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Born seventh in a family of ten boys, Pereira had to be resourceful in order to get what she wants. Little of her childhood is known apart from the meager pension her mother received after her father died. She was six years old when the Pereira family was forced to move to a poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the São Paulo state. She only caught the authorities' attention when she was 16, after her mother reported that she had been missing. A year later, Pereira was arrested miles away on robbery charges in Rio de Janeiro. Remaining poised and displaying intellect throughout the process, Pereira impressed the judge in charge of her case. He was lenient towards her age and character, which, he claimed, showed potential for socio-educational reform. He gave Pereira the choice between entering a juvenile reformatory (FEBEM) and working with BOPE in Rio de Janeiro. Sensing protection for her deviant predisposition, Pereira accepted to become a BOPE criminal informant.
Pereira excels at extracting information from suspects. Albeit using controversial methods undermining BOPE protocol, she was a key interrogator during the 2010 Rio de Janeiro Security Crisis. Her brutal behavior on the field suggests she may be suffering from an anti-social personality disorder. However, the results of all the tests conducted were inconclusive.
- Policia Civil
- Criminal informant
- Key interrogator during the 2010 Rio de Janeiro Security Crisis
- Assault on Complexo do Alemão
Requires further psychological testing to confirm she is a stable BOPE asset.
This interview between Sam “Zero” Fisher and Taina “Caveira” Pereira was conducted following the assignment of team captains for the next Invitational.
Sam “Zero” Fisher: How’s it feel to wear the captain’s hat?
Taina “Caveira” Pereira: Like any other, it eventually shapes to the head.
Z: For someone used to working in the shadows, you seem confident in a leadership role.
C: One can keep a low profile and still maintain command. You know better than most what can be learned from such a vantage point.
Z: I do, indeed. How’re you handling Thorn’s temper?
C: She’s headstrong. It’s gotten us into some difficult situations, but I’m trying to show her how to use a... lighter touch. Smashing your way through everything can only take you so far.
Z: How about the rest of your team?
C: My team supports me. They know I can—and will—make tough decisions when the time comes.
Z: Given the opposition, how do you intend to achieve victory?
C: Knowing my team’s capabilities, I point them in the right direction and then get out of the way. As they advance, I provide necessary support.
Z: What if you lose someone?
C: Then we press on. One of us moves to fill the gap as best they can.
Z: Do you view this as a game?
C: To some extent, but simulation prepares us for real life. We all know the risks when deployed in the field. Anyone who claims otherwise is naïve. The Invitational is our chance to perform when the stakes are not as high.
Z: What about afterward?
C: We return to the field, where the risks are higher, and we act. Hopefully each of us has learned something valuable from this.
Z: One last question. Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
C: Of course... as long as I’m in charge. [laughs]