- "Psychoanalyses for everyone!"
- —Dr. Grey in The Reunion
Dr. Emily Grey is a doctor for the Federal Army of Chorus and first appears in the episode The Federal Army of Chorus, helping Sarge, Washington, and Donut recover from their fight at Crash Site Bravo. She serves as a main character in the Chorus Trilogy and a supporting character in The Shisno Trilogy.
Role in Plot[edit | edit source]
Meeting the Reds and Blues[edit | edit source]
Emily is first heard performing surgery on Washington, saving him from a hallucination that was induced by Locus during The Federal Army of Chorus. Afterwards, she helps treat General Donald Doyle after he faints and later defends the Reds and Blues from Locus when he makes them feel uncomfortable. She then formally introduces herself to the group before stating they'll be shipped off the next day. Weeks later, F.A.C. Outpost 37 is attacked by Locus and his team of mercenaries, forcing Grey to hide in her office.
When she sees Wash and Carolina with the Reds and Blues in the battle, she runs towards them but is caught in the radius of a Teleportation Cube utilized by Carolina, and is sent to a secret Forest Base along with them. There, she treats Carolina's wound and learns the truth behind the Space Pirates' actions towards the Chorus Civil War. When the group analyze Grif's Suppressor, Emily quickly discovers the connection between it and the Teleportation Grenades. As a result, the Reds and Blues and Carolina go on a mission to the separate crash sites, while Dr. Grey stays behind.
When they return, Carolina re-injures her leg after saving Caboose from a space pirate, prompting Emily to rush to her aid. After patching up Carolina, Emily decides to interrogate the space pirate herself, wanting payback for the murdering of her friends at F.A.C. Outpost 37, and proceeds to torture the mercenary completely indifferently with surgical equipment while singing out loud to herself, terrifying the Reds and Blues. Dr. Grey successfully manages to learn the merc's name, Zachary Miller, as well as gain coordinates to a nearby radio jammer.
After Wash and Carolina question Zachary, the hideout is attacked by space pirates, forcing the group to escape to a Desert Refueling Station, where Wash reveals that Locus hid a tracking device in Freckles' storage unit. After Epsilon removes the tracker, Felix and Locus contact the group and offer them a first-class trip off Chorus. As the group decide on whether they stop the Space Pirates and save the Chorus armies or take the pirates' offer and return home, Dr. Grey suggests that they deserve to leave, as they have already accomplished their goals. However, the crew choose the former option and execute a sneak attack on the mercs at Radio Jammer Station 1C.
Going to War[edit | edit source]
After Felix reveals the Pirates' plans to Tucker, Dr. Grey and the other Reds and Blues disable the radio jammer, allowing Epsilon to send Felix's recorded words from Tucker's helmet cam to the Feds and Rebels at Armonia, who finally learn the secret behind the Pirates' involvement in the war. Because of this, Felix and Locus teleport away, with Dr. Grey running to Tucker's aid afterwards. After the crew are picked up by the armies, who have agreed on a truce, they return to the New Republic headquarters and learn the identity of Control: Chairman Malcom Hargrove. After Hargrove declares war on Chorus, the Reds and Blues, New Republic and Federal Army accept.
A month later, Dr. Grey is teleported to Charon Research Complex 2C in order to help Epsilon and Carolina gain more info on a nearby alien temple. When Dr. Grey decides to study it alongside Sarge, Tucker, and Caboose, Tucker accidentally activates the structure, resulting in the destruction of Charon's weaponry and the reveal of a map. The group relay the information to the others at Armonia and devise a plan to attack the mercs, with Kimball leading Wash, the Reds, and Chorus armies on an assault at Crash Site Alpha and Grey, Carolina, and the Blues following the map's coordinates.
Upon arriving at their destination the group finds an energy portal, where Dr. Grey informs them that only a true warrior of mental clarity and great strength can be accepted through. Caboose is sent through and manages to pass the test, befriending an alien A.I. named Santa in the process. Santa informs them of the Temple of Communication, which will allow them contact with Earth without the disruption of the radio jammers. He also mentions the planet's Purge and the location of a key that can activate it. Just then the group is ambushed by Sharkface and his band space pirates, forcing Carolina to protect them under her bubble shield.
