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"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]


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 an operation over the Yinshi Valley. He bailed out of the operation area when Sol Squadron appeared.[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]

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

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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) turret in order to shoot down Arsenal Bird Justice. The operation was a success, significantly reducing the potency of Erusea's air superiority.

On September 2, 2019, Count flew again with Cyclops Squadron, this time without their Wiseman taking charge, alongside Strider Squadron in dismantling Erusea's IRBM silos located in Sierraplata during Operation Magic Spear.

In the final stages of the war, Count's plane was ambushed and damaged by ADF-11 in the undersea tunnel on the way towards the base of the space elevator to chase after the drone but he managed to make a safe belly landing after the drone was destroyed.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "First Contact", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Transfer Orders", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  4. "Fetid Air", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  5. "444", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  6. "Long Day", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  7. "Pipeline Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  8. "Faceless Soldier", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  9. "Fleet Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
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