Since nobody can be expected to just sit and wait for XCOM 2 to come out, we’ll be having ourselves a little countdown for the 19 sundays left between us and salvation. Each week I’ll be showcasing another soldier living aboard the Avenger, who they are, and why exactly it is they fight for XCOM. When the game comes out, I’ll be creating all of these and release them as a content mod for your character pool. But for now, this’ll have to do.
Keep in my that this is all completely fanfiction-based and I am in no way affiliated with Firaxis. I just do this as a fun writing exercise, because I can.
An encounter with:
Mok-Seok “Geobukseon” Woo, from Korea (name latinized):
Woo interrupts his unloading of a small freight truck to tell his story and plunks an enormous metal box down to sit on it.
“I remember the night the Skyranger landed on a frozen field outside of the small village we were meeting Officer Bradford in. It was overcast, and light snow was falling silently, blanketing the Hamgyong Mountains in white. The aliens knew there were rebels in this range, but they could never find us. People said they were not interested, because we chose to build our own society instead of attacking them, even though I can tell you, as a soldier: we did kill many of them. My sister and I had known for a long time that we would be sent somewhere we could make a difference, instead of living in a small, isolated colony, but I know they only ever truly wanted Jung, and I cannot blame them. People say I am the strongest man in Korea, but I have seen men stronger than me. I have never seen anyone smarter than my sister, and she is chosen to truly free my people, and all the others.”
He makes a tiny bow in no particular direction, right hand on his heart. A sort of prayer.
“We were inseparable since birth. Twins, but very different. Our father was Woo Yi-Jin, daejang under the Supreme Leader of North Korea. He sent us away when we were still toddlers, and died valiantly defending Pyongyang and Kim Jong-Un. Old people always say it was the day we found out the Supreme Leader was no god at all, but a man in god’s clothing. Many South Koreans also found refuge in the mountains, so we were only Koreans after a while. North and south were things of the past.”
Stopping for a moment, it seems as though he is contemplating some new insight he just found.
“While my sister learned things about science and the world, I learned how to protect her. People always said she would one day change the world, and I know changing the world can be dangerous. It was always clear we would be together when she found her fate and calling, and now she is here, working with other smart people, pooling their intellects, risking everything against the aliens. I fight for XCOM, because if I die, I know my sister will be protected.”