Andrews is a Sergeant in the UNSCMC and leads ODST Drop Team 215 during the Third battle of Earth, and is more commonly known by his nick-name of Bishop. His skills lie in leadership, close quarters weaponry (such as the M7S.) and, to an extent, explosives.
- Biographical Information
- Homeworld: Earth
- Date of Birth: March 11, 2532
- Physical Description
Bishop as he is known by his squad members, did not register into the Marine corps. until his mother was killed by the Covenant in 2552 whilst working alongside Dr. Halsey. He felt vengeful, even though him and his mother did not see eye-to-eye, and so he joined in her name. He ascended the ranks quickly, and became a drill sergeant, making good friends with a young Private by the name of Peterson. His major battles were the Battle of Voi and Installation 00, afterwards he became a Sergeant, and selected Peterson, now a Corporal, to be his XO, and he then met his two closest childhood friends, Stephens and McNair, who'd joined to go searching for him, and so the 215 was formed.
Andrews grew up in the backwoods of the Alabama and Georgia area alongside his older brother, Matthew, and his neglectful mother, Penny. First chance he got he was out of the house, not caring for his family one bit. He fended for himself for the next several years of his life, until one day he learned of his mother's death on Reach. At first he didn't acknowledge the Covenant as a problem, but this recent turn of events changed his mind. He enlisted for the UNSC MC as a Helljumper.
Battle of VoiEdit
His first known assignment was the battle of Voi. Him and a Platoon of Marines were sent in to set up a communications between Sierra 117 and Lord Hood. The mission failed when Andrews' entire platoon was wiped out by a single Brute clad in dark grey armor. Andrews escaped with his life, but not before wounding the creature, he managed to be the last survivor, of his platoon, and because of this, was promoted to Corporal, completely skipping the Lance Corporal rank so that he could be given command of his own fire team.
Life as a Drill SergeantEdit
The young Corporal applied for a job training new recruits, in an attempt to get away from the front-lines of battle. He was given the reputation of being one of the toughest, meanest, strictest ones there, and one of the youngest. He got the respect of his associates and recruits and privates under his command. Although he got off to a rocky start at first, he eventually befriended Peterson, a Private at the time, and soon the two were best friends. With the battle coming to an all-time-stand still, the Corporal was pulled along with Peterson and place in Fire Team Zephyr bound for Installation 00 with the Master Chief and Commander Keyes.
Battle of Installation 00Edit
It was during this battle that Andrews, and his new ODST partner, Peterson, were dropped together, that they adapted the nickname 'The Bishop and The Knight', due to their skill when working together by their Marine allies. Although the never got to work with Spartan-117 during his spearhead assault on the Cartographer building, they did cover his assault on the Citadel. By now Zephyr was almost completely KIA, save Andrews and Peterson, now known as "Bishop" and "Knight". Once the Prophet was killed by The Arbiter, the duo managed to hijack a Phantom and head back to Earth through the portal.
2nd Human Civil WarEdit
One major confrontation after the assault on Installation 00, was the resurrection of the Insurrections, which supposedly represented the freedom of the Outer Colonies from UNSC rule, and the right to study Covenant specimens. The declination of the UN sparked the second major human civil war, the formation of the Colonial Insurrectionist Front (CIF), and the starting of a 3rd class of Spartan-II's. Bishop and Knight would then come together to form the ODST drop team 215, a small strike team of 6 marines including McNair and Stephens, who would join after being re-united with Knight, an old childhood friend of their's that they joined the UNSC to find in the first place. Although ODST Drop Team 215 would get off to a rocky start among the ranks of the elite Helljumpers, the close-knit group of warriors would eventually become one of the more famous teams of the war as the Helljumpers would become the main infantry once the CIF get their hands on seperatist Spartan-II's, which almost cost the UNSC the war had it not been for their elite Helljumper units. It is this point in time Knight would develop a hatred for the Spartans, claiming they could not be trusted. By the end of the war, over 20 Spartans would be listed as MIA for both the UNSC and CIF forces, which is alot considering there were only 30 for the Class III, the majority of Spartan casualities lying with the CIF, and over 120 Helljumper deaths, the main cause of the end of the war, being the return of The Covenant.
The Covenant's Second ComingEdit
Little did Andrews know, his small team would become a focal point of the war, and would be responsible for the victories at Arusha and countless other battles, but would ultimately cost him two of his newest recruits, and the bond between Knight and Rebel, but would most of all, re-unite him with a common enemy.
Bishop does not seem like a worthy CO at first, due to his positive and joyful attitude, but in truth he hates war, but he does so in his mother's name. Often times he is very stoic and adamant about getting the mission done, which can lead to others believing he would sacrifice an innocent to get the job done, which would be the case if he didn't care so much for fellow humans.
- Andrews' nickname may be inspired from the Bishop character from Tom Clancy's Rainbow six
- He likes country music, and claims to be 'country'.
- His preferred weapons are M7S Submachine Gun and M90 Shotgun.