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Iana

Iana faction

REU

Side
Attacker
Role
intel-denier, intel-gatherer
Armor
Speed
Difficulty

UNIQUE ABILITIES AND PLAYSTYLE

The Gemini Replicator is a remotely-controlled holographic copy of Iana. It can move and produces sound like she would, but it cannot shoot, melee or use secondary gadgets. It has a time limit, or it can be exited at any time. There is always a cooldown between two uses, which is longer if it’s destroyed.

The Replicator is all about fooling Iana’s opponents and collecting information. During its deployment, she can find her opponents and cause confusion to her heart’s content. If the Gemini is spotted and destroyed, it can help Iana deduce the threat’s location, but it will buy her opponents a few precious seconds to reposition.

Loadout

Primary Weapon

ARX200

ASSAULT RIFLE

G36C

ASSAULT RIFLE

Secondary Weapon

Mk1 9mm

HANDGUN

Gadget

Frag Grenade

Smoke Grenade

Unique Ability

GEMINI REPLICATOR

Biography
Real Name
Nienke Meijer
Date of Birth
August 27th (Age 35)
Place of Birth
Katwijk, the Netherlands

Biography

"All systems are complementary, if you know how to connect them.”

Meijer’s mother was lead engineer on the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument that landed on Titan. Encouraged to reach for the stars from an early age, she studied Aerospace Engineering with a view toward becoming a fighter pilot. Unfortunately, her albinism meant she had compromised retina and her application was refused. She changed her focus to systems engineering, developing contact lenses that overcorrected her genetic deficit while integrating a state-of-the-art AR overlay.

It was a collaboration during her doctorate that gave Meijer the first taste of where she longed to be. Returning from the International Space Station only fuelled her desire to explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos, no matter the cost. She pioneered topographical mapping software that allows her to project a real-time, virtual copy of herself to anywhere visible by satellite or drone. It was this technology which caught the eye of Elena “Mira” Álvarez, and subsequently Six.

Psychological report

"The first time I met Specialist Nienke “Iana” Meijer she told me that the silver spoon I use to stir my tea has more in common with the nails that hold my chair together than the flatware of kings. She suggested a gold spoon for a less metallic aftertaste, but upon seeing me add sugar she amended it to zinc or copper. Marvellous. Her reductionist and frank approach is sure to challenge her fellow operators! []

Her face lights up when she tells the story of watching the landing on Titan with her mom, or of her precious few days on the International Space Station. It’s clear these events triggered a growing impatience to go further and see more. Had she been born 200 years earlier, she would have been one of the intrepid souls mapping every corner of our tiny blue marble, but as it is she’s had to settle for distant and less familiar worlds. []

Reading Meijer’s file, it’s apparent that she succeeds through sheer intellect, resolve, and fearlessness. Yet cocooned within her collaborative and outgoing exterior is a fragile core she keeps guarded and private. Growing up albino wasn’t an easy proposition, regardless of how outwardly tolerant society may seem. There was social stigma and childish name-calling, but these hardships fostered self-determination and self-assurance. Alone, she is a like a raging river: Hell-bent on overcoming any obstacle that blocks her way, regardless of the personal cost. []

She was eager to share her experiences and knowledge, and to grow within a very different sort of team than is her natural habitat. Especially thrilling is her ability to analyze a myriad of scenarios and to create discreet aspects of herself to tackle each of them simultaneously. Often, those who multitask have reduced outcomes in all areas, but here, also, Meijer is the exception. []

I have every confidence that she will make an excellent addition to Rainbow. However, much like Specialists Eliza “Ash” Cohen and Elena “Mira” Álvarez, it will be paramount to ensure that she synergizes with her team, rather than struggling alone to cross-purposes.

-- Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey, Director of Rainbow

COSPLAY GUIDE

Don't be afraid of going into the uncharted space with Iana and her Cosplay guide. The Operator Cosplay guide includes a full 360 view of Iana's Operator model, detailed close-ups of her Uniform items, guns and accessories, as well as the original color schemes and patterns.

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