- "We can replace the cargo, but I'm one of a kind, if you take my meaning"
- -Magnus Armstrong
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1925. Frequently in trouble as a youth due to a penchant for fighting. By all accounts, he was a good-natured, likable young man who only picked fights with willing opponents. He was expelled from several schools before his parents finally sent him to a military academy.
According to a H.A.R.M. memo, Armstrong has a height of 6 ft, 2 inches with red hair and blue eyes.
During the war, he served as a sapper in France and Nazi Germany, with duties ranging from mine removal to demolitions and sabotage. He was officially reprimanded on many occasions for his reckless antics. The most popular legend had to do with a bridge he allegedly crippled with nothing but a shovel and a hand grenade. A Nazi German supply train did the rest. When it reached the weakened section of the bridge, the whole structure came crashing down. Armstrong had reached the rank of Sergeant in the British Army.
Most of his arrests since returning from the war have been related to public brawling.
No One Lives ForeverEdit
Armstrong's affiliation with H.A.R.M. was suspect only until Cate Archer positively identified him as the man that ambushed her from behind and knocked her unconscious on a UNITY airplane ride over West German airspace. This was not the first time he had spared the life of his fellow Scotsman. When Archer had snuck on board the Finnish freighter the Lorelei, Armstrong once again knocked her out and had her locked up. This infuriated Inge Wagner until the ship started sinking after several explosions went off on the ship. A third encounter between Armstrong and Archer happened at the Alpine Chateau of Baron Dumas. Once again Armstrong had knocked her out long enough for the Baroness Dumas to assign him to guard her in her cell. Archer challenged Armstrong to a hand to hand fight (by challenging his manhood) and was very shocked when she came out on top. After this embarrassment, he decided not to stick around for the Baroness to find out about Archer's escape.
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M’s WayEdit
Armstrong has since abandoned H.A.R.M. and has settled for his older life of brawling at local bars and pubs. It wasn't until Cate Archer approached him at The Drunken Scotsman, citing how he is indebted to her for helping him safely defect from H.A.R.M.'s ranks and for not arresting him after the events of NOLF, that Armstrong agrees to accompany and assist her on a new mission to put a stop to H.A.R.M.'s latest plans for world domination. Armstrong contacts his friend in India, Kamal Khubchandani and sets up a meeting between the two of them. Armstrong, not wanting to get any more involved, primarily hides in Calcutta while Cate infiltrated the H.A.R.M. India Headquarters. After Archer discovers that Project Omega was being tested at the H.A.R.M. Antarctica Base, Armstrong accompanies her to the location. Unfortunately Armstrong had to stay behind to stop an escaped renegade Super Solider from capturing Archer. H.A.R.M. sent a team to the base and captured both the Super Solider and Armstrong and took them to the H.A.R.M. Underwater Base in the Aegean Sea. There H.A.R.M. wanted to punish Armstrong for his betrayal in NOLF by turning him into a Super Soldier. Luckily Archer had tracked him down and was able to release him before the underwater base was destroyed. After Archer was captured by The Director, Armstrong decides to fully involve himself and helps Archer and UNITY defend the island country of Khios.