"I knew we shouldn't have let that kid join Bravo..." — Brad Michaels

This article predates the Great Reset, and is thus considered a Legacy article. It is not relevant to the current canon.

Kaflinski, you're gonna share that Kit-kat, right?
— Shrake talking to Arek Kaflinski after a major firefight.

Private Ryan Shrake is an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper of the UNSC Marine Corps, having formerly been a UNSC Army Ranger. He was assigned to Task Force Bravo after being separated from the 75th Army Rangers on Cairo Station.


Early lifeEdit

Ryan was born on the tropical planet of Rullins II. He was orphaned when the Covenant attacked and glassed the planet in 2544. Enraged by the loss of his homeworld, he joined the UNSC Army on Reach.

Battle of EarthEdit

He was trained and deployed to Cairo Station, assigned to the 75th Army Rangers. After the initial invasion of Earth, Lord Hood ordered him to go with Task Force Bravo down to the embattled city of New Mombasa.

After the team escaped New Mombasa and arrived at Diego Garcia on a boat, they were sent to Germany, to the Rhine-Ruhr Area, to secure a critical facility housing a number of classified prototypes. Against orders, Bravo entered the facility, only to discover that the prototypes were the dangerous Forerunner weapons called Caskets. Shrake and the rest of Bravo destroyed the building, and returned to the UNSC Sword of Giants shortly after. They were immediately redeployed to the Rhine-Ruhr Area to help a Covenant Separatist group capture the stealth vessel Zealous Fury. They were successful.

A few days later, Shrake and Bravo were sent to Sydney to board and destroy a Covenant CAS-class carrier. After they boarded the carrier via its gravity lift, the ship jumped into orbit. Later, when Shrake and the others destroyed the engine room, they made their way to a Phantom and escaped from the ship.

Back on Cairo Station, Hood informed Shrake that he had located the 75th Army Ranger, and asked him if he wanted to go back to his former unit. Shrake declined, stating that he belonged in Bravo. He then left the Army and joined the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. After he was made an ODST, the team dropped to Cleveland to repel the Covenant attack. They successfully rescued and evacuated the city's civilians, who were being held hostage in a stadium.

Immediately after the Battle of Cleveland, Shrake and Bravo were sent back to Kenya, to Outpost C9. The base came under attack by Jiralhanae shortly after their arrival. With the assistance of Wombats, Shrake and the team eliminated the Brutes. They then made their way to Voi, where they neutralised three AA Wraiths, allowing Hood's ships to attack the Forerunner Dreadnought. When the -infected Indulgence of Conviction crashed in Voi, Bravo was ambushed by several infection forms, but managed to fall back to their Pelican and flee. They were later assigned to the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn and travelled through the Portal to the Ark.

Personality and traitsEdit

Ryan has green eyes and black hair, along with germanic features that are difficult to spot when he is wearing a helmet. Ryan speaks in a German accent and has slight anger issues. However, most of the time he is very sociable and easygoing.


As an Army trooper, Ryan wore the full-body suit of the UNSC Army Rangers. He wore a modified version of the CH252 helmet, which concealed his whole face and had a flashlight and an oxygen supply of 15 minutes. As an ODST, he wears the standard Helljumper combat armour. His weapon of choice is the MA37 assault rifle, though sometimes he uses an M392 DMR or a BR55 battle rifle. He also carries an M6G magnum.