian due to the fact the original colonists for Reach were from Eastern Europe, mainly Hungary, hence that and his Russian due to the fact in his battalion he made at least 8 friends who were from Russia). It was by this stage, Project Freelancer started to take notice of Missouri and his particular skills that he had, and eventually Project Freelancer recruited Missouri to their ranks. Once inducted, the Director, the Counselor and all of the Freelancers were curious as to see what skills he had. During a simulation attack on the Mother of Intervention, which involved Missouri, Carolina, Wyoming, C.T., Tennessee and Utah, Utah was injured from 5 Needler rounds in his right leg, upon which Missouri did what he was trained for in the ODSTs and provided what aid he could before Carolina took a Spiker Round through her left leg. Missouri patched up her injuries and saw at this point that Wyoming, C.T. and Tennessee believe that the best thing to do was to fall back. Upon hearing this, Missouri gave out a small, yet effective speech to his comrades, which boosted their confidence immensely and after requisitioning Carolina's Shotgun from her, Missouri took effective command of the situation, improvising the original plan when needed and occasionally providing words of encouragement, the team completed the mission successfully. During this, everyone was amazed at what they saw, even the Director for that matter. After the simulation was over, both the Director, the Counselor and Carolina all met up with Missouri about his life, his training and his heritage. Once the chat was over, the Director offered Missouri the role of Team Leader due to his motivational and leadership skills (the role which Carolina holds during Season 9's briefing). Upon hearing this, both Carolina and Missouri were stunned at this; Carolina for that is her primary role is team leader, and for Missouri due to the fact he never planned for this to happen. However, to everyone's surprise (and Carolina's relief) Missouri turned down the request for this role, but instead opted the roles as a combat medic, along with close-quarters expert and a vehicle expert, as it was he was trained for and also that his unique skills would prove useful to the Freelancers provided he wasn't injured at any time. Missouri's request was approved and he was set to receive he new armour. After the proposed offer, Carolina commended Missouri for his first aid, motivation and leadership skills during the simulation test and it was at this point Missouri met York, who also commended Missouri for his skills. When inquired about his motivation, Missouri simply said that "Morale is the key element in battle. Strong Morale means a stronger resolve and it also means we can come home in one piece". It was here that the three became solid friends. Some time after receiving his armour, Missouri ran into South Dakota in the Mess hall. Here, South came up with the nick-name of 'Miss'. After hearing this, Missouri politely told South to stop it, but she kept on annoying him with the name. After at least seven times of telling her to stop it, and by this time North came into the Mess, Missouri eventually lost the plot and managed to slam South into the floor and the Wall, all before she even could lift up a fist to defend herself. In fact, the only thing that North saw out of that was just a blur. After South was struggling to get back up, North came to stop this, and after inquiring into what had happened, North sided with Missouri's actions and, to add insult to injury, threatened to let Missouri perform his same moves should he be called 'Miss' again. Initially South was angry at her brother's decision and threat, but after seeing Missouri offering her assistance to get back to her room, she immediately declared a truce between them and after that, became good friends with Missouri. Since this time, he has proven himself well within the ranks of Project Freelancer and also knows that if there was anything that was going to stop both the Covenant and the Insurrectionists, it was Project Freelancer.
"Ich Tu Dir Weh!" (I hurt You!) - A taunt that Missouri says after killing enemy forces.
"Just because I'm German, does not mean I CAN'T Hurt you!" - One of Missouri's taunts when engaging enemy forces, a possible reference to the limitations on the German Army after WWI.
"Morale is the key element in battle. Strong Morale means a stronger resolve and it also means we can come home in one piece" - Missouri's response to York and Carolina's inquire into his unique skills he has.
"When it comes to the heat of the battle, our strength will not be numbers or our abilities, but by our determination to ensure that we will complete the mission is where we will succeed in." - Missouri whilst talking to one of his fellow Freelancers after a mission.
"Vy slyshali yeye tovarishchi" (You heard her comrades!) - Missouri inspiring his fellow Freelancers to follow Carolina's inspiration.