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- "Effort? Practice? Yesterday's news. The chosen ones like me are warriors for a new age! Doll's makeover was another waste of time."
- ―Pierre during Night Blitz.
Pierre Gallo is a character in the Airforce Delta series who appears as a main character and the tertiary antagonist of Airforce Delta Strike.
Pierre was the 6th Section of the 8th Experiment Division's Aviation Unit. He was artificially enhanced so he could instantly become a skilled pilot.
Very little is known about Pierre's life before the game's events. He is a product of the Prodigy Plan and became "altered". He instantly became an expert pilot and is able to perform aerial moves that no ordinary human being can do. It is unknown if he is a human who was merely taken and modified to become what he was, or if he is, in fact, an artificial human bred and grown into the role he has.
Pierre is shown to be an extremely reckless, psychopathic, and arrogant young man who frequently boasts about his ill-gotten skills. He doesn't seem to care if his actions destroy the Earth as shown in the cutscene after the mission Up Stream where he fires a laser at the Chiron tower after Delta manages to stop it, causing the tower to break into pieces and fall to Earth. Despite his insanity and cockiness, Pierre is shown to be quick and intelligent. Out of all the O.C.C. pilots, he seems to be on the best terms with Navigator, although this changes at the end of the game.
Pierre is a short, 18 year old male of athletic build. Unlike most O.C.C. pilots, who wear a black flightsuit, Pierre wears a red one. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and, like Ellen McNichol, has a small crystal attached to his forehead which is for enhancing his ability as a pilot. After the debriefing for Wind Valley where he asks Navigator to upgrade him, his appearance changes somewhat; his scleras become a strange blue and he has cyan lines along his face.
Events of AFD Strike
Pierre first appears in the mission Night Blitz, making him the last O.C.C. pilot to be introduced. He guards the Chiron tower in Armagest City and his interactions with the Delta pilots vary depending on which one is being played as. He is rather undeterred by them as he believes no one could ever defeat him. However, he is eventually shot down and forced to bail out.
In the debriefing, Pierre is summoned by Navigator who is concerned about the Chiron lift. Pierre reassures him that their enemies wouldn't be able to do anything in Armagest even if they captured Chiron. He states that outer space is still their territory and Navigator agrees. Pierre also tells Navigator that local resources should hold them through and the rest is in his hands because he can make them instant ace pilots. Navigator affirms this and tells Pierre he is glad he is safe and a lot of time and effort was devoted to him. Pierre thanks him, saying his abilities allow him to do things that ordinary humans can only dream of doing, and Navigator tells him not to thank him and to just show him results. Pierre agrees and leaves, saying nobody is a match for him when he unleashes his true power.
Pierre appears again in the Intercept mission New Generation before Wind Valley. He accompanies five bombers and is the only fighter pilot guarding them. He smugly tells Delta they can't take him down regardless of how many they've got. He is ultimately shot down, however, and, again, forced to bail.
In the debriefing for Wind Valley, Pierre and Albert Ungar are summoned by Navigator. Pierre introduces himself to Albert in a sarcastic manner. Albert says nothing and Pierre asks if he's 'not the friendly type' or just shy in front of Navigator, assuming Class H citizens don't get to see Navigator much. Albert tells Pierre he just doesn't feel like talking to people who confuse their own abilities with ones that have been handed to them. This enrages Pierre, but Navigator shuts them up. Pierre then tells Albert he just escaped an 'ass-kicking' on that one and Navigator tells them that the O.C.C. values both of them highly and they hope they keep up the good work. After Albert unsuccessfully tries to ask Navigator about Ellen McNichol's past and leaves, Pierre asks Navigator to make him a super soldier, saying he's tired of riding planes fighting like a 'mere human'. Navigator tells him he thinks they can arrange something and they appreciate his enthusiasm. Pierre tells Navigator it's settled then and says, "Think you can come get me? It's pretty hard to get out into space now that they've taken Chiron tower." and Navigator agrees.
Pierre makes another appearance in the debriefing for Turning Point. He meets Francine Davout who is haunted by the loss of her butler Jake Emerson and doesn't want to talk to anyone. Pierre tells her he was going to escort her to her 'new battlefield', space, saying she could use their new equipment and avenge Jake. Francine ultimately accepts Pierre's proposal, though notes to herself that Jake would probably tell her not to trust a suspicious fellow like Pierre if he was still with her.
- "But how...?! Even with all my strength! How can I still lose!![sic] (...) I-I'm just gonna regroup here... Huh?! Wait! Hold on a minute! Yaaaaaaah!!!"
- ―Pierre's final words after being defeated in Inside.
- Call sign: Ghoul 1
- T.A.C name: Imp
- Plane colors: Crimson with an image of a large, bright teal spider near the engines, with a darker teal outline running along the plane in various patterns. His emblem, fittingly enough, appears to be a spider.
- Night Blitz (Pilots a MiG-33 "Fulcrum")
- New Generation (Optional mission, pilots a MiG-33 "Fulcrum")
- Wind Valley (Debriefing)
- Turning Point (Debriefing)
- Up Stream (Cinematic)
- Meteor Structure (Voice)
- Departure (Debriefing)
- The Defender (Debriefing)
- The Decisive Battle (Debriefing)
- Inside (Pilots a Type-XX: Dracul, killed in action by Navigator)
- He is the second youngest character in the game, second to Lilia Mihajlovna. He is the youngest character to be fought and killed, however.
- His name suggests that he hails from the Airforce Delta-equivalent of France.
- He only directly appears in three missions total; Thus, he is battled the fewest times among all O.C.C. aces (The runner ups of this total being Jake Emerson and Donald Chan, with four each). Though he does "appear" in more missions, he can only be encountered and shot down in three (Night Blitz, New Generation, and Inside).
- He is the only antagonist in the game to be killed by another antagonist (Navigator), instead of the Delta pilots.
- He and Navigator are the only major characters in the game to both be killed in the same mission.
- His super spacecraft is known as the Type-XX: Dracul (A misspelling of "Dracula"). This is only revealed in the strategy guide for the game.
- Pierre is the only antagonist to be a required target in each of his primary mission appearances.
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20040413175856/http://www.konamistudio.com:80/ad3/ds/
- ↑ Thread:2483#285
Ref 2 - As noted by Gilgamesh84, this is what his plane is referred to in an official Japanese-only strategy guide for the game.
|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|