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Ralph Karlsson is a pilot in Into the Breach.

Location

Ralph Karlsson is the protagonist and available by default.

Background

Ralph Karlsson [Unknown]:

Ralph has crossed the breach almost more times he can count - there's been at least a hundred timelines he's watched fall (in the opening state, he has yet to save even one). This continuous cycle of warfare has made him ruthlessly efficient, being unwilling to even sleep if he has to, as he feels every second counts... and every second that slips away could be the critical moment lost to the Vek. He's come a long way from the wide-eyed soldier he first was (it seems like several lifetimes ago, and it was), and he tries to avoid attachments to the other pilots, as he knows how likely they are to die in battle. He has never said which island he hails from, and there are suspicions he may have come from somewhere beyond the Corporate archipelago... possibly even from a space station. If true, Ralph has refused to confirm it, although in a few timelines, both Bethany, Harold, and Isaac have commented on the Time Pod's architecture as being modeled off of space-faring tech (notably a launch capsule of a rocket... or an escape pod of a rocket).

Personality

Classic cold knowledgeable veteran type. No time for those who can't keep up. Cynical/realistic about your chances. Not a very exaggerated character.

Strategy

As the game's starting pilot, his boost to XP is useful in leveling up quickly. However, since a 'last traveler's' level is saved, this ability becomes useless on consecutive runs. Thus, Ralph Karlsson is best used early on in finding other pilots

Quotes

Starting Game

  • We'll hold this timeline. No matter what.
  • This timeline'll be a Vek graveyard.
  • No way in hell I'm letting the Vek take the islands this time.
  • These corporate Island are the Vek's breeding ground. Wipe them out here, we save the world.

Powering Weapon

  • ... Have I used this in another timeline?
  • ... Hope they worked out the kinks with this in this timeline.
  • This'll give me an edge.
  • Best use this now, I can't take it with me on the next jump.

Upgrading Stats

  • That should even the odds.
  • Just the edge this Mech needs.
  • Mech upgrades complete.
  • That should help.

Reactor Installed

  • [Coming soon]

Assigned to Mech

  • [Coming soon]

Removing Weapon

  • Need a weapon before going into battle.
  • Give me another weapon, and I'm ready.

Mission Start

  • Hit them hard and fast.
  • Let's take back what's ours.
  • Time to make some Vek corpses.

Being Webbed

  • Damn web's blocking the servos!
  • Damn webs!

Objective reminder

  • Factory's spitting out bots. Be careful. (Robot Factory obj)

Vek Surfacing

  • [Coming soon]

Vek Surfaced

  • We got company, everyone!

Blocking Vek

  • Got this Vek locked down.
  • Stay ...down!

Taking Damage

  • [Coming soon]

Vek Killed

  • It's us or them.
  • That's one.

Rally

  • [Coming soon]

Teammate Promoted

  • [Coming soon]

Promoted

  • My training's coming back to me.

Time Pod (Arrival)

  • Need to get to that Pod before the Vek do.
  • Secure that Pod!

Time Pod (Destroyed)

  • [Coming soon]

Time Pod (Acquired)

  • Safe and sound.
  • Acquired.

Repairing

  • My [Mech Name] isn't out of the fight yet!
  • That'll hold until we're back at the base.
  • Just the kick this thing needed...

Building destroyed

  • [Coming soon]

End Mission (Vek escaped)

  • [Coming soon]

End Mission (Objective Failed)

  • [Coming soon]

End Mission (Perfect)

  • That's all of them!
  • All Vek are destroyed!
  • Only good Vek is a dead Vek.
  • We did it. Their hold here has been weakened.

Failed Mission

  • [Coming soon]
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