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Veronica Dare
Biographical information
Physical description
Rank

Captain[1]

Gender

Female

Height

5'7 (170cm)

Weapons
Equipment
Vehicles

UNSC Say My Name

Hair color

Blonde (Natural Brunette)

Eye color

Blue

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Subclasses

Navy Captain/ODST

Affiliation

UNSC Navy

  [Source]
"Orders are orders."
—Veronica Dare

Veronica Dare[2][3] is a Captain in the UNSC Navy and an Intelligence Officer in Section One of the Office of Naval Intelligence.[4][5] During the Battle of Earth, she took command of a Shock Trooper squad led by Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck.

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Biography

Veronica Dare was a graduate of a Naval Academy, likely the Officer Candidate School on Luna, which led to her eventual posting with the Office of Naval Intelligence[6].

Some years prior to the Battle of Earth, she was in a romantic relationship with Edward Buck and was, for a time, assigned to the UNSC Say My Name as an Intelligence Officer.[7] It is also stated that she took part in the Battle of Reach, along with Buck.[8]

On October 20, 2552, during the Battle of Earth, a large ODST force was to be inserted onto the Prophet of Regret's Assault Carrier stationed over New Mombasa. Dare however, was under orders to perform a classified mission in the city and she needed a squad of ODSTs for it. Dare requested a particular ODST squad from an unnamed Admiral aboard the UNSC Say My Name to partake in her mission.[9] The admiral was hesitant at first, but was forced to fullfill her request, seeing she was actually an ONI Section One operative and therefore did not report to the Fleet.[10]

Moments before the ODSTs' drop, Dare, wearing an ONI's Recon variant of the ODST armor, took command of the squad led by GySgt Edward Buck, causing some confusion among the squad members,[11] and told him that attacking the Carrier was not their mission anymore.[12] During the drop, she ordered the squad to change their Drop Pods' course at the last moment so they could perform her mission, just as the ship entered Slipspace, damaging the city and releasing a large EMP wave which disabled the pods' electronic systems and scattered them around the city. Dare's pod landed in Tayari Plaza.[13] However, she was stuck in her pod, so she radioed Buck for help. But when he arrives at her location, her pod is empty; he presumes her dead when he sees her helmet in the grasp of an unknown contact. Thinking it would kill Buck, Romeo kills it and in the resulting explosion her Recon Helmet is launched through a window and into the TV Screen where the Rookie finds it later.

Six hours after drop, Dare was revealed to be alive, having made her way to sub-level 9 of the Superintendent's data center. Following her trail was the Rookie; Dare was surprised to see him. With him, she makes her way to the core, explaining to the Rookie that their original mission was to retrieve crucial information that the Superintendent has on a seismic anomaly prior to the Covenant invasion. The mission, however, would've been suicide to go alone, as Dare needed a team behind her. As there were only two ODSTs battling through Covenant forces, Dare was impressed with the Rookie, amazed he survived alone in the city.

When they got to the Data Center, she discovered an Engineer that she initially believed was trying to harm Vergil. Upon further investigation, she had realized the Engineer was actually trying to help the Superintendent by repairing it. Her investigation also led her to believe that the Engineer was assimilating the Superintendent's data in order to help the UNSC discover the Covenant's intentions for the city. With the data secure inside the Engineer, the Rookie and Dare began an attempt to evacuate it to the surface.

The trio rendezvoused with Buck, who had figured out where Dare was, just as the Brutes start swarming the core. Once they reached an elevator, Dare punches him in the face for "abandoning the mission". Buck complained that she was missing and his squad was scattered, only for Dare to spontaneously kiss him for coming back; they both became embarrassed with the Rookie and Vergil looking on. Upon getting back to the surface, already a Covenant armada comes out of Slipspace over New Mombasa. Dare was dismayed that Buck neglected to mention it; he snapped that he was too busy watching out for Vergil; they argue to the point where Dare confesses that she'd thought she'd never see him again. Vergil then grabs their attention by getting into an Oliphant, fixing it and honking its horn. They make their way across the coastal highway to Buck's stolen Phantom, allowing the squad and Vergil to escape the city, as the Covenant began to glass it. As they flew away, Buck asked Dare if they can have a relationship again; she held his hand and told him, "Win this war, then ask me that again".

