Lieutenant Parisa is Company Grade officer of the UNSC Marine Corps who served during the Human-Covenant war. She was a childhood friend of the future SPARTAN-II and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, John-117.[1]



Even into her adult life, Parisa kept with her a picture of herself and John on a beach at Lake Gusev on their homeworld of Eridanus II; taken some two weeks before Doctor Catherine Halsey abducted John, as a lucky charm. She believed, like many others, that John had died not very long after the picture was taken. In fact, he was replaced with a flash clone to hide his disappearance, the clone dying soon after.

She had stated that after John saved her life from walking out into the lake too far, he promised to marry her and keep her safe. Years later she said that although it was silly and John was "dead," she intended to hold him to that promise.[1]

Battle of MombasaEdit

During the Battle of Mombasa in October 2552, she was in command of First Platoon of Kilo Company, part of E2-BAG/1/7. She was coordinating the city's defense effort in a command post in a hotel next to Beria Plaza when John-117 arrived to the command post with a squad of Marines, to assess the situation.

At the time, Parisa was holding the picture of herself and John as children. Just as John was intending to remind Parisa to not bring personal items to a combat zone, he recognized the picture. Parisa, obviously not recognizing John because of his armor, explained the story behind the picture to him. Despite the sudden flood of memories, John couldn't bring himself to reveal who he was, knowing that doing so would be a massive security breach for ONI. Instead he maintained his stoic facade and the two of them began planning a counterattack against the Covenant.[1]

Her fate after the Battle of Mombasa is unknown. If her squad was part of the regiment that chose to fight at the ONI Alpha Site, she most certainly would have been killed. However, if instead they were sent to defend the nearby city of Voi like many of the other regiments were ordered to, then she may have survived, and possibly gone on to fight until the end of the war.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Palace Hotel, pages 368-369