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|“||At the end of the day, if I'm stronger than you and if I'm faster than you, then I can kill you! And that's better than anything money can buy!||„|
|~ Felix to Tucker during their battle in 'Fed vs New'|
|“||You think you're smart, Tucker? You think you're all better than me?! Well, you're not! You're all a bunch of pathetic, stupid losers!||„|
|~ Felix's breakdown in 'The End is Near'|
|“||Does it hurt knowing just how much death you've brought to this planet?||„|
|~ Felix mocking the Reds and Blues in 'Cloak and Dagger'|
Felix is a mercenary who affiliated himself with the New Republic on the planet Chorus; however, his true affiliation is with the Space Pirates, who take command under their superior named Control. He serves as one of the main antagonists of the Chorus Trilogy.
Role in Plot
Before becoming involved in the Chorus Civil War, Felix enlisted himself into the UNSC, where he met and developed a rivalry with Locus. While fighting in the Great War, Felix and his squad became involved in one of the worst battles in UNSC history. In order to survive, Felix and Locus were forced to band together and fight side by side.
After the war ended, however, the two were unable to return to civilian life and were later hired by an unknown superior to eradicate the people of the planet Chorus. With the help of other mercenaries, Felix and Locus joined the New Republic and the Federal Army of Chorus respectively, and together, the mercs escalated the events of the war in order to complete their mission.
"Rescuing" the Reds and Blues
After the Reds and Blues crash land on Chorus, Felix spots them from atop a cliff and appears surprised to see them. He later catches a brief glimpse of Locus, who tells him that Control wants them alive. Afterwards Felix later informs Lopez 2.0 that he will get the group out soon and adds that someone else is watching them before leaving, startling Lopez 2.0. Felix takes on a more active role in Neighborhood Watch, "saving" Washington from a bullet to the head, courtesy of Locus, by activating a Hardlight Shield. Unfortunately, Locus wounds him in the leg with his sniper rifle, before disappearing.
After Doc tends to Felix's leg, Wash interrogates him, where the latter explains that the Reds and Blues are considered to be the "greatest soldiers in the galaxy" for taking down Project Freelancer. He then proceeds to tell them that they have crashed on the planet Chorus, a small world long forgotten by the UNSC after the war between the humans and the aliens. Because of the lack of UNSC law on the planet, the inhabitants attempted to govern themselves, but this failed and eventually led a civil war between the New Republic and the Federal Army. Felix then asks for the group's help in the war, but they decline. Nonetheless, Felix tells them to prepare for an attack.
Battle at Crash Site Bravo
As the group fortify their defenses, Felix tells Wash more about Locus, in that he is a very dangerous mercenary who takes on the name of his own armor. Wash then asks how Locus has access to cloaking technology, in which Felix explains that the Federal Army of Chorus has access to various pieces of advanced technology and encourages Wash to get back into his own habits, prompting Wash to return to his original steel armor color scheme. After the Reds and Blues complete their fortifications, Locus and the Federal Army attack, prompting Felix and the Reds and Blues to engage them.
During the battle, Felix acts as second-in-command of the group, but Locus and his soldiers incapacitate most of them. Fortunately, Felix's backup arrives and aids in the fight, allowing Felix to inform Simmons, Grif, Tucker, and Caboose to retreat to the caves. Though the four are reluctant to leave their comrades, they follow Felix to the caves before it's sealed off and go to the Headquarters of the New Republic. There, Vanessa Kimball, the leader of the New Republic, informs him he won't be fully paid, much to his understanding. Felix later gathers the remaining Reds and Blues to meet with Kimball, who convinces the four to join their faction.
The New Republic
Felix is later seen with Tucker and his squad in Oh Captains, My Captains spying on F.A.C. Outpost 22, where he proceeds to participate in an attack on the base. During the attack, Felix plants several C-4 explosives all around the compound, until the Feds sound off an alarm. Felix detonates a few explosives as a distraction for his men to abort the mission, but when Tucker informs him of Locus' presence, Felix detonates the remaining explosives. After the mission, Felix and Tucker return to base, where Felix informs Grif, Simmons, and Caboose about how Tucker recovered valuable Federal Army information, despite having gotten two men killed.
After Kimball informs the Reds and Blues of their friends' location, Felix offers his help to rescue them for a price. Tucker then questions why Felix doesn't help out of the idea of doing the right thing, to which Felix bluntly reminds him that the four initially refused to help the New Republic until their friends got captured and adds that everyone has a price; something he learned the hard way. As the Reds and Blues begin their training without Felix's help, they use the latter as a target in order for them to practice. However, Felix repeatedly gets the better of them, outsmarting them in all of their attempts to capture him.
