Kojo "Romeo" Agu (Service Number 14606-85099-KA) is a UNSC Marine Shock Trooper, who served during the Battle of Ariel and the Battle of Earth in 2552. During the Battle of Earth, he was a part of a Squad led by GySgt Edward Buck.
He is shown interacting aggressively or abrasively with almost every squad member, as they will tell him to show some respect, including striking the Rookie with his sniper rifle to wake him up. He is good friends with Dutch, the squad's heavy weapons specialist. In his old unit, Romeo racked-up multiple code of conduct violations, any one of which should have resulted in demotion -- or worse. However, he was kept because the UNSC were running out of battle tested snipers, and Romeo is one of the best. He is a consummate combatant but also saw himself as something of a ladies' man. He is proud of his colonial background, and doesn't hold much respect toward Earth. Prior to the Battle of Earth, he had never been to Earth, and had only seen it from the window of a transport.
Romeo was born in the Castra arcology in Castra on Madrigal in 2524. His homeworld was glassed by the Covenant when he was only four years-old, but he managed to survive the glassing. Before enlisting in 2541, he served in the UNSC Commercial Fleet as a Merchant Marine. He later became an ODST when he angered the Governor at the colony of Castra by having an affair with said Governor's wife. This prompted the Governor to call upon people he knew in the UNSC who in turn sent Romeo into the ODST to keep him away from the Governor's wife. During his tenure with the ODSTs, Romeo served on various colony planets, such as Coral, Mamore, New Jerusalem, and Beta Gabriel, with a remarkable 100% kill rate.
In early 2552, Romeo and Dutch served in an ODST unit commanded by MSgt Frost. Before being deployed to planet Ariel, he and another ODST were discussing the Spartans and expressed extreme disbelief over their claimed fighting prowess. When another ODST, Brimley heard this, he told them that a teenage Spartan trainee had killed his friend Langston 27 years ago. In his typical fashion, Romeo burst out laughing, ridiculing Langston for being killed by a teenager. This led to a fight with Brimley, and Romeo was coming off worse until Dutch interfered in the fight. Sergeant Frost confined them both to their quarters because of the fight.
Later, inside Ariel's generator complex, Romeo and Dutch were cut off from the remainder of the ODST unit. It was there that they learned that the Covenant was digging for something. After a brief engagement with two Elites (whose corpses were later used as shields to survive a generator explosion), the two found an injured Grunt. They attempted to interrogate it, but its only reply was "knowing". Romeo pretended to let the Grunt go before killing it, believing it to be a liability.
After evading three Grunts and a legion of Elites, the two made plans to steal a Phantom. They proceeded to kill a Grunt, use its corpse as a ruse, and then eliminate several Covenant infantrymen guarding the Phantom. However, an Elite managed to down the ship. The ODSTs bailed out before it crashed, falling through a building's skylight and into a building where the planet's missing colonists were being held hostage by a Grunt.
The ODSTs made short work of the Grunt and learned that the colonists had been forced to dig deep into the planet's surface, activating several traps along the way. The ODSTs entered the dig site intending to liberate other colonists; it was there that they found what the Covenant was looking for: an alien construct called The Knowing. If the Covenant got their hands on it, then they could wipe out humanity down to their last DNA strand.
Though Dutch believed that the Knowing would be beneficial to the UNSC, Romeo preferred to destroy it (per ONI standing orders). Romeo asked the Knowing to activate its self-destruct and direct them out of the complex. As they made their way out, Romeo tripped over a Grunt's body and broke his ankle. Dutch carried him and managed to escape the blast. When they got back to the surface, they were reunited with their squad, who had seen the Covenant fleeing the planet because of Knowing's destruction.
Later, Dutch visited Romeo while he was on the the infirmary bed. Romeo stated that he filed in a transfer to be with Dutch; he told his friend that he withdrew his. They both tried Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who would go.
During the Battle of Earth in October 20, 2552, Romeo served as a Marksman in an ODST squad led by GySgt Edward Buck. The squad was a part of a larger ODST unit, with a mission to attack the Prophet of Regret's Assault Carrier stationed over Earth's city of New Mombasa. At the last moment before the drop, an ONI operative known as Dare took command of the squad in order to use them for her own classified mission.
