- "We grew up together. We enlisted together. "Buddy team" they called it. Freelancer overlooked that fact when they assigned us to opposite teams in the same canyon... We found that fact out later."
- —Temple describing his friendship with Biff to Dylan Andrews in Blue vs. Red
Role in Plot[edit | edit source]
Biff was a high school friend of Temple's and grew a relationship with a classmate named Georgina. After high school, Biff enlisted into the UNSC alongside Temple, though still kept in contact with Georgina as their relationship grew more serious. Unfortunately, Biff and Temple were split between the Red and Blue simulation trooper armies of Project Freelancer and were stationed on opposite sides of a desert canyon on Armada 8, with Biff on the Red Team and Temple on the Blue Team. Despite this, the two remained friends and kept in contact.
During a shore-leave, Biff went AWOL and snuck back to Earth to see Georgina. Upon returning, Biff and Temple conspired to have him shot in the pinkie finger in front of witnesses so he could be medically discharged and go home, in hopes to be with Georgina for good. While reluctant, Temple agrees to help him.
The following day, however, two Freelancers, Carolina and Texas, arrive at the canyon and "help" the two teams in a game of Capture the Flag. When Carolina and Tex battle for the Blue team flag, Biff and Temple attempt to initiate their plan but Temple gets cold feet. Biff then reveals that Georgina is expecting a child and urges Temple to shoot him but he inadvertently gets in the middle of Carolina and Tex's fight. The two Freelancers, fiercely competitive, then get Biff impaled with the flag, causing him to bleed to death. Temple tries to comfort Biff but the latter dies in front of him and the other Blues and Reds, who watch in horror.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like Grif, Biff is victim to one of Tex's groin attacks in Blue vs. Red - Part 2.
- Like Grif he wanted to get out of the military but for selfless reasons.
- Unlike Grif, Biff doesn't seem to be lazy.
- According to Temple, Biff may have a mischievous side to him. As kids he would draw penises on Temple's notebooks as the teacher came by to get him in trouble. This seems to be one of the few characteristics shared with Grif.
- Biff shares his name with the Back to the Future character, Biff Tannen.
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