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Royd Clive (alternatively spelled Roid Clive, known as Lloyd Clive in the SNES fan translation) is the main protagonist of Front Mission First's OCU scenario, a supporting character in Front Mission 2089 and a minor antagonist in Front Mission 2. He makes a cameo appearance in Front Mission 5: Scars of the War


Biography[]

Coming from a middle-class family, Royd enlisted in the OCU army at the age of 18. While in the military, he quickly climbed the ranks and eventually was promoted to the rank of Captain. He was a skilled Wanzer pilot despite his young age, as noted by Glen Duval.

In Huffman[]

He was assigned to lead a unit on Huffman Island in 2089 with orders to patrol the Mail River Border between the OCU and USN territory. On Huffman, he met Ryuji Sakata, whom he befriended, and Karen Meure, who falls in love with Royd and the two later become engaged in the winter. With tensions rising between the OCU and USN largely as a result of The Vampires and other mercenaries making proxy war between the super conglomerates; the squad was sent to perform reconnaissance on a USN factory in the Larcus District of Huffman Island. Little did they know that the mission was a trap and Karen is seemingly killed by a USN soldier named Driscoll. Driscoll and his unit destroy the factory(not USN owned but actually owned by Nirvana Institute), with the OCU being thoroughly framed for the attack. Royd and his unit are listed as MIA and are all discharged from the OCU army. Royd decides to stay on Huffman and later becomes an arena fighter, gaining the nickname "Hellspawn." and with little will to live while Ryuji would operate as a mercenary.

Service in Second Huffman War[]

In 2091, Royd was recruited by Olson to join and lead an OCU mercenary unit known as the Canyon Crows. He joined in the hopes of getting revenge on Driscoll and learning the truth behind Karen's death. Throughout the Second Huffman Conflict, he led the Crows to many impressive victories over the USN including defeating Hell's Wall, helping retake Freedom City, and the destruction of Morgan Fortress later in the war. When the Republic of Zaftra's Peace Mediation Organization (PMO) intervened and managed to end the war peacefully after operation Eagle Tears, Royd was unconvinced of their motives and one of the first to believe there was something going on behind the scenes.

War Hero turned Terrorist[]

Royd's distrust of the PMO would run very deep and bring his loyalty to his homeland to a breaking point. The Crows would be convinced to join the Spirit of Huffman by Royd's interest of uncovering the truth behind the Larcus Incident and Zaftra's hidden involvement in the war that Dr.Mizette Brown told them in disturbing detail. They learned that Sakata Industries, with the backing of Zaftra, had been using human test subjects in order to create a system known as the "B-Device" that would allow Wanzers to function autonomously via Brain to Computer interfaces. Royd was horrified to learn that Karen was not murdered by Driscoll, but mortally wounded, captured, and was used as a test subject for the B-Device utilized in Raven.

During the investigation, Royd managed to track down, defeat, and mortally wound Driscoll in combat, believing he had killed the man who had taken Karen from him. He then personally led the raid on Longrivers Island, the location of Sakata's chief facility in Huffman; there Royd managed to destroy the S-Device prototype, which killed Dirscoll permanently, by defeating the Mir Orlen. He and most of the Crows were branded terrorists by both the OCU and USN for attacking Longrivers, and PMO for their service in Spirit of Huffman but by then, Frederick Lancaster had already exposed the truth behind Zaftra and the Second Huffman Conflict. Following the raid, the Crows went their separate ways, with Royd having obtained Karen's test data and computer from the facility. He set his Wanzer to self destruct with Karen's data still inside, saying one final goodbye to his lost love and returned for a time to OCU Australia.

These events were the catalyst that led him to join the Grimnir, a terrorist organization bent on taking down the super nations and returning the world to a nationalist mindset.

Later Life and Death[]

Royd would be recruited into Grimnir during his time as a veteran in civillian life. Without his friends, Karen, or anything to help him cope he falls into a deep depression and suffers from PTSD as a result of his experiences in Huffman. He also is forced to run from the law and hide as per his status as a minor terrorist and this only increases his sense of alienation from society. From here he is tracked down by old ally Glen Duval an associate of a man Lloyd only briefly spoke to near Larcus named Morgan Bernard and offers him a means to get revenge on the super conglomerates that used and discarded him.

Royd would be rejoined by Ryuji, Joynas Jeriaska, and Keith Carabell who had all been pushed to join Grimnir for similar reasons and would operated for years as a mercenary unit secretly undermining the nations of their employ. Their final mission would be in OCU Aldoresh, in which Grimnir hoped to destroy the OCU with the FENRIR System; Royd would be tracked down by Rocky Armitage for killing his friend in the UN with land mines he'd placed throughout the country and killed in action whilst Glen's base was being attacked simultaneously by the Strike Wyverns preventing the reinforcements he'd grown so accustomed to.

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