“Ma’am, I belive that clinging to one’s humanity during a conflict, where loss equals extinction, is about as rational as drowning in a pool of your own blood--they cannot co-exist, so I decided early on in my career to never let them.” -Matthias to his CO during his promotion ceremony to Chief in the Storm Corps after the formation of the Galactic Empire.
Matthias, one of the few non-clone soldiers in the previously Republic army, is loud and flashy in combat, his prefered tactic of leading from the front and rallying his troops through awe inspiring actions won many battles. In truth, many of those under his command believe it to be nothing more than pure miracle that he doesn’t have a galaxy’s worth of blaster holes through him. This inevitably drew attention to his actions during combat from many superior officers. He wanted to prove to everyone (as well as himself) that he was not afraid of the enemy nor was he afraid of doing whatever was necessary to win a war. It was for this reason that he is so frequently guilty of overkill, but his apparent sadism is, in actuality, an affectation-- he does what he does because he knew that it could potentially break the enemy’s will to fight, not necessarily because he enjoyed it, though he grew to.
He may say that what he wants is to win the war, but what he really wants is for the enemy to die..
He was eventually assigned to Ruination Squad, a collective of non-clone, heavily armored veterans that took on high risk missions. The group went on many successful missions together. Matthias always carried his custom RH-35 Assault cannon, a relic from a millennia ago. However on a particularly grueling mission, he led his troops into battle as he always did, but this time was different, he saw the yellow glow of a lightsaber in the distance. Unfortunately for Matthias and his squad, this was not one of the usual Padawan Learners they had encountered and slain numerous times before, since the commencement of Order 66. This combatant was skilled, righteous, furious, and filled with a vengeance he had not seen before. The outcome was determined quickly, leaving Matthias with a broken weapon, a severed arm, a scar across his face, and screaming in agony. The rest of his squad fell and the combatant left him for dead, the sole survivor of Ruination squad. He was able to call for evacuation, recovering him, his weapon, and his fallen comrades.
Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to a medical facility for rehabilitation, where he lost much of his previous strength but recovered and had his arm replaced. And was reassigned standard gear before leaving the medical facility. Almost immediately after, he was promoted to Chief in the newly formed Storm Corps, and recieved a Transer Notice to the Star Destroyer “Possessor”.
Combat Victory 5
—Matthias loves to be in thge thick of combat.
26 y/o Male
Red hair, medium skin fade with about a half inch on top
Scar down the right side of face.
Tattoo on his right pectoral stating
“First in, Last standing”