- "Let 'em see who the newbie Sprog is now!"
- ―One of Brian's random quotes during radio chatter.
Brian Douglas is a character in the Airforce Delta series who appears as one of the main playable characters in Airforce Delta Strike.
Brian became a pilot after taking the rapid pilot training program. He was dissatisfied in the regular forces and demanded to go to the front lines and was transferred to Delta. He joined 2nd Element to fill out the ranks.
Brian is portrayed as an optimistic, though reckless, young man. Throughout the game, he is shown to be rather immature and childish despite taking active part in war which is a very adult-oriented setting. Nevertheless, he is a fast learner, has hidden talents, and is highly enthusiastic to participate in battles. He is sometimes shown to be hotheaded due to being looked down on by some of the other pilots.
Brian is an orange-haired 22-year-old man of athletic build with blue eyes. He seems to be somewhat shorter than most of the other pilots. His eyes are notably slightly larger than most of the other male pilots. He appears to be Caucasian.
Events of AFD Strike
Brian is introduced, along with Jamie Jones, Rick Campbell, Alex Levine, Holst Prendre, and Pedro Glankert, in the debriefing for the mission operation code H4. Holst says that he joined 2nd Element to fill out the ranks, and Brian cheerfully introduces himself, saying that he looks forward to fighting with everybody in the name of peace. Holst tells everyone to show him the ropes if they get the chance, and says that it's all for the 2nd Element.
Later, 2nd Element is sent to attack as many hostile battleships gathering at Port Erythraei as possible within six minutes. On their way, they encounter four ships. If the player plays as Holst, Pedro will converse with Brian warning him not to get in Holst's way, otherwise he will open fire on him. If the player plays as Brian, after Brian destroys the ships, Pedro laughs and says, "Sprog keep trying!" as a taunt. At Port Erythraei, they destroy several enemy ships within six minutes. During the mission, they encounter Giuseppe Ferretti who can be shot down. After six minutes, Amelia tells them to return to base and the mission is complete. In the debriefing, Brian is pleased with the results of the mission and is excited over their victory, but Pedro tells him to calm down. Brian says that they sunk enemy battleships and it was awesome. Pedro gets angry at Brian but Holst stops him. Holst then tells Brian that he agrees today was a success and they sunk enemy ships and it's natural to get excited over things like that, but then he tells Brian that he can't just forget about everything and go wild and he must reflect on what happened. Brian asks what it is and Pedro angrily tells him that it was how he was zipping around out there and not giving a 'damn' to the rest of his Element. Holst tells Pedro to stop but he tells him that he's too easy on Brian who still doesn't even have the basics down and could've gotten them killed. Pedro and Brian start to argue and Holst angrily tells them to knock it off. He then tells Brian that it's okay to be pleased but warns him not to let it go to his head as it can get him killed, and Holst also tells Pedro that they were greenhorns once and he should remember that next time he deals with Brian. Pedro reluctantly agrees as well as Brian. Holst tells them that he'll file the report. Holst gets worried about what he's going to do with Pedro and Brian.
Later, 2nd Element is sent to the Lugerde Desert to deal with an invading ground fleet consisting of strange, tire-like battleships. They are accompanied by David Smith, Collette Le Clerc, and Constance Le Clerc, who all, however, crash into the battleships. 2nd Element then attacks the main battleships from the side when Amelia tells them to. They eventually manage to wipe out the enemy battleships, completing the mission. In the debriefing, Robert congratulates them and Brian is overjoyed by their victory, but then Lilia states that although the Lugerde Desert fared well, everyone else took a beating and the front line has receded. Brian is displeased and Pedro asks him how much does it take to go through to his head, and tells him that 'you dreamy new recruits are the worst'. Brian gets angry saying that Pedro can't mean him but Pedro says he does and doesn't take a word back from it. They begin arguing and Holst angrily stops them saying that they're free to celebrate and to take the war seriously but they are not allowed to stir up conflict in the Element. Pedro attempts to resist but Holst tells him that if this baloney doesn't stop, their Element will lose its ability to fight. After Holst leaves and Lilia tells Pedro that it's enough from him, she then tells Brian that with each mission, he is that much closer to being a hero and if he doesn't keep it up, he will soon be forgotten. Pedro and Brian reluctantly agree and leave.
