AppearanceOtto has better things to do than worry about his hair or clothes. They're always in a mess and usually stained with grease and other things due to him working on his latest project. He is a determined visionary whose posture reflects always considering how to design the next invention to solve a problem. The tool belts around his waist legs have everything from a simple wrench to a high-tech scanner, as his expertise spans every form of engineering. Being on Lemuria, the Pionier has quickly adapted to a much more physical lifestyle than he's used to, but he has found that he enjoys the challenge. He still sometimes forgets to eat and sleep while too busy with other things, however.
PersonalityAs he became a master of building things, the Pionier also became bored with anything quickly. He built some of the most sophisticated technology on Earth but rarely kept colleagues up to date with what he was doing, and most of his inventions remained prototypes. He constructed most of arm, for instance, making sure it had all the accuracy and stability the original did. But Otto didn't take any notes while working and doesn't remember the details. The Vielseitige Eisatz Roboten, especially series 5, were proof of how technology can help where humans fail other humans. But the unit exceeded all expectations as it gained sentience and ran away. This cost the Pionier greatly, both in terms of money and goodwill, but he can't help to be proud of his accomplishment. The Pionier is a genius and always inventing. He has no time for people who can't keep up with his speed of thought and prefers to build things as he's designing them. He also considers most of his inventions disposable - he'll build a new, upgraded version anyway. Even when he forms an attachment, such as with his Sentinel turret, he always considers it a work in progress. Sentinel Mk LVII is a lot better than Mk LVI, after all.
Both Snow and the Pionier have worked for many different organisations throughout the years and have had reason to join forces. Duron one such time, the Pionier took an interest in the technical aspects of Snow's skills and designed a new scope for the sniper, enhancing his skill even further without alerting the enemy through any glare. This mutual respect for the other's skill has laid the foundation for a lasting understanding.
The Pionier, Otto, was nine when his sister was born. She wasn't planned and Otto was used to having all the attention of their parents. He was already a prodigy and getting competition only fueled his ambition. Valerie grew up knowing she wouldn't be able to compete with her brother on his terms and instead went for the humanities and obscure knowledge. This might not have given her the respect she wanted from her family, but she made a found family in the geek community. Today, the siblings care more for each other than they'd care to admit. They are still rivals in a sense, but no one else is allowed to push the other down.
Nicknames & Petnames
The Pionier sometimes calls his sister Strange (as a reference to a comic book character). She, in return, calls him Threepee as a reference to an annoying robot.
The Pionier spent some time as an assistant professor and during that time he took the up-and-coming Carlisle under his wings. He saw the great potential in her but worried about her lack oof concern for which contracts she was willing to take on. As long as she recieved funding for anything cutting-edge, she ran with it. Eventually, the two had an argument that ended with an explosion in a lab, the Pionier leaving his position, and Carlisle getting a job for a covert ops organisation.
Only the two of them truly know what went on in the lab that burned down before they parted and who caused what to happen. Neither is willing to share, but it's clear that it led to an outright hatred of each other.