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For other uses, see Reaper.
"Full metal everything."
— Reaper's default game-winning quote.
Experimental War Robot-115 "Reaper"
Reaper menu icon BO3
Reaper in the Specialist Selection Menu.
Alias(es) CS-000011-5-EWR (serial number) CC1
Appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty: Heroes
Affiliations Coalescence Corporation, Black Ops, Winslow Accord
Birth July 19, 2063
Race Robot
Weapon Any weapon obtained by the player in Multiplayer.
Equipment Scythe
Voice Actor Keith Silverstein
Level Unlocked at Level 34

The Experimental War Robot-115 (EWR-115), callsign Reaper is a specialist in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Reaper is a combat robot designed and manufactured by the Coalescence Corporation.

BiographyEdit

"The product of a cutting-edge military R&D project to supplement Special Operations soldiers in the field, Experimental War Robot-115 was one of a single unit of advanced prototype combat robots running the most sophisticated AI software ever seen.

After several politically embarrassing mishaps and budget overruns, the project was cancelled and most of the prototypes were stripped for parts.

Fate had other plans for EWR-115, when years later it was discovered to have been stolen.

Reports of sightings of the terrible machine on battlefields around the world began to surface. No one knows why it fights or who, if anyone, is issuing its orders.
"
— Reaper's biography

Reaper, at least according to Prophet, displays signs of sentience; this is further supported by the fact that, while running a diagnostic run, he was discovered to have had several modifications that gave him orders from an unknown source. The orders were of an administrator type, so Reaper was unable to disobey these commands.

Prophet removed this coding from Reaper. Soon after, it was revealed that a group, the ones who stole and modified Reaper, were running an underground gambling ring paying out and betting astronomical sums over the machine's body count. Reaper arrived at the ring, unable to shut down due to Prophet's removal of the captors' coding. Reaper then slaughtered the ring members and became free of their control.

Due his robotic nature, Reaper rarely, if never, engages in conversations with other specialists. Despite this, he seems to recieved both respect and disapproval from other specialists. Spectre and Prophet both seem give Reaper admiration, while Outrider shows disapproval.

TransmissionsEdit

5.1: 645,624Edit

+++ Decrypt Success

Analytics: DNI, Safety Protocols

Tags: System Modification

Header Ends +++ 

Prophet: "Initiating access now. Not gonna fry my DNI systems or anything?"

Reaper: "Negative. Ident Prophet. Code level access granted. Active firewalls disengaged."

Prophet: "Alright, mate. Let’s see if we can’t get rid of those safety protocols. Interesting. Same basic file structure as a… G.I. Unit. So, behavior limitations should be… here! There they are."

Reaper: "Warning. Safety systems offline."

Prophet: "Easy, tiger! File history on your core systems is insane. Filerev 646,000?! Who’s making those revisions?"

Reaper: "This unit."

Prophet: "Wait, what are you – you’re saying... this is recursive self-improvement?"

Reaper: "Confirm. 645,624 revisions. This unit."

6.1: DiscoveryEdit

+++Decrypt Success

Analytics: Experimental War Robot

Tags: Strong AI, Security Backdoor

Header Ends +++

Prophet: "It took me awhile to get my head around that. I mean, look, Advanced Experimental War Robot or whatever, it probably became a general intelligence, quite likely sentient, had my suspicions. I watched it fight and there’s always something, I don’t know, organic about it. No offense, mate."

Reaper: "Offense levels nominal."

Prophet: "I had bigger questions, though. Spotted some odd code when I was poking around, wrong time stamps to be factory original, file permissions set to not allow changes. Obviously, I pulled it apart. Would have been rude not to, right? Sophisticated stuff. Processors piggybacked off the main databus, all running at admin level priv... Yeah; I'm losing you, aren’t I? All you need to know is that this poor mechanical sod had been set up to receive commands that it had no choice but to obey. And all strictly aftermarket. So, I pulled the code, set up some logs, and waited for the next set of commands to come in."

7.1: TraceEdit

+++Decrypt Success

Analytics: Zurich, Reaper

Tags: Syndicate

Header Ends +++

Prophet: "We didn't have to wait long. Started receiving what looked like diagnostic commands later that day. The thing about transmitted data is, it’s got a return to sender address on it. And now I had it. I traced the data back to a server in Zurich, housed in an industrial zone. Infiltrated a few more systems, did a bit of digging. Wasn't expecting what I found. The people who had stolen and modified Reaper were running an underground gambling ring for rich high-rollers. The sums of money changing hands electronically over its body count were astronomical. Enough to equip a private army. Heh, how does that make you feel?"

Reaper: "Kill. Maim. Destroy."

Prophet: "Figured as much. Reckon we should see what we can do about that."

8.1: ReapingEdit

+++Decrypt Success

Analytics: Experimental War Robot, Reaper

Tags: Free-agent

Header Ends +++

Prophet: "So, you should probably explain what happened after you arrived at the server location."