Later, Brian and the other pilots are sent to capture the enemy's transport squadron and to destroy the enemy's airships surrounding the transports, then to guide the transports back into friendly airspace. They succeed in their mission.
Later, Brian and the other pilots are sent to attack the enemy's new anti-aircraft system, tornado generators, in the Drycharl Desert. If the player plays a 2nd Element character, they will not have to play the Intercept mission for Twister. At the Drycharl Desert, Delta destroys the tornado generators and the operations base, completing the mission.
Later, 2nd Element is sent to destroy an enemy fleet in the Tieschull Ocean in the polar region. During the mission, they encounter Sergei Kinski. 2nd Element destroys all the ships disguised as ice floes, completing the mission. In the debriefing, when Holst and Harry Garrett discuss things involving a wire transfer, Brian asks them what they're talking about and Holst tells him that eavesdropping doesn't become a soldier. Harry tells Brian that he shouldn't poke his nose around in other people's business. Holst then explains that it's about his daughter Alice and he lost custody when he divorced. Brian gets angry and asks Holst if it's the reason he joined Delta. Holst says that he fights to defend the wife he loved and asks Brian why he's fighting and Brian calms down. Holst tells him that once he's figured out what he's fighting for, he may go beyond Holst. Brian is excited and Holst tells Harry to go through with the wire transfer and leaves. Afterwards, Brian is feeling puzzled and Harry asks him what he's thinking about. Brian admits that he's thinking about what Holst told him and Harry says that if he's confused him, he's done his job, and it's the confusion that leads to growth. Brian agrees and says he will give it all some serious thought an Harry tells him that he wouldn't be charging down on his friends. Brian agrees, thanks him, and leaves.
Later, Brian and the other pilots are sent to Armagest City to regain the airspace near the Chiron orbital lift and assist the ground troops as they advance. The player can skip the Intercept mission if they play as a 2nd Element character. At the city, they encounter Pierre Gallo. If the player is playing as Holst, Pierre will say, "Just go home like good losers!" and Brian will say, "How dare you! I can fly just fine!" Pierre says, "Aw, how touching! Don't worry. I'll still take you down!". Pedro then tells him that he's caused enough monkey business and it's time for him to take his medicine. Delta manages to destroy the anti-air radar system and shoot down Pierre, completing the mission. In the debriefing, the pilots are wondering about Pierre and how he was so young and so skilled. After Lilia says that the O.C.C. sends pilots into battle that Delta had taken for dead and their weapons designs are beyond understanding, Brian says that he realizes the O.C.C. has incredible scientific prowess, or at least a gift for applicable design. Lilia then says that technology reports from a few years ago said the technology gap was small so it must be a recent development.
Later, 2nd Element is sent on a mission to escort the Armed Fighting Walker to its final destination after 1st Element helps escort its transport, the Archelon, to its target location. They destroy several enemy gunships, known as Type-A8: Doggies, and shoot down several bombers. During the mission, they encounter Giuseppe. The AFW eventually reaches its destination, but then Giuseppe and the other enemies head over to attack them. After a brief fight, Giuseppe is shot down and killed as he was unable to eject. The mission is then completed. In the debriefing, Amelia congratulates them for their victory and says that letters have arrived. When Pedro says that letters don't concern him, Brian asks him why and Pedro says he doesn't know anyone who would send him a letter. Brian suggests it could be from his family but Pedro says that he lost them a long time ago. Brian apologizes and Pedro tells him not to let it bother him. The letters turn out to be from Holst's daughter Alice and after some talk, Holst walks down the hallway, worrying about his daughter, and Brian meets him saying that he shouldn't be assigned to Delta while he's concerned about Alice. Holst says that he's the only one who can handle his position and Brian gets angry and says he shouldn't fight under the circumstances. Pedro then shows up and tells Brian that without their Element leader, their abilities would be taking a nosedive. Brian attempts to argue but Pedro asks him what gives him the right to question his decision. Brian is stressed out and Pedro tells him that he has become a skilled fighter and it's high time he started thinking about what he's fighting for. Pedro then leaves. Holst then tells Brian that the operation against the Kotor Stronghold is not far off and he should make sure his plane and himself are in tip-top condition.
