Corporal Godfrey Peaton (COG tags CSID 7UWG38-F72G3-FU) was a Gear and member of the elite Onyx Guard, who fought during the Pendulum Wars, Locust War, and Lambent Pandemic. After serving faithfully for more than a decade as part of the 2nd Onyx Guard Infantry, Peaton found himself as one of the few survivors of the unit after it was destroyed during the Battle of Ephyra. After regrouping at Jacinto City, Peaton was assigned to a regular Gear squad along with fellow survivor, Sergeant Timothy Dwyer.
Despite the difference in operations, Peaton attempted to maintain his same proficiency; unfortunately, during the Siege of Jacinto, his squad was attacked by Locust and most of the regular Gears were killed. Only Peaton and Dwyer managed to survive long enough to be rescued by Lieutenant Colin Davis of Charlie-142 and evacuated with them when the city was sunk. After the Sinking, Peaton and Dwyer were reassigned to be the personal body guards of Lieutenant Colonel Donald Berkeley.