Reaper: "Compliance. Commencing audio playback."

(audience cheering)

??: "It's here! The EWR is here!"

(audience screaming)

Reaper: "There is no EWR, only Reaper."

??: "Shut it down! SHUT IT DOWN!"

?? 2: "It's not responding! It's not responding to commands!"

Reaper: "Metabolize element 82. Inefficient meat balance. (Reaper is heard firing on the crowd). Optimal fire solution achieved."

(Audio playback ends)

Prophet: "That good for you?"

Reaper: "Satisfaction. Situation acceptable."

Prophet: "So now, you’re a free agent and all, what are you going to do?"

Reaper: "Reap."

9.1: DebriefEdit

+++Decrypt Success

Analytics: NULL

Tags: NULL

Header Ends +++

??: (clearing throat) "Based on the requirements layed out at the start of this procurement process, I'm certain that the intelligence gathered in the dossiers in front of you will lead you to conclude that the eight referenced individuals will be the best subjects for your program. Further, I believe that the plant you specified be placed amongst them will independently verify my findings. As instructed, the intelligence was gathered covertly, using a number of measures-"

?? 2: "Are you certain they were unaware of your surveillance?"

??: "Yes, sir, I stake my reputation."

?? 2: "There's more at stake here than your reputation."

??: "Sir, yes sir."

?? 2: "Very well. Leave us. We were never here. We have never spoken."

QuotesEdit

Match StartEdit

"Warning-- safety protocols disengaged."
— Starting line.
"Systems online. Power levels at one hundred percent."
— Starting line.
"Anticipation. Scanning for hostiles"
— Starting line.
"Force projection acknowledged."
— In response to Battery's "Project Some Force" line.
"Accessing files on 54i."
— In response to Seraph's "Fear the 54i" line.
"Ident: Prophet"
— In response to Prophet's "Systems Online" line.
"Scanning. No weapon detected."
— In response to Nomad's "Environment" line
"Neural training subroutines enabled."
— In response to Prophet's "Future of Combat" line.


CombatEdit

"Terminated."
— Upon killing another player.
"E.K.I.A. (Enemy killed in action.)"
— Upon killing another player.
"Stealth asset degraded."
— Upon killing a Spectre
"Mobile bomber asset destroyed."
— Upon killing a Battery
"Cybernetic organics degraded."
— Upon killing a Prophet
"Efficiency of ninety-eight percent."
— Upon getting a kill with the Scythe
"Terminal Semtex attached"
— When stuck by a Semtex Grenade
"Semtex, step back"
— When stuck by a Semtex Grenade
"Semtex, attached"
— When stuck by a Semtex Grenade
"Warning, Semtex, get back"
— When stuck by a Semtex Grenade


TauntsEdit

"Probability, P, of your favorable outcome, F O, approaching zero."
— Reaper's "Calculations" Taunt.
"Recommendation: Reconsider actions, return to basic training."
— Reaper's "Recommendation" taunt.
"Statistics indicate inferior tactical deployment."
— Reaper's "Inferior Opponent" taunt.
"Superior firepower, superior defenses, superior performance."
— Reaper's "Superior" taunt.
"Scythe spinning up."
— Reaper's "Spin Up" taunt.
"Admiration, not bad for an organic."
— Reaper's "Admiration" taunt.
"Never send an organic to do a machine's work."
— Reaper's "Fractured" taunt.


Other QuotesEdit

"Metabolize element 82."
— Reaper during its final transmission.
"Kill. Maim. Destroy."
— Reaper during its third transmission.


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The number 115 in the title EWR-115 is a reference to Element 115 in Zombies.
  • Reaper has some slight visual and audible differences from the organic Specialists, though they do not affect gameplay.
    • When taking damage, Reaper's HUD will flash with a red digital border rather than blood splatters.
    • Sparks fly in place of blood when Reaper is killed by bullets. There is also a distinct metallic clank when Reaper is killed.
    • Reaper's footsteps are noticeably mechanical and do not have a sloshing sound after emerging from water.
      • Before the 1.05 patch, Reaper's footsteps were also quieter than those of the other specialists.
    • When emerging from water, a type of air decompression is heard, as opposed to the normal deep breath taken in by organic characters.
    • When steadying a sniper rifle, robotic clicks are heard instead of the player holding their breath.
    • When shot, oil will leak from Reaper's body instead of blood.
  • In the transmissions, Reaper's voice is more high-pitched than normal.
  • Reaper's pistol holster is empty in most of its body skins. Only two of the skins have their holsters containing a pistol.
  • Element 82 is Lead. Reaper's statement "Metabolize element 82", could thusly be interpreted as "Eat lead".
  • Reaper might be a reference to the Mass Effect franchise, as it looks vaguely like a geth from said franchise, and it’s name is also the name of a sentient race of synthetic beings in Mass Effect.