Holly Tanaka

Holly Tanaka

Spartan

Species:
Human
Homeworld:
Minab
Service Number:
93312-28001-HT
Affiliation:
Spartan Branch (S-IV)
Height:
6 Ft. 7 In. (200.7cm) [With Armor]
Weight:
239 Lbs (108.4 Kg) [Without Armor]
Born:
July 9, 2530

Summary

Spartan Tanaka is a survivor, able to last through the harshest conditions and come out stronger. Trained in cutting edge UNSC tech during her time in the Army, Tanaka has a natural knack for reverse engineering just about anything. She is also quick to enjoy the finer things in life, and her ability to obtain luxuries in battlefield situations has earned her a reputation as a fixer among the Spartans.

History

Holly Tanaka was born to a family of miners on the outer colony world of Minab. It was a hardscrabble existence, and she was raised from an early age to take care of herself. By her early teens, she was already earning a living repairing and modding mining equipment.

At age twenty, Tanaka survived the Covenant glassing of Minab by a stroke of luck. She was scouting for mineral deposits with her father’s mining operation on the other side of the planet when the Covenant attacked the capital city of Kynur in 2550. Tanaka’s mother perished in the attack, and the planet was subsequently glassed, inducing a global ice age. Tanaka, her father, and their small survey crew struggled to endure the now frozen landscape by cobbling together survival gear from survey equipment parts. The young miner suddenly found herself getting a crash course in wilderness survival, electronics and engineering. A year into their ordeal, Tanaka lost her father. By the time rescue arrived in 2553, only Tanaka and two other members of the team were left alive.

Tanaka enlisted in the UNSC Army Corps of Engineers just as major hostilities in the Covenant War were drawing to a close. Nonetheless, her hard-won technical knowledge was put to the test in battlefield conditions on a daily basis, as fighting with the remnants of the Covenant and various splinter factions continued for years. Due to her experience surviving the glasslands on Minab, in late 2556 Tanaka was assigned to a massive rescue operation being conducted on the glassed colony world of Cleyell. Her extraordinary bravery and initiative saved the lives of the two ODSTs she was working with, as well as dozens of colonists in danger of being killed or enslaved by marauding Jackals. In light of her outstanding conduct, Tanaka’s commander sent a letter directly to former Spartan-III, Jun-A266, recommending her as an ideal candidate for the Spartans.

In early 2557, Tanaka became a Spartan-IV. Her first deployment was with Fireteam Domino during Infinity’s mission to Requiem in February, 2558. Shortly thereafter, she joined Fireteam Osiris.

Related Experiences

Games

  • Halo 5: Guardians

Comics

  • Halo: Escalation

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