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{{Quote|As they say in my house, there's a thin line between bravery and stupidity.|Count<ref name="AC7-M07">{{Cite game|AC7|M07}}</ref>}}
 
'''Count''' is an [[Osean Air Defense Force]] fighter pilot and a member of the [[Long Range Strategic Strike Group]], as well as a former member of the [[Spare Squadron]].
 
'''Count''' is an [[Osean Air Defense Force]] fighter pilot and a member of the [[Long Range Strategic Strike Group]], as well as a former member of the [[Spare Squadron]].
   
The self-proclaimed leader of the Spare Squadron, he often inflated his kill reports, garnering significant attention from the base commander [[D. McKinsey]].
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The self-proclaimed leader of the Spare Squadron, he often inflated his kill reports, garnering significant attention from the base commander [[D. McKinsey]].<ref name="AC7-Website">https://ace7.acecombat.jp/clm/column03.php</ref>
   
His propensity for exaggerating his own feats, most especially his kill count (hence his callsign) has made out an impression of him being something of a pathological liar, as seen during his time as a member of Spare Squadron, where none of his fellow squad mates and even [[AWACS Bandog]] regarded any information he gave out to be trustworthy and reliable. <ref name="AC7-Website">https://ace7.acecombat.jp/clm/column03.php</ref>
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His propensity for exaggerating his own feats, most especially his kill count has made out an impression of him being something of a pathological liar, as seen during his time as a member of Spare Squadron, where none of his fellow squad mates and even [[AWACS Bandog]] regarded any information he gave out to be trustworthy and reliable.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Spare Squadron===
 
===Spare Squadron===
At some point prior to the [[Lighthouse War]], Count spread rumors that he came from a noble family, hence his nickname.<ref name="AC7-Website"/> He was later convicted of fraud and was incarcerated. At the war's outbreak, he was transferred to the [[444th Air Base]]'s Spare Squadron in [[Zapland]].{{Ref|AC7-M10|"[[Transfer Orders]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
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At some point prior to the [[Lighthouse War]], Count spread rumors that he came from a noble family, hence his nickname.<ref name="AC7-Website"/> He was later convicted of fraud and was incarcerated. At the war's outbreak, he was transferred to the [[444th Air Base]]'s Spare Squadron in [[Zapland]].<ref name="AC7-M10">{{Cite game|AC7|M10}}</ref>
   
As [[Erusea]] began attacking the fake base next to the 444th base, Count and the rest of Spare Squadron were repeatedly deployed in order to make the base look legit.{{Ref|AC7-Cut05|"[[Transcript:Fetid Air|Fetid Air]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} On July 1, 2019, Count and the squadron engaged multiple [[bomber]]s after contact with their superior Colonel D. McKinsey was lost, and was thrown in solitary along with the rest of the unit for disobeying orders.{{Ref|AC7-M05|"[[444]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}
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As [[Erusea]] began attacking the fake base next to the 444th base, Count and the rest of Spare Squadron were repeatedly deployed in order to make the base look legit.<ref name="AC7-Cut05">{{Cite game|AC7|Cut05}}</ref> On July 1, 2019, Count and the squadron engaged multiple [[bomber]]s after contact with their superior Colonel D. McKinsey was lost, and was thrown in solitary along with the rest of the unit for disobeying orders.<ref name="AC7-M05">{{Cite game|AC7|M05}}</ref>
   
On July 4, 2019, Count participated in [[Operation One Pair]] where he assisted in crippling [[Erusea]]n bases situated in [[Roca Roja]].{{Ref|AC7-M06|"[[Long Day]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
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On July 4, 2019, Count participated in [[Operation One Pair]] where he assisted in crippling [[Erusea]]n bases situated in [[Roca Roja]].<ref name="AC7-M06">{{Cite game|AC7|M06}}</ref>
   
On July 12, 2019, he participated in an operation over the [[Yinshi Valley]]. He bailed out of the operation area when [[Sol Squadron]] appeared.{{Refcall|AC7-M07}}
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On July 12, 2019, he participated in [[Operation Two Pairs]] over the [[Yinshi Valley]], where he assisted the [[Cyclops Squadron|Cyclops]] and [[Strider Squadron]]s. He retreated out of the operation area alongside several other pilots when [[Sol Squadron]] entered the airspace.<ref name="AC7-M07"/>
   