Tucker then blames Felix for making things so difficult for them and the two get into an argument, until Kimball stops them to speak to Tucker. Afterwards, Felix speaks with Locus and Control, and informs them that the Reds and Blues are attempting to save their friends. Because of this, Control tells the mercenaries to kill them if they encounter each other. When Felix learns of Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Caboose's departure, he quickly goes after them.
Upon arriving at the F.A.C. Outpost 37, Felix confronts the Blood Gulch Crew and Locus, where he gives a grenade, thrown by Tucker, to Locus, revealing his true loyalties. Despite Locus' protests, Felix explains to the Reds and Blues that he and Locus were hired to clear Chorus of its residents, and used them to help fan the fire. Once Carolina reveals herself Felix engages her in combat, holding his own against the soldier. He stabs Carolina in the leg with a combat knife, causing her to teleport the Reds and Blues away. Locus then orders Felix to call Control.
Furious at the fact that a Freelancer was able to infiltrate their operation without them knowing, Felix argues with Locus. When the two are called by Control, Felix informs the latter that snipers have been placed on both Doyle and Kimball in case the Reds and Blues try to contact them. Control then orders both Locus and Felix to return to their respective armies and inform them that the Reds and Blues are dead, which Felix agrees to. Afterwards, Felix manages to convince a saddened Kimball to launch a final attack on the Feds, and use the Blood Gulch Crew's "deaths" as inspiration to the rebels. Initially reluctant, Kimball agrees and thanks Felix.
Shortly after the Reds and Blues flee the Forest Base, Felix and Locus contact them via open-frequency radio and offer them an opportunity to leave Chorus. While the Reds and Blues are distrustful of the two mercs, Locus and Felix assure them that they will keep their word. However, the crew instead execute a sneak attack on the mercenaries at Radio Jammer Station 1C, where Felix and Locus engage Wash and Carolina. Afterwards, Felix soon confronts Tucker and reveals the Pirates' plans to him. When Tucker charges at Felix, Felix stabs him in the stomach and taunts him on how easy it was to trick him and his friends. However, Tucker, along with Epsilon, reveals to Felix that he has been recording his entire monologue, leaving Felix speechless.
After the other Reds and Blues disable the radio jammer, Epsilon sends Felix's recorded words to the Feds and Rebels at Armonia, who finally learn the secret behind the Pirates' involvement in the war. Because of this, Felix and Locus teleport away, vowing that they will return. With their plans now exposed, Control scolds the two mercs for their failure and suggests the Space Pirates go to war on the planet. However, the Blood Gulch Crew intercept their transmission and acknowledge Control's true identity: Chairman Malcom Hargrove. They then accept The Chairman's declaration of war.
Going to War
In order to even the odds, Felix and Locus raid the UNSC Tartarus, kill the crew members and "recruit" several of its prisoners. One prisoner in particular, Aiden Price, tells Felix and Locus that he possesses specific information about Project Freelancer that nobody else does, proving himself as an asset. Price then leads the two to another prisoner that can aid them. Sometime later, Felix and Locus return to Crash Site Alpha on Chorus, where The Counselor informs them of his psychological sessions with Sharkface.
When the tractor beam tower they are located in suddenly shuts down, a response to Tucker's reactivation of an alien temple, the two discover a map appearing behind them that emits coordinates to a location. The map's coordinates lead the two to a Jungle Temple, where they are contacted by Hargrove, who chastises them for their repeated failures against the Blood Gulch Crew. In order to motivate them, The Chairman offers a modified version of The Meta's armor if they eliminate the Reds and Blues. If they fail again, however, he will give the armor to another individual who will instead hunt down and kill him and Locus. The two mercs later stumble upon a "gateway" at the temple and enter it to find out where it leads. Upon returning, Locus demands to know what Felix saw, with the latter responding that he saw frightening things inside. Deciding not to use the gateway, the pirates then depart from the temple.
Afterward, Felix and Locus return to Crash Site Alpha and ambush Kimball's assault team. With space pirate reinforcements being brought in via the Tartarus, the two mercs are contacted by Sharkface, who has captured Carolina, Grey, and the Blues at the Jungle Temple. Sharkface then informs them of the planet's Purge as well as the location of a key that activates it. As a result, Felix leaves to accompany Sharkface at an Eastern Mountain Range and the two make their way to obtain the key, but soon discover that Doyle has already taken it.
