The last thing you'll ever want to see.
Elite cell specializing in espionage, guerilla warfare, sabotage, subterfuge, and wet-work.
Secret Service Directorate:
Foundation year and brief revised history of events leading to said year of founding:
Created and trained by Special Agent CRONOS beginning in the year 2278, permanent support-role field deployment finalized in the mid-to-late 2280's, effectively documented by High Command to be spiritually replacing the Secret Service as their personally favored agents and enforcers.
The Enclave Onyx Troopers, or simply Onyx Troopers are highly seasoned, and elite soldiers in the military service of the Enclave. In terms of training and effectiveness, they surpass Enclave Hellfire Troopers and Enclave Sigma as they are a generally independent variant of soldier, acting under the personally sanctioned auspices of Enclave High Command directly.
They are heavily implanted with cybernetics and effectively grafted to their unique Onyx advanced power armor mark II suits, a stealth varianted model of the MK II. They are typically equipped with laser RCWs (rapid capacitor weapons), deployed as snipers and/or assassins, or deployed in a support role with M72 gauss rifles.
Overview and origins.Edit
The Enclave Onyx Trooper is essentially the brainchild of Special Agent CRONOS, who during downtime between missions conducted the development and creation of the Onyx Advanced Power Armor with the resources he had recovered over the years.
A lighter, stealthier variant of the Mark II Advanced Power Armor, it features dual mode servos, capable of operating in fully functional high powered and/or low noise/low power modes. It's most distinguishing and unique feature is an integrated stealth field generator developed with the help of Doctor Henry and his Mark II Stealth Boy prototype.
CRONOS also made sure to install a self-destruct sequence initiated by an on-board heartbeat sensor to mask it's inner workings to groups such as the Brotherhood of Steel and New California Republic, and to guarantee no intact suit would ever be obtained by an enemy.
As for it's overall appearance, before even beginning the project CRONOS knew he wanted it to inspire a new sense of fear in the enemy of the Onyx Troopers he would soon train.
It's lenses are tinted an eerie olive green and it's color is a deeply darkened matte black, inspired by the original state of the Mark I Advanced Power Armor in the 2240's, yet being made even darker to suit it's combat role and inspire a sense of dread in the enemy.
Fighting terror with terror.Edit
Despite his deep hatred for the NCR and all who belong too it, CRONOS holds a grudging respect for the NCR's Rangers, purely in just how effective they have proven to be.
By CRONOS' calculations, were it not for the Rangers the NCR's progress would have been far less than it is and as a result the damage inflicted to the Enclave would be far less catastrophically crippling. Thus, he was convinced a counter must be made to this...
Determining that their training is dangerously effective, 'too good', CRONOS brought the specifics of his plan of a new, elite, and secretive variant of soldier to the higher ups.
Due to CRONOS' near-flawless service record, mission success rate, the assurance that he would train the new trooper variant himself, as well as the costly failure of Enclave Sigma, the remaining Enclave leadership were convinced CRONOS' brainchild for a perfect soldier could quite possibly insure not only the Enclave's continued survival, but perhaps even give them an edge they desperately needed with a personalized counter to the guerrilla warfare tactics that has bested them.
After the D.C. Campaign but before his assignment to Nevada, CRONOS spent those years training exactly 35 out of 40 up and coming Enclave recruits from the ground up, killing 5 of these prospects personally for what he called 'treacherous incompetence' during the training acumens.
Molding them in his image and his expertise with mercilessly brutal training methods, he even went so far as to have them volunteer for the same armor grafting process he and Frank Horrigan before him underwent.
CRONOS wanted this process to insure an arguably perfect loyalty in his new legacies akin to his, but instead of just his mere unquestioning loyalty, he wanted that -in addition- to new and upgraded cybernetic technology, including ocular, cerebral, and stimulant implants designed to give the Onyx Troopers an edge so beneficial that it subliminally inspires even further loyalty...
All of this coupled along with the Enclave's already top-notch elite pre-War training method(s), they are incredibly resilient, fast acting, and eccentric soldiers in that they are given leeway as devoted but independent field operatives.
They are far from unbeatable in spite of their intended design to be, their main flaw is that there are only a limited number of these trump-card 'all or nothing' soldiers, but the Onyx APA MK II also offers slightly less protection than the original APA MK II due to it's sophisticated stealth system and the other resources of the Onyx Project being committed to the Onyx Troopers' cybernetics and grafting procedure.
The only known sighting of one of these operatives is regarded as a gossiping rumor that started in a bar to scare people because they are described as 'not sounding or looking anything like a man or woman, more like a robot monster of some kind'...
Behind the scenes.Edit
They are inspired by a feature of this mod: http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/37983 and original credit goes to Imp of the Perverse for providing the means to the creative idea.