Michael Anderson
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Operative 'Mickey' Anderson


Michael Anderson









Armor Color

Standardized Black and Grey UNSC Military Combat Suit





"Did you just shoot us?!"

"I did! Get over it!"

- Michael and Holly arguing in the Pelican Chase over Reach

Michael is an original character, appearing as a side character within the series Red vs. Blue The Freelancer Archives. He is an operative working under the United Nations Space Command, making his appearance on a secret mission alongside Operative Jackson and Phillip. He is introduced in 'I'm a Gay Robot' as the Pelican pilot trying to assist the escape of Phillip and Holly.

Role in the Plot

Mission in the Glasslands

The United Nation Space Command sent soldiers Holly Jackson and Michael Anderson along with the smart AI Phillip to the Covenant conquered colony world, Reach. The three infiltrated an overrun UNSC compound to retrieve an asset. Under pressure it was unclear as to whether or not the right asset was taken. However, the three were forced to flee in a Pelican. Within the Pelican Anderson suffered critical wounds and Phillip was forced to teach Holly to fly as they navigated the Glasslands. Anderson, bleeding profusely made an executive decision to crash the Pelican into a canyon wall. Whether or not he survived the attempt is unknown, his split second decision however undoubtedly saved the lives of Jackson and Phillip.


UNSC Combat Armor

Michael Anderson has thus far only been seen in her UNSC marine gear, thick chest plating with a tan, grey and black armor color with olive armor detail.


Michael is shown to be perfectly normal under stressful situations, panicking as any human marine would. It is when he is injured that Anderson displays signs of heroism, issuing a split second decision that ultimately saved the lives of his allies, potentially at the expense of his own.

Skills and Abilities

Anderson is an educated field pilot capable of piloting a Pelican under stressful conditions. Anderson is also a highly skilled marine, capable of taking down heavy Covenant forces and is capable of espionage to the highest degree.



Michael has a mutual respect for Phillip, though it seems that the smart AI has far more admiration towards Michael than the human does for the AI.

Holly Jackson

Holly shows much respect for her partner Micky Anderson during their mission as Mickey is a capable pilot and requires little help from Phillip. He also ultimately makes a split second decision that saves her life.


  • Michael Anderson is the first character within the series whose status was listed as 'UNKNOWN'
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