Later, Delta is sent to destroy the Kotor Stronghold. On their way, they encounter Francine Davout and Jake Emerson. 2nd Element deals with the ground targets while 1st and 3rd Elements deal with the air targets. They eventually manage to wipe out the enemies and proceed to Kotor. There, they encounter Sergei and Albert Ungar. Delta manages to fly through several underground bunkers and, with help from Land Walker, destroy their internal hatches. If Sergei is left alive after the 5th hangar has been destroyed, he must be killed. Sergei is shot down and killed and Delta completes their mission.
Later, Delta is sent to clear a path for bombers that are being sent to attack the enemy's new railguns. If the player is playing as a 2nd Element character, they can skip the Intercept mission New Generation. At Marinor Glen, large wind turbines are activated, creating a barrier of wind above the canyon. Holst, Pedro, and Brian are accompanied by David, Collette, and Constance, but the latter three get knocked out by the wind. As they fly through the canyon, they are pursued by Albert, Ellen McNichol, and two reinforcements. Albert and Ellen wonder about Ken and why he's not there. Albert says he'll finish this quick and then hunt down Ken, and challenges the Delta pilots. They eventually reach where the machines are located and they destroy them by breaking their supports, completing the mission. in the debriefing, Brian is feeling tired and John gets angry at him for getting in his way. Holst gets angry at John and tells him to show some maturity.
Later, Brian and the other pilots are sent to attack the Navarone battery, home to three of the enemy's new large-bore railguns. On their way, they encounter Francine and Jake again. They also encounter strange new enemy vehicles shaped like crabs. 2nd Element deals with the vehicles and Jake is killed during the fight. Delta then heads to where the railguns are located, and all of the bombers are shot down by one of them. David, Collette, and Constance fly through one of the railguns and blow it up from the inside. Amelia then tells them to leave the battle zone. Delta then takes care of the rest. They manage to destroy the other two railguns, completing the mission.
Afterwards, 2nd Element is sent to the Tethys Sea to attack an oil base and numerous battleships while avoiding firing at neutral ships. During the mission, they encounter Donald Chan. 2nd Element manages to destroy the enemy ships and the oil base, completing the mission. In the debriefing, Pedro tells Brian that he wants to talk to him and Brian is worried if he will lecture him again. However, Pedro instead tells Brian that he did pretty good out there today and stayed out of Holst's way for the most part as well. Brian is surprised and Pedro explains that he was being hard on him for his own good and not just for the hell of it. Holst then tells Pedro that he was still awfully hard on Brian just the same. Pedro says he didn't realize that and is glad he told him. Holst then tells Brian that now he's becoming so good, that doesn't mean he can start acting reckless. Holst then tells Brian that if he wants to keep being a pilot he will have to try to understand why things happen the way they do. Holst then tells Brian to keep up the good work, calling him 'Sprog', and Brian is delighted.
Later, Delta is sent to attack the Chiron lift in Armagest City to prevent the enemy from attempting to resupply. During the mission, they encounter Donald and Ellen. Donald is killed if he is shot down, but the mission does not require him to be. Ellen is not required to be shot down either. The orbital lift then comes online and Delta attacks the elevator car as it moves upwards. They manage to stop it, completing the mission. However, Pierre discovers this and, flying a large mech, fires a powerful laser beam at the lift, causing it to explode and slowly break up.
1st and 3rd Elements then deal with the orbital lift fragments and then they are sent to the Uranometria base to provide cover for the last heavy-lift vehicle (HLV) known as Starlight as it takes off. The Starlight then takes them up into space and the Starlight, along with several other HLVs, approaches the mother ship Isis.
Afterwards, Brian and the other pilots are sent to defend the E.D.A.F. armada from an enemy formation. If Ellen is not unlocked at this point, she will appear in the mission as an enemy. Delta manages to wipe out the enemy formation, completing the mission.
Later, Delta is sent to attack the L-2 Colony where O.C.C.'s main base is believed to be located. 2nd Element attacks the enemy's fleet while 1st and 3rd Elements go after the enemy's fighters and mechs. During the mission, they encounter Francine who wants to avenge Jake's death. Delta eventually manages to wipe out the enemies and complete their mission. In the debriefing, Robert asks Lilia what is their next strategy and Brian wonders why they're discussing this and says that the O.C.C.'s main base has surrendered. Lilia states that the L-2 Colony was not the enemy's main base and Brian gets angry. It is then revealed that the O.C.C. is being lead by an alien known as Navigator who is located at Mars. Delta decides to head there. After 1st and 3rd Elements defend Isis as it descends to Mars, the E.D.A.F. troops construct a base there and prepare for the final battle.