After Sharkface leaves for the key, Grey commands Freckles to activate his Aimbot function, prompting Freckles to kill the remaining pirates. The team then learn that Doyle flew to the east mountains and obtained the key, spurring them to follow him. Upon arriving at the mountains, Carolina quickly chases after Sharkface, leaving Grey and the Blues to fend for themselves. After they're attacked by two pirates, the three take cover inside a cave, where they find Doc. As Caboose explains their relationship with Doc to Grey the two pirates find them, until Donut and Lopez come to the rescue. They then join the Blues in finding Doyle while Grey looks after Doc.
Charon's Final Assault[edit | edit source]
After the four Reds and Blues find Doyle, who loses the key to Felix, they return to Armonia along with the rest of the away and assault team. After patching up Carolina and Doc, Grey quickly becomes interested in Doc's split personality and chases him around the city to perform electroshock therapy on him. Later on, the Space Pirates attack the city, forcing Grey to take refuge inside the hospital. As the pirates attack the hospital, Grey is luckily saved by Smith, Jensen, Palomo, and Bitters, who inform her that they are evacuating the city.
Upon escaping, the Feds and Rebels regroup at Crash Site Bravo and grieve over the loss of Doyle, who sacrificed himself in order to kill a majority of the pirates in the city. Kimball later addresses the armies and delivers an inspiring speech that encourages them to fight as one. Now united, the armies attack the pirates at the Communication Temple. Meanwhile, Dr. Grey and the Lieutenants infiltrate Crash Site Alpha and activate the tractor beam. The action brings down the Tartarus, destroying it and subsequently the Purge along with it.
They then join the fight at the Communication Temple and are quickly forced to take cover when Chairman Hargrove releases numerous Mantises. After the Reds and Blues shut down the droids, Dr. Grey, the Lieutenants, Kimball, and the Freelancers fly to the Staff of Charon to evac the Reds and Blues on the ship, with Grey overlooking an injured Matthews.
Post-War[edit | edit source]
Following the Reds and Blues' final stand and subsequent retirement, Grey becomes the head doctor at the new General Doyle General Hospital. During this time period, Chorus tries to stay independent from the UNSC, resulting in a long standoff between the two governing bodies. Peace talks are stalled by several terrorist attacks committed by a group of alleged Reds and Blues, with the press chasing home the story that they were doing it on behalf of Chorus. This results in the planet's inhabitants, Dr. Grey included, having an extreme distrust towards news media, especially since they know that the real Reds and Blues were not responsible.
When reporter Dylan Andrews cannot get an appointment with now-President Kimball, she shoots her cameraman Jax Jonez in a bid to talk to Dr. Grey, who she knows is close friends with the president. Grey, however, easily figures out Dylan is the culprit, and assumes she did it in an attempt to stir up further trouble. When Dylan explains herself, Dr. Grey expresses admiration for her attitude and perceived craziness, but still refused to bring Dylan to Kimball. Nevertheless, she gives her the name of the UNSC diplomat in charge of the peace-talks, Alfred Packard, giving Dylan her chance to speak with Kimball. Dr. Grey later watches as Dylan and Jax leave the planet to finally go meet the Reds and Blues, musing that Jax is just as crazy as Dylan.
Later on, an anonymous individual drops off an injured Washington to the hospital, where Dr. Grey treats him and manages to successfully help him recover from his injury. During his recovery, Grey told Carolina that in spite of Wash still being in peak physical condition, all the sustained mental damage through the years was now leading to memory loss incidents.
After the timeline is rewritten by a paradox, namely the Reds and Blues preventing Washington from being injured in the first place, Donut visits the hospital looking for Wash and Grey eventually appears. She takes Donut to a newly inaugurated wing, which has been paid exploiting Wash's unusual condition - Wash frequently visited Dr. Grey at the hospital complaining about a neck wound that was not there, so she decided to exaggerate about Wash's medical conditions to the UNSC, leading to huge insurance compensation. Once Donut asks about Wash's whereabouts, Grey says he's living "up" in a penthouse after building a fortune out of a suggestion made by Grey: walking cannons for funerals.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Emily Grey is shown to be very friendly, cheerful and eccentric. She is oddly joyful and somewhat oblivious to reality, as she shows much enthusiasm in her occupation and keeps a cheerful tone when noting how terrible the civil war has been. She also kept a cheerful tone even after Carolina threatened to stab her if she called her "sweetie" again, saying she would love to psychoanalyze her. It's also suggested she's an opportunist, as she sees the possibility of experimenting on her comrades' corpses. While she lacks some social skills, Grey seems considerate and caring for others' feelings, as she stood up to Locus when he confronted Wash and the Reds to make them less uneasy.