On July 22, 2019, Count took part in [[Operation Three of a Kind]], where he attacked the oil depot at [[Artiglio Port]]. He later assisted in tracking down several [[tank truck]]s that were attempting to flee the area, attracting several [[MQ-99|drones]] when he was near Erusean territory.{{Ref|AC7-M08|"[[Pipeline Destruction (AC7)|Pipeline Destruction]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
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On July 22, 2019, Count took part in [[Operation Three of a Kind]], where he attacked the oil depot at [[Artiglio Port]]. He later assisted in tracking down several [[tank truck]]s that were attempting to flee the area, attracting several [[MQ-99|drones]] when he was near Erusean territory.<ref name="AC7-M08">{{Cite game|AC7|M08}}</ref>
   
During [[Operation Flush]] over the [[Waiapolo Mountains]], Count assisted in destroying radar sites in the area. As a formation of [[F/A-18F Super Hornet|drones]] posing as an Osean squadron entered the area, Count and the squadron proceeded to engage them once they were identified as hostile, while avoiding [[Helios]] projectiles. Following the dogfight, Count was ordered by [[AWACS Bandog]] to shoot down the last enemy who was posing as an ally, only to be revealed as fellow Spare Squadron member [[Full Band]], who was tagged by the AWACS as hostile.{{Ref|AC7-M09|"[[Faceless Soldier]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
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[[File:Count's Su-33 during Operation Flush.jpeg|thumb|250px|Count during Operation Flush]]
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During [[Operation Flush]] over the [[Waiapolo Mountains]], Count assisted in destroying radar sites in the area. As a formation of [[F/A-18F Super Hornet|drones]] posing as an [[Osea]]n squadron entered the area, Count and the squadron proceeded to engage them once they were identified as hostile, while avoiding [[Helios]] projectiles. Following the dogfight, Count was ordered by [[AWACS Bandog]] to shoot down the last enemy who was posing as an ally, only to be revealed as fellow Spare Squadron member [[Full Band]], who was tagged by the AWACS as hostile.<ref name="AC7-M09">{{Cite game|AC7|M09}}</ref>
   
On August 5, 2019, Count and [[Trigger]] were personally handpicked by the General Staff Office to [[Operation Full House|escort]] Colonel McKinsey over [[Bulgurdarest]]. He escorted the transport carrying the commander, while Trigger destroyed any [[Surface-to-Air Missile|SAM]] sites and incoming aircraft, as well as an [[ADFX-10|unidentified aircraft]].{{Refcall|AC7-M10}}
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On August 5, 2019, Count and [[Trigger]] were personally handpicked by the General Staff Office to [[Operation Full House|escort]] Colonel McKinsey over [[Bulgurdarest]]. He escorted the transport carrying the commander, while Trigger destroyed any [[Surface-to-Air Missile|SAM]] sites and incoming aircraft, as well as an [[ADFX-10|unidentified aircraft]].<ref name="AC7-M10"/>
   
Following Operation Full House, Count and Trigger were transferred to the Long Range Strategic Strike Group and joined the ranks of [[Cyclops Squadron|Cyclops]] and [[Strider Squadron]]s, as Cyclops 2 and Strider 1 respectively.{{Ref|AC7-M11|"[[Fleet Destruction]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
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Following Operation Full House, Count and Trigger were transferred to the Long Range Strategic Strike Group and joined the ranks of Cyclops and Strider Squadrons, as Cyclops 2 and Strider 1 respectively.<ref name="AC7-M11">{{Cite game|AC7|M11}}</ref>
===Long Range Strategic Strike Group===
 
Five days after [[Operation Full House]], on August 10, 2019, Count, alongside [[Trigger]], were transferred to the [[Long Range Strategic Strike Group]] as new pilots for [[Cyclops Squadron]] and [[Strider Squadron]] respectively. Count's first mission as a member of the LRSSG was [[Operation Siren's Song]], where Cyclops and Strider raided [[Snider's Top]] and attack the primary [[Erusean Navy]] resupply junction, dismantling the valley resupply base, destroying the marine aircraft launching platform, and sinking the formidable [[Njord Fleet]] stationed there, resulting in the weakening of [[Erusea]]'s naval power for the rest of the war.
 
