Gunnery Sgt. Niall Aurelius Cox
Gunnery Sergeant Niall Aurelius Cox
Ray Stevenson
Ray Stevenson as Niall Aurelius Cox
Name: Niall Aurelius Cox
Callsign: Rooster
AKA: Rooster
Age: 34
Branch: Navy
Faction: Military
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Department: Marines
Position: Position
Rank: Gunnery Sgt.
Ship: Battlestar Genesis
Homeworld: Leonis
Actor: Ray Stevenson

Biography

Brief

Rooster is a new arrival to Genesis.
Big burly Gunny with a heart of gold and some dubious ideas about military discipline born from spending too much time actually in combat zones. To illustrate this, he views Genesis as something akin to R+R due to not being shot at daily.

DIED IN BATTLE WITH TOASTERS. TOOK LOADS WITH HIM.
HEROIC DEATH.
TEARS WERE SHED.
THANKS FOR ALL THE TOAST.

Skills

  • Squad Leadership
  • Heavy weapons and 'Splodeybooms
  • Liberal amounts of charisma and the ability to see the cosmic joke for all its glory.
  • The ability to squeak through military service without spending all the time in the brig.

Distinguishing Features

  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Tattoo: Many and various. Career soldier, remember?

Trivia

  • "Callsign": Not really a callsign, but Rooster is is nickname, given to him by an ex.
  • "Savannah": The marine is in possession of a heavy machine gun thats seen better days, but is kept in fine condition. Its named after /someone/ and has a decal of an attractive young blonde pin-up on the side.

Pre IC History

Family & Childhood

Born on Leonis to a family of career marines, Rooster was an athletic kid, a decent boxer as a kid and detined for the marines from birth.

Education

Rooster coasted through school like the rest of his life, straight Cs all the way. He did pay more attention to the Marine training, including creative ways to subvert military protocol, which he considers a hobby.

Military Service

Previous assignments:
Wherever theres been a scrap that needed things blown up or shot full of holes, you'd find Rooster and his marines. You don't make Gunny and stay with a field squad without earning the rank through blood (other peoples), sweat (his own) and tears (theres bound to be a few exes that miss him, somewhere!)

On the Grid

Timeline

Beginning 30 days prior to C-Day.

  • Arrived on Genesis, promptly mouthed off to his CO, discovered Rue was the CAG and ended up having himself and his lads doing detail work on a Viper.
  • Was instrumental in the 1st Genesis Boxing Tournament coming to life.
  • Knocked the hell out of Warwick during said. Made fast friends with the man.
  • Part of the squad sent to investigate the assault star.
  • Shot some nutcase that was going to blow the bridge of said apart. Hardcore.
  • Had surprisingly poor showing (given previous shooting) at rifle cert, still passed though.
  • Ongoing Spats with Rue over the past. Cats and Dogs, man, or .. uhh.. Wrongways and Roosters.
  • Tried to be heroic, or at least gentlemanly, protecting Manny's honour. This led to a spat with a fellow marine and the Civvie dressing like a nun.
  • ZOMG, BUGHUNT.
  • May or may not be spoinking Rue

Quotes

Relationships

  • Rue -What the hell is up with these two?
  • Splosions
  • His lads!
  • Women
  • Guns
  • Terrible pulpy movies and television shows.

Photo Gallery

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