Dr. Grey has also shown some severe psychopathic tendencies. For example, when she tortured the space pirate, Zachary Miller, she sang out loud to herself, showing no remorse for the fact that she was using surgical equipment to torture him. However, this is most likely because she wanted payback for the fact that most of her friends were murdered when the space pirates attacked F.A.C. Outpost 37. Dr. Grey also has a fondness for singing opera and making jokes. For example, in Accentuate the Interrogative, she can be heard singing Habanera from Carmen while torturing Zachary Miller.
After torturing the space pirate, and telling the others what she had found, Carolina asked if she was kidding, to which Dr. Grey cheerfully replied, "No silly, I'm Dr. Grey! Ha, dad joke." However, she does have a serious side, as when Carolina re-injures her leg, she quickly drops the cheerful tone, telling the others to get out of her way so she could help Carolina. Although, Grey has a bad habit of talking too much and very fast, normally revealing unnecessary information. For instance, in Temple of the Key she implied Freckles' incomplete aim-bot function.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Dr. Grey has developed many eccentric relationships with other characters, with others all seeing her as crazy and fanatical.
Doc[edit | edit source]
Doc's first encounter with Emily Grey was not a pleasant one. After Doc had demonstrated his split personality in front of her, Grey quickly became intrigued. She then suggested and prepared electroshock therapy for him. However, Doc, resuming his original personality, was frightened and ran off, encouraging a chase from Grey, during which one of her comments suggested a romantic interest (albeit psychotic).
Freckles and Dr. Grey seem to get along well. As the one who put Freckles into Caboose's rifle, Freckles follows Dr. Grey's commands as well as Caboose's.
Doyle[edit | edit source]
Dr. Grey and Doyle have a rather friendly relationship, as he refers to her mostly by her first name. He doesn't seem much put off by her rather overzealous approach to her work, taking it in stride when she mentions that she could run testing on him. She is very loyal to the General and seems to respect him the same as all the Feds do. After Grey reveals she survived the massacre at F.A.C. Outpost 37, Doyle seems happy about her survival and appreciates her intellect in helping face the Space Pirates in Season 13.
After Washington, Sarge, Donut, and Lopez are captured by the Federal Army, Wash is resuscitated by Dr. Grey, after he hallucinates in The Federal Army of Chorus. Although he is somewhat disturbed by her, Wash appreciates her aid and begins to become friends with her. When the group is rescued by Carolina and Epsilon at F.A.C. Outpost 37, Grey ultimately joins them. In Accentuate the Interrogative, he witnesses Grey berating Carolina for opening up her injured leg, which Wash admits was amusing to see such a scene. Soon after, Grey helps them interrogate the mercenary Zachary Miller to obtain more information.
Upon meeting, Miller was shown to be unintimidated by Grey. Dr. Grey, however, seemed to have wanted to take revenge on Zachary and the other Space pirates for killing her comrades at F.A.C. Outpost 37. As a result, Grey tortured Zachary for information which apparently resulted in his dismemberment and once asked if he would be in any shape to answer more questions she left to, as she said, 'put him back together'. Zachary, as a result, became very scared of Grey.
After Carolina rescued the Reds and Blues at F.A.C. Outpost 37, she also rescued Dr. Grey. Before Grey is formally introduced to Carolina in The Reunion, Grey treats Carolina's leg injury, but the latter is annoyed when the doctor calls her "sweetie." When Carolina reopens her wound in Crash Site Crashers, Grey quickly treats her and later berates her for opening up her injury. However, Carolina seems grateful to Grey, especially after the latter helps them interrogate Zachary Miller for more information. She can, however, find Grey's hyperactive personality grating, as she responds to her enthusiasm in What's Yours is Ours with sarcasm.
