Michael Casey (DECEASED)
Rank: Major
Callsign: Iceman
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 2623
Date of death: 2656 (age 33)
Home planet: Earth
Affiliation: Terran Confederation
First Appeared: Wing Commander I

Michael "Iceman" Casey is a fictional character in the computer game Wing Commander. Iceman is an excellent pilot and plays a couple of roles as Christopher "Maverick" Blair's wingman throughout the computer game series.

Casey should not be confused with Tom "Iceman" Kazansky from the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Personal Biography[]

In the fictional Wing Commander universe, Michael "Iceman" Casey served in the TCS Tiger's Claw adequately but with little inspiration. He was considered to be assigned to another area when tragedy had struck for Casey. In late 2649, his first wife and 15-month-old daughter were killed in a Kilrathi raid on Vega VII, and his other daughter, Julia Casey, was taken prisoner. Angered by this news, Casey's kill ratio nearly doubled immediately and his kill score continued to rise. His dispassionate, emotionless demeanor earned him a new callsign, "Iceman."

In Wing Commander I, Iceman continues to serve under the Confederation and is still on board the TCS Tiger's Claw. In the year 2655, good news was to come to Iceman. Iceman received word that the TCS Jerusalem had intercepted a Kilrathi slave ship, and that his daughter, Julia, was among those on the ship. Shortly after Firekka Iceman met a waitress named Kylie Sarah Richards. A few months later they married and had a son, Lance. Life was looking good for Iceman for a bit until tragedy struck. Six weeks after his second marriage however, Michael Casey was killed in action on a deep space patrol in the B'shriss system. Christopher Blair brought back his life-pod, but the official report of his death omitted the fact that he was found in pieces. In Wing Commander: Prophecy, Jacob "Hawk" Manley, a close friend of Iceman's since his assignment on the Tiger's Claw, explained that Iceman's body was found the way it was because the Kilrathi took in his life-pod, killed him in that fashion, and afterwards, put his remains back in the pod and left it adrift for Confederation pilots to find. This part of the report was omitted to prevent traumatizing Iceman's family even more.

Michael "Iceman" Casey had achieved three hundred and sixty seven Kilrathi kills during his nine-year career in the Terran Confederation. Seven of those years were spent on the TCS Tiger's Claw, along with pilots like Christopher "Maverick" Blair. He was one of the most decorated pilots of the Confederation and even had a flight maneuver named after him.

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