The Last Duel
If the player does not unlock Ellen and plays the mission Priority and plays Rush Into the Red Star with Ruth Valentine, a mission called The Last Duel will appear where Ruth fights and kills Ellen. In the debriefing, Brian and Rick celebrate their victory.
In the final mission for 2nd Element, Battle of Under Ground, Holst, Pedro, and Brian are sent to go underground in Mars, to defend an underground base from Candel missiles. They fly through large caverns and some narrow tunnels created by the missiles. They eventually manage to destroy all the missiles, saving the base and completing the mission. Afterwards, a cutscene plays showing the last missile approaching the base. The people in the base are in panic and then 2nd Element arrives. Holst destroys the missile and the people in the base cheer. 2nd Element then flies over to a large hole in the top of the cavern on their way back to base. Brian asks Holst if it's the end, and he says no, saying it's not over as long as there are still battlefields left to fight on, and Brian says, "Then let's play the final round." and the cutscene ends with them flying through the hole.
Ellen becoming unlocked
If the player plays as Ken, and shoots down Ellen every time she appears, the debriefings for Up Stream, Meteor Structure, and Departure will then change. In the one for Meteor Structure, everyone celebrates their victory, but then Brian notices something strange and Ruth asks him what it is. Brian says that it's a plane landing at the base. They believe it to be an enemy at first, but then the pilot is revealed to be an unbrainwashed Ellen. Ellen is then unlocked after Departure.
- Call sign: Cobra 3
- T.A.C. name: Sprog (US/PAL) Chick (JP)
- Plane colors: Gray with shades of light-blue.
Characters who can be killed by Brian
- Giuseppe Ferretti - Killed in Armed Fighting Walker.
- Sergei Kinski - Killed in Tiger's Cave.
- Jake Emerson - Killed in R-Mite.
- Donald Chan - Can be killed in Up Stream.
- A-7E Corsair II
- A-4M Skyhawk
- Buccaneer S2D
- A-6E Intruder
- SeaVixen FAW2
- F4D-1 Skyray
- Su-39 "Frogfoot"
- F/A-18E Super Hornet
- operation code H4 (Debriefing)
- The Newbie
- Fleet Attack
- Roller Games
- Over the Cloud (Optional)
- Twister (Optional)
- Night Blitz (Optional appearance in mission/Appears in debriefing regardless)
- Armed Fighting Walker
- Encount (Tiger's Cave) (Optional)
- Tiger's Cave (Optional appearance in mission/Appears in briefing regardless)
- Wind Valley (Optional appearance in mission/Appears in debriefing regardless)
- R-Mite (Optional)
- Turning Point (Optional)
- operation code T8
- Up Stream (Optional appearance in mission/Appears in briefing regardless)
- Meteor Structure (Debriefing, only if Ellen was unlocked)
- Skirmish (Optional appearance in mission/Voice heard in briefing regardless)
- The Defender (Not playable)
- The Decisive Battle
- The Last Duel (Optional mission/Debriefing)
- Battle of Under Ground
- One of Brian's planes, the Sea Vixen FAW2, never appears in the shop due to a glitch in the American version of the game.
- Robert Williams mentions, in the briefing for operation code H4, that the 2nd Element is short-handed right now, and in the debriefing, Holst Prendre mentions that Brian joined them to fill out the ranks. This means that Brian joined Delta while the mission was taking place.
- His TAC name in the Japanese version of Strike is "Chick". This was changed in the international versions, most likely due to slang associated with the phrase in the west. By comparison, "Sprog" generally carries similar connotations involving youth.
|Airforce Delta Strike Characters|
|Ken Thomas · Ruth Valentine · John Rundal · Jamie Jones · Rick Campbell · Alex Levine · Holst Prendre · Pedro Glankert · Brian Douglas · Robert Williams · Lilia Mihajlovna · Amelia Johnson · Harry Garrett · Bob Takayanagi · David Smith · Collette Le Clerc · Constance Le Clerc · Navigator · Albert Ungar · Pierre Gallo · Ellen McNichol · Sergei Kinski · Giuseppe Ferretti · Francine Davout · Leon Kleiser · Donald Chan · Jake Emerson|