Charon's Final Assault
Because of this, Felix pursues Doyle and manages to attain the key from him, after the latter tosses it into the air. When the Reds and Blues arrive, Locus picks up Felix in a Falcon and the two escape with the key in tow. Upon returning to Crash Site Alpha, Felix becomes enraged with Sharkface after learning that the latter failed to inform him of the key's properties, specifically its bond with the first person to claim it. When Felix threatens Sharkface's life, Locus intervenes and orders the two to return to their objectives. Shortly after this, Felix interrupts Locus' conversation with The Counselor and, before departing, threatens the latter, mentioning that if Sharkface was to learn of his history with Project Freelancer, he would likely turn on Price.
After the Felix and Locus board the Tartarus, they initiate an attack on Armonia, led by Sharkface, in order to kill either Tucker or Doyle and obtain their keys. However, after the Chorus armies and Blood Gulch Crew evacuate the city with Tucker, the pirates proceed to chase after Doyle, who chose to remain in Armonia. As the pirates surround Doyle, the latter detonates the city's nuclear reactor in an act of self sacrifice, killing a majority of them. When a merc informs Locus and Felix of this, Locus orders the pilot to get them out of the city.
After sustaining massive casualties, Locus and Felix, who now have the key under their control after Doyle's death, return to the Jungle Temple and are told by Santa that they will be safe from the Purge's effects. However, when Locus expresses his concern about the safety of their comrades guarding the Communication Temple, Felix convinces him that their lives are irrelevant.
Following this, both mercenaries arrive at the Purge but are confronted by Wash and Carolina. Upon being informed that their fellow pirates are under attack by the Feds and Rebels at the Communication Temple, Locus and Felix engage the Freelancers. After a long and brute fight, the Freelancers informs the two that they were simply stalling them and reveals that their base, Crash Site Alpha, has been taken over. Soon afterward, the Tartarus emerges from the sky and is pulled towards the Purge. As a result, Felix uses his light shield to protect himself and Locus.
Following the explosion, Felix extracts his fist from a pile of rubble and manages to fly himself and Locus to the Communication Temple in their damaged Falcon, furiously wanting to kill the Blood Gulch Crew. After crashing the Falcon into the Temple, Felix arms himself and berates Locus for lying around injured. As Locus admits defeat, he tries to persuade Felix to stand down, but Felix snaps at him claiming that he is finishing the fight for himself only.
Felix then begins a skirmish with the entire Blood Gulch Crew, but is quickly overwhelmed and surrounded. Felix believes the battle will turn in his favor when Locus approaches the crew, only to discover that Locus, upon learning that Felix's biggest fear is Locus himself, betrays his partner by giving up his weapon, causing Felix to plead with him telling him they need each other. Locus, however, shrugs him off, claiming he's doing it for himself.
Angered at his betrayal, Felix attacks both Locus and the Blood Gulch Crew, but ends getting a sticky grenade stuck onto his Hardlight Shield. With Felix unable to remove the grenade from his shield, Tucker tosses another grenade at the trapped mercenary. The grenades explode and send Felix flying over the Temple edge, screaming as he plummets to his death below the clouds.
Originally, Felix is portrayed to be a humorous and kind individual, similar to York. Despite being a mercenary, Felix keeps a positive mood and makes jokes even when in danger, such as in FAQ during his interrogation. However, he is quick to become stern and serious during combat. Felix also seems to have high morals, as he shows disgust toward the Federal Army's methods and is willing to give his life to protect the Blood Gulch teams. Like Locus, Felix has respect for the Reds and Blues, due to their reputation and seems to be supportive towards them. However, he is still a somewhat greedy character, expressing annoyance when his pay is cut by Kimball.
In later episodes, Felix is shown to not tolerate people disobeying orders, as he quickly becomes frustrated when Tucker strays from the plan to retrieve intelligence about Wash and the others during Hit and Run. In Something Else Entirely, a darker side of Felix's personality is revealed, as he is also shown to be a bit low on empathy for the deceased, displaying little sadness when retelling how Cunningham and Rogers died. He also claims to be motivated by money rather than any desire to do the right thing, and shares his belief that "everyone has their price."
