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|Status||Alive (as of Killzone: Mercenary)|
|Role||Black Market Arms Dealer|
|Affiliation||Phantom Talon Corp (as supplier),
ISA (as supplier),
Helghan Empire (through Arran Danner)
Early Life Edit
Blackjack was born on one of the outer colonies settled by migrants from the Eastern European region in the late 2200s. As a teenager, Blackjack was profiled as "a bright but rebellious child, with a precocious talent for technology". Overtime, the alias "Blackjack" became associated with criminal gangs. In his early years, Blackjack was infamous for launching several cyber attacks against Earth authorities. During the conflict between Earth and the middle colonies, Blackjack began to build up a system of connections between his fellow arms dealers. Eventually, Blackjack had gone from small-scale weapons dealer, to supplier of advanced weaponry.
During the invasion on Southern Vekta, Blackjack served as an underground weapons dealer for several mercenary organizations, primarily the Phantom Talon Corp. Arran Danner, one of Phantom's mercenaries, was said to be Blackjack's favorite client. Danner would frequently request Blackjack's arsenal during his service in Phantom. Blackjack eventually went under the ISA's radar after assisting Danner, following his "defection to the Helghast". Blackjack aided Danner in his final missions, cititing that his death and the virus' use would be "bad for buisness". Hacking into his comms he provided extra intel to help ensure his survival, and helped him double cross Kratek, who planned on killing Danner as soon as his usefulness ran out. Following Danner's victory Blackjack remotely took control of Kratek's Overlord evacing Danner and Justus from the crashing research facility. He advised Danner to destroy Doctor Savic's virus ending things there.
In the end Blackjack showed that his true motive was, as always, profit. The death of Admiral Grey, Col. Kratek, and the destruction of the virus guaranteed that there would be no immediate end to the war. Following the destruction of Pyrrhus by a nuclear warhead, Blackjack immediately began to profit, selling anti-raditation drugs he had 'conveniently' stockpiled among other things. Afterwards Blackjack used his expertise and resources to keep the now fugitive Danner and Justus under the ISA and Helghast radar.
- He is voiced by Trevor White.
- His real name is unknown.
- Blackjack's accent suggests he is of Russian descent.
- He has enough technical skills to erase the identity a person from UCA and ISA databanks.
- He, along only with Justus Harkin and Anders Benoit, is one of the few characters in Mercenary to appear in the live action trailer.