   
On August 19, 2019, Count, as part of Cyclops Squadron, took part in [[Operation Dragon Breath]], where Cyclops and Strider were deployed to provide air support for [[Osean Defense Forces]] Major [[Deanna McOnie]]'s clandestine research group tasked with repairing the previously disabled 8th [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] turret in order to shoot down [[Arsenal Bird]] Liberty. The operation was a success, significantly reducing the potency of Erusea's air superiority.
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===Long Range Strategic Strike Group===
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Count's first mission as a member of the LRSSG was [[Operation Siren's Song]] on August 10, 2019, where Cyclops and Strider Squadrons raided [[Snider's Top]] and attacked the primary [[Erusean Navy]] resupply junction, destroying the valley resupply base, marine aircraft launching platform, and the [[Njord Fleet]].<ref name="AC7-M11"/>
   
On September 2, 2019, Count flew, this time without their squadron leader [[Wiseman]] taking charge, alongside Strider Squadron in destroying Erusea's IRBM silos by coordinating with [[Osean Air Defense Force]] [[B-2A Spirit]] strategic stealth bombers to drop bunker busters on them, during [[Operation Magic Spear]] in [[Sierraplata]].
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On August 19, 2019, Count, took part in [[Operation Dragon Breath]], where Cyclops and Strider Squadrons were deployed to provide air support for [[Osean Ground Defense Force|OGDF]] major [[Deanna McOnie]]'s research group tasked with repairing the previously disabled eighth [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] turret in order to shoot down [[Arsenal Bird]] "Liberty". As the Arsenal Bird entered the area, Count defended the turret from invading [[Unmanned aerial vehicle|UAV]]s while Trigger and [[Wiseman]] attacked the Arsenal Bird's central propellers.<ref name="AC7-M12">{{Cite game|AC7|M12}}</ref>
   
Prior to the culminating attack on [[Farbanti]], Count took part once again with Strider Squadron on a canyon run alongside [[Basilisk Team]] on a night raid against [[Cape Rainy]]'s AFB, the closest forward air base towards Erusea's capital city in preparation for the decisive attack.
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Following the operation, Cyclops Squadron was placed on standby, while Count was transferred to Strider Squadron as Strider 2, replacing [[Skald]]. On September 2, 2019, he assisted in [[Operation Magic Spear|destroying]] Erusea's [[Intermediate-range ballistic missile|IRBM]] silos by coordinating with OADF [[bomber]]s in [[Sierraplata]].<ref name="AC7-M13">{{Cite game|AC7|M13}}</ref>
   
On September 19, 2019, Count flew as Cyclops 2 now that Wiseman had returned to take up his role as Cyclops 1 during [[Operation Giant's Step]]. Sometime later in the operation, [[Sol Squadron]] arrived and clashed with the LRSSG's two squadrons. During the dogfight, Wiseman let himself be (voluntarily) chased by [[Mihaly A. Shilage|Mister X]] in a bid to allow Trigger to shoot the Erusean ace down while the latter was distracted, much to Count's concern. Unfortunately, Mister X managed to shoot down Wiseman towards the end of the chase, killing the Cyclops leader instantly. Count was audibly shaken at Wiseman's sudden death and lost his composure during the dogfight, prompting [[Jaeger]] to sternly remind Count of his position as the next flight lead after Wiseman. When all but Mister X of Sol Squadron were shot down during the drawn out air battle, Osea deployed its A-SAT attack with the intent of dismantling Erusea's communications network as planned, although Erusea pulled off the exact same tactic at almost the same time their enemy did, causing mass confusion which Mister X took advantage of to retreat. As [[AWACS Long Caster]] ordered the LRSSG to return to their base of operations, Count bitterly commented on Wiseman's ineffective sacrifice, and remained vengeful towards the Erusean experimental squadron about his squadron leader's demise throughout the rest of the war.
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On September 4, 2019, the LRSSG [[Operation Sighthound|defended]] an [[Osean Maritime Defense Force|OMDF]] that attempted to capture the ''[[Alicorn]]'' [[submarine]] stationed in Artiglio Port. Count assisted in defending the fleet from attacking Erusean forces, as well as [[EA-18G Growler]]s that had entered the airspace to support enemy fighters.<ref name="AC7-SP01">{{Cite game|AC7|SP01}}</ref>
   
