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I prefer to research and then destroy!
―Halcon to Aja and Krel in "Flying the Coop"

Halcon, who went by her human alias Bertha "Birde" Flanagan, was an antagonist of 3 Below.

History

Part One (3 Below)

Halcon was one of many bounty hunters hired by General Morando to hunt down Prince Krel, Princess Aja and Varvatos Vex and to recover the royal cores of King Fialkov and Queen Coranda.

Halcon arrived on Earth's moon and intercepted chatter from the Zeron Brotherhood, who had just tracked down the royals only for Krel to sabotage their ship, delaying their hunt, while giving her the royals' whereabouts in Arcadia Oaks, specifically Arcadia Oaks High. Traveling to Arcadia, Birdie took a sniper's position and attempted to shoot Krel, only for her shot to deflect off a suitcase carrying plutonium. She soon pinned down Krel and Dadblank behind a dumpster and moved in for the kill only to flee to avoid being spotted by a passing truck.

The next day, Halcon masqueraded as a female human named Bertha "Birdie" Flanagan and posed a special advisor to the school board. Using her disguise, she got close to Aja and Krel, claiming that the school board desired proper identification from them. When Vex later turned up with the forms, Halcon managed to assuage his desire to vaporize her by claiming the paperwork was in order, when in fact she was after the home address of the House Tarron Mothership.

Halcon soon followed Vex to the Mothership and greeted him and the Tarrons under the guise of a neighborhood welcome, giving them poisoned cookies that knocked a naive Vex out. She fought against the Tarrons for a time before Dadblank incidentally revealed the hidden entrance to the core of the Mothership, where she attempted to steal the royal cores but Aja fiercely fought back. As she attempted to flee, Halcon accidentally ran into a glass window before diverting for the door, only to Luug to cling to her leg as she flew into the sky. Vex woke up soon and fired at Halcon with his serrator, vaporizing her, leaving nothing but her lapel pin behind.

Physical Appearance

Personality

Instantly, Bertha was first shown to be an authoritative and strict advisor for the school board. She was quite skeptic about Aja and Krel when they began attending school without being registered and even have no records anywhere, leading her to accuse them of being illegal aliens (which is rather ironic, since she's technically an illegal alien herself, let alone an actual alien, so this shows some hypocrisy in her part). She begins giving the Tarrons tons of paperwork which she wanted finish until the end of the day, not caring if it would likely be completed before her one day deadline.

However, it's later revealed that she's an arrogant, greedy alien bounty hunter, sent to kill Aja and Krel and steal their parents' life cores for Morando. She had no qualms of sneak attacking Krel in the open and poisoning Varvatos with sleeping cookies.

Powers & Abilities

Alien Physiology

As an alien bounty hunter, Bertha is stronger, faster, and more durable than an average human. Unlike Akiridions though, she is able to fly on her own, even in space. She also appears to have self-sustenance as she was able to stand on the Earth's moon with no problems or a helmet.

Observation

As mentioned by herself, she prefers to research her targets before killing them. While she posed herself as a school board advisor, she was able to gain information on the Royal Mothership's whereabouts by forcing them to write down paperwork (which go beyond the school's usual requirements).

Equipment

Serrator

Bertha carries an Akiridion's serrator as her weapon.

Episode Appearances

3 Below Part 1
"Terra Incognita Part One"
Absent
"Terra Incognita Part Two"
Cameo
"Mind Over Matter"
Absent
"Beetle Mania"
Absent
"Collision Course"
Absent
"D'aja Vu"
Absent
"Flying the Coop"
Appears
"Party Crashers"
Absent
"Lightning in a Bottle"
Cameo
"The Arcadian Job"
Absent
"Truth Be Told"
Absent
"Last Night on Earth"
Absent
"Bad Omen"
Absent

Trivia

  • Throughout her debut episode, every time her nickname, "Birdie", is mentioned, there is a red-tailed hawk cry heard.
  • Birde is the second alien in 3 Below to be killed off, but the first to be killed by a protagonist (Varvatos Vex).
    • The first alien to be killed was Foo Foo, though his murder was off-screen and he was killed by another antagonist (Zeron Omega).
    • King Fialkov and Queen Coranda don't count, since they're not actually dead, but in stasis.
  • Birde is the first female antagonist in 3 Below. She is also the fifth female antagonist who appears in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, along with Nomura (who reformed), Gladys Groe, Queen Usurna, and Morgana.
  • Much like Earth birds, Birdie cannot see glass.
  • Birdie's nickname Halcon rhymes with "falcon", another Earth bird. 
  • Birdie uses a serrator, which is an Akiridion's most common weapon, but it's unknown if she's an Akiridion or if someone equipped her with one. 

Gallery

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