Born into a minor noble family on Blackjack, Dakkar Raleigh was enrolled into the Blackjack school of combat with the expectation of entering military service. However, the Steel Viper conquest of the planet in 3052 put paid to that plan; Dakkar, rather then fighting in the defence of his homeworld chose to abandon his comrades and flee off-world, disguised as a civilian.
After the Tukkyid truce, Dakkar sought opportunities to reclaim his family’s fortune. Putting together a small mercenary unit, he planned to launch a raid on the world aiming at reclaiming as much as he could from his family’s estate. While he couldn’t find backing for such a scheme, he did manage to assemble a small unit for the deal. This unit attracted the attention of Danae Weiss as she was assembling her own mercenary group, and the two of them agreed to incorporate his unit into hers.
Dakkar benefited greatly from Captain Dyron’s defection; he was promoted to take her place due to both his previous leadership experience and his oft-stated declarations of loyalty to Major Weiss. Since then, he has remained as commander of the Charlie Company, but has recently begun to express concern over the company’s depleted strength.
Dakkar sees himself as being a survivor. Others would call him a coward or opportunist. He rarely does anything unless he knows it’s in his best interest, and that there is no risk to him. However, he’s also clever enough to hide this fact, and is an expert at putting on an impressive façade. A liar and cheat, he gives the impression of cunning and sophistication to hide his many shortcomings.
Despite this, he is an excellent planner and tactician, and has impressive organisational skills. He is also rather dedicated to Major Weiss, possibly to the point of infatuation. The result is that his bravery seems to be directly proportional to her presence.
Dakkar is a short, slimly built man with sharp features. He has greasy, thinning brown hair and blue eyes. He has a taste for expensive clothing, and always carries a concealed gun.