Roughly two weeks after the assault on Farbanti and the loss of the continental communication network, the LRSSG was deployed to escort [[Édouard Labarthe|a certain Erusean military defector]] out of [[Anchorhead|Anchorhead Bay]], which has been turned into a chaotic urban free-for-all between the confused armies of both Osea and Erusea. Count took part in this operation, and at some point, managed to procure a radio and tape it onto his cockpit--making good on his self-request of wanting a radio "to keep his spirits up" during his previous operations as a member of [[Spare Squadron]]. He was dejected at the fact that everything "has gone to hell" as he was tuned in on the local media broadcasting station documenting the concurrent situation on the streets of the city, noting that the troops on the ground were indiscriminately shooting at each other due to the lack of proper identification.
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On September 10, 2019, Count and the LRSSG [[Operation Domino|infiltrated and attacked]] several Erusean fleets at [[Anchorhead]], before being engaged by the [[Mimic Squadron]]. While engaging the squadron, he changed his radio frequency to alert Trigger of Mimic's tactics and that they were eavesdropping on the two pilots. Count and Trigger emerged victorious when both Mimic pilots were shot down and killed.<ref name="AC7-SP02">{{Cite game|AC7|SP02}}</ref>
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On October 10, 2019, Count participated in [[Operation Reflux]] in [[Tyler Island]] as part of the LRSSG to provide air support for retreating Osean troops. During the later phase of the operation, where the LRSSG squadrons narrowly manage to shoot down the [[Supply ship]]s bound for the [[Arsenal Bird]] Justice stationed at the [[International Space Elevator]], Count commented on how he preferred being a fighter pilot, claiming that he didn't have to see the atrocities of war on the ground below when [[Avril Mead]], who was part of the operation alongside other Spare personnel, including [[Tabloid]] alongside [[Rosa Cossette D'Elise]], who was narrowly rescued by them earlier in the chaos, stated how the Princess' daring move to throw flares on their besieged position was partly due to her witnessing the possibility of the deaths of innocent children in the area had the LRSSG not intervened sooner.
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Prior to the culminating attack on [[Farbanti]], Count took part in [[Operation Werewolf]], where he flew through [[Cape Rainy]]'s ravine and assisted [[Basilisk Team]] in a night raid on the Erusean base in the area.<ref name="AC7-M14">{{Cite game|AC7|M14}}</ref>
   
After Operation Reflux, the LRSSG found themselves lacking in both a communication network and more importantly, supplies. Under the guise of an official mission, Count flew in the Cyclops Squadron alongside Strider Squadron as usual towards the autonomous state of [[Shilage]] to raid supplies from [[Shilage Castle]], which had been turned into an impromptu storage facility during [[Operation Beehive]]. When the LRSSG were close to neutralizing the rather weak defenses around the area, Sol Squadron reappeared and challenged the two squadrons once again, now loyally affiliated to their origin as a squadron of the [[Voslagian Air Force]]. When [[Wit]], aka Sol 2, taunted the LRSSG over an open channel about them "talking bold" even after "one of their [[Wiseman|leaders]] got killed", Count was incensed at the Voslagian's callous words, and as they fought over Shilage Castle, Count made angry remarks about wanting to kill and destroy every single Sol Squadron member, mocking their "pride" as "knights" in the sky.
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After Operation Werewolf's success, Cyclops Squadron was brought back into action, and Count and Skald were returned to their original positions. On September 19, 2019, Count engaged Erusean forces in Farbanti during [[Operation Giant's Step]]. Sometime later in the operation, Sol Squadron arrived and engaged the two squadrons. During the dogfight, Wiseman was shot down and killed by [[Mihaly A. Shilage|Mister X]], forcing leadership of the unit to transferred to Count, who was hesitant to lead. Following the destruction of [[Usea]]'s satellite network, [[AWACS Long Caster]] ordered both squadrons to make an emergency landing at [[Gardos Air Base]].<ref name="AC7-M15">{{Cite game|AC7|M15}}</ref>
   
