Missing person report: Kojo "Romeo" Agu

With the recent reveal of Locke’s team members courtesy of Game Informer, we now know who will be accompanying us when we take control of Fireteam Osiris come October this year. Buck, as many have predicted is a member of said Fireteam, and the other two members besides Locke are… both female? Well that’s all fine and dandy, but it begs the question:

What ever happened to Romeo?

Why would the only other active member of Alpha Nine choose to separate himself from Buck? And who is this “Olympia Vale” and why do we care for her? 343 has spent time within the lore establishing Romeo, Buck, and Holly Tanaka as Spartan IV’s. We haven’t even heard of Olympia until now. It should be Tanaka in that shiny Crimson armor, not a stranger. Locke, Buck, Romeo, Tanaka. A dream team. So why did it remain a dream? I don’t have the answers, but I’d love to know what the rest of you think.

-Gyaosblade

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She won’t be a stranger in 6 days when she appears in Hunters in the Dark on the 16th, so you’ll get her backstory, who knows she may be bad -Yoink-

Well Romeo may make an appearance in the game, just not as part of the squad. Too many parallel I think as well. We got Linda/Romeo, Buck/Fred. Kelly/Tanaka, and John/Locke. For me, that seems like too much correlation between the two teams. I’d prefer some difference, and an unknown angle thrown in there. We know we can trust Buck and Locke, and Tanaka to a certain extent. But (at least until the 16th), we dont really know Olympia Vale and what her motivations are. The others, for the most part, are perfectly capable and honorable soldiers

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How is it you know she will be appearing in Hunters in the Dark?

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The first 2 chapters are online free to read and she’s in it.

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She’s apparently in the preview chapters for Hunters in the Dark that were released a few days ago.

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I’m very fond of her design and what little we know of her character already. Just another lady Spartan to add my list of favorites.

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Thanks for the confirmation. However, that still doesn’t explain why Romeo isn’t paired with Buck. I just can’t think of a reason one or the other would split. (Besides Romeo dying.)

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Agreed, and nor do I think we will find out before Halo 5 comes out unless it’s in the last 6 comics ofthe Absolute Records arc of escalation since the next 2 books after Hunters in the Dark is about an AI in Saint’s Testimony and Fred and Team Katana in The Last Light. So it will be interesting to see how 343 explains Romeo splitting up with Buck

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Could you or someone provide me with a link? I would very much like to read those… I’m too lazy

Olympia Vale is very relevant to the Mission, She is the Human- Elite Liaison Officer and we are on the Elite Home world.

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What can’t wait 6 days to read it all haha.

If you scroll up you’ll get the first chapter too.
If your having trouble reading that you can go to Amazon look up the book and in the description section it just gives you the first chapter

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Did you read New Blood?

Buck wanted nothing to do with Romeo and alpha nine by the end of it. At this point Remeo is most likely leading his own squad or just got moved to a new one.

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Actually he requested Musa to reassign them to a new team with him being a member not the team leader. He has no problems with Romeo being with him still.

Understood, sir.” I struggled for the right thing to say. “I think. Either way, there’s just me and Romeo left from Alpha-Nine. That’s not much of a fireteam.”“We’ll get you reassigned straightaway. No worries on that front . You’re too valuable to leave in limbo.” I nodded. “If it’s all the same to you, sir, I think I’d like to be part of a team rather than leading it. At least for a while"

Now Musa could reassign them to different teams but why seperate them since they have shown they work together very well and been through a lot in the last 10+ years

Halo: New Blood is a fairly new release and not to piss anyone off, I’ll just put this in the spoiler.

At the end of New Blood, Buck asks Commander Musa to put him in a team that is lead by someone else ‘at least for a while’ and we can probably assume he was assimilated into Locke’s team not long after. One of the points of New Blood was essentially a novel about Alpha-Nine breaking up, one by one. First it was the Rookie in 2554 on Draco III via headshot, Dutch retired right after and then Mickey betrayed the rest of the team and was arrested. With just Buck and Romeo, they both knew that Alpha-Nine was over and it was time to move on. I’m hoping we’ll get to see what Romeo is up to though, even if he isn’t apart of Locke’s team. As for the reason he wasn’t adopted into Locke’s team, the explanation could be as simple as it just wasn’t what the branch commanders saw fit.

My prediction:
Romeo gets snuffed early on in game, possibly by cutscene a-la-Reach spartans.
ONI blame it on the Chief and that’s Buck’s motivation for joining Fireteam Ossirossis.