A month later, Admiral Terrence Hood grants Sergeant Major Johnson clearance to interrogate Vergil as to what the Covenant wants on Earth. Dare warns him to be gentle with their ally. As they enter the room, Vergil was in the process of accessing the Covenant Battle Network, which the squad was unable to comprehend as to how it maintains a remote connection. Johnson tossed the Engineer his lighter; Dare warns him that the creature is very flammble; Johnson cut straight to the chase, telling Vergil to answer his questions as to why the Covenant is "digging".

Trivia

Halopedia has a collection of quotes related to Veronica Dare on its quotes page.
  • It is noted that an Admiral aboard the UNSC Say My Name referred to her as an "S-1 type". Originally, S1 was thought to possibly refer to SPARTAN-I, a program that predated the Human-Covenant War, but she was confirmed by Joseph Staten not to be a Spartan."S-1" actually refers to ONI, as Section One is the main intelligence gathering section of ONI and she herself is an Intelligence officer.
  • Veronica is voiced by Tricia Helfer, who is widely known for her portrayal of "Number Six" from Battlestar Galactica. Helfer's likeness was also used to model Dare. She joins Katee Sackhoff as another Battlestar cast member lending their voice to the Halo games.
  • The number 035 and the emblem of the UNSC Office of Naval Intelligence can be found on the left side of Dare's helmet. It is possible that this means she is a member of ONI Recon 035, a reconnaissance and intelligence unit, as she is an intelligence officer and even wears a Recon armor variant.
  • A running joke on Bungie.net pokes fun at Dare's Recon helmet, which to some appears disproportionate. However, Bungie has said that her helmet is entirely proportional to her body. The illusion of disproportion may be due to the helmet being seen on Spartans, whose armor is much thicker than that of ODSTs. Another reason for the supposed disproportional helmet could possibly be that Dare wears no shoulder pad armor, making the helmet appear bigger than it should be. Her choice of light armor also contributes to this illusion. Contrary to the above misconception, Dare's armor is actually smaller in comparison to the other 5 ODST armors available for Firefight mode.
  • Dare's Recon helmet is unlocked for Female Avatars by getting the Vidmaster Challenge: Endure Achievement.
  • Dare is unlocked for play in Firefight by beating the Campaign on Legendary.
  • The bottom part of the Marathon symbol can be seen at the bottom part of the strap on Dare's backpack.
  • When played in Firefight mode, enemies will say things like, "There he is!" or, "I found him!", even though she is a woman. This may be an overlook when the game was made, but it can easily be accepted that The Covenant footsoldiers are unable to distinguish genders of humans.
  • Dare is the only one in the squad that is not playable in the Campaign.
  • Veronica Dare is to be made into an action figure by McFarlane Toys, and is to be released March 2010.