Just when the LRSSG was about to defeat Sol Squadron, however, [[Mihaly A. Shilage]] intervened in his new [[X-02S Strike Wyvern]] equipped with the powerful "Arclight" [[Electromagnetic Launcher|EML]] railgun, and challenged Trigger to a one-on-one duel in the skies. During the dogfight, Count compared Mihaly's flight patterns to the "[[ADFX-10|drone]] they shot down over [[Bulgurdarest]]" earlier in the war, causing Jaeger to chime in stating that it was likely that the advanced UAV from before was more or less likely based off the old ace's flight patterns and not vice versa.
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Following the operation, the squadrons were reorganized, and Count was permanently assigned to Strider Squadron as Strider 2 again. On October 1, 2019, the LRSSG was deployed to [[Operation Gorgon|escort]] Erusean general [[Édouard Labarthe]] out of Anchorhead Bay. Count assisted in defending the transport from Erusean Radical forces.<ref name="AC7-M16">{{Cite game|AC7|M16}}</ref>
   
In the final stages of the war, Count was among the last to retreat after [[Operation Daredevil]] when the pair of super-advanced UCAVs [[ADF-11F Raven|Hugin and Munin]] arrived and started shooting down the new Osea-Erusea coalition force's aircraft. Count noticed Princess D'Elise jumping down from the Space Elevator, and when he saw one of the Ravens flying towards her general direction, Count swerved in between the UCAV and the Princess, taking a direct hit on a missile presumably meant for the girl. With his plane heavily damaged from the defensive maneuver, Count is directed by AWACS Long Caster to the derelict [[OFS Admiral Andersen]] to land, escorted by his old partner Trigger, in which he manages to succeed, subsequently guiding Trigger's landing process.
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After Operation Gorgon, Count suggested that the LRSSG devise a plan for self-defense, and an operation to relocate to Tyler Island was set in motion. On October 10, 2019, he participated in [[Operation Reflux]] to provide air support for retreating Osean troops. He later assisted in preventing Erusean conservative forces from bombing the island and shooting down escaping [[Single-stage-to-orbit|SSTO]] shuttles.<ref name="AC7-M17">{{Cite game|AC7|M17}}</ref>
   
In the early hours of the next day, after [[Operation Hush|a grueling battle]] between what little remained of the Osea-Erusea coalition force's aircraft and the ADF-11Fs, in which several pilots, Wit/Sol 2 among them, are shot down and killed, Count follows Trigger towards the latter's pursuit of the last [[ADF-11]] towards the tunnel leading upwards to the Space Elevator in order to prevent it from transmitting the combat data it had received over both the course of the war and in the recent dogfight, managing to glean Trigger's flight data as well. Count kept up with Trigger relatively well, up until the ADF-11 managed to sneak behind the two pilots, shooting up Count's engines, damaging its ability to generate more thrust. Upon arrival of the subterranean base of the Space Elevator, Count attempted a belly landing while urging Trigger to escape the structure through the Elevator windbreak.
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On October 24, 2019, Count took part in [[Operation Beehive]], where Strider Squadron raided [[Shilage Castle]] for supplies. He later engaged the [[Sol Squadron]]. When [[Mihaly A. Shilage|Mihaly]] entered the airspace, Count and the other Strider pilots formed a perimeter, while Trigger engaged him.<ref name="AC7-M18">{{Cite game|AC7|M18}}</ref>
   
During his landing process, Count's last transmissions abruptly end in a crash and a cut-off of his transmission feed, presumed KIA. This causes a concerned [[Húxiān]] to call his position out, and, after a period of silence that followed Trigger flying out of the tall windbreak, reveals that he survived the crash and watched his partner fly out into the blue skies above, saying that it was probably his fate to watch from down below, with Húxiān reciprocating the sentiment.
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A week after the operation in [[Shilage]], Count took part in [[Operation Daredevil]] around the [[International Space Elevator]], where he assisted the Osean-Erusean coalition forces in engaging the Radicals and later the [[Arsenal Bird]] "Justice". Count was later attacked by two [[ADF-11F Raven|ADF-11Fs]] that had entered the airspace, forcing him and Trigger to land at the [[OFS Admiral Andersen|OFS ''Admiral Andersen'']].<ref name="AC7-M19">{{Cite game|AC7|M19}}</ref> [[Operation Hush|The following day]], Count and the remaining coalition forces engaged the two [[Unmanned aerial vehicle|UAVs]]. Trigger and Count later pursued the remaining [[ADF-11]] that escaped into the space elevator's tunnel. While in the tunnel, Count sustained heavy damage from the UAV. After Trigger shot down the UAV, he forced a landing within the elevator while Trigger escaped by flying up the shaft. He later confirmed his survival, allowing the other pilots to request aid.<ref name="AC7-M20">{{Cite game|AC7|M20}}</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 13:24, January 17, 2020