In mid-drop, Dare ordered the squad to adjust their drop pods' trajectories away from the carrier. Right after this, though, the carrier jumped into Slipspace above the city, generating a massive EMP/Radiation shockwave which disabled the pods' electronic systems. The pods were scattered around the city due to the blast.
Right after the drop, Romeo landed near Tayari Plaza and saved Buck's life by shooting an Engineer armed as a bomb. Reunited with Buck, the two made their way to the NMPD Headquarters building where they would hopefully get information of their other squadmates' whereabouts.
Three hours after the drop, around 19:15, Dutch and Mickey had acquired a ride on an NMPD Pelican dropship, and were ready to pick up Romeo and Buck from a platform of the NMPD Headquarters, but before they could land, they were shot down by two Banshees. Romeo and Buck then proceeded to find and rescue their squad mates.
After finding the downed Pelican site to find that their squadmates were unscathed, Romeo, Buck, and the other ODSTs defended their position from Banshees and Phantoms, until a Brute Chieftain arrived and impaled Romeo in the chest with the blade side of his Gravity Hammer. The rest of the squad managed to kill the Chieftain, before realizing that Romeo had been wounded from the impact of the blow. The squad headed for Kikowani Station, to escape the city through train tunnels, but realized the whole sector had been flooded by water. Here, Romeo's condition was getting worse. After Buck had administered Biofoam to Romeo's punctured lung, the squad decided a risky move to hijack a Phantom, and finally escape the city. Eventually, Romeo and the rest of the squad escaped New Mombasa aboard the captured Phantom after going back and finding both the Rookie and Dare. They were last seen a month later, in an orbital ONI facility.
Romeo taking aim.
Romeo in Halo: Helljumper.
Romeo in the nighttime city.
A Halo 3: ODST render of Romeo with his SRS99D.
A close look up of Romeo with his helmet.
A pre-production concept art of Romeo.
Romeo's avatar, as seen on Bungie.net when viewing Halo 3: ODST's service records.
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers
|Capt. Veronica Dare | GySgt. Edward Buck | Cpl. Taylor "Dutch" Miles | LCpl. Kojo "Romeo" Agu | LCpl. "Rookie" | PFC Michael "Mickey" Crespo|
|Release date||Unknown edit|
|Quest NPC?||Yes - Romeo and Juliet|
|Location||Centre of Varrock|
|Examine||Rather dense and soppy looking.|
|Notable features||Heartbroken man.|
Romeo Gontamue is one of Varrock's minor nobles, and is a central character in the Romeo & Juliet Quest, where the player must attempt to unite Romeo with his love, Juliet. He, along with Juliet and the quest, is a direct reference to the famous Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is notably different from the character in the play, however, as the RuneScape version appears to be foppish, slow-witted and idiotic. He has trouble with wording his sentences correctly and cannot grasp the basic plan of the quest, thinking that Juliet is a ghost towards the end of the quest and running away.
Romeo begins the Romeo & Juliet quest, and can be generally found in Varrock Square, by the fountain. However, he also has a rather large wander radius for a Quest NPC, and has been known to wander as far as Varrock East Bank, the General Store, and even the coutryard of Varrock Castle. He is easy enough to spot, however. He dresses flamboyantly and holds a bouquet of flowers, similar to the wieldable flowers obtainable by members.
|Chronological and political information|
Romeo Treblanc was a holodrama actor and later businessman who owned the Galaxies Opera House of Coruscant. Always in the limelight, Treblanc used his fame to mask the fact that he had a severe gambling problem. He would constantly journey to the Outer Rim Territories to observe and bet on illegal podraces, usually to no success. On one trip to Tatooine to see the prestigious Boonta Eve Classic podrace, Treblanc encountered Diva Shaliqua, a Theelin halfbreed in which he saw great operatic potential.
Unfortunately for Treblanc, his string of poor gambling luck sent him plummeting into financial ruin. A stroke of good fortune befell him, however, when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine offered to clear all his debts in return for a high-security private box at Galaxies. Treblanc happily accepted, and even gave the supplier of the funds, Ottegru Grey, a lifetime pass to the Opera House. Treblanc then returned to Tatooine and freed Shaliqua, hoping to give her a part in an upcoming musical. However, she fled his custody, taking some of his possessions, and he found himself once again the arbiter of a poor financial gambit. The Opera House flourished, however, and during the Clone Wars, it played host to many members of Coruscant high society.
