|“||A brute. Strong, unrelenting, fearless. He had no qualms when being asked to do the unpleasant, the morally questionable, because despite what many thought of him he knew he was, at his core, a soldier, and his actions inevitably served the greater good.||„|
|~ Counselor describing Agent Maine prior to his transformation into the Meta.|
The Meta, formerly known as Freelancer Agent Maine, was a rogue Freelancer agent with goals to obtain armor enhancements and artificial intelligence to increase his power. He became a mute after a severe throat injury and could only speak through growls. He served as the main antagonist of the Recollections Trilogy and a main character turned antagonist of the Project Freelancer saga.
Before he was the Meta, Agent Maine was a brutal Freelancer who strived to become the best. When he was given the A.I. Sigma to communicate after losing his voice, Maine slowly fell under Sigma's influence and became a monster who betrayed Project Freelancer for two new goals: the acquisition of all armor enhancements and A.I. to become the most powerful being, and to reach 'Metastability', taking the name 'Meta' to represent his objective. His actions have threatened Project Freelancer, UNSC, the public, and the Reds and Blues.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-A physically, 9-B to 8-B with weapons
Name: The Meta, Agent Maine (Formerly)
Origin: Red vs Blue
Age: Unknown, likely upper twenties to upper thirties
Classification: Enhanced human soldier, Rogue Freelancer Agent
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Regeneration (Mid-Low), Invisibility, Time Stop, Enhanced Senses, Bubble Shields and Overshields (Bubble Shield protects whole area, Overshield acts as a personal shield), Adaptive Camouflage, Bio-Scanning, Voice Mimicry/Manipulation
Attack Potency: Room level physically (Fought multiple Insurrectionist soldiers, strong enough to fight while covered in paralyzing paint durable enough to incapacitate other Freelancers, can casually shatter concrete pillars, stopped a speeding Warthog with his bare hands, killed four other freelancers who were more proficient in combat than Washington, killed North, defeated Washington without using his armor abilities, described by Church as being equal to eight of Tex), Wall level with City Block level piercing power with weapons (His magnum can do this, and his Brute Shot is far more powerful)
Striking Strength: Small Building Class (Has knocked over vehicles with his attacks, Shattered a concrete pillar)
Durability: City Block level (Shrugged off point blank explosions from his own Brute Shot, Was undamaged after being hit by a speeding truck, Tanked two missiles without injury, Survived the simultaneous detonation of 10 Trip Mines), City level with Domed Energy Shield (Should be comparable to Carolina's which shielded her and a dropship from a nuclear blast that obliterated Chorus' capital city, possesses the AI Theta which can increase the durability of the DES)
Stamina: Superhuman (Can continue fighting after being shot multiple times and being stabbed through the chest with an Energy Sword)
Range: Standard melee range, Hundreds of meters with weapons
Standard Equipment: M374 Hephaestus Combat Suit, Brute Shot, Battle Rifle, Magnum Pistol, all AIs gathered (Alpha, Gamma, Delta, Theta, Sigma Eta, Iota, Tex/Beta, Epsilon-Tex)
Intelligence: High (Highly skilled tactician, martial artist, and overall combatant), presumably Average in other areas
Weaknesses: Armor is prone to power malfunctions due to the overuse of his enhancements, and places a tremendous strain on his power, Considered a sociopath even before the Meta stage, Obsessed with gaining anything AI related (to the point of killing innocents and putting himself in harms way)
- Enhanced Motion Tracker: An armor enhancement taken from Freelancer Agent North Dakota. This enhancement amplifies the abilities of a standard motion tracker by outlining the user's enemies and allies in a thermal-like vision fashion and allowing them to see through structures and walls.
- Active Camouflage: Also known as Cloaking and Invisibility, this armor enhancement allows the user to use an advanced form of cloaking and vanish into their environment.
- Strength Boost: An armor enhancement that grants the user inhuman strength.
- Temporal Distortion: An armor enhancement that allows the user to manipulate time for brief moments.
- Overshields: An armor enhancement that creates a personal energy shield that protects the individual from damage.
- Domed Energy Shield: Also referred to as a bubble shield, this armor enhancement creates a translucent, slightly white/gold tinted protective sphere around the user.
- Adaptive Camouflage: An armor enhancement that allows the user to change their armor color in order to blend into their environment and surroundings.
- BioScan: Also known as the BioCom, this armor enhancement allows soldiers to check the vitals or injuries of their team members in combat.
- Voice Manipulator: An armor enhancement that allows the user to record radio transmissions, manipulate them how the user wishes and send the manipulated recording via radio to another soldier.