- This article is about the character. For the model, see JACK (model).
- "No, no, no. It's Troy."
"That's a terrible name."
"Well, he's not gonna have it for long."
- —Lt. Damon Baird and Pvt. Augustus Cole naming the bot before launching the Lightmass Missile
Troy was a JACK bot that took part in the Destruction of Halvo Bay. Troy was the same as every JACK unit, except for his loose wiring and white, 'neutral' coloring. He was also equipped with a Lightmass Missile targeting beacon.
Troy, then unnamed, was either built or appropriated by Professor Elliot for his work at the Halvo Bay Military Academy. There, Troy was kept in restraints and Professor Elliot attached the targeting beacon for the Lightmass Missile located in Halvo Bay onto him.
Destruction of Halvo Bay
- "Baird, your stupid Bot broke the house!"
- —Garron Paduk inside Elliott's mansion
Kilo Squad rescued Troy from his recharging bay in Professor Elliott's lab at the Halvo Bay Military Academy. They protected him from enemy fire as they smuggled him out of the Academy, made more difficult by the fact that Troy's cloaking shield was down in the Academy due to anti-cloaking fields on the grounds. He was also escorted through Professor Elliot's Mansion and Onyx Point. At the Mansion, he accidentally disabled the defenses while hacking into the Professor's mainframe to get the launch codes for the Lightmass Missile and the squad had to defend him once more.
Later, atop the rooftops of Halvo Bay, Baird sent him out to the museum where General Karn was gathering his forces. The got was destroyed when the Lightmass Missile hit but succeeded in targeting the missile onto the Locust, though Karn somehow survived despite Troy being right in front of him. However, Troy's sacrifice allowed them to kill hundreds of Locust with the Lightmass Missile and save Omega-Two.
Behind the Scenes
- Troy remained unnamed for most of Gears of War: Judgment unlike his counterpart, JACK. In-game, he was mostly just referred to as the bot. He was only dubbed Troy by Damon Baird moments before his destruction which Augustus Cole found to be a terrible name. Cole's suggested name for Troy was JACK.
- Troy's ultimate fate was similar to that of JACK, another JACK-model bot used by Baird. Both were destroyed while acting as a targeting beacon for a weapon of mass destruction in an effort to defeat an overwhelming enemy, the Lightmass Missile for Troy and the Hammer of Dawn for JACK. Unlike Troy, JACK's actions were completely his own instead of being done under orders and he succeeded in destroying the intended target of the strike.
- Gears of War: Judgment (First appearance)