"As they say in my house, there's a thin line between bravery and stupidity."
― Count[1]

Count is an Osean Air Defense Force fighter pilot and a member of the Long Range Strategic Strike Group, as well as a former member of the Spare Squadron.

The self-proclaimed leader of the Spare Squadron, he often inflated his kill reports, garnering significant attention from the base commander D. McKinsey.[2]

His propensity for exaggerating his own feats, most especially his kill count has made out an impression of him being something of a pathological liar, as seen during his time as a member of Spare Squadron, where none of his fellow squad mates and even AWACS Bandog regarded any information he gave out to be trustworthy and reliable.

Biography

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Spare Squadron

At some point prior to the Lighthouse War, Count spread rumors that he came from a noble family, hence his nickname.[2] He was later convicted of fraud and was incarcerated. At the war's outbreak, he was transferred to the 444th Air Base's Spare Squadron in Zapland.[3]

As Erusea began attacking the fake base next to the 444th base, Count and the rest of Spare Squadron were repeatedly deployed in order to make the base look legit.[4] On July 1, 2019, Count and the squadron engaged multiple bombers after contact with their superior Colonel D. McKinsey was lost, and was thrown in solitary along with the rest of the unit for disobeying orders.[5]

On July 4, 2019, Count participated in Operation One Pair where he assisted in crippling Erusean bases situated in Roca Roja.[6]

On July 12, 2019, he participated in Operation Two Pairs over the Yinshi Valley, where he assisted the Cyclops and Strider Squadrons. He retreated out of the operation area alongside several other pilots when Sol Squadron entered the airspace.[1]

On July 22, 2019, Count took part in Operation Three of a Kind, where he attacked the oil depot at Artiglio Port. He later assisted in tracking down several tank trucks that were attempting to flee the area, attracting several drones when he was near Erusean territory.[7]

Count&#039;s Su-33 during Operation Flush

Count during Operation Flush

During Operation Flush over the Waiapolo Mountains, Count assisted in destroying radar sites in the area. As a formation of drones posing as an Osean squadron entered the area, Count and the squadron proceeded to engage them once they were identified as hostile, while avoiding Helios projectiles. Following the dogfight, Count was ordered by AWACS Bandog to shoot down the last enemy who was posing as an ally, only to be revealed as fellow Spare Squadron member Full Band, who was tagged by the AWACS as hostile.[8]

On August 5, 2019, Count and Trigger were personally handpicked by the General Staff Office to escort Colonel McKinsey over Bulgurdarest. He escorted the transport carrying the commander, while Trigger destroyed any SAM sites and incoming aircraft, as well as an unidentified aircraft.[3]

Following Operation Full House, Count and Trigger were transferred to the Long Range Strategic Strike Group and joined the ranks of Cyclops and Strider Squadrons, as Cyclops 2 and Strider 1 respectively.[9]

Long Range Strategic Strike Group

Count's first mission as a member of the LRSSG was Operation Siren's Song on August 10, 2019, where Cyclops and Strider Squadrons raided Snider's Top and attacked the primary Erusean Navy resupply junction, destroying the valley resupply base, marine aircraft launching platform, and the Njord Fleet.[9]

On August 19, 2019, Count, took part in Operation Dragon Breath, where Cyclops and Strider Squadrons were deployed to provide air support for OGDF major Deanna McOnie's research group tasked with repairing the previously disabled eighth Stonehenge turret in order to shoot down Arsenal Bird "Liberty". As the Arsenal Bird entered the area, Count defended the turret from invading UAVs while Trigger and Wiseman attacked the Arsenal Bird's central propellers.[10]

