Axel Terys a.k.a. "Ripper"Role
Dropship Pilot rated for Transport, Scouting and SurveillancePlayer
JingoMilitary service record/awards/ranks
Axel was a deep space scout for Terran Expeditionary Forces for years before seeing combat on the first Zerg invasion of Char. Frequent entries into hot zones and a narrow escape from the first Infestation honed his skills as a Wraith pilot with over 80 confirmed kills. His frequent frustration with the Phantom System configuration led him to move on to Dropship piloting, being the sturdier craft.
Axel holds the rank of Lieutenant in the Terran Air Command. He's been awarded twice with declarations of extreme bravery.Home planet
Space-born, on Zulu Eta Station off the third colony.Bio
Living, breathing and eating Aeronautics, Axel was headed for a promising career in Applied Astrophysics when a University prank lead to an academic dismissal. He pursued and acquired his Piloting License at the young age of 23 and enlisted in the Expeditionary Forces one year later. Much of his more intellectual potential ended up wasted as he quickly fell in love with the dynamic and dangerous life of an ANA hybrid pilot, equally at home flying in the atmosphere as well as deep space.
Gregarious and social, he met many friends in the Expeditionary forces, and after the first Zerg conflict on Char, he and his best friend were enlisted into the military. He quickly found a place in the aTAC and his friend soon became an accomplished Goliath pilot.
At the time the Terran Air Command began experimenting with outfitting their Wraith class light fighters with phantom cloaking systems, and needed skilled pilots to engage in hit-and-run missions into infested territory. It was after one of the most brutal conflicts that Axel saw his friend overrun in a last-ditch hold-out, and attempted a brutal air-drop rescue. The pilot was trapped in his Goliath and the exosuit was simply too heavy for transport out, and he was forced to leave him behind.
It was after this incident Axel requested transfer into the Transport Corps. After two stints planet-side, he's currently fleeing the Mengsk regime in search of connecting with some hold-out Colonial loyalists.Personality
Axel is brash and overconfident, matched by a somewhat fatalistic optimism and a cheerful demeanor.Strengths/Weakness
Fearless, and consummately skilled (Able to pilot almost all light craft in the Terran Air Command, and even has some experience with frigates and larger craft), Axel has quick reflexes and keen observational skills, and is unmatched in figuring his way around a ship's systems. However, occasionally prone to being fatalistic, and subsequently his leadership qualities leave something to be desired. And though he is a reasonable crack shot, he has no experience with heavy weaponry or hand-to-hand combat.