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Tony Hopkins

Mechwarrior

Sketch by Nikola Temkov

Sex:  Male
Year of Birth:  3031
Place of Origin:  Outworlds Alliance


Gunnery:  3

Piloting:  5


Pilots:
  • Hornet Hopkins HNT-171, 20 tons


  • Lance:  Strikers' Scout Lance - The Invaders
  • Inside Look at Tony's Hornet


  • ...Hornet Photo Link
  • The Hornet From Hell

  • Strike Specialist

    Tony Hopkins was a Mech pilot since his childhood.  Growing up in the
    Outworlds Alliance, Tony used to ride with his father in the family's AgroMech.  
    Owning a small plantation, his family raised him and his siblings to one day take over the family business.  Though Tony enjoyed his time in the fields, his mind wandered often.  He became rebellious, and decided he would leave planet as soon as he could afford to.  His parents were devastated, but they supported
    their boy in whatever he decided to do.  Tony joined the local militia and began
    piloting BattleMechs instead of AgroMechs.  His witty mind and fun loving
    nature immediately attracted him to the faster smaller Mechs available in the
    militia.  Gaining a reputation for his speed and remarkable piloting, Tony soon
    purchased his own BattleMech, a Hornet.  The small nature of the Mech was
    beneficial to Tony, and he immediately began customizing it.  Though extremely
    expensive, the modifications slowly began to transform the little Mech.  It's
    speed dramatically increased and it was soon known as the fastest Mech on
    planet.  Tony began fighting local resistances of the militia completely on his
    own.  His Mech could outrun any pursuers, while the upgrades gave him the
    firepower to wreak havoc on enemy bases.  Unfortunately, Tony's luck with
    escaping soon caught up with him.  After capture by guerrilla fighters, he was
    tortured senseless.  Waking days later, he was rescued by the militia and
    treated as a hero.  His Mech was recovered, and his reputation was at its peak.  
    However Tony did not recover from his torture.  He showed no problems
    publicly, but his fear was so great he would not pilot his Mech.  His friend,
    Vincent "Viper" Thomas of the militia, began piloting his Mech secretly for him
    in public.  Tony finally gained the courage and the need to pilot his Mech after 2
    years.  Vincent Thomas returned the Hornet to Tony, and Tony has then
    returned to piloting anew for 3 years before joining a mercenary unit.  His skills
    greatly diminished, but his Mech had also been upgraded by Strider's Strikers
    Clan tech.  Tony affectionately called his Hornet "Hopkins" or "Hoplite" after his
    father, Edward "Hoplite" Hopkins.
    Tony was killed when Blakist death squads attacked the Strider's Strikers
    command barracks.  He managed to be on patrol during the attack, and records
    show he bested 3 enemies before succumbing to superior enemy firepower.  His
    death was witnessed by Ryan Allen, a survivor of the attack.  He was
    posthumously promoted to lance commander of the reformed Strikers, a
    position meant to display his unparalleled grace with small Mechs and their
    engineering.

    This profile was last updated in 3068.