Romeo Treblanc began his career in the entertainment industry as a holodrama actor. This profession garnered him a considerable amount of public notice, and he found himself surrounded by the rich and famous. He retired early, but he still loved the attention and glamor of his life as an actor. As such, he continued to keep the Coruscanti high-life in proximity, and always made sure he had at least one foot in the limelight. Seeking to prolong his success and fame further, he pooled his money into the founding of the Galaxies Opera House. Located in the upper Uscru District of Galactic City, the House would become one of the foremost entertainment centers on the planet.
Treblanc's fame soon served as a smokescreen, however, to disguise his true nature: that of a gambler. At first addicted to simple card and dice games, Treblanc started to express an interest in the illegal and highly dangerous sport of podracing. To avoid tarnishing his name, he would travel wearing simple disguises and adopting aliases. Sometimes, he would travel to the Outer Rim worlds that allowed the sport as the guest of underworld crime lords, such as the Hutts.
When attending the Boonta Eve Classic as Gardulla the Elder's guest, Treblanc encountered a slave by the name of Diva Shaliqua. Shaliqua was a rare half-breed Theelin; the species was considered to be amongst the greatest opera singers in the galaxy. Treblanc took great interest in Shaliqua, and claimed that she had untapped talent and potential. Upon departing, he promised to see her at next year's Boonta Eve Race.
Despite this possibly advantageous discovery, Treblanc was not a particularly skilled gambler, but this did not deter his enthusiasm. Eventually, his determination drove him into deep debt. When he was on the brink of losing the Galaxies Opera House, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine approached him with an offer: he would subtly cover Treblanc's gambling debts, in exchange for a private box with heightened security measures. Treblanc hastily agreed, and also offered Ottegru Grey, who the funds had apparently come from, a lifetime pass to the opera house.
As he had promised, Treblanc returned to Tatooine and the Boonta Eve Classic to see Diva Shaliqua once more. His debts paid, he was able to buy her from her master, Jabba Desilijic Tiure, who had lost interest in the Theelin. Treblanc freed Shaliqua, and took her back to Coruscant, where he hoped give her a small role in an upcoming musical playing at the opera house. Unfortunately for Treblanc, and Shaliqua, the young half-Theelin left only hours after reaching the capital, taking only her emancipation papers and several items of value from Treblanc's residence. Once again, Treblanc found that he had made a poor investment.
Despite this, the Opera House continued to do solid business. In 19 BBY, Treblanc attended a showing of "Squid Lake," and shared his private box with Ottegru Grey, Tannon Praji, and Onara Kuat. Palpatine, his benefactor, was also in attendance, in one of his first public appearances following the Battle of Coruscant.
Romeo Treblanc loved the limelight: having grown accustomed to it during his days as a holodrama star, he sought to perpetuate it through the rest of his life. While at first this was purely for enjoyment, he began using it to mask his unsavory appetite for gambling. He was, however, a particularly poor gambler; a fact that would not be so damaging if he had restricted himself to dice and cards. Instead, his addiction to the high-octane sport of podracing drove him deeper into debt. During his sojourns to the Outer Rim, he used disguises and aliases to great effect, probably due to his acting experience. Despite the need for subtlety, Treblanc scouted for talent during his Outer Rim trips coming across Diva Shaliqua. He trusted her enough to free her, but once again, his financial judgment proved poor when she left him. Treblanc was also grateful for whatever help he could get, offering free services to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and Ottegru Grey, the two men that had saved him from his debt.
Romeo Treblanc first appeared in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, as a background character in the Galaxies Opera House scene. He was played by Rob Coleman. The backstory of the character was developed by Aaron Sinner and Benjamin Christopher Norton Dawe through StarWars.com's Hyperspace feature, "What's The Story?." Sinner had originally chosen the name of "Bor Nameloc," an anagram of "Rob Coleman," but Dawe's alternate anagram of "Romeo Treblanc" was used instead. Sinner contributed the bulk of the entry, but Dawe wrote the retcon consolidated Coleman's cameo in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with his Sith one, effectively retroactively placing Treblanc into the former. Treblanc's backstory was later greatly elaborated on by "nelwyn53100" and Nathan O'Keefe through the Diva Shaliqua entry in the Databank, which expanded his exploits on the Outer Rim. It was once again expanded by Zack Bossan and "magicofmyth2" through the Ottegru Grey entry, which added context to Palpatine's generosity. The character was later given an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.