Skills and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Medication[edit | edit source]
Being a doctor, Emily has been shown to be very knowledgeable of the human body and experienced in her field of medical work. This may be due to the fact that she has treated several soldiers of the Federal Army throughout the Chorus civil war, including General Doyle. She has also been seen treating some of the main characters, including Sarge, Donut, Washington, Carolina, and Tucker. In The Federal Army Of Chorus, Dr. Grey was able to pull Wash from a manually induced coma that could have proven fatal.
Dr. Grey is also shown to use her medication skills in the field of torture, being so effective that she managed to get information out of space pirate Zachary Miller, who wouldn't start talking when Carolina tortured him. She is fully aware of what body parts would cause the most pain when inflicted damage upon and was easily able to torture the space pirate using various state of the art surgical equipment to torture him mercilessly.
Intelligence[edit | edit source]
Though her personality may not portray it well, Dr. Grey has presented herself to be extremely intelligent, having knowledge of the alien technology on Chorus as well as possessing medical expertise. As revealed in Catch Up, No Mustard, she has an IQ of 240, can tell simply from looking at a suppressor that it wasn't man-made and fires a form of plasma, and takes archeology as a hobby. In addition to her interest in psychoanalysis and the Reds and Blues, make her a highly open-minded individual wanting to expand her mind on various subjects. Grey has also been shown to be able to decipher alien text, as revealed in Tourist Trap.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Grey is the first female Fed soldier to appear in the series.
- Grey shares several similarities and references to Doc and the Rebel Medic.
- Grey has purple trim, similar to the Rebel Medic and Doc.
- Donut happily states "That's like a medic who saves people," after discovering she's a doctor, which is a reference to a quote from Doc stating that a medic's purpose is only to make others more comfortable as they die in Motion to Adjourn.
- Grey treated Washington after the battle in Fire, similar to the Rebel Medic who treated Tucker after the same battle in Lost But Not Forgotten.
- Her medical practices are questionable and makes the others uneasy, similar to Doc.
- Grey's appearance and abilities are similar to the Decepticon scientist Shockwave from the Transformers franchise. Both are surgeons (although Shockwave is generally the mad scientist of the Decepticons) who perform experiments on people (even their own comrades) and both wear purple armor with a cycloptic optic/visor. Along with this, Shockwave is considered one of the smartest transformers in his series, similar to Grey who shows high intellect. The greatest contrast, however, is in their personalities, where Grey is rather excitable and eccentric, Shockwave is entirely stoic and emotionless.
- Her armor in Halo 4 consists of a Prefect helmet and torso, ODST shoulders, arms and legs and a Tracker visor. In Halo 5, her armor consists of a Cypher helmet (Copiale skin) and Legionnaire body armor (Optio skin). Her armor was changed between games because the prefect armor was not in Halo 5.
- In Catch Up, No Mustard Grey states that she has an IQ of 240. She also studies archaeology as a hobby and thus has some degree of knowledge regarding the alien weapons on Chorus.
- In the same episode, Grey also mentioned her ability to cross-stitch.
- Although her IQ is stated to be 240, current real world IQ scales only go up to 175 (100 being average and anything over 140 being considered "genius").
- Miles Luna stated that it was not until after he created Emily Grey did he realize that a pornographic actress shares the same name.
- According to Miles in a Shizno Podcast interview, if Dr. Grey was a household object she would be a microwave, as she would find it fascinating to put random objects into one as an odd child to see what would happen.
- In an interview with the Shizno Podcast, Miles explains that the reason Dr. Grey is eccentric is because as the war went on she would retreat to a happy place while treating injured patients. Unfortunately, casualties got so bad she retreated to it more and more, eventually leading her to become trapped in this happy place, which led to her eccentricities.
|Federal Army of Chorus|
|Most Known: Donald Doyle · Emily Grey · Locus · Washington ·|
Sarge · Franklin Delano Donut · Lopez the Heavy
|Other Members: Snowman Fed · Randy · Red Fed · Blue Fed · Irony Fed ·|
Request Form Feds · Lap Fed · Crash Site Fed