Name: Shawn Michaels
Rank: Corporal (hopefully, soon to be promoted)
Description: 6'2, bulky, scar over his right eye starting above the eyebrow and ending on the cheekbone, bright-blonde buzzed hair, tanned skin, very attractive. Something of a ladies man. A few tattoos on his back, shoulders, and upper arms. Some random scars on his upper body and legs. Keeps 12 inch combat knife on his right side chest. Wears a do-rag like Fenix, except his is grey instead of black, to match his eyes. Shawn wears the COG tags of his fallen comrades on a necklace around his neck.
History: Born and raised in Jacinto to an ex Gear and a super-model, Shawn attended the same school as Fenix, the Santiago boys, and Darac, in the same grade as Marcus. Shawn and that trio were good, casual friends growing up. After joining the Gears and recieving sniper training, Shawn saw much the same action as everyone else. Anvil Gate, Aspho fields. His career only took a non-normal turn on E-day, where he fought with the some of the first units to make contact. Along with being one of the few survivors, Shawn was blown into a Locust tunnel for nearly an hour before finding his way out. He is famous among the Gears for his skill at killing locust with his knife. He is also famous for being bitten on the shoulder during the escape. After recieving treatment for the bite, Shawn got the teeth marks tattooed over so they would be there forever. His shoulder is now a legend in the Gears community.
Shawn got the scar on his face from a bloodmount in the tunnels that first day, which began his intense hatred for the creatures. Having been inside the Locust tunnels briefly, and having escaped, Shawn is not afraid of the tunnels. Or dark, underground places like many Gears such as Darac. Shawn often teases Darac for his fear, though he really respects it. Shawn also teases Sergeant Steele for never having left cities.
However, underneath the public, teasing, laughing Shawn, is a soldier who's hatred for the locust almost makes him animalistic in combat. When he gets in his zone, he is almost impossible to reach if what you're saying doesn't involve continuing the fight.
Michaels has a fiancee named Veronica whom he grew up with, the daughter of one of his mom's other model friends. On E-Day, Shawn led his decimated team on a single handed crusade to reach her apartment building and save her before the locust got there. Unlike some other girlfriends/wives/fiancee's, Veronica has seen what Shawn is like in combat, and is completely ok with it. This aspect of him, and the fact that he saved her life on E day, actually makes her feel more safe and comfortable with him.
Weapons: Shawn's standard loadout is his Lancer, a Snub pistol, a gnasher shotgun, and a longshot sniper rifle. Along with his ever-handy knife, this is what Shawn always goes out into combat with.