However, in the episode Cloak and Dagger, Felix reveals his true personality: sadistic, wily, and shameless. After betraying the Reds and Blues, Felix goes as far as mocking their trust in him, having outbursts of anger, and insulting them constantly. Felix seems to consider his deception like a role in a play, as he claims his portrayal seemed "too romantic" and once states he "gave a performance of a lifetime." He also seems to lack any humanity, as he's willing to kill all the inhabitants of Chorus if it means he makes a profit. In addition, Felix sadistically killed both the crew members as well as several prisoners on the UNSC Tartarus during Prologue, proceeding to recruit the survivors into the ranks of the Space Pirates afterward.
In the end, Felix is one of the most deceitful characters in the series, as he will act as a considerate ally to others only to stab them in the back for only his benefit. In addition, Felix has also shown a cocky attitude comparable to that of a megalomaniac, much to the annoyance of Locus. As the situation on Chorus continues to deteriorate for both sides, Felix slowly falls further and further into becoming a full blown sociopath, going as far as to threaten his own allies in order to maintain control of a situation, if they annoy him, or simply for amusement.
In The End is Near, Santa reveals that Felix's deepest fear is the dependent relationship he has with Locus, as Locus keeping his sadistic and reckless personality in check, as well as providing him backup in battle when he gets in over his head, is the only reason he managed to survive as long as he had. True to this notion, Felix is killed mere moments after Locus abandons him.
Skills and Abilities
Along with his witty attitude, Felix is very capable in combat. He's shown to be a quick thinker in Neighborhood Watch, as he saves Washington from a head shot from Locus. Felix also uses his Hardlight Shield quite effectively, as he was able to protect the teams during Locus' attacks, as well as utilize it as a melee attack rather than just a defense, being powerful enough to knock down Carolina and Washington.
Felix has also demonstrated considerable skill with a Combat Knife, piercing a Fed's helmet in Hit and Run and wounding Carolina in Cloak and Dagger. Along with this, Felix is also capable of catching an active grenade, as demonstrated in Training Daze. Furthermore, he is also proficient in hand to hand combat, being able to hold his own against Washington and Carolina and later fight the bridge crew of the UNSC Tartarus with ease.
Because of his social characteristics, Felix has excellent communication skills, which has earned him the trust of several characters, allowing him to enact a betrayal without ever being suspected. For example, when he's being interrogated by the Blood Gulch soldiers, he stays calm and answers their questions with detail, earning Simmons' respect. He's also able to convince 'Headquarters' to send reinforcements despite unknown reasons. Felix eventually begins to earn Wash's trust and acts as second-in-command after they are attacked in Ready…Aim... During Prologue, Felix is easily able to gain the trust of the crew aboard the UNSC Tartarus, and in turn was successfully able to gain useful information. Felix is also capable of being very informative to others, enjoying going into detail when explaining things, something that proves to be his downfall.
- Felix reveals that he obtained his Hardlight Shield from a corpse of a Federation soldier in Ready…Aim…
- It is revealed in Cloak and Dagger that Felix and Locus were responsible for the deaths of previous leaders in the New Republic and possibly the Federal Army.
- Felix's armor consists of a Scout helmet, a Soldier torso, Venator right and left shoulders, Twin-Plated forearms, XG-89 Narrow legs, and midnight visor.
- While Locus is implied to suffer from psychological imbalance throughout his appearance in the series, it seems that Felix also possesses some sort of mental disorder, potentially showing signs of Psychopathy. Similar to ASPD, though a few personality tics and his reactions imply that the latter is not as likely:
- He takes the time to toy with his prey before finishing them off.
- Given his acting ability, Felix is very good at feigning emotion and motive, even at one point explaining to Tucker that convincing Kimball to go to the capital was, what he calls, "a performance of a lifetime."
- Given his task of making the Chorus residents hate each other and the skill at which he does this, Felix is also very adept at manipulating the emotions of others.
- In light of his alliance with Locus, despite the fact that they don't seem too fond of one another, he seemingly only cares about whether an action will benefit him; in this case, allying with someone he really doesn't like returns him benefits in his pay.
- In light of how he talks about ways to exterminate the population of Chorus, Felix appears to lack regard for human suffering as he flippantly says he'd nuke Chorus from orbit as if he was deciding to buy pizza, and states how if the inhabitants killed each other, "well, that's just a tragedy" as if it's a joke.
- In Something Else Entirely, it's revealed that Felix is paid in non-functional alien weapons and he wishes to sell them later to retire with a TV the size of a billboard.
- Felix's aspiration to become rich by the time he retires is most likely a reference to his name, which means "fortunate" in Latin.
- According to Red vs. Blue: The Ultimate Fan Guide, the name "Felix" is actually an alias, with Felix's true name being unknown until the fourteenth season.