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Vigil

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Operator Information
Affiliation:
Team Rainbow:
Ghosteyes
Team:
Defense
Operator Role:
Real Name:
Chul Kyung Hwa
Birthdate:
(1984-01-17) January 17, 1984 (age 40)
Height:
1.73m
Weight:
73kg
Released:
White Noise (2017-12-05)
Renown price:
10,000
9,000 SP
R6 Credit price:
240
216 SP
Availability:
Casual
Ranked
Competitive
Base Stats
Armor/Health:
Light (100 HP)
Speed:
Fast
Difficulty:
Hard

Chul "Vigil" Kyung Hwa is an defending operator featured in the Operation White Noise expansion for Rainbow Six Siege.

Unique Gadget[edit]

ERC-7 (Electronic Rendering Cloak)
Chul Kyung’s quiet lethality in the field allows him to rely on his Electronic Rendering Cloak (ERC-7) to remain undetected. The ERC-7 uses Diminished Reality technology to remove perceivable stimuli from its direct environment. Vigil carries a prototype in his backpack, which scans surrounding electronic devices and wipes his image from any cameras in view.
Range:
Duration:
Cooldown:
Counters: 
Countered by: 
 12 meters
 12 seconds
 2.4 seconds
 Lion
 Thatcher Twitch IQ Jackal

Weapons[edit]

Primary[edit]

Submachine gun in a compact AR package and caliber, Offers medium-range accuracy.
Damage:
 36
Top break, over-under double-barrel shotgun. Long-range and in tactical configuration.
Damage:
 125

Secondary[edit]

Fully automatic pistol that is effective at short range, and uses a spare mag as foregrip for more control
Damage:
 35
Customized machine pistol that is light, compact, and optimal at short range. Possesses a high rate of fire.
Damage:
 28

Equipment[edit]

Bulletproof Camera
A camera that can be deploy on surfaces to maintain surveillance. It can see through smokes and resist direct shots to its front.
Quantity:
 1
Impact Grenade
Grenade that explodes on impact.
Quantity:
 2

Lore[edit]

Background[edit]

Chul Kyung Hwa doesn't remember much of his childhood, only that his family was escaping across Asia as refugees? Or were they criminals? He remembers, his older brother drowning during a river crossing. He remembers the safe house, where they stayed trapped for over a month in near silence. He remembers their train ride when soldiers arrested two fellow defectors. He remembers his sick, mother slowing them all down during the jungle crossing. He remembers leaving, her behind as his father told him not to cry, not to make a noise and alert the armed patrols.

Throughout it all, everyone impressed upon Chul Kyung that anything he said or any strange behavior would get them caught... it was life or death. So he buried, his emotions deep, lest he betray his parents and be responsible for their capture; he became a stone to the outside world.

Gaining asylum in South Korea, it was not the happy life they'd envisioned The loss of his family proved too much for Chul Kyung's father, who committed suicide, leaving his son an orphan. Chul Kyung remained a stone, never showing emotion, never betraying his inner thoughts.

Chul Kyung was adopted into the Hwa family, who believed it best if he forget his past, which started by changing his full name to Chul Kyung Hwa. Chul Kyung was actively encouraged to forget his real name and he obliged. It was another form of camouflage. He grew up in a system of rules and codes of conduct, and they provided him with a reason to be stoic, to follow orders. He could hide behind the rules.

Chul Kyung wanted to give back to South Korea, the country that took him in, and he entered the ROK Navy, proving the exemplary sailor. He earned himself a berth in the ROKN UDT/SEALs, not only passing with distinction, but becoming such an exemplary operator in the course of his service that he was handpicked by the 707th Special Mission Battalion: White Tigers. He was diligent, methodical, and tenacious, albeit quiet. Naturally, his status as the child of defectors was not shared with his fellow soldiers to better give him a fair shot, but when South Korea was given an opportunity to send two operators into Rainbow, Chul Kyung was at the top of the list.

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Psychological Report[edit]

Chul Kyung carries the scars of his childhood, where the only safe haven from the uncertainty of escape was to hide deep inside himself and become a stone. While a highly effective and competent by-the-numbers operator, it's made him highly uncomfortable in social situations. He is anxious when it comes to his own body, language and expressions, how others might interpret his actions. He feels exposed, an open book that betrays all his secrets. Chul Kyung is most comfortable when wearing his ballistic mask, when he feels he can actually breathe and hide beneath another layer of protection.

Training[edit]

  • ROK Navy
  • ROKN UDT/SEALS
  • 707th Special Mission Battalion

Relevant Experience[edit]

  • Afghanistan
  • Zaytun Operations in Kurdistan
  • Cheonghae Anti-Piracy Task Group

Notes[edit]

Despite appearances, Chul Kyung's attempts to keep Grace on her best behavior isn't an attempt to spare South Korea embarrassment. He knows she's made some enemies in the ROK Military who want to see her gone. He wants to make sure he has nothing negative to report because he knows she values her position in Rainbow as greatly as he does, albeit for different reasons. While he may disagree with Grace's approach, he sees her rights and freedoms as the very things he swore to protect. Otherwise, he confides in Blackbeard, having trained under him during joint training exercises, and has somehow become a friendly, target of Mute, who tells Chul Kyung that he's too quiet.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
8.2.3
  • Vigil will share the same glitching behavior as Nøkk.
  • The ERC-7 Video Disruptor will not be deactivated when performing certain actions, such as shooting, and instead will trigger the glitch effect on cameras.
  • Vigil won't be immune to Lion Lion's EE-ONE-D and Grim Grim's Kawan Hive. Both gadgets will detect him, but he can prevent being pinged by activating the ERC-7.
7.1.0
  • The Bulletproof Camera will now lose signal after 10 seconds when placed outdoors.
6.4.0
  • Defenders can now rotate the Bulletproof Camera and use it to fire EMP bursts that disable opponent devices.
6.2.0
4.4.0
4.2.0
  • ERC-7 cloaking
    • It now use the same new gauge behavior system that we have introduced with Nøkk.
    • It can be activated at any time (even while refilling) if above 20% ratio.
4.1.3
  • Vigil is immune to Lion's EE-ONE-D scan while using his ERC-7
3.3.0
3.2.0
  • Vigil's Barbed Wires have been replaced with a Bulletproof Camera
  • 3 Speed operators now move slightly slower
  • Operators now move faster with a pistol out
3.1.2
  • Electronic Rendering Cloak will deplete its charge in 12 seconds, down from 30 seconds
  • Electronic Rendering Cloak will now recharge in 6 seconds, down from 12 seconds
2.4.0
  • New Operator

Gallery[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

Useful links[edit]

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