- "Hello there."
- — Turner's catchphrase, said here just before shooting a target in the head at point-blank range.
Cpt. Aaron V. "Beast" Turner is a roleplay character, and a member of both the U.S. Army Rangers and later Task Force 141. He has contributed in part to the events of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, both directly and indirectly.
Born in Norilsk, Siberia, to a Russian father (capitalist) and an American mother (communist), Aaron Turner enjoyed a happy childhood until the age of 10. In 1999, a proto-Ultranationalist Party called the Sons of Stalin took over the village he lived in, cutting all communications with the outside world. Both his parents were killed on the day they seized power, and Aaron was thrown in a labor camp to be trained as one of their own. Following severe disobedience, including the brutal murder of a supervisor with a knife, Aaron was transferred to a warehouse-turned-gulag in the outskirts of the village circa 2001, to be used as a hostage. In 2005, Aaron escaped the gulag after snapping his warden's neck. He then made his way to the U.S. and taught himself math, history, geography and physics, along with several languages including Spanish, German, Arabic and Japanese. At age 18, Aaron joined the army. His pre-existent knowledge in battle, along with skills of his own, allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks. In the space of six months, he rose to the rank of captain. He participated in the assault of Khaled Al-Asad's supposed hiding location. The Hind Aaron was in got disabled by the nuclear bomb's EMP, although he was outside the weapon's lethal range. After Zakhaev's death, he was sent to TF141.
Having undergone instense training since childhood, Turner is in peak physical condition. He also possesses split-second reflexes and a high tolerance for pain. Although an excellent marksman, Turner prefers close combat, where his physical attributes give him an advantage. During his two-year stay in the States, Turner trained extensively in parkour, and frequently uses this skill for rapid movement and CQC. Cpt Turner always keeps twin combat knives by his sides, and at least one pair of high-caliber pistols. Specializes in stealth, recon and assassination missions.
Scarred by his childhood, Turner displays strange and, at times, antisocial behavior. He speaks very little and only when necessary. A lone wolf, he prefers to take missions on his own and distances himself from all but a handful of teammates. Although cold and unemotional most of the time, Turner occasionally displays a penchant for brutality. Some of his victims have been found mutilated, and one such unfortunate soldier was found with his throat torn out, with visible bite marks around the wound. Despite this, no victim has been found with more than one wound on their body, and their deaths are (usually) near-instantaneous. This modus operandi has earned Cpt. Turner his moniker of "Beast".