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Biographical information




New Legaspi, Katagalugan, Mars

Birth date

December 19, 2531

Death date


Physical information




6' 8", 7' 2" in armor

Hair color


Affiliation and military information




Petty Officer Second Class


Close Quarters Combat

And that's how you hit like a girl.

Petty Officer Second Class Nicole-458 is a United Nations Space Command Spartan-II supersoldier. She was introduced as an unlockable character for the Fighting style game Dead or Alive 4. Nicole is considered canon to the Halo Universe, though her appearance in Dead or Alive 4 isn't.[1]


Spartan 458 in a duel
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Bungie has stated in its December 13, 2005 Weekly Update that "Nicole was born in the year 2531 in the city of New Legaspi on Mars. At six years of age she was abducted by agents of the Office of Naval Intelligence and conscripted into the Spartan-II Program." She is from a later group of Spartan-II soldiers than those led by John-117, who were born in 2511. Nicole has Type O blood, is of Filipino descent and likes Halo-halo. She enjoys watching Anime and participating in Competition Shooting. She prefers close quarters combat.

In 2552, "SPARTAN-458's unit was preparing for a classified mission on Nassau Station when the ONI stealth ship Apocalypso tumbled into real-space - being carried along in the wake of a freak slipspace anomaly. The anomaly intersected Nassau Station; creating a semi-stable "bubble" in the space/time continuum on its way back to the 21st Century. For the time being Nicole-458 is trapped in the 21st century; guarding Nassau Station's secrets with anything but lethal force (she realizes killing someone in the past could have dire consequences in the future) and waiting for the "bubble" to collapse and hopefully return her to the year 2552. It is unknown how Nicole somehow received Mark VI MJOLNIR armor along the way."[2]

Character Design Edit

Nicole's movement controls were originally modeled on the character Bayman's set. Designer Tomonobu Itagaki realized a simplistic and effortless palette-swap would be boring to both fans of Dead or Alive and Halo. The Bayman moves were then treated as a starting point until the designers reinvented the Spartan as a unique and exceptional character with every move in her arsenal paying homage to a Halo move.[3] In keeping with the idea of English being the language of the UNSC, Nicole is the only character on DOA4 that speaks English, although she occasionally speaks Japanese. When a taunt is used Nicole smacks her fist into her open palm and activates active camo.

Unique AttacksEdit

SPARTAN-458 has numerous unique moves in Dead or Alive 4, all of these Halo references.

  • Slipspace Straight Combo: YYY or YYY
  • Pillar of Autumn: YY→YYY or YY→YYY
  • Grunt Punt Combo: YY→YYB or YY→YYB
  • Covenant Crusher: YYBB or YYBB
  • Dead on Arrival: YB
  • MAC Lunge: ┘Y
  • Pelican Straight: Y
  • Tank Treads: ↑YY
  • SPARTAN Straight Combo: →YYY
  • Ghost Destroyer Combo: →YBY
  • Orbital Aggression: →YBB
  • Augmented Assault: ←YY
  • Warthog Tackle: ←→Y
  • Brute Basher: →Y
  • Assault Fist: ←Y

Quotes Edit

  • "Hostile located." (Said before starting a fight)
  • "Your luck just ran out." (Said before starting a fight)
  • "And that's how you hit like a girl." (Upon winning a round)
  • "Hostile down." (Upon winning a round)
  • "You were strong, just not as strong as me." (Upon winning a round)
  • "Contact neutralized." (Upon winning a round, without losing health)
  • "You have no business up here." (Said In Timetrial Cutscene)
  • "Forget what you saw here." (In Japanese upon winning two rounds without losing health)
  • "Enough is enough." (Said before starting a fight)
  • "I'll take you on." (In Japanese, said before starting a fight)
  • "I'll put you out of your misery." (In Japanese, said before starting a fight)
  • "The bad day you're having just got worse." (Said before starting a fight)
  • "You ain't gonna make it." (Said before starting a fight)
  • "Leave now; there's nothing here but a shortcut to hell." (Said in Timetrial Cutscene)


Nicole458 is yes, cannon
The verification that Nicole-458 is canon to the Halo Universe.
HaloprovAdded by Haloprov


  • She bears a very high numeral identification, similar to Ralph-303.
  • Currently, Nicole has not appeared in any form of Halo media outside of Dead or Alive 4 thus far.





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