Following the operation, Cyclops Squadron was placed on standby, while Count was transferred to Strider Squadron as Strider 2, replacing Skald. On September 2, 2019, he assisted in destroying Erusea's IRBM silos by coordinating with OADF bombers in Sierraplata.[11]

Alicorn

On September 4, 2019, the LRSSG defended an OMDF that attempted to capture the Alicorn submarine stationed in Artiglio Port. Count assisted in defending the fleet from attacking Erusean forces, as well as EA-18G Growlers that had entered the airspace to support enemy fighters.[12]

On September 10, 2019, Count and the LRSSG infiltrated and attacked several Erusean fleets at Anchorhead, before being engaged by the Mimic Squadron. While engaging the squadron, he changed his radio frequency to alert Trigger of Mimic's tactics and that they were eavesdropping on the two pilots. Count and Trigger emerged victorious when both Mimic pilots were shot down and killed.[13]

Farbanti and civil war

Prior to the culminating attack on Farbanti, Count took part in Operation Werewolf, where he flew through Cape Rainy's ravine and assisted Basilisk Team in a night raid on the Erusean base in the area.[14]

After Operation Werewolf's success, Cyclops Squadron was brought back into action, and Count and Skald were returned to their original positions. On September 19, 2019, Count engaged Erusean forces in Farbanti during Operation Giant's Step. Sometime later in the operation, Sol Squadron arrived and engaged the two squadrons. During the dogfight, Wiseman was shot down and killed by Mister X, forcing leadership of the unit to transferred to Count, who was hesitant to lead. Following the destruction of Usea's satellite network, AWACS Long Caster ordered both squadrons to make an emergency landing at Gardos Air Base.[15]

Following the operation, the squadrons were reorganized, and Count was permanently assigned to Strider Squadron as Strider 2 again. On October 1, 2019, the LRSSG was deployed to escort Erusean general Édouard Labarthe out of Anchorhead Bay. Count assisted in defending the transport from Erusean Radical forces.[16]

After Operation Gorgon, Count suggested that the LRSSG devise a plan for self-defense, and an operation to relocate to Tyler Island was set in motion. On October 10, 2019, he participated in Operation Reflux to provide air support for retreating Osean troops. He later assisted in preventing Erusean conservative forces from bombing the island and shooting down escaping SSTO shuttles.[17]

On October 24, 2019, Count took part in Operation Beehive, where Strider Squadron raided Shilage Castle for supplies. He later engaged the Sol Squadron. When Mihaly entered the airspace, Count and the other Strider pilots formed a perimeter, while Trigger engaged him.[18]

A week after the operation in Shilage, Count took part in Operation Daredevil around the International Space Elevator, where he assisted the Osean-Erusean coalition forces in engaging the Radicals and later the Arsenal Bird "Justice". Count was later attacked by two ADF-11Fs that had entered the airspace, forcing him and Trigger to land at the OFS Admiral Andersen.[19] The following day, Count and the remaining coalition forces engaged the two UAVs. Trigger and Count later pursued the remaining ADF-11 that escaped into the space elevator's tunnel. While in the tunnel, Count sustained heavy damage from the UAV. After Trigger shot down the UAV, he forced a landing within the elevator while Trigger escaped by flying up the shaft. He later confirmed his survival, allowing the other pilots to request aid.[20]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mission 07: "First Contact", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://ace7.acecombat.jp/clm/column03.php
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mission 10: "Transfer Orders", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  4. Cutscene 05: "Fetid Air", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  5. Mission 05: "444", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  6. Mission 06: "Long Day", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  7. Mission 08: "Pipeline Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  8. Mission 09: "Faceless Soldier", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mission 11: "Fleet Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  10. Mission 12: "Stonehenge Defensive", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  11. Mission 13: "Bunker Buster", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  12. SP Mission 01: "Unexpected Visitor", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  13. SP Mission 02: "Anchorhead Raid", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  14. Mission 14: "Cape Rainy Assault", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  15. Mission 15: "Battle for Farbanti", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  16. Mission 16: "Last Hope", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  17. Mission 17: "Homeward", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  18. Mission 18: "Lost Kingdom", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  19. Mission 19: "Lighthouse", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  20. Mission 20: "Dark Blue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
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