Gallery

Sources

  1. Firefight Profile
  2. Seattle Times.com - Developers at Bungie ready to spring new heroes in the 'Halo' universe
  3. Halo 3: ODST, ViDoc: Terra Incognita
  4. PARDON OUR DUST - Bungie Teaser - 9/22/2008
  5. KEEP IT CLEAN - Bungie Teaser - 9/19/2008
  6. Firefight Profile
  7. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30501433/vp/31714988#31714988
  8. Halo 3: ODST level "Coastal Highway
  9. Superintendent (Viral Campaign):[DARE.V.500341(S1)]: “Admiral, about my squad?”[DARE.V.500341(S1)]: “I’ve forwarded their NCO’s name to your --”
  10. Superintendent (Viral Campaign):[SMN.ACTUAL]: “I will deploy per my orders from Fleet HQ!”[DARE.V.500341(S1)]: “Sir. I don’t report to Fleet.”[DARE.V.500341(S1)]: “And the men I want? Now they don’t either.”[DARE.V.500341(S1)]: “Please. Read my request.”[SMN.ACTUAL]: “Didn’t think you S1 types ever left your cave.”
  11. Halo 3: ODST, intro cutscene
  12. Halo 3: ODST intro cinematic: Buck: "They're not going to like what they hear.Dare: Orders are orders.Buck: C'mon Veronica, what could be more important than that carrier?
  13. Crater (Level) description: "Fight in Dare's sunken crash-site."
Dare's Squad
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers
Capt. Veronica Dare | GySgt. Edward Buck | Cpl. Taylor "Dutch" Miles | LCpl. Kojo "Romeo" Agu | LCpl. "Rookie" | PFC Michael "Mickey" Crespo
United Nations Space Command
Office of Naval Intelligence Personnel
Margaret O. Parangosky | Ned Rich | Aaron G. Gibson | James Ackerson | Herzog | Hadley | Jerome G. Ortega | Fhajad-084 | Standish | Jilan al-Cygni | Elias Haverson | Wagner | Codename: SURGEON | Codename: COALMINER | Codename: USUAL SUSPECTS | Kowalski | Rani Sobeck | Orez | Unnamed Commander | Veronica Dare | Echo23023 | Mike44236

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Lostpedia

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Veronica was the nanny who cared for Aaron while Kate was on trial. When Kate returned home, the two hugged, and the nanny told her that she had just put Aaron to bed. ("Eggtown")

Veronica continued to work for Kate as Aaron's nanny after Jack came to live with Kate. Veronica typically got off at 4, but one night, she worked late while Kate went out to do a favor for Sawyer. ("Something Nice Back Home")


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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Veronica
File:Veron.png
Release date Unknown edit
Race Human
Members NPC? No
Quest NPC? Yes - Ernest the Chicken
Location Draynor Manor
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes
Gender Female
Examine She doesn't look too happy.
Notable features Fiancée of Ernest.
A detailed image of Veronica.

Veronica is Ernest's fiancée. She and Ernest apparently got lost, so Ernest went in Draynor Manor to get directions. An hour later, Ernest still had not come out of the manor, and Veronica began to get worried. A player can help her find Ernest by talking to her to start the Ernest the Chicken quest. She can be found outside the gates of Draynor Manor, north of Draynor Village.

Trivia

  • After completing the quest, Veronica says that Ernest is off talking to some green warty guy, most likely a goblin.
  • After the PvP improvements on 9 December 2008, whenever Veronica would inhale, her neck would stretch and her head flew back. It is unknown if this bug started after the PvP improvements, or if it was visible on any world besides world 167 (This is the only world where this bug was seen). This bug has now been fixed.
  • Right-clicking Veronica will display the regular option-screen, but a small picture of a chicken will be displayed next to her name. It's not known when this was done.

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Star Wars Fanon

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

Veronica was a Human female born on Grizmallt in 818 BBY. She was taken as Padawan by Renee in 801 BBY. After becoming a Jedi Knight, Veronica was appointed Watchman of the Thisspias system in 788 BBY. In this position she was the most trusted advisor of Blood Monarch Twenni Rancisis.

Veronica was the first Galactic Republic citizen to notice the rise of the G'ye Cult and the spread of Sith monsters on Beroutz and Hellenes Gracca.

When the G'ye Cult declared war on Thisspias in 782 BBY, Veronica sent a plea for help to the Jedi Council. The Council sent Yoda, Ambrose Ius, Zorith, and Zudu, who assisted Veronica in overthrowing the G'ye Cult. When the Jedi Council questioned the morality of Ambrose Ius and Zorith using a thermal detonator-rigged rancor to destroy Apoltemis, Vernoic defended their action, explaining it was the only was to defeat a Dark Side Witch as powerful as G'ye.

Behind the scenes

The character was based on the daughter of the GM's high-school theater teacher.

Appearances


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