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Hopper Lee
Character hopper
Appears in Homefront
Affiliations American Resistance
Status Alive
Birth 1994 or 1995, Oakland, California
Weapon M4 Carbine and M9
"I'm an American, I was born in Oakland, asshole."
— After a prisioner at the Montrose Correctional Facility insults him for being a Korean

Hopper Lee is a Korean-American and a member of the American Resistance. He is an expert in mostly car mechanics. Hopper bears scars dealt to him during the race riots of the early parts of America's occupation. Hopper's Korean heritage helps the Resistance greatly though this also means he is often a target for racist hostility and suspicion.

BackgroundEdit

Hopper was born in 1994 or 1995 in Oakland, he is a third generation Korean-American; his grandparents fled North Korea in the mid-sixties.[1] At some point he and his family moved to Oakland, California where, during the race riots, a mob burned his house down. He references this during the Heartland mission, commenting on his unease being there as it reminded him of the racial violence he had experienced in Oakland. Like Rianna, he offers a civilian perspective on combat, expressing concern for fellow combatants, the repercussions of their actions and occasionally showing stress under fire. He is serves as a counter-balance to the gung-ho attitude of combat veteran Connor.

Homefront: The Voice of FreedomEdit

In Homefront: The Voice of Freedom, he is introduced as a civilian electrical engineer and mechanic who had been forcably recruited by the KPA to repair military equipment. During that time he joined a local resistance cell, passing intel to them. While repairing electronics for the Koreans, he reconfigured the unmanned armed ground vehicle Goliath and built a controller so that it would be under his direct control. He escaped with Goliath, eventually making his way to join the Montrose cell.

HomefrontEdit

Hopper helped the Resistance in saving Robert Jacobs and summoning Goliath in repelling KPA forces, in which he instructed Jacobs in learning how to use the drone. He along with Boone and Jacobs infiltrate the Montrose labor camp in procuring tracking beacons. Many people within the labor camp display overt hostility towards Hopper due to his ethnicity. Hopper makes it clear that he is an American, and fights to free his country from the Greater Korean Republic. There is probably no one who is more proud to be an American than Hopper. He is appalled that the GKR has invaded his country and taken away the freedoms he holds dear, having heard stories of the oppression that caused his grandparents to flee North Korea in the 1960s.

TriviaEdit

  • Hopper is notable for being the only Asian member of the Resistance, leading to racist hostility and suspicision from strangers.
  • He is the tech specialist of the American Resistance cell in Montrose, Colorado. He displays his skills prominently towards two seperate achievements in-game: his previous successful hacking and comandeering of a Goliath drone, and the later capture of two hostile AA guns for use against the KPA, an essential part of the San Francisco campaign and the last level of Homefront.
  • According to the novel Homefront: The Voice of Freedom, he had won DARPA awards for his work before the Invasion.
  • He is voiced by Joel de la Fuente[2] and modelled on actor Trevor Zhou.
  • It is odd, as even though Hopper took control of and used Goliath, he gives the controls to Jacobs and doesn't use it again. Also, despite having given the Goliath controller to Jacobs in the second chapter of the Campaign, he still carries another controller tied to the bag he carries, seemingly.
  • Hopper's fate, along with that of his comrade's Jacobs, is left unknown at the end of Homefront. Given that Rianna only inquires about Connor's status over the radio (and he wouldn't have been very far from Rianna), it is likely he is still alive, but given that neither he nor Jacobs respond to her shouts it is possible they were killed as the air strike was very close to them and was nearly denied to the possibility of friendly casualties. Given that the scene was meant to merely conclude the game, however, and focuses on Connor's sacrifice, it is possible he, along with Jacobs and Rianna, lived.

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SourcesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1826691/

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